Reviewed: Dead Neanderthals / Kay Hill / Ashtray Navigations

Dead Neanderthals –Dolphin (self-release) This New Year's Eve release saw 2016 out with a bang, or rather a BLUURRRRRRTTTT. Dolphin's midnight fireworks display is a continuous display of extreme grind-honk road-work explosions. The sax whirs like a lawnmower in desperate combat with a drummer utilisating every pan in the kitchen by means of a controlled localised earthquake.… Continue reading Reviewed: Dead Neanderthals / Kay Hill / Ashtray Navigations

Fallout Shelter Disks: Sophie Cooper, Giving Rock ‘n’ Roll to Everyone

Photo credit: Harry Wheeler   Sophie Cooper is the subject of this inaugural feature in a new series at Ears for Eyes: Fallout Shelter Disks. Those participating choose six albums/EPs/singles/mixtapes, one book, and one luxury item to take down into an atomic fallout shelter come the end of the world. Sophie performs solo under her… Continue reading Fallout Shelter Disks: Sophie Cooper, Giving Rock ‘n’ Roll to Everyone

Fallout Shelter Disks: an announcement

Credit: James Vaughan X-Ray Delta One under a Creative Commons licenseEars For Eyes seeks applicants for a regular feature entitled Fallout Shelter Disks. You, as an individual, duo, 27-piece free-jazz orchestra, occult entity or sentient computer virus, will select six albums/songs/EPs, a book and a luxury item to take down into your bunker should the apocalypse… Continue reading Fallout Shelter Disks: an announcement

Time Attendant – Bloodhounds (Exotic Pylon)

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=604275352/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/track=1910657462/transparent=true/Echoing bloop-fugue drift album ‘Bloodhounds’ is the debut long-form release from Paul Snowdon in the guise of shuffling synthotist Time Attendant.  It follows several excellent EPs for More than Human and Exotic Pylon records.Atmospheric and evocative of experiences you haven’t had, it is steeped in the weird and uncanny.  The music is deeply odd, but… Continue reading Time Attendant – Bloodhounds (Exotic Pylon)

Tasos Stamou and Adrian Northover – Mantra Gora (Linear Obsessional)

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=89591685/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/track=3904670242/transparent=true/‘Mantra Gora’ is the second in Linear Obsessional’s series of duo improvisations and this time around features Tasos Stamou (prepared zither, cassette loops, digital horn, test generator) and Adrian Northover (alto and soprano saxophones).  The sound is spectral and oddly peripheral, like something not fully graspable, music as fleeting corner-of-the-ear sense impression.  Full of sax… Continue reading Tasos Stamou and Adrian Northover – Mantra Gora (Linear Obsessional)