Month: July 2021

CHALK PORTRAITS – “MEMORY II”

A standout selection from the Metal-to-Ambient pipeline, Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty has debuted a lovely and thoughtful project with Chalk Portraits. Modular melodies intersect and crisscross with each other in strange and beautiful angles on “Memory II”. Patient and unfolding, the track slowly unfurls in minimalist fashion until right around the 4:30 minute mark we …

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ATLÉTICO CHIPSET – “RECUERDOS DE UN SUEÑO CODIFICADO”

The Argentinian post-rock / ambient group Atlético Chipset set controls for the heart of the sun with the gorgeous track “Recuerdos De Un Sueño Codificado”. Matching honey-sweet drones dripping with reverb and delay with a highly melodic and propulsive guitar lines that seem ever-ascending in their trajectory,  Atlético Chipset seem to be channeling the chiller …

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NJORDLYD – “SUBCONCIOUSLY”

Full of sustained tones, processed percussive hits that sound like bells ringing underwater, sun bleached drones and field recordings that refuse to be placed although they sound all too familiar, “Subconciously” by the Netherlands based artist Njordlyd is a deeply enveloping work. These disparate pieces are stitched together by an invisible thread that characterizes the …

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JOHN JOHN THE BAPTIST – “THE UNIVERSAL PRESENCE IN ALL THINGS”

In an incredibly beautiful debut, John John The Baptist (Erik Krans of the band The Parlor) and videographer Nate Simms collaborate to marry stunning footage of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland with JJTB’s meditative and minimalist piano work and slowly stirring strings. Reflecting on the new life and new land being created with this …

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MARKUS WORMSTORM – “MY FRIEND ONLINE”

The South African electronic artist Markus Wormstorm offers a subtle and groove-heavy minimal techno, House influenced composition “My Friend Online”. Building everything from the ground up from all outboard / analog gear, Wormstorm is able to create a nocturnal, pulsating composition that is filled out with head-nodding groove and a clap that will make the …

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DANIELE SCIOLLA – “JUPITER”

Collapsing  to the beat, this powerful new work by the Italian composer Daniele Sciolla meditates on synchronized destruction, minute details controlling for larger detonations. Of the pieces on Spin of Synth and “Jupiter” specifically, Sciolla states, “This track highlights the countless timbre variations that occur between the various analog machines, as an answer to the …

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