The Maker #26 – Stuart Bowditch

For this instalment of The Maker, experimental musician and sound artist Stuart Bowditch joins the conversation. Stuart will be familiar to readers, having recently released his album, ‘Song’s for Wyatting’ (RTR028) on Rusted Tone Recordings in August. Stuart has released via labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Fractal Meat Cuts, and Rednetic Recordings. In addition, Stuart … Continue reading The Maker #26 – Stuart Bowditch

The Maker #25 – Mi Cosa de Resistance

In this instalment of The Maker, Fernando Perales joins the conversation. The Buenos Aires-based musician has been creating and releasing music under the name of Mi Cosa de Resistance since 2017, having released music on labels including Whitelabrecs, Elm Records, Left Tapes, Aural Tethers and Nebula Science. Mi Cosa de Resistance will be joining RTR … Continue reading The Maker #25 – Mi Cosa de Resistance

The Maker #23 – Carnivorous Plants

Joining theconversation for this instalment of The Makeris Bristol-based musicians, sound artist and label co-runner of Liquid Library, Owen Chambers. Having steadily released music under the name of Tremolo Ghosts since 2013, Owen’s more recent project,Carnivorous Plants, has delivered more frequent releases as well as covering a wider range of instruments and found sound sources. … Continue reading The Maker #23 – Carnivorous Plants

Music in a time of Global Crisis #16 – Winterwood

This latest installment of Music in a time of Global Crisis brings the conversation to husband and wife duo, Winterwood. Zac and Holly Winterwood create the perfect blend of ambient soundscapes, expansive drones, and atmospheric folk music. Drawing on a diverse background of classical violin, opera, and sound experimentation, the duo from New Zealand have been … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #16 – Winterwood

Music in a time of Global Crisis #15 – Simon McCorry

As the UK attempts a return to normality, the Music in a time of Global Crisis will be coming to an end. Contributing to one of the final features, Stroud-based cellist and sound artist Simon McCorry weighs in on the conversation. Simon’s work explores a wide variety of sounds, influences, and multi-instrumental approaches, with his … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #15 – Simon McCorry

Music in a time of Global Crisis #14 – Sound Awakener

Hanoi-based musician and sound artist Nhung Nguyen joins the conversation on music making in a time of global crisis. Readers will be familiar with Nhung's work, not only appearing on RTR over the years as both Sound Awakener and (as one half of) Oblivia (with Gallery Six), but with an impressive discography spanning many independent … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #14 – Sound Awakener

Music in a time of Global Crisis #13 – James A. McDermid

James A. McDermid joins the conversation in the 13th instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis. James is a musician creating within the realms of ambient, drone, electronic, and neo-classical, with a discography including Shimmering Mood Records, Cathedral Transmissions, Whitelabrecs, La Petite Chambre Records, and many more. James launched his own label, Mailbox in early 2020, the first release being … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #13 – James A. McDermid

Music in a time of Global Crisis #12 – Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath joins the conversation for this instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis. Based in Stroud, UK, Andrew specializes in quiet, lower-case music using a combination of piano, synthesizers, guitar, and found sound. First appearing on RTR as part of the Sampler Vol. 2 with an excerpt from a collaboration with Anne Chris … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #12 – Andrew Heath

Music in a time of Global Crisis #11 – Neil Stringfellow – Audio Obscura

This latest instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis brings the conversation to Neil Stringfellow. Based in Norfolk, UK, Neil is a sound artist and musician operating under the name of Audio Obscura, exploring a wide range of styles, including electro-acoustic, musique concrète, IDM, and field recordings. In addition to recently appearing on … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #11 – Neil Stringfellow – Audio Obscura

Music in a time of Global Crisis #10 – Matt Atkins

This instalment of Music in a time of Global crisis brings the conversation to Matt Atkins. In addition to appearing on RTR in 2019 with the album ‘A Garden of Solitude’, Matt will be familiar to readers through his significant contributions to experimental music. Matt runs the imprint Minimal Resource Manipulation, collecting his own releases as well … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #10 – Matt Atkins

Music in a time of Global Crisis #9 – Mark Hjorthoy

For this instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis, the conversation is brought to Mark Hjorthoy. Mark is a musician, producer, radio host and sound designer from Vancouver, BC, Canada, creating music across a broad range of styles including electronic, IDM, electroacoustic and drone. Mark’s solo projects include the up-tempo Little Robot Hands, … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #9 – Mark Hjorthoy

Music in a time of Global Crisis #8 – Tiago de Almeida – Inner Space Travels

RTR regulars will be familiar with Tiago de Almeida from his appearance in one of The Listener features last year. In addition to creating and performing ambient and drone music under his own name, Tiago also runs the Berlin-based tape label Inner Space Travels, launched in early 2019. IST has released music from the likes of Luis Mielich, The Last Ambient Hero, … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #8 – Tiago de Almeida – Inner Space Travels

Music in a time of Global Crisis #7 – Matt Finney

Next up for Music in a time of Global Crisis is Matt Finney. Matt is a vocalist and lyricist with an impressive discography, adding spoken word and storytelling to ambient and experimental music. Collaborations with Tehran-based Siavash Amini, Heinali, and Eye Spirit have been released on labels such as Opal Tapes and Umor Rex. As … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #7 – Matt Finney

Music in a time of Global Crisis #6 – Mi Cosa de Resistance

Mi Cosa de Resistance is the post-ambient project of Buenos Aires-based musician, Fernando Perales. The project began in 2016, with Fernando first appeared with the EP ‘Hydrophicility’ in 2017, also released from Le Obscure Cafeteria. Fernando has gone on to see releases on labels such as Elm Records, Left Tapes, Aural Teathers, Nebula Science, and … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #6 – Mi Cosa de Resistance

