NO/ON - Fajir (Zela Archives)
A mixture of industrial soundscapes and traditional elements from Middle East written and produced in Gyzi, Athens during 2020. This project is a collage of voices, images, sounds, lives. Created from the deep rage of all the oppressed populations, Fajir
is dedicated to the people of Palestine and their rights.
None - Khneï Khneï Thnacapata Thnacapata (Unknown Precept)
The oddly titled album Khneï Khneï Thnacapata Thnacapata
from the defunct Parisian band None is a compelling demonstration in self-restraint as well as one of the very few relics left to cherish of the short-lived group. Arranged as a forty-minute-long movement, the posthumous album dives into free improvisation, no wave and post-punk in a composed mayhem that echoes their equally intense live conduct where steadfast drums and far out cassette manipulation meet head-on with troubled saxophone blows, lonesome crippled guitar action and unintelligible vocals in which to lose one’s mind.
Olec Mün - Reconciliation (Lady Blunt Records)
Reconciliation is a systemic piano work composed by Olec Mün in order to heal the wounds inherited by war, persecution and segregation. Grandson of four Jewish refugees who escaped the Second World War and emigrated to Argentina, he is the first one in two generations to settle back in this part of the world. Eighty years later, Olec Mün returns to Europe and the Reconciliation project emerges as a necessity of his Soul. The album is the outcome of his past, his memory, his roots which are transformed through composition. The tracks of Reconciliation carry a personal and universal history and trigger deep, emphatic feelings. A small and delicate universe of solo piano pieces which become a powerful message. Recorded on an upright piano, the music transmits a deep sense of intimacy, of belonging.
V.A. - Перамен! (Peramen!) A Compilation for Belarus (Radio Kapital)
"The artists featured on the Peramen! compilation also demand changes. While we cannot physically join the protesters on the streets of Belarus, we want to offer them at least this form of support. Our thoughts are with our friends – and with all the people who have been arrested, beaten, and humiliated. We join in the grief of families of all those murdered in the protests.” The compilation covers a wide spectrum of music, from club oddities, to classical and contemporary classical sonic experimentations, to noise, ambient, and free rock, folk, improvised music and so forth. Its geographical scope is similarly broad, spanning Belarus, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA, Russia, and Hungary.
Potter Natalizia Zen - Magari (Ecstatic)
Master synthesists Colin Potter (Nurse with Wound), Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving), and Guido Zen (Vactrol Park, Brain Machine) reprise their supergroup for Ecstatic with a seductively serpentine follow-up to their superb debut from a couple of years ago.
Robin Stewart - Marsupial (NoCorner)
Robin Stewart is one half of Giant Swan, one half of SRS with Sunun, and sonic provocateur as part of the multi-headed Avon Terror Corps contingent. His next solo offering, 'Marsupial', comprises 6 new cuts straight from the soundsystem minded, sonic swamp of Robin Stewart.