Sunday, October 23, 2011

[hbfs 04] Various – Hibernate Sampler Volume 4

Various – Hibernate Sampler Volume 4
Label: hibernate – hbfs04
Format: 13 × File, FLAC, Sampler
Country: UK
Released: 14 Oct 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental, Ambient

1 Offthesky* – Whittling You Little Lights 4:27
2 Simon Bainton – Arrival 4:40
3 Szymon Kaliski – When Facing North 3:53
4 Caught In The Wake Forever / Karina ESP / Sheepdog – Sadness & Static (Part One) 8:45
5 Field Rotation – And Tomorrow I Will Sleep 7:46
6 Yellow6 & David Newlyn – Miniature 5 2:19
7 Chris Dooks – Horse Island 6:32
8 Adam A. Williams* – A Year Spent Alone 3:54
9 Talvihorros – Alpha 8:09
10 Ed Hamilton (6) – Behind The Clouds (Part 2) 3:36
11 Part Timer – Undead (Part 4) 4:56
12 Spheruleus – Clouds Swarm 7:56
13 Yann Novak – Presence (Excerpt) 4:00

Free download sampler featuring selected tracks from releases April 2011 to October 2011. There are 25 handmade copies to be given away in return for a donation. If you want a higher bit rate format you can make a donation at the hibernate Bandcamp page where you can pick any format you want including lossless.

Secret Thirteen mix #002 – Eril Fjord

Secret Thirteen mix #002 – Eril Fjord

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a masterly improvised live recording that consists of unpublished works created between 2010-2011 by Krisztián Pető under his debuting pseudonym Eril Fjord.

The author of the live act Krisztián Pető – Eril Fjord is a conceptual electronic music artist, based in Budapest, Hungary. This artist, notorious for his membership in Magamura project, is also well known as Chris Plastic for his legendary techno, ambient music sets. By connecting abstract minimalistic rhythms, silky clicks and cinematic atmospheres he is here to express his new alter ego Eril Fjord.

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a dynamic and mightily penetrating live recording that proves author’s maturity in technical knowledge and his profound perception of sound itself. By using such hardware like Korg Monotrone, MS-20 Legacy, Kaoss Pad, Yamaha PSS-570, electric guitar he adds an extreme quality mark and individuality to his production. Rhythmical structures of abstract techno connected with numerous motives of styles disclose formulas of experimental sounding while vibrating nebulous spheres covered with glitch effects become an upper layer binding the whole musical installation. There is no need to embed this music into any box of genre because this live act is simply a definite proof of contemporary musical consistency.

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a masterpiece that presents a reform in perception of sounding trajectories. It is futuristic, unique production which leads one to explore the unknown distant objects in the universe of sound.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

[TRS 08] Sonmi451 – Star Atlas CDr (Album) 2011

Sonmi451 – Star Atlas
Label: Time Released Sound – TRS 08
Format: CDr, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 15 Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient
Limited, hand-numbered edition of 100 copies.
Each thermal printed disc comes in a folded antique star chart. This comes in a hand worked translucent envelope with 3 finely printed hand worked inserts, an adjustable star finder wheel and a glow in the dark star.

1 Alpha Centauri 6:44
2 Beta Crucis 10:42
3 Betelgeuse 8:58
4 Delta Ursae Majoris 8:44
5 Omicron Ceti 5:40
6 Rigel 9:22
7 Zeta Orionis 5:40
For their 8th release, Time Released Sound is extremely pleased to be bringing you the newest full length from Bernard Zwijzen, aka Sonmi451. With previous releases on U-Cover Ltd and Slaapwel Records, Sonmi451 here delivers an exceedingly delicate tribute to the stars and and to our star system. These softy crystaline and glittering pieces of pure cerebrally gentle electronica reflect perfectly the individual stars that they are named after, and like the night sky, flicker and fade with an ever shifting aura of calming beauty. The perfect soundtrack to an evening out under the night sky!

Sonmi451 - Omicron Ceti by Time Released Sound Sonmi451 - Alpha Centauri by Time Released Sound

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

[AC 48 CD] Matthew Herbert - One Pig CD (Album) 2011

Matthew Herbert - One Pig
Label: Accidental – AC48CD
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released:  Oct 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental

August 2009  
August 2010  
May 2011
Innovative electronic conceptualist Matthew Herbert has focussed on the life cycle and death of a pig for his latest album. In accordance with his Personal Contract for the Composition of Music, all the sounds in the album are sampled from field recordings of a single, family-farm raised pig which he followed from its birth through to the butchery process (unfortunately, for the concept's sake, he wasn't allowed to record the slaughter). Notoriously, the project was condemned by PETA before he'd even started arranging the sounds, but we can confirm to any animal lovers that he's been entirely respectful of the one pig and commemorated it's life in a way which we'd imagine will make other pigs quite jealous. Starting in 'August 2009' we follow the pig through it's 26 weeks on earth (industrially reared pigs only get 20 weeks) over the course of the next seven tracks/months, with two further pieces from later dates. The tracks take form as curiously textured pieces of concrete manipulations and more rhythm-driven jaunts, jarring some fairly shocking grunts and piggish exclamations against ghostly pads and clanking percussions resembling some form of abstract but oddly emotive narrative. For further reading check his blog documentation of the process for Matthew's unsentimental and politicised thinking behind the project.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[faitiche 05 lp] Ursula Bogner – Sonne = Black Box (Album) 2011

Ursula Bogner – Sonne = Black Box
Label: Faitiche – faitiche 05lp
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental
Design [Graphikdesign] – Jens Reitemeyer
Mastered By – Kassian Troyer
Limited edition of 500 copies.

