“… the sonic sculpture is created within the composition and sound, smoothing and subtracting the superabundant and multiplying the necessary…”

… a set of hand-picked albums, EPs, and remixes that I have been listening to in the past couple of weeks…

Murcof

The Alias Sessions

… music of exquisite tension and ecstatic release…

Fernando Corona returns to The Leaf Label for the first time in thirteen years with a grandiose and visionary double album.

“… the wood of stringed instruments and the horsehair rubbing on the strings create many small sounds that make you really feel what happens when you play, and this is magical for me…”

Jason van Wyk

Threads

“… spreading, dissolving and forming, the elemental particles of this sound spin in an ongoing cycle of a gentle cosmic wind…”

Cape Town-based composer, producer, and pianist Jason van Wyk gets signed to Mike Cadoo‘s legendary Oakland-based n5MD imprint for his fourth studio release.

loscil

Clara

“… where shadows are amplified and bright spots are dimmed…”

Scott Morgan releases what might be considered his very best work in a long and fruitful career of perfecting that very special loscil sound.

Arovane

Atol Scrap (2021 Remaster)

“… more than an echo of the past, this bottled sound truly has matured…”

Uwe Zahn‘s monumental debut gets a polished re-master and a vinyl pressing that should keep the fans of IDM, glitch, and melodic electronica extremely happy with this very special treat.

“Based on the life and work of French contemporary artist Olivier de Sagazan, this borderline horror sonic narrative will give you chills even without its visual counterpart.”

May 2nd, 2021

Yesterday I took a train ride out into the country. Besides getting out of the house, …

A #PianoDay special, featuring exclusive track premieres, videos, and sound bytes from Tom Blankenberg, Muriël Bostdorp, Garreth Brooke, Akira Kosemura, Jameson Nathan Jones, and Mike Lazarev.

Hainbach

Landfill Totems

“… music of obsolete, once high-end research equipment, taken from nuclear research labs, particle accelerators and grandfather’s shed…”

Berlin-based Stefan Goetsch revives esoteric machinery, for an album of their forgotten stories, a sample library for Spitfire, and a YoutTube channel for curious techies…

1000 Reasons To Ride

Three years ago, I launched a playlist rotating in a new track each morning, featuring favourite …

“… I often start a composition by creating a theme with an acoustic-digital filtered sound. Over this, I often try to integrate pure synthetic sounds from a synthesizer…”

LTO

Cad Goddeu

“… a mysterious and deeply textured journey that could be set in both the distant past and an uncertain future, on this planet or beyond…”

Balmorhea

The Wind

“… the wind stands here for renewal…”

Texas-based duo (pronounced ‘Bal-more-ray’) land on a prestigious classical institution, Deutsche Grammophon, with music inspired by meditations on the natural world and its fragility

“My compositions are bound by the parameters of where they were created. And so to prevent my creativity from stagnating, I need to change those parameters every now and then…”