Ivan Pavlov's second release on the mighty Editions Mego, departing substantially from 'IIRON's gritty metallic dirge with retrofuturistic synths strangled from electronic pop, with even a touch of deranged disco. Uncompromising as ever, he scrutinises his sonic material from its core in surprisingly enjoyable ways.
Our favourite computer music hooligans return with a fifth album, still dissecting the DNA of rave and this time with dimensions of theoretical physics their playing field. The power sonics of hoovers and saw waves trigger kinaesthetic nausea in your innards that fans of Haswell, Hecker, Fell, Schmickler will relish.
A true old-timer, his career spanning back to the early '90s and now on his eighth album, John Beltran remains consistent in his marvellous stylistic breadth and spine-tingling depth. Ambient yes, touches of live instrumentation, epic strings, wistful textures, sweet melodies leak over house and techno heritage.
The first collaborative work between Milanese guitar experimentalist Ielasi and Parisian electroacoustic composer Jaeger. Two different improv sessions both approximately 18-minute in length, 'Parallel' a pure-analog broody affair, 'Grayscale' more laptop-based with beautiful textural complexities.
A live recording of Masama Akita aka Merzbow and Oren Ambarchi's performance in Campbelltown, Australia in May 2012, their first performance as just a duo. Merzbow's intense mass of electronic noise pressure seething up against Ambarchi's resonant guitar tones. For the experimental and noise heads, pure ecstasy.
LA's Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker follows up his recent release on All City with his first for London's Eglo Records. 'Analogous' a chirpy boogielicious web of synths with an itchy hip-wiggling bass, 'Grandfather Fire' is a blurrier peaced-out version of that vibe, 'I Feel It...' oozes a lazy tropical sway. Lovely release.
A dizzying debut LP consisting of two extended tracks from Athens-based Jar Moff on the admirable PAN imprint. 'Tziaitzomanasou' adventurously wrangles haunting spaces through an avant hip-hop beat-rainforest, whilst 'Commercial Mouth' journeys cosmic noise, synth fireworks and distant jazz splatterings. Nice.
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