Mike Majkowski - Between Seasons (Endless Happiness)
Mike Majkowski drops his latest cassette release, composed and recorded by himself. Between Seasons
comprises two long pieces, released by the Polish imprint Endless Happiness; from meditative and spooky drones to introspective and haunted sounds, this night album is a perfect companion for those in need of something really special, sonic wise.
Only Now - Ultimatum (Kush Arora Productions)
Throughout his discography and as a core member of soundsystem collective, acclaimed club night and long running radio show Surya Dub, Kush Arora has been a crucial figure in championing and exploring the convergence between bass, electronics and roots music in San Francisco and beyond. Acclaimed performances at Mutek 2018 and alongside the likes of DJ Lag, Equiknoxx and Kode9 have presented a striking and immersive live show while assorted projects with Gappy Ranks, Stereotyp, Jahdan Blackkkamoore, and Dreadsquad, as well as remixes for Elephant Man, Cutty Ranks and Spoeke Mathambo, have all been marked by a broad and visionary signature, one that extends to the distinctly infernal expanses of his recent work under the Only Now alias.
Riccardo Sinigaglia - Ambient Music (Soave)
is Riccardo Sinigaglia’s first solo work –originally out on cassette from ADN Tapes in 1985, with two performances – “Watertube” and “Ringspiel”. Sinigaglia is one of the key figures of that explosion of beauty and creativity that defines the peculiar iteration of radical minimalism, which characterized the experimental and avant-garde music scene in Italy, particularly the Milanese one, with its rich countercultural scenes crossing over into the long reverberating academic legacy of the Studio di Fonologia Musicale RAI di Milano during a hyperactive decade starting in the late 1970s.
Ronald Langestraat - Apollo (South Of North)
Dominik Rodemann's 'South of North' label from Amsterdam made us a pleasant surprise last year when Ronald Langestraat was first introduced to the world, a really unique artist searching for his own characteristic sound. Now for the second label's release we get to see Apollo
, named after the hotel where Ronald had a residency from 1986 until 1992. The album is a compilation he recorded on cassette in 1991, throughout several sessions.
”Lounge sounds meet drum computer rhythms, punchy baselines, distorted space noises, reoccurring clarinet interludes and improvised piano solos.” Picked by Alexandru Drăgănescu
Soho Rezanejad - Torino (Silicone Records)
Torino is a new audiovisual narrative organised by Soho Rezanejad, with a digital release through the composer’s own Silicone Records label. This shifting, cyclic border a shoreline represents can be found in many forms in Torino – after all, angels are the commuters between heaven and earth, perhaps truly at home in neither realm because of it.
Sontag Shogun - It Billows Up (Youngbloods)
Brooklyn avant-garde ensemble Sontag Shogun present their new multimedia project and third full length album It Billows Up
, available on limited edition 12" vinyl LP and digital formats, as well as a printed Art Book produced by Thad Hilga and featuring exclusive artwork & poetry. The new LP is a linear, continuous narrative featuring ambient meshes of layered field recordings, analog oscillators, foley, and improvised piano, slicing together sounds of our waking life by crafting thick barricades of meditative, interwoven sonic collages. The familiar notes of wet footsteps, gray clouds, perplexing rants of passersby, and purring motors of oncoming traffic confidently survey the outskirts of the album, each sound dripping with sparse piano melodies and drifting into its own grainy mist of synesthesia.