Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Somewhere on the edge of our drawn maps lies our planet’s southernmost continent, Antarctica. This is a place where temperatures drop to -90°C, with almost all of its territory covered by ice. On the opposite pole of our planet lies the Arctic, a region consisting of a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by treeless permafrost. These […]


Marcus Fjellström Epilogue -M- Aagoo / Rev Lab Every time I play Epilogue -M-, I can’t help but flashback to that Sunday night in Berlin, when in a warm and cozy space that is occupied by Erik K. Skodvin and Monique Recknagel (aka Miasmah/Sonic Pieces headquarters), I first witnessed a live audio/visual performance by Marcus Fjellström himself. During the night, Fjellström manipulated […]


At first I thought that the latest release by Stephan Mathieu in collaboration with Caro Mikalef was simply a live rendition of his previously published (and critically acclaimed) album Radioland in 2008 by Die Schachtel. Indeed there is a relationship between these two releases. The original piece has been commissioned by Wili Peloche and Martín […]


Well now… It feels like I’m back… For the last week I was “displaced” from my home, due to hurricane Sandy (read up on my status update) and it feels like I’m back… Not really 100% in the routine, which explains why this Headphone Commute mix gets published on a Tuesday, but it’s the mix […]


Damian Valles‘ music is a Zamboni for my mind. Invented by Frank Zamboni in 1949, the unique ice resurfacer shaves away a thin layer of ice with an incredibly sharp blade. Wash water is sprayed to loosen the debris, which is then squeegeed off and vacuumed up. Finally, a layer of hot water is applied, […]


In August of 2010, a new online magazine sprang to life unleashing a torrent of music reviews in electronic, ambient, and experimental music. The initial vigor of output was sustained throughout the first year, and on the following, the site tried its hand at curating a free compilation, Sequence1. Received with a very positive response from […]


By now Demdike Stare is more than just an occult new project from Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty. In the last couple of years, since the initial release of Symbiosis (2009) followed by Voices Of Dust (2010), Liberation Through Hearing (2010) and Forest Of Evil (2010), the duo has swept the music scene off of its seemingly stable base with a […]


Whenever I am blessed with a new release from the likes of a marvelous collaborative Listening Mirror, I always give the music ample time to settle around me like a comfortable cloak. On this release, Jeff Stonehouse and Kate Tustain have chosen selections from long out of print releases on multiple labels such as Rural Colours and Audio Gourmet. It also includes the […]


It’s already dark and already cold. On my way home I bundle up, wrap my ears in headphones, and cover my head with a hood. Wind is trying to penetrate my sonic shell, but I got a stronger wind inside. Jannick Schou creates torrents of sound capable of silencing the gust. A strong tempest is growing […]


Welcome to our newly redesigned Sound Bytes column! Today we feature four thematic releases following a trajectory of sound and words through ambiance, minimalism, and drone. In this particular installment we went to focus your attention on a few fantastic labels – Slow Flow, Twice Removed, and Unfathomless. Segue Into The Fall Slow Flow Slow Flow is a […]


When I first glanced at a cover of Wurdskrieme I had an involuntary reaction… You see, I don’t really like lyrics and prefer instrumental music, painting the pictures without the words. That being said, I was relieved to see that it was not in English, and that perhaps the sound of a foreign language will add to […]


It’s true… I wait until the sun goes down to listen to the second release from Black Swan. I listen to the music the way others watch the movies. Lounging comfortably in my chair, positioned perfectly between my studio monitors, their cones facing towards me, slightly tilted, completing an imaginary triangle. A glass of wine in […]


Stockholm based Anders Peterson (A.P) is a sound designer, composer and an audio postproduction engineer, releasing music under a couple of aliases (relapxych.0, Skyscaper and Unknown caller). A.P also runs GS Mastering & Post, providing audio post solutions, and a record label called Ghost Sounds. For this exclusive Headphone Commute mix, Peterson selects a few […]


Daniel Land has quietly descended on these pages with his ambient project, riverrun, at the end of 2010. His slow evolving explorations of sound in Pentimento drenched our studios in dense layers of sound, and a profound state of being. It seems that Land set off to create a record in a vacuum of influences. […]


Here’s the second installment of Tones, Drones and Earphones which started in part one, where I covered Cut Iowa Network, Locrian and The Golden Sores. Hope you have a blast with the rest! Yellow Swans – Going Places (Type) Released on the beloved Type Records, run and operated by John Twells (Xela), Yellow Swans spearhead […]


This installment of Sound Bytes, as the title suggests, features six full length albums [published in two parts] that I have recently enjoyed, covering guitar driven noise, dense drone, dark ambient and even black metal. It’s sunny outside, but I still feel a bit of doom approaching. What can I say? It’s that kind of […]


Infrequency Editions is a sub-label of Dragon’s Eye, the latter owned and operated by Yann Novak himself. The label was originally founded by Jamie Drouin and Lance Olsen, but after a brief hiatus, and introduction to Novak, it merged with Dragon’s Eye. Originally concerned with documenting live performances and sound installations presented through public concerts at a […]


The following installment of Sound Bytes comes to us courtesy of Matt Leslie and his selections for Best of 2009. It only makes sense for us to revisit these gems before they get archived on the shelves of past releases. Don’t forget to preview the tracks, which I have embedded for your convenience. Listen and […]


Windy Weber & Carl Hultgren have been releasing minimal ambient and experimental post-rock music since the late 90’s. The catalog of this Michigan based husband-and-wife duo spans an eclectic selection of notable labels such as Icon, Ochre, Darla, Brainwashed, and of course, Chicago-based Kranky Records. Songs For The Broken Hearted is Windy & Carl‘s fourth […]


Toronto based Aidan Baker and Montreal based Tim Hecker pair up to deliver an abstract and experimental ambient piece on a Canadian Alien8 Recordings. Hecker is not a stranger to a noise-prominent label, having previously released Mirages (Alien8, 2004), and a re-issue of Radio Amor (Mille Plateaux, 2003). In addition, his ambient recordings have already […]



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