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Category Archives: Soundscape

Andrew Liles – The Ether Reel

Creepy and melancholic at the same time; in true Nursey fashion. Thank you Andrew Liles. From his 2004 album ‘My Long Accumulating Discontent’.

Black Dice – Miles Of Smiles

Field recordings meet the Dice’s noise boxes from this 2004 EP on Fat Cat records. This was back in the day when one didn’t quite know what to expect from Black Dice; apart from the fact that the music would be heavy duty lysergic sonics. Distorted marching bands and crickets abound on this 13 minute piece. See also the other track from the EP titled ‘Trip Dude Delay’, found elsewhere on The Sentinel.

Nurse With Wound/Cyclobe – Angry Electric Finger 2 (Part 5)

In the early noughties, Nurse With Wound sent out some raw ingredients to be cooked up by three performers. 1 was Jim O’Rourke, 2nd was irr.app.(ext.), and the 3rd was Cyclobe. The version worked on by this duo seems to travel to a lot more destinations than the other two .* We’re talking about the outer reaches of music, where it becomes pure sound. Anything familiar with either of these acts will know what to expect, and the alliance more than lives up to expectations. This is from 2004.

*however, please check out the irr.app.(ext.) version; it’s also wonderful.

Final – To The Heavens

After helping coin the phrase ‘isolationism’, Justin Broadrick ploughed on with his Final project and managed to get other terms slapped onto the music, such as ‘Drone’, ‘Noise’, and ‘Dark Ambient’. Let’s see if you can guess what label applies to this track from the 2003 album ‘3’.

Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms

American Linda Perhacs sounds like she has listened to a fair amount of English Folk, judging from her album ‘Parallelograms’. This piece is soft and lilting Folk music that opens up into a psychedelic soundscape, before falling back into the soft and gentle sound that came before. really, really lovely stuff from 1970.

Roly Porter – 4101

The opener to Roly Porter’s incredible album ‘Third Law’; already a contender for 2016’s album of the year. Wordless choral samples merge with plundered strings and buzzing synths; in what could be a soundtrack for a sci-fi classic (the film would have to be to live up to this musical score).  Brilliant.

irr.app.(ext.) – Kreiselwelle (excerpt)

A section from the 2009 album ‘Kreiselwelle’. Immersive, otherworldly, post NWW soundworld. 

irr. app. (ext.) – Significant Memory In The Grip Of Declension

Taken from irr. app. (ext.) ‘s 1998 album ‘An Uncertain Animal, Ruptured; Tissue Expanding In Conversation’; where one can expect the unexpected in this post- Nurse With Wound soundworld.

Cyclobe – Replaced by His Constellation

Beautiful piece that starts with what sounds like backwards tape loops (remember them), but could just as easily be the reverse option on a DAW (it really doesn’t matter) that ends up collected all kinds of sonic debris. This eventually morphs into clicks and glitches only for the track to transform into glittering jewels and stardust. This is from their wonderful 2001 album ‘The Visitors’.

Nurse with Wound / Blind Cave Salamander – Soliloquy for Lilith (Live in Leuven)

Brilliant collaboration that’s available on the third disc of the limited Cabbalism I II & III (as ‘Cabbalism III : Leuven). By this point, the third disc, the listener is heavily immersed in deep, deep pools of sound. Far fucking out.

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