it's always exciting to rediscover old music. especially when suddenly affects the zeitgeist in a current way. the same also happened with the track “the birds” by californian musician “rick cuevas”. cuevas, incidentally, is one of the founding members of the avant-pop band “zru vogue” i had the pleasure to raise a few questions to rick about the past days.
misanthrope ca is the black metal influenced formation by artist and photographer robert kulisek and david lieske aka carsten jost, co-owner of dial records. after their first limited tape redition "amerika" (2015), deathbridge is a full-length album recorded in the hamptons, new york, in collaboration with the oslo gallery "vi, vii".
tarcar is the melbourne-based duo of carla dal forno (mole house, fingers pty ltd) and tarquin manek (lst, bum creek, fingers pty ltd). mince glace (2014) is their debut release.
hidden beneath an astoundingly diverse range of experimental and diy output by hopkins (the bowles, naked on the vague; penultimate press, vittelli, kye) and schueler (the bowles; kye) is the disorienting, psychedelic mess of vots’s 22 coloured bull-terriers.
colleen is french multi-instrumentalist cecile schott, who uses her voice and the treble viola da gamba (a baroque instrument with gut strings), to weave intricate stories about the human mind and heart. captain of none is the most melodic album in her repertoire, with fast-paced tracks rooted down by prominent bass lines and assorted percussive effects. it is also an album that breaks new ground for colleen in terms of production. while previous works centered around sample-based or looped, minimal compositions, on captain of none schott significantly changed her approach, setting her viola and her voice as focal points. captain of none is inhabited by delicately crafted, other-worldly pop songs incorporating dub-inspired techniques.