A1 Sonne = Black Box (1972)
A2 Jubiläum (1984)
A3 Nach Europa (1977)
A4 Trabant ( 1970)
A5 Or Dor Melanor (1981)
A6 Uranotypie (1978)
B1 Strahlungen (1974)
B2 Der Chor Der Oktaven (1975)
B3 Illusorische Planeten (1974)
B4 Permutationen (1982)
B5 Shepard Monde (1971)
B6 Signalfluss (1980)
B7 Homöostat (1985)
B8 Refrain Für Einen Formanten (1972)
B9 De Planetarum Influxu (1976)
Germany's answer to Daphne Oram or Raymond Scott - or more likely an elaborate wind-up perpetrated by Jan Jelinek, on whose Faitiche label her "archive" recordings sporadically appear - Ursula Bogner is back. Whether or not it's Jelinek behind the Bogner corpus (and I think by now we know the answer to that), there's no disputing the consistently brittle beauty, dizzying complexity and easy charm of her radiophonic constructions. You certainly get a lot of Bogner for your buck on Sonne = Blackbox, with 15 tracks showcasing her brand of primitive electronic composition and tape manipulation. On 'Or Dor Melanor', 'Shepard Monde' and the title track, Broadcast and Stereolab immediately come to mind, while the eerie synthetic ramble of 'Trabant' is like the Ghost Box crew relocated from Belbury to Berlin. There are killers throughout: 'Signalfluss' and particularly 'Uranotypie' with its combo of droning, minimal electronics and Teutonic spoken voice, sound like vital cold wave (cold war?) artefacts, while the playful, impish quality of 'Der Chor Der Oktaven' and 'Permutationen' (before it lapses into a kind of slanted techno groove) invoke the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's John Baker and Delia Derbyshire. If there's a dead giveaway that this is Jelinek's work through and through, it's the heaviness of the sub-bass and the attendant dub-head's sense of space, both hard to imagine in late 60s and early 70s Germany. Whatever you want to believe, make no mistake, this is a truly delightful collection of off-kilter electronic music and quite simply a must for all dedicated heads.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

[DIGIV 006] Ricardo Donoso – Progress Chance LP 2011

Ricardo Donoso – Progress Chance
Label: Digitalis Recordings – DIGIV006
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Drone, Noise, Experimental

Mastered At – Dubplates & Mastering
Distributed By – Boomkat
Design, Layout – Lee Tindall
Mastered By [Vinyl Cut] – Loop-o
Written-By – Ricardo Donoso
All sound made with Korg MS2000R, Radius, MS1, Yamaha DX7, Nord Lead 3, Voice.

A1 Chrome Decadence
A2 Klatu
A3 Baiting Disappointment
A4 The Deck Of An Ancient Ship
B1 Morning Criminal
B2 The North Quadrant (Ascension)
B3 Conditional Formatting (Descent)
*Limited vinyl pressing of this excellent album where the retro-futurism of Leyland Kirby's "Intrigue & Stuff" series meets classic John Carpenter and the kind of squashed arpeggiated electronics Emeralds are so loved for. Initial copies come on gorgeous transparent green vinyl* The electronic obsessions of the U.S. underground follow the current somewhere darker and literally tranced-out on the first full length album of synth music by Brazilian ex-pat Ricardo Donoso. A background in jazz drumming and as member of avant-metal outfit Ehnare give little indication of what Ricardo has been up to in his own time, which probably couldn't be any further from those disparate styles. 'Progress Chance' is based on the "morning dance music" of raves which Ricardo visited as a youth, namely the Goan and Scandinavian strains of heavily gated and arpeggiated dance music, but he's removed the unwieldy rhythms to leave lushly pulsating patterns and the all-important chord changes which carried all the emotive weight, resulting in something quite unexpected and brilliant. Using only the choicest parts of what for most is simply a "cheesy" genre, Donoso manages to reminded us of Leyland Kirby's opaque approach with the 'Intrigue & Stuff' series or the psychedelic lather of loops in Diamond Catalog's 'Magnified Palette'. boomkat

[THNQ 07] Unicity - Distance EP 2011

Unicity - Distance
Label: The Analogue Quadrant – THNQ07
Format: Digital
Country: UK & US
Released: Feb 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

1.Gemini 8 02:21
2. Atmospheric Reentry 03:16
3. Timelapse Blizzard 01:19
4. Fogdrive 02:13
5. Staring 02:36
6. Candor Chasma 02:54
Debut release from a self described synthaholic from Winnipeg. Unicity utilises an impressive setup of analogue gear ranging from the epic jupiter 6 and MS-10 to spring reverbs and analog delays to create his short and bitter sweet ambient pieces. Aside from using a room full of powered up machines to keep him warm in the Canadian winter months, his analog compositions are an effort to echo his feelings and experiences in life.

A charming suite of six ambient miniatures from Unicity, making a debut appearance on the Analog Quadrant. We could reference a ton of ambient practitioners but these are just pure and simple beatless synthesizer vignettes that express something that just can't be spoken. Quite lovely.

[moteer::017] Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine 2CD (Album) 2011

Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine
Label: Moteer – moteer::017
Format: CD, Album
CDr, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Modern Classical, Ambient

CD-1 Canaanite Coast
CD-2 Pale The Clerics Pass
CD-3 Vesica Piscis
CD-4 People Do It To Each Other
CD-5 Blind Daughters Of Gaza
CD-6 Coiled State
CD-7 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away
CD-8 Mergers And Occupations
CD-9 Flames Set In Wooden Frames
CD-10 Everything Is Created By The Will For It To Exist
   Palestine Remixes
CDr-1 Pale The Clerics Pass Remix
    Remix – Scissors & Cellotape*
CDr-2 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away Remix
    Remix – Vieo Abiungo
CDr-3 Vesica Piscis Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-4 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Part Timer
CDr-5 Blind Daughters Of Melbourne Remix
    Remix – Children Of The Wave 
CDr-6 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Shigeto 
CDr-7 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Sun Hammer
CDr-8 People Do It To Each Other Remix
    Remix – Matt Elliot*
CDr-9 Everything Is Created Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-10 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Peter Stenberg
CDr-11 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Remote Viewer*
CDr-12 Blind Daughters Of Gaza Remix
    Remix – Manyfingers 
CDr-13 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Part Timer

