LPF12 :: Cover the Sky With Vellum and Stone (The Crime League)

LPF12 :: Cover the Sky With Vellum and Stone (The Crime League)

A pleasant and recommended musical listening that will definitely find new adepts in the space ambient music universe. LPF12 is a transcendental and abstract space ambient project coming from Germany and formed by Sascha Lemon [...]
Affie Yusuf :: I Heart Acid 02 (I Love Acid / Balkan Vinyl)

Affie Yusuf :: I Heart Acid 02 (I Love Acid / Balkan Vinyl)

Three tracks of clever, modern electronics. Horizons are expanded, stretched out by echoing bars with just enough punch for the dancefloor. Sales can be a good critical indicator. I HEART ACID’s first vinyl outing sold [...]
James Murray :: Mount View (Slowcraft)

James Murray :: Mount View (Slowcraft)

A sadder album than expected, but what comes from the heart, enters the heart. After Floods and The Land Bridge comes Mount View, “the first place I called home,” writes James Murray, as he rounds [...]
Lawrence English :: Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40)

Lawrence English :: Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40)

‘We bear witness to the retraction of a great many social conditions and contracts that have previously assisted us in being more humane than the generations that precede us. We are seeing this ideal of [...]
Kyle Bobby Dunn :: Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness (Students of Decay)

Kyle Bobby Dunn :: Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness (Students of Decay)

A triumph not so much of removed authorial ego, but of artful detachment. Purveyor of refined works of ambient minimalism since 2005, Kyle Bobby Dunn dials in an extended 3LP/2CD set of lugubrious ambient elegies for Alex [...]

Features

YAIR ETZIONY :: Igloo Mix

Closing up Summer, False Industries‘ own Yair Etziony offers Igloo Magazine an exclusive techno set. 01. Regis :: “Blood Witness” 02. Robert Hood :: “Alpha” 03. Steve Stoll :: “November Yankee” 04. Surgeon :: “Floorshow, Pt. 1 – 3″ 05. Traversable Wormhole :: “Traversing The Asteroid Belt” 06. Morphosis :: “Silent Screamer” 07. Yair Etziony […]

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DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2014 :: 26 tracks free download festival sampler

Denovali Swingfest will be returning to its home edition in the city of Essen/Germany with a 4-day-festival in the first weekend of October 2014 featuring Ben Frost, James Holden, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Oval, The Haxan Cloak, Demdike Stare, Hauschka, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Greg Haines, Rafael Anton Irrisari and more. […]

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Profiles

ZoiD :: Electronic Jazz Fractals

Music has been Jacobson’s life work. His history with jazz and electronic music is lengthy, business minded and academic. His desire to refocus left the strongest impact during our conversation. He had the strength of character to admit he wanted independence in an industry that seldom allows it. After an hour’s chat you’re left thinking […]

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Reviews

Defrag :: Lost Lands EP (The Irrational Media Society)

Defrag deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost lands. Not afraid to eradicate preconceived notions of fast paced glitch’n bass, Defrag (aka Jeff Dodson) deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost […]

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Defrag :: Lost Lands EP (The Irrational Media Society)

Defrag deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost lands. Not afraid to eradicate preconceived notions of fast paced glitch’n bass, Defrag (aka Jeff Dodson) deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost […]

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LPF12 :: Cover the Sky With Vellum and Stone (The Crime League)

A pleasant and recommended musical listening that will definitely find new adepts in the space ambient music universe. LPF12 is a transcendental and abstract space ambient project coming from Germany and formed by Sascha Lemon back In the 90s. After a long time break the project has been back since 2010. LPF12 most recent materials […]

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Ethernet :: Tanuki Dreams (gterma)

A magic theatre that encourages the mind to wander and get lost, listeners understood as receivers of stimuli in an environment of sensory patterns to be enjoyed. Rabindranath Tagore once wrote, “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” Each piece […]

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DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2014 :: 26 tracks free download festival sampler

Denovali Swingfest will be returning to its home edition in the city of Essen/Germany with a 4-day-festival in the first weekend of October 2014 featuring Ben Frost, James Holden, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Oval, The Haxan Cloak, Demdike Stare, Hauschka, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Greg Haines, Rafael Anton Irrisari and more. […]

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Tashi Wada :: Duets (Saltern)

These are not regulated sine waves, but rather haunting and arrhythmic sounds which assay and deepen your sense of an almost physical space. The duets drive you to imagine this relationship visually—of lines, chaffed at their edges, spiking and falling together. These four new duets for cello, the third solo release by composer Tashi Wada, […]

