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Indian E-music – The right mix of Indian Vibes… » 2017 » January » 22

A Shadow in Time: William Basinski review – multilayered and hypnotic

Delivered... Phil Mongredien | Scene | Sun 22 Jan 2017 9:00 am

Best known for his Disintegration Loops series of albums from the early 00s, New York-based avant-garde composer William Basinski sculpts samples, drones and feedback loops into soundscapes rich in melancholic atmosphere. The two tracks on his 23rd album include a eulogy to David Bowie, For David Robert Jones, that’s rather less literal than Lady Gaga’s Grammys tribute and all the more powerful for it. Its eerily distorted saxophone, a nod to Low, takes six minutes to surface, but then takes centre stage, a mournful motif subtly evolving over the next quarter of an hour. The multilayered title track, meanwhile, is a less immediate drone, but proves hypnotic well within its 17-minute timeframe.

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Future Politics: Austra review – glossy sounds and soaring vocals

Delivered... Killian Fox | Scene | Sun 22 Jan 2017 9:00 am

There has always been something slightly otherworldly about Austra, the synthpop persona of Canada’s Katie Stelmanis. Her previous records conjured up vast, icy soundscapes shot through with desire, foreboding and occasional rays of tropical warmth. On her third album, Stelmanis reflects on the possibilities of the future through the lens of a troubled present – song titles include Utopia, Gaia and Beyond a Mortal – and the sound, accordingly, has become even more glossy and crystalline, as though generated entirely by machine. As before, her singular vocal presence provides a necessary counterpoint. Her lyrics can be oblique and occasionally ungainly. But her voice – soaring, delicate – brings vulnerability and heat to this vision of a post-human world.

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TASCAM Announces Additions to Professional Rackmount Line

Delivered... Emusician RSS Feed | Scene | Sun 22 Jan 2017 2:02 am
The New Range of TASCAM Professional Rackmount Product Expected to Ship in the Coming Months
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