Music in a time of Global Crisis #5 – Zakè

Before reading his feature, you’re highly likely to have already enjoyed the sounds of Zach Frizzell. Creating ambient and drone music under the name of Zakè and launching the label Past Inside the Present in late 2018 alongside Isaac Helsen, Zach is incredibly busy within the contemporary ambient landscape. Healing Sound Propagandist, a digital-only sublabel … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #5 – Zakè

Music in a time of Global Crisis #4 – Jeff Brown

This next instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis brings the conversation to Jeff Brown. The Seattle-based musician creates long-form ambient and drone soundscapes, combining guitar with drifting effects and lo-fi textures. Jeff has contributed to a number of RTR compilations and is set to release an album, 'Forgive the Trespass' (RTR027), on … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #4 – Jeff Brown

Music in a time of Global Crisis #3 – SELVEDGE

SELEVDGE is the sonic outlet of Lawrence, Kansas-based musicians Chance Dibben. Combining elements of dark ambient, drone, electronics and noise, Chance contributes to the third instalment of Music in a time of Global Crisis. Like many of the names appearing as part of this series over the next few weeks, Chance was lined up to … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #3 – SELVEDGE

Music in a time of Global Crisis #2 – Anne Sulikowski

This may only be the second instalment of the series, but the response so far has been very positive. I can't stress enough the severity of the situation, the importance of taking social distancing seriously, and the sincere gratitude we owe to the front-line workers who are putting themselves at risk for our health and … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #2 – Anne Sulikowski

Music in a time of Global Crisis #1 – Good Weather for an Airstrike

The idea behind this ongoing feature is simple: to open up a conversation amongst musicians operating within ambient, drone, and experimental styles about the current global crisis in relation to Covid-19. As a majority of us are now in a state of lockdown, I believe that music making and listening is as important as ever, … Continue reading Music in a time of Global Crisis #1 – Good Weather for an Airstrike

The Listener #8 – Julien Demoulin

RTR listeners may be familiar with Julien Demoulin; the Brussels-based electronic and experimental musician has previously appeared on the RTR Sampler Vol. 2 that kickstarted 2019 for the label. Julien self-released two brand new albums on tape earlier this month: 'Revealed' under his own name, and 'Aphantasia' under his new Pandorama project. 'Revealed' presents fourteen … Continue reading The Listener #8 – Julien Demoulin

The Maker #12 – Brian Barth

The 12th instalment of 'The Maker' series brings Brian Barth into conversation. Under the name of his ambient project, andarctica, Brian's latest album 'buried with the bells' (RTR020) came out on Monday. Four long-form mediations on closure created with lengthy manipulated bell passages a gradually evolving loops. The Amsterdam-based musician talks about Steve Reich's 'Music … Continue reading The Maker #12 – Brian Barth

The Maker #11 – Dominic Razlaff

This instalment of The Listener features Dominic Razlaff. The Braunschweig-based musician has previously released works on Elm Records, Singing Birds, Kaarbanik Sound, and stuk Label under the name of DR. Now joining RTR with his latest album, 'Melancholie' (RTR019), Dominic explore low-fidelity through degraded audio and manipulated field recordings. Dominic joins us to talk about … Continue reading The Maker #11 – Dominic Razlaff

The Maker #10 – Andrew Sherwell

Following his release on RTR last month, Andrew Sherwell returns to the blog for a maker feature. The London-based experimental musician has been releasing his own unique blend of ambient and drone music, using re-sampled choral performances and field recordings gathered in churches and cathedrals. Since bursting onto the contemporary ambient scene with the album … Continue reading The Maker #10 – Andrew Sherwell

The Listener #6 – Andy Uzzell

Andy Uzzell joins us for the latest instalment of The Listener; the man behind London-based tape label, Misophonia Records. The label itself is graciously approaching the six-month mark, kick-starting Pink Midnight's 'R-DA-Epoch', followed by released from D. Hale, SALTINGS, Ade Hodges, and generous double-tape by Kepier Widow (just finished its second rotation on the faithful … Continue reading The Listener #6 – Andy Uzzell

The Listener #4 – Nicholas Turner

For this instalment of 'The Listener', we chat to Nicholas Turner about Post-Rock, discovering new music, and the importance of physical formats. Nick is a multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, Illinois, with recent cassette releases on Neologist Productions, Endangered Species Tapes, and Obsolete Staircase under the name of Tyresta. Our regular listeners will have heard the sounds … Continue reading The Listener #4 – Nicholas Turner

The Listener #3 – Tracy’s Expansion of Presence

Our third instalment of 'The Listener' features Tracy Perry, the curator behind Tracy's Expansion of Presence. Described as "an aural journey across genres", Tracy's EOP presents and promotes new and independent music through Spotify playlists, Mixcloud mixes, and an extensive Bandcamp collection. Tracy is a huge supporter of independent artists an labels, and it's a … Continue reading The Listener #3 – Tracy’s Expansion of Presence

The Maker #3 – Kepier Widow

Kepier Widow is the experimental music project of Manchester-based Alexander Roberts. While living in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alexander was a regular feature in the underground and experimental music scene under the name of Joseph Curwen, producing an extensive catalogue of long-form drones. Since relocating to Manchester in mid-2017, Kepier Widow was launched, exploring unconventional and … Continue reading The Maker #3 – Kepier Widow

The Listener #2 – Tiago de Almeida – Inner Space Travels

Our second instalment of The Listener brings us into conversation with Tiago De Almeida, who performs and records music under his own name. Tiago also runs the recently established Inner Space Travels record label, based in Berlin, Germany. Working as a musician and running a label smoothly is no easy task, so we're very grateful … Continue reading The Listener #2 – Tiago de Almeida – Inner Space Travels