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The Circle and The Point / Sleepwalkers Local / Chapels
Split

OK, I THINK this is The Circle and the Point who I'm listening to at the moment and they sound like a right bunch of oddballs - in the nicest possible way of course. There seems to be a weird kind of semi-industrial noise drone loop thing going on which is making me imagine a Lucky Dragons remix of a collaboration between Starving Weirdos and so...view item »

Richard Riggs
Karoshi

On this cassette Richard Riggs has constructed a series of bleak dystopian drones which, according to the press release at least, evoke "the ruins, tendrils, vines and flora of a possible future in which the triumph of vegetation is total", and considering that the tracks have names like 'Half Rusted, Half Collapsed', 'The Waterless Flood' and '...view item »

Reet Maff’l
That’ll Be

This tape of fake history o’er in Derbyshire involves Andy Abott and Luke Drozd going toe-to-toe in a competition of silliness invocation. One of them says things, super deadpan, as if character acting a myriad characters, while the other punctuates the discomfort with sounds both unsettlingly serious and totally ridiculous. It is a joke b...view item »


Emergence

Kate Carr’s Flaming Pines (The Boats, Xu) presents an intriguing compilation of experimental fare from Vietnam. Emergence makes a compelling case for more light to be shone on a scene - and a nation - whose music is often passed over by Western listeners. There ar...view item »

Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

After spending the first decade of his career partially in the realm of normalcy, 1983's Swordfishtrombones, features think-throated singer/songwriter, Tom Waits, engineering a style that has to be experienced to be believed. Acid rock-ish twinkling, vaporous blues riffs, Captain Beefheart-style wackiness and sounds that could have only come fro...view item »

C. Diab
Exit Rumination

All enthusiasm for our work has been sucked out of the Norman offices by some sort of music-breathing warlock, as evidenced by the fact a new C. Diab record came in and literally all of us neglected to give it a listen. Awful. We were all huge fans of his last emo drone mini-opus, ‘No Perfect Wave’, wherein his pop-oriented abstracti...view item »

Open Corner
Empty Pool To No One

Sean McCann’s Recital (Ian William Craig, Daniel Schmidt) present this intriguing record from Open Corner. There is a neat division of labour on Empty Pool To No One - Asha Sheshadri delivers the spoken word, while beneath her passages Christian M...view item »

Cop Tears
Thirteen Harmonies (Cage, 1986)

Cop Tears is an unusual name for a contemporary music ensemble, but hey, that’s what this is: Derek Baron, Andrew Wilhite and Cameron Kapoor...view item »

Zweistein
Trip - Flip Οut - Meditation

Now here is a real epic of obscure trippy magic. From 1970, its Zweistein’s only album, reissued for the first time ever on the same format it was first presented in: a triple album vinyl box-set housed in an elaborate embossed and mirrored sleeve. ...view item »


Danske Båndamatører // Danish Tape Amateurs 1959​-​1976

In a very Numero-esque move the Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology have uncovered hours of reel to reel tape experiments by Danish amateurs who worked outside of the academy. In doing so they have captured a very specific moment in music history, where whole new musical worlds were suddenly availab...view item »

William S. Burroughs
Curse Go Back

This scarcely-released-before William Burroughs work has everything the Burroughs fan could ask for: cut-up techniques were used to create both the text and the tape-recorded reading of the text, so this is a plenty messed-around-with piece of sound poetics. Not to mention old Will’s amazi...view item »

LCC
Bastet

LCC (or Las CasiCasiotone) return to Editions Mego with their second full length album. Bastet continues in the experimental ambient vein of D Evolution utilising field recordings and an array of electronic manipulation, this time with focus on human rituals and movement. For fans of Th...view item »

Anne-James Chaton & Andy Moor
Tout Ce Que Je Sais

Tout Ce Que Je Sais captures a live recording by experimental poet Anne-James Chaton and improvising guitarist Andy Moor (primarily of The Ex), further exploring their long-running duo collaboration in the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The pieces here engage with controversial litera...view item »

