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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Shore typography



Not quite sure if the concept of our 'rude not to' department is applicable to streams - but any chance to feature Richard Skelton's immanence & immensity is going to be taken here regardless. So the emergence yesterday of new & in some cases rare tastes of his extraordinarily moving music demands space & attention.

Something from Harlassen's out of print A Way Now would be thrilling too. But the opportunity to hear Skelton in less familiar guises like Carousell, Clouwbeck, Heidika & Riftmusic couldn't be more welcome - or rewarding. While sharing intense plasticity, a tangible quavering & strain, with A Broken Consort & the releases in his own name, their subtle differences of instrumentation & attack fill out our grasp of his intensely grounded takes on loss & landscape.

Self-released catalogue here. Previous coverage here (ABC), here (Heidika, RS) & here (ABC, Carousell).







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Friday, 26 February 2010

Radio death

Never managed to get this week's original post on Under the Spire HypeClouded, but no matter: two more really fine Jasper TX remixes - from Steinbruechel (gauzily delicate, but with that faint buzz he uses to keep at least the implication of a sharper edge) & Simon Scott (glacial, metallic, restrained) - more than fill the void...



As noted: an all-star remix project (Xela! Zelienople! Simon Scott! Steinbruechel! Seaworthy!) for Jasper TX would be more than enough to get my interest. But in its modest way Under the Spire keeps intruding into what passes for LMYE's consciousness - in our recent flick through Ithaca Trio (new EP up, by the way)/worriedaboutsatan, for example, as well as that long overdue trip to southern Texas.

Through Dusk...And Falling Leaves remix by Steinbrüchel

The Glow Of Minerals Remix By Simon Scott

Previous coverage here (Jasper TX), here (Simon Scott ) & here/here (Under the Spire). Related here/here (Jannick Schou), here (Damian Valles) & here/here (p joergensen).

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

"Some harsh machines"



A quartet of entry points into Andreas Tilliander's wondrous, somehow kraut-dubby Mokira project, led by a newly growling, darkly viscous 'modular session' - plus full streams of both masterful Type albums...

Mokira - Modular Session 20100224

"Doepfer Modular, Clavia NordModular G2, Sherman Filterbank 2, Roland RE-301, RE-501, Abletone Live."

Mokira - Seven Ply

"
Bleached and bleak analogue synth workout from Andreas Tilliander's sound scape alter ego, Mokira. This track appeared on 2008's 'Seed Records Volume 2' compilation which is still available in physical format with 15 tracks including bonuses as well as digitally via Bleep and Beatport etc"



Lord, Am I Going Down


Mokira - Persona

Untitled #6

Mokira - Album

Several Mokira mashes at Paide's SoundCloud too...



Bonus:



Tilliander - A2 Medication

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Handnumbered 52



An appetitising taste of p jørgensen's massive, hovering, faintly shimmering
Luminara. Previous pj coverage here, here & here.

Luminara (excerpt) by p jørgensen

"excerpt from a selfreleased 3" entitled
Luminara.
clocking in just past the twenty minute mark the release is a very limited edition of 52 handnumbered copies. cover art by the ever wonderful lise vium
remaining copies available at clangtint.net for €6 including postage worldwide."



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Spirometry intervention (2)



Second instalment of a re-up effort for this 12-track original...

An all-star remix project (Xela! Zelienople! Simon Scott! Steinbruechel! Seaworthy!) for
Jasper TX would be more than enough to get my interest. But in its modest way Under the Spire keeps intruding into what passes for LMYE's consciousness - in our recent flick through Ithaca Trio (new EP up, by the way)/worriedaboutsatan, for example, as well as that long overdue trip to southern Texas.

From Jasper's
mighty slabs of sound to the fragile delicacies of Jannick Schou, Damian Valles & Shotahirama & wondrous oddities of Ian Hawgood's shruti boxes, UtS is proving pretty essential listening. Here's the other half of a dozen SoundClouded tracks (organised a bit by noisiness/intensity) to prove the point...

