Articles By: igloomag

ProtoU :: Warm Winter Mix

ProtoU’s Warm Winter Mix for Igloo Magazine is “created exclusively for wintry chill days. Whether you’ve just started your day or got home from a snowy mesa outside—this balmy associate is here to hug you.” Visit ProtoU on Cryo Chamber. Tracklist :: 00:00 Steve Roach & Dirk Serries :: “Bow” 08:30 Lexithimie :: “A Silent […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2016

While other sites might fight to get 1000s down to 50 or 20, at Igloo HQ we’ve refused to don the hair shirt of reducing respective contributor lists to a consensual singularity, in favour of doing justice to diversity via lists that range far and wide, and a congruent preference for letting their multiplicity simply […]

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Day Before Us :: Nihil Interit (Rage in Eden)

Each track develops its own atmosphere, sometimes mysteriously cinematic and underpinned by wistful melodies. Day Before Us is a French based project which originally blends textured electronics with a strong lyrical sensibility of somber beauty. The project was formed in 2011 by Philippe Blache. Titled Nihil Interit, this new album is the third published by […]

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Dronny Darko :: Drone Ambient Mix for Sleep

Dronny Darko’s mix for Igloo Magazine is composed around lowercase minimalist drones and atmospheres that are aimed to put a listener into a meditative and relaxed state of mind. Tranquility and calmness are the key emotions within this experience. Dive into this ambience chasm and explore how deep a rabbit hole can be. Tracklisting :: […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: 2016 live dates, EP and new album

Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat Beat Manifesto (MBM) is gearing up for a handful of U.S. shows, heralding the release of new material. (Press Release) San Francisco, CA – Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Celebrating DiN’s 50th—Prolonged analog electronics

Profile on DiN and a special iNDEX05 compilation digital giveaway! Prolonged analog electronics UK-based DiN has a long-standing musical history going back to 1999 and Igloo Magazine recently had the privilege to organize a Sonic Exposure profile for the influential ambient imprint founded by Ian Boddy. DiN celebrates their 50th CD release (limited to 1,000 copies) with their 5th in […]

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Day Before Us :: Enlightening Secrecy (Triple Moon)

Droning and brooding textured electronic sequences are joined by melodious acoustic lines. Making its name in the understated underground music scene, Day Before Us is at the intersection of various musical registers, from moodily atmospheric ambient, to ethereal dark wave with an emotionally evocative and soundtracky vibe. In five years a number of physical releases […]

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**Stream exclusive—Sote :: Hyper-urban 20 30 EP (Ge-stell)

Stream exclusive! “Hyper-urban 20 30 continues Sote’s path of beatless electronic music that aims for the brain to send movement signals to the rest of the body. Electronic music with a heavy focus on rhythm and synthesis without using any fashionably expected percussive sounds such as [an] everyday kick, snare and hi-hat.” Ge-stell is releasing an […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2015

So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]

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port-royal :: Where Are You Now | Remix Contest (n5MD) **Winners announced!

n5MD in conjunction with Igloo Magazine present the port-royal—Where Are You Now Remix Contest! How do I enter? Simply join the Igloo Magazine / port-royal remix contest group, then download the stems here or here. After you’ve created your remix and have uploaded it to your Soundcloud, share it to the group. What do I […]

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DP|N|P :: Benthic (Triple Moon)

The conceptual background deals with the existential and ontological problematic of the mirroring self, redemptive consciousness and nothingness. Consequently the title Benthic is used as a metaphor to describe the meaning of its ontological position in the life of contemporary beings. New album coming from the French based label Triple Moon Records, Benthic is a […]

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DAVID ELSEWHERE :: Amalgamix 2015

“I try to take opposing sounds such as a very beautiful piece and mix it on top of gritty heavy beats. Often times I will combine multiple melodies and beats attempting to create something that sounds novel.” David Elsewhere offers Amalgamix 2015; 109 minutes of sculpted electronic music from Planet Earth. “In this Amalgamix 2015 […]

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Ben Rath :: A Drop in the Ocean (Triple Moon)

A touching, soundtrackesque, playful and emotionally restful album with a taste of homemade experimentation. Ben Rath is a versatile and intuitively imaginative experimental composer and sound architect based in Manchester. His first craft-based dreamscapes were released by a couple of netlabels, and earlier this year his first physical album was released by Cathedral Transmissions. His […]

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SOUND STRIDER :: Electronic Explorations Mix

Dense, detailed and complex, this mix showcases a global cast of producers and emcees all specially selected for their unique disregard for musical boundaries and profound dedication to the art. Click play and let Sound Strider, your trusty guide to the audioverse, take you on an exhilarating ride through the gleaming, glitchy outskirts of 21st […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Xu & Rooms Delayed :: Seaweeds (Triple Moon)

