Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Mikkel Metal, Peaks and Troughs (Echocord)
Since bursting into notice as the showcase singer Tikiman of Rhythm & Sound´s genre-creating album of the same name, Paul St. Hilaire has guested albums by Pre Fade Listening, The Bug, Mind over MIDI, Radiq, Markus Kienzl, Sub Version, Deadbeat and Sideshow. And those are only the ones I happen to… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:54, 16 Apr 2009

Freiband & Machinefabriek, Oahu (Low Point)
Frans de Waard, critic, label founder and multi-aliased sound artist (Beequeen, Kapotte Muziek, Goem and here, Freiband) and his younger colleague Rutger Zuydervelt, otherwise only known as Machinefabriek, both reside in the Netherlands but choose to imagine their first on-record encounter in the… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:41, 16 Apr 2009

Rapoon, The Library of the Dead (Ewers Tonkunst/Indiestate)
Since the beginning of the current millenium, Indiestate Distribution has been making available a small but quality selection of industrial and dark ambient. It is in fact the label where Cisfinitum and Rapoon famously collaborated as “Mental Travellers”. Ewers Tonkunst is one of its specialist… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:26, 16 Apr 2009

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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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