08.01.2022Coil - Tainted Love (Official Video)

This is by far the most poignant cover.

26.12.2022

Spark! - Ett Lejon I Dig


in the playlist since 29.07.2017

18.12.2022

audioist of the day:

Earth and Pillars

This is one of the few bands whose oeuvre is virtually free of missteps. Atmospheric Black Metal combines Ambient in a very successful way, just as I wish. I'd almost be inclined to say that this Italian formation, who released their first album, simply called Earth I, in 2014, is a more mature version of Wolves In The Throne Room. Atmospheric, musically dense and consistently well produced. Their albums, five in all, were all released by the Milan label Avantgarde Music. The members seem to keep a low profile, calling themselves just F, Z and I. Anyone who wants to drift off into a mystical world of nature with the help of their compositions, far away from the disgusting stench of mankind, will certainly not be disappointed by Earth and Pillars.


Artjom (adfinitum.org)
11.12.2022

Menace Ruine – Umbra Horrenda (Official video)

from the release: Nekyia (04.11.2022)

Label: Union Finale

Country: Canada

Genre: Experimental

Originating from Montréal, Québec in Canada, Menace Ruine are a duo who play a powerful hybrid of avant-garde black metal, dark ambient, drone and martial neo-folk.

Formed in 2007, the band achieve their sound largely through the use of heavily manipulated and distorted effects and feedback, though one of their most distinctive elements is the sonorous vocals of Geneviève, reminiscent of a more melodious and doomy Nico. Their lyrics seem to centre largely on themes of occultism and the workings of fate.

'Cult of Ruins', their debut album, was a fierce black metal assault but was swiftly followed by 'The Die is Cast', which introduced more mellow strands of elegiac neo-folk into the maelstrom. This balance has been maintained and expanded through their subsequent recordings.



(source: discogs.com)
11.12.2022

audioist of the day:

Kali Malone

Colorado, US-born composer and musician, relocated to Stockholm, Sweden in 2012. Malone’s compositions implement specific tuning systems in minimalist structure for pipe organ, choir, chamber music ensembles, and electroacoustic formats. She co-founded the record label and concert series XKatedral in 2016.

Malone’s music is rich with harmonic texture through synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive motions and extended durations. The music emits distinct emotive, dynamic, and affective hues which bring forth a stunning depth of focus.

Kali Malone has performed extensively, presenting her music at Musica Festival, Berlin Atonal, Moogfest, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Radio France, Rockefeller Chappel in Chicago, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, The Southbank Center, Bozar, Schauspielhaus, First Congressional Church of Los Angeles, Orgelpark, Unsound Festival, Kanal Pompidou, Eglise Saint Francois, Örgryta Kyrka, Johannes Kyrka in Malmö, St. John’s Smith Square in London, First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, The Cathedral of St. James in Toronto and Montreal, amongst many other concert halls, churches and museums in Europe and North America. Her commission projects and residencies include the Ina GRM, The Richard Thomas Foundation, MACBA, Macadam Ensemble, Orgelpark, Elektronmusikstudion, and Tempo Reale. She collaborates and performs with various artists, including Stephen O’Malley, Lucy Railton, Frederikke Hoffmeier, Leila Bordreuil, Drew McDowall, Caterina Barbieri, and Ellen Arkbro.


(source: kalimalone.com)
04.12.2022


audioist of the day:

9T Antiope

There is a great experimental scene in Iran (especially in Tehran). Here's a part of it.

The “9T Antiope” duo consists of Paris-based, Iranian musicians Nima Aghiani and Sara Bigdeli Shamloo [aka SarrSew]. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they envision, along with their inhabitants.

Since 2014, they’ve had releases on multiple labels such as PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree), Eilean Rec., Hallow Ground, Zabte Sote/Opal Tapes, Flaming Pines, Unperceived Records and an upcoming project on American Dreams. The duo also works in the different theatre, film and performance projects, for which they do sound design and composition.


(source: 9tantiope.com)
04.12.2022Haruko - Homeless

Haruko – aka Susanne Stanglow – writes and sings songs that move between weird-folk, indie pop and lo-fi or experimental music. Now sold out their debut album released in 2009 on the American psychadelic-folk label „Bracken“. In her songs she tells little stories, fairy tales and fables that carry the listener to a place where dragons weep with heartache, cats dancing on rooftops and transform people into birds. Dream-like fantasies are mixed with feelings of sadness and longing.

