The Form A Log trio that is Noah Anthony, Ren Schofield (aka Container) and Rick Weaver have released on a wide range of fledgling labels, and here they drop a new LP for Asheville's (USA) bathetic imprint, something of a home for quality experimental music. As expected, the band, cross genres, and glitchy tape manipulations, field recordings and shreds of instrumentation are all coiled up into a delirious, noise-backed frenzy. The opener, "Out Of Order", is a shining example of their versatility and skill at creating truly singular music, but the remaining 10 tracks are all as weird and wonderful as you'd come to expect, especially "Pet Chemicals", "Italian Wedding" and "Blender" - the latter being one of the freakiest beat tracks we've heard in a while. Recommended!
Iceland's Soley returns to music after a three year hiatus. Her last work was 2011's We Sink LP, a varied and daring pop pastiche with its claws firmly planted in electronica, but she returns with this stunning EP for Morr Music. It's a bold statement from an artist who was producing quasi-dance music, while Soley now prefers to delve into the minds of her listeners with delicate improvisations of the piano keyboard. Silky, fragile and pensive, these tracks are a vivid representation of the artist's deepest emotions. Stunning and provocative.
Henrik Schwarz - "Unknown Touch Two" - (7:03) 62 BPM
With an additional run of three club-minded MASSE remix 12"s released this week by Ostgut Ton, the hugely influential label will round up their soundtrack to the Berghain ballet with this compilation. Phillip Sollmann & Marcel Fengler's Din collaboration provide some of the more experimental highlights with the Dettmann-esque "Aetas" and the industrial ambience "Creation" and "Generation", while as you'd expect Henrik Schwarz delivers splashes of flamenco, classical music and rocky pop to the compilation that's unrivalled in production by any other producer making techno.