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Affie Yusuf :: I Heart Acid 02 (I Love Acid / Balkan Vinyl)

Three tracks of clever, modern electronics. Horizons are expanded, stretched out by echoing bars with just enough punch for the dancefloor. Sales can be a good critical indicator. I HEART ACID’s first vinyl outing sold out, quickly. Now those sales could have been the fanfare that accompanies a first release, especially one from an institutional […]

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James Murray :: Mount View (Slowcraft)

A sadder album than expected, but what comes from the heart, enters the heart. After Floods and The Land Bridge comes Mount View, “the first place I called home,” writes James Murray, as he rounds off his autobiographical trilogy. His trek brings him to a vantage point “from which I can best see things as they are, […]

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Lawrence English :: Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40)

‘We bear witness to the retraction of a great many social conditions and contracts that have previously assisted us in being more humane than the generations that precede us. We are seeing this ideal of betterment eroded […]. This record is me yelling into what seems to be an ever-growing black abyss […]’ (Lawrence English) […]

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Pattern Behavior :: Sentient (Component)

More industrial crunch than infused atmospherics, Sentient is a nostalgic breakaway from previous offerings. Pattern Behavior-Sentient by Pattern Behavior It was bound to happen considering this is, after all, a Raab Codec (Component label head) side project. Where this newly formed project previously exhibited a darker ambient voice, Sentient flips over to display its gritty […]

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Savage Grounds :: Over Fences (Lux Rec)

A demented, debased and devastating début from the Swiss duo. It’s taken a while for the Lux Rec co-founder Daniele Cosmo to start releasing, but the day has come. Perhaps it was a bit of arm-twisting from Lux Rec veteran Florin Buchel aka CCO (Contra Communem Opinionem) that has led to the pair hooking up […]

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Maps and Diagrams :: Alluvium (Handstitched*)

Textured ambience of particulate detail, awash in harmonic liquid replete with grainy infusions, with Alluvium M&D presumably seeks both to represent and in so doing add resonance via the anchorage of entitling—mostly here with mineral and rock tags. Alluvium (Latin, alluvius (n.), from alluere (vb.), ‘to wash against’) is loose unconsolidated sediment, eroded, reshaped by water in some […]

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V/A :: Birds of a Feather 7-12 (Flaming Pines)

Twelve birds in a modified birdhouse are way better than two in the bush. Flaming Pines has just wrapped up its beautifully beaky Birds of a Feather series with a feathery flourish (we’ve previously enjoyed the first six volumes here and here). Birds of a Feather 7-8 by Marcus Fischer Marcus Fischer :: The Crow An […]

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Kyle Bobby Dunn :: Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness (Students of Decay)

A triumph not so much of removed authorial ego, but of artful detachment. Purveyor of refined works of ambient minimalism since 2005, Kyle Bobby Dunn dials in an extended 3LP/2CD set of lugubrious ambient elegies for Alex Cobb’s estimable Students of Decay. Two Low Point high points, A Young Person’s Guide to… (2010) and Bring Me the Head of… (2012), with Ways of Meaning (Desire […]

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Stereocilia :: Murmurations (Echoic Memory)

With his guitar, London’s John Scott has found an Archimedean point from which he can move the world. Murmurations by Stereocilia With his guitar, London’s John Scott has found an Archimedean point from which he can move the world. Looping and self-sampling, he opens Murmurations with a twenty-four minute statement piece. “FWD>>” has something processional, plush and […]

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Dopplereffekt / Objekt :: Hypnagogia (Leisure System)

Hypnagogia is that of shared reverence for artists and cities across continents and generations, but with so many thrilling new ventures emerging from Detroit and Berlin, let’s hope Leisure System make it a custom and not an exception to develop these relationships on future releases. It may seem to some an obvious concept, but is […]

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Fizzarum :: Live 14 (Sealt)

Live 14 delivers ambiguous sonic terrain, ambient hues, segmented experimental analog noise and just a few hints of downtempo melodic flare. There are definite sparks flying around Live 14 from Fizzarum‘s Dmitry Dubov, Albert Rasyulis and Dmitry Letahovskiy. While one might have expected more of an evolved glitchy punch, moving forward from their classic Russian […]

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Unland :: Unland (Self-Released)

Ritualistic, eclectic, mystical, beautiful. Unland is the project of Germany-based Jonas Meyer (piano/fx), Christian Grothe (guitar/fx/sampler) and Shabnam Parvaresh (clarinet). The concept: “to come together and create improvised musical landscapes” as the trio puts it. The first result: a spacious, texturally intoxicating, emotionally open and highly atmospheric 4-track experimental ambient album. Grothe also produces mini […]

