Reviews

Sean McCann, ‘Pacifics’

February 29, 2016

Sean McCann, ‘Pacifics’ Recital Program, 1.15.2016 Pacifics is a new hardbound bit of experimental poetry and accompanying audio from Recital Program proprietor Sean McCann, released late last year alongside Italian sound poet Enzo Minarelli’s kabbalistic Romanzi Nelle. Though only the latter’s stated inspiration... 

V/A, ‘Absence’

February 16, 2016

V/A, ‘Absence’ Flaming Pines, 2.8.2016 Absence is a new compilation of Iranian experimental music organized by Flaming Pines proprietor Kate Carr, and curated by Arash Akbari — who also contributes its second track — with a particular ear to highlight Tehran’s ambient scene. The opening contribution... 

øjeRum, ‘The Forest Is Sleeping Within The Trees’

February 8, 2016

øjeRum, ‘The Forest Is Sleeping Within The Trees’ Scissor Tail Editions, 11.5.2015 Minimal, sad ambient that splits the difference between Gas and William Basinski. Paw Grabowski is øjeRum, a Copenhagen-based artist mining melancholy with a minimalist toolset. Much of his catalog has been released on low-run cassettes, carrying lo-fi, spindly, surreal... 

Kraus, ‘Golden Treasury’

February 1, 2016

Kraus, ‘Golden Treasury’ Oma333, 12.12.2015 For Auckland, New Zealand based sound explorer Pat Kraus (better known in D.I.Y circles as Kraus), Swedish cassette label Oma333’s reissue of his 2009 album Golden Treasury couldn’t have come at a better time. As the story goes, Oma333 chanced upon a copy of his excellent...