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LI YILEI - "0:00"
This is from an album made up of radio signals from other planets meshed with synth and guitar. This particular track, the first on the album, builds slowly from a single bass tone and grows with wailing guitar solos and ever-rising sonic uncertainty. I gather it was originally released two years ago but Ferric:Flux, a sublabel of Focused Silence for limited tape releases. It sounds bigger, bolder. An interesting approach.
ghunghru 014 // experimental housewife
"Nostalgia and snow are kindred. Both fall silently, stick to the ground, accumulate, and burn your skin upon a touch." This is a live set that the artist played on New Year's Day 2017. It's a magnificent recording, gorgeous and filled with longing. It was performed shortly after the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, and that event looms over the performance. Experimental Housewife gives a short introduction to the mix, spoken over the opening music and written on the ghunghru website, where she discusses the pain inflicted by snow and memory. I don't want to sully her words by turning them into a selling point so I won't go any further, but this deserves to be shared, consumed, devoured.
VEE-EVERYBODY TO THE FLO
A stomping, chunky banger that samples Ciara on Tiffany Evans's 'Promise Ring'.
Economy Of Meaning - Live at News Of The World
Not sure who this is, seems the person behind this is a Danish visual artist who dabbles in music. Seemingly performed in London though I'm not sure if NOTW is a venue or night. It's a brilliant piece of collage, part ambient, part deep rumbling electronica. I duno. Same as every other week I suppose.
Harpey - Timelines
This feels like Sim Hutchins doing pop. It's got that electric hissy fuzz going on, slightly mutant hip-hop tempos and then some strained vocals. I don't know what they're saying but apparently they're addressing "issues such as change, fragmentation and trying to put the pieces back together in an attempt to find sense". Which seems fitting. MURK.
Zone Motif - Stones
Three improv tracks from Zone Motif, aka Lone Dancer. The first track, 'Stone 1', is delightfully unsettling, and suffers only for its brevity. Three-and-a-half minutes? Come on, Miles. 'Marble' is off kilter, wonky and disjointed but not without certain direction. 'Stone 2', then, returns us to the same path as the opener, albeit in more serene circumstances, a calm rendering the world still.
DJ Julius - Outerlude (Neuronphase Rmx)
Just some good ol' house from Estonia. I once went to a nightclub in Tallinn housed in an old Russian cinema. If I remember correctly there was a banner ad for The Edukatorsover the colonnade outside but I could be wrong. Anyway the nightclub was fairly rubbish and the only track I remember hearing was 'Doctor Pressure'. Ahh, 2005. This track is better than those memories.
FORMAT a 100Hz Production - FREE!!
Producer Lee Renacre, aka Format, has recently been putting a bunch of his releases from the 90s on Bandcamp. This one is funny as he had to rip it from vinyl to put it up, so he's shared it as a NYP download. Its actual title is Anna & Her Toms, with the title track taking up the A side at almost 11 minutes of hypnotic, nightmarish tech house.
Metroman - Stations
No idea who this is. It's sleek and efficient tech house, kind of minimal I suppose. Zips along powerfully.
AFTER DARK W/ HELM & OTHERWORLD
Otherworld is an alias of Kay Logan aka Helena Celle. She put out an album under this name on Kit Records that I failed to check out, probably because it dropped the week of my son's birth (forgive me please). She will be appearing on the Alter compilation ALERT!and put together an hour of weird sounds for Helm's NTS show. It's basically an album, she says, released in the form of radio broadcast, entitled The Sound of Music. It's gloopy and florpy, liquid sound that's almost tangible.
Declan Synnott - In Spaces and Outside
Irish producer Declan Synnott sent me a draft of this a while back, only I didn't rename it and completely forgot who it was when I came back months later to wav files entitled "ISAO1" etc. It's out now, anyway, and it's delightfully murky. Classic bleepy bloop, as my wife might say, it's the apex of experimental music, about which I'm not good at writing. Hence bleepy bloop. Sorry Declan.
Art & Artifice  Sold + Hi-Vis (Farplane)
Another slightly archival mix. This was performed at Diane's Hunting Club, a sort of friendly gathering in the woods in Illinois put on by some "deep burners". Beautifully languid, haunting ambient music, featuring the greats and the underappreciated. Eliane Radigue, April Larson, Jaap Vink, Ø, ASC, Dillon/Wendel, Olivia Block, nothing natural (aka Ilana Bryne), Sarah Davachi all feature alongside many others in this two-hour stint. It's soothing, evocative, terrifying, peaceful.