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 […]
Though a couple of months old, and having already garnered attention at Tiny Mixtapes, We Need No Swords and Vital Weekly, some recent discussions have brought me here to commit some thoughts on the role of the music criticism in general, and Kostis Kilymis‘s Komhths in particular, to this post.
My first impulse came from reading the aforementioned reviews. While […]
Soon after discovering the work of Pierre Gerard four or five years ago, I rapidly became a completist. This was occasionally something of a guilty pleasure, as instead of listening purposefully I would often take advantage of the luxurious expanse of his minimalism to cleanse the palette. An excusable habit for hyper-consumers of audio like myself, but […]
It was not without some excitement that I found Francisco Meirino’s newest solo album on Misanthropic Agenda, the home of several of his previous collaborative works. Something has long set Meirino apart from a host of other artists with similarly demanding and prolific output. Always the audio polyglot, this album fully displays his revocation of auditory puritanism. […]