Raglani in the studio building up a rhythm track on his modular.

Another tasty selection from the forthcoming Fennesz LP Becs.

Thomas Ankersmit’s new Serge Modular album to be released on Touch Records. Above is a sample of what’s to come.

Amazing essay on Finnish innovator Erkki Kurenniemi. Check it out it’s worth your time. Shout out to Kannapell for posting this to his FB page.

Spectrum Spools 2014 campaign seems to be gaining steam with another announcement. This time by Prostitutes.

"Petit Cochon" is the third LP and debut album for Spectrum Spools by James Donadio under his Prostitutes guise. From "Psychedelic Black", the self-released debut LP limited to only 100 to the esteemed "Crushed Interior" on Digitalis, it’s safe to say Donadio has crafted a style unmatched in the climate of contemporary electronic music. The top shelf E.P.’s on Mira and Diagonal were a small glimpse into all that has led up to the new full-length, which we are proud to unveil.

"Petit Cochon" is a total burner, no exceptions. From the opening cryptic threat of "Powerful Magnets" into the serrated pummeling of "The Bluffer’s Corporation", it becomes clear very quickly that no punches will be pulled and that "Petit Cochon" is a heavy affair. Donadios signature sample manipulation in tandem with live electronics and particular mixing processes hit new highs with the manic clatter of "Suck Out the Reason", which shifts and shuffles between huge snare drums and whispers from the void. "Stains Left Unnamed", like it’s title suggests, is a grim and filthy ordeal with head-spinning delay ringing alongside jagged and fractured rhythm. This album has cuts for the club heads and for those locked away from the rest of the world, and as a whole serves as the perfect and logical next full length in the Prostitutes cannon. "

Pre-Order here.

Rejoice! New Fennesz next month!

The last time Fennesz released an album on Austrian label Mego it was 2001 and the name of that release was ‘Endless Summer’. Now, in 2014 Editions Mego is extremely proud to release the conceptual follow up that landmark of abstract pop. Bécs (pronounced ‘baeetch’) is Hungarian for Vienna and is the first full length Fennesz solo release since 2008’s ‘Black Sea’.

Eschewing the more drone orientated works of ‘Black Sea’, ‘Bécs’ returns to the more florid pop mechanisms as deployed on Endless Summer. ‘Static Kings’ features the extra leverage of Werner Dafeldecker and Martin Brandlmayer who deploy a range of atmospheric abstract effects to shape a bewitching sound world. The 10 minute centrepiece ‘Liminality’ (featuring Tony Buck on drums) is classic Fennesz: epic, evocative, beautiful, impossible. ‘Pallas Athene’ creates a sanctuary of hovering beauty which leads into the title track. Emotional and assured, the track ‘Bécs’ is an astonishing contribution to contemporary pop. ‘Sav’ co-written by Cédric Stevens (aka Acid Kirk) inhabits a less structural terrain as one enters a forest of small sounds and oblique atmospheres, where the closing ‘Paroles’, a gentle melody unravels amongst swirls of electronics and fried disruption. Bécs is not just an album or a series of songs, it’s a world to inhabit, a landscape ripe with sounds, songs and that esteemed Fennesz signature.”

Pre-Order here.


“I do consider sounds as living things.” - Bernard Parmegiani, Electronica’s quiet hero

“I do consider sounds as living things.” - Bernard Parmegiani, Electronica’s quiet hero

Anthony Janas’ new tape Birthday is on constant rotation here at the offices of The Sixth Ear. Stop by his webpage and listen to pretty much all of his released music. You won’t be disappointed. A unique humor and vision for the modular synthesizer. 

Anthony Janas’ new tape Birthday is on constant rotation here at the offices of The Sixth Ear. Stop by his webpage and listen to pretty much all of his released music. You won’t be disappointed. A unique humor and vision for the modular synthesizer. 

Supper Baby by Anthony Janas from his excellent new tape Birthday.

Serge Tcherepnin in front of one of his creations. 
From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

Serge Tcherepnin in front of one of his creations. 

From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

Priscilla and Barton McLean.
From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

Priscilla and Barton McLean.

From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

EMS' Spectron Video Synthesizer
From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

EMS' Spectron Video Synthesizer

From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

The Coupland Digital Synthesizer.
From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

The Coupland Digital Synthesizer.

From the book The Electronic Arts Of Sounds And Lights by Ronald Pellegrino

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