*Initial copies come with a bonus disc of 13 remixes from Part Timer, Matt Elliot, The Remote Viewer, Manyfingers, Ian Hawgood and more* ‘Palestine’, the second album from Arizona duo Tokyo Bloodworm was originally started way back in 2006. The concept behind the record was to drop all electronic or synthesized sounds and go for only original recordings, and this is probably why it’s taken Ryan Keane and R.A. Sanchez so darned long to make the record. Thankfully it’s been worth the wait, and while it might be the final release on the much-loved Moteer label, ‘Palestine’ is a cracking way to celebrate their legacy. With a nod towards the Middle Eastern soundscapes of Muslimgauze as well as a passion for the kind of homespun electronica that came to characterize Moteer, the record is a smart blend of styles; beat driven and pitch black one minute and beautifully introverted the next. Maybe this is down to the very obvious recordings – they were right, the record is mercifully free of the electronic treatments the duo were so adamant to avoid, and the result is something that sounds more akin to latter day Third Eye Foundation or Manyfingers, or possibly even ‘Amelie’ composer Yann Tiersen. ‘Palestine’ is multi-faceted and epic, and with its long list of instrumental collaborators and startling reach through a grab-bag of styles and genres it might just be the best thing to emerge from the Moteer catalogue for some time.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Secret Thirteen mix #001 – Pleq

Secret Thirteen mix #001 – Pleq

“Secret Thirteen mix #001” is a mixed compilation that consists of twelve separate compositions created between 2010-2011 by Bartosz Dziadosz, known as Pleq, and his colleagues from Japan, Canada, Spain and United Kingdom.
Author of the mix Bartosz Dziadosz – Pleq is an electro-acoustic artist, based in Warsaw, Poland. By connecting ambient, glitch and modern classic musical elements, Pleq extracts his sincere individuality. After releasing thirteen albums and being represented in more than thirteen record labels he now can be called a major figure in the academic music scene.

“Secret Thirteen mix #001” is a coherent and thoughtful one hour musical line that definitely proves Bartosz complete musical feeling. Extensive piercing atmospheres are drifting through whole work and gently changing their shapes by assimilating even a rustle sounds. Melancholic wide range melodies submerge in the field of contemporary sound while occasionally emerging sublime cello entries and suddenly varying piano chords bring vitality into selection. These delaying field recordings and subtle effects create a perfect fulfillment to the whole.

Pleq creates a significant journey inside your mind and soul where time does not exist. This is an imperishable monument of intelligent sound from the most promising Poland’s musician.
01| offthesky & Pleq – Ashes Of American Fags
02| Unreleased Exclusive
03| offthesky & Pleq – Desert Of Hours
04| Pleq plus Lauki – Part II
05| offthesky & Pleq – Delicate Exit
06| Pleq plus Marihiko Hara – She Is Stell Asleep
07| Pleq plus Lauki – Part V (Poem by Loulwa Beydoun)
08| Pleq plus Hakobune – III
09| Paper Relics – Fading (Pleq Remix)
10| Pleq plus Lauki – The Gravity Lens (Cut)
11| Pleq & Spheruleus – A Journey Through Unfamiliar Places
12| Unreleased Exclusive (Cello by Dave Dhonau)

Conrad Schnitzler & Borngräber & Strüver – Con-Struct CD 201

Conrad Schnitzler & Borngräber & Strüver – Con-Struct
Label: M=minimal – mm-007
Format: CD, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 29 Aug 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental

1 Con-Struct 1 4:23
2 Con-Struct 2 4:50
3 Con-Struct 3 4:42
4 Con-Struct 4 4:03
5 Con-Struct 5 4:40
6 Con-Struct 6 3:11
7 Con-Struct 7 4:45
8 Con-Struct 8 5:08

After two re-releases of Conrad Schnitzler classics, (Zug & Ballet Statique) now m=minimal releases a completely new work from the pioneer of electronic music.
Conrad Schnitzler is a sound explorer. For many years, he has been on expeditions, journeys through his collection of electronic synthesizers almost every day. Sounds he liked has been conserved on tape and stored in his sound library. The result is a huge library of audio files, he calls them “solen”.
“Borngräber & Struever” have got the chance to examine that library and started to con-struct new pieces out of the hidden gems. These are not remixes but new compositions. None of the sound combinations were thought or heard before. The 8 tracks form an album independent of any trend and therefore it becomes a real acoustic environment for everyone.

The album was produced at Studio.Wannsee. To give the album more authenticity, the complete audio processing was done using analog equipment. They not only used many classics among the finest synthesizers and outboard equipment, but also custom built tube gear. The icing on the cake are the tubes used from the 60′s, which bought Christian Borngräber on a trip through the Atacama desert in a small radio repair business in the city of Calama. Thanks to the desert climate even the packaging of the tubes

[PS 08/120] Anthony Rother – The Machine Room (Album) CD 2011

Anthony Rother – The Machine Room
Label: Fax +49-69/450464
Catalog#: PS08/120
Format: CD, Album, Mixed, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 02 May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Electro, Experimental

Design [Graphics] –
Written-By, Producer, Mastered By – Anthony Rother
Limitation: 300
Mixed And Recorded At PSI Studio Germany
Communication: E-Mail =
World Wide Web =

1 The Machine Room (Part I) 6:50
2 The Machine Room (Part II) 5:12
3 The Machine Room (Part III) 9:40
4 The Machine Room (Part IV) 5:27
5 The Machine Room (Part V) 6:17
6 The Machine Room (Part VI) 5:14
7 The Machine Room (Part VII) 6:02
8 The Machine Room (Part VIII) 3:07
9 The Machine Room (Part IX) 5:05
10 The Machine Room (Part X) 5:55
11 The Machine Room (Part XI) 8:28
12 The Machine Room (Part XII) 3:19
13 The Machine Room (Part XIII) 8:37

After an eight-year break, Anthony Rother is back with a solo album on FAX. He worked on this album for a year and the result is outstanding.
The music is based on a story of a factory worker who supervises and controls the machines in a huge steelworks.
His thoughts and dreams have been infiltrated … the machine is everywhere he goes.
Hypnotic sequencing and soundtrack-like, monumental atmospheres are part of this masterpiece.

tnx mymodern dl

[PS 08/123] Anthony Rother – Vom Urknall Zur Maschine (Album) CD 2011

Anthony Rother – Vom Urknall Zur Maschine
Label: Fax +49-69/450464 – PS 08/123
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 21 Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Electro, Experimental

Mixed At – PSI Studio
Recorded At – PSI Studio
Artwork [Graphics] –*
Edited By [Additional Editing] – Pete Namlook
Written-By, Producer, Mastered By – Anthony Rother
Limitation: 300
Mixed and recorded at PSI Studio Germany

1 Materie 4:59
2 Ursuppe 8:11
3 Photosynthese 6:37
4 Landeroberung 4:30
5 K-T/Grenze 3:37
6 Säuger 6:24
7 Affenmenschen 6:21
8 Zeitlebens 7:42
9 Silizium 5:41
10 Biomechanik (VUZM Version) 7:29
11 KI 4:07

This is the first of Anthony Rother's more experimental albums which has remained unreleased since 1999. We are proud to finally present this CD as it has this great magic common to every "debut”. The composer collects copious sounds and great ideas which wait for their first appearance. The result is something outstanding...the start of a new direction.
On this release the more experimental ideas meet the elektro sound of Anthony Rother for a great concept album.
Sparse, minimalistic but dense sounds meander into monumental soundscapes, sequenced, melodic lines which more and more meet electronic beats evolving into a highly sophisticated machinery of sound. An excellent and outstanding release.

The “Big Bang” of Anthony Rother’s experimental albums

Thursday, September 15, 2011

[GBX 706] Jonny Trunk – Ghost Box Study Series 06: Animation And Interpretation 7" Vinyl 2011

Jonny Trunk – Ghost Box Study Series 06: Animation And Interpretation
Label: Ghost Box – GBX706
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 08 Apr 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental
Design [Cover] – Julian House
Cotton wool steam clouds billow, pipe cleaner trees sway and newspaper pigeons take flight as Le Train Fantôme chuffs its way into the curious animated world of Jonny Trunk. Outside the station climb aboard a shoe box taxi and take a trip through the soggy streets of Cardboard Boxford.
And back home again in time for bed.
Pressed on thick heavy vinyl.

A Le Train Fantôme 3:20
B Cardboard Boxford 3:56

Another tiny package of joy from the proper on-form Ghost Box label, and this time around we find Trunk boss Jonny Trunk on the dials, eking the kind of sounds you’d expect to have found in 1963 on early episodes of Doctor Who from his jaw-dropping cache of samples. You already know that when you get your hands on anything from Trunk it’s gonna be special, but the gritty rhythmic pulse and discordant twang of ‘Le Train Fantome’ is instantly up there with the best the label have thrown out to date. Blending the light-hearted electronic experimentations of Delia Derbyshire with a near concrete sense of sample-laced weirdness that could place it alongside the fabled GRM studios, there’s not enough I can do to recommend that you hear this one LOUD. Flip the record over and we’ve got ‘Cardboard Boxford’, a woozy pizzicato strings ‘n rhythms cut that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Moondog record. Seriously good, seriously strange, seriously limited. Don’t sleep on this one, will ya.

  Jonny Trunk - Le Train Fantôme (Clips) by Ghost Box

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[EK 50] KFW – Regaining Composure / Negating Freedom Cassette 2011

KFW – Regaining Composure / Negating Freedom
Label: Ekhein – EK50
Format: Cassette, C30
Country: US
Released: 20 Apr 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Ambient
Recorded at Mimaroglu, June 16th 2009.
Composed at Mimaroglu, February 21-24, 2011.

A Regaining Composure
B Negating Freedom

KFW-Regaining Composure by EKHEIN


Monday, September 5, 2011

[RS 90] Arrow Kleeman – Phase Reps & Builds Cassette 2011

Arrow Kleeman – Phase Reps & Builds
Label: Root Strata – RS90
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Ambient
Credits:    Artwork By – Dan Kleeman    Composed By – Arrow Kleeman
Notes: Edition of 100 copies

A1 Auto Blips 4:01
A2 Nu Phase 3:25
A3 Repeat Again 3:26
A4 Strange Horns 7:50
A5 Locust Like 2:51
A6 Long Lungs 2:48
B1 Live Drone 11:35
B2 Charmour 2:47
B3 Phase Reps & Builds 9:46
Glistening kosmiche/synth music minimalism from Arrow Kleeman, who is also known as Lilienthal. 'Phase Reps & Builds' was originally released on a Root Strata cassette in an edition of 100, but appears digitally for the first time. "Micro body rhythms amplified and overlapping like drifting mosaics. Music based on mathematics, but all the calculations are lost. Electronic organics."

[WGROCKSCS] Medicine Rocks – Untitled Cassette 2011

Medicine Rocks – Untitled
Label: Wagon – none
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition, C32
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Experimental
Edition of 150 copies.

A1 Untitled 6:21
A2 Untitled 5:19
A3 Untitled 1:52
B1 Untitled 4:19
B2 Untitled 4:21
B3 Untitled 6:28

Available from alex moskos and john elliott bunkered down over thanksgiving 2010 in cleveland to record this lone weird excursion. at times sounding like the mike post score for a deeply unheralded early 90's made-for-tv joint about wet streets others sounding like what would happen had sonny not died and last exit made a record for realworld, minus the drunken brotz. of course. elliott on more or less synth and synth programming, moskos on mg-1 and guitar everyone plays drums. cover painting by jessica mensch.  discogs
medicine rocks - untitled (album preview) by experimedia

Monday, August 8, 2011

[FUR 037] Conrad Schnitzler aka CON – Live '72 2LP 2011

Conrad Schnitzler aka CON – Live '72
Label: Further Records
Catalog#: FUR 037
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 06 Jun 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Krautrock, Experimental

