voidassembly progenitrix v∞, 12 October 2018


struc­ture, tex­ture, move­ment

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

Ah, that clas­sic A Year in the Coun­try mix­ture of vin­tage synth sounds and haunted Brit­ish folk. The Shildam Hall Tapes is one of this year’s excel­lent com­pil­a­tions on the roster, feat. great tracks by Circle/Temple, David Colo­han, et al.

Can­non­ball Adder­ley Sex­tet - Nip­pon Soul (1963, Fantasy, Inc.)

Extremely solid jazz from the sex­tet here, with a star­ring role for some great Yusef Lateef com­pos­i­tions, enhan­cing the east­ern sound of the album.

HØRD’s syn­thpop on ‘Par­al­lels’ (2018, Avant!) is kinda dark, but not nearly as oppress­ive as the creepy cover sug­gests. These are eight rel­at­ively mel­low midtempo songs with a strong pro­duc­tion and wist­ful, shoegazey vocals.

My soundtrack to this morn­ing’s clean­ing is low.poly.exception’s mys­ter­i­ous syn­thwave elec­tron­ics on MEGASTRUCTURES. This one is giv­ing me great 90s/00s video­game soundtrack feels.

Roex  always do a stel­lar job of bring­ing extremely bright and tight syn­thwave. As sleek as the mechas that adorn their cov­ers. Dis­sen­sion (2018, Busi­ness Cas­ual) fea­tures long com­pos­i­tions on an extremely long album, but some­how they make it work.

Sonny Rollins - What’s New? (1962, RCA Vic­tor)

Last week’s Rollins was hard bop all the way, but when I put this one one, it was imme­di­ately party time, because Bossa Nova. The rest of the album is swingin’ too, with an upbeat latin atmoshpere.

SUGAI KEN’s 岩石考 -yOr­UkOrU- EP (2018, Yerevan Tapes) is a bril­liant blend of field record­ings, Japan­ese tra­di­tional instru­ments, and elec­tronic manip­u­la­tions. Dark, weird, and heavy, using the music of stones as a point of depar­ture. Points of ref­er­ence: Yoshimi, The Akira Soundtrack.

Vene­tian SnaresThanks You For Your Con­sid­er­a­tion (2015)

Drum­ming, bassing, sampling, chop­ping, and screw­ing. Chaotic and ener­getic!

Wiz­ard Appren­ticeI Am Invis­ible (2018, Rat­skin)

A lovely folksy syn­thpop poetry album. Check out the full review.