Review: Singing Statues, “Persian Prince” 7” (Astro:Dynamics)
My first proper review in some time. thanks for hosting my thoughts, oli.
Interview: Lorenzo Senni
Click here for my interview with Lorenzo Senni on Percussion Lab. We discuss his latest album, Quantum Jelly (out now on Editions Mego), the “build up” over the beat, and trance music.
Interview: Best Available Technology (w/Mix of Original Productions)
i’m not sure if it’s complimentary to consider an artist’s music “appropriate” for soundtracking a natural disaster or observing one second-hand while stuck outside in various airports, but Kevin Palmer’s sonic experimentations as Best Available Technology did just that for me. Kevin was kind enough to send through just under 40mins of original material in a KORTMIX the day before Sandy hit NYC, so my time spent fervently refreshing news sites with Kevin’s mix on repeat led to quite the dramatic evening.
Kevin composes visceral dub rhythms emboldened with natural hardware compression - think the ‘Shlo-Fi EP’ underscored with Basic Channel’s patience. Composed of all unreleased material, this mixtape offers a clear purview on BAT’s sonic temperament and meditative practices. He was gracious enough to answer a few of our questions as well, so enjoy the double whammy of mix + interview after the jump: