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Spool's Out Radio #134: Byron Westbrook
March 15, 2018 04:55 PM PDT
Byron Westbrook creates electronic music influenced by architecture and visual elements, ebbing and shifting in patterns that flare up the mind's eye. His latest set of textured drones, modular melodies, and synthetic thuds—Confluence Patterns—just came out via Umor Rex, and to celebrate he's contributed a tape mix. "I tried to aim for a fairly eclectic approach/range, keeping with how I organized my Umor Rex tape," Byron says.Spool's Out Radio #133: Glorious Mess
March 08, 2018 04:13 AM PST
Drones and soft waves of beauty define most of the music on this week's cassette tape release roundup, including new gear from synthesist Byron Westbrook, Brianna Kelly's stacked voices, a new track by ambient master Rafael Anton Irisarri, plus plenty more.Spool’s Out Radio #132: Reserve Matinee
February 22, 2018 02:10 AM PST
A brand new label/collective from Uptown Chicago by the name of Reserve Matinee just announced their first batch of four tapes, aiming to trade in "outside-the-club, left-field, noise, ambient, and other live improvised sound art from around the world".
In celebration, they three artists behind the label—John Daniel (aka Forest Management) Michael Stumpf, and Jon Macintosh (aka Plains Druid)—recorded this week's guest mix at Stumpf's Chicago apartment, going back to back, and featuring label releases in the first 20 mins.
Head to reservematinee.bandcamp.com to find out more about the four current releases and keep your eyes out for a purported 26 more aimed for 2018!!
ALSO, RESONANCE FM NEEDS YOU. If you wish to contribute to the Resonance FM fundraiser now on, then visit fundraiser.resonance.fmSpool's Out Radio #131: Haram
February 15, 2018 04:08 AM PST
The Haram project might be summed best up by contributing Egyptian Lawyer Mohammed who in “Mohammed’s Lament” discusses the concept of Haram and how it is Haram to bully, belittle or torment others. Haram is a shadowy musical discourse on the displacement of people, and the seemingly inevitable global move towards authoritarianism. It is the soundtrack to those of us living in and living through these murky and uncertain times.Spool’s Out Radio #130: Vatican Analog
February 08, 2018 03:45 AM PST
Straddling a wide array of experimental musics, Vatican Analog is eclectic and boundary pushing in its releases, issuing not only tapes, but posters, CD-Rs and all sorts. A recent release by young Dutch noise artist Strict Nurse has been a personal favourite. With that in mind, Vatican Analog made us a guest mix, to demonstrate just what it is they're all about...Spool’s Out Radio #129: Comb Among Ooze
February 01, 2018 01:47 AM PST
As 2018 whirrs to a start, a handful of tapes and labels are already blowing my puny mind. There's Crevice, the new Cork-based trio on Fort Evil Fruit crafting the lushest darkwave imaginable. Then there's Paul Marshall's grinding train journey music issued on Dale Cornish's new Vanity Publishing imprint. Then there's the latest beat tape by Warsaw producer Fischerle, issued on Pointless Geometry and dripping with psychedelic colours. There's too much good music getting released on cassette tape dammit! But either way, here's a little slice of it...
ALSO, RESONANCE FM NEEDS YOU. If you wish to contribute to the Resonance FM fundraiser now on, then visit fundraiser.resonance.fmSpool's Out Radio #128: Where Do They Go
January 26, 2018 12:29 AM PST
This week's episode of Spool's Out features cassette-tape-released ambient tones and free-jazz skronk, interspersed with oddball noise, gross gurgling, Dale Cornish chattering, plus plenty more surprises...Spool’s Out Radio #127: TWNTY AYTIN
January 11, 2018 04:26 AM PST
The first Spool's Out of 2018 is a straight up shot of the best recent underground tape releases from across the globe. Includes some wonky dark-psych-hop, epic Viennese synth pop, Irish avant folk atmospheres, plus plenty more...Spool’s Out Radio #126: Konektor
December 21, 2017 02:24 AM PST
This week it's a discussion with three small independent labels recorded in Prague last weekend. Peter Gonda from Baba Vanga, Ondřej Lasák from Genot Centre, and Jonáš Gruska from LOM talk about running their labels, their motivations, and the practicalities of the underground scene in Czechia and Slovakia.Spool’s Out Radio #125: Maymind
December 13, 2017 03:27 PM PST
This week we've got Minority Consensus, a new mix from DJ and producer Maymind, showcasing ambient freefalls rubbing shoulders with dubby atmospherics—plus a number of unreleased productions from Maymind himself. It's at once a nod to the influences that shaped the sublime twists and turns of Illumina, his most recent full length for Mexico City's Umor Rex, and a hint at what is in store on future releases.
The mix was recorded in one live take, making heavy use of the analog filters on the Allen & Heath Xone:62 and a trusty Quadraverb effects unit...
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