Month: March 2021

Espen Lund – Ætonal

This combination of brass, electronics and cloudstorms of feedback is what I’ve been waiting for. Seriously. Since Lund’s 2018 Blow.Amplifier, which explores similar spaces, I’ve been waiting and hoping for more. Waiting over. And it was worth it. But whereas Blow… combined amplified feedback with more recognisable trumpet tones and passages, Ætonal contains no such…




Hali Palombo – Cylinder Loops

In a way, this is a séance. Illinois composer and visual artist Hali Palombo has drawn on the contents of the UCSB Library Cylinder Audio Archive to create a series of 12 short pieces (none longer than a minute and a half): tiny spells of invocation, using rare and precious ingredients to summon… what, exactly?…