Improvised soundscapes from Unland, an homage to animals by The Elderbranch Campaign, and previously unreleased reel-to-reel installation soundscapes by Wouter van Veldhoven.
It’s hard to keep up with so much great music out there.
Here’s a selection that brings you from modern classical to futuristic dub (via reel-to-reel tape delay)!
Hightlights from Monochromie; Visionary Hours; Peter Grech; Northumbria and Mogano
“A collection that holds twelve works for voice and 1/4″ tape” is a description that immediately grasps my attention, especially when the performing artists is “a trained opera singer, delivering an elegant balance between theatrical and ambient sentiments”.
From the very first minutes of “Ivan Hoe and Other Tales“, you will realise that this is not gonna be like one of your average atmospheric drone albums.
Starting with a spoken voice recording, taken “from old tape cassettes for English summer homeworks” and telling tales about the ancient Saxons from Sherwood Forest, the album shifts into “a journey into an almost cold, dark and ‘aseptic’ forest, ending with a come-back to a warm home”.