Browsing Category : Records (and such)

Elisha Morningstar – ‘MTS’ Cassette [Canti Magneti]


When it’s all too hectic I can usually find some solace in field recordings. My favourite forms of these manipulations sit somewhere between a podcast and musique concrete, able to hit on the startling familiarity that you might find in hearing another’s voice in discussion with you versus audio treats made from unexpected sources. I recently picked up MTS, a…

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Assel – ‘This Will Not Stand’ LP [Where To Now?]


Anyone else sick of the pre-order hype? With the exception of Akira, who’s label have said that they’ll ensure there’s enough for everybody incidentally, I’m well over being pimped bs”limited” and “pre-order necessary” records that seem to make their own labels nervous. If you’re a record label you should be able to back yourself and your roster on release, just…

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Switched On: A Link to The Past


The 8- and 16-bit games that soundtracked my 90’s youth have been going through a revival the last few years, with the likes of Koji Kondo and Hip Tanaka getting the long overdue status they deserve across a more mainstream audience. LP releases from Konami Kukeiha Club, an increase in 8-bit sampling and the brilliant Diggin’ In The Carts series…

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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – ‘Two Orb Reel’ LP [More Than Human]


As with many of our favourite improvisational and experimental artists, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – more often credited as Robert Lowe and arguably better known for his work under the name Lichens – has evolved his art for decades across multiple disciplines. In recent years he’s been turning heads in the film medium, mostly as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist composer but…

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Cevdet Erek – ‘Davul’ LP [Subtext]


Out on Subtext this week is a stunning plate from Istanbul based Cevdet Erek, best known as an artist sound crafting installations, films and exhibitions and rarely repeating himself in the process. Last year he was part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney with a unique form of his best known work to date, the ever shifting Room of Rhythms – Long Distance…

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T.A.R. – ‘Amplivagent’ 12″ [Rarefied]


Here I thought Rarefied was going to make a name for themselves bringing forth the spirit of deep established dubstep and high-demand edits. And while their fourth release (counting Stronger on the Rare Black offshoot) does throw up an opening cut in that vein, the imprint has unexpectedly turned us inside out by partnering it with unique tracks of meditative beats…

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