Frequency Domain making a welcome return to the fold in 2023 with a string of releases announced, starting with part 3 in their partials various artists series. Featuring familiar names to the labels as well as some new faces, the comp covers a range of styles, but keeping the F.D deepness we’ve come to love and expect.
“We said we’d never do another label comp (as it’s a lot of work), but we’re over the moon with how this one’s turned out. The third edition of our Partials series curates 18 new tracks over two sides of a C90 tape. There’s music from Frequency Domain artists Luke Sanger, Mücha, Jo Johnson, Apologist, Polypores, Datassette, Linnley, Plant43, Quiet Clapping and Matt Whitehead, plus label friends Loula Yorke, Fields We Found, Virusmoto, D1G and Golden Shields. The release also features a handful of collaborative projects between FD artists, appearing here as Trappist, Blue Lamps and Spiral Wrack. All proceeds from the compilation will support the work of UK NGO, the Refugee Council.”
Out Friday 3rd Feb via their bandcamp
Taking prompts from walks in the wild, Sundheim armed with an iphone and recording app, brings home quiet and considered blends of found sound and synthesised accompaniment. “Glades of Flowering Stone is a like a gentle forest bath, dissolving any tension and restoring balance.”
Out now on VHS, cassette and digi via bandcamp
Two releases using the Make Noise Shared System, from the company’s founder and head designer Tony Rolando, alongside long-time employee of said company, Walker Farrell.
Both unique takes on the instrument and goes without saying, it’s a treat to hear music created on the machine from people instrumental in its development!
Luke Sanger – Deleting Your Presence
Originally edited to 4 mins and released as a lathe cut 7″ in 2018.
These are the two original full length pieces, both recorded in one take using the Make Noise Shared System.
Available now via the artist’s Bandcamp
Espen Friberg – Sun Soon
‘Sun Soon’, the debut album of Espen Friberg, brings an inviting mix of field recordings with controlled and considered tones from a Serge modular. The recordings were taken around Leveld, a village in the municipality of Ål, between Oslo and Bergen.
Digital and vinyl on bandcamp now
SULK ROOMS – Empty Theatre (Live)
‘Empty Theatre’ is the final track from Sulk Rooms’ forthcoming album on Edinburgh’s Werra Foxma Records. Take a look at this live performance, and if you like what you hear the full album is available on October 28th.
Ahead of the official release this Friday, Kosmorama have shared with us the opening track from their new LP of same name, via the Serein label. We’re loving the juxtaposition of horns, electronics and decaying textures in this piece.
After studying and living together, Christian Grothe (Kryshe) and Gregor Lener come together ten years later under the name Kosmorama. Inspired by science fiction, they create improvised cosmic jazz music with trumpet, home made DIY synths and samplers.
Pre-orders via bandcamp!
Ahead of her new album ‘Florescence’ coming this Friday 23rd Sept, Loula Yorke has kindly shared the opening track from the release.
‘Silverweed’ is one of a number of synth improvs recorded between January and May this year and takes influence from the growing season of the wildflower meadow outside her window in Suffolk.
We’re loving this focused, yet free-form approach across her fourth solo album and strongly suggest setting a reminder to pick up a copy from her bandcamp on Friday.
Always nice to see a new label ping up on our radar. In this case ‘Handstitched’ bringing a beautiful DIY feel to this split release between Fields We Found and Ian Hawgood. 50 copies on mini CD-r and sage green cassette with hand-made packaging, tape O-cards and unique designs for each CD package. Very nice indeed!
Goes without saying, the two artists both bring carefully considered, slow moving compositions to the fore, balancing cloud-like chords with twinkling, glitchy textures.