Muslimgauze
Drugsherpa

The Muslimgauze reissue series shows no sign of abating, with the late Bryn Jones's massive back catalogue being pored over in more detail than ever before it seems. One of the coolest reissues to spring from this series to date is this expanded version of 'Drugsherpa'. What was originally released as a single-track 27-minute mini album now sees...view item »

The Necks
Unfold

Dozing off: it is tough. The worst place to doze off is on a train, where you are most likely to fuck it and end up in somewhere nobody wants to go like Harrogate (I love Harrogate  - Clint) . The only good place to doze off, beds not included, is at a Necks gig, which I once did, while they were playing their instruments, loudly. I think I...view item »

Alanis Obomsawin
Bush Lady

Constellation’s latest record is an essential find and arguably a massive political artefact. Alanis Obomsawin was a filmmaker and artist who devoted much of her life to telling the stories of Canada’s First Nation families. Before taking on directorial duties, however, she was a songwriter, and after a series of tireless excursions ...view item »

Francis Plagne & crys cole
Two Words

Here’s something thats nice to see: two artists from really rather distinctly different areas finding common ground on which to collaborate. crys cole is a subtle sound artist working with some fairly abstract material, whereas Francis Plagne is a songwriter and player of keyboards and organs. Two Word...view item »

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton
Music and Poetry of The Kesh

Pete Swanson and pals at Freedom to Spend reissue on vinyl a 1985 cassette release of poetry and music by the late author Ursula le Guin and Todd Barton. For her wonderful novel Always Coming Home, Le Guin envisaged a distant post-technological community called the Kesh, living in what is now Northern C...view item »

Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger, James Rushford
Face Time

I’m at a crossroad in my life, here: I’m so excited both at the prospect of a follow-up to the immense ‘Pale Calling’ LP and of an upcoming world cup that I keep billing this as the latest collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Kassel Jaeger and Marcus Rashford. He’s a really good footballer, and might score a few mor...view item »

Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso

Haruomi Hosono, reissued here to the joy of all! Paraiso is the last album of Hosono’s so-called Tropical Trilogy, three albums that deliver on their sunny, juicy, groovy tropical promise. This is the first time that this beautiful material has ever been reissued to vinyl outside of Japan...view item »

Haruomi Hosono
omni Sight Seeing

Haruomi Hosono, reissued here to the joy of all! Omni Sight Seeing was recorded in 1989, during a period where Hosono’s Yellow Magic Orchestra was taking a break. Never one to rest on his laurels, Haruomi spent this time making this beautiful international pop rec...view item »

Haruomi Hosono
Philharmony

Haruomi Hosono, founder of the legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra gets his abstract juices flowing with this exciting avant-garde reissue. Originally released in 1982, Philharmony is a jaunty journey through pop, synth workouts and blissful experimental wonder. Reissued in fine style by Light In The Attic....view item »

Neil Campbell
Unholy Dump

Self-confessed 'hopeless at pastiche' man Neil Campbell AKA Astral Social Club releases Unholy Dump. Here Neil smudges and blurs the essence of some of his formative goth influences. He originally wanted to call the album something even more self-destructive but found out that someone else had already called their record that. Which is a shame, ...view item »

Kink Gong
Erhai Floating Sound

‘Erhai Floating Sound’ is a recording of a live performance which took place on Erhai lake in Yunnan, China in 2010. Kink Gong -- Laurent Jeanneau -- and Julien Claus produced electronic sounds from their fishing boat, floating on the lake, which connected via underwater cables to four other boats, each of them carrying a speaker, to...view item »

Peter Brötzmann / Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala
Hot Lotta

Reissue of Hot Lotta, a one off meeting between some of the greatest minds in German and Finish free jazz. Recorded in 1973, this is a truly savage example of what my jazz hating colleagues would call 'difficult sax music'. You can get a good idea of what this sounds like by ...view item »

Marginal Consort
INSTAL. Glasgow 2008

If all of the records that arrived this week were prehistoric creatures then this gargantuan 4LP set would be the fucking badass T-Rex. There’s like 3 hours worth of audio to consume which is somewhat overwhelming. This Japanese avant-garde improv collective make quite an enchanting sound. Sometimes quiet and meditative to more intense cha...view item »

Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker
A Heart From Your Shadow

