Month: June 2020

SHO MADJOZI – “SENA ALA (REMIX BY CXTCH XXII)”

Motswako torchbearer CXTCH XII continues an absolutely unfuckwithable track record with his soulful remix of Sho Madjozi’s “Sena Ala”. Combining a cut up rhythmic flow with soaring synth lines that recall Motswako’s infusion of ace keyboard work into kwaito’s palate, “Sena Ala” is transformed into a track at the intersections of a lot of influences …

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CHRISTINE OTT – “COMMA”

Christine Ott – frequent Tindersticks and Oiseaux-Tempête collaborator – has released a beautiful new track on NAHAL Recordings that tracks beautiful streaks of droning strings and dipping tonal shifts. A perfect soundtrack for watching the world burn down.  Chimères (pour Ondes Martenot) by Christine Ott

HANNA OJALA – “METAPHYSICAL DEBRIS”

Centered around submerged orchestral drones and reverb-heavy piano lines that recall Leyland Kirby’s work as The Caretaker, “Metaphysical Debris” folds in field recordings and deep, metallic bells that ring through cavernous composition. It’s Ojala exploring some darker and deeper hues of her excellent ambient work.  H-M O · Metaphysical Debris

PINK COYOTE – “ELECTRIC GRASSHOPPER”

Centered around droning guitars that offer two-gaze long tones before settling into ambient washes of sound and gentle piano lines that flutter in from the periphery, “Electric Grasshopper” by the UK based Pink Coyote is a simple and thoughtful composition that provides momentary reprieve from the insanity of the world at large. Listen on Spotify

INTURIST – “EXT. GAS STATION – DAY”

Built on “absurdity, randomness and unpredictability”, Inturist is a project by the Moscow-based artist Evgeny Gorbunov that centers around snippets of human voice making a variety of mouth sounds as if discovering them for the first time. These vowels and half-noises are stretched into percussive bursts, stretched into bizarre shapes, smeared with absurdist exploration. Narratively, …

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ENZALLA – “ANTARTIDE”

Made almost entirely on the OP-1, the Italy-based Enzalla has created a pieces that moves with minimalist grace. A gentle arpeggio creates the scaffolding for larger orchestral swells and keening drones that move and shape the air around it. A simple but powerful manifestation of simplicity and stillness.   Enzalla · Antartide