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The Spellcasters - Music from the Anacostia Delta

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First question is: What is the Anacostia Delta? One might be forgiven for not knowing, but it’s the area of the East Coast which includes southern Maryland, northern Virginia, and of course...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-06-18)

Mythic Sunship - Another Shape of Psychedelic Music

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One thing I’ve learned over the last ten years or so is that El Paraiso is a label that can be trusted for quality music, to the point where now if I find out an artist is on that label,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-06-18)

Ni - Pantophobie

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Three years after Les Insurgés de Romilly and time spent on side project PinioL, Ni is back with a new album, Pantophobie, released on March 1, 2019. While being faithful...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-06-17)

Eraldo Bernocchi - Like a Fire That Consumes All before It

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This collection of music was written for a film about artist Cy Twombly, and is titled after the painting which adorns its cover. Much of what we hear is floating ambient washes of sound, echoing...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-06-16)

Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà - The Threshold of Beauty

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These are two names that any floating ambient music enthusiast can trust with certainty, and much like Alio Die’s collaboration with Mathias Grassow Expanding Horizon way back in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-06-15)

Satoko Fujii - Stone

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Satoko Fujii piano solo Stone, not what you think! Yes, these fifteen pieces are most definitely performed solo on piano, but using mostly extended techniques, rather than sitting at the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-06-15)

Tim Burness - Interconnected

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This past November UK musician Tim Burness released his latest album, Interconnected. Like his previous album, this one features a wide range of musical styles, touching on electro-pop,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-06-14)

Breidablik - Nhoohr

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Breidablik is back with another choice set of tasty electronic music. For the most part, Nhoohr is firmly in mid-70s Tangerine Dream mode, starting with icy string synth and the sounds of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-06-13)

Kevin Kastning / Sándor Szabó - Ethereal III

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While there is a good chance I haven’t heard every one of Kastning and Szabó’s previous collaborations, I think it can be safely said that Ethereal III is unique among...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-06-12)

Atlas : Empire - The Stratosphere beneath Our Feet

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Atlas : Empire is an alternative band from Glasgow that formed in 2011. They released their first EP To the Astronaut… in 2012, a second EP Somnus in 2013, and their third...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-06-11)

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2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more


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Aidan Baker - Book of Nods – While there are four indexes on this latest disc by Aidan Baker of Nadja, there are really only two tracks here, each in excess of 25 minutes, none of which are titled. We are clearly in minimalist...  (2008) » Read more

Robert Fripp - At the End of Time: Churchscapes Live in England & Estonia, 2006 – There is a great volume of music that we can work to comprehend, and there is a more elusive body within the body of music that it is best to apprehend. The first, of course, is a conscious...  (2008) » Read more

L'Ange Vert - Le Sang des Hommes – Remember a while back, when I reviewed Tempest's Turn of the Wheel, and I lamented the fact that there weren't more bands like that out there? Well, now there's this. After hearing the...  (1999) » Read more

Smokstik - Bugs – Smokstik is the Massachusetts based duo of John Kiehne (Chapman Stick, vocals) and Hillary Koogler (drums, vocals). Although it sounds like a pretty lean arrangement on paper, these two get a very...  (2000) » Read more

Aun - VII – Aun is the Montreal duo of Martin Dumais (guitar, synths, violin, bass, and programming) and Julie Leblanc (synths, guitar, and percussion) who create powerful droning noise soundscapes, much the same...  (2011) » Read more



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