Anthony Linell’s latest suite of tracks cruise and drift with their head up. With a dizzy palette of terse and winding melodies, ‘Sculpting Energy’ feels like another new avenue for Linell on his unbreakable run of EPs. Drone surveillance-style patterns remain intact this time around, hinting at the unmistakable frozen planes of his previous works, yet with the opening track there’s the smack of bustling heat, as its title ‘Therme’ alludes to. The EP’s closing piece, ‘Vision of the Imminence’, presents a familiar sullen theme. Perhaps the measure of his latest work’s difference is in the modulating barbed wire-percussion and birdsong- synths that wrap the track’s cold core?
Having tamed last year’s havoc and disparity into the damaged rapture of ‘Layers of Reality,’ Anthony Linell is opening a new calendar with the sheared isolation of his latest album, ‘A Sense of Order.’ Linell has put his toolkit for summoning euphoria aside here, instead sculpting a glowing, diaphanous fog that swells into pensive melodies and arpeggiated whispers. Graceful for the way in which it makes the bleak hospitable, the charm of coldness invites us toward the empty and the beautiful, and away from the miserable.
There is an intricate sorrow to Isorinne’s new album, ‘Speechless Malison.’ Though broadly melodic, it feels exhausted rather than restrained; though rippling with a pulse, the rhythmic passages are sparse, their measured source a great distance away. Building on last year’s cassette, ‘Echoic Memoir,’ ‘Speechless Malison’ takes greater and emotive strides, however brittle the path.
The first collaboration between SARS & Abdulla Rashim sees a diverse long player of aggressive industrial, drone and live electronics. A melancholic story in the manner that has come signifiy the sound of northern Europa.
Vigilant electronics and desolated soundscapes by Lundin Oil aka Abdulla Rashim with the first long player under this moniker.
Acronym back on home turf Northern Electronics with five tracks of psychedelic dance floor excursions and ambient pieces.