The evolution of Electonic Music, in many ways, exists on a parrel timeline to the birth of a post-colonial Africa; both beginning as they do in the years that followed the First World War and flourishing in the decades that followed the Second. They are both narratives of modernity too, of technology, identity and Cultural heritage. Yet as Africa continues to break down those Social, … Continue reading Review: Anthology of Contemporary Music From Africa Continent – The Unexplained Sounds Group
All of us are Possessed with two strands of memory, the personal and the collective. The former creates our narratives, the latter our Histories. And in the Liminal space between these records of our past, exists the gap into which promised futures fall. For those of us who grew up in the bleak, austere Britain of Callaghan and Thatcher this dichotomy of memory is exemplified … Continue reading Review: Ufology – Grey Frequency
The debut project of Toronto based production company Waveshaper Media. I Dream of Wires traces the history of the modular synthesis from its birth in the competing designs of Moog and Buchla, through its nadir in the digital age and up to the current Eurorack- led resurgence. The story is told through fascinating interviews, from pioneers such as Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender; eighties masters … Continue reading Film: I Dream of Wires – the Story of Modular Synthesis
Variations is one of the many Podcasts produced as part of the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art’s Radio Web Project, about which more information can be found here. Part of the Curatorial strand of Programming Variations is the work of American Experimental Musician Jon Leidecker; himself a major figure in the world of audio montage. Originally made available in 2009 and consisting of seven instalments, … Continue reading Review: Variations, a Podcast looking at the history of the Audio collage
The world of Phantom Circuit is one not easily defined from the usual reference points of genre or Style; with the only real commonality between works featured being the use of Electronics in production Continue reading Radio: Phantom Circuit, Strange and Wonderful Sound Waves.
Released on the intriguing German non-profit label Attenuation Circuit, The Hollow Ward represents a debut album of sorts for Portugal based experiment#508; featuring as he does on many a compilation album from the past two years. Much of this output to date has featured manipulated field recordings, glitchy electronics and foreboding drones. Like mini Radiophonic horror vignettes, his tracks are excursions down those paths of … Continue reading Review: The Hollow Ward – experiment#508
An offshoot of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art RWM is a purely Web based Radio project with a focus on arts education. In essence a vast archive of Podcasts, the site is split into a number of Channels or programs much like a conventional Radio platform. Son[i]a is focused on the museum itself and features interviews with artists, documentaries on Philosophical movements within the … Continue reading Radio Web Macba: A nonprofit resource of Radiophonic research and education
Background This Album is the latest in a series of releases exploring the experimental music scene in a given country; with previous volumes shining a light on, among others, the Persian; Latin American and Belgian Electronic undergrounds. These anthologies are the brainchild of Raffaele Pezzella, otherwise known as Sonolygist; an Italian Sound Artist and owner of label imprint The Unexplained Sounds Group. A platform created … Continue reading Review: Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music from the Unexplained Sounds Group.
The Avant Garde Project seeks to preserve musical works that have either never seen general release or are out of print. The recordings have been meticulously digitized and are available to download as high-quality 16bit/44000 Htz Flac files.
Alongside the likes of Cage, Stravinsky and Schoenberg the Archive also features a number of fantastic compilations detailing various Electroacoustic movements from around the globe and as such provides lots of undiscovered gems for even the most ardent of fans.