Bryon Hayes

I'm an engineer who plays with machines, robots, computers and the like... ...when I'm not working (well, even when I am working) I think about music.

Web Site: http://npdevotionals.blogspot.com/


Derek Monypeny, “Don’t Bring Me Down, Bruce” LP

May 9, 2011
Derek Monypeny, “Don’t Bring Me Down, Bruce” LP

For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Derek Monypeny plays guitar for the Oakland-based group Oaxacan, but he’s also aligned along the Sun City Girls/Sublime Frequencies axis – a gang who are well-known to be open for exploratory sonic endeavours.
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Supersilent, “10″

May 3, 2011
Supersilent, “10″

Norwegian trio Supersilent have been in existence for over twelve years.  From 1997 to 2007, they were a quartet, until drummer Jarle Vespestad left the group.  
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Trailblazer, “Successor” tape

May 2, 2011
Trailblazer, “Successor” tape

Oh, what lovely cassettes grace the catalog of Shawn Reed’s Night People imprint.  
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Stitched Vision, “Ocean Glow” tape

April 6, 2011
Stitched Vision, “Ocean Glow” tape

Here we have some gauzy emanations courtesy of a ‘New Weird Australia,’ with Jason Campbell and his Stitched Vision persona at the helm.
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Chihei Hatakeyama, “Variations”

March 29, 2011
Chihei Hatakeyama, “Variations”

Tokyo’s Chihei Hatakeyama has quite a serious back catalogue; his laptop-created drones have found their way onto releases for the likes of Kranky, Room40 and Home Normal.
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Not the Wind, Not the Flag, “Live at 6 Nassau” tape

March 17, 2011
Not the Wind, Not the Flag, “Live at 6 Nassau” tape

First, an excerpt from “The Gateless Gate,” a collection of Zen koans compiled in the 13th century
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Raven Chacon “At the Point Where Rivers Crossed, We Drew Our Knives” LP

March 16, 2011
Raven Chacon “At the Point Where Rivers Crossed, We Drew Our Knives” LP

Raven Chacon is an American composer with a significant back catalogue, who writes chamber music while also performing experimental noise.
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Marco Panella, “Eastern Landscapes” LP

March 14, 2011
Marco Panella, “Eastern Landscapes” LP

Marco Panella’s guitar structures are built layer by layer, with bricks of country-rock origin and a mortar mix of folk forms.
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Winter’s Day, s/t 7″ EP

March 11, 2011
Winter’s Day, s/t 7″ EP

In the 1990s, Seattle’s Jessamine stood alongside a cadre of bands as diverse as Stereolab, Flying Saucer Attack and Bardo Pond, presenting themselves as purveyors of a new psychedelia.
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V/A, “Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep”

March 3, 2011
V/A, “Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep”

For their one hundredth release, everyone’s favourite Norwegian record label has produced a compilation that includes both well-established artists from its roster (Alog, Supersilent, et al) and newer inductees, such as Puma and Jenny Hval. 
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Cold Circuit / Gii split tape

February 28, 2011
Cold Circuit / Gii split tape

Reviewers of abstract music (myself included) frequently invent or misuse words for onomatopoeic purposes – to describe the seemingly indescribable sounds that they hear.  
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DTV, “Volkshaus” 3″ CDr

February 23, 2011
DTV, “Volkshaus” 3″ CDr

A resident of Berlin by way of Bristol, musician Anton Maiof has his hands in a plethora of projects.
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Rafael Anton Irisarri, “The North Bend”

February 16, 2011
Rafael Anton Irisarri, “The North Bend”

According to Seattle-based composer Rafael Anton Irisarri, his latest release – also, his first for Lawrence English’s Room40 imprint – was inspired by the American Pacific Northwest, “ … not just with the fairly obvious ‘rainy, gloomy skies’ clichés, but more in the folk, cultural traditions and pop-culture references.”  
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