Category Archives: Discovers

Article Reblog – Gudrun Gut’s Monika Enterprise Label Turns 20

Reblog – Fractured Air x Blogothèque – S02E07 | July mix

If you like mixes there’s a lot of new and interesting releases from a wide range of artists on this one, including Kara-Lis Coverdale, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Mary Ocher and the more electronic shift in sound for artist Colleen.

FRACTURED AIR

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July saw the highly-anticipated return of world-renowned French composer Colleen (aka Cécile Schott) with her achingly beautiful new single “Separating”, taken from the forthcoming “A flame my love, a frequency” out October 20th via Thrill Jockey. On her new album, Schott’s viola da gamba – used on her last two records “Captain of None” and “The Weighing Of The Heart” – is replaced by solely electronic instrumentation: Moog pedals and Critter and Guitari synthesizers. The result is yet another otherworldly, far-reaching sonic odyssey from this visionary solo artist.

Following on from last year’s exceptional debut mini-album “Shady & Light”, Hamburg-born and Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Martyn Heyne has unveiled his stunning new single “Carry”, taken from the forthcoming solo debut album (coming out later this year on the neo-classical imprint 7K!). The divine guitar-based compositions crafted by Heyne carves out a ceaselessly rich listening experience for the…

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Today’s Discovery – Memoir of My Manor by Gaël Segalen

 

Thanks to A Closer Listen I came across this new release. A supporter on Bandcamp referred to it as Kafkaesque. It’s challenging but not impenetrable, dark and rhythmic making this release danceable but with a difference.

Reblog – LCNL 085: Your Grace Adrianna Natalie presents Another Side

…and not so quiet start to the week but has led to my Today’s Discovery – The Unseen Shadows (ALRN069)
by Your Grace Adrianna Natalie

 

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Over the years we’ve featured several mixes from the Alrealon Musique. This mix comes courtesy of Your Grace Adrianna Natalie, the most recent artist to join the label. Her debut EP The Unseen Shadows was released last November, showcasing her penchant for unconventional techno and dark moods. This mix weaves her own tracks in with kindred spirits (Regis, Dasha Rush, and Orphx), fellow New Yorkers (Chanski), sacred ancestors (Throbbing Gristle) and more. (Joseph Sannicandro)

Download/listen at Soundcloud (at least for now…)

MINI-INTERVIEW

Please introduce yourself.

I was born and raised in New York, in The Bronx.

I am currently living in Jersey City, but spend most of my time in NYC for work and Brooklyn for technoing with my techno sisters and brothers. Lately, I’ve been spending lots of time in my studio, playing with my sexy toys.

Growing up music was my best friend, its what…

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Today’s Discovery #2 – Theda Hammel on Giving Sondheim the Synth Treatment

Sometimes you just come across something that makes you sit up and listen….

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Today’s Discovery – Katharina Klement ~ peripheries

Today’s Discovery brings a city to life…

 

 

a closer listen

What comes to mind when you think of Belgrade? Katharina Klement went on a nine-week mission to discover the sound of the city, and came away with a multitude of answers.

peripheries plays like a sonic photo album, the images more important than the flow.  While the album begins with a thump, the field recordings soon settle into a sort of rhythm.  As the set progresses, a tapestry is revealed. The overture of the city is heard from a balcony: dogs, sirens, traffic, street music, passers-by.  A discernible hum emerges.  Is this Belgrade?  Can a single chord, a melange of sounds, sum up the city?  Klement answers with an emphatic no. Her explorations reveal jagged edges and clear demarcations, from Tesla’s gorgeously amplified induction motor to the bells of Saint Sava.

An unexpected poignancy visits during “nijemo kolo (mute dance)”, though one must read the liner notes to detect it…

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Today’s Discovery – Music For Candy Shops LP by Poly Chain

 

Thanks to Machine Woman on Twitter, I came across Today’s Discovery –
Music For Candy Shops LP
by Poly Chain

” Brand new Transatlantyk release contains elusive synth works of Sasha Zakrevska aka Poly Chain. She likes to call herself “a Ukrainian ambient chavette” and the title of her debut album is a tongue-in-cheek spin on the Eno’s classic. “Music For Candy Shop” is much more sticky and syrupy than its famous predecessor though. In every track on this record Poly Chain’s rich and warm synth textures are glazed with another layer of radioactive sweeting. From atonal melodies on top to occasional spicing in form of odd reverbs, delays and drum sounds – it’s all there. Let me tell you straight up: this candy shop serves some weird sort of sweets, inducing hallucinations, anxious feelings of omniscience and transcendency. Use with caution!”

Released February 24, 2017