RVNG Intl. · Kate NV – Marafon 15 Kate NV’s next recording, Room for the Moon, will be out on RVNG Intl. on June 12th. The Moscow based artist’s use of minimal grooves has become more fluid, with an assured hand at layering different textures. We have included two teaser tracks via Soundcloud here.Continue reading “Kate NV – Marafon 15 (Audio)”
Supersilent 14 Smalltown Supersound 2018 On Friday September 28th, Supersilent – the experimental trio of Arve Henriksen (trumpet, voice and electronics), Helge Sten (Electronics), and Ståle Storløkken (keyboards and electronics) – released a fourteenth album, their second for the label Smalltown Supersound. The group is best known for performances of “slow jazz:” avant jazz thatContinue reading “Supersilent 14 (Recording review)”
Death and Vanilla have committed a 2015 live performance of the unreleased film score The Tenant (1976) to disc (both magenta LP and CD) for Fire Records (pre-order here). It will be released on February 2, 2018. Check out album track “Dioz Delerium” via the Soundcloud embed below.
Today we are cheering for one of Philadelphia’s finest bands. Bardo Pond will release a new album, Volume 8, on February 2, 2018. We are fortunate that they have decided to share a track from the album ahead of time with us. “Kailish,” a rousing jam riven with flute and distorted guitars, is below.
Photo: Wing Shya Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 2017 recording Async has received a great deal of “deserved” attention, and not only from critics and listeners. A number of musicians have remixed selections from Async, so many that Milan Records will release a compilation of their efforts, Async Reworks, in December. Below, via Soundcloud embed, hear Fennesz’s remixContinue reading “Sakamoto Remixed by Fennesz”
Out this Friday (7/14) via Ghostly International, Patricia’s full length album Several Shades of the Same Color invites the listener into a warmly hued, artfully constructed minimal soundscape. Patricia is the recording name of Max Ravitz, a techno synthesist who has recorded three LPs under the moniker. His advice for listeners is similar to that of minimalist composers such as PhilipContinue reading “Patricia – “Speed Wagon Night Bride” (SoundCloud)”
Here’s one well worth repeated listenings: TALsounds’ Love Sick (via Ba da Bing). Analog synths, overdubbed voices, and generous melodic writing all mix together in a heady concoction of synths of yesteryear and the live loops of today.
Arca’s S/T third LP, was released this past week on XL. Reincorporating more vocals this time out, he combines the song-based compositions of his earlier work with his more recent electronica experiments. Below is an embed of album track “Saunter;” it’s also available on a 12″ vinyl EP from the label.
Guided by Voices’s August by Cake is out on April 7th. It is Robert Pollard’s one hundredth album! TOUR DATES 4/7 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room 4/8 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM@UCO’s Metro Music Fest, The Criterion 4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 4/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 ClubContinue reading “GBV – “Dr. Feelgood Falls off the Ocean””