Sarah Davachi & Ariel Kalma - Intemporel (Black Sweat Records)
Like-minded musicians Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma blend their strong individual personalities in a single trip on the edge of time. Their kosmiche
music is pure, magnificent and elegant, an intergalactic hypnosis that seems to tell of distant times, a millenary vortex of a lost era. This music releases a sort of mythological warmth, secret codes of a lost purity, which lets us dwell in the labyrinths of a pyramid or in the sacred space of a cosmic pagoda.
Seaketa - Gion ぎおん (Chinabot)
Kyoto-based musician Seaketa makes his Chinabot debut with the Gion
, a title which translates into English with a double meaning of both Onomatopoeia and Kyoto. Light, glitchy and textural, the new material warps a strong pop sensibility into new and unexpected shapes. From the giddy, ear-tickling opener tari to the discordant clubland echoes of pepo, Gion takes the listener to a topsy-turvy world where nothing is quite as it seems. Each Japanese track name references a different onomatopoeic word. It highlights Seaketa’s preoccupation with translating experience into sounds, and the uncanny chasm which sometimes opens up between the two.
Sombra & Mrs - Sombra & Mrs (Oscilaciones Impúdicas Ediciones)
From the spontaneous union of Iván Gonzalez aka Sombra and Martín Sandoval aka Mrs. This album is born impermeabilized in minimal sound structures composed of bucolic soundscapes, bass notes with motorik pulse, ambient-drone cloaks and random syncretism of cassette tapes. Improvised and recorded in Buenos Aires, while the g20 happened. Languid times, loopinfinito, perpetual sonorities and unstable sound foam.
Sonologyst - Phantoms (Unexplained Sounds Group)
Recordings, Sound Design, Turntables, Trumpet, Azzax, Voice by Sonologist (Raffaele Pezzella). Voices of children in a park, people playing a handball game, dogs barking, a man talking of philosophy, a demon lurking in a dark corner. Dreamlike mental landscape of nonsensical memories, a metamorphic passage from the blackness, the shadows of a lost beauty. Everything frozen in the stillness of phantom recordings.
S S S S - Walls, Corridors, Baffles (Präsens Editionen)
Walls, Corridors, Baffles
is the debut album of Swiss musician and producer Samuel Savenberg aka S S S S. Following various releases on Haunter Records, aufnahme+wiedergabe, and LUX Records, the LP tries to find an approach to an artistic expression beyond tropes of darkness, harshness and excess. Instead of focusing on a conceptual or symbolic treatment of sound as an abstraction, Savenberg emphasizes its materiality.
VA - The Black Book (iDEAL Recordings)
Excellently curated, this is the digital release of the compilation marking the 20th anniversary of the label (and organisation) for experimental sound and art based in Sweden. Established in 1998 by Joachim Nordwall, iDEAL is releasing noise, electro-acoustic, improv, drone, minimal techno and acid. Vinyl was released as a 3xLP (iDEAL175) in November 2018. "Twenty. Not sure if its worth celebrating, or mourning. Anyways, we decided to compile an album filled with artists we are very close to, others we admire deeply and a few we feel connected to in different ways. The Black Book is indeed a celebration, of musical mysteries, energies and connections."
The Dictaphone - How To Improve Your Relaxing (unjenesaisquoi)
The Disctaphone’s new album, out on the French imprint unjenesaisquoi, breaths a massive mixture of DIY work methods and sound aesthetics. Unlike his last LP, the Dictaphone presents here its brightest side. True DIY art at its peak Played, recorded, mixed all alone, Jeremie Morin gives a unique blend of DIY synth, post-punk, krautrock, acid folk, polyrhythm.