I can always count on Billy Gomberg to introduce me to something new and amazing to listen to and this mix doesn’t fall short in any way.
I enjoy his own work so much that I’ve released two cassettes with him on Dinzu and I always make sure to grab his other releases whether it’s his solo stuff or his collaborations with Anne Guthrie as Fraufraulein.
If you’re not familiar with Billy, below is his artist statement.
Read that, listen to the mix and hop online and support his work.
His Slight At That Contact LP on Students of Decay is a personal favorite.
“My interest is in creating a space, real or imagined, poetic or remembered, where a relationship can develop, where we can share some of each other’s inner language and experience. Musical material from analog & digital synthesis and processing, in addition to various fidelities of field recordings, lay ground and illuminate our duration there. Broadly, I am making ambient music, formed from familiar sources but under the influence of less bucolic moods than the genre implies. I am of the city as much as I am of nature, my practice brings me comfort through its exploration of emotion and experience, not a balm but a means to articulate a poetry of our inner lives made available in this exchange of performing and listening.”
Domestic recording of speaker & battery test
Marcin Barski "conversation with father" Wandas Dream (Reading Group)
Kevin Corcoran "translucent and moving" states of instability
Gonçalo F Cardoso "Ghost Crabs on Uhuru Beach (low tide)" Impressões de uma Ilha (Unguja) (Edicoes CN)
Derek Baron "Recollects" Recollects (Reading Group)
Apinya Unphanlam "Destiny" Metaphors: Selected Soundworks from the Cinema of Apichatpong
Weerasethakul (Sub Rosa)
Taku Sugimoto "II (2016), from Songs" Short Pieces
Theodore Cale Schafer "Crowd" (unreleased)Cremation Lily "Feminine Listening" In England Now, Underwater (Alter)
Victorine Meurent "Untitled 9" Even Less of the Harmony of Maine (Found Remains)
Andrew Pekler "Khao Sok Extension"
mdo "with ulla straus" mdo & friends (c-minus)
exael "spilt" collex (west mineral ltd)
Lee Noble "Phase Melody for Tape Loops" Ashenden (Muzan Editions)
Etelin "Been Really Good Today" Hui Terra (Soda Gong)
Domestic recording of line work in a storm
Anne Guthrie "Hackle 2 excerpt" (unreleased)