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Devata Daun – ‘Look’

October 18, 2016

Devata Daun – ‘Look’ The debut album from Minneapolis-based Devata Daun (Nikki Pfeifer) is an immediately captivating set of leftfield pop tunes. Her songs fully embrace warped, smudged tape effects, saturating the blown-out bass and queasy synth melodies with a constant warble. As damaged as the textures are, these are... 

Mathieu Ruhlmann and Chris Strickland – ‘This Heap is Greater Light’

October 14, 2016

Mathieu Ruhlmann and Chris Strickland – ‘This Heap is Greater Light’ It took many years for electroacoustic composer Chris Strickland to finely hone the collection of sounds offered on his debut album, the beautiful sonic web that is Animal Expert. He seems to have accelerated his processes since then, because there are three unique releases bearing his name this year.... 

Peter Kris – ‘Labrador’

October 13, 2016

Peter Kris – ‘Labrador’ Hugely prolific San Bernardino sound artist Peter Kris’s new offering from Portland imprint Never Anything, Labrador, is epic stuff, running its course at just a quarter under the two hour mark. What’s more, it’s a far cry indeed from the extensive catalog of minimal synth aggression and... 

Premiere: Givan Lötz – “The Drowned”

October 11, 2016

Premiere: Givan Lötz – “The Drowned” Maw, the upcoming LP from South Africa’s Givan Lötz, sounds weighed down, like a cotton shirt, draped languid, heavy after sticking through rain at a funeral. On “The Drowned,” Givan sounds world weary, but resilient — familiar with pain but owning the descriptor “survivor” rather than... 

Maharadja Sweets – ‘Arctic Century Sunstorm’

October 6, 2016

Maharadja Sweets – ‘Arctic Century Sunstorm’ Earlier this spring NY-based Richard Exelbert, aka Maharadja Sweets, unveiled the third tape in his Orange Milky Way series. Titled The Caprice of Young Gods (Oxtail Recordings), it’s a more “harsh” benchmark in the rollicking, noisy spoken word saga. Begun with 2013 In An Orange...