The Best Ambient on Bandcamp: July 2022

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

So far, 2022 has been a massive year for ambient. Tons of seasoned heavy hitters—like William Basinski, Claire Rousay, Huerco S., and many more—have put out unignorable records. This month was a little slower, and largely contained output from more low-key up-and-comers. But it was still peppered with gems. From Pontiac Streator’s trippy take on downtempo to Time Wharp’s fantastic exploration of fusion, here are just a handful of the genre’s best records that have come out over the course of the last four weeks.

10 Contemporary Artists Who Are Rethinking Harp Music 

Source: Pitchfork.

Other contemporary artists shun classical traditions and conjure future-facing stories from the intimidating instrument, playing around with genre and electronic processing, as well as championing subversive new techniques. French harpist and singer-songwriter Laura Perrudin teases unexpected sounds from her chromatic electric harp, while the Portugal-based artist Angélica Salvi combines plucking and programming on her 2019 album Phantone to create spellbinding ambient music.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1346

Source: Vital Weekly.

ADRIANO ZANNI – RACCONTI D’OSSERVAZIONE (CD by Dissipatio) *
DREAM WEAPON RITUAL – STRATA (CD by Dissipatio) *
THEA LITTLE – HONEST PROCESS (CD by Gold Bolus Recordings) *
ARMY OF BRIARS – MADE FROM A BROKEN STAR (CD by Discus Music) *
LUCIO CAPECE & KATIE PORTER – PHASE TO PHASE (CD by Ftarri) *
HEATHER FRASCH & KOEN NUTTERS – AND/IN (CD by Ftarri) *
TETUZI AKIYAMA & AYAKO KATAOKA & KIYOMITSU ODAI – MANIFESTATION OF PERCEPTUAL VARIABLES LATENT IN THE ENVIRONMENT (CD by Ftarri) *
WAKANA IKEA & TAKURO ODAKA & TAKASHI MASUBUCHI – SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 (CD by Ftarri) *
BOHNA (compilation CD, cassette, download by Topos)
MINAMO & ASUNA – TAIL OF DIFFRACTION (CD by 12K) *
ALONE – HOURGLASS ESCAPEE (CD by Tonal Shifts) *
MANUEL MOTA – HIEME (CD by Headlights) *
MANUEL MOTA – VIA (CD by Headlights) *
MANUEL MOTA – LUX (CD by Headlights) *
ALESSANDRO SGOBBIO – PIANO MUSIC (CD by AMP Music & Records) *
PARISA SABET – A CUP OF SINS (CD by RedShift Records) *
JOSEPH PETRIC – SEEN (CD by RedShift Records) *
BUG – MESOSA NEBULOSA (CD by Attenuation Circuit/Art Production) *
CARLOS POZO – DYSTOPIAN GATES (CD by Dada Drumming) *
TOTAL SWEETHEART – EARLY TO BED (cassette by Dada Drumming)
NIHITI – SUSTAINED (LP by Lo Bit Landscapes) *
ZACH ROWDEN – WHEN THE GLOSS IS REMOVED (LP by Gertrude Tapes) *
PARADOT – ALBUMEN (cassette by Cudighi Records) *
TATU METSÄTÄHTI & OLLI HÄNNINEN – REPULLINEN SKITTEJÄ (cassette by Cudighi Records) *
MOTH – LIVE 2006-2008 (cassette by Cudighi Records) *
O.R.D.U.C. – OR DUB (cassette by New Bulwark Records & tapes) *
BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT – ALKALINE HYDROLYSIS (cassette by Tribe Tapes) *

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Jazz em Agosto 2022 (Part 1)

Lisbeth Quartett – Release (Intakt, 2022)

Mind Fiber – Ya Cha Ban 丫杈坂 (Dusty Ballz, 2022)

N.O. Moore – Lunar Sync (Orbit 577 Records, 2022)

Taxi Consilium – Spiritual Car Wash (PMGJazz, 2022)

James Singleton – Malabar (Sinking City Records, 2022)

ELMA – Licentia Poetica (Hevhetia, 2022)

Harmonic Series 1/19 is Out

Source: harmonic series.

Conversation with Laura Cocks, Madison Greenstone, and Charlotte Mundy of TAK Ensemble

Notation from Katie Eikam.

Dante Boon, Seamus Cater, Heather Frasch, Gabi Losoncy, Koen Nutters, the same ensemble, Germaine Sijstermans, Rishin Singh – amsterdam . berlin . moscow losoncy (Edition Wandelweiser Records, 2021)

Lydia Winsor Brindamour – empty spaces (Sawyer Editions, 2022)

Lucio Capece, Katie Porter – Phase to Phase (Ftarri, 2022)

Sam Dunscombe, Rebecca Lane, Horațiu Rădulescu – Horațiu Rădulescu: Plasmatic Music, Vol. 1 (Mode, 2022)

Cenk Ergün – Inseln (Sacred Realism, 2022)

Bryan Eubanks – for four double basses (INSUB., 2022)

Terry Jennings – Piece for Cello and Saxophone (Saltern, 2022)

Sylvia Lim – sounds which grow richer as they decay (Sawyer Editions, 2022)

Maxi Mas – Lo que se esconde entre las notas II (Rumiarec, 2022)

Sean Meehan – Magazine (Sacred Realism, 2022)

Vanessa Rossetto – The Actress (Erstwhile Records, 2022)

Grisha Shakhnes – Brass (presses précaires, 2022)

Germaine Sijstermans – Betula (elsewhere, 2022)

Sophie Stone – amalgamations (Sawyer Editions, 2022)

Mark Vernon – A World Behind This World (Persistence of Sound, 2022)