September 10th sees the release of three special albums, all quite different but with a common theme running through them. We have…
- From Germany, Stringmodulator with their debut album ‘Manifesto’.
- Reclusive krautrockers K-Elektronischer Automatisten’s new album ‘Verlorene Tonbänder Maschinengefühle’
- English krautrock from Dynamo Snackbar with ‘A Myriad of Catalysts’
Three melodic instrumental albums that nod towards krautrock and prog, with a raft of other influences. We’ll go into detail on these albums over the next couple of weeks, but first up a quick round up of some of the coverage of Stringmodulator.
We were delighted to get some pre-release airplay from the lovely Phil Vickery on his weekly In-Tune show on BCfm. Phil’s show is always essential listening and this was no exception. Listen again here:
The album also scored a fantastic review from the charming Michael Housel at his Bizarre Chats blog. Read it here:
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 also putting together a Krautrock/Kosmische/Motorik inspired compilation; sworn to secrecy around some of the participants, but very pleased to say we have Dynamo Snackbar, Shice Squad, Unimother 27 and Peri Esvultras on board. And Beltism, of course. Always with the Beltism.
Thirdly, a lot of work has been going on for the new Submarine Broadcasting Co. signing, whose new EP we hope to release in February. A few i’s to dot and t’s to cross, but it’s all looking very promising. We’ll share more as soon as we can.
Finally, two very special compilations, not on SBC but thoroughly deserving of your ears and money. Firstly, Studio 4632’s benefit compilation for the wonderful Modul 303 webradio station:
And secondly Argali Records’ sublime experimental compilation Dream Topography: