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Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 027

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:12:16 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Sun, 2018-04-22 15:43 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> headband - "jinx in space" magnetic earth (unifactor) Magnetic Earth is composed, supposedly, as a space odyssey. Listening beyond the laser-gun zaps and phasers set to stun, Jinx in Space is upheld by a crystalline drone that sounds sub-atomic, like the sound of some kind yet-to-be-mined of alien-crystals forming and communicating to one another. Duncan Moore has created a fascinating tape here that seems to welcome our attachment to foley sound effects that shape how we view space travel. mshr - "laughter construction" phased trance constructions (unifactor) Birch Cooper and Breanna Murphy create multi-sensory experiences that "meshes digital sculpture, analog circuitry and ceremonial performance." The duo creates their own synthesizers and work with "3d modeling programs to design virtual reality spaces, embedded with generative computer music systems." christian mirande - "tohickon" property line / plunge pool (unifactor)  Christian Mirande's "Tohickon" is a wonderfully placid dip into a bit of fragmentary ambience that sounds as if it was scrawled with wet fingers onto a hot pool deck. It fades as soon as it makes an impression, creating transitory streaks that slowly change their elemental make up as it evaporates. marta smilga - "mare orientale" lunar maria, vol 1 (crash symbols) Marta SmiLga is a Latvian experimental musician and creator of synthesizers. On Lunar Maria, Marta's exploratory ambient-synth passages focus on those dark lunar shadows that were once thought of as seas. Likewise, her synth work delves deep into inaccessible crevices and shadows, conjuring dark and otherworldly sounds and tones. It's an impressive collection of deep and mysterious compositions. i am just a pupil "conspiracy" the white album (crash symbols) Intentionally hilarious and rowdy, this album will never get old for me. On "Conspiracy" i am just a pupil mines some of Alex Jones' "lighter" moments where the reliable Trump news source host slips out of his on-the-brink of aneurysm mode to share with us some really great news. It's on like Donkey Kong.  house of blondes - "modern clock" time trip (alrealon musique) Locked in step with an internal clock that syncs to Casper Noe's "Enter the Void", the NYC minimal techno quartet create lock-step grooves built upon the linear progression and manipulation of time. It's heady and visceral.  S oliwa "limits" lost memories (geology records) I was really excited to see this pairing of the Argentina-based ambient artist and the Milwaukee record label, Geology. If you are familiar with both of these parties you have some sense of what you are in for. Intense emotional content of nameless joy and ennui packaged to be an object of great internal value. S Oliwa soft arpeggios and prismatic drones are on full, hi-res display here, transforming the most mundane activities into soundtracked golden moments. Fritz Pape "B (excerpt)" Drone Marathon #1 (Futurerecordings) In March 2018 Cincinnati's Fritz Pape dedicated himself to completing a 5 hour "Drone Marathon" at a local bar that inexplicably lets things like this go on (big ups to Urban Artifact and their sour beers). The result is a shimmering, all-encompassing eddy of sound; gentle gentle cycles and long, arcing melodies processed through a coffin-sized case of pedals. For all of the processing and stretching of tones, clear piano notes ring through rooting these compositions in corporeal states of being. Like being acutely aware of the dirty linoleum fl[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 026

