Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399

Experimental / Avant-garde / Sound Art / Field

1401-1500 of 1845 items. « Prev  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »

Carter Tutti Void
Transverse

Four movements of prime exploratory proto-techno pulse and cyber-tropical headcleansing here from Factory Floor's young femme fatale and the less demented half of legendary musical game-changers Throbbing Gristle. Well, I don't know how much less demented. This is the creepier counterpar...view item »

Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland
Black Is Beautiful

Looks like it's my responsibility to come up with some insights into the current output from Dean Blunt And Inga Copeland a.k.a Hype Williams. Kinda curious as to why they're not using their proper name anymore. It'd be sad if...view item »

Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

A classic from the infinitely capable Jim O’Rourke, treating the listener to four ten-ish minute guitar-led instrumentals, the guitar augmented with various other sounds. For all the noise-making found elsewhere in O’Rourke’s career, he certainly has a way with a melody, and each of these track...view item »

Various
Phrenology

The Runnningonair label serves up a nice little comp CD which was released for a show they’ve done/ are doing. I can’t possibly tell you which! It is/was available at the show and a few have been made for mail order from selected outlets. Each of the artists playing the show contributed a ...view item »

Josh Mason
Jeremiad

I can’t find any info out about this dude anywhere. I’m guessing he’s American as this was recorded in Florida and it’s a personal lament about US TV being a bit shit. I guess if he was from anywhere else in the world then he wouldn’t care. I do like Breaking Bad ...view item »

Liz Christine
Sweet Mellow Cat

Here’s a newie on Flau by Liz Christine. There’s little for me to go on with the press release as it’s basically just a poem and a tracklisting, so I can’t give you any background info on her. I’ll make some up. Liz wa...view item »

Drop Out Venus
Elastic Teen Rent / I Kill Foxes

Well, this is a pretty confusing 7” and I couldn’t initially tell which of these songs was the A side so I’m starting out here with ‘I Kill Foxes’ which is a crunchy post-grunge song which recalls ‘90s artists like Juliana Hatfield or Tracy Bonham or ...view item »

Cut Hands
Black Mamba (The Album)

Professional grimacing noisy bastard "Lovely" Bill Bennett (as me girlfriend likes to call him after he cadged a ciggie off her at Supersonic) brings forth the percussive terror once more on his second Cut Hands long player. This stuff is so portentous a...view item »

Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox
Connected

Oren Ambarchi has released countless records this year, both solo and collaborative works. He appears to be unstoppable at the moment and has unleashed some real gems. Fellow upsidedown land cohort Robin Fox is also a great artist in his own right. A master of the...view item »

Matmos
The Ganzfeld EP

This is possibly the strangest multi-media package we’ve ever had in by anyone. On a baffling array of formats, you also have a difficult choice to make with two different styles of headphones on offer so you can really dig the “sonic stylings” as these two legendary mad old b...view item »

Autistici
Beneath Peaks

From the echoing zoo of sound that is the kick-off aural structure here, you know you're on interesting ground with an Autistici release. David W Newman is an experimental sound artist of visionary proportions, his productions are steeped in...view item »

Tomutonttu
Hylyt

Kemialliset Ystävät head honcho and Avarus, Tuusanuuskat and the Islaja band part-timer Jan ...view item »

HazelEye And The Pad
HazelEye And The Pad

My immediate response to this CD was one of confusion. The goofy name, presented on the cover in about five different fonts, made me think it might be some kind of joke, but then when I look closer, and indeed listen, it’s actually quite serious, pretty, minimalist melodic folk son...view item »

Andrew Paine & Richard Youngs
Rotten Masters EP

A noisy effort from these two experimental pillars. It’s three tracks of scree which resembles a Napalm Death concert taking place in a padded cell. It’s saved from unlistenability by wild scattershot beats and eer...view item »

Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan

It must take an awful lot of work to be as annoying as Dirty Projectors. The whole thing screams New York Art School at you so loud that you just want to hurl the thing out the window and listen to that new Stock Aitk...view item »

Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti
Gramercy

On this CD we’ve got a neoclassical/dark ambient collaboration between that clarinetist Gareth Davis and that cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, which runs the gamut from slow, malevolent, breathy scrapes and scrapey breaths to s...view item »

Invisible Sports
The Future Tastes

How many guys out of Volcano the Bear are releasing solo albums this week? I think this is the third and possibly the weirdest - though the others are not exactly chart fodder. This is basically a jazzy romp through the neth...view item »

Luciano Berio / Mike Patton
Laborintus II

With each of Mike Patton's solo releases, I have no idea what to expect, and Laborintus II is no different. The description of Laborintus II sounds like a madlib: Experimental rock vocalist and pioneer Mike Patton has released an avant-garde poem from the 1960's about the work of Inferno author Dante Alighieri that tries to communicate the autho...view item »

Ekca Liena & Spheruleus
Mapping The Boundary Layer

Ekca Liena and Spheruleus team up for an ultra atmospheric collaboration that is literally about atmospheric conditions. Yes, that’s right - the duo have taken the theme ...view item »

Central Living
Dune Church

Aw yeah. I wish I was on enough drugs to enjoy this album properly...it features the dusky twinklings of Steve Gunn getting up close and personal with the electronic twitchings and dronings of a man I’m less familiar with n...view item »

Yek Koo
Love Song For The Dead C

Yek Koo is the alias of Metal Rouge's Helga Fassonaki, and this LP is vaguely dedicated to NZ weirdos Dead C, wi...view item »

Graham Lambkin
Millows

Year Of No Light & Thisquietarmy
Year Of No Light & Thisquietarmy

On this record France's semi-ambient post-metal noodlers Year Of No Light have teamed up with Montreal semi-ambient post-metal noodler Thisquietarmy for a whole LP of immersive doomy jams. Each band throws in a single long comp...view item »

Theapplesofenergy
Mirror / Echo

This is the debut offering from Steve Gribbin, under his pseudonym theapplesofenergy. The title apparently refers to the fact that the album was recorded half in Gribbin's tiny flat and half in the open wilds of the Campsie Hills in Scotland. I'm totally enjoying how this has been construc...view item »

Various
Rivers Home - Vol. 2

If you've not been squashed and disfigured by the EU drone mountain then here's some CDs which fell off the Australian drone mountain. The Rivers Home series are 5 x 3” CD sets and there's two sets (so t...view item »

Various
Rivers Home - Vol. 1

If you've not been squashed and disfigured by the EU drone mountain then here's some CDs which fell off the Australian drone mountain. The Rivers Home series are 5 x 3” CD sets and there's two sets...view item »

Malorix
Recyclist- Malorix Recycled

I'm having a hard time actually figuring out what's on this record. It's some kind of remixes by the looks of things, but whether it's Malorix remixing other artists or the other way around is difficult to fathom from either the artw...view item »

Black Dice
Mr Impossible

Black Dice are the fucking BONG. Always have been, always will be. They've been kicking up shit for so long that it's got to the point that even the converted are ripping 'em a new asshole (Vice / Loud And Quiet - I'm looking at you dick-nuts) and writing them off for whatever fucking hip...view item »

Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers
Rupture

Off to see NWW do his dream-sleep experiment tomorrow in Newcastle. I'm very excited, right down to the point where I'm considering investing in some new pyjamas. They'd have to be plastered with the TG logo or summat so I didn't look uncool and non-industrial. This CD isn't quite what I'...view item »

Konntinent
Closer Came The Light

You should be reasonably familiar with this chap by now as we've been singing his praises for some time now. Degrees, Integers was genius and it's still one of my favourites now. What's amazing about this album is all the tracks were recorded in a single take! He creates beautiful soundsc...view item »

Max Bondi
Convolution

The name's Bondi, Max Bondi. I'm soooo funny.  Max has a new album out, his 2nd to be precise and it's called Convolution. It's on the Tartaruga label which means it's a thing of beauty. It's packaging in a brown hand stitched digipack thing which has been screen printed and there's a...view item »

