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loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

loscil – “Equivalents” – an album that contains a whole other world

Ross McGibbon August 15, 2019 1

KRANKY                                               16 August 2019 I hear the jerky staccato application of disc brakes on a train rolling across a high, smooth glacier. The remoteness lets the percussive on/off sounds permeate. That high, cold environment

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Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Ross McGibbon July 4, 2018 0

KRANKY          20th July 2008 Forma are a Brooklyn trio who like exploring, who like experimenting. They like polyrhythms, texture and variations on repetition. Mixing vocals, synthesizers, piano, sax, drums and flute;

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Justin Walter – Unseen Forces     is a breathy space of electronically warped wind instruments

Justin Walter – Unseen Forces     is a breathy space of electronically warped wind instruments

Ross McGibbon May 3, 2017 0

KRANKY                21st April 2017 Justin Walter’s album is based on the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), a rare wind-controlled analog synthesizer from the 1970’s. I think that those cosmic explorers, The Sun Ra Arkestra, may

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loscil – Monument Builders is a journey in distance and Krautrock atmospheres

loscil – Monument Builders is a journey in distance and Krautrock atmospheres

Ross McGibbon November 16, 2016 0

KRANKY RECORDS    11/11/2016 The best non-German Krautrock album of the year. Carrying that repetitive set of patterns, channeling alienation, conjuring up atmosphere, the set is full of distanced feeling and crackling loss. Old vinyl

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Ken Camden – Dream Memory

Ken Camden – Dream Memory

Ross McGibbon June 10, 2015 0

KRANKY  15th June 2015 This is a pensive album, floating somewhere between EM, ambient, film score and experimental. Full of changing texture, this straddles the worlds between synthesiser and guitar, featuring slide guitar, plucked

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