Today is an auspicious day, as I’m proud to say that this is the 700th consecutive post this blog has produced since January 1, 2021. The release is one I held onto for such an occasion, as Jeff Gburek, heavily featured on my site for the astounding quality of his work, pairs with Pete Swinton,…
Shuma (Šuma) – Sonca
Sonca is a reissue of an album released in 2016 by Belarusian band Shuma. From label Ezhevika’s Bandcamp site: “Re-issue of Shuma’s most popular album Sonca, originally released back in 2016. It was aknowledged by Belarusian music critics as The best album of the year, The best electronic album and The best Belarusian album. Shuma…
Eromoscape (مشهد قحل) – Underwater Breathing
Eromoscape is an ambient artist from Syria, but not the kind who implements pulses (as opposed to beats, which is, as I understand it, against the original principle of ambient music) which are dark, somewhat foreboding, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Living Pictures – No Headlights
Experimental / Trap project Living Pictures produced a one-track single that sounds like it would fit perfectly in a John Carpenter score. It’s bleak, but the synths are sensual in some weird way. I like what I’m hearing.
Felix Laband – The Soft White Hand
Compost Records continues to please my ears, this time releasing the latest album of South African composer Felix Laband, who works somewhere in the center of a dance/experimental/collage triangle. The music is ever-evolving, never boring, and blessed with a pleasant beat.
Ясный — Svetly – Project 0
Our friends at the ever-brilliant Russian record label, internet radio station and magazine Meticulous Midgets continue to work with interesting bands within the country and (now) internationally. Ясный — Svetly are a Moscow-based band which has a very forward-looking sound, yet the music they produce sound incredibly nostalgic, with wisps of Berlin School electronics, NDW industrial…
Wendy Carlos Demonstrates The Moog Modular Behind ‘Switched On Bach’
In this vintage BBC video, electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos demonstrates the Moog modular synthesizer used in the creation of Switched On Bach.…… Wendy Carlos Demonstrates The Moog Modular Behind ‘Switched On Bach’
Various Artists – Dracula – Music Inspired By The Bram Stoker’s Novel
Our dear friends at Eighth Tower Records never cease to surprise us with their choices for topics. This compilation, featuring the legendary Rapoon along with a slew of new artists, is dedicated to the novel that launched the career of Bram Stoker and make vampires alluring among the public well before movies exploded their importance…
Gabor Csupo – Blue Yonder For Pluto
I have the pleasure of sharing an album of electronic music composed by my friend and old boss, Gabor Csupo (of Klasky-Csupo fame). As well as being an animation legend, he’s a rather fine electronic music composer in the vein of groups like Tangerine Dream, Holger Czukay’s solo work, or a more sunny Brian Eno. …
Wings Of An Angel – Hieronymus Bosch’s Belated Revenge Comes On Like Thunder And Shakes Us Asunder
Despite the horribly long song and album titles, Wings Of An Angel is an ambient music machine, pumping out quality ambient music almost daily. This is the album that caught my attention recently, and the tracks are long, droning tracks that float on clouds. Despite the frequency of output, WOAA maintain great quality in their…