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Paskine :: NIMROD (Voxxov)

We’re confronted with a seething mass of turmoil of lively raw material of fierce density and unstable formations—iterative flows heaving with an organic-seeming stream of digital and electronic materials. ‘Noise, repetition, abstraction and experimentalism’ is the creed espoused by Paskine, Marseille/Brussels-based artist/musician whose experiments previously glimpsed on UNTTLD (Abstract Reflektions, 2012) resume here courtesy of neonate […]

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In Sync :: Storm Evolution I & II (Last Known Trajectory)

Storm Evolution I & II sees a wonderful marriage of past and present. The first foundations of electronic music employed to build new sounds and erect new visions from both first creators and the new generation of machine musicians. My girlfriend was laughing at me recently, as she regularly does. I was playing away some […]

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Rawmance & Toisvesi :: Double review (La Beauté Du Négatif)

Cerebral synthesizer sounds and body electronics beautifully explored, without pandering to the ever growing herd. Who’d be a record label boss? Almost any half drunken eejit ya meet out? True as that may be, very few make the dream a reality; even fewer dare to be distinct. La Beauté Du Négatifare going further than daring, […]

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Summer Night Air :: 4 (Cruel Nature)

Compact, minimalist and worthy of praise, 4 packs five tracks filled with moving drones and beautiful landscapes. Little drops of music fall in the pavement, they form an ethereal wave of sound. It moves forward ever so slowly. What initially were drops become guitar chords, nature transforms itself into human-made sounds. Imperfectly, the chords continue to […]

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YAIR ETZIONY :: Igloo Mix

Closing up Summer, False Industries‘ own Yair Etziony offers Igloo Magazine an exclusive techno set. 01. Regis :: “Blood Witness” 02. Robert Hood :: “Alpha” 03. Steve Stoll :: “November Yankee” 04. Surgeon :: “Floorshow, Pt. 1 – 3″ 05. Traversable Wormhole :: “Traversing The Asteroid Belt” 06. Morphosis :: “Silent Screamer” 07. Yair Etziony […]

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Fluxus :: Mental Illness (OPN)

Eerily moving electronic soundscapes made of fractal noises and sustained by an ambiguous flowing tempo and spoken words. OPN Records is an independent label based in France and entirely devoted to adventurous sound explorations in the field of dark electronic music, from (post) industrial, to noise ambient, post metal dronology and cinematic soundscapes. This label […]

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Alex Cobb & Taiga Remains :: Double review (Shelter Press/Helen Scarsdale Agency)

Taiga Remains’ ghost walks amongst us, the last hurrah having come some five years back with the blown-out drone of Wax Canopy (Digitalis), while plain old Alex Cobb has carried on active as ever with the split LP (Low Point), Passage to Morning on his own Students of Decay, and now latest, Marigold and Cable (Shelter Press). Works for Cassette may sound like a […]

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Asmodaeus :: Lies and Logic (Walhalla)

Asmodaeus’ bleak and weary style immediately gaining praise from the faithful. Gasps and guitar strings, sighs and cheap synths, drum machines and dirge; a superb record from one the great unknowns of the 1980s. European synth labels do not seem to enjoy the productivity of their American counterparts, nor do they seem to enjoy the same […]

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ZoiD :: Electronic Jazz Fractals

Music has been Jacobson’s life work. His history with jazz and electronic music is lengthy, business minded and academic. His desire to refocus left the strongest impact during our conversation. He had the strength of character to admit he wanted independence in an industry that seldom allows it. After an hour’s chat you’re left thinking […]

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Soothsayer :: The Future Presence of the Past EP (The Crime League)

Densely produced electronica with some interesting sonic flair. Let it never be said that IDM isn’t a global endeavor. In this three-track EP, Toronto-based Crime League releases a collaboration between Rentip from Prague and Romanian-Canadian Dan Handrabur. The result is densely produced electronica with some interesting sonic flair. The opener “Fortune Free” moves through several […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions

Ah. The humble cassette tape. For some it’s been consigned to the history books of defunct formats, for others it’s the medium of choice to provide unique musical artifact keepsakes at reasonable cost without the faff and expense of pressing plants and distribution. Delve into the world of the cassette release and you’ll be amazed […]

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w1b0 : Main Squeeze Remixes (Bass Agenda)

A fantastic cross section of Electro. Floor atomics and late night musing. A sterling first wax outing from the young Bass Agenda. Bass Agenda is a label in its infancy, but already the UK Electro imprint has released some impressive names. Dynarec recently put out his Silver Tourist album on the new platform while musicians […]

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