Kleefstra/ Bakker/ Kleefstra
Griis

This is a trio of Netherlands based people who have collaborated with the likes of Machinefabriek (haven't they all?) Peter Broderick (er....haven't they all?) Gareth Davis, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines and Danny Saul. What they produce is  murky, morose sorrowful guitar textures overlaid...view item »

Towering Breaker
Proper Motion

Towering Breaker is a new duo made up of Ben Knight of Helheston and Jack Allett, a.k.a Spoono. 'Proper Motion' is their first LP on Psykick Dancehall, a new label set up by Allett. This righteous display of out right noise experimentation is split into two compositions over one 12" slab of wax. 'Proper Motion' is a seriously strange slice of ...view item »

Mike Wexler
Dispossession

On first listen, this is very lovely stuff - we'll see, over time, whether its pleasures are passing or permanent. For now, though, Wexler's sounds to me are not too unlike, say, Nick Drake taking the vocal spotlight on a John Martyn album circa 1973. But more than either of thos...view item »

Wet Hair / Naked On The Vague
Split

Night-People return with a couple of newies, this one being a split between Iowa's Wet Hair & Sydney's Naked On The Vague. I have faint memories of hearing both these duo's in action but my brain ain' t helping much with the details so I'll have to take this one on face value. First up we have four psych tinged compositions from Wet Hair. Op...view item »

Keith Fullerton Whitman / Mike Shiflet
070325 b/w 080409

The man KFW takes up his side with what appears to be a live recording from 2007 utilizing (presumably) his modular synthesizer setup. He builds from scratch with analogue rumbles that evolve into tweaked sorta doomed out futurist blasts of neon light across a black landscape. It doesn't take long before things get a little nasty sounding with h...view item »

Akke Phallus Duo
Terroir/ Pissoir

These saucy guys are Jon Marshall who also stars in The Hunter Gracchus, Le Drapeau Noir, Singing Knives Records, Vampire Blues etc and Ben Morris from Chora and Le Drapeau Noir. Here the two experimentalists' swapped recordings with each other and the remit was they could do what they like to each others recordings...view item »

Erikm
Transfall

Oh my first non-rhythmical recording of the day from Erikm. On the ever dependable sound-art stable Room 40, this is a mad sounding disc of organic improv, insectoid scrunch, free jazz squawk and shuffle, wild-eyed primitivism and throbbing manic glitch. I always enjoy this stuff more on headphones where it isn't forcing Business Lady...view item »

Spectral Armies
The Vanished People

I picked this one up totally at random from our latest batch of Alt.Vinyl releases and have subsequently delighted myself by discovering that it features Ben Jones and Sarah Sullivan of the ever-peculiar Jazzfinger, joining Nick Mott (ex of the equally ace Volcano the Bear) to make a load of fantastically odd sounds, ranging from what could ...view item »

Diamond Catalog
Magnified Palette

Here we have the debut LP from Oregon's Diamond Catalog. One of them was in Indignant Senility and Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting, if that means anything to you. It's pretty weird, kind of a noise/dance/dub hybrid of some kind, based around heavily processed dance beats, which have a muddy, washed out sound like there's a rave going on halfway dow...view item »

Jono El Grande
The Choko King

Step into the madcap world of Jono El Grande (real name John Sausage Leg), who is a madcap multi-instrumentalist from that cold, unforgiving place that is known as Sunderland (all right, he's from Norway). A self-taught musician, artist, composer, prankster and all round bastard, he's bee...view item »

Food Pyramid / Deep Earth
Kollider / Kontraband

Moon Glyph hit us up with a few new releases this week. One that caught my ear is this Food Pyramid / Deep Earth split. Don't know much about either of the acts which makes them all the more promising. Food Pyramids' 'Kollider' kick things of with an epic synth swirls using primitive hous...view item »

