Streifenjunko ~ Like Driving


“Streifenjunko has taken a shift towards electronic sounds. Their previous albums “No Longer Burning” (SOFA 2009) and “Sval Torv” (SOFA 2012) was remarkable in the magnificent sound achieved only with a saxophone and trumpet. With the seemingly endless possibilities of electronic instruments their strategy of finding simple tasks has been put to the test, and in the making of this album Streifenjunko was put back to the starting position to re-discover their focus and recognisable simplicity. The result is music with sharp edges and sudden changes, crude starting and stopping. The engine of the music is the interlocking of slow moving streams. Some of the electronics are self generating for Espen and Eivind to follow, and the different sounds and layers are multiplexed using starting and stopping signals. To play is simply to follow the signals, like driving.”



Terre Thaemlitz ~ Comp x Comp


“A compilation of electroacoustic and ambient tracks released on compilations over the years. Tracks listed in alphabetical order. Contains the previously unreleased “Mille Glaces.000-009,” a series of ten audio shorts intended for release in an anniversary compilation for the label Mille Plateaux (DE), which I believe was cancelled during the 2003 bankruptcy. In keeping with the “Mille Plateaux” theme, “Mille Glaces” (or “One Thousand Layers”) is generated using one thousand 1-minute audio excerpts from the Mille Plateaux catalog. “Mille Glaces.000” is a digital mix of 1000 layers of audio heard simultaneously. “Mille Glaces.001-009” are recordings of my computer crashing as it attempts to play the same files in realtime (a Power Macintosh 7100 with Sound Designer II card).
See individual “track credits” for original release information, as well as “about this album” for details about themes and production techniques. Cover photo is an excerpt from the photo series “Interstices,” from the album of the same name. Produced, mixed and arranged by T. Thaemlitz (BMI).” > Comatonse Recordings

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2018 – Best Reissues: V/A ~ Midday Moon


“Midday Moon is a survey of ambient and experimental music that emerged from Australia and New Zealand between 1980 and 1995. These recordings are sourced from a rich variety of micro-labels, private pressings, theatre soundtracks and artists’ personal archives. 

Curated by Melbourne based DJ and archivalist, Sanpo Disco (a.k.a Rowan Mason), the collection delves deep into the world of outsider music that emerged in Australia and New Zealand in the latter half of the twentieth century, as synthesisers and early workstations began to enter the consumer marketplace.” > bedroom sucks records