Source: Tome to the Weather Machine.
SUCREBLOOMS – “THE PROPHET LIVES”
MATT BRUBECK & CAYLIE STAPLES – THE LILY (SELF-RELEASED, 2021)
DEAR LAIKA – “PHLEBOTOMY”
SHN SHN – “TAKING TIME”
KINÉTICA – “LENTO FIN DE MUNDO – CAMEIO REMIX”
DESOLATE HORIZONS – “NOW MORE THAN EVER”
TRISTAN DE LIEGE X GREGORY ALLISON – “CYCLING”
JAN ESBRA – “ETERNALLY RECURRING” & “AN OPEN SPACE”
ARTHUR MINE – “THE SHIP”
The new release from the Evan Parker Electro Acoustic Ensemble is reviewed.
The new release from Moor Mother is also reviewed.
Musicradar provides a beginner’s guide to noise music.
Van Der Graaf Generator’s The Charisma Years gets a review.
A new King Crimson book is coming out next month.
Beyond the Ghost (Pierre Laplace) returns for his third(?) album, this one imagining a war-torn Europe of the near future, with nationalist armies, cyborgs, and drones issuing in a new dark age. Sonically, The Desolation Age is a modern take on the late 70’s work of Kosmiche pioneers, such as Klaus Schulze. Many of the tracks involve ominous layers of synth accompanied by sequenced beats and rhythms. A handful of other instruments make smaller contributions, with guitar being one of the easier to pick out. Both spacious and propulsive, this is cinematic sci-fi ear candy that makes one yearn for Laplace to be able to work on a movie or video game soundtrack that gets him wider exposure.
Source: Gapplegate Reviews.
Chris Campbell, Orison
Skylark Vocal Ensemble, It’s A Long Way, Timeless Early, Modern, Folk Vocal Ensemble Music
Herbert Howells, Requiem, Sacred and Secular Choral Music, Baylor University A Cappella Choir, Brian Schmidt
Inna Faliks, Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel