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V/A – ‘Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse’

July 24, 2017

V/A – ‘Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse’ From Wolf Eyes to Dreamcrusher, DJ Spooky to Sun Araw, and alongside a slew of in-house and Bay Area contributors, Ratskin Records’ 184-track, 10-disc, 12-hour Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse is undeniably “MASSIVE.” The tracklist corresponds to an international outpouring of support... 

Zhao Cong – ‘Afternoon’

July 21, 2017

Zhao Cong – ‘Afternoon’ Earlier this summer I spent some time with Zoomin’ Night imprint of Beijing-based Zhu Wenbo, thanks to tidbits of news emerging about his compilation of Chinese experimental music There Is No Music From China — curated with Yan Jun for release on Zoomin’ Night and Noel Meek’s... 

ARU – ‘More Songs About Dubbing’

July 17, 2017

ARU – ‘More Songs About Dubbing’ While Dubuque-based Randy Carter, aka ARU, readies himself for a bout of touring next season (“Mountains of Dub Tourette 2017”), I’m catching up with his new More Songs About Dubbing CD for Denver’s Forbidden Place Records. Conceived as a dubbed out companion to Carter’s... 

James Fella – ‘Inactive Parts’

July 13, 2017

James Fella – ‘Inactive Parts’ Inactive Parts is a project that has taken many forms. Performed live on the radio in the summer of 2014 — the piece was called “New Material” at this point — and then as an installation later that winter, with a different version appearing on two sets of single-sided acetate LPs.... 

former_airline – ‘The Discreet Charm of the Ghostmodern World’

July 11, 2017

former_airline – ‘The Discreet Charm of the Ghostmodern World’ The Discreet Charm of the Ghostmodern World is an album of clockwork ghouls and polite ghosts, conjured by Japanese sound artist Masaki Kubo — his seventh album as former_airline. The tone is engrossing, made even more hypnotic thanks to meticulously stacked loops and synth sequences. As an... 

Sonja Tofik – ‘Neuros’

July 7, 2017

Sonja Tofik – ‘Neuros’ Moloton is a new label, grown out of the experimental electronic scene in Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut release, Neuros, is also the first from artist Sonja Tofik, a member of the Stockholm collective Drömfakulteten (“dream faculty”). Neuros is all minimalist gloom play with droning...