Dutch musician Michel Banabila is a frequent visitor to these playlists, often in a very "fourth world" vein. You could hear his latest, Monochromes, through that stylistic pigeonhole, but I enjoyed how weirdly & rightly "Toy Shop" blended out of Atom™'s minimal techno, with its tumbling percussion. "Map Symbols" is ambient layers of pitch-shifted clarinet and watery field recordings, slightly uncomfortably discordant rather than peaceful. Excellent sound-art. (Peter Hollo)


Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.