Posts tagged with "Editions Mego"

Week in Review #75

July 4, 2015

Week in Review #75 “Settling into summer mode a bit here, so we’ve been just a little bit off the usual podcast schedule of late. But, we’ve got some guests and other feature shows lined up in the weeks and months ahead and plenty of new music to highlight on upcoming shows, so we’ve got good reason to get... 

Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke, ‘Behold’

April 1, 2015

Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke, ‘Behold’ Editions Mego, 3.3.2015 For their second collaborative LP, Behold, microfamous multi-instrumentalists Oren Ambarchi and Jim O’Rourke convened again in O’Rourke’s adopted hometown of Tokyo for another round of introspective, expansive improvisation. Recorded at O’Rourke’s studio Steamroom and... 

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello

January 30, 2015

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello As I wrote in the introduction to yesterday’s label feature, 2014 looked like a good year for labels — we admittedly see and try to treat with a large number, but isn’t that any aspiring capitalist’s ideal vision of shopping? A world of choice, with access to varied experiences.... 

Demolishing Particles: Making Sense of 2014 with Bryon

January 12, 2015

Demolishing Particles: Making Sense of 2014 with Bryon I’m in my late thirties. For me, a year begins and then in the blink of an eye I’m looking back on it, writing about it.  When I was younger, I disagreed that time flew by quicker as one got older. Now, I’m not so sure that my younger self was right. But by reflecting at the end of... 

Oren Ambarchi – Quixotism

October 28, 2014

Oren Ambarchi – Quixotism Oren Ambarchi’s done it again. If anyone in the music world really merits the animal kingdom analogy of “chameleon” it’s this Iraqi-Indian sound-wizard from Australia, who can make a guitar sound like a jet engine or a theremin depending on the need. Fans have had the joy of seeing him go from... 

Week in Review #39

October 4, 2014

Week in Review #39 #1 – 9/28/2014 – Soft Corridor released a cassette of  Abigail Rosa Ghimp’s (a.k.a. Gail Ghimp) Fire / Failure Soundtrack, a haunted set of dark and largely unheard home recordings. As the solemn story goes, Ghimp recorded the “pure weirdo dadaistic sampling creation,... 

Week in Review #34

August 30, 2014

Week in Review #34 #1 – 8/22/2014 – Berlin based new music blog No Fear of Pop announced it would partner with the CTM Festival to sponsor the second season of their Berlin Current project, alongside other related media folks: “Berghain, Boiler Room Berlin, BLN.FM, and ICAS.” The wonder friends... 

Kevin Drumm, ‘Shut In’

February 24, 2014

Kevin Drumm, ‘Shut In’ Editions Mego, 2/18/2014 Headphones on, volume level set to “cautious”; standard procedure for any first listening to a new Kevin Drumm release. I’ve been caught out before. From the panoptic precision of his self titled debut to the crushing, fractured noise of his vintage Mego yield... 

Ensemble Skalectrik, ‘Trainwrekz’

June 13, 2013

Ensemble Skalectrik, ‘Trainwrekz’ Editions Mego, 4/1/2013 It’s quite a bold statement to give a record based around the use of turntables a name that closely resembles the slang term for a gaffe normally produced unintentionally by a dance music DJ. That being said, the absurdity of someone like Nick Edwards thinking that a so-called... 

Quicksails – “Institute’s Innards”

May 23, 2013

Quicksails – “Institute’s Innards” Shortly after his now sold-out Weight of Worth cassette for his fellow Chicagoans at Teen River Tapes in February, experimental multi-instrumentalist and composer Ben Billington offers Mayville Dream courtesy of Cleveland/Vienna based Editions Mego imprint Spectrum Spools (though I reckon there’s... 

New Interfaces #1: Editions Mego, Electroacoustic Imprints

May 6, 2013

New Interfaces #1: Editions Mego, Electroacoustic Imprints New Interfaces – subtitle, Nine Chains to the Moon – will be a regular column in which I attempt to unravel the esoteric and symbiotic relationship between technology and music. Right off the bat, I’ll assume that you’re reading this and thinking, “’New Interfaces’ I get. But...