Category: Soundscape Sanctions…

Music reviews and recommendations.

Mount Fog is the name of a trio of artists involved in a variety of media, including photography, graphic design, installation, and sound art: Nicola Domaneschi, Erich Grunewald, and Marco Verdi. We Are Nothing is their first audio publication, and also presented as the first release on the brand-new label Hustle Productions. It is a testament to the continued […]

In light of the nigh uncontrollable lengthening of my reviews, I’ll be sporadically posting more succinct takes as well (as were formerly posted within Soundscape show notes). I know – sacrilege. Items, old or new, that haven’t left rotation for at least a couple of weeks. First up:
Common Purpose by M.Rav
There is nothing flashy or […]

Carl Michael von Hausswolff was once referred to by The Sound Projector as “a unique creator whose minimalistic results often belie a complex and labour-intensive working method” – as appropriate a summary of his work as any I’ve read. His most recent release is published on Touch, and is no exception to the rule. We […]

Part One – On Framing
What makes a field recording worth listening to? This question is asked more of the auditory practice than its visual cousin, photography. Similarities between the two abound – site selection and the artist’s/audience’s relation to it, aesthetic qualities, questions of perspective and framing, whether or not the document should/can be edited […]

Enrico Coniglio’s most recent release is a result of his trip to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in 2016. Departing from the layered and sequentially arranged fields of much of his work (Astrùra and Solèra are both prime examples of that method), Aʻā is instead comprised of two rather short field recordings. While the dynamics and content of […]