PBK + ANLA COURTIS – INVASIVE SPECIES C40 (Green Records)

On this recording, an artist I’m relatively familiar with collaborates with an artist I had previously not heard of. I will begin with the one unfamiliar to me; Anla Courtis. From Wikipedia: “Alan Courtis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 22, 1972. He studied classical guitar, piano, theory and composition. He holds a… Read More PBK + ANLA COURTIS – INVASIVE SPECIES C40 (Green Records)

Notes on Vermillion Father – Sietch Tabr (Space Slave) with fond mention of Phil Western’s World’s End

Vermillion Father is Jonathan Sacha, a person close to the Space Slave homebase. Slow loops of guitar, tones and miniature melodies perfectly realized in measured hypnogogic movements. The guitars are not quite naked as they are looped here, but they aren’t much under disguise either. Moderate use of reverb is the predominant sculpting tool used… Read More Notes on Vermillion Father – Sietch Tabr (Space Slave) with fond mention of Phil Western’s World’s End

Seth Cluett – wound of this deep blue (Notice Recordings)

Dark matter audio. This is some quiet, sparse, subliminal sound artistry. Multiple media artist / performer / writer / professor Seth Cluett makes a low fidelity abstract music that hovers near some of Hands To’s earthy manipulated textures. From his site: “Seth Cluett (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, performer, and composer whose work ranges… Read More Seth Cluett – wound of this deep blue (Notice Recordings)

Frank Bretschneider and his new album. Frank Bretschneider – Super Trigger CD/Digital (Raster-Noton)

There are other electronic minimalists, but Mr. Bretschneider’s flavor is specially associated with the microscopic click-pop-crackle-beep sort of world put forth by the Raster-Noton and Mille Plateaux labels. He was a founder of the Raster-Noton label, along with Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) and Olaf Bender. The implementation of identifiable rhythm and tonality, however filtered or… Read More Frank Bretschneider and his new album. Frank Bretschneider – Super Trigger CD/Digital (Raster-Noton)