Spheruleus-Crescent

Ryonkt-Day 2

Lexithimie-On Their Shoulders Held The Sky

Shaula-A Butterfly Deposit

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Spirometry intervention



Let's see if we can't coax this post into Hyped life: first instalment of a re-up effort for this 12-track original...

An all-star remix project (Xela! Zelienople! Simon Scott! Steinbruechel! Seaworthy!) for
Jasper TX would be more than enough to get my interest. But in its modest way Under the Spire keeps intruding into what passes for LMYE's consciousness - in our recent flick through Ithaca Trio (new EP up, by the way)/worriedaboutsatan, for example, as well as that long overdue trip to southern Texas.

From Jasper's
mighty slabs of sound to the fragile delicacies of Jannick Schou, Damian Valles & Shotahirama & wondrous oddities of Ian Hawgood's shruti boxes, UtS is proving pretty essential listening. Here's a dozen SoundClouded tracks (organised a bit by noisiness/intensity) to prove the point...


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Gilding the lily



For some, a footnote to a footnote would be gilding the lily, the gingerbread & all other comestibles within reach. But LMYE has no such qualms...

After our post-overview post yesterday, the fecund Jannick Schou uploaded another excellent piece to his SoundCloud. To these ears, the four lustrous
Small Snippets are as good as pretty well anything in his name shared previously. Hear them below:

Small Snippets by JannickSchou



Talking of lustrous, need to do something substantial on Relmic Statute's beguiling soundscapes soon. But two pieces that emerged today - Luthrimel 3 in particular, but also a '2009 re-edit' of Slopes - are so ravishing that they have to go up immediately:



Luthrimel 3 by relmic statute

Slopes (2009 re-edit) by relmic statute


Photo by Peppercorn, by the dutch.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Kawartha Lakes



Continuing the footnotes to our recent Under the Spire overview, a brisk trot through Damian Valles' distinctly not-brisk, far from trotting output -
dense, accumulating, somewhat hulking, occasionally bucolic, sometimes quite moving & always diverting...

Three tracks from the forthcoming free Bow Echoes [Resting Bell]:

Derechos by Damian Valles

Ground Truth by Damian Valles

Ridge and Furrow by Damian Valles

Two demos/unreleased tracks:

With A Lark's Tongue End by Damian Valles

Storm Doors by Damian Valles



From Count(r)ies (page down...) [Under the Spire]:

The Alphabet Of Lines by Damian Valles

Of Heath And Marsh by Damian Valles



From Rural Route No. 1 [Standard Form]:

Swale by Damian Valles

Minor Variance by Damian Valles

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Subtle sculptures



Footnote to earlier post on Under the Spire: feast on Jannick Schou's fine, immersive ambient drones here (
The Haze In Your Eyes EP) & here (Autumn) & below ("little demo" on SoundCloud)...



"As I'm in a really productive period right now I've decided to go ahead and upload some of my finished projects to bandcamp. The Haze In Your Eyes is one of these projects.

Here's a little information about the release:""The Haze In Your Eyes" consists of four tracks I recorded from Decemeber '09 to February '10. The pieces are all composed of minimal and icy drones as well as field recordings. The songs were made using processed piano recordings and analogue synths.

There's no overarching idea or concept behind the pieces though they all came out with a somewhat similar sound and feeling. I hope you'll enjoy these four subtle sculptures of micro-drones and field recordings."

Jannick Schou > The Haze In Your Eyes (from The Haze In Your Eyes, self-released)

"Autumn is a stunning piece of ambient microsound and it flows along in a really pleasant and gorgeous way that really makes you feel like floating. The piece gradually evolves through small and subtle changes in timbre, tonality and dynamic. You’ll hear (what sounds like) melancholic strings fading into uplifting drones and much more! The piece is made using nothing but processed piano and guitar recordings and the overall tone is rather dark."


A1 by JannickSchou

"
Little demo I've been working on. Nothing too out of the ordinary." [!]



