Rose tinted glasses aside, Brainbox is a seriously impressive undertaking. Six records from some twenty five pioneers, masters and newcomers. This new collection displays another side of Belgian label as a range of styles come into focus, from squirreled out acid and ambient immersion to electronica and glitch. There´s a fair bit of childish innocence that […]
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“They’re so tired of shooting protest singers,” Elvis Costello once sang, “that they hardly mention us.” And yet what can they do but keep singing—or playing, at least—and keep ducking. In reaction to the near-unanimous passing of what amounts to Russia’s anti-gay answer to Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, announced in his latest […]
Lone explorer of this terra—or rather aether incognita back then, Colofon & Compendium consists of sketches and “thinking processes” undertaken in the early nineties and have not been heard before, linked by short pieces originally commissioned for a Mowax compilation but never included and three singles. There is, believe it or not, an actual “Singularity University” […]
The project has taken shape over three years and that patience and craftsmanship is reflected in the final result. Not a sour note. Housed in a very attractive cover with ghosted title over a cover image that is either disturbing or very amusing. Robin Rimbaud is so busy that I get exhausted just reading his […]
Russian label Monochrome Vision offers it up Meditations on Light again, complemented with its flintier, decidedly colder obverse, “Darkerspace,” another piece done in collaboration with visual artist Kathryn Thomas, plus the added enticement of an entire disc of remixes by various friends and acquaintances. [Release page] Many have already praised Simon Whetham‘s soft, warm album […]