Environment is Everything. Psychological Strategy Board’s Fallout Shelter Disks

Fallout Shelter Disks is a feature that asks artists for a list of the music they would take down into a bunker should the world end, along with a book and a luxury item. Any resemblances to a certain BBC Radio 4 programme are purely coincidental. Jonny Maybury formerly ran the Exotic Pylon label, which was… Continue reading Environment is Everything. Psychological Strategy Board’s Fallout Shelter Disks

SAICOBAB – SAB SE PURANI BAB (Thrill Jockey)

Trepanning psychedelic brain-funnels more than reality-based music artefacts, Yoshimi  P-We’s releases have long been transcendental experiences. From Boredoms to OOIOO and Free Kitten, Yoshimi has been a pyschonaut of great distinction. After her journey into gamelan with OOIOO’s Gamel, SAB SE PURANI BAB by her latest group, SAICOBAB, turns its focus on classical Indian music,… Continue reading SAICOBAB – SAB SE PURANI BAB (Thrill Jockey)

Various Artists – Under the Concrete / The Field (Herhalen)

Like the skip-dived debris Concrete/Field repurposed for A Theory of Psychic Geography, Under The Concrete / The Field takes form from the work of artists making their own connections between their ideas and Concrete/Field’s discarded sounds. Not having heard the original material is a benefit here, you’re able to enjoy the music in itself without… Continue reading Various Artists – Under the Concrete / The Field (Herhalen)

Fallout Shelter Disks: IX Tab

IX Tab is a transmitter of psychedelic electronica. A signposter of alternative art-histories, theorising the what-might-have-beens of the 20th century war-swept avant-garde. A conjurer of dreaming mind-states. And, perhaps most importantly, the creator of some weird and beautiful music.   Fallout Shelter Disks is a feature that asks artists for a list of the music… Continue reading Fallout Shelter Disks: IX Tab

Áine O’Dwyer – Beast Diaries / Sophie Cooper – The Curfew Tower Recordings

Beast Diaries and The Curfew Tower Recordings are two releases where the music is intimately bound with the place it was created, by two artists interested in site-specific sound-conjuring. Áine O'Dwyer’s Beast Diaries is a collection of field-recordings and ‘guerrilla’ live performances; comprising improvisations of pipe-organ playing, echoing vocal venue-explorations, chattering birds in communication with… Continue reading Áine O’Dwyer – Beast Diaries / Sophie Cooper – The Curfew Tower Recordings