At her concerts in the past two years she performed as a support for Tunng, Emily Jane White, and Moddi Richmond Fontaine.


(source: Orange 'Ear)


Her other project is sea below, which she started much later (in 2020 with her only output so far called sleeplessness). It sounds altogether more serious and mature. Susanne's very tender, almost fragile voice gives these musical pearls their special sad beauty wrapped in a dark veil of unsatisfied yearning.


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02.12.2022Kenneth James Gibson "The Groundskeeper" (Official Video)

...in the playlist since 30.11.2022...

05.10.2022Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - A Song 4 Hate & Devotion

...in the playlist since 29.07.2017...

by andrej (edited by adfinitum.org)

03.10.2022

audioist of the day:

Sarah Davachi

Sarah Davachi (b. 1987, Canada) is a composer and performer whose work is concerned with the close intricacies of timbral and temporal space, utilizing extended durations and considered harmonic structures that emphasize gradual variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and tuning and intonation. Her compositions span both solo and chamber ensemble formats, incorporating a wide range of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Similarly informed by minimalist and long-form tenets, early music concepts of intervallic and modal harmony, as well as experimental production practices of the electroacoustic studio environment, in her sound is an intimate and patient experience that lessens perceptions of the familiar and the distant.

Between 2007 and 2017, Davachi had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Canada as an interpreter and content developer of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. She has held artist residencies with The Banff Centre for the Arts, Composer's Kitchen, STEIM, Elektronmusikstudion, OBORO, the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio, the National Music Centre, and the Swiss Museum & Center for Electronic Music Instruments, and holds a master's degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California. Davachi is currently a doctoral candidate in musicology at UCLA, focusing on timbre, phenomenology, and critical organology, and is based in Los Angeles, California.


(source: sarahdavachi.com)

02.10.2022

Агни Парфене - Хор братии Валаамского монастыря

...в плейлисте с 21.12.2019...

02.10.2022

björk : mutual core

...in the playlist since 01.10.2022...

04.09.2022

audioist of the day:

Ilia Pucheglazov (Symphocat)


Symphocat is the musical project of a russian performer and composer working at the intersection of electronic music, modern classical music and minimalism. The musician's work combines ambient, field recordings, experimental electronics and even elements of dance music. Ilya Symphoket works with the properties of harmonies and timbres of sound, feeling the connection of vibrations of subtle matters, the influence of creativity on the sensation of the inner and outer world.

Symphocat runs its own label "Simphonic Silence Inside", which has been releasing a variety of electronics since 2007. Performances of this project took place in various places: from events in parks, churches, museums and philharmonics to large-scale electronic music festivals such as Gamma, Synthposium, Signal, Fields, Acoustmonium, Inversia, Transart, etc. Ilya participated in many international residencies, audiovisual projects, including collaborations with live orchestras and choirs, various artistic groups, dancers and video artists.

The music of Symphocat is imbued with sensitive attention to the process and a special understanding of the surrounding spaces. The works reflect images of nature, the technological environment, as well as sacred and meditative practices. Ilya draws inspiration from both the latest experimental research and the heritage of avant-garde and classical composers of the past - references to such authors as Brian Eno, Wendy Carlos, Holger Czukay and many others can be found in his works.


(source: symphocat.com)

02.09.2022

These Hidden Hands - The Telepath feat. Julia Kotowski (Official Video)

...in the playlist since 21.12.2021...

02.09.2022

Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety (Official Video)

...in the playlist since 01.08.2017...

21.08.2022

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.

T.S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" (1925)

14.08.2022

Black Nail Cabaret - My Casual God (Official Music Video)

...in the playlist since 14.08.2022...

...in the playlist since 2022...

23.07.2022

Kauan - Kaiho (Official Video)

...in the playlist since 2020...

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קטב מרירי - נזקקתי גם לגוף

...ברשימת ההשמעה מאז 5782...

15.06.2022

Amigo The Devil - Another Man's Grave (Acoustic)

...in the playlist since 2022 (studio version)...

12.06.2022

Shortparis - Говорит Москва

...in the playlist since 2022...

22.02.2022

Mirel Wagner - No Death

But death comes a sneaking in through the keyholes

He's clever, and he knows what's beneath the floorboards

Death comes to feast like a greedy hungry beast

He wants it all, and here he crawls...

09.02.2022

Wax Tailor - Just A Candle (ft. Mark Lanegan)

...in the playlist since 2021...

Kormac feat. Irvine Welsh - "Another Screen" (Official Video)

...in the playlist since 2022...