Industrial Review

Esplendor Geométrico – Moscú Está Helado

The death of Spain’s dictator General Franco in the mid 1970s saw the birth of a movement of creativity and hedonism know as La Movida (The Movement). The spirit of liberation and experimentation that was unleashed saw the release of much pioneering music.

Minimal Wave Review

Elisa Waut – Russia

Originally released in 1982 on a self-released single-sided cassette album this track is as cold as they come. Elisa Waut was a Belgian band, from Bruges, and was centered around brother and sister Hans and Elsje Helewaut.

Ambient Review

Patrick R. Pärk – Multiverse Waveforms

Frequency Domain – Release: 10th February 2020

Synth-driven star scapes abound, with this intense LP from Patrick R. Pärk on the infallible Frequency Domain

Electro Review

Cygnus – Connection Error

Craigie Knowes – Release: 03 February 2020

Dallas based producer Cygnus debut release on Glasgow’s label of the moment, Craigie Knowes. He programs his beats funky and the chords deep. Five tracks of timeless electronic soul music. An accomplished piece of musicianship. What more is there to be said?

Ambient Review Techno

Distress – A Compilation in Aid of Bushfire Relief

For those of us living overseas, it’s painful to witness the footage of people and wildlife currently affected by the huge bushfires raging across Australia. It can also be tricky to know how to help, or who to donate funds too in these kind of situations. In this case, some awesome musicians from Melbourne have rallied round the world’s electronic music community to donate tracks for a fun-raising compilation, with all proceeds going to Wildlife Victoria.

Ambient Review

Craven Faults – Erratics & Unconformities

Leaf Label – Release: Friday 10 January 2020

Criss-crossing arpeggiations evolve and envelope with the opening ‘Vacca Wall’. If Briget Riley adopted synths instead of paint, you’d be halfway in visualising this track before hearing it. A hypnotic 17 minutes.

Review Techno

MASC – Return of the MASC

Super Rhythm Trax – Release: 24th January 2020

Rave legend and Vicks brand ambassador Mark Archer, teams up with Shadow Child as MASC on Super Rhythm Trax.

Ambient Radio

Flatland Frequencies Season One