Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Mecha/Orga, 50:01 (Echomusic)
Mecha/Orga has recently completed a trilogy of the breakdown of audio information. By his own admission, Mecha/Orga´s sounds are tortured until they become “intolerable”. No argument here. “56:24” (Absurd) was a classic, long-form drone which turned slightly more vicious over the hour (see… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 16:34, 26 Jun 2009

Various Artists, Midnight Soul Dive (Aleph Zero)
Young Israelis – especially those coming off their three years of compulsory military service – have a particular fondness, maybe even a spiritual and need – for chill-out music, and Aleph Zero has quickly become an Israeli rallying point for classy downtempo ambient. Midnight Soul Dive is the… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 13:46, 26 Jun 2009

Brian Harnetty, American Winter (Atavistic)
Berea College in Kentucky houses a collection of seventy-five years´ worth of audio ephemera made throughout its Appalachian hinterland. When it finally opened its archives to researchers, Brian Harnetty was one of the first through the door. Combing through the tapes, radio broadcasts and oral… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 04:26, 26 Jun 2009

Annea Lockwood, A Sound Map of the Danube (3 CD Lovely Music)
The Italian author Claudio Magris, just granted a prestigeous German award for his lifetime of cross-cultural humanism, has written a wonderful, eponymous book about it and its hinterland. It had the lead role in a Hungarian documentary about the Holocaust (brilliantly scored by Tibor Szemzö). And… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 05:49, 22 Jun 2009

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