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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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YOU MAY recognise the name Francesca Ter-Berg as the cello side of the leftfield folk classical improv duo Fran and Flora that turned heads a while ago, from Café Oto to Women’s Hour, with their electrifying rejuvenation of Eastern European traditional sounds. That vibrant partnership with violinist Flora Curzon released the impeccably imaginative Unfurl in …

IMAGINAL SOUNDTRACKING is one of those excellent conceptual series whereby a label creates a scheme for artists to work within, often lead to surprising and enveloping results. This particular schemata comes from Phantom Limb’s soundtrack imprint, Geist im Kino, and looks to “… reframe overlooked or forgotten works of cinema and to offer a new …

RICHARD SKELTON is an artist in the deepest sense of the word. He publishes intense poetry in lovingly designed editions with Corbel Stone Press; he also makes a very deep music with a fierce geographical, experiential focus – initially very much about the undervisited, bleak West Pennine Moors; and more recently, the Scottish borderlands. Often …

MUSICIAN, free versifier, deep landscape investigator; psycheogeographer, artist, publisher: British polymath Richard Skelton is all of these things with a singular focus and identity. He turned to the sphere of music in 2004 after a close personal loss, making albums with a fierce geographical, experiential focus – initially very much about the undervisited, bleak West …

Japanese electronic royalty Shigeru Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg / Seefeel) and Kiki Hitomi (ex-King Midas Sound) have teamed up for a new EP, Dokkoisho, under their WaqWaq Kingdom moniker – out on 18th September via Phantom Limb. From it the pair have released a new track, Positive Sound. Dokkoisho is a Japanese word, an informal interjection roughly equivalent to …

RICHARD SKELTON is absolutely what you might term a polymath. A poet, writer and artist, intensely concerned with the nature and experience of place, he only began to fashion musics in 2004 after a tragic personal loss. Since then he has released something like fifty albums and EPs, under his own name and aliases such …

After announcing their 12″ EP Mama Waliwamanyii along with the exhilarating title track earlier this month, Ugandan rapper MC Yallah and producer Eomac (one half of acclaimed electronic duo Lakker) have today shared the darker, brooding sounding ‘Kakana’, ahead of the EP’s release this Friday, 3rd July via Phantom Limb. ‘Kakana’ translates to “calm down” in response to the criticism Yallah has faced as an outspoken, independent MC in her local scene. …

The debut release on Visitant – the new imprint announced by Phantom Limb as a means to introduce people to electronic producers from across the globe, is a split release featuring South Korea’s Enyang Ha and Mexico’s Luz González Torres aka Damian Licht, and is out on March 13th on 12” vinyl. Enyang Ha has …