Strange Selectors Review on I Heart Noise

There’s a very nice review of the forthcoming Strange Selectors compilation on I Heart Noise. David Soulscorch had this to say about my contribution:

The compilation opens wistfully with “The Heart Sounds Like Heavy Artillery” by the New Orleans based electronic composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly. A suitably gentle opening track built around an ambient soundscape with an almost industrial sounding rhythm.

Strange Selectors is available for pre-order now as a digital download and/or (gorgeous) CD, and releases on September 28. Proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières. Still need convincing? Read the rest of David’s review over on the I Heart Noise blog.

Strange Selectors review

Electronica has a short but sweet review of the Werra Foxma Records Strange Selectors compilation, including my “The Heart Sounds Like Heavy Artillery.” From the review,

“The result is an excellent compilation of experimental electronica, ambient, hauntology, and analogue knob-twiddling.”

Read the whole things over at electronica.org.uk. And don’t forget that proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières, so you can feel good about your purchase while listening to amazing tunes.

Review of BMF #2B on ANTI: Music Review

Thank you to ANTI: Music Review for the lovely write-up of “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix]” with Geiger von Müller and Paal-V. An excerpt:

…creative ingenuity modulates various sounds and ideas into the wonderfully mixed and compartmentalized fabric.

See the full review over on the blog.

BMF #2b on YIKIS and Hiapop

Thanks to Hiapop and Yeah I Know It Sucks for sharing the Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix] video, and to Yeah I Know It Sucks for yet another charmingly nonsensical review:

There is the rhythm, which feels like we are listening to a garden shed full of tools in which a DIY hero is busily building its own garden furniture. There is the electric bass, so nice and thick that you can imagine wanting to sit on one of these freshly built chairs without ever standing up. Next to that we have that sun-providing sound of someone stroking a few guitar strings – which is always the right recipe to go for when in need for a certain warmth-holiday feel and vibe.

Read the whole review here, and as always, check out both Hiapop and YIKIS for quality music recommendations.

Yeah I Know It Sucks Retrophonica Review

As always, Yeah I Know It Sucks has made my giddy with their track-by-track review of Retrophonica – Aetheric Transmissions. They had this to say about my song “Metro Musix:”

“Things move on into a strange seductive time traveling zone, one in which an old school train rattles over the tracks and the landscape is presumably all made out of electronic memorability. You can hear the birthplace of drone, the early BBC synth basement experimentational vibes, the electric joyfulness of truly re innovating music as it had always existed before.”

Read the full review here, and support Delia Derbyshire Day by buying a digital download from Wormhole World.

Electronic Sound and ANTI: Music Review on Retrophonica

One more day til the release of Retrophonica – Aetheric Transmissions, and the reviews are rolling in. Electronic Sound Magazine (paywall) said of my contribution, “…the approach is deeply referential, evoking rich experimentation through tones, loops, and processed voices that feel like they could easily unravel messily.” And ANTI: Music Review writes, “Metro Musix by Elizabeth Joan Kelly is one of my favorites off the compilation, refining many of the elements typically pursued but adding her typical cataclysmic touch that becomes all the more riveting, and forbidden-sounding.” Read the full ANTI review here, and don’t forget to buy your copy of Retrophonica; proceeds benefit Delia Derbyshire Day!

A Poem For Your Song – Harm

I love creative takes on reviewing music. A Poem For Ur Song is exactly what it sounds like–they write a poem, based on your song. Here’s what they had for “Harm:”

100 seconds until
orange blood drips down the mirrored
wall of the blue sky. death dressed

and blooming as cryptotrama
asprata will turn our corpses
all mycena chlorophos

under the blacklights that some
titans will hang from the rubble
of their ashen terrarium.

I love it. See more from A Poem for Ur Song on Twitter.

A Little Bit of Sol Review

Thanks to Phil for this stunning review of Farewell, Doomed Planet!

“This is the soundtrack to my dreams. Chaotic, beautiful, mysterious and sublime. It took me a while to post due to trying to savor every nuance. I listened to it on my stereo, with headphones, and in my car. I got something different out of it each time. I got kinda lost in it for a bit. To me, that is the highest praise I can give.

In my top 10 favorite releases of last year.”

Head over to A Little Bit of Sol for the rest.

The Wire Review ❤️

I’m so, so honored to once again be reviewed in The Wire, the most essential of avant-garde music magazines. Dan Barrow says of Farewell, Doomed Planet!, “at its best, as on “Feral At Night”, “Exclusion Zone Earth, (Or, All Hail Chernobyl Wolves)” and the closer “Beau Travail”, Farewell recalls William Basinski if his source material was “Personal Jesus” era Depeche Mode.”

The Wire can be read online with a subscription through Exact Editions, or look for a print copy at your local bookstore/library etc.

February 2020 cover of The Wire featuring Wire