Review Reblog – Norah Lorway – drone bølge

ICYMI 2016….

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Norah Lorway
Title: drone bølge
Keywords: ambient ambient drone Vancouver
Label: xylem records

drone bølge sketches a seemingly immersive massive world of vast layers of ice, cold wind & warm intentions. Within this harsh scenery absolute beauty is discovered, swirling around in the ears to create amazing views and sights within the perspective of the mind. I saw deep blue, rays of sunlight reflecting on snowed upon huge surfaces and wished I had a photo camera to shoot some amazing shots from it. These kind of environments are such a discovery that it’s almost unbelievable that it’s just music dancing away with the imagination generated within your own head.

The second part of the journey feels as if the music had transported us miraculously on top of the highest snowy hill in the middle of the amazing scenery, creating that vibration between the nostrils of sniffing extremely cool fresh…

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Today’s Discovery – Talugung / _blank split release

Released January 13, 2017

“Experimental bedroom recordings. Dislocation, noise, home dubs, lofi, outsider, psychogeographical minimalism”


Interview on Power Moves Label –

A split disc from two anomalous, constantly working, compelling artists.

Ryan Waldron, who records as Talugung and lives in Hamilton, glides the first four pieces through intricate trial-and-error fascinated with microtonal and limiting scale-work, mesmerized and ultimately shaping entire hypnotic and repeating sound-worlds around treated timbre and wooden sustain. Adventurous and meditative, a deep approach to unwinding natural pulse and natural acoustic emulation.

Blanca Rego, who records as _blank and lives in Barcelona, finishes the album with a long-form curious piece of abstracted reinterpreted field recording, both data-bent and new-art cumulative, turning found sound ideas into stretched-out puffs of smoke, blurred from original presentation and flipped into static one-note-like hanging clouds. They pass by overhead but brush against us and vibrate like breezes from heavy swinging bells pushing their musical imprint of fine air and movement.

Five questions to both artists – please read on.


Todays Discovery – Review Reblog – Angelina Yershova – Piano’s Abyss

Before Synths there was the Piano but this beautiful release is an exploration of all the dynamics and sound a piano can make using the technology to enhance and create a wonderful palette of sound….Recommended.


Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Angelina Yershova
Title: Piano’s Abyss
Keywords: electronic dark ambient drone drone ambientelectronic experimental modern classic piano piano drone piano drone music Rome
Label: Twin Paradox Records

Angelina Yeshova’s Piano’s Abyss covers the direct feeling of eternal bliss generated by piano-drone. It starts of super smooth with soft white noise-ambient that will calm any rushed person out and make them all feel relaxed and at ease. For a release named Piano’s Abyss the clear use of a piano is nicely put away to purely form the basic ambience, once this is setup the piano comes out, playing wondrous sparkling notes on top of the massive tranquilizer of a work.

‘Suspense’ is up next, which makes the head fall even deeper into the piano abyss. Here the warm noises are more clearly generated by the artist experimenting with piano and special effects. When the piano comes in with a more natural…

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Event / Conference – Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces

Huddersfield July 8th – 9th 2017

A significant amount of data (on festivals, labels and clubs, union membership, academic conference attendance, and course application) concretely demonstrates that our music and sound industries are predominantly male and ethnically homogeneous (white). Research has shown how assumptions are made about who is associated with digital music and sound production practices, raising fundamental questions about how our environments and communities influence and shape them and our industries.

This weekend invites critical discourse on the activation of sound spaces in relation to gender, race, culture and identity. We seek to listen carefully to voices other than our own; to understand other experiences, activate safer spaces, create inclusive environments and collaborate on informed action. In particular we need to amplify the voices of people creating and producing independently without institutional support, to understand their perspectives and their views about how circumstance shapes practice.

This event is hosting performances, sound installations, short position papers and critical scholarly works that explore how industrial, non-industrial and individual music/sonic practices appropriate and shapes sound and technology.


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Review Reblog -Kate Carr ~ endings

After a difficult year for many – 2016, Kate Carr, in both sound and context of this release, does demonstrate that there is hope in creativity.

a closer listen

kate_carr_fcoverKate Carr is a global sound student.  Her journeys, both physical and metaphorical, have opened her ears to the possibilities inherent in space-based sound: the ability to pinpoint a sound to a specific location, as well as the threads that connect related sounds found in different locations.  endings is a tribute to places and things left behind: countries, friends, years.  On this album, she collects various pieces from her travels, revisiting and re-contextualizing her experiences.

When listening, one track seems unlike the others; but watch the video (below) and everything makes sense.  “A long meditation on airports (no fire/fire)” frames the blur of travel: rain-soaked windows, yearnings, arrival and departure charts.  And over it all, an announcer who seems at first comforting but eventually clueless:  “there is no fire in the building”, then “please leave the building immediately.”  The dichotomy of “fire/no fire” summarizes our thoughts of travel as dangerous/alluring.

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Reblog -Visual noise 20: Leyohmi by Carolina Eyck & the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

This time a video in this series with more conventional visuals than usual: “Leyohmi“by  German theremin player Carolina Eyck and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.

I have added it because I like the beautiful nature scenes of the video, the thin theremin sounds of Carolina Eyck and the general atmosphere of the video. They seem to fit a Sunday morning:

Carolina Eyck is a contemporary master of the theremin, together with Dorit Chrysler and Lydia Kavina. I do have a Moog theremin(i) myself, but it is just one of the many synthesizers in my studio. So I am not as proficient in playing it as those theremin maestros, but know how hard it is to play the thing.  If you like the sounds of this video, I advise you to check them out on YouTube or elsewhere on the web:

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Todays Discovery – Jelena Glazova – Ilia Belorukov – Split Tape

This is another split tape from Jelena Glazova and Ilia Belorukov, that I have just discovered via the power of browsing YIKIS and I’m pleased to have tracked the release to Bandcamp.

Yeah I Know It Sucks

artist: Jelena Glazova – Ilia Belorukov
title: Split Tape
Cat: STKZ030
format: cassette tape / digital
keywords: experimental, electronic, abstract, soundscape
label: Steak Au Zoo

Ilia Belorukov is a musician, writer, organizer, Intonema label owner, collaborator and artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His small biography made me think of a younger version of the legendary multi-cultural Moscow based artist, musician, organizer and poet Evgenij Kharitonov. I guess that these two Russians could probably move mountains of music and experiments together if the universe ever decided to put them in the same room in the same space.

^ Evgenij v. Kharitonov (who has absolutely nothing to do with this release..) ^ Evgenij v. Kharitonov (who has absolutely nothing to do with this release..)

But for now Ilia Belorukov isn’t doing a split or collaboration with Evgenij Kharitonov but with nobody less than Jelena Glazove from Riga (Latvia). She is like Evgenij also a poet, visual artist and works her way around combining her words and…

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