Somes news about Herb and Herb artists from the past year.
Kingbastard reviews and features/interviews.
Kingbastard wins Science Museum’s oraMIX compeition.
Telescopic Moon – Winning Entry
Reviews: Lost Property (HERB022) Released, 01/03/2012
“…I can almost see a halo of light pouring out from behind KB’s head…”
THE MILK FACTORY: Review
“…fuelled with intricate sonic constructions…”
“…A wide-ranging collage of moods and styles that captures the full breadth of Weeks’ creative imagination…”
IGLOO MAGAZINE: Review
“…Crackling static, digitally manipulated field recordings of birds, lovely chord progressions played on guitar and piano, and pastoral atmospheres await the Lost Property listener…”
SITTING NOW: Review
“…Song after song of warm dreamy tunes until you’re floating round in a bit of a daze…”
Herb Night @ Tronic in Glasgow with Engine7, Pumajaw & Solipsism
Glasgow: home of Joseph Lister (pioneer of antiseptic surgery), European Capital of Culture 1990, and – far more importantly – home to Herb Records, a wonderful little independent label, tonight showcasing three of its acts in a hometown setting………Tonight, then, is an excellent reminder of how important smaller, independent record labels can be, and also the amount of hidden talent that resides on such labels. Marvellous stuff from Herb.
Clash Magazine Review of Herb Night
Solipsism’s live set from the night Live @ Tronic
Solipsism’s live set from the Black Sparrow Live @ The Black Sparrow
Solipsism – Refract Me, Don’t Subtract Me
the tracks vary from the beatless to the beat-rich yet Solipsism’s sound is recognizable throughout. Plus, quite aside from the technical merits, the tracks sound great when turned up really, really loud. Igloomag Review
Verdant, Various Artists compilation with tracks from;
Kingbastard, Skytree, Shamanic Technology, Solipsism, Engine7 & The Lotus Project, Skywatchers, Jack Marchment, Haz, Shoosh, Pumajaw, Obon, Small Radio, Ulle Kamelle, Megamegaman, Phasen, The Pad Foundation & Vedette.
Verdant Review – Igloo Magazine
There is an overflow of styles buried here that gracefully places its signature on a variety of sonic colors, predominately green (as the cover suggests). Elaborating on the strengths of their roster of talent and veering left of any one particular path, this seventeen-track manifesto is a proverbial forest of lush, organic branches.
A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating. Release your ears 1
Child :: Bad Timing EP (Enig’matik)
Hosmoz :: Vulva EP (Bedroom Research / DetUnd)
Joe Frawley :: 13 Houses And The Mermain (Time Released Sound)
Justin Ivey :: Apparition Bay EP (Borrowed Language)
Kloudbreak :: Ghosts EP (Drawn)
Murya :: Crystalline Substances (Möller)
My Panda Shall Fly & Benjamin Jackson :: Let’s Vibrate Together EP (Five Easy Pieces)
NEV.ERA :: Acuario EP (LoveTheChaos)
Posthuman :: Nebula EP (Acroplane)
Roedor :: Metropoli (Monofonicos)
Solipsism :: Habitual Hybrids (Herb)
USRNM :: Instant Message EP (Photogram)
V/A :: Sequence3 (Futuresequence) ~ featured cover graphic
Withering Zithering :: Shattered Sense of Calm EP (Acre)
Wolff Parkinson White :: Forlon (Self-Released)
Release your ears 2
Arbol :: She Read The Wrong Book (spa.RK)
Asonat :: Love in Times Of Repetition (n5MD)
Coppe’ + Nikakoi :: Rays (Mango + Sweetrice)
Enabl.ed :: Paranoid Nostalgia (Enpeg)
FURS :: Anti-Node EP (Detroit Underground)
Lucidstatic :: The Wreckage (CRL Studios)
Me Raabenstein :: All These Precious (nonine)
NEV.ERA :: Acuario EP (Lovethechaos)
Nothing But Noise (Daniel B / Front 242) :: Not Bleeding Red (Future Noise Music)
Proqxis :: Wave Exploit Lens (Buried In Time)
Raab Codec :: Life Amongst the Wires (Mojura Digital)
Rumpistol / Red Baron :: Floating (Project Mooncircle)
Solipsism :: Live @ The Black Sparrow (Herb)
The Gomb :: Superman (Chi)
wAgAwAgA :: Midnight Sampler (Record Label Records) ~ featured cover graphic
Herb Showcase at US Show, Solipsistic Nation + interview with Craig Murphy
SOLIPSISTIC NATION NO. 239: HERB RECORDINGS
Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a record label that is putting out such amazing releases that I am compelled to share them with you. I like to think of it as a form of public service.
On today’s show we’re going to hear select tracks from Herb Recordings. We’ll also chat with Craig Murphy, the man behind Herb Recordings.
Skytree “Pulsae Referunt Ad Sidera Valles”
Interview with Craig Murphy of Herb Recordings
Jack Marchment “Countach Sound”
Shamanic Technology “Temple of Mind”
Engine7 & The Lotus Project “All That I Wanted”
Kingbastard “Hapus A Ddaeth I Ben (Croesi Bysedd)”
Interview with Craig Murphy of Herb Recordings
Shamanic Technology “Electronic Therapy”
Small Radio “Leaf Shaped Feelings”
Ulle Kamelle “Stamm”
Five questions for Herb Recordings – Igloo Mag Craig Murphy lets igloomag.com into the lush fields of Herb Recordings‘ musical spectrum and discovers that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes ready and waiting to be discovered.