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:54:09 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Mon, 2018-04-16 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> Lot's of great new tracks this week by Sarah Davachi, Bradley Sean Alexander, Sonae, William Selman, the legendary Bush Tetras, Drinks, Wilmoth Axel and AMULETS. Let's get to it! sarah davachi - "buhrstone" Let night come on bells end the day" (recital program) Following up two masterful record on Students of Decay, Let Night Come...represents some of Davachi's warmest and most wide-open compositions to date. Composed primarily on mellotron and electric organ, "Buhrstone" is streaked with gorgeous passages of neo-classical strings and patient, plodding piano lines that make up the backbone of this graciously unfolding piece.  bradley sean alexander - "light pillars" Cascade (pyramid blood)  Bradley Sean Alexander, moniker for the Polar Seas Recordings mastermind, has created another album of weighted drones that float in that impossible iceberg way. Something with so much mass still able to achieve a state of untethered lightness.  sonae - "dream sequence" i started wearing black (monika enterprise) In an album that is filled with minimal techno beats and crackling noise that sound like ghost sheets rustling across a wooden floor, "Dream Sequence" with its resonant bowed strings, carries all of the dread, unease and pointillist sadness that pours from this record. It's a tough, but cathartic listen. Ruminations on haunting melancholia, body politics and a clamoring, world-weary malaise. william selman - "Thick description" musica enterrada (mysteries of the deep) "What if music had no beginning, no end? Can music exist "for itself" or "of itself," without structure constraining it, defining it? Can music be non-linear, non-narrative, simply experiential, existential?" The press release from which this quote is taken is careful to note that the new album by William Selman does not answer or suppose this question, but it is tempting enough to segment all of the sounds - the bubbling, tripping, burping fragments -outside of their larger context and just let them reside without any attempt to constrain or corral them. The result would come close to this wonderful little slice of non-linear soundscaping by William Selman.  bush tetras - "don't stop it" take the fall (wharf cat) Called "the missing link between Television and Sonic Youth", Bush Tetras are back with their first new music in over 10 years. The result is a band, well worn by life, exploring their present environs by ripping the heads off of some of these tracks. Like how Dead Moon seem to hit one of their many strides much later in their career, Bush Tetras channel the jittery, slash-and-burn guitar attacks of their youth and the subsequent bands that have paid tribute to their vision.  drinks - "corner shops" hippo lite (drag city) The more spins this album gets the more brilliant it seems. It's hard to stop. Drinks is the sophomore collaboration between White Fences' Tim Presley and Cate Le Bon. Recorded in rural France in a secluded, but crumbling house, Hippo Lite is an album that betrays its somewhat simple facade and reveals something more knotty, humid and life-affirming. Out on 04/20 on Drag City. wilmoth axel "you don't have to be right all the god damned time" resonation (personal archives) "You don't have to be right all the Goddamned time". "You don't have to come out on top in every single fucking encounter". "Just take a moment, calm the hell down". "Sit alone with yourself. Sit alone with yoursel[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 025

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 03:42:13 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Mon, 2018-04-09 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> This podcast makes a pretty large stylistic shift about halfway through. See if you can catch it. Some real ambient bangers on here. Enjoy! félicia atkinson - "abiquiu" coyotes (geographic north) A new release by Félicia Atkinson is always something to get excited about. Coyotes is a reflection on her time while traveling through New Mexico. It's a piece of music designed to be accompany both a physical or mental journey through the blazing sun-baked ruins of an inland sea and freezing cold nights. Quilting a transporting passages composed of piano, MIDI synth, various percussive instruments and Atkinson's intimate spoken word poetry, Coyotes is to see the Southwest's topography through a stranger's eyes. sij - "the end" the krustallos shrine (live) (ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ) To really dig into the immense beauty of this album I suggest listening to the 30 minute live version of this. It's a bit long for a podcast but worth every minute of your time. The latest in the "shrine" collection released on the St. Petersburg Russia label run by Tim Six aka Creation VI. It's a gorgeous, ebullient thing. Full of organic, elemental sounds and long, curling drones that sustain themselves for eternity. hakobune - "leaves unseen" obelisk (polar seas) Hakobune is another artist who I get very excited about whenever I see they have a new album out. The Japanese guitarist crafts slow moving vessels of sound. Immense, yet inexplicably weightless. Carried in multiple fragments of sound until the whole thing becomes a flowing, endless current. forest management - "untitled 6" biqui (no rent) Biqui is a gorgeous collection of deconstructed piano pieces that sound like they were played and recorded in a hollowed out cistern. Reverberation from notes hang in the air as their ghostly doubled selves for ages, creating trails of ellipses through the rest of the composition. A beautiful, understated addition to John Daniel's canon.    free country - "ego death" songs w/ strings (closed eyes) This song gets me right in the feels organs. A perfect snapshot of those irrational thoughts we have that sneak up on us unexpectedly. Faustian bargains that tell us that one fleeting encounter with our dead would make up for a lifetime of careful neglect.  It's a haymaker, for sure, in an album full of songs that pack an emotional wallop. Undersung singer-songwriter straddling recalling traces of Jeff Hanson and Jim O'Rourke. You should know about this. zapruder point - "the sprint" stars + specks (self-released) Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter, Zapruder Point is the solo outing of Dan Zapruder Phillips. Armed with a guitar and a voice that quivers somewhere between Jason Molina and Howe Gelb, "The Sprint" sees the narrator on a cross-state drive with their son to college recalling a fateful event that projects the astral terror and sweet rewards of parenthood to a dangerous degree of emotional exactitude.  salm - "sulphur and salt water" perched in a sycamore, hurry and come down (rat tail tapes) While I almost exclusively associate Dane Rousay with some of the most out free-jazz and experimental music I've had the pleasure to come across, to be totally honest I'm super into this emo band Dane released on his label Rat Tail Tapes. Striking somewhere between the shamefully overlooked classic album Hotel of Lost Light by Some Ember and a countryfied Snowing, Salm is a spiritual manifestation of unmitigated yearning with, [...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 024