Mastered By – CGB*
Limited to 500 copies in total; 100 copies on white vinyl and 400 copies on black vinyl (this). Gatefold jacket on french paper. Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

A1 Untitled
A2 Untitled
A3 Untitled
B1 Untitled
B2 Untitled
B3 Untitled
C1 Untitled
C2 Untitled
C3 Untitled
D1 Untitled
D2 Untitled
D3 Untitled

Conrad Schnitzler is without a doubt one of the most important figures in 20th century electronic music. His CV includes a prominent role initiating the seminal Zodiak Free Arts Lab in Berlin circa 1967, essentially creating the nucleus of what would become known as the Kosmische movement. From this he became a founder member of Kluster and collaborated with the likes of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, laying the foundations for future generations of Techno and Ambient electronic musicians. It's not often that unreleased material of his comes to the surface, but Further Records have somehow gained access to this 1972 live session, salvaged from cheap old tapes. Considering the time frame, this stuff is just incredible, spanning twelve tracks of signature metallic pulses and starry synth plumes framing his beautifully restrained melodic arrangements. What separates Con from the rest of the crowd, and makes him so important to the development of electronic music and Techno in particular, is that intuitive and engrossing element of restraint and repetition, especially when coupled with his knack for darker, moodier melodies and that brooding sense of space. No hyperbole intended, this is a genuinely exceptional piece of work, easily one of the very best reissues we've encountered in the recent deluge. Mastered by CGB at D&M, Berlin


Thursday, July 21, 2011

[MIA CD 016] Kreng – Grimoire CD (Album) 2011

Kreng – Grimoire
Label: Miasmah
Catalog#: MIACD016
Format: CD, Album
Country: Norway
Released: 03 Jun 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Dark Ambient, Drone

Design – Erik K. Skodvin*
Mastered By – Nils Frahm
Photography By – Stef Lernous
Written By, Producer – Pepijn Caudron

1 Karcist 2:43
2 Le Bateleur 7:29
3 Opkropper 3:11
4 Petit Grimoire 4:21
Piano – Nils Frahm
5 Wrak 9:04
6 Ballet Van De Bloedhoeren 4:36
7 Girl In A Fishtank 3:38
8 La Poule Noire 3:49
9 Balkop 4:57
10 Satyriasis 7:18
Percussion – Eric Thielemans
11 Konker 2:45

Having first entered our lives in 2009 with an album so singularly terrifying that it still gives us nightmares, Pepijn Caudron - the elusive mastermind behind Kreng - plunges even deeper into the heart of darkness with a new full-length offering for Miasmah. The results are just phenomenal, combining a palpably European antique grandeur with cutting edge sound design and a pervasive occult charge (a 'grimoire' is a book of spells, don'tcha know). 'Karcist' is the curtain-raiser, wherein ambiguous midnight ambience soon gives way to hands-around-the-throat dread; 'Le Bateleur' is a zombie waltz of baleful clarinet, muted horns and snares flapping like bat's wings. On 'Opkropper', Kreng's neo-classical ambitions swell to the fore, plangent cello lavishly swelling amid Ligeti-style piano jabs and snatches of soprano opera singing that sound like Edith Piaf trapped down a well. 'Petit Grimoire' is the album's seductive highlight, impish strings hanging off a muffled techno pulse, and 'Wrak' is a veritable symphony of things that go bump in the night: shrill violins and discordant woodwind scrapping and scraping over a steadily iterated, Morricone-esque motif. The stately orchestral vibe returns for 'Ballet Van De Bloedhoeren' only to dissolve into a fetid swamp of the sickest drone; 'Girl In A Fishtank' sounds like one of Leyland Kirby and Philip Jeck's clammiest nightmares, a real Death In Venice dirge, its 1920s pomp racked by the threat of cholera, drowning, forbidden lust and war. 'La Poule Noire is a grimm tale with an almost industrial momentum, its reverbed percussion rolling horribly, unstoppably onwards like a steam train to the death factory. Has gothic minimalism ever sounded this vivid, this all-consuming and three-dimensional? Not to our knowledge.

miasmah | boomkat (LP)

[LINE_050] Seth Horvitz – Eight Studies For Automatic Piano CD (Album) 2011

Seth Horvitz – Eight Studies For Automatic Piano
Label: Line
Catalog#: LINE_050
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released 14 Jun 2011
Genre: Classical
Style: Contemporary

Composed By – Seth Horvitz
Mastered By – Taylor Deupree
Edition of 500.
From the disc's liner notes:
Inspired by the works of James Tenney, György Ligeti, Charlemagne Palestine, and Conlon Nancarrow, "Eight Studies for Automatic Piano" makes use of simple, computer-aided compositional processes to test the limits of human perception and machine precision. It relies on a bare minimum of technical means to explore notions of temporal distortion, iterative process, and elegant complexity. Presented in an immersive concert setting without the presence of a human performer, "Eight Studies" questions traditional notions of live performance and musical "life."
A "Listener's Guide" containing detailed descriptions and visual scores for each piece can be downloaded from
All works performed by the Yamaha Disklavier C7 Mark III. Recorded at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College,

1 Study No. 14: Arch Study For The Highest Eight Notes 5:18
2 Study No. 4: Sixteen Diatonic Glissandi Moving At Harmonic Rates 2:22
3 Study No. 2: An Approximate Series Of Approximate Harmonic Series 6:05
4 Study No. 13: Echoes 3:57
5 Study No. 21: Bells 5:20
6 Study No. 1: Octaves, Systematically Filled And Folded 5:46
7 Study No. 29: Tentacles 4:26
8 Study No. 99: Strumming Machine 12:31

