B.ATL - SKTCH EP /aka a glitchy disorientation, electronics exploration/
1 year ago, 14 February 2013  ·   2 notes


When we visited Macedonia’s capital Skopje, the punkish Kanal 103 radio, located in the socialist remnant of a building surrounded by a police station and a hooker strip, it seemed like the place where anyone making anything worthwile sonically, congregated. Running their own shows, playing concerts, etc.

One of the guys who works there is B.ATL, part of the Disphilharmonia collective, IDM inspired dissonant digital noiseniks. Here, he comes solo with a broken, glitchy offering, which recalls the heyday of the genre in the 90’s, but somehow follows its own path, to disorienting, almost lucid effect.

Free download.

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Autemu - This EP
3 years ago, 16 May 2011  ·   34 notes

The Macedonia musician Nina Georgieva aka Autemu makes music that cannot be heard that often these days anymore. Intricate electronic beats (in a Tobias Schmidt/Autechre/Plaid kind of way), dark atmospheres, claustrophobic moods, glitch and IDM but also melodies - all that can be found on Nina’s latest ep This out on the German netlabel Crazy Language as a free download.

And since we’re already speaking about Macedonia - it’s our next stop in our audio travelogue, the first one since our Hungarian expedition in October last year, so stay tuned for words, images and sounds:) and if you’re based in Macedonia and are making music or running a label, organizing concerts, get in touch :) 

Autemu - L-R by PayPerSecond

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Various Artists - Zvukolom (LOM, 2011)
3 years ago, 26 March 2011  ·   37 notes

The idea for the new label LOM dedicated to "unknown or forgotten experimental artists .. mostly [from] Eastern Europe" was born during the Spring/Summer 2010. Its brain, the Slovak activist turned sound-artist mrkva, currently a sonology student at Den Haag’s Royal Conservatoire has put together an impressive roster of projects, that really range from the forgotten to the new & up-and-coming.

With the exception of Bratislava’s experimental éminence grise ::.: and his projects 1/x and Angakkut, all the artists featured on the inaugural release - a compilation called Zvukolom - are thus having their first release out, even though some, such as PRLN have been active in the field for more then a decade. The newcomers include Andras E.G. Csefalvay, whose conceptual and intertextual approach in his own artistic practice can be felt also on the tracks selected for the compilation, or Unbending Intent - a psychonaut on a darkambient sonic trip into the lower layers of the Self. Happy B-Day LOM !


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