Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Chris Herbert, Diluted (CDR Low Point)
I am in no way well versed in the genre of field recording, but I have heard my share. The most famous name that comes to mind is Chris Herbert´s countryman Chris Watson; then there is Dallas Simpson, also from the UK, whose unadorned field recordings came as refreshing countryside walks on a… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:29, 05 Feb 2009

Matthew Florianz, Maalbeek (H/S Recordings)
I would choose to classify the music of Matthew Florianz as ambient traditionalist or rather, “originalist”, in the sense that he maintains an unsettling, sombre tone throughout his work, restricts his palette, and like Brian Eno and Harold Budd before him, creates atmospheres and “landscapes”… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:21, 05 Feb 2009

Cisfinitum, Tactio (Mechanoise Labs)
Wherein the very acoustics of the cathedral of St. Petri in Bremen are as important as the instruments being played. Evgeny Voronovski has been purveying dark ambient for more than a decade now under the nom-de-musique Cisfinitum. He may well be the only ambient artist with a nationalist intent… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:16, 05 Feb 2009

Lepenik, Grete vor dem Haus (CDR Chmafu Nocords)
This compact disc nestles cozily on a square of dark blue cloth in a little cardboard box together with a couple of non-descript black and white photos, like a family heirloom forgotten in some drawer. (Robert) Lepenik plays his piano excruciatingly slow, the notes ocassionally tweaked and… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:30, 02 Feb 2009

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