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:22:02 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Tue, 2018-04-03 06:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> On this episode of Tome to the Weather Machine we put the new batches of tapes by Umor Rex and Field Hymns under the microscope. Plus some unexpected treats like some super dark/ritual ambience from Greece, noise/drone from Berlin and some homegrown, Cinci beat tape wizardry. It's lit! byron westbrook - "drifting well / perception depth" confluence patterns (umor rex) Kicking off this excellent batch of tapes from the Mexico City label is Brooklyn, NYC sound artist Byron Westbrook. A lapping, building surge and drone culminates and build into what Umor Rex accurately describes as a "Tony Conrad meets Black Sabbath" eternal riffing into the void.  KOHL - "MORAL AUTONOMY" LEARNED ETHICS/IMPOSED ETHICS (UMOR REX) Nathaniel Young (Blankstairs co-founder) creates a dub album that mixes submerged, noise-scraping beats that sound like they are pulsing from well beneath the sub-basement with high-end frequencies that sound crystal clear. It's a study in contrasts that make this album a wholly unique entry into the world of cold-af dub. logardecay "things to forget" frgl (umor rex) Leslie García and Paloma Lopéz of Mexico City craft these compositions that exist somewhere between the intersections of ambient, drone and lo-fi techno by a series of highly experimental techniques including bioelectrical transmissions and custom-made hardware. It's a disorienting, meander through worlds of sounds that are completely unique to the duo.  rafael anton irisarri - "vasatan" sirimiri (umor rex) In a beautiful follow up to his 2017 release The Shameless Years also on Umor Rex, Rafael Anton Irisarri delves deep into the format. The analog process informing both the format - Sirimiri can be listened to as a 72 minute piece joined by automatic repetition - as well as the overall sound. The album starts with machinery waking up, spooling life into a tiny ribbon totally saturated with stirring drones and sun-lit ambient passages.  Illumine - "Be Wise, Take Care (Benoit pioulard" #2 Reworks (Dauw Records) For this rework of Illumine's song from their acclaimed album #2, the Seattle-based artist reimagines "Be Wise, Take Care" into something wholly his own. The gliding drones are sunbleached and warbled - an audio stamp from his Kranky record Sonnet - while sounding inviting and warm. A few minutes you could spend a couple of days in.  Seth Graham - "Whisper Slap" Gasp (Orange Milk) Pulling the rug right out from under you while you were in some kind of blissful drone-coma is the first single from one of the most anticipated and highly acclaimed albums of 2018. The Orange Milk co-founder and Dayton, OH native, Seth Graham's latest, is an album bristling with so many ideas. Classical music composed as a Jackson Pollock painting. Split seconds of innocence and beauty, 30 minutes under the sway of a complete and whole vision. This is the future of music.  Larry Wish - "Never (Star Track)" How More Can You Need (Field Hymns) "The robot that makes the music for the claymation children's public access shows since the 1970's is pondering its future and slowly going mad." Starting off this Field Hymns triptych that sounds like it could function as one long form composition is Larry Wish the prolific Minneapolis native who's context-heavy songs are whimsical as they are frighteningly specific to the label description in the first sentence. lips and ribs - "weep for me" battle in nagoya (field hym[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 023

