Experimental musician Luigi Archetti, perhaps best known
as one half of Rune Grammofon’s Archetti / Wiget,
produces with this album a beautiful and haunting work.
SONG Lightning Ghost
Bird Show is the solo project of Town And Country’s
Ben Vida. On Lightening Ghost, he explores
a rather eclectic musical scope and balances out atmospheric
moments and more intense compositions.
Caroline’s first single had her compared
to the likes of Björk and Múm, yet she partly
fails to deliver over the length of a full album.
Arche-Lymb is the impressive debut from French
hip-hop-infused electronic outfit Depth Affect. The
quartet present here a truly varied and fascinating
collection of grooves and tunes.
Following a handful of EPs released over the last couple
of years, Glasgow-based multi-instrumentist Ewan Mackenzie,
AKA Dextro, crafts on his debut album a series of wonderfully
evocative and cinematic pieces.
Dictaphone is the project of Belgian Oliver Doerell
and German Roger Döring. Vertigo II, their second
album, is a detailed melding of electronic and acoustic
70 Glissandro 70
Glissandro 70 pay homage to avant-garde disco and classic
West End records of the late eighties on their debut
album for Montreal-based Constellation Records.
HEBDEN & STEVE REID The Exchange Session Vol. 1
First volume documenting the collaborations between
electronic master Kieran Hebden and jazz and soul legend
drummer Steve Reid, The Exchange Session Vol. 1
is a rather colourful and challenging collection.
PEOPLES GANG Action Painting
Action Painting is only International Peoples
Gang’s second album in over ten years. Here, the
duo of Ric Peet and Martyn Watson collect a series of
superb laidback compositions.
With Going Salamander, Ronnie McPherson’s Izu
tells post-apocalyptic tales of desolation and decay
with sharp acidic techno tones.
Kyler is a side project from Shitmat’s Henry Collins,
and this first album under this moniker shows a rather
subtler albeit as busy, side of his talent.
Four years in the making, Fire Shepherds is
the long-awaited debut by Liverpudlian duo Loka and
showcases the band’s fascination for soundtrack
MARCHETTI Red Dust
Ultra-limited release from musique concrète
composer Lionel Marchetti, Red Dust spreads
over 3 x 3” CDs.
The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
Three years after their last widely released album,
San Francisco’s finest return with another collection
of finely crafted electronic compositions.
Excellent Swimmer / MILLER + FIAM Modern Romance
Expanding Records unleashes two little gems
in the shape of Modern Institute’s Excellent Swimmer
and Miller + Fiam’s Modern Romance as both albums
chart a series of wonderfully eclectic organic soundscapes.
The first widely available album from Same Actor’s
Chris Cook, Sharp Edges follows a string of
CDR releases to introduce his unique blend of electronic
and organic sounds.
TONES Dead Drunk
The project of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and
Black Dice’s Eric Copeland, Terrestrial Tones
is a fascinating and challenging collaboration and Dead
Drunk is the pair’s third combined effort.
Uniform’s Protocol is a collection
of dark and desolate ambient with contributions from
a wide range of vocalists including Alan Vega and Franko
OF DAMASCUS Ephemeral Quiets
On Ephemeral Quiets, Vizier Of Damascus doesn’t
only deliver on the promises of his recent debut EP
but goes well beyond the call of duty to create a space
for the mind to wander freely.
German-born songstress Zeebee returns with a second
slice of twisted electro pop which sees her teaming
up with a wide range of collaborators, including The