SOUL FEEDING: a list-with-review of the best releases of the month, selected by our editors.
Album: ok im real i think
Label: Genot Centre
adammmmmmmmmmmm’s second full length album meets both the musical and social needs of the contemporary listener. It’s able to explore a significant range of the infinite possibilities of sound experimentation while keeping the tone engaging and enjoyable.
Artist: Alva Noto
Album: Xerror ,Vol. 4
The sound material selected by Alva Noto is absolutely harmonic, with dreamy strings and soothing piano phrases. It is music made by soft shapes, where everything flows in an ongoing, uninterrupted flux without excessive dissonance.
Album: KiCk i
Label: XL Recordings
By the end of the record, Arca has moved through so many different soundscapes that could make someone feel confused or destabilized. But nevertheless, her volcanic ability to push forward new ideas and to innovate musically as only a very few can do is remarkable.
Artist: Croatian Amor
Album: All In The Same Breath
Label: Posh Isolation
All In The Same Breath shows one of Croatian Amor’ many sides, one made of wonder, composure and pure light.
Artist: Gábor Lázár
Label: Planet Mu
At first listen, the tracks on Source are not easy to digest and might sound like the same (complex) loop over and over, but listen closely and you’ll hear tiny variations and details which shimmer and witness Gábor Lázár’s creative genius.
Artist: Hyperdub/Adult Swim
Album: Stimulus Swim
Label: Hyperdub Records
Fortunately, Stimulus Swim doesn’t need much to be said about it, beyond an announcement of its worth and something to convince would-be listeners/buyers.
Artist: Roly Porter
Label: Subtext Recordings
Kistvaen is built upon field recordings made on site, which makes it a site-specific work; ultimately, though, it trespasses the physical and conceptual boundaries of its genesis to become a universal sonic meditation. In the words of the press release, “this is otherworldly sonic necromancy”.
Artist: Space Afrika
The title and content of hybtwibt? speaks directly to this impulse toward self-containment and self-worship by placing the listener in a space built for confrontational empathy: “Have you been through what I’ve been through? Do you have any idea what is it to live in my body, to experience this life as I have?”
Album: Procedural World – 2,008 Children
A lot of collective time, energy and love has clearly gone into this release and created a beautiful album which lets trngs’ work shine. It’s an exciting first for 60NICE as well as a major addition to trngs’ growing body of work.