Post Tagged with: "Spekk"

Federico Durand :: A Traves Del Espejo (12k)

The music is as beautiful as it is introspective, like a small window of antique glass looking right into Federico’s soul, allowing the listener to explore a mysterious, invisible world that suddenly appears. After a series of amazing releases on awesome labels such as Spekk, Own Records, Home Normal, Desire Path and White Paddy Mountain, […]

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Kazuya Matsumoto :: Mizu no Katachi (Spekk)

Like nature herself, Mizu no Katachi is neither minimalist nor maximalist, but equal-tempered, the earthbound reality of Pythagoras’ postulated “music of the spheres.” Coming from a place where it’s cloudy and rainy all year, percussionist Kazuya Matsumoto says he hears an “accidental orchestra” whenever he takes a walk. For his debut solo album, he decided to […]

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Yair Etziony :: Delphi (False Industries)

A darkly moving and compelling ritualistic ambient release which admits a charming taste for retro kraut-electronic atmospherics. Firstly known for having signed a first effort on the highly acclaimed Spekk label (Japan based structure devoted to a wide range of experimental abstract ambient releases), sound designer Yair Etziony is back with a new tremendous mindscaping effort […]

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Federico Durand & Melodía :: Double review (Spekk/Kaico)

The theme of ‘blurry childhood memories’ is something of a go-to emotion pool for a current breed of ambient and electro-acoustic musicians. It’s one Federico Durand has drawn from over a number of releases from first Spekk outing, La Siesta del Ciprés, through others on Own, Home Normal, and Desire Path. Hosted by Spekk he goes there once more for El Estanque Esmeralda, revisiting […]

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Celer :: Zigzag (Spekk)

Airy, spatial, with shuddering modulations, shades of unquiet, odd disembodied voicings in remotion, suggestive dissonant swells. Celer‘s remote yet intimate tonal stream of consciousness has been a near-constant presence for nigh on a decade. All the more fitting after a 3-year hiatus that boutique Japanese ambient drone soundscape imprint Spekk should swiftly follow Opitope’s Physis […]

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3View :: Chihei Hatakeyama

Since 2006, Chihei Hatakeyama has delivered album after album of thoughtful, exquisitely crafted ambient music, a series of mirages that, although inspired by what he really sees, really only flourish in the mind. Chihei Hatakeyama :: Alone by the Sea (White Paddy Mountain) Chihei Hatakeyama is Alone by the Sea on his first physical release […]

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Moss Garden :: Understanding Holy Ghosts (Kaico)

The tenor of Understanding Holy Ghosts is warm, pacific, contemplative at first blush, but as it goes on, surfaces prove deceptive. More ghostly than holy elements emerge, and Understanding Holy Ghosts ends up walking the Nacht Plank more than taking Autumn of Communion. Lee Norris ranged far and wide across sub-genres from mid-’90s to ’00s, peddling […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: End Summerless Mix

Conspiring with fellow-travellers in ambient-drone and atmospheric electronica, Alan Lockett, Igloo Contributing Editor (aka albient for mixage and audio-scrawl), compiles a document of days. [September 2011] End Summerless: a mix to accompany impressions of a summer now apparently ending, with a strange sense of somehow never having started; not worth talking about perhaps, but listening’s […]

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Ken Ikeda :: Kosame (Spekk)

A physical work of beautiful noise as it is one that vacillates in its own improv juices. The compositions are jagged and oblique, but fun to listen to over time… The work of Ken Ikeda is always outside the norm of any classification, here revealing his most experimental work yet. Kosame is at once a […]

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