Jason Urick
I Love You

Stumbled upon purely by accident, this ambient gem has been a big surprise. There was an immediate sense that Urick’s music wouldn’t be out of place on one of Kompakt’s yearly ‘Pop Ambient’ compilations with its 'blissed-out' layers of dreamy sound. Armed with mantra-like alien vocals and multi-layered samples taken from what sound to be ...view item »

Brainshadows
Wild Cherry/ Ripe

This is a curious little 7” from this “hard-pop duo”. Both these songs are of the minimal psychedelic post-dub style that reminds me of Sun Araw or that French band whose name I've forgotten. I'm not too sure this has anything much to do with pop but on second listen ther...view item »

Andrew Pekler
Sentimental Favourites

Now Dekorder indulge themselves in a set of bastardised mangled late-'60s/early-'70s easy listening from Andy Pekler which in print sounds atrocious but believe me, this is sounding super interesting!! So in many ways this tapped album comes across more like a cosmic ambient record made b...view item »

A Story of Rats
Thought Forms

A Story Of Rats is the work of experimental musician and visual artist Garek Druss. You may be aware of Druss due to his involvement in Seattle duo Dull Knife and Portland's drone metal beats Tecumseh. 'Thought Forms' is his debut LP under his solo moniker and is a tour ...view item »

Astral Social Club
Generator Breaker

The ever reliable Neil Campbell returns with yet another release, this time for Dekorder records. This is Campbell's second LP for the label following his collaboration with High Wolf under the guise of Iibiis Rooge. 'Generator Breaker' continues Campbell's evolution into the blissful a...view item »

The Rebel
M.C.C. (Mouthwatering Claustrophobic Changes)

The Rebel did that funny Andrei Tarkovsky-monikered LP what had the guy's wang out on it and now they've got a new one called MCC (Mouthwatering Claustrophobic Changes). It's all over the place but literally loads of fun. The first tune's an Kraftwerkian electro-tronica party banger and elsewhere you've got crazy Radiophonic-y analogishness, bad ke...view item »

Mike Patton
The Solitude Of Prime Numbers

I find continuity with this album and his broader portfolio of work. This is an evolutionary step overall coalescing his entire body of work with an emphasis on composition and arrangements than any vocals. Which are there but buried in the shadows of the various scores. This seems more mature, in as much as he seems less interested in pushing t...view item »

Simon Fisher Turner / Espen J Jorgensen
Soundescapes

Mute were always a label working on the absolute cutting edge of electronic music but in more recent years fully embraced the more synth pop direction of their output. It is refreshing then to have this cracking album drop on the label that harks back to the experimentalism of some of the labels earlier output. Beginning with the brief but mind-...view item »

King Kong Ding Dong
Youth Culture Index

When that little slaphead dude with the sad eyes and silly t-shirts barks at us the titles of records he wants us, like, to review & stuff, we all shun his democratic ways with sneery lips, hunched, indifferent shoulders and words such as "dunno", "not bothered" & "just give us any old shit & leave us alone, someone's ordered an ante...view item »

Autistici
Amplified Presence

Subtle soundscapes and minimal meanderings (that's adequate alliteration) from UK-based artist Autistici. Autistici creates audio narratives aimed at exploring the interchange between sound and space. Space in this context also includes the subjective space held within the listener. In this...view item »

Krom Monster
Krom Monster

Here's an interesting one. Cambodian instruments with modern day electronics and it's all for charity as the profits raised from the sales of this go towards supporting further musical activity on Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge regime killed approx 90% of musicians and artists over a 4 ...view item »

A Broken Consort
Crow Autumn

Richard Skelton is a really busy chap of late, recordings under his own name & the ABC moniker flying out of the door like rabid pigeons on crack. His use of layered violins & accordian that collide, chatter & swoop around like leaves blowing in a breezy chamber is best enjoyed on headphones. I'm especially drawn into this haunting mele...view item »

Painting Petals On Planet Ghost
Transparent Winter

The Imaginary Soundscapes
A Way Out By Knowing Smile

1401-1500 of 1845 items. « Prev  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »