Wilderness Of Mirrors is the new edition from Lawrence English. Recorded over the past two years it follows in the wave of harmonic distortion that coloured Kiri No Oto and continued into The Peregrine. The record bares the marks of an unwavering interest in the physicality of live music. English says “During the course of this record, I was fortunate enough to experience live performances by artists I deeply respect for their use of volume as an affecting quality, specifically Earth, Swans and My Bloody Valentine. I had the chance to experience each of these groups at various stages in the making this record and each of them reinforced my interest in emulating that inner ear and bodily sensation that extreme densities of vibration in air brings about.” The album is released July 21.
John Chantler knows a thing or two when it comes to audible electricity. Later this month he lets loose his latest solo LP titled ‘Even Clean Hands Damage The Work’. It’s a blistered surge of textural electronic sound the likes of which you don’t come in contact with too often. As a warm up check out this little solo from LUFF a few years back.
Our good friend Austin Buckett has provided us with one of the most profound experiences of loop oriented music we’ve come across in some time. Taking nothing more than a snare drum skin and some sandpaper, Buckett has created 30 micro sound worlds, rich in detail and texture. GRAIN LOOPS is available now as an LP edition cut by the most excellent Rashad at Dubplates and Mastering.
If that’s not enough, 7 fine musicians have taken these source recordings and transformed them via a range of methods to create SAND STEMS 1-7, available as a free download at the emporium. Andrew Pekler (Germany), Giuseppe Ielasi (Italy), Delofi (Leaving Records, USA), DJ Earl (Teklife, Chicago), Te’ (Kynan Tan+Andrew Brooks), Thomas William, and Scissorlock (Marcus Whale) create a wholly other sound world drawn from Buckett’s original materials.