mix for Beyond/Below

every once in a while I get asked to contribute a mix, and I was definitely cheered to get a request from
for the Beyond/Below series. lots of friends on this one.

Beyond / Below 48 by Billy Gomberg. Received January 2022.
Photo by BG

“We’ve lived in San Francisco for 4 years now (we moved on February 1st 2018). I have been a parent through that duration which is its own ride, and this has drawn me out of art and music and “adult life” circles that we were used to back in Brooklyn. I have let this undo my relationship to what I am listening to and when, and what if anything needs to be said about it. The way different air, different trees and an enviable proximity to the ocean work to lighten things that maybe used to act more crucial.

There are a grip of real life friends in this mix, and a lot of sound from the outside world, and the world that exists beyond the couple square miles I tend to inhabit. One track from Andy and one track from Andy & I as Fraufraulein which I think is a first for mixes I’ve made, I don’t know how else to thread my listening from myself outwards without genuinely starting there, the sound we have made for ourselves (here) as an origin or at least a signpost. So yeah, a mix of locations and some are real and some are abstract and some are in-between.”

Abby Lee Tee – At The Beaver Lodge II – The Kits Are Alright
anne-f jacques – poudrerie – échaudage
Andy Guthrie – Gyropedie – Hill, Mountain
Alyssa Moxley – Underdrift – Night smoke over the caldera
Marja Ahti – Still Lives – Ashes Over Hatching Eggs
Max Hamel – Sounds of Summer: Field Recordings of Solar Electronics – Side B (excerpt)
Josh Mason – Utility Music – San Francisco, 9 April, 1970
Kindohm – VR Sunset – New Beaches
Olli Aarni – Värejä hangella – Nokoset bussissa (edit)
Horaflora – Eaves Drop – Lunacy In The Garden Of Forking Paths (excerpt)
Kevin Corcoran-Giacomo Salis-Paolo Sanna – Sul filo – Ombra (excerpt)
fraufraulein – solum – 6
International Sangman – Death Roads & Spirit Ways – Dub 321
Etelin – Frisson – Purple with Bloom
Sydney Spann – Sydney Spann – Oceanic-E.L.M. – Fog Off Cedar Bonnet (excerpt)
Christian Michael Filardo – Rare Volume – Volume 1
Shuta Hiraki – 絹雲 Cirrus – 周辺 outskirts
Melissa Pons – Wolf Soundscapes – Gerês

mix for Spool’s Out

thanks to Tristan Bath for inviting me to contribute to his long-running series of tape broadcasts!

Playlist and blurbs below….


Billy Gomberg is a NYC-based musician. He utilises traditional & modern synthesis alongside myriad recordings and instrumentation. He aims to pull the physical and the abstract together. He has released music for the likes of Students of Decay, Dinzu Artefacts, Constellation Tatsu, and more.

For this week’s show, Billy’s compiled a mix defining his personal sound world, plus recorded a recent live performance at The Spectrum in New York.

email // tristan@spools-out.com
tweet // @SplsOut

Helm – Fog Variations II (from Rawabet, Alter)

Billy Gomberg’s Playlist:
Jerman/Barnes “Occluded” (from Karst, Astral Spirits)
New York Review of Cocksucking “Side A” (from Such Sweet Shame, Copy For Your Records)
Michael Flora “Xi” (from Xi, Sympathy Ltd)
Angelo Harmsworth “Untitled” (from Japanese Whisper, Angoisse)
Ryan Loecker, “Untitled” (from Split, Lillerne Tapes)
Sofia Ozdravovna, “Scenes By The Sea, Scenes From Every Land” (from Housewife At The End Of The World, AudioVisualAtmosphere)
Hainbach, “Noise, Rising” (from Cello Pattern, Limited Interest)
Lea Bertucci, “The Cepheid Variations” (from All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, NNA Tapes)
Anne-F Jacques, “Side A” (from Welcome, Electricians, Dinzu Artefacts)
Olli Aarni, “Lofoten 8.7.2016” (from Veslä, self-released)
Billy Gomberg, “Live at Spectrum, April 29 2017