Beneath – Vobes

I know I am a bit late coming to the party on this one. Beneath’s Vobes EP was released last week and the review stage is probably well in truly over for this album. It will most likely be resigned to the confines of forgotten playlists for a lot of

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Alex Smoke – RS 1403

It appears that when R&S set their sights on an artist, they intend to hang on to that artist for dear life. I’ve heard rumours that Tessela is signed to an exclusive deal that prevents the producer from releasing anything on any other label. Lone, whose next album will wear

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Valerio Tricoli – Miseri Lares

One of the most overlooked developments in music’s history has always been Musique Concréte in my opinion. It usually covers little more than a chapter in most text books, but its influence is incalculable today. The processes that were first established by the likes of the two Pierre’s and Michel

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Loops Haunt – Exits

I have recently had a re-occurring experience with music that has prompted the following question. “Can music, as an abstract entity be a signifier for an environment, space or location?” I am presently of the opinion that it is only by means of direct association with the circumstances of creation,

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Extemporising on Improvisation

There is something about Joshua Tree that just engenders creativity in individuals. During my trip through the National Park, it became obvious why this is the case. The stark vastness of the dessert and solitude that only such a remote and isolated environment can bring makes it a perfect place

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