Completely brilliant, brain-boxing suite of piano minimalism from Seth Horvitz, inspired by the works of James Tenney, Ligeti, Charlemagne Palestine and Conlon Nancarrow. The aim of Eight Studies was apparently to use simple computer-aided compositional pieces to "test the limits of human perception and machine precision"; it was performed by a Yamaha Disklavier C7 without the presence of a single human being, and recorded live; indeed, it's a work that questions the very nature of "live". It's pointless to go into too much depth about the techniques deployed - the curious can download an in-depth Listener's Guide from the L-ne website - but to take just one example, 'Study No.2: An Approximate Series of Approximate Harmonic Series' finds Horvitz (or at least his electronic avatar) introducing a basic repeating shape and systematically layering it, transposing it, and rhythmically offsetting it against itself. Then, in Reichian style, the length of each repeating shape is incrementally shortened, producing a rhythmic phasing process. It's huge credit to Horvitz that his rigorously mathematical approaches to composing nonetheless yield richly melodic music, lyrical and addictive. Once you've digested this remarkable album, you'll never think of the piano the same way again.

boomkat | lineimprint

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mark Fell – Manitutshu LP (Album) 2011

Mark Fell – Manitutshu
Label: Editions Mego
Catalog#: Editions Mego 116
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country: Austria
Released: May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Minimal, Experimental
Mastered By – Andreas 'Lupo' Lubich*
Photography – Mark Fell

A1 Acids In The... Thin Razor, Attack Noise Hat, Linn 2:29
A2 Acids In The... Primes Version 0:51
A3 Manitutshu (New Algorithm)... LatelyBass And NewElectro, Attack Pulse Hat 5:42
B1 Acids In The... Razor Experiment 0:51
B2 Manitutshu... Parameter Set 2, Linn Hi Tom, JazzOrg, Vortex Study Performance Overdub, And Synthesis Reminiscent Of Duet Emmo 6:23
B3 Acids In The... Stochastic Energy Pause With Thin Razor, Attack Noise Hat, Linn 1:47
C1 Manitutshu... First Algorithm Test 3:41
C2 Occultation Of... Razor Simple Acid Pause Version With LFO To Cutoff 1:47
C3 'Materialisation' Epic Razor Chord And LatelyBass With Found Voice 3:26
D Occultation Of... Mat Steel Extended Remix 14:57
Remix – Mat Steel

Following last year's devasting UL8 set, Mark Fell returns to Editions Mego for a 2x12" excursion into advanced rhythm mechanics. Back in January 2011, the SND man was invited by Erik 'Errorsmith' Wiegand to create some presets for the Native Instruments soft-synth he was building. In the end, NI rejected Fell's sounds, but their loss is our gain: he's further developed the pattern-Generating systems he used for UL8 and connected them to sounds produced in Wiegand's synthesizer with a result so tantalising you're almost reminded of Wiegand's own classic MMM production 'Donna'. Fell is just at his ballistic best, delivering nine tracks that manage to sound at once coolly scientific whilst also suggesting a kind of mutant, angular rave music. 'Acids In The... thin razor, attack noise hat, Linn' in particular is possessed of an itchy funk that is just completely addictive, while 'Manitutshu' is electro fit to soundtrack a 2045 block party, and 'Manitutshu... parameter set 2, Linn HI Tom, JazzOrg...' pays homage to Duet Emmo (the seminal 80s collaboration between Daniel Miller and Wire's Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis) in a morse code techno style. Don't get us wrong: though playful, this album isn't exactly an easy ride, but for the more adventurous ears out there the rewards are enormous. The set ends with an industrial-strength remix from Fell's SND partner Mat Steel, taking on 'Occultation', a track which in is original form sounds like Richard D. James' Cornish acid focussed into a single, searing laser beam. If you need further incentive, know that Manitutshu was mastered by Lupo at Dubplates and Mastering and is packaged with a A1 full colour poster. Most artists pay lip service to the future, Mark Fell is busy making it happen. Highly recommended.

eMEGO (LP)  |  boomkat (digital)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

[fluidaudio 008] Various - Kanshin Compilation 2CD 2011

Various – Kanshin
Label: Fluid Audio, hibernate
Catalog#: fluidaudio 008
Format: 2 × CD, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: Jun 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Drone, Experimental, Ambient

Art Direction – Ian Hazeldine*
Hosted By [Kanshin Curated By] – Daniel Crossley, Jonathan Lees
Mastered By – Wil Bolton
Track 2-4 recorded in Gothenburg 2010-2011. Performed, produced and mixed at The 63rd.
Kanshin is a compilation album that has been put together to raise money for the current recovery in Japan following March’s earthquake.
100% of profit from compilation sales will go directly towards the Japan recovery and on-going relief efforts.
Released in a A5 sized cardboard jacket
The Fluid Audio catalog number (008) does not appear on the release. It is, however, mentioned at the label site.

1-1 Clem Leek – Light Passage II (Grief) 5:08
1-2 Hummingbird (2) – Dancing Shadows 3:58
1-3 Relmic Statute – Lopery 5:02
1-4 Scissors And Sellotape – Heal 3:34
1-5 P Jørgensen & Ian Hawgood* – Isles 3:34
1-6 Wil Bolton – Lost In Transit 4:12
1-7 Field Rotation – A Pondering Silence 4:38
1-8 Caught In The Wake Forever – Lia Fail (At Dawn) 3:34
1-9 Damian Valles – Clime 5:42
1-10 Library Tapes – May (Variation) 1:45
1-11 Yellow6 – Repeat 6:20
1-12 Maps And Diagrams* With Ylid – Again 4:54
1-13 Felicia Atkinson – Chaleur Vacante 8:44
1-14 Hessien – Flightless And Nocturnal 2:42
1-15 Yann Novak – 3 Surfaces Excerpt 5:04
1-16 Offthesky* With Ten And Tracer – Therapy Refuge 7:10
2-1 Orla Wren With Katie English – Swallowtail Yellow 5:16
2-2 Moving Dawn Orchestra, The – We're Here 3:48
2-3 Spheruleus – Residue 4:48
2-4 Silence Set, The – So Will Everything We Love
Performer, Producer, Mixed By – Dag Rosenqvist, Johan Gustavsson 3:46
2-5 Aaron Martin (2) & Machinefabriek – Utsutsu 3:04
Instruments, Recorded By – Aaron Martin (2)
Other [Further Adjustments] – Machinefabriek
2-6 Szymon Kaliski – And Longing 4:55
2-7 Jeremy Bible & Jason Henry – Grainslip 7:34
2-8 Bengalfuel – Gorgon 4:44
2-9 David Newlyn – Landscape (III) 2:02
2-10 Tom White (4) – Bright Rooms 4:04
2-11 Listening Mirror – The Cause Of It All 6:19
2-12 Talvihorros – Perigee 7:49
2-13 Alex Durlak – Bellows 5:40
2-14 Antonymes – Kiotsuketene 2:56
2-15 Kyle Bobby Dunn – Britannia Into Morning 8:00

Kanshin is a two CD compilation album that presents a collection of sound design work from some of the scene's finest artists from across the globe. It has been put together to raise money for the current recovery in Japan following March's earthquake.

