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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sons of Kent

A companion piece to yesterday's look at Experimedia's outstanding label sampler - previews of the seven released albums included in LMYE's picks, which if we're being completist also included future releases from Celer, From The Mouth Of The Sun (Jasper TX & Aaron Martin) & Sean McCann... 

Anyway, below hear Black Swan's wispily playful but more often saturnine 8 Movements (a movie score playing through a murky, gritty fog...); Jannick Schou's thundering, monolithic Act of Shimmering; Aaron Martin's richly textured Worried About The Fire, which summons unexpected intensities from its traditional palette; Keith Freund's sweetly bucolic Constant Comments (though its darker later pieces appeal more to these ears); & Charles-Eric Charrier's alarmingly twangy but also richly 'post-everything' Silver (Christoph Berg's mesmerising Field Rotation remix of 12 From must also be heard). 

Oh, & Lawrence English's jaw-dropping masterpiece The Peregrine, of course (but then it's a re-up, as is Piiptsjilling's still moving Wurdskrieme)... 

Black Swan - In 8 Movements (album preview)

Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (album preview)

Aaron Martin - Worried About The Fire (album preview)

Keith Freund - Constant Comments (album preview)

Jannick Schou - Act of Shimmering (album preview)

Lawrence English - The Peregrine (album preview) [re-up]

Piiptsjilling - Wurdskrieme (album preview) [re-up]

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