Monday, 10 March
Former Yellow Swan Gabriel Saloman presents another beautifully dystopian composition for dance, nearly one year on from his elegantly sombre solo debut, 'Adhere'. This time he's soundtracking Daisy Karen Thompson's choreography for 'Riots Don't Just Happen', reflecting it's themes of causality with a brooding mass of overcast drone precipitating massive battery of militant percussion. Meditating on a Martin Luther King statement, "Riot is the language of the unheard", Saloman tempers and transposes the incendiary rage of Yellow Swans to a more sophisticated and theatrical… Read more
Berlin publishing house, Infinite Greyscale present a beautiful 2nd issue courtesy of West Coast sorrow-monger, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Tarentel and The Alps. In key with their other releases this week - a 10" by former Yellow Swan, Gabriel Saloman, the heavy-hearted 'Requiem (for violin and magnetic tape)' dredges up almost painfully powerful sentiments with a masterful appreciation of tone and shade. It's an ostensibly static piece of keening hi-end violin pitches and barely-there but somehow nauseous low-end ferric presence all occurring in a gauzily mesmeri… Read more
Gorgeous shot of country-steeped dream-pop from Orcas taken off their new album, 'Yearling'.
A spellbinding trilogy of LPs by the supernaturally talented Solange Gularte and Mehdi Ameziane. For those unfamiliar with these works, the duo have created a magical other-world of ethereal sonics both solo and together, an often desolate and chilling place, sometimes streaked with blissful pastoral folk strums and drones which feel like wandering through someone's private fantasy, with their permission. Highly recommended if you like Grouper, Lichens, Julianna Barwick, Ilyas Ahmed...
French/Italian trio make an Afro-cosmic punk racket for Austin, TX's Monofonus Press. Powered by nimble, galloping drums and wrenched-out riffage with squally synth accompaniment and yelpy vox, the five tracks of 'North African Beserk' find a dazed and voodoo niche between Silver Apples, Mi Ami and Suicide and make it their own.