brian mcbride - the effective disconnect
Looking forward to that new Brian McBride (didn't think it was out yet) - his prior release twirled the lobes nicely, I recall.
NP:Peter Mergener Passage in Time (Cue)
- This is a ridiculously hard-to-find early work by Mergener (his 2nd, in fact) that I recently snagged on da 'bay (not cheap, either). I've found Mergener's solo work more satisfying than his work with Software — Passage
is quite excellent — but those early 'Ware records have many worthwhile moments.
Earlier NP:Iibiis Rooge Pink Hybrid (Winged Sun)
- New project conjoining High Wolf (?) & Astral Social Club...wonderfully mesmeric, charging, pulsating electronics that just stop short of noise; wholly involving throughout.Hexlove Want to Be Nice (Weird Forest)
- Damn cool single 40-minute slab 'o' kosmische
from yet another indie-rocker-gone-'tronix...the kind of thing the folks @ Aquarius Records wet their pants over (and justifiably so)...immense appeal to those diggin' the current 'new synth thang' mode of EM experimentation (and I'm certainly one of them), for fans of Oneohtrix Point Never, the aforementioned Astral Social Club, etc.