Press

on Warmth For Bad Skaters – Power Therapy

(ENG)SPOOLS OUT https://spools-out.com/2018/05/14/listen-foundling-rebrands-as-power-therapy “Warmth For Bad Skaters is instrumental ballads sent back from the near-future of ambience and experimental electronics. Get on board.”

(ENG)BADDPRESS https://baddpress.blog/2018/05/31/power-therapy-warmth-for-bad-skaters “For an album with this much range, it seems to come together effortlessly.”

(ENG)Beach Sloth http://www.beachsloth.com/power-therapy-warmth-for-bad-skaters.html  “Power Therapy picks out a mood reminiscent of Twin Peaks’ ethereal spirit on the mysterious shadows of “Warmth for Bad Skaters”. Gauzy synthesizers move alongside noir jazz and found sounds in a way that feels perfect. The atmospheres that emerge over the course of the album live and breathe with a sense of purpose, almost too intimate at times. Yellowed nostalgic hues rest right on the periphery of it all, while a blurred kind of hazy beauty graces the entirety of the album, consuming it whole. By choosing to balance these many elements together Power Therapy creates a fully vibrant sort of realm, one that feels remarkably ornate and fully-realized. Industrial drone introduces the album on “Inside Inside Inside Inside” while a saxophone sings out into the infinite. Washes of drone work wonders on the surreal “Cohort Or Die” with found sounds adding to the tactile nature of the piece. Guitar work has a no-wave quality on the lush realm of “Crab”. Vocals emerge on the sleepy dream world of “Maintain” where the lyrics feels only half-remembered at times. Distortion reigns supreme on the heavy shoegaze work of “Slow and Mortal” which at times feels reminiscent of Belong’s debut album “October Language”. Incredibly creepy “Half Light Soap” at times references a sort of power electronics sort of fervor. Hard to precisely pin down the title track “Warmth For Bad Skaters” brings the album to a close. On “Warmth for Bad Skaters” Power Therapy speaks with their own unique language one that defies easy categorization and transports the listener to another realm.”

on Hope Is Red/Jordan – Foundling

(ENG) Dayz of Purple and Orange http://dayzofpurpleandorange.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/review-tapes-round-up-pt-2  “what he has achieved with ‘Hope Is Red​/​Jordan’ is highly impressive. Over the course of eight tracks he has artfully mixed tranquil ambient hums with some more abrasive electronic trickery and created something hugely immersive and distinctly mesmerising. The album opener ‘Body Of Water’ takes buzzsaw drones and overlays them with a beautifully melodic keyboard refrains that border on the hauntological…it sounds as if there should be some sort of cognitive dissonance inherent in that but it all flows together very nicely. ‘Total Disruption’ would sit nicely as a Tarkovsky soundtrack – it has that same surreal sense of isolation and wonder while the title track takes a more ambient direction but still manages to put something unsettling amidst the bliss. In all, this tape is wonderful…mixing the beautiful with the brutal…like an ambient Vatican Shadow. Hugely recommended.”

(ENG) BADDPRESS https://baddpress.blog/2017/08/22/foundling-hope-is-redjordan/  “Hope Is Red/Jordan was worth the wait. Fox hasn’t gone easy on us though. These eight tracks are full of heavy metal drone and sharp edges. If it were possible for a digital download to be radioactive, this one will have you reaching for a HAZMAT suit.”

(CZ) Pornoclaps https://pornocolaps.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/foundling-hope-is-redjordan-8trx.html  “Hloubavý, jo..to je slovo, který podle mě sedí na Hope Is Red/Jordan jak poklice na hrnec. Jeho zvuk trochu zhrubnul a zchaotičtěl viz. track Plasma, kterej zní jak epickej battle mašinek a cirkulárky – best track samozřejmě ale třeba psychedelická A Man Who Hallucinates, trudná Dark Bidding nebo úvodní cinkavá Body Of Water vystřelujou kvalitu nahrávky rovněž hodně nahoru, do jinam. Ono teda hledání slabýho místa neni jendoduchý, resp. je prakticky nemožný.”

on Numbing – Foundling

(ENG) Can You Ear It? http://canyouearit.com/foundling-numbing/  “One thing you’ll notice straight away is the natural warmth radiating from the track. “Numbing” employs various instruments like the guitar, flute or Tibetan singing bowls, all of which add their specific hue to the mix of sounds. A strangely pleasing combination of instruments, as hypnotic as it is tender.”

