Elsewhereness Revisited is a new feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambientological meanderings, random bc-combing, cloud-watching, tube-findings, and a companion mix. Vol. #1: Ramblings of a AMB-man. First, Own Records, once a haunt for lovers of SotL, Basinski, Celer, et al., which after something of a snooze wakes with er… wake from hitherto unknown, kj. NY-based […]
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Creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy. As Vidna Obmana (“optical illusion” in Serbo-Croatian), Belgian mega-artist Dirk Serries released nearly seventy albums of original material, creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy, between the mid-eighties and the mid-2000s. Often mentioned in […]
So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]
Equipped with only cassette player and guitar, respectively, the duo first lay low, moving unmarked through a sunken lane in the landscape, shoulder-high, green embankments veined with knotty roots, worn by the erosion of rolling tape hiss. Then they took flight. While visiting Japan, Argentina’s Federico Durand spent some time with Chihei Hatakeyama. Equipped with only cassette player and guitar, respectively, […]
Moonlit Invocations is modernist art, a Cubist canvas on a cocktail napkin. Fjordne (Fujimoto Shunichiro, also known as “FjS”) first came to my attention with The Setting Sun in its magnificent art edition designed by musician/graphic artist April Lee, a recording about “listening to touching,” as I wrote, of strings and piano keys, music that “wants to be […]
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 […]
Lovecadio Hearn is joyful and colourful and incomparable. “Neo” something, that’s for sure. Neo, but not the least bit pseudo. Neohachi is a ”fancy and comical electro unit” (darling!) using “hand operated synthesizers” (hilarious!) to hand-stitch some kind of utterly singular neo-fourth world music with a dash of the kosmische. Its debut album is dedicated […]