Reviews

  • natural landing

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Francois Hubert

    natural landing

    This new recording of Autumn In Halifax demonstrates once again the special talent of David Merulla for creating deeply evocative and melancholic soundscapes with his electric guitar. It also features William D. Doucette on drums and assorted percussions and is...
  • can you find your what

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Cola Nitida

    can you find your what

    This postal meeting between two underground label kingpins, Antony Milton (Pseudoarcana) and Joe+N (Carbon records) begins in surprisingly heavy territory. Pulsing fuzzed-out electronics combine with guitar mangling to create a truly disorienting murk. It seems Milton's recent forays into...
  • live at OT301

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Francois Hubert

    live at OT301

    First, a drone of static is faintly heard in the background. Then, layers of hisses and buzzes are sparingly added one after the other while a skeletal, chopped-up electronic beat barely detaches itself from this discreet mass of sound. And...
  • OWL LOW

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Bryon Hayes

    OWL LOW

    Once again, New Zealand's musical chameleon Stefan Neville (solo as Pumice, and a collaborator with what seems to be an entire musical microcosm) proves that he – quite literally – plays well with others. On "OWL LOW" he's teamed up with Nicolas Kauf...
  • burning the light at both ends

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Brad Rose

    burning the light at both ends

    This Norwegian duo of Sindre Bjerga and Jan Iversen has been quite prolific in 2005. This is hardly a bad thing as their "Lighthouse Tapes" series has continually offered memorable moments that explore varying styles and influences. On this wonderfully packaged...
  • Neither Painting Nor Sculpture

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Mike Wood

    Neither Painting Nor Sculpture

    These are sound recordings designed to accompany guitarist (and Carbon mogul) Joe+N 's first installation of visual art. The idea with both music and art is to show process, stages of destruction and creation, points at which, while not...
  • s/t

    Foxy Digitalis

    by Bryon Hayes

    s/t

    I have no idea why it took five different record labels to put this disc into my grubby paws, but I'm certainly glad it got here. This amazing three-way split is pure teamwork; sounds sourced from one amazing artist become...
  • LONG WIRES

    Modisti

    LONG WIRES

    (SQ - LONG WIRES) A thoroughly experimental approach to the realm of strings under a wide lens, featuring conventional instruments and techniques as well as abstract explorations in the realm of noise... Experimental instruments are explored in a series of...
  • Neither Painting Nor Sculpture

    Modisti

    Neither Painting Nor Sculpture

    (Joe+N - Neither Painting Nor Sculpture) Vast textural surfaces of abstract (sonic) materials unfurl upon large format canvases. Concerned with continuity and dimension, the actual sound sources have a secondary relevance, thus simply featuring a rusty red distorted electric...
  • Walking the Red Road

    Modisti

    Walking the Red Road

    [ John Charlton - Walking the Red Road CDR]Superimposed layers of acoustic guitar reminiscent of those extremely reverberant and static playing styles associated with vast plateaux, progressively lead to complex textures of increasingly processed sound. Departing from the original source...
  • 1904

    Modisti

    1904

    [ Entente Cordiale - 1904 CDR ]A collective approach to the development of extended drone textures created by means of electric guitars. Featuring a dense flow of pulsating, transparent veils, the superimposition of overtones and processed fabrics creates a complex dome of...
  • can you find your what

    Modisti

    can you find your what

    [ Antony Milton and Joe+N - can you find your what CDR ]Starting out from what could be described as a 'textural guitar drone scene', this duo explores the possibilities of such a medium using a greater scope in terms...
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/vital-weekly - Vital Weekly
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/the-wire-2 - The Wire
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/freak-animal - Freak Animal
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/city-newspaper-8 - City Newspaper
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/ithaca-underground - Ithaca Underground
  • - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/weirdo-records-2 - Weirdo Records