goii (German Ocean 2) is the follow up to the Brighton post-ambient dronescape merchants' eponymous debut, also launched via Submarine Broadcasting Company earlier this year. Where The German Ocean took listeners to the cold deep North seas, goii reaches for the skies. Darren tells us that the five (six if you include download-only / companion …
News from the Conning Tower: next year’s compilation
We announced on Twitter this week that in 2021 we would do another 'various artists' charity compilation, and we announced that although it was an open call, there would be strict entry criteria. We also said that participants might have to purchase a film. So, enough with the mystery, let's put some flesh on those …
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August Releases: Cottura 8 Minuti and Manipulant
Two releases this month, both somewhat unusual. First up is the various artists compilation, Cottura 8 Minuti (or C8M). This is compilation of music made in, or at least centered around, the kitchen. We'd love to take credit for C8M, but the truth is the curation and heavy-lifting was done by Lezet and Razrook, both …
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News from the Conning Tower: Exhibition
So much news, so few typing fingers! OK, Exhibition. Exhibition is the name of our 2018 'open' compilation. There are three strands to the compilation, Red, Green and Blue: Red is the most experimental and challenging, Green is predominantly instrumental or ambient, and Blue is rock, post-rock, pop, electronica and so on. We're accepting entries …
News from the Conning Tower: “No Port Of Call: Songs From The Flying Dutchman”
This promises to be a great compilation from my friends at Argali Records…
[TEMPORARY ARTWORK, FINAL ARTWORK SUBJECT TO CHANGE]
Experimental music/noise compilation, focusing on the themes of ghost ships, including The Flying Dutchman, and others, including more contemporary examples, such as the dimension-shifting USS Eldridge. Current submission window is from now until the end of March, with a tentative release in mid April.
Thanks again! 🙂
I. Tracks submitted need to be exclusive to this compilation.
NO remixes or tracks released previously on other compilations.
II. Audio files need to conform to Bandcamp uploading standards. WAV/FLAC only.
III. ONE submission per band/musician please.
IV. Tracks should ideally be between one to ten minutes in length (if it’s a little bit longer than that, that should be OK too).
V. Please include your project name and website/Bandcamp with your submission email.
VI. Be sure music file is titled in “Band name – track name” format.
VII. Please use WeTransfer or similar…
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Of krautrock and Klang
So, krautrock. I suspect most of us have a mental image of what krautrock should sound like, but it's odd because as Stuart Maconie succinctly pointed out "in truth, no two Krautrock acts sound remotely alike". The very term krautrock itself sticks in my craw, but for whatever reason, the alternative - less offensive - …
News from the conning tower: British Library
I have been approached by the British Library to lodge copies of Post:Soc and One String Inspiration with them for posterity. Speaking entirely personally, while this is not strictly a badge of merit like being inducted into the Rock'n'roll Hall of Fame or anything, I am quite proud that something a group of worldwide independent …
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Monolith Cocktail review: Post:Soc
Monolith Cocktail’s detailed review of Post:Soc. Definitely +1hp for use of “moiety”.
NEW MUSIC REVIEW ROUNDUP
WORDS: DOMINIC VALVONA
A somewhat shorter selection but just as much quality and eclecticism, my final roundup of the year includes the cinematic pop and harrowing void explorations of Alpine Those Myriads; the latest compilations from Edinburgh label of alternative and post rock mavericks and sonic explorers, Bearsuit Records’ The Invisible & Divided Sea, and the altruistic, charity driven Submarine Broadcasting Company’s latest sprawling collection, Post:Soc; the fourth edition of Knitting Factory’s curated Fela Kuti box sets, with albums chosen by that rebel soul songstress and polymath Erykah Badu; and for the first time ever the entire – admittedly small – 1970s recorded oeuvre of one of Cameroon’s leading Gandjal rhythm providers, Hamad Kalkaba and his Golden Sounds band.
Alpine Those Myriads ‘Visions & Disorders’
See Hear Feel Smell, out now.
Set adrift out into the void, though…
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News from the conning tower
Crikey O'Riley. There's a lot going on. So, in no particular order, the Exhibition compilations: you know about those, yeah? Well, they're ticking over nicely, we've already had some really strong tracks submitted and some very encouraging expressions of interest from several artists. Closing date is end of March, but you knew that. We are …
Well, delighted to hear that the final track for Post:Soc Post:Script (you know, the third disc of the double album) is nearing completion. This is good news on several fronts: firstly it means the pre-orders can be fulfilled, and that the Post:Soc publicity machine can roll into action and hopefully we'll raise some money for …