Sarah Hughes – I love this city and its outlying lands (Mappa Editions)

Porous sounds from multi-disciplinary artist Sarah Hughes, on I love this city and its outlying lands, a single 27 minute track with enough space and time to fully decant yourself into it. The sounds used are softly struck piano notes, deployed singly or in simple clusters either side of gaps often lasting several seconds. Gently… Continue reading Sarah Hughes – I love this city and its outlying lands (Mappa Editions)

The Doomed Bird of Providence – Blind Mouths Eat (Front & Follow)

Blind Mouths Eat is the second album washed ashore, stained and rotting, from the cracked hands of The Doomed Bird of Providence, a band making some gripping and astonishingly grim music. The listener can sense what is in store from the sawing rise and fall of short intro ‘Hidden Within the Day’; something wicked this… Continue reading The Doomed Bird of Providence – Blind Mouths Eat (Front & Follow)

Doomed Bird of Providence – Rumbling Clouds of War Hover over Us

Mark Kluzek has chronicled-in-sound many a tale of colonial crime and bloodshed in Australia with his band Doomed Bird of Providence. On this new EP, Rumbling Clouds of War Hover over Us, Kluzek moves closer to his music in time and person with these four instrumental songs inspired by his grandfather Władysław Kluzek's escape from… Continue reading Doomed Bird of Providence – Rumbling Clouds of War Hover over Us

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)