This is the last release of 2019 for Kalamine Records, a label out of Bordeaux, France, who have a deep catalog of bands deeply made in the post-punk and electro-Industrial mold.
Nass Zuruck release a very short album, but this is good. The grooves are tight, meaty, and it left me with a tinge of disappointment because the album was far too short. This is definitely for fans of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and mid-era Wax Trax! Records fare.
Kiyomizudera is an impressive single track release by Los Angeles-based composer bu.re_, whose work came into my mailbox a few weeks ago. His is a rather stellar catalog, with music full of references to Brian Eno (when he was doing profoundly good ambient music), the floating parts of Tangerine Dream or Robert Rich, and a great use of acoustics.
This was a pleasure to listen to. My only quibble is that eleven minutes is far too short a time to enjoy a swim in this release.
It seems that The Dream Syndicate, who are local boys in my current neck of the woods, are getting back together again for a series of performances. It’s hard to believe this is about two-and-a-half decades old now. Good for Steve Wynn and company reuniting!
Anna Homler is a Los Angeles-based artist who sings using an invented language. Her work is utterly musical and listenable, while retaining its experimental edge. She also happens to be a friend. Imagine my surprise when Belgian artists The Hybryds released this two-part interview with Anna from 1992.
The Internet never ceases to amaze me!
Anna Homler interview in Netwerk 1992 part 1 by Hybryds on Mixcloud
Anna Homler interview in Netwerk 1992 part 2 by Hybryds on Mixcloud