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Pjoni - Liminal Zones | PS007
Pjoni is a Bratislava-based producer and this is his first release for the Slovakian Proto Sites label. It's a mixture of modes, clanking strangeness and floating organs. Found sound meets electronic intricacy in perfect cacophony.
Arthuritis - Neglected Ambient Shirts Vol 1
Cork's The Point of Everything brought this to my attention earlier this week, so cheers for that Eoghan. This album is the artist's debut, a collection of different tracks that roughly fall under the ambient umbrella. There's lengthy drone, wistful vocals (not my favourite part I must add), twisted samples and the almost euphoric 'The Scientist Spontaneously Sang & Found the Unity of All Things'. An intriguing talent.
Grist - Accretion
I went down the dankbient rabbit hole and found this gem, a three-track release of "highly Evokative kompositions". The soundtrack to your late-summer forest rituals, the harbinger of autumn, the scuzzy prelude to Halloween.
KETEV - I Know No Weekend
This is Ketev of Where To Now? fame. I Know No Weekend came out on the German Portals Editions label last month and I'm delighted to have come across it even if I was a bit late. Continuing the theme of dank dread and haunting electronics, it's a release heavy with discomfort, hulking beats and minor-key bells appearing next to cavernous effects and shattering alarms. 'The End of The Twentieth Century' then is just obscenely beautiful in its harrowing melancholy.
katelesta - Olive You : Ductape @ Juxtatexture
This is a 70-minute mix of ambient music. It was put together to celebrate someone's birth, though I'm not sure who that person is to the artist, Kate Lesta, who is creative director for the Boulder, Colorado-based Communikey festival. It's a lovely selection.
soldchicago - Art and Artifice Mix
You may know Chicago DJ Sold from their Twitter presence. You may also know them as part of the Hugo Ball crew, a revolutionary dance party held at Smart Bar. This mix was done for the Art & Artifice blog, and it sees them move away from the floor. It's not ambient like the above mix from Lesta, rather it's a trippy exploration through stuff Sold might not usually get to play in the club.
APPETITE - Rumination (from forthcoming release on No-Tech)
APPETITE is a Brooklyn duo, Jane Chardiet and Ciarra Black, and this is a track from a release due on No-Tech, a label that's just recently put out a tape from Black herself. It's a long and searing piece of techno, deranged sirens and laser drops over oppressive low-end sounds. Pretty heavy stuff.
DISCWOMAN - Rinse FM: Dj Haram & BEARCAT
DJ Haram and Bearcat popped up on Discwoman's Rinse France show last week. It's a two-hour trek through wild club sounds, trap beats, gun shots aplenty and modern rnb.
Patricia Hall- Anticipation (demo)
Portland-based Patricia Hall recently shared this muted techno number, a practice recording of a new track. It's pretty hazy, synths drifting wistfully over solid bass.
Schloss Mirabell - Welche Arbeit leistet das Herz?
Schloss Mirabell is Austrian producer Florina Speth. This track is super weird, sludging beats and instrumental tics over samples from German TV or an educational cassette or something. Wild. It starts off steady but rises and falls in tempo like a loopy train ride at a broken theme park. The title seems to mean "What work does the heart do?".
Mix or pod next week, or both. We'll see.