Fall into the dislocated, glitching rituals of Microhm, latest project of Mexico’s Leslie Garcia

Life post-apocalypse is mysterious, but somehow comforting – a digitally generated, AI-assisted woven blanket of sounds. There is calm in uncertainty – once you adapt. At least that’s the feeling I get personally, listening to the glitching electro-acoustic ambiance of Microohm, Infinita Incertidumbre. There are yawning caverns, gently shuffling rhythms, persistent electronic rattles and beeps […]

Dark emotions pour out of quarantine-themed compilation from Moscow’s Kotä

The strangest thing about the pandemic moment may be its incongruous surface of normality. That’s where music can play a role. From Russia and beyond come some beautifully frightening sounds.

Peter Kirn - May 14, 2020

Pairing mode: Autechre to ayrtbh, Tehran to Shanghai, wonderful new music

Some predicted that pandemic would mean less music, fewer releases – creative shutdown. Instead, sounds are one of the things most effective in fighting feelings of isolation. David Abravanel is back with more picks for CDM.

David Abravanel - May 1, 2020

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