Cate Brooks is back with her seventh release for Clay Pipe Music. Never one to stand still, ‘Easel Studies’ finds her pushing the boundaries of sound synthesis and experimentation on the Buchla Music Easel while still sounding beautifully beguiling and hypnotically melodic.
From the vaults of Henry Homesweet’s sprawling discography, Pen Name present ‘In The Flow’, a 2015 EP worthy of the reissue treatment. With the Yeon alias, Homesweet explores a deep and mysterious tropical sound, enveloping the listener with meticulous stereo design (headphones recommended). Freshly remastered for tape / digi and featuring an unreleased extended cut on the B side.
|Flowstate||Cate Brooks||Easel Studies||2023|
|Jamestown (Accra)||Luke Sanger||Field Recordings|
|Tchaikovsky, Valse Sentimentale||Clara Rockmore||Ohm – The Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980||2000|
|Curig||Cate Brooks||Easel Studies||2023|
|Delphic (Extended Mix)||Yeon||In The Flow||2023|
|thai_mountain_amb||Luke Sanger||Field Recordings|
|Clockworks||Laurie Spiegel||The Expanding Universe||2012|
|Outline of Nature||Twilight Sequence||Outline of Nature||2023|
|False Azure||Night Gestalt||Staring Light||2023|
|learning the door||dan derks||phylum||2019|
|Soft Meadow||Green-House||Six Songs for Invisible Gardens||2020|
|A Fresh Dawn For North Cheshire||Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan||Building a New Town||2023|
|all the way to kang||roya||bound||2020|
|A Sonic Womb Part III||Suzanne Ciani||A Sonic Womb: Live Buchla Performance at Lapsus||2020|
|uume 24 extended mix||Claude & Ola||uume||2023|
|Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)||Brian Eno||Ohm – The Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980||2000|
|Telepath||Boards of Canada||Tomorrow’s Harvest||2013|
|Sacred Transparency I||Night Gestalt||Staring Light||2023|
|An Act Of Surrender – Part 1||Thomas Stone||An Act Of Surrender||2022|
|Lichwake Familiars||Food People||Mirrors & Vegetables||2020|
|Before this Body is Forsaken||Aeons||Into Eternity’s Embrace||2023|
|crumple your crypto||roya||bound||2020|
|hiroshima_frogs||Luke Sanger||Field Recordings|
After a couple of years intensely researching, saving (and selling), in 2015 I finally ordered this instrument. The excitement was real and I was totally ready for a complete paradigm shift in making and performing music and the Shared System filled that role, inspiring many records in the process. However in that time, I haven’t made a full release completely focused on it.
All the tracks on this album were recorded in single takes using the Make Noise Shared System and an external spring reverb.
Composed in June – August 2023, the motive for recording this album was to focus and build on ideas that would only briefly surface during fleeting moments in a live performance or undocumented jam, giving priority and space to develop those themes.
Anyway, hopefully the music will tell it’s own story, but the gear and background info is there for anyone interested!
We’re back on the airwaves with a new monthly residency.
Come check every four weeks for the finest horizontal sounds of the flatlands, now via London’s Threads Radio!
First show proper will be 5th July, 1.5 hours of the best new and old experimental electronic music.
In the meantime, get your ears into the pilot episode:
|a spearhead in my pocket||the humble bee||lichen cloak on a white stone||2023|
|Spectral Interference (Datassette version)||Mücha||Hello Caller||2023|
|Fõrste snõfall over Gravdal||T. Jervell||Undergangen (Håp)||2022|
|Halftime Blues||Kalabrese||Let Love Rumpel – Part 2||2022|
|a7_rippled_quick edit||Luke Sanger||Fools Fayre||2023|
|日帰り旅行||Psychedelic Digestion Therapy||Psychedelic Digestion Therapy||2021|
|Wind for Weighted Keys||Andrew CS & Glia||Nimi||2022|
|The Chance to Jump Off||Tony Rolando||Shared System||2022|
|Synthesizer Voice (Legowelt Remix)||Pampidoo||2023|
|Gnaw||Loula Yorke||Partials III||2023|
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
Chasing after the herbs like Druids, a peppery Anansi with a pink balayage hurried by carrying a bunch of loose cables and heavy bulky bags. Mumbling something to herself, we believe she said: “Music is my name. I’m a dreamer.”, we followed her about but soon after lost her path. Walking our way back, a few of these cables were scattered amongst bushes and the mossy forest ground, we found a small cardboard box containing 5 cassettes. Most of them seemed to be unused, but one read “Death Roads” on one side, and “Spirit Ways” on the other.
A somewhat divine and powerful revision of the dub sound, stripped down, full of space, hiss and dynamic depth. A beautiful shimmering with analog wash and broken textures. Dirty and deep, breathing smoke like breathing life. Dubient.
Play it loud. On big speakers. Inhale. Enjoy.
Out now on LP (limited screen print options) and digi via Ish Records
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!
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.
Luke Sanger exclusive live session for Electronic Sound Magazine has been released on their website. In this set he used a Make Noise Shared System and Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax for a 20 minute improvisation. Subscribers have access to the full set.
Read more about it and access the full set here