Synthwave school run this morning…
Just discovering Warner Jepson! Listening to the ‘Tulliam Beach Bum’ cassette on my way to work, he likes to place entirely separate elements in each of the stereo channels with little in the centre - I love this technique and try to do it as much as possible myself
Been totally obsessed with this since the tape arrived:
seems to fit any mood I may happen to be in.
My friend here in town put the tape out and I nabbed a copy a couple weeks ago. Huzzah!
On heavy repeat this week is
Bucles by @kin.sventa
Really pleasant surprise
And this (not exactly new) by Caterina Barbieri. For some reason my 2 year old loves her.
All good choices. If you haven’t heard these yet, Spencer Doran’s ( Visible Cloaks ) “Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo” mixes on Root Strata’s blog are quite lovely …
wow thank you! i’m glad you like it. thank you for checking it out
Very nice, thanks! These mixes are all new to me. I mostly follow Bradford Bailey’s “The Hum” blog https://blogthehum.wordpress.com
Also somewhat along these lines, recent work of Rod Hamilton and David Edren are also very interesting (especially in use of sampling/digital manipulation), and not much discussed anywhere.
I always enjoy DJ Koze, and his new album is lovely.
been enjoying this new release from Lucrecia Dalt
Just, over and over
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(edited to add a literal unicorn chaser)
warm weather, time for dub
I was listening to Jon Gibson’s Visitations I + II yesterday, but never listened to the last track, Thirties (30’s) – it’s amazing how much it sounds like Joshua Abrams’ NIS stuff once it gets chugging along!
This album is so good. It’s been out for a while - surprised I haven’t stumbled upon it before.
Composed and recorded in Berlin from 2008 to 2010 the music consists of four electroacoustic pieces based largely on analogue synthesizer material and one long-form swarm-like composition for multiple overdubbed saxophones. Additional sounds range from metal foil floating on ultrasonic sound-beams to mechanical clickers recorded in the abandoned radar domes at Teufelsberg. The raw materials have been extensively processed and re-constructed using analogue tape and digital methods. The five pieces shift between sharply detailed blizzards of electronic interference to passages of delicate balance, between calm and turbulence, between stasis and rapid shape-shifting, between multiple virtual spaces and non-spaces.
I really could stand to spend more time with Ankersmit’s work. Thanks for the reminder!
Love love love this record. Ankersmit’s solo from 2008, Live in Utrecht, is also amazing.