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Ambient Drone Experimental Minimal Musique Concrète Synth

Luke Sanger prepares new LP ‘Languid Gongue’ on Balmat

Balmat – Release: August 13th 2021

Balmat’s first release comes from Luke Sanger, a Norwich, UK-based artist whose two decades of electronic music-making have encompassed a range of tools and techniques, from MaxMSP to modular synthesis. Along the way he has built an extensive catalog encompassing ambient atmospheres, abstract soundscaping, and more. With Languid Gongue, he puts multiple approaches into play. Experiments in microtonal composition balance out pieces in standard tunings, while esoteric electronic machines merge with familiar acoustic treatments and microphone techniques. 

The result is a constellation of his signature sounds: freeform new-age fantasia; spring-loaded toytronic arpeggios; quartz-driven braindance clockworks. Drifting between consonant, almost lyrical compositions and shape-shifting textural sketches, the album drifts with the nonchalance of a sky-high cirrus cloud, and it glows as if illuminated from within. When we heard the material, we knew that it was the perfect choice to launch the label. To us, it sounds like a roadmap for points unknown.

Pre-order now via Balmat

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Ambient Experimental Musique Concrète Radio

LUKE SANGER – MUTANT RADIO 19/5/21

Mutant Radio · Luke Sanger [Flatland Frequencies] [19.05.2021]

Playlist:

Vanessa Valencia RamosPlantas Medicinales Contra el Patriarcado
白水 BaishuiStranded
Ishmael CormackCritter
José Alfredo Rodríguezvistiendo a un hombre muerto
Ishmael CormackDandelion
Fiorella16Laura En Su Laberinto
XylitolPopcone
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Luke SangerYour Session Has Ended
XylitolBusiness Direct
孫瑋 Sun WeiElectromagnetic wave and vibration in Wetland Park
李帶菓 Li DaiguoChengdu Tuberculosis Hospital
Ali WadeDemons
Vavabond胎藏
Malanai Ascending (Seahawks Remix)Private Agenda
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Ambient Art Drone Experimental Musique Concrète Review Synth

CHINA Sound Mapping: Anthology Of Experimental Music From CHINA

Unexplained Sounds: May 2021

Since free market reforms and opening up to foreign trade in the late 1970s, China has been among the world’s fastest-growing economies. Along with pulling 800 million people out of poverty, it has also become the world’s largest economy and with it a growing cultural and arts scene.

China’s experimental music and sound art scene began to take shape in the post-Tiananmen era in the late 1990s. A few musicians from the mainland’s underground music scene started to experiment with new ways of making music while the music industry co-opted the once revolutionary and independent rock music scene.

This particular collection of pieces runs the gamut of experimental styles, from music concrete to drones, arpeggiated synth pieces to field recordings. All achieved in a pure and focused dedication to the sound. A really stunning anthology musically and excellent curation from the label.

Recommended.