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Michelle Lordi: Break Up With the Sound

Read "Break Up With the Sound" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Michelle Lordi's house burned down at the end of 2017. That is a bracing life event from which one may find oneself at a brutally curious fork in the road. Lordi's Break Up With the Sound makes it seem that she blazed through Kubler Ross's five stages of loss and got to work on something ...

Vanishing

Label: 1K Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing: Scintilla; Vanishing; Ruins; Rime; Density; Eema.

Voices Without Words

Read "Voices Without Words" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's all too easy to forget the voice as an instrument in itself--arguably the most expressive one we have, especially if these examples are any indication. Here we have two offerings to remind us what mind-bending possibilities it can offer. Ikarus Mosaismic Ronin Rhythm Records 2019 A good ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Swana / Tim Motzer / Doug Hirlinger: Channels

Read "Channels" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's a jungle in here. The atmosphere is thick and close, even when things are still. Strange creatures keep flitting through the trees and rustling the bushes. The air never stays quiet for very long amidst the eerie calls of strange birds. The here in this case is a landscape that is imaginary, but that makes ...

Luminous

Label: 1K Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: Luminous, part one; Luminous, part two.

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Tim Motzer: Late-Night Soundscapes

Read "Tim Motzer: Late-Night Soundscapes" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Natural evolution is always gradual yet relentless. jny: Philadelphia sound-sculptor Tim Motzer demonstrates the fact with two more extended improvisations to follow on from the electro-ambient Unseen Universe (1k, 2017). All three are solo recordings made in similar circumstances (played live for wee-hours radio broadcasts roughly a year apart), yet of course no two nights or ...

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Goldbug: Naacal

Read "Naacal" reviewed by Geno Thackara

When thinking of ancient civilizations, it's natural to start with, say, Sumerians or Egyptians. The Naacal aren't exactly first to leap to mind--not least because nobody knows if they actually existed. There was a certain amount of creative license in the earliest writings about pre-Mayan people in Central America and the lost continent of Mu. Barry ...

Unseen Universe

Label: 1K Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Ring; Unseen Universe; Magnetic Fields; Cycle.

Soak

Label: 1K Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Antre; Submerged; Empty; I Remember Forever; Soak.


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