Shedir :: Falling Time (Cyclic Law)

Shedir :: Falling Time (Cyclic Law)

Beautifully crafted, fully emotional, spiritually entrancing, intimately moving, seducing, majestic, enveloping and alluring. When I think about female dark ambient artists and projects the first names which come to mind are All Seits, Lamia Vox [...]
Mtch :: Nrvaqaprol EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Mtch :: Nrvaqaprol EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Mtch elevates abstract glitch to new heights while still maintaining a claustrophobic and subtle musicality that is elusive on Nrvaqaprol. Mtch (aka Mitch Cramer) continues to confound and break pre-conceived glitch notions, the coverage we [...]
Terrace :: Phosphenes (De:Tuned)

Terrace :: Phosphenes (De:Tuned)

If Phosphenes is your introduction, you’re in luck as you’ve just come across one of the premier machine music craftsmen of the last three decades through a generously proportioned EP that showcases his immense abilities. My [...]
First Rebirth :: Abyss Is Calling (Abstrakt Reflections)

First Rebirth :: Abyss Is Calling (Abstrakt Reflections)

A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, curiously, and chaotic beauty start to end. A healthy dosage of [...]
S>>D :: Co Intel Pro (Central Processing Unit)

S>>D :: Co Intel Pro (Central Processing Unit)

Co In Pro is easily primed for the top shelves of listeners interested in definitive electronics with punctuated rhythm bursts. Both movement-based and armchair ready, Co Intel Pro is a fantastic (debut) album that crosses [...]

Features

Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2017

In 2017 Igloo Magazine celebrated seventeen years of online presence covering several hundred releases from creative musicians around the globe this year alone. Our dedicated contributors continue to cull the finest musical fragments from a variety of genres, and we’ve pooled together a rather large selection of music that traversed higher ground. Here are the […]

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Newswire

Day For Night 2017 :: December 15-17 (Houston, TX) – Visual Archive

Day For Night delivered its most ambitious festival yet, with a well-curated three-day program of music and cutting-edge visual art installations. Held at the site that was once home to Houston’s main post office, the festival once again offered two indoor and two outdoor stages, and over a million square feet of indoor space to get […]

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Profiles

Valcrond Video :: Stepping into the vortex with Luke Wyatt

The biases and preconceptions of 4/4 beats and a groove are melted and mutated with ambient, field recording and even indie in oblong moulds of house and techno. One thing is for sure, Valcrond Vide is doing something that few others are attempting and once it arrives on your platters, as it has on mine, it’ll […]

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Reviews

Shedir :: Falling Time (Cyclic Law)

Beautifully crafted, fully emotional, spiritually entrancing, intimately moving, seducing, majestic, enveloping and alluring. When I think about female dark ambient artists and projects the first names which come to mind are All Seits, Lamia Vox and Algrath—but the promising Shider now welcomingly joins this circle with one brilliant debut album signed on Cyclic Law. Shedir […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2017

In 2017 Igloo Magazine celebrated seventeen years of online presence covering several hundred releases from creative musicians around the globe this year alone. Our dedicated contributors continue to cull the finest musical fragments from a variety of genres, and we’ve pooled together a rather large selection of music that traversed higher ground. Here are the […]

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Shedir :: Falling Time (Cyclic Law)

Beautifully crafted, fully emotional, spiritually entrancing, intimately moving, seducing, majestic, enveloping and alluring. When I think about female dark ambient artists and projects the first names which come to mind are All Seits, Lamia Vox and Algrath—but the promising Shider now welcomingly joins this circle with one brilliant debut album signed on Cyclic Law. Shedir […]

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Build Buildings :: Glass EP (Audiobulb)

A succinct and elevated 4-pack—Glass is a 12-minute sojourn that marries a collage of sincere organic fractals sprinkled above precise mechanical contours. Brittle and broken beats dabble through guitar flickers as Build Buildings (aka New York-based Ben Tweel) manipulates opaque ambient moments with delicate instrumentation. “Hebei” opens his latest extended player with carefully woven drones and […]

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Mtch :: Nrvaqaprol EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Mtch elevates abstract glitch to new heights while still maintaining a claustrophobic and subtle musicality that is elusive on Nrvaqaprol. Mtch (aka Mitch Cramer) continues to confound and break pre-conceived glitch notions, the coverage we unfolded in 2017 was only a glimpse into the strange worlds he’s able to inhabit. “Nrvaqaprol” leads the way via minuscule […]

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4T Thieves :: Circles EP (Mahorka)

