While the name Holy Family sounds generic enough as not to elicit familiarity, its members, John Chantler and Lawrence English, certainly will. Using mostly analogue synthesis, the duo produces two tracks of what would be fairly standard, if pretty, drone were it not for the consistent complement of various sound sources and recordings. The second […]
A cassette I stumbled accross rather blindly, as befitting my recent tendency to purchase albums I have never heard and about which I can find no information, is this one from 1984. As one of the tracks is titled Coast of Dunwich, I am presumptuously assuming that it is British in origin – though it […]
I generally refrain from posting material of recent issue (at least outside the format of the Soundscape show itself), but it appears this album is now sold out at the source, and any distributor I know of. Not surprising as it is an edition of only 100 cassettes and Stephen Cornford is rapidly gaining much-deserved […]
A fairly random very-early-morning/very-late-night purchase of mine led to this discovery: a self-titled and self-released cassette by Anode from 1979. An incredible mix of field recording, tape effects, proto-electro and drone which has baffled me for the last week – mostly because it sounds incredibly contemporary. Sections (like the last 6 minutes of ‘Trips North…’) […]
The latest installment in Greek/Spanish label Antifrost‘s Voice Tapes Series is Julien Ottavi‘s The Cremator Opera (V.01).
I was fortunate enough to attend ErstQuake 2 in New York back in 2005, which included a dramatic performance by Ottavi and Tomas Korber. Dramatic not in musical form, as Ottavi more or less completely dominated the short set […]