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ALBUM REVIEW: Olivier Alary and Johannes Malfatti – ‘u,i’: beautifully humanist post-classicism, listening to the world talk to itself

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ALBUM REVIEW: Richard Skelton – ‘These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound’: enthralling, organic electronica arising from the earth itself

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Album Review : Diagnos’ ‘Diagnos’

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Marking a collaboration between two iconic British artists, experimental group Elegiac has released “Vous Et Ici” as a single leading up to the release of their self-titled debut on Friday, March 26th. The duo is composed of post-punk bassist/vocalist Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire, He Said) and saxophonist/vocalist Ted Milton (Blurt), and their collaboration creates envelope-pushing …

IT WAS just a fortnight ago that Chris W Ryan, the Irish producer and veteran of many bands on the Emerald Isle scene, unveiled the palate-cleanser of his new project, SORBET; and he did that with the widescreen, theatrical sweep of “I Heard His Scythe”, featuring the Einar-like declamatory tones of Chris entwined with Galway …

LAUDED San Antonio improviser of deep, moving complexity claire rousay has announced she has a new album out in early April for American Dreams, a softer focus, which news will certainly be firing up and down the bush telegraph for those of us who like our music weird and delightful and interrogative; and by way …

NAOKO SAKATA, the free improvisational piano talent who Anna von Hausswolff just knew she had to sign to her Pomperirossa Records imprint, has released another flowing, epic, impressionistic improvisation from her forthcoming debt album for the label, “Improvisation 2”, which you can hear right here. Based in Gothenburg, Sakata is a good fir for Pomperipossa, …

BLENDING the longform, addictive unfolding blueprints of postrock with a more pastoral chamber quartet aesthetic and thus very much bringing to mind the lately little-visited territories established by the gorgeous Rachel’s, BRUIT ≤ have released a video of them performing the title track of their forthcoming album, The Machine Is Burning, in the hallowed acoustics …

JENNIFER is the avatar adopted for the world of music by Denver’s Zach Spencer, an artist who read an interview with instrumental guitar legend John Fahey in which John did away with the reputation garnered by his own work in one pithy couplet: “cosmic-sentimentalism” he called it. But that phrase stuck with Zach not as …

HAILING from the City of Glass north of the 49th, Vancouver, bowed guitarist and sound collagist C. Diab has become something of an anchoring artist over at Injazero, the London- and Istanbul-based imprint overseen by producer and journalist Siné Buyuka. He was one of Injazero’s earliest signings, debuting for the label back in 2016 with …

THE EXCELLENT Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, whose catalogue is full of thrills of jazz with a firm focus on creativity and the dancefloor, working in the same territories as Cinematic Orchestra and Red Snapper, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May; and boy, what an excellent …

NEW YORK-based choral ambient artist Emma Houton has announced she’s to release her debut album, The Bath, on Trapped Animal Records, the home of psych-folkster Jeremy Tuplin and others, in May; and you can see the video for the first single from that immersive work, “Watershed”, here today. Born to an Irish father and raised …

ART AS a means of transforming experience and particularly pain; it’s a well-tested process, and one that Olin Janusz, the artist working as Bare Wire Son, knows works. For his second album under that name (following on from 2016’s Gently), he decided to go investigate a certain and hugely traumatic period in modern history. London …