An overwhelming contemplative drone ambient release and a truly absorbing excursion through intimate and delicate process music. The young and independent net-label Triple Moon presents its third limited edition with this excellent collaborative work between two Italian drone ambient projects Xu & Rooms Delayed. Nicola Fornasari (aka Xu) is a prolific and eclectic sound designer […]

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N’DangR Species & Roel Funcken set to release Night Terrors EP (Outside)

N’DangR Species and Roel Funcken set to release their electro-meets-hip-hop collaborative EP Night Terrors this Halloween 2014. [Soundcloud stream] PRESS-RELEASE:  The 7-track Night Terrors EP will be digitally released worldwide on October 31, 2014 via Outside Recordings and available to download from all major music outlets including iTunes, Amazon and Juno Download. A limited 100 […]

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Premiere :: Charlatan’s “Switchblades (Black Hat Remix)”

 Igloo Magazine’s exclusive premiere of Charlatan’s “Switchblades (Black Hat remix)”—from the album Local Agent out now in Umor Rex. Black Hat’s recent Thought Of Two is also available on Hausu Mountain. Charlatan’s Local Agent (review here) on Umor Rex is a limited edition of 300 copies, pressed on yellow transparent colored vinyl. Packaged in uncoated stock […]

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ANDREW RED HAND :: Igloo Mix 2014

Andrew Red Hand offers Igloo Magazine an exclusive Detroit electro/techno mix and doesn’t hold back. Hailing from Iasi, second city of Romania, Andrew Red Hand, named by Aaron-Carl “the Romanian Underground Resistance himself,” is the Romanian Detroit electro / techno pioneer. He has released music on no more than six iconic labels from Detroit so […]

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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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DISPLACER :: Igloo Mix

Displacer (aka Michael Morton) recently submitted an exclusive Igloo Mix, one that represents current listening all interconnected like a simmering electronic soup. Head of The Crime League, and forager of sound with a darkened experimental hue, Displacer unleashes a cacophonous mixture that sheds light on a varietal musical selection from across this tiny spinning rock. […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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D-FRIED :: London – Tokyo – Barcelona (igloomag mix)

Jordi Saludes (aka D-Fried), producer, musician & DJ from Barcelona, Spain offers igloomag.com an exclusive mix to open 2014. Filled to the brim with engaging electronics, D-Fried slices together a forward-thinking expanse of emotive and rhythmically complex tracks from various coordinates. Special thanks to Discontinu Records. Download this mix! (Right click and ‘Save link as…’) […]

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SYNDRÔM :: Distant Thoughts mix

Pavillon36 label-head Syndrôm delivers a cross-sectional mix of abstract electronics and manifests a hybrid of genres from some of the finest sonic sculptors this circular cosmic spot has to offer. ##. Artist :: Track (Label) 01. IJO :: Coral Sea (Sutemos) 02. Paradeigma :: Skripnula Polovitsa (The Studio Stereo) 03. Nonima :: Pi (Tres Catorce) 04. […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde Remixes Vinyl Giveaway (Schematic)

The first in a 2-part series of remixes sees Roel Funcken letting the frequencies loose with fellow cohorts Amestsub, Braza Lui Novac, Generate, Hecq and Julien Mier slicing and dicing five of Mercury Retrograde‘s entangled electrical glitches. Busted rhythmic stabs, dusty experimental dub and explosive instrumental refinement next to shattered ambient motifs leaves this first […]

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Five questions for The Crime League

The Crime League is a Toronto-based music label originally established in 2006 as an outlet for b-sides of the electronic music project Displacer. It has since gone on to become a tee shirt label & design agency, but not forgetting its roots in music culture. Now, in 2013, it returns to give you a series […]

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V/A :: Ultrasoft! Anthems 33 (Plastic Sound Supply)

Building on a tradition of genre-defying output and continual reinvention, the collective rests gently underneath the umbrella of ambient music at this moment in time. “Are you tired of the same old music? Well we’ve got something for you!” Plastic Sound Supply celebrates its 20th release by continuing a tradition of conceptual label compilations for […]

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Five questions for Crackling Claps

London, England’s Crackling Claps pushes low-end frequencies to no apparent end and has done so for just over a year. Label operator Wine Not (WN) directs the label in true artistic form as each release scratches the surface of dub, bass and experimental strains. Igloo Magazine :: When did Crackling Claps start up and what […]

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Upper Fields :: Miles Tilmann’s Complete Works

18 years of electronic explorations in a single molecule. A 200+ track collection that spans Miles Tilmann‘s 18 years of electronic explorations. Every release, remix, collaboration, and unreleased track in a single pay-what-you-want bundle. For fans of Electronic, Ambient, IDM & Beyond. The top 10 contributors get an art book handmade by Miles Tilmann and […]

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