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Wanda Group

Wetsuit Women

Wanda Group

Wetsuit Women

Smoked out, texturhythmic dub decay from the elusive Louis Johnstone aka Dem Hunger

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Dresvn

Flurry of Dust

Dresvn

Flurry of Dust

Acido's finest emulates the arenaceous atmospheres of the Oramics studio

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GIUSEPPE IELASI & NICOLA RATTI

VII

GIUSEPPE IELASI & NICOLA RATTI

VII

Eerie, inter-dimensional dub techno and close-mic'd surface noise from the innovative Italian duo

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AARON DILLOWAY

Shatter All Organized Activities (Eat The Rich)

AARON DILLOWAY

Shatter All Organized Activities (Eat The Rich)

The former Wolf Eyes man grapples with virulent, prickly distortion dynamics

156

JEFF KEEN

MixSynthAtariWar8

JEFF KEEN

MixSynthAtariWar8

Sputtering, hot-wired bedroom studio madness from the British avant-garde pioneer

156

JAN JELINEK

LoneStar

JAN JELINEK

LoneStar

Genteel radiophonic texturology, manicured fingers manipulate tape, guitar and dusty synth

156

LOVE CULT

Backslide

LOVE CULT

Backslide

Bone-shivering ceramic harmonics from a hut in Russia

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Charlatan

Kinetic Disruption

Charlatan

Kinetic Disruption

Articulating the machine's nuanced, abstract inner thoughts, sweat and grease in man-machine symbiosis

156

COH

Soii Noir

COH

Soii Noir

Illicit, Soviet-era metal recordings computer-rendered as ductile, reactive electronica

156

Simon Whetham

A Metallic Aftertaste

Simon Whetham

A Metallic Aftertaste

Veteran of Entr'acte and Trente Oiseaux labels with subtly visceral drones and small sound textures

156

Joe Colley & Jason Lescalleet

Nervous Laughter

Joe Colley & Jason Lescalleet

Nervous Laughter

Challenging our spatial perceptions and instincts with uncanny tape sorcery

156

Freddy Ruppert

3

Freddy Ruppert

3

The Former Ghost renders struck objects into plangent electro-acoustic gloom

156

Steve Roden & Jason Kahn

7.12

Steve Roden & Jason Kahn

7.12

Hydrophonic texturhythms and wheezing dissonance with eerie, immersive quality

156

RUSSELL HASWELL

Falling Snow #4, +20db (extract)

RUSSELL HASWELL

Falling Snow #4, +20db (extract)

As it says on the tin. Oddly, vividly evocative stuff

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Haptic Perception”

This week we highlight 14 tracks for their stimulating, synaesthetic qualities; their enhanced capacity to be perceived as matter we can somehow "touch" with the ear or hear through our skin like some kind of cryptic sonic braille. Of course, your experience depends on whether you're listening with headphones or on speakers, but either way, we encourage you to focus on the uneven grain and shape of these sounds, their imperfections and juxtapositions, and their psychedelic potential to synthesize impossibly fragile or illusory sonic ecologies, hopefully as the artists would have intended. There's an intangible magic to the fractured Noise Art of Jeff Keen, Wanda Group's spiky texturhythms or Joe Colley and Jason Lescalleet's trans-dimensional layering, and the subtle sensation of hands on dusty buttons and faders gives the likes of Aaron Dilloway, Charlatan or Dresvn's analogue experiments a deft oddness that just can't be recreated on computers. The recording techniques of Steve Roden, Russell Haswell or Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti's Bellows is integral to their sound's representation, and in the chimeric space between the "real" (concrète/field recordings) and the "unreal" or "virtual" (computer music) the sounds of CoH and Love Cult play out coldly affective tones and atmospheres.

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