Review of Cousin Silas and Pendro ‘The Audio Scullery’

Submariner-in-Chief Rob reviews the recent work from Cousin Silas and Pendro: The Audio Scullery is the latest collaboration between Cousin Silas and Pendro - an interesting joint venture on several fronts, not least perhaps the perceived difference in styles: Cousin Silas, a musician I tend to think of as melodic and accessible, and Pendro, who …

News from the Conning Tower: forthcoming attractions

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 …

Keeps Me Alive review of our Manipulant – Perspective EP

Keeps Me Alive gave some very positive feedback on the forthcoming Manipulant EP:

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Brace yourselves, folks, it’s new Manipulant music for 2018!

You’ll recall that I covered the excellent 2017 release Eclectro, and even interviewed the artist. Read it RIGHT HERE.

So, imagine my joy when an email appeared recently to say that a new Manipulant EP will drop on March 26! Happy days indeed, and thank you very much for the chance to hear this, sir.

This EP is 5 tracks in a total of 16 minutes. Let’s get straight to the tunes:

Wander, RTL is a short minute (and a bit) of synth intro, shifting from right ear to left ear, repeating notes creating a mood for… SandS, which takes the tone darker, that bell-like tone pulsing throughout as the drums lay down an energetic beat and the vocals drone and echo and reverberate. This track has a real push/pull to it, equally danceable and melodically meditative, and it…

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