Perhaps the finest assortment from the 4T Thieves moniker, Nik continues to etch a winding audio path through which IDM’s subtle sub-genres are easily tucked within. Nik has carved a name for himself as 4T Thieves and owner/operator of one of the longest running Netlabels—Kahvi. For this round of musical troves, Bulgarian Netlabel Mahorka snags […]

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Terrace :: Phosphenes (De:Tuned)

If Phosphenes is your introduction, you’re in luck as you’ve just come across one of the premier machine music craftsmen of the last three decades through a generously proportioned EP that showcases his immense abilities. My advice, get digging as you will find gold from a man who shaped the golden age of techno. Stefan Robbers […]

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FFT :: fft1 EP (Uncertainty Principle)

fft1 presents a cross between Ryoji Ikeda’s hyper-technical high frequency work, ’90s bleep and rave tropes, and the experimental electro explorations of Bitstream. A mysterious five tracker from new UK-based label Uncertainty Principle. fft1 presents a cross between Ryoji Ikeda’s hyper-technical high frequency work, ’90s bleep and rave tropes, and the experimental electro explorations of Bitstream. All […]

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First Rebirth :: Abyss Is Calling (Abstrakt Reflections)

A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, curiously, and chaotic beauty start to end. A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, […]

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S>>D :: Co Intel Pro (Central Processing Unit)

Co In Pro is easily primed for the top shelves of listeners interested in definitive electronics with punctuated rhythm bursts. Both movement-based and armchair ready, Co Intel Pro is a fantastic (debut) album that crosses genre confines and maintains its futuristic, robotic, soundtrack-laden, and contagious trajectory. Consistently on the forefront of experimental electronic music, Sheffield-based Central […]

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Vlimmer :: IIIIIIII​/​IIIIIIIII (8 & 9) (Blackjack Illuminist)

As in the previous opus this album is a fine mix of influences coming from cold / dark wave, IDM movements, as well as minimal synth, post-punk and sci-fi soundtracks to produce a personal musical syncretism. Vlimmer (aka Alexander Leonard Donat) is one crazily productive, imaginative synth wizard hailing from Berlin. Igloo readers are already […]

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Milium :: Addis Abeba/Lord Stanley’s Cup (Possblthings)

This first vinyl outing is a brief one, but a precedent has been set. Industrial sound plains are explored, the cold ring of metal on metal or the blurred acoustics abandoned spaces. Electronic music is in perfect health in Leipzig. A spread of innovative labels support a growing underground scene with artists and DJ’s carving […]

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Displacer :: Missing Warriors (Component)

Plenty of moods, variations and sound colors, timbral exploration make this organic and drone release worth the discovery. Recommended for fans of Robert Henke, Atomine Elektrine, Biosphere et al, and an instant favorite from Component’s latest productions. Displacer (aka Michael Morton) is a IDM and chill-out ambient music entity coming from Toronto. This project has […]

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WE FORFEIT (Mix 3) :: Mulled wine, scented pine and yuletide electro

There have been some cracking electro records in the last twelve months, although the same could be said for the last sixty or one hundred and one months. Chris & Robbie sieved through some of their favs from past and present to add some sonic bite to that slab of turkey you’re gnawing on. It’s […]

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Day For Night 2017 :: December 15-17 (Houston, TX) – Visual Archive

Day For Night delivered its most ambitious festival yet, with a well-curated three-day program of music and cutting-edge visual art installations. Held at the site that was once home to Houston’s main post office, the festival once again offered two indoor and two outdoor stages, and over a million square feet of indoor space to get […]

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Yomgaille :: Repetition and Motion EP (Kahvi)

Repetition and Motion delivers a nostalgic blur, its vintage synthesizer drones, tones, buzzes and warm hums meld around crisp beatwork. I drove straight into Yomgaille’s sound with blinders on, not knowing what to expect, except to understand that the ever-dependable Kahvi Collective can certainly churn some fine electronic butter. Repetition and Motion delivers a nostalgic […]

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Larvae :: Ghost Dubs EP (The Crime League)

A sparse and strange affair. Part dub, part ambient, part soundtrack, part drone, all rolled into one short, intriguing package. Larvae’s latest—the Ghost Dubs EP—is a sparse and strange affair. Part dub, part ambient, part soundtrack, part drone, all rolled into one short, intriguing package. In all honesty it has required repeated listenings to get a handle […]

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Christian Kleine Compilation :: Stream an exclusive track from the forthcoming (ASIP)

A Strangely Isolated Place have ventured further out of their ambient hunting grounds than ever before with the forthcoming Electronic Music From The Lost World (1998–2001), a collection of previously unreleased Kleine tracks rescued from old DATs and pressed onto sumptuous, transparent green double-vinyl. Igloo is proud to present an exclusive stream of “Somehow” from […]

