In The Gloaming; Lothar Ohlmeier / Rudi Fischerlehner / Isambard Khroustaliov

“After the release of our first album, Hypertide Over Kiribati (2019), we were scheduled to play at the beginning of 2020 in Ausland (Berlin) and at the Kaleidophon Festival of jazz and improvised music (Austria). Both these shows were postponed until 2022, at which point, taking advantage of the suspension in time, we made this recording between these postponed, post pandemic shows, an occasion which was also the first time we had seen each other collectively in 3 years.

The sunny, spring day we recorded it on in Berlin and the other worldly, almost museum like atmosphere of Tito’s cinema recording studio, inspired and influenced our collective music making.

Our sonic conversations unfolded as the day faded. No one got up to turn the lights on, instead, we reveled in the spell that twilight weaved and the quieting world around us. Surroundings that had once seemed so absolute, rigid and certain, seemed to dissolve and unravel in a flow of allusions and enquiry.

The record is a reflection on the fragility of these type of collaborations and conversations, in that it might just as easily have never happened. But it did and in that sense, In The Gloaming serves as a memento to a kind of optimism for the future in the face of so much adversity.”

Releases February 16, 2024

Lothar Ohlmeier : Bass Clarinet
Isambard Khroustaliov : Electronics
Rudi Fischerlehner : Drums

Cover Photograph by Tomoroz

Recorded at Tito’s place, Berlin, 30th April 2022.
Mixed at Rudi’s place, Berlin, 25th & 26th February 2023.
Mastered at Coda to Coda, London.

Tom Arthurs / Isambard Khroustaliov – Augmented Nature

New album from Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov under the guise ‘Augmented Nature’, documenting a four-part surround-sound live performance on the island of Ufenau, in the lake of Zürich (Switzerland), that took place in July 2022.

The residency and performance were commissioned by the annual festival Musiksommer am Zürichsee (curated by Manuel Bärtsch), and culminated in an immersive concert in the island’s exquisite 12th-century St.Martin’s chapel.

Tom and Isambard collected field recordings in the church, on the island and in its surroundings, using a variety of conventional microphones and hydrophones, and microscopically documented the island’s environment, wildlife and uniquely delightful inner life.

These materials were then lovingly sculpted and edited, in order to be used as a foundation for performance and instant composition, creating a hyper-realistic multichannel installation that provides the perfect foundation for exploration and dialogue with the crystal-clear, meditative and deeply sensitive trumpet playing of Tom Arthurs.

Dysfunktional Beats Vol.11

An evening of eclectic beat sculpting, idiosyncratic synthesis, warm blankets of noise and echo jams. with:

Bovine Mindstate
Mieko Shimizu & Jasmine Morris
Henry Greenleaf
DJ Bedouin Ascent

@ The Glove That Fits, 179 Morning Ln, London E9 6LH
7pm – 12am, Thursday, 12th October, 2023.
£8 Advance, £10 On The Door:

Set times:

19:00 – Doors & DJ Bedouin Ascent

20:00 – Mieko Shimizu / Jasmine Morris
20:50 – Badun
21:40 – Bovine Mindstate
22:30 – Icarus
23:20 – Henry Greenleaf

00:00 – END

Icarus : Remixes 1999 – 2014

Since their first remix, a breakbeat builder recorded down to MiniDisk in a bedroom in the early hours of the morning, 1999, Icarus have fostered a passion for playful destruction and reimagining of friends’ and fellow musicians’ work. The UK duo have cast their production aesthetic over an impressive array of contemporary artists, in an increasingly collaborative and bitesized music scene. This complete collection includes remixes of Four Tet, Caribou, Murcof, Eclectic Method featuring Chuck D, Lunz, The Creatures and Badun. Catchy hooks succumb to Icarus’ signature revelry, are recast as shimmering blasts of noise that embark on musical journeys with no clear end in sight. Melodies played at hyperspeed, breakbeats warped and pitchshifted, tempos harmoincally scaled, all unfolding in reverse chronological order in this mix … enjoy!