Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Fantastic source material, a stellar cast of artists on remix duty and a 53-minute run-time make In-between Remixes a release you can’t afford to miss. Barring two excellent various artist compilation albums (check out Europe [...]
SONIC EXPOSURE :: Drombeg

SONIC EXPOSURE :: Drombeg

“I like to create a fog of sound onto which I can paint music. The pieces usually build up from there. It’s meditative music. I try to create something that is beautiful but which also [...]
Elusive :: Textures (Alpha Pup)

Elusive :: Textures (Alpha Pup)

Elegant and innovative, Textures is an amazing collection of forward-thinking modern electronic music without loosing a mile in the (as well important) most emotional field. Californian veteran beatmaker Elusive returns on the amazing Alpha Pup [...]
B12 :: Orbiting Souls (Delsin)

B12 :: Orbiting Souls (Delsin)

Orbiting Souls vividly recalls that mid-nineties period when B12 were in their element whilst also sounding classically timeless, perhaps even more so than some of their earlier work. There’s no denying the pivotal role Mike [...]
Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: [...]

Features

TAPE :: Transmissions 7

Back with the first Tape Transmission of 2016—and what a collection of music we have for you. Gracing our tape heads are selections of vaporwave techno, neck cracking hip hop instrumentals and technicolor BoC revivalism. Immune :: Breathless (Dream Catalogue) Hazy experimental vapor spliced with breaks, shoegaze, techno and ambience. Apparently made in various parks […]

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Newswire

Anchorsong returns with Ceremonial on Tru Thoughts

A tasty and refreshing sonic affair, driven by an exotic African spell and the tricky yet catchy gymnastics of a confident, creative artist. Tokyo-born, London-based Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a. Anchorsong) returns with his second album, Ceremonial, on Tru Thoughts. As the press release states, the album reflects Yoshida’s newfound love for vintage African music, intertwined with […]

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Profiles

SONIC EXPOSURE :: Drombeg

“I like to create a fog of sound onto which I can paint music. The pieces usually build up from there. It’s meditative music. I try to create something that is beautiful but which also has an underlying threat. Much like nature itself. The duality of nature—that it is both beautiful and terrifying.” Emotional panorama […]

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Reviews

Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Fantastic source material, a stellar cast of artists on remix duty and a 53-minute run-time make In-between Remixes a release you can’t afford to miss. Barring two excellent various artist compilation albums (check out Europe and Uncharted Places) Arovane & Hior Chronik’s debut collaboration In-between was the first vinyl album release on Ryan Griffin’s A […]

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Recent Articles

Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Fantastic source material, a stellar cast of artists on remix duty and a 53-minute run-time make In-between Remixes a release you can’t afford to miss. Barring two excellent various artist compilation albums (check out Europe and Uncharted Places) Arovane & Hior Chronik’s debut collaboration In-between was the first vinyl album release on Ryan Griffin’s A […]

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TX Connect :: Replacing Memories (Lower Parts)

A grimy, distorted and oscillating four tracks offering for the Athens imprint. Continuing their global search for talent, Lower Parts is trekking all the way to Texas for their latest 12”. With releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, L.I.E.S. and an upcoming EP for Computer Controlled, TX Connect’s brand of gritty house is finding a […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Drombeg

“I like to create a fog of sound onto which I can paint music. The pieces usually build up from there. It’s meditative music. I try to create something that is beautiful but which also has an underlying threat. Much like nature itself. The duality of nature—that it is both beautiful and terrifying.” Emotional panorama […]

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Qnete :: Grey City Anthem (ZCKR)

Subtle changes, a rinse or decay, allows for new avenues of depravity to open. Trebles knobs are ripped out as melodies are sent spiraling into shrapnel, that knife-like rhythm keeping time. I’ve waxed lyrical before about my disdain for single –sided records. Puns aside, it’s always been a bit of a sore point for me. […]

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Elusive :: Textures (Alpha Pup)

Elegant and innovative, Textures is an amazing collection of forward-thinking modern electronic music without loosing a mile in the (as well important) most emotional field. Californian veteran beatmaker Elusive returns on the amazing Alpha Pup imprint to present his new full length Textures, after the Harmony In Free Form EP released in March of 2015. […]

