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Kara-Lis Coverdale: “Touch Me & Die” (Aftertouches, Sacred Phases 2015)This exuberant, bright instrumental from Kara-Lis Coverdale is a fairly sharp contrast from her more recent meditative Boomkat release, Grafts (one of our favorites of 2017). (Source:...

Porya Hatami & Arovane: “Unn” (Kaziwa, Time Released Sound / n5MD)German producer Uwe Zahn (Arovane) and Iranian experimental artist Porya Hatami released their collaboration album Kaziwa as a limited CD pressing on Time Released Sound in 2016. n5MD is partnering...

FaltyDL: “Open Space” (You Stand Uncertain, Hotflush Recordings 2011)Deep cut from FaltyDL’s 2011 album on Scuba’s Hotflush label, my first real exposure to how varied his talents as a producer are. Much like Scuba’s Triangulation, You Stand Uncertain felt like the...

Yann Novak: Surroundings (LINE)Los Angeles-based sound and visual artist Yann Novak’s Surroundings originated as a site-specific sound performance commissioned for the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young Museum in San Francisco by the Soundwave Biennial....

Bowery Electric: “Under the Sun” (Beat, Kranky 1996)Still an underrated classic by my own standards, Bowery Electric’s Beat is a long-time favorite. They never quite got their due, and I’ve always wondered why they never followed it with any other...