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Saint Abdullah – “Mossadegh’s Revenge For 52”

February 24, 2017

Saint Abdullah – “Mossadegh’s Revenge For 52” Tucked into Portland-based Boomarm Nation’s globetrotting new Family Album sampler is an appealing bit of syncretism, a standout track from Saint Abdullah, and the compilation’s longest contribution. Though the origin of their name is a simple juxtaposition, it seems easily provocative... 

Splice Girls – ‘Spliceworld’

February 21, 2017

Splice Girls – ‘Spliceworld’ Splice Girls‘ Spliceworld is the sort of clever aside I hope against hope will somehow come to define 2017 and these early days of confusion and bewilderment — certainly the sort we should all be expecting more often from labels like Suite 309. As you might imagine from the double use of... 

Persona Mercure – ‘Replacement’

February 17, 2017

Persona Mercure – ‘Replacement’ Utilizing a maximum of three sound sources per composition, Samuel Mercure (working under the name Persona Mercure) has honed a quartet of skeletal audio constructions, each of which takes shape like an origami figure, fold by intricate fold. The simplicity of the palette from which these pieces take... 

Grape Room – ‘WHAT the Frog-Man Knows’

February 16, 2017

Grape Room – ‘WHAT the Frog-Man Knows’ Grape Room is the outer child of “OSR correspondent” Peter Nichols’ inner child, advancing the same positive, purple agenda we found on his Purple Slime cassette for BUFU and Cartoon Land LP on Feeding Tube back in 2015. His latest, adequately described as a “report on the... 

Havre De Grace – ‘Black Sea II’

February 8, 2017

Havre De Grace – ‘Black Sea II’ Havre De Grace is an international trio comprised of Krys Drazek and Brent Fuscaldo from Chicago’s Mako Sica, and Jorg Schneider of the German projects Roji & Nicoffeine. Does playing together live sound difficult yet? In order to record, Brent and Krys flew over to Germany, and,  as you may... 

Premiere: David Liebe Hart & Chip the Black Boy – “Nature Rmx”

February 7, 2017

Premiere: David Liebe Hart & Chip the Black Boy – “Nature Rmx” If you’ve been even tenuously following the meteoric rise of L.A. troubador and puppeteer David Liebe Hart, you should be able to share my joy that his star is hitched — at least for a moment — to anything with the words “chopped” and “screwed” involved. The... 

Nick Malkin – ‘Interrupted Verse’

February 6, 2017

Nick Malkin – ‘Interrupted Verse’ The promotional video for Nick Malkin’s new EP shows a screenshare with multiple open .rtf and .mov files, one of which displays a quotation from anthropologist Marc Augé’s book Non-Places: “It is becoming more difficult by the day to distinguish between the exterior and the interior, the elsewhere... 

Galaxy Express 555 – ‘Ep. 3, S(oil) & Water: From the Nearctic to the Neotropic’

February 2, 2017

Galaxy Express 555 – ‘Ep. 3, S(oil) & Water: From the Nearctic to the Neotropic’ “Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.” –Pauline Oliveros It’s in that spirit of mindfulness that longtime solo-recorder Christopher Farstad — otherwise known as 555 and one of the collaborators behind Food Pyramid (Moon Glyph,... 

Arvo Zylo – ‘Sequencer Works: Volume Three’

February 1, 2017

Arvo Zylo – ‘Sequencer Works: Volume Three’ Prolific experimental recorder and No Part of It proprietor Arvo Zylo recently unveiled the third installment in his aptly titled, two year old Sequencer Works series, out via Midwestern stalwarts KaRyeEye Tapes out of Indiana and Dubuque-based Personal Archives — the latter also home to his...