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New music this week – February 2017

Lots of new music released this week: A Sudden Sullen Turn - Asfandyar Khan Ambient artist Asfandyar Khan, also known by his electronic alter ego TMPST, has released a melancholic new track in a 'A Suddent Sullen Turn'. The last we heard of Khan was his contribution to the Forever South Collections Vol. 4, but it's good to…

Sibylline – Spirare and Tipu Sabziwaar

There's a sound that pops up midway through 'Sibylline' that sounds vaguely like a mobile phone vibrating on a distant table. It's a weirdly disconcerting sound - the first time I heard it I immediately looked around for my phone - and Spirare uses it as a Trojan horse for anxious and swirling synths as…

Wonderful to be – CHERRISH

‘Wonderful to be’ starts with the chucking sound of a train, of metal on metal, and the sound weaves in and out of the track throughout. Railway stations are in-between places, limbos, where you’re not quite here and not quite there, still in transit. With ‘Wonderful to be’, CHERRISH captures this feeling of being perpetually…

Listen to the 8 minute epic ‘Azka’ from Distorted Minds

Karachi electronic duo of Kamil Bader and Saad Memon aka 'Distorted Minds' ignore all structural cliche's and create a hypnotic, almost meditative track that remains stoic and untroubled throughout. With longer tracks, especially those over 7 minutes, the need for some kind of build or breakdown seems almost a pre-requisite. On 'Azka', though, there's a…

Let It Be – BNK

BNK's original mix for Lowlit's 'Better Late' volume is a special cocktail of genres and sounds that comes together as something fresh and exciting. Take a listen to all the different percussion sounds that bounce out of the track: some of it almost sounds like foley, like at 1.26, which reminds me of running water.…

Cheemgadar dials up the weirdness on Adambezaar Part 1 and 2

Here's a claim, but I'll stand beside it: Cheemgadar is an evident postmodernist. He flips quickly and easily from real honesty and vulnerability on 'Endless Summer' to this two-parter 'Adambezaar', with an artwork of a stock party emoji with watermarks. Like most postmodern culture, any real feeling has to be immediately undercut with an ironic…

Spirare releases new track ‘Dream’s Edge’

Spirare, a Lahore-based musician, has released the second track of a forthcoming release '100 Fathoms'. Spirare's music is fiercely ambient and often opaque, blurring the line between ambient, drone and soundtrack (it's hard not to think of the cosmos when listening to a Spirare album). She rarely gives you much, if anything, to hold on…