« February edition of Noir Age on Jolt Radio is up now for your fully immersive listening pleasures. This month’s set focused on experimental and ambient electronics⚡in honor of International Noise Conference 2018. All played in real time from original cassettes 😲 One for the books!
Imagine burrowing through the craggy reliefs of mist-shrouded hills expanding their green-clad mantles beyond the stretches one consciousness can hold, trekking far and deep into the humid forest as a deep breath of organic and synthetic layers begins to rise from the silent canopy. The damp foliage drips and your soles skid upon the steep rock faces of the mountain that overlooks the leafy plateau you’re looking to extract from, filling your lungs with the fresh air of the altitudes.
This is where African Ghost Valley‘s ‘Colony‘ decided to set up its camp, in between stony south-facing slopes and sun-starved cavities, all enfogged in a thick haze of black magic ambiences and weatherbeaten sonics. Bold and ambitious, the duo formed by Childe Grangier and Gabriel Ghebrezghi goes unparalleled when it comes to carving out harsh, immersive drones and battered ambient scapes, as further asserted by their new record for Natural Sciences.
READ FULL INTERVIEW and stream the mini-LP’s opener ‘North‘ and take a moment to read through in-depth chat with the pair down below. :
I am overwhelmed by African Ghost Valley. Their improvisation is like a light shined directly into my eyes – a deluge of present tense, as if trying to salvage as much of the NOW as possible before it perishes into the past. Their releases come thick and fast – at the time of writing, there are already four records in 2018 that bear their name – and each is a jagged mash of sampling and effects, with chimes collapsed into delays, synthesisers and voices crushed under distortion, drones navigating a maze of broken wires.
Their latest record is Colony on Natural Sciences. I’m delighted to be able to premiere the track “Barre” on ATTN, which hopefully gives you a taste of the duo’s effect-drenched flow state. Below, AGV and I discuss landing a spaceship, hiding under the covers and finding freedom in the Black Bunker.
READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE :
Micromelancolié is Robert Skrzyński, a prolific Polish musician whose discography boasts releases on such labels as Aurora Borealis, Seagrave, and Where To Now? He’s experimenting with found sound, field recordings, feedback and field recordings, taking inspiration from blurring memories.
Proud to announce Tom Hang’s latest album, »To Be Held in a Non-Position », has been included in the top albums of 2017 by the Vinyl Factory, ranking at number 4 😉
T.R. Mahalingam – Suki Evaro (Renick Bell edit)
Miri Kat – Theft
Nkisi – Can You See Me
Sim Hutchins – Nihilism Was Not Sustainable (Drum Mix)
Tans – Gonnna Get Late Tonight
Sarah Hammond – Twttrngs
ISSHU – Parallel Lives
Ak. – Song for Pleiades
Jemapur – 787_2
Metome – Exotic (Renick Bell remix)
Vern & Milla – STPUT2IT
Weightausend – Rack
Heith – Maria
Mang – Dante
Kindohm – E-code
Mang & Wa?ste – XLW
Dagobert Sondervan – Horizon
Renick Bell – Fractal Beats, 140, 171015a
Algobabez – Dismantle Yourself (live excerpt)
Avbvrn – Cartridge #25 (Avbvrn Remix)
Crown Shyness – Stormborn
Jentileany – IWD
Cxlo – Spores
K∑ITO – (untitled)
Renick Bell – Fractal 808s, 170606
Mhysa – Strobe (N1L Remix)
Oxhy – The Coming Elation
Dane Law – All That I Won’t Name Again
Ang3l_sp1der – Incremental Past Ear Stream Scaffolding
Calum Gunn – Longevity
Gran – FMS
JJAKUB – Women Who Run With Wolves (Yoshitaka Hikawa Remix)
Renick Bell – Beats for Traditional Dancing at 180, 171011d1
Holy Similaun – (untitled)
City – SAR
Jono Mi Lo – 20170614-2254
DJ NinOo – Firma do Txiga
William J. Mullaly – The Green Groves of Erin (Renick Bell edit)
Final volume of this collection of France’s finest artists released by Nostalgie de la Boue, compiled by Tristan Koreya. A booklet designed by Jef Benech’ is included in the album.