Month: April 2020

HIDEO NAKASAKO – “R001043”

Hideo Nakasako continues to impress us by their steady stream of ebuillent ambient works. Based around a gentle loop and flowing samples, a wildly fluctuating pitch takes carefully dropped piano lines through carefully modulated keys before  flooding the audio field and pulling back. It’s a beautifully subdued but incredibly novel sound effect that pulsates through …

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LVRS – “ESCHA /TARO – LIMBIC GATE / COMA MOB”

“ESCHA / TARO” LVRS is a 21 year old trans musician located in rural North Carolina making what they call “occult beat music”. On “Escha / Taro” LVRS takes both descriptors to their most logical conclusion. Wrapping thumping 808’s within industrial clang, broken blast beats, keyed-down vocal samples and shit tone of creeping drones pushed …

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KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – “EXPANDING ELECTRICITY”

The hype is strong for the newest full-length The Mosaic of Transformation out May 15th on Ghostly Intl. This 10 minute cut offers us a glimpse into Aurelia-Smith’s mental space she is working from on this record. We hear some of the bright arpeggios, incredibly crisp percussive lines, wordless vocals stretched to choral oceans and …

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SALT LAKE ELECTRIC ENSEMBLE – “THE MIA”

The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble formed as an ensemble to perform and record Terry Riley’s 1964 masterwork “In C”, from there SLEE has tackled performing work by other 20th and 21st century composers including Philip Glass. With “For MIA” the group was comissioned by a dance company to create a composition around the loose parameters …

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