(ENG) Custom Made Music http://custommademusic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/six-records-cmm-wants-you-to-know_13.html “one of the most inspiring and beautifully hypnotic tracks I’ve heard in some time. It was actually recorded back in 2009 but just recently released. The track is made up of some brilliantly crafted guitar work that is full of deep textures, haunting drones and subtle nuances that offer a sense of comfort and peace.”

on Wake Up In Bits – Foundling

(ENG) Impose Magazine http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/foundling-find-food ““Find Food” is its most brilliant track—easily taken in a dose on its own or imagined as the backdrop to a futuristic film where everything has gone wrong. The song manages to settle the heart rate, deepen the breathing, and also incite panic all at once. It’s magical.”

(ENG) Eastern Daze http://easterndaze.net/post/102710295940/foundling-wake-up-in-bits-proto-sites-2014 […] The exploratory nature of the listener gives way to a blind following of waves and horizontally shifting structures. The listener can foretell where it will all lead, what is in the beginning, what comes after the last tone. That would be a fatal mistake, however, missing the gradually amplifying details which can be omitted during a shallow listen.”

(SK) Gregi http://gregi.net/clanky/foundling-bitmapa-subtilnych-zvukovych-krajin/ “Foundling vychyľuje kurz posledných releasov Exitabu, stále však zapadá do aktuálneho smerovania labelu svojou náklonnosťou k organickému, špinavšiemu zvuku s atribútmi rozšíreného vedomia.”

on Glass Lip – Aches

(ENG) Can You Ear It? http://canyouearit.com/bandcamp-digging-0317/ Glass Lip is Aches’ debut album, and his third release on Slovak experimental label Exitab. Released back in 2012 on beautiful white vinyl (somehow still available), this album presents an exciting and unpredictable blend of electronic music, IDM, elements of shoegaze and delightful songwriting. It’s a hazy album full of uncertain beauty – dizzying beats elegantly intertwine with dreamy atmospheres and voices. It feels like Aches was at the time, slowly, cautiously uncovering the hidden beauty of Slovakia.”

(ENG) Everything Is Chemical http://eictest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/review-aches-glass-lip.html “The beats are complex (Dub Step meets IDM), the vocals are mysterious and vivid (extremely lulling), the atmospheres are dank & crisp (Electronic meets Classical), everything is complementing of each other in perfect harmony. ‘Glass Lip’ is a mostly sparse-dark chill-out zone, with a bit of glossy head trip mixed in. I’m positive this will please any serious headphoner out there.”

(SK/ENG) Radio Wave http://rozhlas.cz/radiowave/vychodiska/_zprava/1081909  “Aches vo svojich trackoch kombinuje nielen gitaru a efektovaný spev, ale často aj kvázi “field-recordings” zvukov svojho laptopu a rôzne šumy a ruchy. Zvuk Glass Lip sa takto stáva akýmsi zvetraným a špinavým.”

(SK) Tyden http://www.tyden.cz/rubriky/kultura/hudba/interesantni-slovenska-zakouti_248999.html “Zasněná atmosféra nahrávky, spojující elektronické koláže, zvuk efektované kytary i nápaditě poskládané zvukové samply, působí nesmírně uklidňujícím dojmem. Ať už budeme operovat pojmy jako ambient, lounge nebo jen mluvit o současné inteligentní alternativě k tanečním projektům, faktem zůstává, že Foxovy sofistikované kompozice znamenají propracovanou produkční odpověď na nenáročnou a čistě oddechovou hudební tvorbu, a výsledek, který je stejně přitažlivý pro experimenty milujícího posluchače, jako pro toho, kdo chce u poslechu prostě jen relaxovat..”