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B12 :: Orbiting Souls (Delsin)

Orbiting Souls vividly recalls that mid-nineties period when B12 were in their element whilst also sounding classically timeless, perhaps even more so than some of their earlier work. There’s no denying the pivotal role Mike Golding and Steve Rutter’s B12 label and moniker played in the development of the UK’s early electronica, techno and IDM […]

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Kat Channel :: Beauty of Sadness (aDepth Audio)

This latest offering from aDepth is definitely a break with the past. I’d come to associate the dutch imprint with clever techno and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Techno is a difficult animal. To torture a metaphor, techno needs to roam. I’m not saying it should necessarily be some wild and savage creature but when […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: “Who hasn’t ever felt scared of the journey of their own thoughts? That rustling of the leaves around you…” This […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 7

Back with the first Tape Transmission of 2016—and what a collection of music we have for you. Gracing our tape heads are selections of vaporwave techno, neck cracking hip hop instrumentals and technicolor BoC revivalism. Immune :: Breathless (Dream Catalogue) Hazy experimental vapor spliced with breaks, shoegaze, techno and ambience. Apparently made in various parks […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #13 mix

Dalliance #13 is a(n) (Ambient / Dub) Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (February 2016 transmission incoming). The thirteenth in this series of mixes assembles more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse and Outer Limits atmo’. Igloomag contributing editor Alan Lockett—in MistMaxer […]

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Anchorsong returns with Ceremonial on Tru Thoughts

A tasty and refreshing sonic affair, driven by an exotic African spell and the tricky yet catchy gymnastics of a confident, creative artist. Tokyo-born, London-based Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a. Anchorsong) returns with his second album, Ceremonial, on Tru Thoughts. As the press release states, the album reflects Yoshida’s newfound love for vintage African music, intertwined with […]

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Dorian Gray :: Letters From Ice EP (Self-Released)

Letters From Ice is mostly dark by nature, with spells of heavy drones and intense rhythmic sequences—and the pace of the EP makes it feel relatively accessible to a less techno inclined audience. “Wait… you don’t know about Ken Karter?” This was Moreno Mariotti’s (Dorian Gray’s) first question to me when I met him at […]

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Rapoon :: Seeds in the Tide Volume 04 (Zoharum)

Some pieces expand like lungs filling with fresh air, others get the wind sucked right out of them. And of course Rapoon also drifts far, far away… The fourth double volume of Seeds in the Tide, the Zoharum label’s herculean effort to collect and catalogue all non-canonical testamonia to Robin Storey’s storied output under the Rapoon moniker, […]

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Lena Muir / Profil Horizontal :: Untitled (Eye for an Eye)

Tough, tear streaked proto-electronics with a wave edge. Bitter, raw and now, unearthed. Forgotten echoes by a disenfranchised for a new disenfranchised. The peripherals can be interesting. They can be hard to find in this internet age, but they are there. When it comes to electronics the margins are generally anywhere away from the epicenters, […]

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Fluxion’s Vibrant Forms Re-formed

Sustained calls over the years for reissue of these highpoints of dub-techno fusion led to Type stepping up with a first Vibrant Forms remaster in 2013. Subwax Bcn do the New Year’s honours with VFII. News of timely re-presentation of a cult classic of dub-infused electronic music, Vibrant Forms II. The banner under which Chain Reaction collated a […]

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Stephen Lopkin / DimDJ :: Split EP (Endless Illusion)

An unlikely pairing of North and South, but a definite winner. Just before the new year was rang in Endless Illusion put out there third vinyl release. The Prague imprint impressed with CCO’s Space Race and is following the acid tainted line laid down by the Swiss man with a split 12”. Stephen Lopkin is […]

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V/A :: Various III (030303)

So what are you getting with this third compilation? You’re getting what 030303 have been doing since the doors opened, expanding the acid and braindance project. 030303 is a label that has laid out quite a specific mandate in its six year existence. I tried to pin down the Utrecht imprint when I first came […]

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Pinkcourtesyphone & Gwyneth Wentink :: Elision (Farmacia901)

