Reviews

Maher Shalal Hash Baz, ‘Hello New York’

September 28, 2016

Maher Shalal Hash Baz, ‘Hello New York’ 5.5.2016, OSR Tapes There is this point of no return for “no wave,” where the expansion of structureless blues, punk energy, and loose collaborative networks is can be used expand on bleak or aggressive visions. Following this no wave thread, Maher Shalal Hash Baz provide a full inversion... 

Talk Midway, ‘you wish us both in the water’

September 21, 2016

Talk Midway, ‘you wish us both in the water’ 6.28.2016, Already Dead Tapes At first listen, Talk Midway’s you wish us both in the water is an aural portrait of a day’s passing painted with synthesizers, acoustic guitar, and field recordings. Side A begins with “dawn,” opening on a collage of two separate field recordings, the sounds of... 

Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist, ‘Wandering Eye’

September 2, 2016

Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist, ‘Wandering Eye’ Glacial Movements, 6.20.16 Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist are both San Francisco based sound artists. Rostami — whose excellent Sibbe was a standout on David Newman’s Audiobulb imprint — leans toward shuddering, techno-influenced soundscapes, while Blomquist goes the way of shadowy tape collage....