Nothing But Noise – Mutanten Maschine


Release data: Nothing But Noise – Mutanten Maschine CD/USB-Stick/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DB2fluctuation, 2018 This release saw the light of day previously on cassette-tape and on self-released USB-stick before it landed on silver disc, the latter containing one bonus piece. Stark, progressive and deep vibrating electronics remain on the menu on “Mutanten Maschine” along controlled industrial touches flashing by in the darker-shaded, sequenced, gentle pulsating as well…

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Stefan Erbe & Steve Baltes – A-11


Release data: Stefan Erbe & Steve Baltes – A-11 CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Erbe Music, 2019 Here’s another electronic album inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. The music on “A-11”, the third full-length collaboration of these skilled German synthesists, is comprised of material performed at Observatory Hagen and ATT–Essen. I’m not familiar with the music played live on these occasions, but the high-tech…

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Neraterrae – Scenes From the Sublime


Release data: Neraterrae – Scenes from the Sublime CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cyclic Law/Liberation through Hearing, 2020 On the 62-minute “Scenes from the Sublime”, Alessio Antoni (aka Neraterrae) continues his journey into haunting worlds of vast, ominous dronescapes. Coined as an ode to beauty, the unfathomable and the minds capability of channeling the sublime, inspiration came from various art works. Each of the ten tracks, for which…

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Roger Eno & Brian Eno – Mixing Colours


Release data: Roger Eno and Brian Eno – Mixing C0lours CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Deutsche Grammophone, 2020 Roger and Brian Eno’s collaborative debut-release “Mixing Colours” (created out of a back-and-forth process between the two brothers over a 15-year period) is an exploration into sound through pastel-coloured impressionistic, contemplative soundscapes. All but one of the recording’s eighteen soft resonating tracks take their titles from abstract and uncommon shades…

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Yagya – Old Dreams and Memories


Release data: Yagya – Old Dreams and Memories CD/LP/Digital Download, Small Plastic Animals, 2020 This album sees Reykjavik-based composer Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson redefining his own sound, continuing his quest in exploring new sonic pathways that he already started on his previous effort “Stormur”. Subtle moving away from the icy dub techno sound, “Old Dreams and memories” follows the road taken on “Stars and Dust” and “Sleepygirls”. It…

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Thom Brennan – Departures


Release data: Thom Brennan – Departures CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, TMB Soundworks, 2020 Often, life events are a source of inspiration for music releases. “Departures” was actually not planned and came about as a diversion from another project due to recent events in Mr Brennan’s personal life … it’s about loss. Thom elaborates: our lives are spent accruing friends, relationships and material things but eventually our life becomes…

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