The first release by Montréal’s Chris Strickland, issued on Cut And Run contributor Mathieu Ruhlmann’s imprint, caduc.. Being a friend of Mathieu’s, I’ve held a copy of this for some time now. I am writing only now partly out of deference to my potential bias (hoping a pause after its release would ease some of the self-induced […]
Better late than never? Phil Julian and Ben Owen‘s Between Landing is finally in a stereo system several months after release, and I am glad to have finally heard it.
The first impression is a tense one. Disregarding any familiarity with either artist’s body of work, the album overall tends towards an slightly unstable and brooding atmosphere. Taking their […]
Another release to find its way onto the site with much delay, Catherine Lamb‘s Matter/Moving examines territory being confronted most notably these days by just a handful of labels, among them Edition Wandelwesier and the release’s own imprint, Winds Measure Recordings. While Manfred Werder’s 2005¹ reproduced unadulterated field recordings of the same site once on each […]
Luciano Maggiore & Enrico Malatesta’s Talladura both adopts and rejects the domesticity of sound that has been slowly finding its way (back) into an increasing variety of musical approaches recently. Since the origins of acoustic ecology and conscious listening in the 1970s, artists like Jeph Jerman have been exploring the audio palette of the mundane to great […]
When confronted with the prospect of putting my thoughts of these recent recordings by a.pe.ri.od.ic of Jürg Frey’s work I was at first hesitant. Though possessing some familiarity with the output of Wandelweiser and a knowledge of the praxis of contemporary composition quickly outpaced by my curiosity towards the same, there was a sense that […]