Archive for November, 2014

Review: Chris Strickland – Animal Expert

One hour of extreme contrast and magnified objects, as Strickland’s collages terraform my own living room to suit themselves.

Review: Vicious Circus – Troglodytes Troglodytes

What happens when two eccentric improvisers are holed up in eachother’s company for too long?

Interview: Lawrence English

In a MADEIRADIG FESTIVAL PREVIEW, Lawrence English talks to ATTN about traveling in New Zealand, the negation of chaos and spending time with Tony Conrad.

Review: Cestine – Level

Billowing and shapeless drones from Dominic Coppola and Theodore Schaefer.

Review: Giacomo Fiore – IV: American Electric Guitars

The guitar falls under external command of four U.S. composers, detaching the instrument from its predominant connections to performer habit and reflex.

Review: Rutger Zuydervelt – Stay Tuned

Zuydervelt expands upon the moment that an orchestra gets in tune, stretching it across 50 minutes and over 150 collaborators.

Review: Content Nullity – Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory

Personalised loop cassette from Weymouth’s Tommuel Reynolds, draining the Content Nullity archives as he embarks on the transformation into Mollusk King.

Review: Lost Trail – The Afternoon Vision

A beautiful jackdaw folder of soil survey, sonic erosion and conceptual mystique.

Review: Nazoranai – ‘the most painful time happens only once has it arrived already..?’

A feedback loop of escalation and engulfment from Oren Ambarchi (drums), Stephen O’Malley (bass) and Keiji Haino (guitar/synth/noise).

Interview: Sophie Cooper

The West Yorkshire musician talks to ATTN about microphones at weird angles, cross-stitched macabre children and her latest record: Our Aquarius.