after countless singles, lps and performances played around the world, james donadio is back with his first full length effort since 2014s petit cochon. ghost detergent is a consummate amalgam of fried gear, chunky bass and fractured samples. donadio s extraordinary ability to fuse his wide range of influences into a collection of lucidly executed and concise jams has reached it s paragon.
here at spectrum spools, one of the many missions is to make sure great, under-documented, and limited offerings get a chance to see a wider release. no ufos debut cassette, >soft coast< (2010, nice up intl), is surely no exception.
future music duo second woman’s sophomore full-length for spectrum spools further hones their distinctive fusion of shapeshifting software sculpture and tessellated footwork. shivering digital textures oscillate with and against algorithmically mapped percussion samples, smeared synthetic chords levitate in the distance, stabs of digital noise punctuate the mix in twitchy, time-distorting patterns. their anamorphosis verges on ascetic: stark, splintered waveforms rendered into unique fiber optic hieroglyphs.
multi-instrumentalists josh eustis and turk dietrich share a deep history going back to their days in the new orleans ambient electronic community, as part of telefon tel aviv and belong, respectively. even so, s/w pushes beyond their combined discographies to date, flexing impossibilities, building rhythms from arrhythmia, teasing veiled emotion from bold iterations of cold code.
*drawn with shadow pens* is the new album by antwerp based synthesist and sound-sculptor yves de mey. with previous outings on a slew of renowned labels such as modal analysis, semantica, opal tapes, his own archives intérieures imprint with sendai partner peter van hoesen, and the now defunct sandwell district, *drawn with shadow pens* is the next offering in the y.d.m. codex.
the double vinyl release includes a download code.
all tracks produced, written and mixed by giuseppe tillieci a.k.a. neel. recorded in rome and curinga between summer 2013 spring 2014. track 4 contains elements recorded in rome, courtesy of filippo scorcucchi. mastered by giuseppe tillieci at enisslab studio in rome.
when the aquaplano records were first released in 2008 and 2009, emerging out of hardwax with little fanfare, they were distinctly out of step with the way techno appeared to be heading. the minimal detour was reaching its logical endpoint, and producers were returning to the 1990s for inspiration, with berghain and sandwell district at the vanguard of a new techno movement. what the aquaplano sessions shared in common were slower bpms and finding inspiration in the 1990s, but there they parted ways. the influences these italians were drawing on were rather different, returning to tribal rhythms and ambient textures to sketch out a much more heady, psychedelic form of techno.
in hindsight, the pairing of chris madak and donato dozzy was inevitable from the moment when the two connected on mount naeba, japan at the storied party labyrinth last fall. both artists have worked to craft singular visions unlike anything else happening in electronic music today, yet despite each producers unmistakable indivuality there is a deeper reservoir of shared sensibility between them which makes *donato dozzy plays bee mask* feel like a logical and necessary event.
>flux< is the 1981 debut solo outing of robert turman, an american multi-instrumentalist and avant-garde composer. until recently, turman was perhaps best known for his contributions to the ballistic non project with boyd rice, as well as other obscured u.s. industrial acts such as z.o. voider.
released in a limited edition 2x12 lp set, lovingly remastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates and mastering from the original c-60 cassette master. original cassette artwork and scans provided by aaron dilloway.
house is the 2nd official full-length offering by cleveland, ohio duo mist featuring sam goldberg (of radio people) and john elliott (emeralds, outer space, imaginary softwoods etc) after 2009 s self-titled debut effort on amethyst sunset.
container is a recent moniker of nashville, tennessee resident ren schofield who has been actively shifting about the u.s. playing shows and releasing cassettes on his mysterious i just live here imprint for a long while now. known primarily for his god willing project, a disjointed, confusing, maze of crude oscillator, tape, and guitar, ren has established himself as a staple in the east coast underground.
here we have a new experiment in electronic beat oriented music. this is no standard fare, however. it glows with a vision all its own, completely isolated and separate making it difficult to place in the awkward world of the genre. the sounds are a thick stew congealing new ideas and naive experiments into something in the ballpark of the new super weird wolfgang voigt 12 inches, abstract and minimal in nature with time stopping tendencies. take those 12 inches and send them thru the garbage can, tape loop, reel to reel experiments of ake hodells >220 volt buddha< or that weird track with lawnmower by charles amirkhanian on the first slowscan volume and we might be getting closer.