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Portal 09/02/2011

February 2011

Resource for music and sound enthusiasts with content focusing on the more experimental aspects of audio production.

The Portal

Portal 07/02/2011

February 2011

Explorative audio lab and sound design studio, with examples of their experiments with contact mics and circuit bending alongside their commercial work.

The Portal

Portal 14/01/2011

January 2011

A transcript of an interview with Ornette Coleman by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida...

The Portal

Portal 12/01/2010

January 2011

The comprehensive survey also includes sections focusing on historical sounds of the city, its wildlife, and travels further afield up the Thames estuary to the Hoo Peninsula in Kent.

The Portal from Issue 323

Andrew Nosnitsky's Portal

December 2010

Try and follow whatever bits and pieces of Lil B's sprawling mindspray actually proves intelligible, be that "rare and secrete [sic]" links to new songs or cat care tips.

The Portal from Issue 323

Joseph Stannard's Horror Portal

December 2010

In addition to its atmosphere of ‘backwoods horror’ BMT’s recent album Black Goat Of The Woods (Aurora Borealis) exudes an air of cosmic menace which can be traced back to the Weird Fiction of Arthur Machen and HP Lovecraft, conjecturing an aesthetic located on the membranous threshold between Shub Niggurath and Gunnar Hansen.

The Portal

Portal 07/12/2010

December 2010

Footage of a performance by Ken Vandermark, Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Paal Nilssen-Love at Rotterdam's Worm, 28 November, 2009.

The Portal

Portal 06/12/2010

December 2010

"Not Black Metal. Not theory. Not not Black Metal. Not not theory. Black Metal theory. Theoretical blackening of Metal. Metallic blackening of theory. Mutual blackening. Nigredo in the intoxological crucible of symposia."

The Portal from Issue 297

Unofficial Channels Portal

November 2010

"Each album is made using free software at every stage of its production – that is, software which can be modified and freely redistributed, with the proviso that users must be able to continue to customise the code..." – from Keith Moliné's Unofficial Channels article in The Wire 322