Some classic tracks almost don’t see the light of day. This track was recorded in 1981 but wasn’t released until 2009. To modern ears, sounding like a crazy Donkey Kong arcade bass over a raw jacking house beat, Video Crash mixed with industrial rock. But who was Carol?
It’s been over three years since Ali’s last full solo album Geomorphology. His latest excursion on Frequency Domain is called Microhumans and while it falls under the broad ambient label, like his previous LP, there is a lot to be discovered here.
Super fast and super funky electro of the type we just can’t get enough of.
UK-based Polypores (aka Stephen James Buckley) is no stranger to Flatland Frequencies, having listened to his numerous contributions to the excellent A Year In The Country series over the past few years.
Donde Nada Ocurre (Where Nothing Happens) is an artistic project conceived by Ibiza born Irene de Andrés. First shown in its totality at Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, north-west Spain. The project consists of five films, and other models and architectural structures.
Spoilt for choice right now, with so many artists and labels putting out a broad range of ambient music; from deep and expansive drones, to garbled and hissing tape loops.. Spaced-out synth jams, to deft vocal layering.
This selection represents a slice of either recently released, or upcoming records (and some unreleased bits discovered around the net) which aims to give a taste of this diverse genre.
Posted because of the first track “Patterning”, an interesting hybrid of 160 breaks, Sheffield bleeps and an electro bassline straight out of the Aux 88 playbook.
Title track “Black Hole” is the one for us. A steady paced slow-building sci-fi electro transmission with a spiraling synth line like you’re on the edge of a black hole.
The name of the EP’s title track no doubt a tribute to Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer moniker. Swirling chords, ecstatic vibes with a melancholic edge. When the present is grim nostalgia plays an important role, the past can look like a futuristic utopia. But this is no cheesy look back through rose-tinted spectacles, the vibe is deep. Bittersweet memories of a future-past that never quite happened.
Pentatonic romplers and en vogue vocal effects from Sign Libra, in this nautically themed offering via the RVNG harbour.