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Super-avant-garde-background-music press release writers sure do come up with some creative genre names. And though I’m not gonna claim I can hum many of the lovely selections below from memory, in the wee small hours, when the beer’s wearing off or the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet, they all make perfect sense. Excellent for flu season, to boot! And isn’t it cool how so many of the wackiest ones come from guys whose last names start with K? What’s up with that?


THE DRIFT

“Streets”/”Nozomi”

(Temporary Residence
drifting ambient “dub/jazz/rock” single)

Download “Nozomi (Live
Version)
” (MP3)

ELUVIUM

Talk Amongst the Trees

(Temporary Residence
ambient-minimalist “landscape” album)

Download “New
Animals From The Air (edit)
” (MP3)

SIMON KEEP

Interview With the Eggs

(Sub Rosa
ambient-environmental snow/Buddhist monk/volcanic steam/origami cranes
album)

Download Album
Sample
(MP3)

JACOB KIRKEGAARD

Eldfjall

(Touch “geothermal
recordings of vibrations in the ground” album)

ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI

“One and Many”

(Sub Rosa 41-minute
electro-acoustic architectural-ruin “ode to loud speakers” single)

Download Single Sample (MP3)

NILS ØKLAND

Bris

(Rune
Grammofon
improvisatory Norwegian Hardangerfiddle chamber-group
album)

Stream Album
Samples

PHONOPHANI

Oak or Rock

(Rune
Grammofon
software-manipulated “ur music” album)

Download “I.F.A.
(MP3)

QUATTRO MANI

Harmony for a New World: Crumb/Patterson/Gamer

(Innova “new classical” album)

SCANNER & DESSY

Play Along

(Sub Rosa
digital-doctored
acoustic-instrument “deterritorialized composition” album)

SO PERCUSSION

Steve Reich: Drumming

(Cantaloupe minimalism
album)

Stream “Part One
(MP3)

Stream “Part Two
(MP3)

Stream “Part Three
(MP3)

Stream “Part Four
(MP3)

TARENTEL

Paper White/Big Black Square

(Temporary Residence
ambient
shoe-gazing metal-dub album)

Download “Golden
State Overnight
” from Paper White(MP3)

Stream “Excerpt
1
” from Big Black Square (MP3)

Stream “Excerpt
2
” from Big Black Square (MP3)

SPIRE: LIVE IN GENEVA CATHEDRAL SAINT PIERRE

(Touch “experimental live
cathedral works” compilation)