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Maraton - s/t

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A sonic swarm of birds settling in tree tops. The cacophonous din of squawking slowly becoming more and more synchronous. After the weight of this aural adjustment finds solace in a rooted position, the world above begins a rhythmic dance of blissful clarity. The orchestra quiets as a storm rumbles through, ambience of the land always the the thick blanket thrown on when it wants. Sleeping music awakes to warming rays of energy. The melodies follow the moods of the day, morning vitality, afternoon laziness and evening creativity. The canopy of sounds takes flight in random adjustments, leaving sonic focal points to continue their ritualistic calls.    Maraton is star like radiance filtered by clouds and trees. A harmonic natural beauty with tethers in flora, fauna and the cosmos. Four musicians, Christian Haase, Maria Dybbroe, Lasse Sonne and Jonathan Ludvigsen, using synthesizers, horns, piano and percussion. Each selection tempered with creative wisdom, less being all that is require

michael slyne - slyne four ( if it shines in the dark , it shines in the light)

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When the harmonic oddities become warm and desired, someone is in full control and making beautiful music. Slyne Four is a magical testament to this, eccentric passages blooming like alien flora on old and sinuous live oak branches. The roots of Michael Slyne disappearing deep into simple gorgeous melodies, played on piano or guitar, what holds harmony up. Many songs are sung from the rocking chair on the front porch, concerns left for another day, we are mesmerized now into the moment.  Slyne Four throws a lot at the listener, a tennis ball with a few sonic burs. Fortunately its an underhand toss and if you get a bur stuck in your thoughts,  Michael Slyne is sure to console and help remove it. Of the nine selections on IV, four are around five minutes long, plus or minus a little. These lengthier selections all have the melodic bones in them, but Michael Slyne is skilled enough to add melody to just about everything. For example, the two minute track "alice krishna" takes pi

HAHN - Handed All He Needs

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Deep in a frequency groove, surfing the sonic walls like a snowboarder in a half pipe. HAHN creates an aural landscape of immense distorted features. Blistering heat in the form of droning static, piercing crags of voice and tumultuous electronics. Handed All He Needs is an ominous composition, evoking feelings of the walls closing in or civilization burning in a super nova. But we listen and soar to the crest, diving back down, using this energy wave to carry our conscious.   Handed All He Needs has stalwart framework in the world of post industrial sound. HAHN's offerings have moved far past places where sonic creations needed the tethers of rhythms and beats. On this cassette, forty one minute tracks flow seamlessly as one. Submersion into maximum warping of sonic possibilities from the world we share. HAHN is N.E. Hertzberg from New Jersey. His prolific body of work can be found on the Total Frequency bandcamp page . Released on Zazen Tapes out of Buffalo, New York in a extreme

Yngel / Greta Eacott - Alun / Stuck

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Water slowly moving down a glass window pane. The trail it leaves is a complex amalgamation of almost infinite factors, but in this moment gravity pulls heavy as the main cause. Another droplet finds rest on the translucent surface to begin the journey downwards. The window, a porthole separating two worlds, pillowy streaks of water adding physical connection between both venues. This thought holds true for both sides of this shimmering split between Yngel and Greta Eacott. Like sonic paint strokes on glass, sounds gently weave themselves between the corporal and the spiritual. Consciousness perfectly straddling energies existence with the ethereal gorgeousness of strings and percussion.   Both Yngel and Greta Eacott create vibrant aural landscapes filled with the timeless patience of erosive forces. Alun is the title of the composition by Yngel, an artist that has been described by Lost in a Sea of Sound in the past ( 2020 Yngel - II and 2019 teguh permana & yngel ). On their new

XUXWXUX -XuXwXuX

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Oh my goodness... XUXWXUX crushes the sonic spectrum causing brainwaves to recede behind their six millimeter thick skulls. A few thoughts tried to escape and focus on something, they were never seen again. Crawling to the key board and steadying descriptive note, these words are mustered through a waterfall of sound being directed downward. The dizzying roar so constant and fluid, a world adding new virtue with each listen.     The opening track "Public Universal Friend" digs full force into an aural world of dense sonic plasma, being blanketed across the landscape. Crushing percussion directing the affair, like a conductor in front of an orchestra. Do not get lulled by the opening of the second track "Honey I Bigged the Planet", the beginning is only a mirage of what seems comfortable ground. XuXwXuX quickly carves sound again in a methodical motion of meat on the slicer in the deli. This debut has a Boredoms (think Pop Tatari, 1992) kind of flare minus the funk a

Beat Up - Satisfied?