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 20:27:53 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Sun, 2018-03-25 13:58 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> On this podcast we move from haunting electronic music, to classic and contemporary avant-garde that encompasses free jazz percussion, conceptual sound art and soundscapes, to Zazz's highly moving new work. We end on a somber, yet hopeful note, with Charlie Morrow's 1970 Requiem for the Victims of Kent State - echoing our own cycle of mourning for senseless gun violence. entrancer - "cntrl_02+cantstandstill(screwd)" process ~ 2016-2018 (obsolete future) Denver recently lost a leading light and creative power house in the bodily form of Colin Ward. Colin's multiple projects (alpahbets, Killd By) and his vociferous output of unending quality content was Ryan McRyhew's inspiration for releasing Process. Process is a data dump of "fragments, single takes and live recordings" destined for purging on McRyhew's hard drive, but inspired by and as a testament to Colin's constant creative energy, Entrancer comprised these tracks into a mixtapes of sorts and released them into the world. We are glad he did. ross khmil - "market of rats" ocean plaza tunnels (lovecrypt) Recorded after exploring (and arrested for) the tunnels beneath the Ocean Plaza mall in Kiev, Ukraine where the hyper-prolific musician lives, Ross Khmil provides a soundtrack for that experience in recollection. Lo-fi beat riding and vocal samples take us through a labyrinth of never ending beige hallways and fluorescent lighting. Released on the amazing Shanghai, China label Lovecrypt. VCR5 - "HAND WIZARD" NARC (SELF-RELEASED) The former SLC-now-Portland experimental artist uses multiple VCRs as the hardware to craft expressionistic aural pop-art that draw upon cult films and pop-icons to let a world of pure Id run amok in some kind of Who Framed Roger Rabbit parallel universe. It's a lot to take in but Joe Greathouse has been honing his craft for years. charlie morrow - "wave music iv - drums and bugles (1980)" toot! too (recital) "Recital presents the first vinyl LP by composer/event-maker Charlie Morrow. Toot! Too culls performance recordings from 1970 to 2014. It focuses on his "Wave Music" series, which are compositions based around swarms of like-instruments; i.e. sixty clarinets, conch choruses, and army of drums and bugle horns, etc. The 1978 piece, "100 Musicians With Lights", was performed at dusk in Central Park. One hundred players (brass, reeds, percussion) congregate and march in spiral formations, playing their instrument with penlights attached to them. The piece dissipates and ends as each player marches through the park to their respective homes." Masterful collection and excellent starting point for this towering conceptual genius. dane rousay and john kennedy - "please don't" audit (congruence) Dual percussion attack by San Antionio percussionist Dane Rousay and unfuckinggoogleable percussionist John Kennedy create a quiet maelstrom of unconventional time signaling everything-all-at-once sound decadence that coax out golden resonance from many a repurposed artifact. A rising force in the free-jazz/experimental world, Dane Rousay continues to push their craft into new realms of creative freedom.  similar fashion - "we watched the car sink into the puddle" portrait of (similar fashion) Multi-instrumentalist Logan Hone leads a team of "avant-rollercoaster-jazz-n-roll" shredders into dizzying highs with nary a terrifying drop or sugar-crash in sight. I'm usually not a fan of parenthesis laden nonsense d[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 022

