Second roundup of new music that came out this October – compiled with a little help from our followers! See part 1 here.
Say Sue Me – Your Book / Good People (Damnably Records)
Latest single from Busan’s Say Sue Me
C_FA.PP – First Offence (Arachnidiscs Recordings)
Philippe Petit plays Buchla Easel K + Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
Césario Fa plays Cwejman modular synthesizer + Sampler
Steve Hauschildt – Nonlin (Ghostly International)
Chicago-based contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has composed panoramas of synthesized sound for over a decade. First within his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music, and later across a steady and critically-acclaimed stream of solo releases spanning ambient techno, arpeggiated electronica and post-kosmische styles utilizing synthesizers, computers, and digital processing.
via Alan Ranta
The Fierce And The Dead – Live USA 17 (Bad Elephant Music)
Julie’s Haircut – In The Silence Electric (Rocket Recordings)
“In a self-experiment, I drew my face with black thread. The first to be affected were the eyes and mouth, because I could not see or speak – communication was destroyed….the details of my face seemed to be gone and, at the same time, frozen. It was similar to the act of mummification. I reached for the scissors and freed myself”
These are the words of Annegret Soltau, the German avant-garde feminist artist, whose work graces the cover of Julie’s Haircut’s transcendent new album. It’s a piece that maintains as much of its power and relevance today as in the time of its inception 40 years ago, yet forms a curious parallel with a record that is nothing if not the sound of psychic liberation from the shackles of oppression and of the everyday.
Michael Vincent Waller – Moments (Unseen Worlds)
In essence, the sound of the piano comes in two parts: its attack and its decay. The striking of a hammer is followed by the resonance of a string or strings. This dual quality of sound comes to mind when listening to Moments by New York-based composer Michael Vincent Waller. Performed by pianist R. Andrew Lee and vibraphonist William Winant, Moments − his third album – draws on Western classical music tradition in its most archetypal forms through its use of modal melodies, triadic harmonies and metered rhythms.
Moss Jaw – Embody (Already Dead Tapes and Records)
Moss Jaw’s social media describes their work as “compositionally dynamic, organic soundscapes cultivated by four pals from Kalamazoo, MI.” That’s a pretty good summation, but after spending some time with ‘Embody,’ the word that most comes to mind is “haunting.”
JOHN (TIMESTWO) – Out Here On The Fringes (Pets Care Records)
Huge sound for a two man band, what a racket
Billy Woods – Terror Management (Backwoodz Studioz)
New Billy Woods New Billy Woods New Billy Woods
via Zachary Lipez
Gray Acres – Material Forces (Whitelabrecs)
Gray Acres are brothers Michael and Andrew Tasselmyer, whose debut album was released last year on Sound In Silence. The project began in 2017 as another creative avenue for these two artists, who are already established as Hotel Neon as well as working on other collaborations and solo ventures. Andrew records under his own name as well as working with Tobias Hellkvist as Mordançage whereas Mike records under the alias Transient Sounds.
Petter Eldh – Koma Saxo (We Jazz Records)
Koma Saxo is a highly potent new five-piece produced by the visionary Berlin-based Swedish bassist-producer Petter Eldh. The lineup brings together five heavy jazz names on the Berlin–Nordics axis, including Eldh on bass, Christian Lillinger on drums and the frontline of three saxes: Otis Sandsjö, Jonas Kullhammar and Mikko Innanen. Despite the top-billing names, make no mistake: this is not just another “supergroup”, but a real working band with their own sound and musical trajectory.
Diamondstein – Reflecting on a Dying Man (Doom Trip Records)
When my dad told me he had 6 months left, I moved to the Apallachian town where I was raised, and experienced atrophy in its many forms. I hope you get what you need from this.
Carla Dal Forno – Look Up Sharp (Kallista Records)
a proper autumn listen, this
Thomas Méreur – Dyrholaey (Preserved Sound)
If #SigurRos & #ErikSatie wrote a song, it might sound like this.