“Monday 1” by New Tendencies

Monday 1 is a track from New Tendencies’ album Missed Month that is for deep fans of electronic music that leans towards the avant-garde, as well as glitch. There is no defining melody, but rather a coalescence of various tones via modular synth over a malleable beat. I still think it is worth a listen […]

Album Review: “Coping Strategies” by CARES

The music created by the Toronto experimental artist CARES is best described as jarring. From the very onset of Coping Strategies you are presented with a blast of distortion and dissonance. From that point you are brought to a beautiful ambient track that is distinctively opposite to the rage-fueled dream of the opening track. This […]

Album Review: “Æsthēsis” by tilde~

Ambient and glitch music comes in all forms. Most think of large sweeping arrangements that push you into a proverbial cosmos of sound. The other side to this is where Australia’s tilde (real name Rhys Channing) comes in. With his record Æsthēsis, the composer creates a smaller scale of sound that is almost like traveling […]

Album Review: “A New Approach” by Luis Gabriel Aguilera

Calm. Introspective. These are the words I would use to describe the music of electronic composer Luis Gabriel Aguilera’s newest album A New Approach. Intending to evoke “the audio expression of the composer (and really the individual) spiritually and emotionally” becoming awake; A New Approach is a minimalist and ambient journey that accomplishes its goal. Every […]

Album Review: “Departures Vol. 1” by North Atlantic Drift

The Toronto-based electronic duo North Atlantic Drift describes their musical goal for Departures Vol. 1 as “trying to get at a certain sound we adore- a simplified ambient drone garnished with static and texture, stretched and given tension with string-like timbres.” In this hauntingly beautiful and minimalist record, that goal is absolutely accomplished. Throughout Departures […]

Album Review: “circling” by wombat_army

The music of London-based wombat_army (real name Martin Webb) has had a welcome presence at MixolydianBlog for quite some time. As far as electronic artists go, wombat_army is probably one of my favorites in the past decade. You can imagine my excitement when I was sent the link to his newest record circling. Present in […]