Friday, 19 December 2008

ghost box - rutual & education

on the turntable:

ghost box (v/a)
ritual and education

no cat. N°

image: ghost box

Excellent sampler from the Ghost Box label only available in download format. Features tracks from all of the bands on the labels' roster
; Belbury Poly; The Focus Group; Mount Vernon Arts Lab; etc. etc. (one2zero)

Download / Buy -
Ritual and Education from Ghost Box

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

fennesz - black sea

on the turntable:


black sea


image: japanese forms

While I'm a bit disappointed with this release ( - I'll probably get to like it more after a few more listens - ) the new
Fennesz album is still one of the best discs I've invested in recently. I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point for those who are not aware of his recordings or haven't heard any of his stuff (-try Endless Summer or Venice-) but I'd say some of the tracks are up to his usual high standard; The Colour of Three and Saffron Revolution being, in my opinion, the standout tracks. You can get a full rundown on the album at the ever-reliable Boomkat site. (one2zero)

Buy Black Sea at: Boomkat / Touch

Black Sea :
from Boomkat

Friday, 5 December 2008

nhk - unununium

on the turntable:


NHK is a collaboration of Kouhei Matsunaga and Toshio Munehiro who have been working together since 2006 when they both lived in Osaka. Kouhei started making music back in 1992 focusing on rather experimental compositions. he has been working with various artists such as Merzbow, Asmus Tietchens, Sean Booth (Autechre) and Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio. On NHK EP Kouhei and Toshio are turning towards rough digital techno.(© raster_noton)

"If you've been feeling the latest direction of Alva Noto's new Unitxt project or Byetone's recent remix work, and got a good buzz from the Ae album, this is most certainly for you. ULTRA ULTREA HEAVYWEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Boomkat)

a available on vinyl only from raster-noton or as a download from Boomkat. (one2zero)

Unununium : from Boomkat

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

kenneth kirschner - filaments & voids

on the turntable:

kenneth kirschner
filaments & voids


Buy / Order: 12k

image: japanese forms

A subdued chord, and a subsequent quiet. A hovering drone, followed by a compelling absence of sound. True to its title, Filaments & Voids is comprised predominantly by one or the other: by carefully constructed audio of lingering delicacy or by singular silences of ambiguous depth. Over the course of two discs and nearly two and a half hours of music, composer Kenneth Kirschner focuses the listener’s attention on the silence inherent in his sounds, and the sounds implicit in silence. Like the night sky evoked by the album’s title, the music heard on Filaments & Voids is a broad and dark space inhabited by dispersed and luminous materials. ©12k - (more)