monument builders is the new album from loscil, the ambient/electronic project of prolific composer scott morgan. it was primarily created on sample-based instruments in morgan ’,s century-old vancouver home. like that aged space, this music is also rough-hewn, with rickety samples of boiling kettles and resonant moving air. recordings from a vintage micro-cassette recorder contribute distortion, rattles and textures that serve as both percussion and abstract aural color.
sea island is a collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years. while many of these compositions were performed live extensively prior to recording, others were constructed in the studio and are being heard for the first time here. musically, the album represents a range of compositional approaches. murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses and pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation making a move into the foreground. certain tracks on sea island such as album opener ahull make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms and investigating colliding moments of repetition and variation.
rank bretschneider s new project -sinn + form- (meaning and form) is based on the idea of a fundamentally chaotic world as we know it from mathematical or physical theories and models (dynamical systems, probability theory, stochastic systems), and the constant attempt of man to recognize and to describe, predict, control and change this world. musically, this system is simulated electronically using a modular synthesizer system
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dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesn’t disappoint.
dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesnt disappoint. the mix comes as a double cd and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks. these include a brand new original from dj tennis featuring fink and called certain angels, plus new tennis versions of tunes by pole and frank brettschneider, and finally an unreleased track, paratrooper, from acclaimed tel aviv duo red axes. in programming these two diverse, eclectic and yet coherent rides, dj tennis shows off his singular knack for nailing an aesthetic that is subversive yet seductive in equal measure.
zweite folge in der spannenden air texture-compilationserie, die sich ambient-orientierter experimenteller oder elektronischer musik widmet. die zweite doppel-cd-compilation in der serie wurde erneut von zwei schlüsselfiguren der szene zusammengestellt, die rede ist von loscil und rafael anton irisarri. unter den 22 tracks finden sich stücke von simon scott (slowdive), pan american (labradford), brian mcbride (stars of the lid), sawako, bvdub und lawrence english.
LOST IN THE HUMMING AIR (MUSIC INSPIRED BY HAROLD BUDD) (CD)
there is not much artists who have such an important influence on todays ambient music as the outstanding piano player and composer harold budd. albums like his clasical pavilion of dreams or his cooperations with brian eno like the pearl are well know to many electronic and ambient musicians of the last decades. especially fellow musicians martin juhls (aka marsen jules) and rafael anton irisarri (aka the sight below) were often talking about the influence that harold budds music had on them, and how much respect and admiration they had for him and his work.