Lovely review and photos (!!!) of the Departure 2019 tape on the Raised by Cassettes blog. “There are a lot of sounds in here all at once- some slip beats and some static which makes it even begin to sound like a swarm of bees- and yet when you hear them all combined, in their formation together, it sounds like magic…”
Thanks to Revival Synth for sharing Departure 2019 on the Revival Synth Jukebox page!
Yeah I Know It Sucks reviews The Found Sound Project, an experiment in only using randomly-generated sound clips from FreeSound to create music. “A piece of art worth breaking your bones for!” is a pretty amazing description! Read the full review here.
Paul Scott-Bates (aka hiapop) has written a wonderful review of Music for the DMV for Louder Than War. Some excerpts:
“Utilising Found Sound and MIDI, Elizabeth Joan Kelly has created something of a milestone in underground electronic music with the Brian Eno inspired title – Music For The DMV (America’s Department of Motor Vehicles).”
“Taking its title influence from Music For Airports, fifteen tracks see Kelly delve into the extraordinary masses of online found sounds which she treats, manipulates and regurgitates. A simple task on the face of things but what she does here is nothing short of extraordinary and inspiring.”
“With the promise of a new album for 2019, Elizabeth Joan Kelly could well be a name to look out for. Simple but expertly assembled music with more than a few surprises along the way.”
Such an honor–thank you Paul and LTW! Read the full review here.
Thank you to An Earful for including Music for the DMV on their Best Electronic Albums of 2018 (along with Eno, the man himself)! An excerpt:
While one would think that relaxing sounds would be the best thing to help survive another license renewal, Kelly uses a variety of shiny textures and bright melodies to instead provide distraction. And there’s plenty of that to be found here, as well as charm, especially in the three tracks classed as Gymnopedies. Best of all, however, is Call My Number, which has an almost comical sense of yearning and absolutely reminds me of that time when the scheduling system crashed at the DMV and I lost my place in line.
Full list here.
Thank you so much to Recent Music Heroes for naming Music for the DMV to their list of Best Albums 2018!!!
An absurd but superb review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, this time for #Starchild, my two-song release with Xqui! Per usual it’s full of amazing quotes, but here’s a taster:
“Thanks to their production my mind started to flow weightless through mystique hallways that come to me across as a maze of tunnels and doors. Sometimes the music bursts through those doors, knocking them open to go deeper into this fairy kind of minimal surrealism & to be fair; get slightly lost in this place that seems to be the starting point of many more adventures.”