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Gouldenberg :: First Expedition (Self-Released)

Soundscapes are constantly imaginative, chilling and menacing, mainly articulated on vintage synthesized-like textures, various electronic manipulations and catchy if not darkly moving melodies. Gouldenberg is a young synthscaping project coming from St. Petersburg, Russia. After a first release published in 2015 and titled Nyctophilia, the project is back with a new release First Expedition. The […]

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Subskan :: Ambidextrous Asylums (Hymen)

Ambidextrous Asylums performs the heroic celebration of industrial production—and then narrates its post-modern obliteration. An entire factory complex is crushed down into a single, blankly-blinking bank of computers. The shadowy hand-almond of a smartphone has killed entire regions. DJ and producer Subskan (aka Jean-Marx Polet) remains within a warp of obscurity—the German label behind his […]

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MacroNoise :: My Steps Lead Backwards EP (Kahvi)

A well-balanced sojourn through sublime organic-electronic realms. Four crisp, brisk, and punchy tracks from MarcroNoise (aka Prague-based Tomáš Šebesta) for the Kahvi Collective this time around. Back in August (2017) we absorbed the artists’ Caravan Planet EP which yielded “a meandering electrical calm worth diving into.” With My Steps Lead Backwards, MacroNoise let’s it all out. […]

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V/A :: No Return Vol.1 (Return to Disorder)

The frosty electronics of Dmitry Distant are perfectly balanced with Neud Photo alongside the warmer currents of Anton Miaovvi. A cracking compilation and a perfect introduction to an imprint run by Hamburg’s hottest export. Helena Hauff’s climbing of the electronic ladder has been nothing but astounding. From being an unknown DJ in quite an unheard […]

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Gail Priest :: Heraclitus in Iceland (Metal Bitch)

A reflective, cerebral and moodily introspective travel through natural elements and atmospheres of deep quietness. Gail Priest is an Australian sound artist and organic ambient music composer who has been active since a handful years. Notable materials have been released on her own label and also on Kate Carr’s DIY independent label Flaming Pines in […]

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RX-101 :: EP4 (Suction)

I’ve a feeling there might be more in the RX-101 duffel bag of DAT cassettes, and while they’re being rummaged through, why not reacquaint yourself with some of Jong’s inspirers: Caustic Window anyone? Cylob? Global Goon? A work filled with cheerful charm. As we all know, life has a tendency of getting in the way […]

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JK Flesh :: Exit Stance EP (Downwards)

While the previous JK Flesh full length Rise Above (Electric Deluxe, 2016) was a harder affair with lots of distorted beats and deep bass, Exit Stance eschews a more stripped down, subtler approach. Each track is relatively short, wasting no time on exposing and developing the motifs within. JK Flesh is the more electric output of […]

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Exillon :: Numbers (Katabatik)

Numbers is highly recommended for folks looking for something in either the techno, acid, industrial and ambient realms or perhaps for something that goes whump in the night. Numbers by Northern California-based Exillon (aka Jay Fields) pulls no punches by starting off straight into it with a solid ambient bass arpeggio. His deft manipulations of a little […]

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Rontronik :: D A T A S H I F T EP (Self-Released)

Rontronik delivers flowing and bass-drenched sonic turbulence that casts memorable shadows and lightwaves across its 35-minute duration. Ron Croudy (aka Rontronik, technique:concrete, and part-founder of the Töshöklabs imprint) continues to forge heavy, beat-infused rhythms from one end of the spectrum to the other. His production skills have elevated on this extended player as low-end rumbling […]

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Lingua Lustra :: Truth Rings Like A Bell (Shimmering Moods )

This new effort carries on timbral explorations and sonic soundscapes, this time with a focus on the psych-acoustic impact of bells resonances. Lingua Lustra is one hyper-productive project curated by Albert Borkent. This sound alchemist and craft-based ambient music producer has just released his new album on Shimmering Moods for an alluring digital/cdr edition available […]

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WE FORFEIT (Mix 2) :: It’s cold at the bus stop

Ooft. Fierce nip the air these days. Madrid’s temperatures have plummeted and Chris and myself have knocked together some music to reflect those wintery moods as well as tracks to warm your cockles to. Ooft. Fierce nip the air these days. Madrid’s temperatures have plummeted and Chris Robertson and myself have knocked together some music […]

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Defunkt Unofficial Day For Night Afterparties :: Dec. 16-17 (Houston, TX)

While the Day For Night festival is set to heat up Houston for a long weekend, the real action for fans of more adventurous electronic music will happen at two warehouse parties hosted by local collective Defunkt. While the Day For Night festival is set to heat up Houston for a long weekend, the real action for […]

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