voidassembly progenitrix v∞, 24 May 2019


struc­ture, tex­ture, move­ment

elec­tron­ics, synth, post-rock, jazz, beats, house, avant­garde, musique con­crète

Fae & Seffi’s Miraka is a lovely, intriguing album of synth wan­der­ings. It’s incred­ibly organic, its deep per­cus­sions, bells, and drones hov­er­ing at the threshold between sound­ing syn­thes­ised and just grown, in some way. (2018, Girly Girl Musik)

Lovely struc­tures in this tenor sax / bugle / piano trio of Favreuille/Motury/Orins. Gentle as the state of the sea in this cover photo, these tracks flow with the tides.

Kem­istry & Storm - DJ Kicks (1999, !K7)

Assess­ment: dark and buzzy; jazzy at the right times. Slightly uni­form in its beats over the first 2/3s, but ulti­mately solid. Relent­less smooth energy. (Late) clas­sic D&B.

Mark Lyken - turtle line, turtle walk Noise drone grain synth. 18:40. Pleas­ant struc/texture for the mat­rix. (2018, Bit Rot)

Greet­ings. Sone Insti­tute have cre­ated a fine archive of strange + glitchy +grainy elec­tronic pop songs. Where Moth and Rust Con­sume dis­plays love for many depths of synth his­tory. (2018, tape/cd/digi, Front & Fol­low)

Hell­s­cape Record­ings is off to an incred­ible start this year with God of Light by THUGWIDOW. Dark synth atmo­spher­ics with gen­er­ous break­beats sprinkled all over it. This is the kind of soph­ist­ic­ated drum & bass that never gets old in this woman’s book.

valyri’s latest on Asura Revolver is a delight of shim­mer­ing synths, rhythms, and the occa­sional scary noise. eth­er­e­al­ism makes the æther sound like a place where a lot of debris crashes around, yet you can still keep your calm.

Abso­lutely flaw­less beats, strings, and snatches of voice are woven together on Queen of Golden Dogs by Ves­sel (2018, Tri-Angle). Organo–electronics at its best. And any­thing Remedios Varo-related gets an extra thumbs-up, of course.

We can all use a good space trip now and again. Vinyl Dial’s synth rock is just the ticket, with the new album Space Wiz­ard push­ing all the right but­tons. It’s psychy, proggy, and delight­fully upfront. Out now on Flamingo Vapor!

Ghosts are the skel­eton of a cul­ture. Yoshimi knows this. On the third instal­ment of Japan­ese Ghosts, this is plainer than ever. This is per­cuss­ive ambi­ance that arrests and enthrals. (2018, Pyr­am­ids)