Michael Beharie of Zs and Teddy Rankin-Parker (a cellist who has worked with Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros and the like) have known each other for years, but this is their first collaboration, and what a well-considered treat it is. Energetic and intricate music...view item »

Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

Months ago, back when I first started seeing this album on this site, I had it judged by its cover, title and band name. "Brilliant," I thought, "more wannabe 'Mod' twats selling that line about how important it is in working class culture to wear a sharp coat." Fully expecting it to contain the latest forgettable rehash of crappy Mod nostalgia,...view item »

Terminal Lovers
Drama Pit And Loan

We have a record here by Terminal Lovers on Static Records. It's vinyl only and limited to 500 with a free yellow vinyl 7". Its noisy rocky type stuff featuring folks from Pere Ubu & GBV to mention some. Apparently Julian Cope is a big fan........ ;o/...view item »

Fennesz
Endless Summer

Apparently this is an electronic classic spouts Phil so that makes it 3rd hand info at least. It's by FENNESZ called Endless Summer. It's been reviewed before so I don't think my melody driven heads going to help things. I kind of sounds like its being fast forwarded all the time. Pahhh my ignorance. If you like interesting, unique sound...view item »

Ben Vince
Assimilation

Forgive me for acting like a sentimental parent sending off his graduated child, but is Ben Vince all grown up now? I thought he’d peaked with the gorgeously looped sax fantasies of ‘Monuments’, a record of free-flowing woodwind exercises released for Blank Editions last year. Now, with help from a handful of electronic dons wh...view item »

Sun City Girls
Torch of the Mystics

Sun City Girls were responsible for getting yours truly into the conceit of experimental music, while also keeping me at a sizeable distance for many, many years: for every classic piece of Weird they released there was something that made me want to wretch, or something I didn’t understand, or something with a scary title; for every &lsqu...view item »

Grimm Grimm
Cliffhanger

The new record from Japanese expat Grimm Grimm is a fine piece of contemporary psychedelia. Cliffhanger has its roots in the psychedelic folk of Syd Barrett, but also takes in psych-rock, freak-folk ala mid-period Animal Collective and even a little of the Ghost Box ilk...view item »

Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn
Frkwys Vol. 11 : Cantos De Lisboa

RVNG's FRKWYS series is back to team someone youngish I like with someone oldish I like again. This time the youngish Steve Gunn rubs shoulders with the oldish (but still young at heart) Mike Cooper. These recordings come from a meeting the pair had in Lisbon, taking cues from the local Fado music and twisting it into an airy blues-ambient mou...view item »

Steve Reich
Pulse / Quartet

Steve Reich’s office has a huge portrait of Steve Reich looking down benevolently on Steve Reich. Which is kind of like a Steve Reich piece, feeding off itself in a continuous loop. Where Quartet is full of energy and all over the place harmonically, Pulses is a more quiet work - especially for Reich stan...view item »

Biosphere
The Hilvarenbeek Recordings

The Hilvarenbeek Recordings are sourced from an organic (or ‘Bio’ - nice) farm in Holland, and were recorded and assembled for a project at Incubate. The field recordings of nature and bucolic human activity have been subtly pressed into the service of some classic-sounding Biosphere tracks, mixing ambient w...view item »

Rhodri Davies & Louisa Hendrikien Martin
Soldercup

This is the work of Rhodri Davies and Louisa Hendrikien Martin. Davies is extremely active in the experimental / improv / avant-garde scene, being a frequent collaborator, usually playing harp and electric harp. Elsewhere, Martin keeps herself busy in the fields of live sound and visual performance. The foundation of the album was a Harp improvi...view item »

Brian Chase
Drums & Drones II

Brian Chase is the drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but you may be surprised to learn that he has a serious sideline performing and composing in more avant-garde territory. Drums & Drones II is remarkable, with each piece focusing on one single drum but extracting an ocean of immersive sound. Just I...view item »

Jon Collin
Water and Rock Music Volume 1

Feeding Tube Records (Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Thurston Moore) front the fifth LP from slide guitarist Jon Collin. Water And Rock Music, Volume 1 is a more literal title than it may at first appear given that the record actually was recorded on the shores of a Swedish l...view item »

