19/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Jon Hopkins - Singularity (2018). Having played this repeatedly over the last couple of weeks, I can say this is a much stronger album than Immunity (Hopkins’ album prior to this, which I belatedly got round to listening to earlier this year). Maybe I judged that album a little harshly and will return to it … Continue reading 19/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

10/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Fennesz - Black Sea (2008). I find myself listening to much more ambient music these days, as an appropriate backdrop for days spent working from home. Austrian artist, Christian Fennesz is often lauded for the very unusual way he makes use of the guitar in his music: combining it with digital effects to produce something … Continue reading 10/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Kettel - My Dogan (2006). The Dutch musician, Reimer Eising, aka Kettel, is something of a rarity in electronic music circles (especially those tagged with the joyless term ‘IDM’) in that his tracks are by and large, exceedingly jolly. In what tends to be a very self-consciously serious genre of music, generated by circuit boards … Continue reading 30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (2011). Oneohtrix Point Never is probably my most ‘ignored’ electronic artist of the last decade. Universally lauded, he seems to be held in very high regard wherever I turn online. I tried to listen to a couple of tracks some years ago to see what all the fuss was about … Continue reading 14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

11/06/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

To Rococo Rot - The Amamtuer View (1999). I was prompted to listen to To Rococo Rot while reading Paul Morley’s book, Words and Music. It’s an intriguing, informative yet also maddeningly frustrating book, which I won’t go into detail on here. Apart from to say it seems to be part autobiography and part potted … Continue reading 11/06/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

29/05/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to

Andrea - Ritorno (2020). This is another record, along with Shred and Compro by Skee Mask and Engravings by Forest Swords, which is fast becoming one of my favourite electronic albums of the last 12 months (that I’ve listened to - those others weren’t released in the last 12 months). I’m finding it hard to … Continue reading 29/05/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to