Monday, 02 December
First single from Xiu Xiu's upcoming 'Angle Guts: Red Classroom' is a dystopian mini-epic featuring almost cabaret-styled Klaus Nomi vocal from Jamie Stewart over blistering Col cave-styled drum machine and gripping, slightly demented synth noise.
"The title of this release refers to a French adjective — concrescence — used by composer François Bayle to describe and underline in his music, the concrete substance of sounds, the quality of an object or sound to evoque the down to earth quality of its aural image (or its ruggedness, its wabi-sabi). It also plays on the specific meaning of sens, meaning direction. The direction towards concrete. This was Emmanuel Mieville’s framework while composing these pieces, close to the essence of musique concrète, as defined by Pierre Schaeffer. He gathered found sounds and recordings, fr… Read more
7th volume of the celebrated series collecting searing guitar music from Western Sahara. Make sure to check out the wild swagger of 'Adounia' and 'Taghlamt'.