Monopoly Child Star Searchers
Make Mine, Macaw

Moniker-surfing bird aficionado Spencer Clark’s Make Mine, Macaw (released under the Monopoly Child Star Searchers name) is an odd fellow. Very lo-fi and steeped in the exotic imagery of the titular parrot and its eerie layers of flute and samples, it comes out sounding rather like a mix of ...view item »

Acolytes
Rupture

(8) Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir So that every mouth can be fed Pooooooor me Acolytes (8) That’s about the only thing that the work of Desmond Dekker shares with the racket made by this London group. On new LP Rupture, Acolytes combine computer m...view item »

Coil
Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics

Coil's 1999 opus Astral Disaster is an often-overlooked highlight of their extensive discography, centring on sonically vast, emotionally deep Kosmische epics and punctuated with pithier statements. This release presents a brace of unheard tracks and mixes from the album sessions, including the lengthy Cosmic Disaster and a prom...view item »

Laura Cannell & André Bosman
Reckonings

On Reckonings, we get two experimental violinists for the price of one -- this is the debut album from Laura Cannell & André Bosman as a duo. The pair set about channeling medieval cultures and strange alien worlds; herein, ancient melodies co-mingle with the drone of re-imagined, long-asleep Saxons. The...view item »

Ian William Craig
A Turn of Breath - Extended

Q:What do you get if you cross an opera singer with a bedroom recording artist? A:Ian William Craig. A Turn Of Breath was the Canadian artist’s debut album and was noted for smashing two ostensibly wildly disparate genres together, opera and tape experiments. Craig’s voice adds both beautiful and mour...view item »

My Home, Sinking
King of Corns

Enrico Coniglio is a Venetian, a guitarist, a sound recordist and a human with a particular sensitivity to the beauty in the landscape around him. As a sound artist and multi-disciplined musician through his My Home, Sinking guise, he seems to have a definite ability ...view item »

Brötzmann / Miller / Moholo
Opened, But Hardly Touched

Here's an album recorded in 1980 and originally released in '81 from the groundbreaking free jazz mavericks Peter Brotzmann, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo. It's a raucous and squeaky affair of course, but as the press release is quick to point out, it displays the trio's "most accessible approach". Which is to say that it's European free jazz ...view item »

Sapropelic Pycnic
See Sun Think Shadow

Of Spires In The Sunset non-fame, Kathleen Baird has created some of New Weird America’s most nuanced works, honing traditionalism into psychedelia and vice versa. In their most recent incarnation, ‘Beasts In the Garden’, the Spires duo made a record of motifs and droning segues for flute, alto sax and loooooooooooops ...view item »

Circular Ruins
The Thorned Maze

Hazy electronics from Berlin resident Marijn Degenaar, operating under the rather Borgesian name Circular Ruins. The Thorned Maze builds elaborate and spacey synth structures that tend towards darkness, and then leaves the listener to wonder around within them, with captivating results....view item »

Ryan Garbes
Freedom Now

Garbes used to freak it in Raccoo-oo-oon and these days in Wet Hair. Both bands have laid down some killers in their time but I've not heard Ryan perform solo until this moment. I guess he's muti-tracked all his playing here, giving the drums a good old beating, hammering away on the trusty guitar and even going to town on the organ. Initial...view item »

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray
Ichida

Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray are two perhaps slightly under-the-radar artists, though they move in the orbits of the likes of Jim O’Rourke, Chris Corsano and Loren Connors. Their collaboration here is a live flute, electronics, piano, and double bass impr...view item »

Merzbow + HEXA
Achromatic

It’s ya boy Masami baby! Here he is working with HEXA, who are an interesting pairing in themselves: Xiu Xiu man Jamie Stewart and Room40 boss Lawrence English. The structure is one side of Merzbow produced and mixed by HEXA...view item »

AMM
AMMMusic

Avant garde protean Oren Ambarchi slices through the dull swathe of experimental mediocrity to take us straight to the source of some of the most challenging music ever committed to tape with this first ever vinyl reissue of AMM’s 1966 debut album. I remember first listening to this startling record by t...view item »

