Post Tagged with: "Touch"

Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

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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Biosphere / Deathprod :: Stator (Touch)

Geir Jenssen and Helge Sten, Biosphere and Deathprod, respectively, are two of the most prominent names in Norwegian music. Now, they line up for another round. But don’t collaborate. Geir Jenssen and Helge Sten, Biosphere and Deathprod, respectively, are two of the most prominent names in Norwegian music. Biosphere graduated from an original take on […]

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Thomas Köner :: Novaya Zemlya (Touch)

Overall, what prevails is the strange affectivity Köner’s seemingly colourless tracts induce—their depth of field as against the disengaged ambiguity of Enovian Ambient’s play of surface. “Listening to his music, we escape the habitual notion of time and space, facing a sense of eternity or infinity that is both stunning and frightening.” (Thierry Charollais, Novaya […]

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Christian Fennesz :: Aun: The Beginning And The End Of All Things (Ash International)

Fennesz’ score is likely the most accessible music he has ever written, capturing the nexus of nature and civilization—the sea, the city of Tokyo, the grand modernist question mark that is the city of Brasilia, the forest clad in snow—that is the stage for Honetschlager’s story of hope and despair, imagination and the cold, hard […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2012 :: September 26th—30th (Seattle, WA)

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s installment was five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and featured performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning the spectrum […]

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Mika Vainio :: Fe3O4 – Magnetite (Touch)

Terror inducing atmospherics aside, Magnetite is a marvelous snarling visceral work. Fans of fearful heavy drone plus Tim Hecker, Keith Fullerton Whitman and Ryoji Ikeda style sound art experiments will be enthralled. [Release page] Music comes in many forms. It can waft past your ears without a care in the world, barely tickling your eardrums with […]

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Biosphere :: N-Plants (Touch)

Typically situated on or near the shores of Japan, frequently adjacent to or in the shadow of a hill or craggy land mass, Jenssen has managed to capture perfectly the slightly sinister, otherworldly stillness of these seemingly abandoned or silent sites and structures. [Release page] It’s been just shy of five years since the jazz-flecked Dropsonde […]

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TOUCH :: 3View 2011.2

Resplendent in founder Jon Wozencroft’s distinctive sleeve designs, Touch is always mindful of quality both aesthetically and musically, and continues to deliver the best in experimental electronic listening music that is high in concept and creativity. Touch has long been a label that embraces experimental electronic music by an array of respected musicians, many who […]

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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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Biosphere :: Dropsonde (Touch, CD/LP)

(08.18.06) Subject to a confused and confusing release pattern, the new full length release by Biosphere arrived not a moment too soon, only to prove a crushing disappointment. Originally released in the latter half of 2005 as a six track mini LP, the CD version didn’t emerge until February 2006. It expanded the album to […]

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