Reviews

M. Sage, ‘A Singular Continent’

August 26, 2014

M. Sage, ‘A Singular Continent’ Patient Sounds, 2/27/2014 Matthew Sage’s music is immersive. There’s a considerable depth to his sonic constructions, such that upon witness, a perceptual illusion is created in which the five senses are folded onto each other into a single, whole body experience. At least that’s how... 

Ray Creature, ‘S/T’

August 22, 2014

Ray Creature, ‘S/T’ Sister Cylinder, 6/17/2014 Sprung from an unlikely seeming habitat for quality dark wave, Bloomington, Indiana’s Ray Creature craft some seriously dark and startling synth pop. Though I previously thought the genre’s greatest achievements were limited to the UK and Europe alone — even in its ’80s... 

Erik K. Skodvin, ‘Flame’

August 15, 2014

Erik K. Skodvin, ‘Flame’ Sonic Pieces, 6/15/2014 Fractured rhythms drive dreary, cinematic boneyard grooves on Erik K. Skodvin’s latest. A Berlin-based record label boss (of the phenomenal Miasmah Recordings), visual artist, and musician, Skodvin recently birthed Flame, the second half of his “Americana inspired” two-album... 

Mamman Sani, ‘Taaritt’

August 12, 2014

Mamman Sani, ‘Taaritt’ Sahel Sounds, 5/13/2014 Taaritt, an astounding synth-driven journey through Saharan pentatonic heaven, is one of the latest rediscovered pieces of music from the Western Sahel region hitting store shelves these days. Mamman Sani’s compositions may delight you, or inspire you through some kind of disinterested...