Zakary Tuktarov – Primitives Zakary Tuktarov makes music under a few monikers. His output includes gentle folk, soul-tearing acoustic punk and collaborations with avant-garde jazz musicians. However, his latest album “Primitives” came out on French label Kalamine Records under his own name. It’s a fascinating journey in search of your inner primeval man recorded in a secluded country house surrounded by Russian nature. We asked Zakary to tell us about [ continue reading…]
A Miscellany of Tasteful Music/Art/Film/Litis a blog-zine dedicated to reviewing old and new artistic material from a non political point of view.
My art and music tastes hover from Baroque to Avant-Garde/Experimental. If you consider yourself as open-minded as you think you are, consider that people of a different political, moral and ethical persuasion might just be into the same music, film, literature and art that you’re into, and might teach you a thing or two about it .
Inside/Beside I – V/A Compilation – Kalamine Records is an experimental music label out of Bordeaux, France. They have a very impressive roster of composers and groups who have a amazing command of studio techniques, making filmic, creepy compositions. This is essential headphone listening [ continue reading… ]
DR – Tea Sessions – Much respect to Dominic Razlaff for this album of four sessions which drift off gently into the sea, rather than in space. I’m not quite sure why, but while relaxing and listening to the album, I feel a sense of calm that I felt in places like the Black Sea, where I’m headed to in a couple of weeks [ continue reading… ]
Philippe Simon – Android – This is something of a revelation to me. Until the good folks at Kalamine Records (run by Zumaia) told me about him, he was off my radar. This I count as a loss, because Philippe Simon brings a vibrant, updated sound to the Berlin School of electronic music which [ continue reading…]
This is a Blog about Noise, Power Electronics, Post-Industrial and Experimental sounds.
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I will only review physical copies, no mp3/file reviews.
Many kind thanks to Daniel Overberger for taking and selling me the pictures of the outside of North Fuller avenue to use on my blog.
Reviews are by Choppy Noodles and Psymon Marshall.
Philippe Simon – RIL – Here’s the question of the day: what happens when an 83 year-old painter, musician, and photographer gets hold of a Korg M50 and a Nord Lead? The answer is that you get Philippe Simon, and on this showing he very much comes from the Berlin School of electronic music [ continue reading… ]
Eisenlager -Schattenwölfe und Kraken – If there’s anything I’ve learned with regards to Kalamine Records it’s to expect the unexpected, and this new one from Eisenlager was something I definitely wasn’t expecting. This drags us along into the territory marked on the map as experimental electro-acoustic, with side trips to ambient and noise, utilising all manner of artefacts and artifices to create truly weird and wonderful audio landscapes [ continue reading… ]
Inside/Beside III – V/A Compilation – I mentioned in my review of DR’s Tea Sessions album recently just how impressed I was by France’s Kalamine Records’ output, and this compilation has done nothing to diminish my opinion. This is the third in the Inside/Beside series, and if this is the measure of the quality on the previous two entries then I am just going to have to gird my loins and investigate them too [ continue reading… ]
Boban Ristevski – Zumaia – 00:52:22 – If desolation could be encapsulated in sound, then it would probably be this collaborative album from Macedonian Boba Ristevski and Zumaia from France, released a few days ago. Consisting of a single track cleverly titled after its running length, this begins with a blast of fetid winds blowing across an arid industrial landscape, buildings standing empty and ruinous, debris littering the concrete standings [ continue reading… ]
DR – Tea Sessions – Each of the track titles is a variety of tea, and I am going to hypothesise that each piece encapsulates the qualities of these varieties possesses. On the face of it, that may seem an absurd proposition, but judging solely from the music on here I would say that the idea is pretty damn close. And, on another note, so far I’ve been mightily impressed by netlabel Kalamine Records’ catalogue of releases [ continue reading… ]
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Kalamine Records – V.A. on Kalamine Records, where Uruly is with another him “slow” tracks. The theme here is the own nature and how we need to value it. You will listen here many Noises and Ambient songs made with [continue reading…]