- Laurie Spiegel reissue, The Expanding Universe
I'm looking forward to hearing this one, too. I liked it so much that it was one of the first LPs I converted to digital a few years back. About 15 years ago, I remember asking her whether she planned to reissue it; she didn't seemed to think there was a demand for it at the time. I'm glad that things have apparently changed.
I will say it's fantastic, Forrest, a superbly-executed reissue featuring great sound & packaging. Spiegel remains one of the truly unsung electronic music pioneers, and these salvaged works (originally on LP) do not disappoint (the accompanying 2nd disc makes the entire acquisition more than worthwhile). I highly recommend all her other work as well.
Drone On: Glad you dug AWM's newie.
NP: Northcore Desatero
(Spotted Peccary) - just got this one today & it's damn good - something of a synthesis of numerous styles (some tracks evoke the Teutonic masters, others the more sublime moments of Biosphere, still others cop a hardier techno rhythm), but all throughout lurk a number of titillating sounds, samples, & choirs/voices...nice surprise, indeed.
BTW, gang, a small plug: next up on the Periphery roster (sometime next week, in fact), the new Groupthink, Happy Gods
, myself & Ed Yuhas's follow-up to our debut Of Microcosmic Origins
. We're very, well, happy
with this one; it contains shorter tracks (with one exception) that offer quite a variety of strange noises, loops, and atmospheres. Formal announcement & further info next week.