A Kohlenstoff Records Trio

Courtesy of A Closer Listen.

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Last month, Montreal’s Kohlenstoff Records released a trio of experimental releases on the same day: new works from Liz Helman, Line Katcho and Ezequiel Esquenazi.  Each of these works has its own distinctive appeal.  This is no surprise from the label who recently brought us winning works from Adam Basanti and Maxime Corbell-Perron; the label continues to go from strength to strength.

The Truth InsideLondon-based artist Liz Helman has been active in installation and video work for the past decade, but The Truth Inside is her first album.  Her particular focus is on reflections of “dislocation and displacement,” which would make her music a perfect match to the writings of Andre Aciman (especially False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory).  Her sounds are all over the map, pun intended: from field recording to drone, and on earlier recordings, a touch of synth and even industrial (“out of this world”).  It’s…

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