Review: Kerry Leimer, or simply known as K. Leimer, has been at the forefront of the West Coast ambient / drone game since the mid-'70s, and it's a good thing that Vinyl On Demand has decided to compile a comprehensive amount of his work, because the original material is hell to find in its original format. The Germans have put together a vast amount of his sound sculptures from the years 1977-1980, the formative period of his Palace Of Lights imprint. This is a wide-eyed journey into sound and subtle sonic shifts, a veritable excursion from start to finish, and although the mood is relatively placid throughout, you'll find many tracks that verge on lo-fi pop, and bittersweet psychedelia. We love it, and we think that anyone who doesn't know this guy should start indulging as soon as possible!
Review: Originally released in 2016 on local imprint 1080p, Vancouver duo You're Me recorded this album of downbeat experimental grooves on Salt Spring Island - located in British Columbia's Gulf Islands. Comprised of Yu Su and Scott Johnson Gailey, this is grainy and lo-fi music in the tradition of recent Vancouver electronica. Canada's third largest city that has given us revered labels in recent times such as Mood Hut and Pacific Rhythm, with their distinct aesthetic dictated by a slow life amidst the region's beautiful scenery and temperate climate. From hazy ambient house and drifting dub techno experiments, through to psyched-out soundscapes and a bit of drone, it's all rather captivating in its diversity.