2008 Archive

  • By the 80-minute mark it’s a powerful experience, but brings with it the usual frustrations of single-track albums: artists who release these obviously want you to experience their work as single block yet make this very hard when they deliberately or accidentally include elements that disrupt or block the flow of the whole and leave you wanting to make your own edit.

    Napalmed – iii

    By the 80-minute mark it’s a powerful experience, but brings with it the usual frustrations of single-track albums: artists who release these obviously want you to experience their work as single block yet make this very hard when they deliberately or accidentally include elements that disrupt or block the flow of the whole and leave you wanting to make your own edit.

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  • CD-R, Synethesthesia Recordings, 2008 www.synesthesiarecordings.com There is an evident theme that is staple from most of the artists that release music on the Synesthesia label: filtered pads and glitches that are forefront to the beauty that lies beneath come forth […]

    Graphical Sound – Shapes

    CD-R, Synethesthesia Recordings, 2008 www.synesthesiarecordings.com There is an evident theme that is staple from most of the artists that release music on the Synesthesia label: filtered pads and glitches that are forefront to the beauty that lies beneath come forth […]

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  • CD, Reverse Alignment, 2008 raisondetre.coldmeat.se Side projects are a popular activity in the electronic music scene, a chance for musicians to try something different from their trademark sound or to work with others outside of their usual bands. It would […]

    Stratvm Terror – This Is My Own Hell

    CD, Reverse Alignment, 2008 raisondetre.coldmeat.se Side projects are a popular activity in the electronic music scene, a chance for musicians to try something different from their trademark sound or to work with others outside of their usual bands. It would […]

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  • CD-R, Afe Records , 2008 www.aferecords.com/releases/afe101cd.htm According to the albums notes the basic material for this album was constructed by Mortar and then enhanced further by Amon – the later is a music project of Italian Andrea Marutti, while Mortar […]

    Amon Vs. Mortar – Amon Vs. Mortar

    CD-R, Afe Records , 2008 www.aferecords.com/releases/afe101cd.htm According to the albums notes the basic material for this album was constructed by Mortar and then enhanced further by Amon – the later is a music project of Italian Andrea Marutti, while Mortar […]

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  • CD, OPN Productions, 2008 www.opn.fr You know there really is a lot of music out there that tests my patience nowadays; maybe its hanging round for so long and just expecting so much more, but unfortunately this will transfer across […]

    Gerostenkorp & Neon Rain – Io Non Ho Paura

    CD, OPN Productions, 2008 www.opn.fr You know there really is a lot of music out there that tests my patience nowadays; maybe its hanging round for so long and just expecting so much more, but unfortunately this will transfer across […]

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  • CD, Plastic Sound Supply, 2008 www.wentworthkersey.com Judging by the name, Wentworth Kersey might be written off as another singer-songwriter, but that’s just what collaborators Joe Sampson and Jeffrey Stevens would like people to think. The Denver, Colorado, project’s name derives […]

    Wentworth Kersey – O

    CD, Plastic Sound Supply, 2008 www.wentworthkersey.com Judging by the name, Wentworth Kersey might be written off as another singer-songwriter, but that’s just what collaborators Joe Sampson and Jeffrey Stevens would like people to think. The Denver, Colorado, project’s name derives […]

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  • CD, Cyclic Law, 2008 www.myspace.com/lakeofsleep It is not hard to figure out right off the bat what one is getting into with this release. Latin name, cover art is a dark picture of the moon and water, song titles about […]

    Lacus Somniorum – Tideshaper

    CD, Cyclic Law, 2008 www.myspace.com/lakeofsleep It is not hard to figure out right off the bat what one is getting into with this release. Latin name, cover art is a dark picture of the moon and water, song titles about […]

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  • 2CD, Malicious Damage, 2008 www.maliciousdamage.co.uk This compilation is at first very confusing in the variety of genres involved, but as a whole an incredible collection of songs, with genres varying from industrial rock to punk, to dub, to hip-hop and […]

    V/A – The Clock Machine Turns You On: Volume 2

    2CD, Malicious Damage, 2008 www.maliciousdamage.co.uk This compilation is at first very confusing in the variety of genres involved, but as a whole an incredible collection of songs, with genres varying from industrial rock to punk, to dub, to hip-hop and […]

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  • CD-R, Afe Records, 2008 www.myspace.com/alistaircrosbie There probably is no coincidence in the fact that a lot of Scottish musicians I come across produce sparse bleak ambience above all else; Scotland is a vast, cold, bleak but beautiful place with plenty […]

    Alistair Crosbie – Music For Shipwrecks

    CD-R, Afe Records, 2008 www.myspace.com/alistaircrosbie There probably is no coincidence in the fact that a lot of Scottish musicians I come across produce sparse bleak ambience above all else; Scotland is a vast, cold, bleak but beautiful place with plenty […]

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  • CD, LAC Records, 2008 www.laurentchambert.com This release consists of a single, 50-minute piece that was part of an audio and visual performance by Laurent Chambert, a versatile multimedia artist from France. It begins with sounds of birds mixed with some […]

    Laurent Chambert – Eurêka

    CD, LAC Records, 2008 www.laurentchambert.com This release consists of a single, 50-minute piece that was part of an audio and visual performance by Laurent Chambert, a versatile multimedia artist from France. It begins with sounds of birds mixed with some […]

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