Tomáš Šenkyřík’s Fond is the second release in Slowcraft’s Lifeline series *** Wu Cloud moved to Sumatra and recorded an atmospheric lo-fi set of exotic ambient *** Kamila Govorçin explores textural sonic, meditative landscapes.
Exploring the Marimba as a source for ambient music with MNO *** Michael Begg returns to the music of satellites in the company of Clodagh Simonds.
Stephen O’Malley’s ‘Géante 4’ composed for Stuart Dempster and performed by Eye Music *** Black Glass Ensemble explores the power of the B Minor chord together with 104 friends *** Michael Vallera creates soundscapes where the sound cannot be traced back to his guitar.
A (belated!) introduction to the Longform Editions label/collective. Their June 2020 editions present works by Carmen Villain, Celer, Chihei Hatakeyama and Michael Vincent Waller.
Alva Noto returns after a five year hiatus with volume 4 of his Xerrox pentalogy *** Madeleine Cocolas explores the complex emotions she felt when returning home to Ithaca.
“You Will Now Listen To My Voice”
DreamScenes for June 2020
Andrew Heath’s new album ‘A Trace of Phosphor’ is preceded by a tasteful Name Your Price appetizer called Lighting Beacons *** Konstruct’s ‘Coastal Event’ is distilled from a 5-hour concert conjuring expansive images of the sea and coastline.
Yair Elazar Glotman and Mats Erlandsson present their long-form work as a reaction to the current continuous flood of competing interests *** Two sides of Francis M. Gri: the sadness of degenerating memories opposed to the small joys of having to stay at home.
A walk in the park with Coen Oscar Polack *** Impressions of Madrid as seen by Guybrush (Francesco Ameglio).
Field Works recorded the ultrasonic sounds of Indiana bats and invited an array of artists to work with it *** Apparat‘s Capri-Revolution is the start of a new series focusing on his soundtracks (immediately followed by the score for Stay Still).
Three sonic adventures to help you listen to your environment with a different attitude:
music from T.U., Markus Mehr, and Stefan Klaverdal.
The spontaneous collaboration between Rutger Zuydervelt and Bruno Duplant does not sound as uncertain as the title suggests *** Matthijs Kouw explores parallel suburbs in two suspenseful drones.
Orchestral drone and poetry from Jackson Greenberg, Ondes Martenot showcase by Christine Ott, and a neo-classical showcase supporting the Mediterranean Sea.
Sound installations for empty rooms…. and a return to the timeless music of Yui Onodera.
DreamScenes for May 2020: “A Quiet Mantra Of Hope”…
Cold arctic winds and a clear blue sky: Maggi Payne’s Arctic Winds and Reese Williams’ Great Bird Black River.
Ambient music representing cosmic Pulse Sound Recordings, (rare) quiet days, and deserted Australian landscapes: albums by Hler, Hipnotic Earth and Amongst Myselves respectively.
After the physical distribution became impossible, Whitelabrec’s Harry Towell started the Home Diaries series: artists documenting their personal experiences during the Covid-19 lockdown.