Richard Youngs
Regions of the Old School

Prolific experimental songwriter Richard Youngs is back once again this week, and this time he’s done a double album, with some compositions extended to marathon length. One such example is opener ‘Insomniac Takeover’ - an entire side of maddening feedback, hand drums and grindingly repetitive vocals, giving the feverish interm...view item »

Annapurna Illusion / Hellvision
Split

Fibreforms
Treedrums

Ooh a new Infraction. It’s been a while. We’ve missed you guys! Anyone remember Kiln? Well before Kiln came Fibreforms and weirdly I was listening to the ‘Stone EP’ recently by these guys (came out in 1997 and is awesome) and then...view item »

The Residents
Diskomo / Goosebump EP (Expanded)

As is now traditional for The Residents, here is an old EP in significantly expanded format, reissued for Record Store Day. 1980’s Diskomo Goosebump EP (Expanded) contains all the original tracks (many of which were played on toy instruments) as well as three extra bonus tracks dating from 1992 and 2000. ...view item »

Rauelsson
Vora

Sonic Pieces return with a tastefully packaged little outing from Rauelsson a.k.a Raúl Pastor Medall. You may remember the artist from the Heather Woods Broderick compiled ‘Portland Stories’ compilation or perhaps from his ...view item »

Evan Parker
Evan Parker With Birds (For Steve Lacy)

A superb recording from 2005, now reissued for your fresh listening pleasure. Evan Parker that most circular breathing of British free improvisers, here pits his extended saxophone techniques alongside birdsong recordings by John Coxon and Ashley Wales: yeah, the title Evan Parker With Birds...view item »

DD Newmole
The Twilight Fires, Volume Two

Also in on I Absentee is a 3" CD by D.D. Newmole entitled 'The Twilight Fires: Volume Two'. It sounds pretty cool actually, it's basically a load of remixes by Phasen, JDSY Battery Collection, Naphta and JK (who had a 12" out on Rephlex recently). It's quality material all round with each remixer adding their own flavour. Decent electroni...view item »

Luis Perez
Ipan In Xiktli Metzli

Interesting one, this. Luis Perez was one of the first people to undertake detailed research on the pre-colonial musical traditions of his native Mexico. In the early 80s, after almost a decade of travelling the country and recording the folk musics of the Ma...view item »

Providien
Followed By A Wraith

It's too early for this crazy business. Hailing from the grimy Midwestern state of Ohio, this duo of Mark Van Fleet and Nathan Reynolds do their damnedest to replicate the sound of your worst Gothic nightmares to tape. This album is outright noise insanity! Primarily a collection of collages and cut-up home recordings, these sloth-like movements...view item »

Nuno Cananvarro
Plux Quba

Plux Quba was first issued in 1988, to little attention. But over the years (following a reissue courtesy of Jim O’Rourke in 1998), people have recognised the value of Portugal’s Nuno Cananvarro and this, his masterpiece of sampletastic abstracted electronics. Reissued in a replica of the or...view item »

Orphax
Die Helden Sind Nicht Mehr

I could have sworn we'd had things in by Orphax before. The name rang a bell... but after a quick hunt we'd had bugger all from 'em. Which just goes to prove I don't know what we sell anymore... too many records coming out! Well Orphax is an Amsterdam based musician called Sietse Van Erve and he tends to do traverse the droney way of doing thing...view item »

Pierre Mariétan
Rose Des Vents

Described by Clint as “the most annoying album of all time”, I’ve assigned myself to this one in the name of counterpoint. Full disclosure: he was concentrating very hard and I think this record of sonic geography took him too far away from our Holbeck office and too far into French suburbia. Understanding what Pierre Mari&eacu...view item »

Moggi
Omaggio Ad Einstein

This is a tasty little unexpected treat: dating from 1976, Omaggio Ad Einstein is made up of 23 brief tracks of experimental electronics, noisily clicking and twitching away. The short (sub-two minutes) lengths mean we get to hear lots of ideas from Moggi and none of them get stale. Available as regular black vinyl or a...view item »

