Yu Su Roll With The Punches (ep) / 泉出通川为谷 Second Circle Vancouver-based composer Yu Su returns with her first full EP under her name since 2016 – there had been a split release in-between. Here she teams with fellow Vancouver musician Michelle Helene Mackenzie Little Birds, Moonbath – the opening track. It’s also the standout. Weird and wonderful bubbles of ambient house sit beneath Mackenzie’s indecipherable vocals […]
Cave Circles Apricity (ep) Wonderful Noise Japan Here’s Riki Gooch working (again) under his Cave Circle alias – it’s been a busy time for releases just recently with Cave Circles’ 12”, My Heart Is A Beating Drum and then the recent cassette tape release under another of his working aliases, DJ OBOE.
DJ OBOE DJ OBOE (Independent/Bandcamp) Riki Gooch is a drummer, produce and beatmaker. He’s been both band-leader and sideman and a DJ in various guises. He’s been making music under various aliases (Eru Dangerspiel, Cave Circles, Nil-Nil) across the last decade and a half and has been behind the kit (and sometime the MPC/sampler) for […]
Cave Circles, My Heart Is A Beating Drum (2017) Cave Circles is one of many aliases used by Wellington-based drummer/producer/DJ Riki Gooch – and this 12” is just one of his latest releases. I spoke with Riki at length for my podcast earlier this year – it’s a great listen, he’s done so much and […]
The Undisputed Truth, The Undisputed Truth (1971) Riki Gooch gave me my first taste of this album. A decade or so ago I hooked up with Riki for a small handful of drum-lessons; I could play (kinda) and was slightly nervous about getting back into it – performing in public. I knew Riki already, and […]
Cave Circles XIIII (Independent/Bandcamp) Cave Circles is one of many pseudonyms that Wellington-based drummer/bandleader/beatmaker/producer Riki Gooch operates under. And this free Bandcamp mini-album features bits and pieces from back around 2006/7 as well as a few fresh hooks from 2012/13. It’s akin to viewing the writer’s notebook, the artist’s preliminary sketches – but of all […]