Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 029

New podcast with a truly stunning collection of songs by xu, Blue Nude, Porya Hatami & Arovane, Proud Father, Courtesy and Kyle Bobby Dunn. S'get it.

xu - "it's been more than that" whispers my world (eilean rec)

Xu, the moniker of Italian artist Nicola Fornasari, is a wonderfully understated album full of slight, gossamer melodies that elide into one another and music box percussion that winds its own idiosyncratic rhythm through the composition. Another top-notch release for Eilean Rec.

Porya Hatami & Arovane - "Onva" Kaziwa (n5md)

An incredibly fertile pairing of Berlin composer Arovane and Iranian ambient and experimental artist Porya Hatami. The two create soundscapes of immeasurable depth beneath delicate unfolding piano and delicate, intertwining melodies.

Proud Father - "輝く畑が再訪される" Creations for Electric Guitar (Reserve Matinee)

Creations for Electric Guitar is a loving and obvious tribute to Manuel Göttsching, Shining Fields, the New Orleans artist responsible for this komische rave-up loads all available ear-space with arpeggio after arpeggio creating ping-ponging stereo effects that draws one into the grid and never lets go. 

BLUE NUDE - "~~~" BLUE NUDE (PUFF BOYS)

Holy shit. Puff Boys. Where have you been? This 1980's Japanese-ambient tape has me sprung. Totally simplistic and beautiful little slices of walking-in-the-rain-but-it's-still-sunny magic. 

 

kyle bobby dunn - "The searchers" KBd / wrt (whited sepulchre records)

A bit of a self indulgent add here, but Kyle's new LP on the record label I run is a piece of work that stops you dead in your tracks. Set against the backdrop of the American West, Kyle's shimmering guitar tones sound like mournful trumpets sounding across wide open mesas and deep crevasses. It's a composition to take in one sitting, broad and bright and panoramic in scope. 

May 7th, 2018