Iranian Duo Temp-Illusion has assembled a perfect sampler of bleeding-edge production

The duo of Shahin Entezami and Behrang Najafi has produced a tape/digital release of reworks that buzzes and screams with the emotion-packed sounds of futuristic, electronic protest.

Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine playtest: brutal sounds, live jams, 1.2 firmware

I’ve been playing with the LXR-02, the new digital drum synth from Erica Synths and Sonic Potions. Verdict: it’s versatile, loud, and brutally violent when it wants to be. Here are some sounds, plus more tips for LXR-02 players, and the latest on the just-out 1.2 firmware update.

Peter Kirn - September 30, 2021

In bleak, brilliant Ex.Hale release, a plea for fire-ravaged Greece

OSM tapes in Thessaloniki, Greece shares new sonic contortions from the “twisted live electronics” of Ex.Hale. It arrives just as help is urgently needed to assist Greece in the aftermath of devastating fires.

Peter Kirn - August 12, 2021

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