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:18:53 +0000

Type:  reviews Post Date:  Mon, 2018-03-19 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> On the latest episode of the Tome we are joined by old friends and new friends. New tunes by Lee Noble, The Fun Years, Alapastel, Nadia Struiwigh, yndi halda, Eulogy, Drowse and Siavash Amini & Matt Finney Lee Noble - "Sanyo Loop" Ashenden (Muzan Editions) In early 2018 Lee Noble toured Japan and recorded much of this beautiful tape out on Nara, Japan's Muzan Editions. Coming off the heels of one of 2017's best records The Hell You Came In, Noble returns to gentle drones, presence of punctuating organics and an uncanny ear for a pitched note at the right level of abstraction, distortion and conveyed meaning. the fun years - "a beginners guide to telescopes" a heart to heart about our values (spring break tapes) The Fun Years are one of those bands where I immediately buy everything they put out. Seminal drone mainstays, The Fun Years is still Ben Recht and Isaac Sparks and they are still putting out some of the most beautiful ambient music out there and still taking the piss out of the seriousness of the whole thing.  alapastel - "bride of the mountains" hidden for the eyes (slowcraft) The Slovakian composer's vocal parts for "Bride of the Mountains" are some of those moments that stop you in your tracks. In an otherwise gorgeous collection of neo-classical compositions, "Bride of the Mountains" is a showcase to a serious dedication in craft embedded within an inherently emotional appeal. nadia struiwigh - "bizarph" whrru (denovali) On her new album for Denovali, the Rotterdam-based artist moves from surging, busy electronica to gossamer threads of sound reminiscent of Biosphere to full on post-classical, electro-acoustic arrangements of building and cresting movements. An immersive listen and portentous release. Out on Denovali on 04.28. yndi halda - "A Sun-coloured shaker" a sun-coloured shaker (Sound in Silence) The Canterbury 5-piece play an affecting form of Post-Rock that remains distant cousins to This Will Destroy You or the more song-based Early Day Miners releases. For their one-song release on Sound in Silence the tight, yet ever-expanding composition massages itself into a mournful classical-inspired pop music in the vein of Efterklang or Peter Broderick.  drowse - "The Quickening" Cold Air (The Flenser) We go way back with Kyle Bates. To hear this latest album by the Portland band is a revelation and culmination of all of the warped, warbled MBV-meets-bed(gloom) experiments in self-documenting Kyle's journey with his mental health. These manifestations, however, are presented with a clarity and triumphant resolve that is only befitting for Drowse's Flenser release. I'm pretty sure all LP's are sold out, I'm also pretty sure you will see this again on all sorts of best-of lists.  eulogy - "fire sermon pt. 1" into the heart of light (self-released) The Indianapolis OMM artist cites "Neurosis, Snapcase, King Crimson and John Fahey" as musical inspirations, while the content of this twisting-and-turning epic is somewhere close to Oliver Sacks deep looks into the way our brains process and relate to information. Coursing through synapses and crashing into stylistic shifts and data rushes from pole-to-pole, Eulogy is an overloaded, huge album full of peeks into a mind too full of ideas to contain them all.   siavash amini & matt finney - "Jesus fish" gospel When Matt Finney says his next record is going to be &[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 021

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 02:30:15 +0000

Artist:  VA Type:  reviews Post Date:  Wed, 2018-03-07 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> A seamlessly blissful hour of ambient, modern classical, drone and post-folk tracks. Make sure you support the artists by clicking on the links beneathe their photo and picking up a CD, tape or LP.    dedekind cut - "The Crossing Guard" tahoe (kranky) Definitely my most anticipated release of 2018. Following up with an even more lush, inviting and world-making to the ground-breaking $uccessor, Dedekind Cut has made the ambient record of the year.  spencer vh - "acceptance" acceptance (self-released) A lovely, floating track rooted in a minimalist piano line with well-placed accents of barely brushed bass and askew synthesizers that maximize the tracks ethereal and mysterious origins. Perhaps born in a Myst-stylized cliffside overlooking self-generating waves of crystalline blue? GRAY ACRES - "THE MAPS THEY HELD" GRAY ACRES (SOUND IN SILENCE) In what's become one of my favorite finds this year, Gray Acres is an album that searches far and wide and deep into tiny crevices along the hearts surface. Tiny pin pricks that bring down an otherwise healthy emotional ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer also create music under Hotel Neon in Philadelphia. ancient ocean - "benthic life" neró: a collection of works 2010-2016 (Field Hymns) The forlorn spellcasting of slide guitar above eliding drones of pure prismatic light is something that will never not raise goosebumps. This collection of skeletal arrangements on the always amazing Field Hymns has the plug-in-and-play immediacy and lovingly crafted arrangements that punctuate John Bohannon's collected work.  dura - "marble templar, k.g." repetition supression (scissor tail editions) Creating work under Dura, Mattson Ogg has often buried his delicate fingerpicking guitar style under blankets of golden-hour drone. For his latest on our good friends Scissor Tail Editions, Dura plays these songs with little accruement. Just himself an electric guitar and old amplifiers and the sounds of his shuffling feet from late night walks through his old neighborhood. The record comes in a beautiful package of handmade sketch books. Limited to 50.   christopher whitley - "Cremations (IV)" - hecca autre (A.V.A) "Cremations IV" is a simply a small taste of the beautifully augmented song-cycles on the Canadian violinists newest album. The song lurches forward in a self-determined linear journey. The violin's timbre glitching and sputtering underneath heavy electronic editing.  Walt Thisney - "Walking Home" Piano Moods for a Lo-Fi Living (Illuminated Paths) While I am not always sure what to make of the Lisbon, Portugal artists online persona, I am sure that these treacly, highly emotional solo piano tracks embody a sort of nocturnal, somewhat disjointed blurriness that comes after sleep deprivation and bit too much to drink. A lovely take on deconstructed home listening classical music. aries mond - "please" come on let's wait (eilean records) Continuing in Eilean Records flawless release schedule, the French pianist Aries Mond is not afraid of silence. He lets notes ring out into a void populated by little else than the mechanical sounds of the piano itself. It's a beautiful and stately record that contemplates space and timing in novel ways. emmanuel witzthum - "soft rain falls.  w[...]

