Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Rapoon, Time Frost (Glacial Movements)
As Rapoon, Robin Storey can assume a number of guises. His audio work can be so dark as to be toxic, oily dark, nightmares of industry, fresh hells. He can also toss varied-coloured tiles at the wall and create wonderful and byzantine mosaics which range in mood from giddy to threatening. Good…
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:43, 30 Oct 2008

Cameron Wood, Three Thoughts on C Tuning (CDR Winter)
Cameron Wood is a true do-it-yourselfer, from the playing and recording to the cover insert and typewritten liner notes, which state that he recorded this mini-album on his day off and edited it the following weekend. After being lulled into believing we´re in for a half hour of lazy, lo-fi… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:31, 30 Oct 2008

Mathieu Ruhlman & Celer, Mesoscaphe (Spekk)
We are so fascinated by the way sound makes its way through water, its physics so familiar yet so foreign, so alien but close by. And of course aside from the vastness of outer space, the element is the primary metaphor for the entire genre of ambient music. “Underwater” has of course been done… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:26, 30 Oct 2008

Marissa Nadler, Songs III: Bird on the Water (Peacefrog)
Marissa Nadler sings like a girl Bob Dylan might have created and longingly described on an album like “Blood on the Tracks”. She´s fascinating, she´s intelligent, she´s attractive, she´s utterly unique, but words will never really succeed in capturing her true essence. Instead you should just… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:15, 30 Oct 2008

Naoki Ishida, Tone Redust (Quasi Pop)
The Japanese artist Murakami has a theory about the current state of his own culture, which can easily be extended to cover any Western society. He calls it “superflat” and means that his fellow citizens are refusing to grow up and deal with reality, instead drifting along in a state of empty… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:11, 27 Oct 2008

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