Shanyio – Of The Waters / A Apelor CS

Shanyio came a long way from experimental artist to prolific avant-garde composer/multiinstrumentalist. Perhaps this Romanian artist seem like a prolific musician who releases his recordings on a nearly monthly basis, but Shanyio calculates and simultaneously works on several projects at the time. Therefore, it may appear like his albums and collaborations are popping from every… Read More Shanyio – Of The Waters / A Apelor CS

Fixateur Externe – A Fekete Gong CS (Unsigned / Blastbeat Worship)

Here’s another interesting experimental recording, recently released by Unsigned and Blastbeat Worship. Like many other avant-garde outlets, Fixateur Externe are strangers to these pages, and I previously had a chance to review a couple of their releases. Fixateur Externe is more of a collective than a project, mainly because it gathers various Hungarian experimental artists… Read More Fixateur Externe – A Fekete Gong CS (Unsigned / Blastbeat Worship)

Toru – Toru CD EP (Various Labels)

Toru is an outstanding French trio that recently released a debut material on both vinyl and compact disc. The group consists of Nicolas Brisset on drums and tambourine, Héloïse Francesconi on guitar, and Arthur Arsenne on another guitar. These bandmembers also provide additional noises throughout the entire material. Their sonic articulations are going far beyond… Read More Toru – Toru CD EP (Various Labels)

Qoniak – Mutatio CD (Hummus Records)

Qoniak is an experimental electronic duo comprised of Vincent Membrez and Lionel Friedli. The group explores so many musical spheres that it’s so difficult to grasp their music in just one listening. This duo bases its sound on vintage analog machines, profoundly detailed synthesis, and a comprehensive collection of complex rhythmical maneuvers. The highly intelligent… Read More Qoniak – Mutatio CD (Hummus Records)

Royal Hungarian Noisemakers – Le Roi Est Mort CD (Unsigned Records)

Royal Hungarian Noisemakers emanate from Budapest, Hungary. I was fortunate enough to share the stage with this live act, but also to experience their live performances a couple of times. Whoever experienced their live performance, left with the impression there’s a lot more going on, mainly because of the presence of both analog and digital… Read More Royal Hungarian Noisemakers – Le Roi Est Mort CD (Unsigned Records)

Horse Lords – The Common Task LP (Northern Spy Records)

The Common Task is a brand new album by Horse Lords, a very creative group of musicians coming from Baltimore, Maryland. The quartet has started its musical voyage in 2010, and so far has released numerous amount of excellent full-length recordings, such as a Horse Lords LP in 2012, Hidden Cities LP in 2014, Interventions… Read More Horse Lords – The Common Task LP (Northern Spy Records)

Hedoromeruhen – Airs CD (Attenuation Circuits)

Hedoromeruhen is a Japanese noise duo comprised of Daisuke Ichiba and Yasutoshi Yoshida. They’ve met each other on an exhibition in Berlin in 2012, and they were both stimulated by each other performances, so they’ve determined to start Hedoromeruhen. With Daisuke being a painter and visual artist known as Bijinga, and Yasutoshi being a well… Read More Hedoromeruhen – Airs CD (Attenuation Circuits)

V/A – My World Is Upside Down LP + 7” (PDV Records)

My World Is Upside Down is a soundtrack for a documentary movie directed by Petra Seliškar. The movie has been entirely inspired by songs, poems, work, and life of Frane Milčinski – Ježek, a multidisciplinary artist mainly known for his work as a writer, actor, comedian, and performer. His courage to criticize even the unnoticeable… Read More V/A – My World Is Upside Down LP + 7” (PDV Records)