Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4. Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]
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A post-card from Bristol—post-trip hop, drum’nbass, dubstep, a view beyond The Bristol Sound. Alan Lockett surveys the field, and picks out new sounds from Subtext, Sullen Tone, and Fluid Audio. Moving to Bristol in the 90s offered a vantage point from which to view the rise of a group of artists whose time had come, media-constructed as […]
Artfully as ever, with visuals—blotchy black and grainy grey photos, a figure walking down the middle of a city street, run-down buildings and other urban lowlights—mirroring the music’s doleful air. Go Straight To The Light Of All That You Love finds Andrew Hargreaves—of The Boats, Beppu et al.—as Tape Loop Orchestra in typically pensive mode, hymning ‘the artist’s continual search… searching for […]
Tons of tones—some dissolved in beats, some beatless treatments—in a continuous mix of current ambient and electronic goodies. Igloomag’s Alan Lockett, via audio-meddling alter ego, albient (mixcloud | soundcloud), pours more than a score of ambi-valent shapes and etheric waves into an occluded reverb-trail echo-veil mood-stream. Ambivalentine. Listen… New transmissions come from old familiars Boards […]
Fading time-stretched tunes, recursive arcs and dives unravel in a flux of melodic micro-variations, self-cannibalizing loops succumbing happily to the hiss, run through by fraying threads of saturated tonalities. Andrew Hargreaves has acquired a certain caché as a musical practitioner of distinction, chiefly as one of the captains of The much-feted Boats. But his own […]