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Shortwave Symphonies: Rupert Lally – Hidden Transmissions Vol. 1 (Woodford Halse) cassette review

On his first release for Woodford Halse, Swiss composer/electronic musician/multi-instrumentalist Rupert Hally recreates a lost radio transmission. It’s a reminder of the thrill of curiosity and musical discovery. The internet … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tape Tuesday: Field Lines Cartographer – Formic Kingdom (Woodford Halse) album review

Lancaster’s Field Line Cartographer revives 70s progressive electronics for a concept album about giant ants on his first outing for the essential Woodford Halse cassette label. Ah, the 70s – … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ryan Garbes – Tabbed View (Moon Glyph) album review

On his first solo album in 7 years, Wet Hair/Raccoo-oo -oon noisemonger Ryan Garbes returns with his most immediate, vibrant album to date. As part of some of the most … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Electroacoustic Alchemy: Charlotte Law – Ice Since Fire tape review (Linear Obsessional)

Electric guitars become tidal pools, walls of fog, delicate latticeworks of frost and ice on Ice Since Fire, Charlotte Law’s debut album for the lovely Linear Obsessional cassette label. Electricity … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cosmic Jazz For The Age Of Spiritual Machines: Cloud Diameter – Cloud Diameter 2 tape review

Getachew Mekuria + John Coltrane + Count Zero = Cloud Diameters 2  “The story of evolution unfolds with increasing levels of abstraction.” RAY KURZWEIL, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Opal Tapes August 2019 Batch Review

From deconstructed bass music from Seoul, South Korea to alien hip-hop to subtle noise, Opal Tapes’ newest batch is satisfyingly eclectic and diverse.  It is increasingly uncommon to go to … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Palace Of Swords – La Belle Epoque (2010 – 2014) (Reverb Worship)

La Belle Epoque (2010 – 2014) is an Atlantean opium dream – a sub-aquatic star portal to extradimensional space. La Belle Epoque is what it might sound like if Arthur … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horrorscores: Xunholm – Asleep In The Shattered Mirror (Skrot Up)

There she is, the woman of yr dreams, all silken coal hair and cherry sucking lips. You almost can’t believe she wasn’t standing there a moment ago. The incantation worked! … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Isobel Ccircle~ – The House In Harbour Park (Auditory Field Theory)

Are you familiar with the method of loci mnemonic device for public speaking, where the speaker places the pertinent points of interest around a mental construct of their home? This … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brokenkites – Days Of Distant Stars

Music For Light Travelers While soundtracks for movies that have never existed is not entirely an unprecedented position in the annals of electronic music, Days Of Distant Stars, from the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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