Friday, 21 August
Masami Akita presents a reissue of his 2007 CD, 'Zophorus' on Editions Merzbow. We can posibly detect some proper black metal thunder amidst the electronic squall of 'Pt.1' whilst 'Pt.2' is one of his more colourful, pulsating creations, and 'Pt.5' delivers roiling kicks and noise where it hurts the most.
Masami Akita infuses your surroundings with reactive ferric noise in 'Space Metalizer', his 1997 album for Alien8, now reissued on Editions Merzbow. Akita performs noise eletcronics, metals, Novation synthe rack, EMS Synthi A, audio generator, MKII filter bank, Theremaniac theremin, tapes and Moog.
Friday, 24 July
"A record of slowly evolving beauty that gradually unravels its meditative design. Recorded in Norwegian sculptor and painter Emanuel Vigeland' s (1875 -1948) mausoleum in Oslo in 2013. A recording space that is famous for its acoustics and its long and full-sounding reverb. These three tracks utilize both the delicacy and the power of acoustic instruments and human voice in relation to the unique recording space. This is a record that is otherworldly and eerie but also with a great primal expressive force. Performed by four artists from different backgrounds coming together to create this singular set of music."
*Concentrated, Bendy Acid From Computer Rave Hooligans Evol, debuting their first release for Diagonal. RIYL: Belgian Techno, Licking Batteries, Coloured Plastic Discs!* "‘Flapper That’ sees Diagonal invite EVOL — arch propagators of “computer music for hooligans” — to their own, unique establishment for a proper headshrinker of a session. Since Diagonal’s incarnation, EVOL’s hardcore aesthetic and sense of absurdity has been a key influence on the label and Powell’s DJ sets. In effect, 'Flapper That' marks a knowing gurn of respect between these mutually advanced mentalists. The two-part, 20 … Read more
Monday, 22 June
Robert Hampson or Main to his fans has always been an artist to keep a close eye on. With his initial forays into experimental electronics bubbling out of the ether in the mid 1980s as Loop, he's a man with a rich and detailed past and has collaborated with the likes of Jim O'Rourke and Godflesh and recorded for such labels as Fat Cat, Beggars Banquet and Touch. Initially his works as Main (along with ex-member Scott Dowson) were experimentations with the sound of guitar, one could say a pre-Fennesz deconstruction of guitar music, yet as time has passed Hampson has become more and… Read more
Friday, 01 May
Monday, 27 April
Monday, 23 March
**Digital Edition includes a bonus 17 minute track** 'Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera' presents a radical mashup of works by two probing, multidisciplinary artists among the most vital of their generation. First realised as part of a two day performance at Tate Modern called 'Push and Pull', it offers a mutant configuration of Leckey's vocal track from 'GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction' (the eerie inner monologue of a Samsung fridge, as heard on the B-side of his 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore' vinyl and viewable on youtube), scrambled, decomposed and modu… Read more
Monday, 16 March
**A wicked disgrace from Prurient/Vatican Shadow in his lesser-spotted Jezebel costume. FOR ADULTS ONLY** Dominick Fernow's libidinous imagination knows no bounds, as evidenced in his long-awaited 'Exploring Jezebel' shocker for Blackest Ever Black. 'On a Business Trip To London' could be considered the release valve for a hard-touring artist or itinerant noise don, a place to retreat when business is done and playtime begins. Inverting P.E. masculinity with a stilettoed heel, it follows a line of curiosity from a series of releases for Hospital Productions, includ… Read more
Monday, 23 February
**Excellent debut of compellingly visceral new composition by Greek composer for ace new imprint, Holotype Editions. RIYL Reinhold Friedl or Iancu Dumitrescu** "[herewith] is Danae Stefanou’s first full-length solo piano release. The album centers around the tactile exploration of the piano interior as a sonorous surface, and as a resonant chamber. The resultant eight tracks, at times sharp and abrasive, at others densely immersive, aim to convey a physical sense of listening to the piano “from the inside”, rather than upkeeping the convention of appreciating the performance “from a dis… Read more
Monday, 16 February
"Swaggerjack return with their second album of improvised free-noise. Big Church OST is an accidental soundtrack to a non-existent film. Recorded in one session in August of 2014, this second outing for the duo shows a more refined sound built on an increasingly connected partnership and honed by the progression of both John Powell-Jones and Callum Higgins in their numerous other musical projects."
Monday, 09 February
Monday, 02 February
Harbinger Sound serve the results of Phil Julian's stint at Stockholm's hallowed EMS Studio in 2013. Originally recorded for diffusion over the 21-channel Audiorama surround system, this stereo mix condenses the elements to a paltry two channels, but we've only got two ears and one set of headphones so we'll happily make do. There are three pieces on offer: the 18-minute 'Open Form' spans the A-side with shivering microtones and microtemporal rhythms precipitating more invasive psycho-acoustics and desolate drones; B-side 'Corona' deals in bristling, insectoid harmonics and piquant high freque… Read more
Monday, 26 January
Monday, 05 January
Monday, 15 December
Damn, Anòmia do it again, pulling out some proper tricks from behind the ear of Minneapolis' Eric Frye after aces by NMO, Helmer and Veiled in 2014. Manning a hybrid analog/digital modular synthesizer coupled with some software synthesis, Frye presents a suite of uncompromising, fractured electronics at once recalling the spattered tangle of Keith Fullerton Whitman's recent generations, the chess-like stratagem of Rene Hell and the incisive freakiness of Florian Hecker with twelve pieces ranging in scale from super-sparse 4 minutes of spasmodic bleeps to staccato rhythm blatz and deviant miniatures. ACE.
Monday, 24 November
Monday, 17 November
**Desiccated post-hardcore punk by members of Bone Awl for BEB** "Privacy is the new album by Raspberry Bulbs. Their second full-length offering for Blackest Ever Black, following 2013’s Deformed Worship, Privacy is a defence of the anti-social, the secretive, and the inward-looking; a call to resist the contemporary obsession with “connection”, exhibitionism and peer approval, and to claw back ownership of the self. It’s only then that the real battles begin. Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-fo… Read more