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Beat Up must love punk music, their new composition titled Satisfied? takes everything cherished from decades past and delivers masterfully crafted songs. Four musicians blasting tunes out it perfectly controlled explosions of energy, Nathan Flogamocker on guitar and vocals, Dave Harrison more guitar, Matt Alston the bass and Peter James McCarron the drummer. The kicker is the song writing. Following cue from the title Satisfied with a question mark, the subject matter contained within the composition questions how satisfied are we within the world we live? Nathan sings "You expect me to be Satisfied?, there is no justice for those who died". This lyric goes pretty much straight to the point of the feeling of many of the tracks on the album. "Keep you eyes averted from this national disgrace, because marshals walk among us to keep us in our place", those two lines are from just the title track. Wow... There could be a lot of analyzing and comparing Satisfied? to ban

Rhucle - Simple Air

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A sonic mirror of nature, aural reflections blurring into lush reality. Like mist above bodies of water in the early morning, Simple Air hangs in elegant beauty. The entire sonic presence promoting thoughts of wonder, simultaneously delivering comfort in knowing we will never truly understand. The current moment holds tranquility in bountiful measure, finding place in the stereo space between nature and sound. Radiance through cloud and leaf, rain drops dispersing across physical senses, Rhucle gets all of this perfectly in conscious tune.    Many of the tones used in Simple Air perch in the ambient contemplative aura. Like cumulus clouds on the verge of heavy rain, Simple Air is filled with higher energy throughout. At times these sounds are on the precipice drifting to other side, incarnate changing to ethereal. Rhucle does this by merging consciousness in the form of electronics with collected field recordings, a combination providing mesmerizing balance and beautiful serenity

Solid Waste - City Of The Cosmos

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Solid Waste crossing the listening path of Lost in a Sea of Sound for the third time. City Of The Cosmos taking spires of crystalline brilliance to the hearts of all who listen. Following previous described releases from an earlier time on Dismal Niche, the newest on Distant Bloom begins deeper in the gooey ambient mire of feverishly green grass floating on spongy earth. From here the day begins, radiant energy the sustenance for all things to grow. Building like a hyperbolic curve, with the middle tracks sparkling sonic angles while beginning and end both grow and dissolve into a world absent of edges. Beauty is carried like civilizations inception and demise, nothing, everything then nothing again.    City Of The Cosmos is really a beautiful marriage of earlier releases, Long Slow Dream and Visions (both still available from Dismal Niche ). Charming innocence muddled with patience turned visionary and purposeful. These attributes have woven together producing sounds of simplistic b

Peter Kris - No Language For The Feeling

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The path we travel continues ahead, details of extraneous features blur.  The process of monotonous movement in particular directions causing thoughts to live only in the sustained motion. This idea can apply to hiking a trail, cycling, a car ride, or life in general. How did i arrive at this frame of thought? On a long bike ride listening to No Language For The Feeling. Looking into the water filled woods, dense and not easy to penetrate. The strings of Peter Kris playing with deep rooted tones, like the essence of life in the overgrowth passing by. Two sensory inputs connecting and becoming tangled in reasons of being. Then No Language For The Feeling changes focus, the woods ends to pavement, a tiny segment of temporal existence was slowed and cherished, all while moving forward.   Describing this mammoth release by Peter Kris is a beautiful but daunting en-devour. Lost in listening so many times... Many of these sounds have a subtle lullaby quality to them, mental pacification for

Night Foundation - Let There Be Light

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Lost in the ambient reflections of sparkling melodies and the undertow of weighty currents. Let There Be Light effortlessly heaves contemplative tranquility like sleeping giants breathing in a deep sleep. Morning twilight, the conscious refreshed, the world stirs just a little. The day is anew, thoughts and feelings have been released from the construct of events just the night before. An inner grin shines within the energy we manifest. Possibilities are infinite once again. This composition gently carries us on a new path, we float, move with long strides and tiptoe in precarious places. Each track a miniature sonic vignette for the awakening hours to come.  Night Foundation is the solo project of Richard Vergez. Let There Be Light contains seven tracks of electronic haven for the spirit to rejuvenate. The rhythms flicker in and out of blissful ambient haze and focused laser light steps. The first track titled "Arrival" sends thoughts to a most wonder album by SPK titled  Za

Julie Hill - s/t

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Thought of these words last night when listening to Julie Hill...... alluring, energized, sublime, pacifying, diverse, nostalgic and satisfying. The ten tracks on this same titled release have everything to offer. Julie Hill composes her music to rhythms within breaths each new day transpires. Melodies for the moments we share together, radiating composure in experiences of life.   As Julie's words go, "I got a feeling I'm sick in the head, can't get enough cheap happiness", we are all "Unmade". Both comforting and connecting then effortlessly moving on to the next satiating selection. This time electronic pageantry titled "Here by the Water" filled with dreamlike vocal delivery... The fourth song on the album pleasantly bums in thoughts solidifying how diversely wonderful the entire composition is. Pulling free of pop and ambient flare, only to set down seamlessly again. Offerings reaching through time unearthing nostalgic beauty for the music