As the sensationalist media broadcasters find other things to talk about in the news, a huge recovery operation is still on-going as we speak. Many people have lost everything. So we decided to put together Kanshin so that via Ian Hawgood, 100% of profit from compilation sales will go directly towards the Japan recovery and on-going relief efforts. Ian lives in Japan and his wife is currently working with both the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support organisation (JEARS)
in Sendai and surrounding areas, as well as the Direct Help for Victims and Animals Rejected from Shelters in Japan group who are going up to areas which are not receiving government support for food, water, basic
supplies, as well as rebuilding and cleaning up. By this means they are able to transport food, clothing and aid directly almost every other weekend and during holidays to areas which are not getting enough or any support.
Ian's wife has also arranged a house as a base in Sendai for volunteers and a temporary home for found animals who are then moved on through JEARS either to foster homes or animal centres. We felt that any funds we can send this way would probably have more of an immediate impact than donating via one of the larger UK charities.

Ian himself has contributed to the compilation in a collaboration with Peter Jørgensen and through 3 hours and some 30 tracks, the line up that comprises this album is surely as exciting as it gets...

Kanshin is curated by Daniel Crossley (Fluid Radio/Fluid
Audio/Facture) and Jonathan Lees (Hibernate/Rural Colours), with invaluable assistance from Ian Hazeldine (Cover art), Wil Bolton (Mastering) and Damian Valles (Digital distribution). This release is made possible by the generosity of all of the artists involved.

Fluid Audio

[Unseen 004] Various – For Nihon Compilation 2CD 2011

Various – For Nihon
Label: Unseen Records
Catalog#: Unseen004
Format: 2 × CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

Design [Layout Design] – Luke Twyman
Mastered By – Keith Kenniff
Photography By [Cover] – Irene Suchocki
All profits of this release benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund set up by The Japan Society.

1-01 Rhian Sheehan – Places In Between
1-02 Arms And Sleepers – Crash
1-03 aus – Daylight
1-04 Christina Vantzou – Your Changes Have Been Submitted
1-05 Dustin O'Halloran Ft. Adam Wiltzie – Opus 43
1-06 Peter Broderick – Quiet Long Enough
1-07 Ryuichi Sakamoto – Kizuna
1-08 Cokiyu – Volar
1-09 Clem Leek – A Light To Guide You
1-10 Biosphere – Inner Ohm
1-11 Last Days – Hanami
1-12 Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd – We Enter The Night
1-13 Goldmund – Nihon
1-14 Amman Abbasi – Fragmented Earth
1-15 Ex Confusion – Chapter 5
1-16 Colin Kenniff Ft. Hollie Kenniff – Wind And Distance
1-17 Hammock – Sora
1-18 Sawako – Lightlit
1-19 Deru – Days Then... (Japan Version)
2-01 Hollie Kenniff – This Time Tomorrow
2-02 American Dollar, The – Near East
2-03 Joseph Minadeo* – Roads
2-04 Bexar Bexar – Gold I
2-05 Ametsub – Opening
2-06 Olafur Arnalds* – Endalaus II
2-07 Nils Frahm & Anne Muller* – Aussenseiter
2-08 Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window
2-09 Rafael Anton Irisarri & Goldmund – Dissolution
2-10 Helios – Sing The Same Song Twice
2-11 Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) – Balcony Sunset
2-12 Taylor Deupree – For A Morning When
2-13 Alva Noto – Is Otto Roessler Right?
2-14 Balmorhea – Clamor
2-15 Near The Parenthesis – This Too
2-16 Little Phrase – Time Is Golden
2-17 Ryan Teague – Even Space
2-18 Rob Simonsen – 2.4 Metres
2-19 Max Richter – Bach Mirror

After learning about the tragic events of the Japanese earthquake on March 11th my wife, Hollie, and I were talking about ways to help. We decided to ask a few friends to join a compilation to help raise money. A few quickly became many as we were overwhelmed and warmed by the eagerness of these musicians to get involved.
"For Nihon" features some of the premier names in ambient / experimental music. 100% of the profits from the sale of this album will be donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund set up by New York's Japan Society.

boomkat / unseen

Kamikaze#64 - Anworth Kirk

Kamikaze#64 - Anworth Kirk

Kamikaze (@radiokamikaze)- radio show presented and mixed by paul ackroyd covering the best and weirdest in all walks of electronic music, and quite a lot more besides...

This time out it's all about sinister collagists Anworth Kirk. You might have caught their superb debut at the end of last year, and this followup, Avonwaith, is another slice of the same. Tune in for a big ol' chunk of stuff from this new Anworth Kirk record, plus a load of dark, bleak, and plundered nonsense from the likes of Frieder Butzmann, Stockhausen, Broadcast, The Focus Group, The Advisory Circle, Myrmyr, Demdike Stare, The Body, Steve Reich, A Silver Mt Zion, Nova Scotion Arms, Andrew Liles, Bernard Parmegiani, and Pop-Off Tuesday...

