November 29, 2006
From Musique Machine:
Arktau Eos – Mirrorion
Arktau Eos debut album is a journey into ritual and dark occultic ambience with guitar elements on a few tracks. But for the most part itâ€™s stick to purely organic and acoustic elements such as piercing blasts of windbones, accelerating steel-plate rolls, singing bowl and various kinds of stringed instruments along with the human voice in all itâ€™s eerier wonder, to summon up dark and often deeply chilling atmospheres
Claudio Parodi – Horizontal mover
Horizontal Mover finds classical trained pianist,improviser and sound artist Claudio Parodi playing tribute to American sound artist Alvin Lucier and in particular his piece I am sitting in a room, which was based around recordings of recordings- that are built up untill they make there own drone form.
Welcome – Sirs
Welcomes debut feels like if you had a big white bowl and mixed in: Syd Barrettâ€™s take on Pink Floyd, all manner of late 60â€™s psychedelic pop rock, The velvet undergroundâ€™s sensibility to more churning avant guitar work, and The Pixies one of there more rough and ready days. All squeezed toothpaste like into your mind- a mix of juddering off angle guitars, quirky/ wonky harmonies, and songs that threaten to fall apart beneath you, like a trap door leading down a multicoloured Helter Skelter.
Francisco LÃ³pez – Untitled #180
Francisco LÃ³pez paints hyper reality audio paintings or maybe huge more convincing versions of those 3D laser pictures from the late 1980â€™s. Sound and noise elements are cut up and throw back in your face,Or you drift on gossamer like threads, through slow unwinding caverns of sound, always weary you might drop to the caverns floor hundreds of feet bellow.
Circle – Andexelt
Andexelt is often as cited been one of Circle’s best albums, dating from 1999 and been out of print for sometime- here it’s been reissued by San Francisco tUMULt label. So what’s all the fuss about, well Circle stand as one of the great instrumental bands period, in any genre.
Neronoia – Un Mondo In Me
As many long time readers of this site and my reviews, will probably know Iâ€™m more than a little bit of a horror movie geek. The reason I mention this is the first time I played Neronoia album, I was immediately hit by a moive and that movies characters that could well have Listen to this ,the movie in question was 80â€™s teen Horror vampire film The Lost Boys. Un Mondo In Me seems to fit pefectly into that world, with itâ€™s mix of 80â€™s synth work, pop rock guitar elements, gothic undertones and a splattering of horror filmatic moments.