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Monday, 22 February 2010

Spirometry measures



An all-star remix project (Xela! Zelienople! Simon Scott! Steinbruechel! Seaworthy!) for Jasper TX would be more than enough to get my interest. But in its modest way Under the Spire keeps intruding into what passes for LMYE's consciousness - in our recent flick through Ithaca Trio (new EP up, by the way)/worriedaboutsatan, for example, as well as that long overdue trip to southern Texas.

From Jasper's
mighty slabs of sound to the fragile delicacies of Jannick Schou, Damian Valles & Shotahirama & wondrous oddities of Ian Hawgood's shruti boxes, UtS is proving pretty essential listening. Here's a dozen SoundClouded tracks (organised a bit by noisiness/intensity) to prove the point...

Spheruleus-Crescent


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Saturday, 20 February 2010

"pop and hell"



Not sure the lovely Dietmar Dath collaboration Im erwachten Garten (full Spotify stream) has yielded up all it has to offer yet. But a new Kammerflimmer Kollektief album - Wilding (Staubgold) - is already upon us: "file under: psychedelic/intuitive/mongrel music".

Still trying to track down the Lee Perry cover it appears to contain (Spotty original). But two originals - Move Right In & Time is the Fire in Which We Burn - are streaming chez Kammerflimmer & a third - Spookin' the Horse - is up via SoundCloud.

Initial impression is of a somewhat lighter, rather twangier sound. But the trademark dense, slow voice/sax/bass/percussion matrix is intact - & still a thing of wonder. Time is the Fire has a welcome propulsiveness too. Must hear more!

Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Spookin' The Horse

Hear pretty well all of KK up to Wilding via this playlist (yes, Spotty again...).



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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Texas hold 'em



Slightly astounded to discover the wholly astounding Jasper TX has never graced LMYE before - though he was named in our recent 'emerging' artists top 10 (exemplifying the caveat that most of those ranked did their emerging some years ago...) & his Sky featured in a post last summer (& then amended here)...

Ultra train-spotters will also want to note that he's on a Simon Scott track upped here not so long ago.

But as a full-blown cover star Dag's a stranger here. No longer, though - below are three compelling SoundClouded tastes of his gorgeous, rumbling home-brew, with its intense texturing, its massive build, its shards & splinters & squeals & slur all freighting a notable depth of feeling...



NB: more Jasper to follow soon in an Under the Spire special...

Jasper TX - A Box of Wood in the Storm (Excerpt)

"
A sample from Jasper TX's album "Singing Stones", released by Fang Bomb in 2009. Jasper TX, known to his friends as Dag Rosenqvist, is a busy man indeed. Besides being one half of the rather amazing post-rock duo De La Mancha, he has released a number of carefully drafted and very well received solo recordings in his Jasper TX guise over the last few years, with labels such as Miasmah, Kning Disk and Lampse.

The visual aspects of Rosenqvist’s music cannot be neglected. Feelings superimposed on feelings; he works his music like a painter, applying layer after layer of colors to his compositions. In these deeply cinematic, drone based pop workings, the guitar is the most commonly featured instrument. It is however not always recognizable as such – his soundscapes could often be anything but. The sound is altered, by gentle hands, until it gets under your skin, into your soul and further.

»Singing Stones« is the fifth album proper from Jasper TX. Over almost 60 minutes, we are told a heartfelt story of windswept islands in past times, a small community surrounded by the dark sea. It’s a story of sadness, of being left behind, a story shrouded in darkness and death, but not without a glimpse of light – in hope of a possible reunion.

This is a personal album, allowing us a glimpse not only of Dag Rosenquist’s unique musical skills, but also his inner life, his beliefs and his compassion. And by echoing our not so distant history, with »Singing Stones« he actually manages to teach us all a little bit about ourselves."


And I Close My Eyes by Jasper TX

"
From the "Gothenburg 08" compilation released 2008 on the excellent Fangbomb imprint."

Waverly Cemetary (Sydney) by Jasper TX

"
From my first ever cassette release, this is my interpretation of a poem by the talented Penelope Joy."



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