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Diatribes: Echoes & Sirens

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This four-track, forty-one-minute vinyl LP is the follow-up to Diatribes' 2015 Aussenraum LP, Great Stone/Blood Dunza, and completes a dub-influenced trilogy that began with Augustus (INSUB, 2013). Unlike those two albums which featured the basic duo version of Diatribes, on Echoes & Sirens Cyril Bondi and d'incise are joined by electric bassist Raphael Ortis and a ...

Cassette Plus Download Labels

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In the era of digital downloads and streaming, much publicity has been given to the revival in sales of vinyl records, both of new releases and reissues. However, all the noise surrounding that phenomenon has diverted attention away from another one--the resurgence of cassette tapes.

Cassettes had their heyday in the 80's, after the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Diatribes: Great Stone / Blood Dunza

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The duo Diatribes--d'incise (a.k.a. Laurent Peter) and Cyril Bondi--are the driving forces behind the INSUB label on which many of their recordings have been released, either as Diatribes or within other groupings. Great Stone / Blood Durza is not the duo's first release on a label other than INSUB, but it is noteworthy for other reasons; ...

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INSUB Records Arrives

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Since 2006, the Geneva-based Insubordinations label has issued over sixty albums dedicated to experimental, improvised, electroacoustic and composed music, all of which remain freely downloadable under creative commons license. Now the label has launched an innovative new imprint, INSUB records, with two impressive releases. Strangely, the concept of the new venture is at odds with the ...