Ethnomusicologist Loren Nerell has turned sound-documentarian with his latest, Indonesian Soundscapes. Learn more here.
Richard Bone: Coxa (8.2)
(Quirkworks - 1999) - A neo-retro-jazz-lounge engagement, Bone's newest tracks are like muzak, only cooler.
Fingerpaint: Primary Colors: Blue (8.1)
(FNGP Records - 1998) - A very "active" brand of ambience, Fingerpaint's artwork is all over the place...
Kerovnian: Far Beyond, before the Time (8.3)
(Cold Spring - 1999) - A dark, sonic monstrosity crawling up from the depths of Hell... and I mean that in the best way.
Muslimgauze: Azure Deux (9.4)
(Staalplaat - 1999) - An energetic "best of" compilation culled from several of Bryn Jones' limited editions.
Loren Nerell: Indonesian Soundscapes (8.5)
(Soleilmoon Recordings - 1999) - A sonic travelogue as documented by Loren Nerell will take you to faraway Bali and Java.
Conrad Praetzel: Receive (8.4)
(Paleo Music - 1998) - Boundaries blur on this spirited ehtno/world/electronic outing. Very nice stuff!
Steve Roach: Stormwarning (8.4)
(Soundquest - 1989/1999 - Long, evolving synth and sequencer passages form their own weather; conditions are favorable!
twine: reference (9.0)
(AdAstra - 1999) - A very impressive blend of noise, rhythm and and moods in a mechanicalistic collage.
Various Artists: Weightless, Effortless (8.6)
(Hypnos - 1999) - Like the title says, the untroubled pieces of this comp simply float in their own little world; enter it!
Vidna Obmana/Asums Tietchens: Motives for Recycling (9.2)
(Soleilmoon Recordings - 1999) - Esoteric and ethereal new constructions are yielded in this second recycling collaboration; special guest appearance by Vidna Obmana!
Viridian Sun: Perihelion (8.5)
(Hypnos - 1998) - Forget the Star Wars theme... if you really want space explorations, these tracks provide a wormhole into unexplored sonic realms.
May Overviews include:
Biosphere, "Patashnik"; Crown Electric, "Crown Electric Remixes"; "Devil Dub", Loren Nerell, "Point of Arrival" & "Book of Alchemy", Various Artists, "Distributed Shared Memory"; Various Artists, "Enter the Monkey"; Vidna Obmana/Asums Tietchens, "Syrenia 2";
This Month: "www.myfavorites.com"... 13 artists link us to their personal web picks.