Demdike Stare - Of Decay & Shadows [Modern Love]
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte (Edit) [Ellipsis Arts]
Frieder Butzmann - In Einem Netzwerk [Pan]
Bernard Parmegiani - Ponomatopees [GRM]
Myrmyr - Golden Ashes [Under The Spire]
The Haxan Cloak - The Growling [Aurora Borealis]
The Body - Empty Hearth [At A Loss]
Pop-Off Tuesday - Unworldly [Pickled Egg]
Nova Scotion Arms - Current (White) [Sweat Lodge Guru]
Andrew Liles - What Never Will Be [Infraction]
Broadcast & The Focus Group - We Are After All Here [Warp/Ghost Box]
The Advisory Circle - We Cleanse This Space [Ghost Box]
Broadcast - Through The Gates Of Yesterday [Warp]
The Focus Group - Starry Wisdom [Ghost Box]
Anworth Kirk - Avonwaith [Pre-Cert Home Entertainment]
A Silver Mt Zion - Lonely As The Sound Of Lying On The Ground Of An Airplane Going Down [Constellation]
Steve Reich - Come Out [Nonesuch]

Monday, July 4, 2011

[senufoeditionfourteen] Alessandro Brivio – Associazioni Poro LP 2011

Alessandro Brivio – Associazioni Poro
Label: Senufo Editions
Catalog#: senufoeditionfourteen
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Clear
Country: Italy
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Rhythmic Noise, Experimental

Numbered edition of 200 copies. Transparent vinyl. Silkscreened cover (black on black carboard), with small insert.

A Untitled
B Untitled

Alessandro Brivio’s new record is another collection of complex and obsessive rhythmic tracks, reflecting his studies and passion for african aesthetics. The title is an homage to the Senufo secret society (the Poro) and to the Associazione Poro, a foundation of africanists founded by the great italian collector Carlo Monzino.

Numbered edition of 200 copies. Transparent vinyl (cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin) with printed labels. Silkscreened cover (black on black carboard), with small insert. 15 euro + shipping costs.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

[TO:84] Biosphere – N-Plants CD (Album) 2011

Biosphere – N-Plants
Label: Touch
Catalog#: TO:84
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 27 Jun 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Downtempo, Ambient

Art Direction – Jon Wozencroft
Cover [Cover Image] – Yusuke Murakami
Mastered By – Denis Blackham
Recorded By – Geir Jenssen

1 Sendai-1 8:01
2 Shika-1 7:54
3 Jōyō 5:31
4 Ikata-1 5:05
5 Monju-1 2:42
6 Genkai-1 6:37
7 Ōi-1 5:10
8 Monju-2 3:58
9 Fujiko 4:56

Okay so this is weird - in February 2011 Gier Jenssen finished an album dedicated to the Japanese post-war reconstruction and, specifically, the country's futuristic nuclear program. After surveying numerous photos he became fascinated by the idea that nuclear power plants could be built so close to the sea in earthquake-prone areas, and this slowly became the focus for his recordings. A few months later and, alas, the album has gained considerable poignancy - we are now in the aftermath of one of Japan's most serious disasters and Jenssen's concepts have a strangely prophetic quality to them. The music itself is hardly melancholy, but has a damaged, cold, digital edge which mirrors the clean architectural perfection of the ominous structures, pre-earthquake of course. As Jenssen's clipped, purposeful rhythms slowly make their way into synthetic patterns, they guide the record and imbue proceedings with a fitting Kubrickian haze. 'N-Plants' almost reminds of early SND (think 'Stdio' or 'Makesndcassette') but played at the wrong speed. These are slow, booming passages of sound carried out with a masterful ear, displaying the razor sharp precision of a true veteran of the field. Lazy, lackadaisical witch-house this is not, but 'N-Plants' shares threads with its purposeful slow-down of dance music tropes. It's a powerful record: without the context 'N-Plants' is an affecting, engrossing listening experience, but with the added air of melancholy, it becomes all the more haunting and memorable. Highly Recommended.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

[R-N 123] Kangding Ray – OR CD (Album) 2011

Kangding Ray – OR
Label: Raster-Noton
Catalog#: r-n 123
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, IDM

Mastered By – Andreas (Lupo) Lubich*
Voice, Lyrics By – Magne Mostue* (tracks: 3, 4, 7)
Written-By, Producer – David Letellier
All tracks written and produced in Berlin 2010-2011.

1 Athem 5:06
Words By – Hakim Bey
Voice – Rose Tizane Merrill
2 Mojave 4:16
3 Odd Sympathy 6:23
Percussion – Achille Farese
4 Pruitt Igoe (OR Version) 4:04
5 Or 5:54
Keyboards [Progressive Keys] – Ben Frost
6 Mirrors 2:46
7 Coracoid Process 5:29
Drums – Yacine Djeradi
8 En Amaryllis Jour 5:02
9 Leavaila Scheme 5:42
10 Monsters 2:27
Voice – Rose Tizane Merrill
11 La Belle 6:25

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After the Pruitt Igoe E.P, Kangding Ray returns with his third album for raster-noton, pushing further his explorations on the edge of digital and analog sounds. With OR, Kangding Ray continues to blur the borders between experimental and bass music, and brings his signature sound to another level, somewhere at the darkest fringe of club culture.

With the massive metallic beats of « athem », the frightening distorded waves of « Mojave », the elevated groove of « Odd Sympathy », the modulated guitar walls of « Leavaila Scheme », or the low-bitrate Everest of « La Belle », KR creates deep atmospheres, loaded with echoes of collapsing economies, dysfunctional political systems, and corporate alienation.

In an abstract manner, OR depicts the desillusions of modern civilizations, while initiating a positive reflection on crisis as a creative state.

OR (« gold » in french), as the only chemical element that seems to keep its value for eternity, refers to the cult of endless consumption and the absurdity of fluctuating currency valuations, while in english, as a logical operator or grammatical conjunction, OR represents the possibility of another choice, an « inclusive disjunction » which suggests that there might be another answer, a different path to follow.

Noticeable inputs have been provided by Ben Frost, who composed a keyboard line for « Or », Rose Tizane Merrill who lend her voice to the anarchist poem « Monsters », and Magne Mostue who wrote the words and sang on « Coracoid Process » as well as the vocal version of the prophetic electronic mantra « Pruitt Igoe ».