Alexandra Drewchin’s Eartheater project continues to go from strength to strength, but it’s her 2015 debut album Metalepsis that gets a re-issue treatment courtesy of Hausu Mountain. Four years later, it’s still striking, like a seriously avant-garde take on the bucolic work of Seventies English folk artists.
Experimental saxophonist and Horse Lords member Andrew Bernstein releases his latest solo LP via Hausu Mountain (Eartheater, Mugen). The technical prowess on display on An Exploded View Of Time is simply astonishing. Bernstein puffs endless billows of sound from his horn, creating dizzying and hallucinatory minimalist compositions that bring to mind a more frenzied rendering of Philip Glass.
Chicago’s music underground is such a busy and bustling place that one can happily take part in multiple different scenes at once: such is the way with Ben Billington of Quicksails, who can also be seen in a number of other acts. Here on Mortal, he carves out busy compositions from a stack of electronic and acoustic sources. This LP could fit in a few of those Chicago scenes at once. LP on Hausu Mountain.