Videodrone: Crime of Passing - "Eleventh Hour"

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:41:32 +0000

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Post-punk, at it's root, is a music of discomfort and unease. A jittery, every-worst-case-scenario-all-at-once nameless anxiety pulses through the best of it - even when it tries to explore themes of companionship or pleasure. Enter Crime of Passing, a Cincinnati-OH trio and late-entry contender. Their video for the single "Eleventh Hour" off their 2017 EP Dancing Prick - crafted by the video production group Channel 77 made up of Brian McCabe and Brooke Shanesy - maximizes discomfort and unease through a series of subject-obscuring close ups overlayed a distorted analogue wasteland. I've always been a fan of how distorted images can get when our field of vision competes with scanning lines, the ghostly doubling, the time-stretching start and stop. Images of faces, hands, lips, roses appear out of the discordia while kept in time with hyper-focused images of instruments in isolation to desperate vocals, haunted synths, discordant saxophone and guitar and bass that marshal this track into rigid staccato time. It's a visceral pairing. 

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Crime of Passing- Eleventh Hour from channel 77 ⓥⓗⓢ on Vimeo.

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 020

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:43:32 +0000

Artist:  VA Type:  reviews Post Date:  Mon, 2018-02-26 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> This Episode is all about beats. Hard techno, junk loops, vaporwave chemtrails, dance floor sweat lodges. Don't let the real Kurt Rambis fool you. Sucker free hour 18andcounting & the only ensemble - "hunter" - animal skins (Dismal niche) "Hunter" from 18andcounting & The Only Ensemble is one of the few artists who could cover Björk and bring something completey new to it. Moving from stuttering, paranoid beats into an anxiously violin-bowed cacophony held under steady command by 18andcounting expressionistic, but fully communicative vocals, Hunter hits hard and square in the gut. Mezzanine Swimmers - "black cat in heat" - black cat in heat (already dead/fire talk) Detuned and dirty from dragging its underbelly through some dank back alley, this feral new collection of songs from Mike Greene burst and bloom with the hot and busy claustrophobia of a car with the windows up and a cassette melting into the tape deck. hdmirror - "pure 2" - anthems (Genot Centre) All the giddy thrill of watching reality become completely unhinged but doing so with enough presence of mind to describe every sensation in hidef clarity. A bustling, breaking, always peaking cut from the Berlin producer's excellent album on Genot Centre. Celldöd - "Kall Fusion" Kall Fusion (Medical Records) Starting off this relentless block of hard techno tracks from Medical Records is the Swedish producer Celldöd. An aggressive dance floor EBM/Techno crossover to soundtrack all of your post-apocalyptic raves. Lab Personnel - "A2 2-3" Recreation (Medical Records) Diving deeper into hardware techno world is the Croatian supergroup Lab Personnel. Specializing in pulsing, hard pounding erstwhile techno, the opening track to Recreation hits hard but still manages to sound warm and up-close. Émanton - "Breathe Outside de Box" Post Tenebras Lux (Medical records) Argentinean producer and purveyor of "hard esoteric/mystical/mega darkness sound" crafts an intriguing dance track that slowly melts into a hail storm of freaked out electronics toward the songs conclusion. Perfect collapse and ending for this Medical Records triptych. kurt rambus - "8:08AM" - self-titled (illuminated paths) The enigmatic Kurt Rambus - not to be confused with this Kurt Rambis - is the moniker of Nigel John, an Orlando based DJ and producer who holds a commanding swagger and attention on his latest collaboration with the ever-prolifc and omnivorous Illuminated Paths label.  German Army - "Silencing the Past" - More Bitter Fruit (Discrepant) The San Bernadino occultist dream duo stick to the confines of the sweltering rain forest of water-logged synths where CIA coups and embargo deals hang thick in the air like suspended moisture. A perennial Tome favorite, More Bitter Fruit is a surprisingly great late-entry or mid-entry or early-entry release in the duo's ever expanding catalog. Germany Army is timeless. Jones - "Diazavert" - Prescriptbr / The Taureg Breaks (Illuminated Paths)  Hush hush reissue of a beautifully paced beats record that includes a righteous meditation on Mike Tyson's single-minded drive and spirituality. Beautiful pathways on this one.  Percival Pembroke - "Arc System Works" - Apreg[...]

