Articles by Tristan Kneschke
French electronic producer Maelstrom specializes, as his moniker would suggest, in overt menace. Co-owner of the RAAR imprint, Maelstrom’s gritty distortion and aggressive synths are omnipresent in his latest effort, Her Empty Eyes.
The second installment of the Movements in Modular series at Williamsburg’s National Sawdust brings back another adventurous electronic expedition, improving on its first edition.
Durham’s electronic music festival is an absolute joy in the middle of May.
Their first album in four years, Death Song continues The Black Angels’ tradition of groove-based psychedelic rock and trippy op-art album covers.
An exciting roster of over 150 participating artists are heading to the 11th edition of the electronic music festival.
Metabolism’s twelve tracks showcase a schizophrenic range of styles that make for a pleasantly unpredictable and rewarding listen.
Resisting the urge to blast listeners with distortion, feedback, or even furious playing, Loren Connors savors his long chords the way a sommelier tastes an exemplary vintage.
No longer do New Yorkers need to head to fringe electronic music festivals to see someone tinkering with a modular creation – now, it’s right in our backyard.
Devotional’s quartet of songs envelops the listener like a warm blanket in February, slowing time itself.
Rootless frontman Jeremy Hurewitz continues exploring ambient guitar work with Distant Cities, his first release on Virginia-based cassette label Otherworldly Mystics.
Floor Overhead’s majestic A Passive Bludgeoning Force presents deconstructed guitar work that is epic in scope yet maintains its calm, evoking the wide expanses of nature.
Wunderkind Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith take the stage for a bare, abstract jazz set.
Rock comes full circle with the “brutal jazz” sound of Switzerland’s Schnellertollermeier.