The second February Friday of 2019 was a bit slow in the release department, but that just means that there has been plenty I’ve already overlooked this year. In this round-up, I take a look at a recent Iury Lech vinyl reissue, Ossia’s stellar debut album for Blackest Ever Black and a new record from cyber-industrial moodmakers Black Rain. Also up is the latest album from reformed fourth world jammers The Chi Factory for Astral Industries, a repressed platter of oddball electro from Rotterdam’s Frustrated Funk, the avant-pop experiments of Paul DeMarinis, and a dollar bin find from the year 2000 in the form of Karen Ramirez’s filter house bomb “Looking For Love.” Records from Deadboy, RX-101, and inspired tribal disco from Italy’s Fabrizio Fattori are covered as well. Pure nommage.Read More
What is left of the futurist thought of sonic invention in an age when the military-entertainment complex cuts to the micrological core and control operates flat with becoming? Did the future get lost in the labyrinth of Web, in the rhizomatic networks of ubiquitous computation?
-Dan SickoRead More