Category Archives: Recommends

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Thanks to A Closer Listens’ review of both Isthmus and Nocebo ( reviews here) I’m listening to something devastatingly beautiful.

 

” 9T Antiope consists of Iranian musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.”

 

9T Antiope Bandcamp

9T Antiope on SoundCloud

 

 

 

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Reblog – Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR

 

JK: I’m always interested in processing organic textures and combining them with electronic textures in a way that blurs the boundaries between both, so that it’s hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins.”

FRACTURED AIR

 

 

“Creative work–whether it’s making music or writing or performing physically–can sometimes produce its own chronology and in that way seem to escape time.” —Julia Kent Words: Mark Carry Last month saw the eagerly awaited return of world-renowned Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent’s fifth studio album, ‘Temporal’: a deeply transformative journey into our very being […]

via Chosen One: Julia Kent — FRACTURED AIR

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Reblog – Geyser by Annabelle Playe — The future of music, today, one record at a time.

Wait for it…..slowburn ignites .

Thanks to Toneshift this didn’t pass me by.

 

 

Annabelle Playe | Geyser DAC Records (12″/DL) Geyser is from French multidisciplinary sound artist Annabelle Playe and is her third full-length effort — it’s one to keep an ear out for. It offers something solitary, about infinitesimal fragments slowly expanding toward the far corners of the horizonline. It’s a balance of soft and hard […]

via Geyser by Annabelle Playe — The future of music, today, one record at a time.

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There Is a Home
Cæcilie Overgaard

Electroacoustic

I came across this gem via ToneShift and seems to express sonically this time of year beautifully.

You can read the review here

Reblog – Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides by Ji Youn Kang — Between Air and Electricity

Ji Youn Kang performing on Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides. © Nina Mik Heartography & Branislav GrebečíJi Youn Kang (aka KANG) searches for set-ups that combine acoustic, analogue and digital instruments and devices. Her works with the Korean gong kkwaenggwari and self-built bamboo instruments are intriguing examples of such amalgams. The kkwaenggwari is a small hand-held gong made out…

via Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides by Ji Youn Kang — Between Air and Electricity

Listening to…

 

Anne La Berge – Love Suite
from gruntCount – improvised pieces for player and computer by Martin Parker

gruntCount is a computer music system as much as it is a piece of music. Like playing a computer game, the performer steps through a landscape of possibilities that teeter between the scripted and
the surprising. Rather than a joystick interface however, it’s the player’s sounds (or grunts) that move the piece forwards. The order of the settings is decided in advance of a performance but their behaviour has to be coped with in situ. The shifting relationship between player and computer makes it impossible to play in the same way twice.

More information about gruntCount is available at www.tinpark.com.
Martin Parker, September 2013

 

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R.A.N. is the dark electronic / rhythmic ambient music project by HÜMA UTKU.

“Hailing from İstanbul and based in Berlin for a couple of years now, HÜMA UTKU has been a prolific artist lately: as R.A.N. (Roads At Night) she released her debut album ”Her Trembling Ceased”, followed by the remix album ‘Remixed: Stories Retold’ (both 2015, PARTAPART RECORDS), and contributed several tracks and remixes to various compilations. Besides studio production, she travels the planet to perform live or as DJ, and in November / December 2017 UTKU was Artist in Residency at YARA MEKAWEI’s Submarine Studio, Cairo.
The title of her debut on KARL, “Şeb-i Yelda” (pronounced Shab-e Yalda in English), is a Persian term that signifies ‘the longest night’. Inspired by the Ottoman poet BOSNIAN SABIT EFENDI’s verses, R.A.N. created four new, very personal tracks, developing further her musical language by fusing traditional instruments with deep electronic sounds, distortion and dark ambience, in order to create intense atmospheres of anger, anxiety, grief – but also empowerment and hope. These compositions are UTKU’s personal reflections on the long lasting devastation and turmoil in the Middle East as well as witnessing the individual experiences related to these happenings. The titles translate as:’“Şeb-i Yelda” (The Longest Night), “Ay” (The Moon), “Sabah” (The Morning) and “Kul” (The Servant).