The finest kind of acoustic-electronic collaboration, only nineteen minutes long but destined for endless repeat. When I reviewed Pinkcourtesyphone’s Foley Folly Folio, I thought it was probably a one-off, a playful/serious notion that struck American sound artist Richard Chartier, as a vehicle for cleverly and elegantly conveying the sense of claustrophobia and ennui of a particular time and place. […]

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The volume settings folder :: Folder #05 (Self-Release)

Devoted to effective memories articulated to narratives and self-reflective mind travels. Nostalgic, sometimes emotionally overwhelmed ambient airs which open on a vast feeling of quietness. The Italian based sound artist Filippo Bordigato works under the moniker of The Volume Settings Folder and made folk, experimental ambient music his creative field of specialization. The project is […]

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2VIEW :: Ancestral Voices / Fenton (Samurai Horo)

The year has seen a stream of bold outings from Samurai Music‘s experimental d’n’b arm, Samurai Horo–the likes of ASC, Fis, Synth Sense, Ena, and Pact Infernal lately joined by Ancestral Voices and Fenton, below. Liam Blackburn, aka Indigo/half Akkord (with Synkro), re-orients his template from post-d’n’b towards ambient and tribal ethno-experiment for new project Ancestral Voices. Samurai’s blurb has Night […]

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December / Kaumwauld :: Half Cuts 1 (In Paradisum)

There’s been a rise in sludge techno in the last few years, industrial essences and experimentation, outsider electronics and a touch of Chicago. The boundaries are well and truly blurred. In Paradisum have been blurring those boundaries from day one. I like music that challenges you. In Paradisum’s output will do just that. Its back […]

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Frank Bretschneider :: Isolation (Line)

The finest moments break free from a sense of additive composition. Mobiles of sonic material are suspended, spinning slowly while the listener watches its rotation, revealing parts previously unseen. While a Raster-Noton release is usually easy to identify, their individual artists have been difficult to differentiate in the past. Ryoji Ikeda’s informational density, Alva Noto’s […]

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DJ Krush :: Butterfly Effect (Es-U-Es / Vinyldigital.de)

In an interview, Ishi referred to the profound effect the 2011 earthquake and tsunami had on him, on all his countrymen. “You know, you can lose your life any time…time is constantly moving forward.” With no time to waste, he defies the actual butterfly effect with his own quiet, nonlinear dynamism. In smooth leopard stride, DJ Krush (Hideaki Ishi) […]

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Keith Berry :: Elixir (Invisible Birds)

Busy being birthed: A new recording by philosophical ambient minimalist Keith Berry (The Golden Boat, A Strange Feather, Towards the Blue Peninsula), titled Elixir, is scheduled to arrive on the Invisible Birds imprint by March. Still in the manufacturing stage, the edition is currently on pre-order and the gatefold CD package design, featuring the crimson, […]

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Federico Durand :: A Traves Del Espejo (12k)

The music is as beautiful as it is introspective, like a small window of antique glass looking right into Federico’s soul, allowing the listener to explore a mysterious, invisible world that suddenly appears. After a series of amazing releases on awesome labels such as Spekk, Own Records, Home Normal, Desire Path and White Paddy Mountain, […]

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BITS & PIECES with Denzel + Huhn

The first album you bought? Denzel :: Since my parents plus two elder siblings were listening to quite a lot of stuff from rock to classical music I started with a tape collection…quite late I was buying my own stuff. Directly after moving to Berlin in 1988 I bought all the stuff I could get […]

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Five questions for Cryo Chamber

“I have always had a love for ambient music and it’s a shame most people never get to experience it the way it is supposed to, isolated in your room with the lights out. That is enough motivation for me to keep things going. I am also constantly excited about our artists’ new albums coming […]

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Underworld :: Second Toughest In The Infants – Remaster (Universal)

So is the super-deluxe set just for fans? Well, perhaps not. Again, the price is going to be a barrier to entry for some, but even if you’re just an Underworld album owner there’s never been an easier or better sounding way to quickly extend your collection with some truly fantastic material. Roll on the […]

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BITS & PIECES with David Cordero

The first album you bought? Europe “The Final Countdown”. I was 7 years old. When I was a kid I listened to a lot of Hard Rock. The last album you were addicted to? Max Richter “Sleep”. I think it is a sublime record, exciting eight hours. Wonderful. A movie you can always watch? Only […]

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