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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

Plague Week: Paul D. Miller – Viral Sonata album review

Paul D. Miller – aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid – pushes the sampler to its ultimate musique concrete potential on Viral Sonata, the first post-Human “hardcore hip-hop album with … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sounds From Underground: NCHX – B-O-M album review (Plastic Horse)

A compendium of underground electronics, Nochexxx’s fifth LP is a tube journey through acid, techno, electroacoustics, radiophonics, IDM, and bass music. B-O-M opens with the sound of a tube station, … Continue reading

December 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jodie Lowther – The Cat Collects album review

Jodie Lowther’s fourth solo album is less an album than a spectral landscape to get lost in, over and over. It’s spellbinding.  Imagine, if you will, a flickering curtain of … Continue reading

September 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mixtape Of The Week: Kindred Spirits – The Next Time You Have A Nightmare, Remember This Mixtape

embarking with the pale dead – coffins under sail – women with dead hair – pale white bakers – a dark purple river – the silence of death There are … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Solstice! Hermione Harvestman – SOLIS : A Sonic Solstice Ritual for Winter Witches & Third Speaker in the Locus Tempus (1979)

Warm Synths For A Long, Cold, Dark Night When you think of midwinter rites and rituals, you likely think of yule logs, ancient hymns, spiced eggnog, holly, ivy, fairy lights. … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pastoral Electronics + Proto Ambiance: Bogquake – The Bogquake Tapes (Harmonic Union Music)

drifting organs + dusted riddims from the haunted hinterlands between trvth + fiction. In 1973, after drifting about the western marshland of Hookland County in one of the wilder parts … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Various Artists – An Electrical Storm (Aetheric Records)

Aetheric Records’ stunning new compilation is a perfect storm of drone, lovely ambiance, and harsh noise, in honor of Delia Derbyshire’s classic White Noise project. A storm can have many … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tod Dockstader – Electronic vol. 2 (Mordant Music)

On Feb. 27th, we lost two legends of science fiction. The first, obviously, and most nototoriously, was the passing of Leonard Nimoy, as Spock headed for the Final Frontier. The … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

1700 Monkey Ninjas – You Are The Storm

Even 100 years into its existence, electronic music is usually interpreted as a commodity, judged by its ability to move dancefloors and impress tastemakers. This overlooks the fact that many … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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