Norbury is a very fine cellist, and the first track is pure multi-tracked cello. The third is from a limited bonus 3", on which The Boats combine Norbury's cello with their usual subtle electronics. Sydney composer William Gardiner follows with a track from his forthcoming Onliving EP, a very assured debut combining classical composition with some improvisatory elements and thoughtful studio effects.
Expect more from this next week. Beautiful artwork as usual, accompanying a release that encompasses drone, layered cello from Bleeding Heart Narrative , piano and effects. With a Spencer Yeh mutilates his violin as usual, in collaboration with Norwegian noise artist Lasse Marhaug.
UK guitarist Cam Deas follows with some Untitled Blues - highly expressive playing, beautifully recorded for 7". It's consistently high quality stuff. And finally we had the smooth clubby stylings of L. Remix [ Domino ]. Save FBi! Two tracks tonight from Luke Vibert , whose latest album has seemingly slipped under the radar, but has his usual mix of great beats and delicious cheese.
A little slice of genius from his drill'n'bassy Plug moniker underlines this fact. Of maddest kings alive I know little except that the tune I played tonight is delightfully demented electronica, and I want more.
And I have a whole EP to get through, so expect more next week! Of Silver Bone Tone I know more, and he's turned in another great track this week in his oh-so-regular fashion! Years also got played last week on the show, and tonight's track is one of those perfect tracks that makes you want to make music just like it. Well, if you're me. Released in late , Icarus's Sylt was an alluringly complex album on which elements of heavily processed electronics, found sound and traditional instrumentation were blended, deconstructed and manipulated with an often staggering attention to detail.
Given the feeling of flux that imbues Icarus's music a remix album makes perfect sense, while judicious choices regarding the producers chosen to carry out the task mean this feels more like a collection of brand new music than reinterpretations. Remixes of all seven tracks from Sylt are present here, although some get more attention than others: the skittering Keet, for example, receives five makeovers.
Among the best of these is that undertaken by German white noise specialist Frank Bretschneider, who remodels the original's desultory bassline as a tight new wave strum which powers along beneath moodily whining sine waves and an intricate breakbeat. Gloomy and tightly wound, the track is heavily redolent of the overcast menace that Martin Hannett brought to Joy Division. Morr Music duo Isan's remix of the same source material is impressive, too, their pastoral electronica exploiting the original track's hazy, organic warmth.
Comments Read comments. You Might Like. Alphabet, for the first time, told us how much money YouTube makes. Scott Brown February 3, shares. Thursday, October 15, Surgery The eight pieces progress in pairs that alternate purely acoustic and treated electronic works..
The title track at the centre of the album inverts the cascade, creating waves of piano samples that envelope slowly shifting drones spiking in the upper frequencies. Western Vinyl. Various - Iceberg. Minimalism is the watchword here, but the twelve artists approach it from intersecting spheres of ambience, concrete, dub and techno. Laforge and Sul. At heart a post-dusk collection that contemplates isolation as the streetlights flicker.
Martin Schulte — Depth of Soul. While there are echoes of dub and Kompakt-influenced minimalism his pseudonym hints at the gutte vibrations , there is a compacted surface to these tracks that render them dancefloor-friendly. Even the less ambience infected tracks are gibbous with little working parts. Having just cracked the big Shibaev has many promising nights ahead of him. Lantern Records. Parts of this eponymous debut have the feel of a pillow fight where exploded feathers touch off loops of mbira, gamelan and then unexpectedly drop like rhythmic hammers.
Even in varied states of deliquescence, the hard pop core of each track retains enough form to survive declassification. Get your pillows ready. Wednesday, September 30, Surgery Sunday, September 06, Surgery Saturday, August 22, Surgery Thursday, August 13, Coming up short?
This is a little strange. After putting episode 84 on my iPod for the final roadtest which admittedly I do after posting it to the site The original file is indeed an hour long and I have tried re-uploading it, but the iTunes running time still has it at the truncated version.
Anyhow it doesn't seem to affect the direct download from the site Scratching my head, Eric. Tuesday, August 11, Surgery Tuesday, July 07, Surgery Groups that decide to combine the acoustic and the electronic in their work generally draw heavily from one and add the other as an afterthought. Italian duo Alessandro Baris and Leonardo Chirulli take a much more balanced approach.
And though their scope is broad and guests many the duo is careful to let instruments breathe and silences matter. There is no abused space and each track comes with a fresh new secret waiting to be discovered. The first suite of three tracks is more dependent on the electronics that swallow, compile and compound tones, allowing only faint pulses and distant notes to emit.
SMTG Limited. Baja - Aether Obelisk. Not the splashdown into pop waters of, say, a Caribou, Daniel Vujanic is nonetheless dipping his toes in the pool with a few more lyrics on this fourth release. Vujanic neatly interchanges noise and melody roles, creating competition and dissonance that evolves into harmony.
For example "Graph-viak" unexpectedly flips from post-Drum n Bass froth to oddly 80ish pop song without breaking rhythm. The Vimeo music store or the YouTube audio library seem like good places to start. What's fair? Best backpacking guide This thread is closed to new comments.Check out Icarus on Beatport. Welcome to Beatport. Beatport is the world's largest electronic music store for DJs.