Tome to the Weather Machine Podcast 019

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:51:31 +0000

Artist:  VA Type:  reviews Post Date:  Mon, 2018-02-19 07:00 frameborder="0" height="120" src="" width="100%"> Heavy on the drones, modern compositions and experimental music from all over the world, this subdued episode welcomes two new artists to the Whited Sepulchre family - Sympathy Pain and Brianna Kelly. As always, support these artists and labels by clicking on the links under each picture and purchasing a tape or two.  sympathy pain - "blanket burner" brianna kelly/sympathy pain split (whited sepulchure records) Curating a podcast is kind of like getting all-time dibs on the aux cord. In that spirit I am sharing with you two tracks from an upcoming split cassette on Whited Sepulchre Records, a label I run. Sympathy Pain is Skyler Hitchcox (FKA Silver Antlers) and Casey Hansen of Cult Leader (Deathwish Records). The two imbue these slowburning droney, post-rock songs with living shadows and dead reflections.  brianna kelly "sanctus" brianna kelly / sympathy pain split (whited sepulchure records) The other half of this split belongs to Cincinnati artist Brianna Kelly whose patient, wonder-filled songs play out against a ribbon of deep baritone guitar and a voice that seems to seep out of every corner - like light-illuminated dust sifting through loose floorboards. Brianna also sings and plays guitar in the indie rock band Soften.  landry riba - "time to listen" mountain songs (self-released) Andorran composer and bassist Landry Riba has created a really wonderful EP here. Songs built around simple, additive themes that build and break in a pattern that keeps time with your ever growing emotional attachment to them.  bruno sanfillippo - "lux" unity (dronavirm) Argentinian Modern classical pianist employs a monastic sense of reverence to his compositions for piano, voice and string. Moving fragments that circle each other in the harmonious dance of our atomized core. leaaves "the cruelty of orbit" panacea for lightweights (katuktu collective) Nate Wagner - Finland btw of Philly (just ask him about those Eagles) - is a young maestro in the game. Contemplative and mindful drones make up the living core of this tape, a lightbending, gravitational pull to the center while sparks hover just outside the periphery.  oxherding - "circular movements" circular movements in the sky (dismal niche) Saint Louis, MO ambient hopeful and all around great human, Fitz Hartwig's Oxherding project feel completely wide open - from bubbling arpeggios to the huge swelling organs and swells of fuzz lapping over and over like an ocean through tiny speaker-sized holes. A wonderful addition to a growing body of work.  tapes and topographies - "a year of disappointments" fathoms (simulacra) Former Crushed Stars founder reaches for desperation and pulls down quiet resignment. Beautiful sound craft here on the warped analog pulls of aching synth melodies and an amplified noise floor of swirling, inky grey drones. fahmi mursyid - "hareup" fahmi mursyid / ngc 4414 split (tandem tapes) Jakarta Indonesia based Tandem Tapes is quickly becoming one of my favorite labels. It seems like half of their artists are pulled from the pool of experimental music that the Tome swims in and half are undiscovered gems from around the world the Indonesian based Fahmi Mursyid. I find myself lucky to have discovered something like Mursyid's soundclash of th[...]