News from the Conning Tower: More from FROM

Just a quick update to let you know that the FROM album, 'A Memory of Tomorrow', is now available for pre-order on digital download and CD from our Bandcamp store. To tempt you in, we've made another track (the title track, no less) available to hear immediately:

News from the Conning Tower: FROM

This week sees the release of the debut single from the newest addition to our roster, FROM. She Stands is taken from their forthcoming album A Memory of Tomorrow which is scheduled for September. FROM is the long distance (New York via Brussels) collaboration between experimental electronic producer Michel Mazza and singer-songwriter Piero Delux. They describe their project as …

News from the Conning Tower: Modwump

Sound the 'important news' klaxon! This week sees the release of the debut album by Modwump. Entitled Animal Bitrate, it's pretty different to anything we've released before. It's noisy, beaty, cheeky, dancey, glitchy, provocative and impossible to ignore. Modwump are Sheffield-based duo/trio Craig, Tim and Frankie, risen from the foundry ashes of wonk-prog outfit Mangabros. They …

Opduvel Review of Cousin Silas – A Night in Centralia

A lovely review of A Night in Centralia from the Opduvel blog. Yes, it’s in Dutch, but assuming you’re using a browser later than Mosaic or Netscape Navigator that shouldn’t be a huge obstacle.

Opduvel

Submarine Broadcasting Company, 2019

Het Engelse label Submarine Broadcasting Company is een onafhankelijk label dat zich specialiseert in experimentele, ambient- en arthousemuziek. Dat levert een breed palet aan muzikale uitingsvormen op en het label blijkt daarbij een goede neus voor kwaliteit te hebben. Niet alleen nieuw talent krijgt een kans, maar ook een ervaren muzikant als Cousin Silas, de naam waaronder de uit het Engelse West Yorkshire afkomstige David Hughes muziek maakt.

Dat doet hij al jaren en met een grote output, getuige de meer dan tachtig uitgaven die zijn uitgebracht bij verschillende netlabels. Vorig jaar verschenen bij Submarine Broadcasting Company de albums Sketches, Rough Drafts and Early Ideas en Radio Galaxies. In november 2018 volgde daarop Spirits of Afrodubism, een samenwerking van Cousin Silas en Glove of Bones. Het nieuwe album ligt echter meer in het verlengde van Radio Galaxies.

Dat betekent dat sombere, sobere en…

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Review of Alan Morse Davies – Hymns

Enlightened review from Yeah I know It Sucks

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Alan Morse Davies
Title: Hymns
Keywords: experimental ambient art progressive United Kingdom
Label: Submarine Broadcasting Company

I couldn’t sleep and pretty much bored of counting sheep. Luckily Alan Morse Davies popped up at the right moment with a solution: counting goats. As I counted the goats Alan Morse Davies brought a whole bunch of public domain records to compliment the dream world that I had finally reached. The goats had paraded by and jumped over a random fence quite successfully and now I was in a deep sleep enjoying the music selection of the past as presented, mixed and breath new life into it by Alan Morse Davies.

In my dream he stood behind a deejay desk, but instead of mixing and matching the usual beat orientated stompers into each other, he would spin the historic round sound of forgotten history, glueing them gradually like a collage of ghosts…

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GOATS ‘Far Out’ Review from Monolith Cocktail

Monolith Cocktail Blog

Reviews Column: Dominic Valvona


Back after a short hiatus, my eclectic spread of recommendations and reviews features, as ever, a bumper edition of recent releases. There’s a suitably seasonal solo album from a Beach Boys imbued Mike Gale that wallows in the scorching rays, called Summer Deluxe; some live action from the Ottoman/Edwardian imbued period fusion of Arab and English music hall Brickwork Lizards, who’s new EP features a quartet of live recorded tracks from the St. Giles sessions; there’s a trippy psych peregrination hard sell from the Submarine Broadcasting Company in the form of a GOATS (not that one, this is another group entirely) cassette tape called Far Out; the latest beautifully, if despondently, articulated songbook from Oliver Cherer, I FeelNothing Most Days; the musical suite in all its glory from Bethany Stenning’s multimedia conceptual art film The Human Project, released via…

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News from the Conning Tower: Nerja Sound, A Love Song and future presentations

Hello. Yes, not dead. Been busy. Unless you have managed to avoid our social media onslaught, you will be aware of our latest big album, a collaboration between elegantly wasted guru and all-purpose troubador t.r. hand and anarcho-syndicalist sommelier and multimedia artist Glove of Bones. Entitled Nerja Sound it's a brilliant postcard from southern Spain, …