Hot on the heels of a new release on Freedom To Spend, we caught up with Japanese artist and composer June Chikuma about ‘Les Archives’, absolute music, and why the beat always comes first.
‘In A Paraventral Scale’ is the first part of ‘Flush Real Pharynx’, a triptych being released via Hyperdub throughout 2019, accompanied by a new audio-visual live show. According to Gamble, the work is a “sonic documentary”, aiming to explore the “three stages of the Semioblitz” – the aggressive onslaught of visual and sonic stimuli of contemporary cities and virtual spaces.
If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.
From modular improvisation to vocalists recruited through Craigslist, Shy Layers ‘Midnight Marker‘, released May 25th on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space, had an unusual creation. The record is
In the four years since ‘Seeds’, his debut full length, Brett Naucke has produced a slew of cassette releases that have seen his music drift into a vivid, synthetic esotericism. Constantly in flux between ambient beauty and a cracked electronic reality, ‘The Mansion’ is new age music for the era of biometrics and online dating.