Nick Kuepfer
Rural Route 7

Number 7 in the series is here and if you're not familiar, the previous releases have been by Damien Valles, Machinefabriek, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Gentlemen Losers and more folks! Lovely little things they are as well and they include download codes which is good for you mac loving types who struggle with 3" CD's. The series has largely been drone ba...view item »

Cristal
Cristal

) Cristal S/T CD which is chap from Labradford/ Aix Em Klemm and a couple of other fellas. This is challenging harsh ambience, feedback sounding not unlike your telly when the programmes finish at 11.30. They do still finish at 11.30? Possibly a bit mantra ish if you're get your head in that frame of mind. It gets interesting...view item »

Pefkin
Inner Circle, Outer Circle

Its the curse of the modern day vinyl lover. Open it up and bits of paper fall out all over the floor. In a remarkable twist I was wondering just yesterday what had happened to Gayle Brogan, a sweet wee Scottish lassie I used to bump into from time to time who was one half of Scottish synth botherers Electroscope...view item »

Charlemagne Palestine
AA SSCHMMETTRROOSSPPECCTIVVE

I’d love to see the inside of a piano that Charlemagne Palestine is hammering away at. The speed and regularity of the hammers moving up and down would be as hypnotic as the music he makes. There’s something otherworldly about his compositions, and to see this would ground them. ...view item »

Ordre Etern
Revolució Soterrada

I mean… it involves someone pally with Nurse With Wound, so I wouldn’t expect a party bag. Ordre Etern is an industrial noise project straight out of Spain, using the transgressions of barbed-wire power electronics, dark ambient and general loud shouting to say some vague things about the &ldqu...view item »

The Eternal Chord
Semper Liber

Interesting release from Touch here. Spire is a project run by organist Charles Matthews and curator Mike Harding that intends to update the organ for the 21st Century. In the case of Semper Liber, Spire recorded new duets from artists including Anna von Hausswolff and ...view item »

AILS
The Unraveling

The Flenser have flensed another flensing. Thank goodness. In all honesty I just googled what ‘flense’ means in its verb form and I, a squeamish metalhead caught forever in a self-sabotaging paradox, don’t feel good about it. Here’s Ails; blame them not for these ills. Christy Cather and Laurie Shanaman were part of an av...view item »

Neil Campbell & Robert Horton
Trojandropper

Astral Socialite and former Vibracathedral Neil Campbell and The Appliances’ Robert Horton are an unlikely pairing for a collaboration. For sta...view item »


Absence

Absence is a compilation of music that you would do very well to hear: experimental music from Iran. Artists on this stellar roster happen to include relatively big names like Sote and Siavash Amini, but also artists scarcely heard outside of Iran, all boldly exploring their sounds. CDr on Flaming Pines...view item »

R.S. Pearson
Reality from Childhood Remembered as a Dream

First active in the early 1980s Seattle underground, experimental composer R. S. Pearson finally gets to cross “Get an official release with a label” off his to-do list. Collected for vinyl by Serendip Lab, these various short, charming works of arpeggio sequences and sound design also dabble in algorithmic/generativ...view item »

Erik K Skodvin & Rauelsson
A Score for Darling

So here's 'A Score for Darling', which is -- spoiler -- a scored soundtrack to a film called Darling, an apparently emotionally raw tale about the life of a dancer. It's on the ever-reliable Sonic Pieces who love these slightly austere, reverential semi-orchestral soundbites; they've certainly pulled out the usual stops presentation-wise: check ...view item »

Élg
Vu Du Dôme

Heard you’re all in the mood for some sound poetry? Yeah, I heard right. This review is not the sound poem; it is the mere conduit for it, with me as the messenger-boy for a record of troublemaker music concrete. Gorgeous and unnerving, a blessing and an ailment, this is ‘Vu Du Dôme’, the latest record by weirdo producer ...view item »

Ashley Paul
Lost In Shadows

The much lauded Ashley Paul continues to make ghosts a tangible reality on ‘Lost In the Shadows’, her latest concoction of song and stress. A multi-instrumentalist known for divesting her tools of their traditions, she favours tonal angularity and horrifying discordance, creating sparse, spectral works that are still somehow heavy in...view item »

Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger
Duo

Another of Bailey’s early Incus records reissued by Honest Jons, this time a 1976 set pairing the guitarist with American cellist Tristan Honsinger. Bailey’s collaborative appearances were always quite a different prospect than his solo work. The musicians are heard playing in both n...view item »

Joe Talia
Tint

'Tint' is the first album from Aussie native Joe Talia in over a decade, and it's a doozy. An electro-suite that brings together modular synths, Revox tape machines and slamming percussion (as is Talia's M.O.), this record veers between austere minimalism and extraordinary lushness, his dynamic free jazz revealing a playful spon...view item »

Nu Nog Even Niet
#1 & #2

Nu Nog Even Niet is a collaborative project between songwriter Chantal Acda and poet Lotte Dodion. The pair glide through two spare, spectral works on this release. Spindly bundles of piano and violin are fogged with reverb as the duo breathily deliver their verse. The overall effect is as if ...view item »

Captain Maurice Seddon
The Seddon Tapes - Volume 1

The latest discovery from the always sterling Paradigm Discs is this selection of material from a remarkably strange English eccentric named Captain Maurice Seddon. These twelve pieces, recorded between 1968 and 2003, are a mixture of audio diaries, letters a...view item »

Matchess
Somnaphoria

Limited to 500 copies on coloured 12” vinyl from Trouble in Mind. Break-away experimental solo project from Chicago based Whitney Johnson (Verma). Soothing and explorative mixing of classical music and modern electronica elements, with tape loops, oscillators and violas backed by virtually-not-there ghostl...view item »

Derek Bailey
Solo Guitar Volume 1

A deep classic of British non-idiomatic free improvisation from the ever-inventive Derek Bailey. Solo Guitar Volume 1 combines total instant composition with (shock!) notat...view item »

Aylu
Serum

Argentinian producer Ailín Grad makes something of a departure from her more frenetic tapes for Orange Milk, Memory No. 36 Recordings and outlines, with a delightful snack size CD EP on Sun Araw’s always reliable Sun Ark label. ‘Serum’ comes in five little micro doses and exudes an exquisite, serene energy. Ailín&...view item »

Franco Battiato
Clic

Franco Battiato’s 1974 album Clic is back in print thanks to the efforts of Superior Viaduct: check it out. Clic is a ...view item »

Liz Allbee & Burkhard Beins
Mensch Mensch Mensch

Liz Allbee & Burkhard Beins are composer-improvisers residing in Berlin, and the fertile improvisatory electro-acoustic scene of that city is audible in this LP on alt.vinyl. Mensch Mensch Mensch contains Allbee’s trumpet and Bein’s unorthodox percussion, as well as fiel...view item »

Nurse With Wound
Sinister Whimsy For The Wretched

2CD set of the out of print Nurse With Wound albums, Sugar Fish Drink and Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven. Can the music live up to the oddness promised by the titles of these things? Honestly, probably. Some of the tracks might be familiar to fans of Nurse With Wound but ...view item »

Jackie-O Motherfucker
Bloom

Ah yes, the swear band. I always have time for them. Their name is a great deceit considering how I have always very much enjoyed their music and found none of it to be cussworthy. On the new and extremely floral ‘Bloom’ they make music that does at least fit album description: their mix of wobbly acoustic drones and ecstatic mumbled...view item »


S&S Presents: Dreams

This collaborative release between Cascine Records (Chad Valley, Korallreven) and blog Stadiums and Shrines features eighteen excursions into all areas of ambience. They cast their net wide on S&S Presents: Dreams - Buchla wizard Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith...view item »

Psychedelic Horseshit
Magic Flowers Droned

When bands with names like Psychedelic Horseshit come along I always find my curiosity gets the better of me. While it's on I thought I'd write a few words about it just so you know if it is indeed horseshat or not. Magic Flowers Droned is a CD and LP on the newly regenerated Siltbreeze label. It's a right ole lo fi shambling mess with it's heart i...view item »

Scott Walker
Bish Bosch

Experimental pop godfather and widely acknowledged “godlike genius” Scott Walker is back with only his fourth proper solo album since the Walker Brothers disbanded in 1978, and first in six years. I’m afraid that I&rs...view item »

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