Articles By: Josh Bratton

Joseph Nothing :: Shambhala Number Two & Three (Third Ear)

(April 2010) Once upon a time, there was an IDM label named Planet Mu. This label was owned by one of the most recognized names in IDM: Mike Paradinas. With the already extremely talented roster it had and as revolutionary of a label as it may have been (and still is), I don’t think I […]

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Josh Bratton :: Top lists for 2009

Top 20 Albums of 2009 :: Thomas Köner :: La Barca (Fario) Rhian Sheehan :: Standing in Silence (LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa) Leyland Kirby :: Sadly the Future is… (HAFTW) Alva Noto :: Xerrox Volume 2 (Raster-Noton) Jean-Michel :: Tons of Fun (Onpa) Elegi :: Varde (Miasmah) DJ Signify :: Of Cities (Bully) Christopher Hipgrave :: […]

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Josh Bratton :: Top-10 Albums for 2006

::..:::…..:..::….:::::..:::..:::::::……:::…::.:::….::::..:..:::…::…….:::: Top-10 Albums :: Kangding Ray :: Stabil (Raster-Noton) Kattoo :: Hang on to a Dream (Hymen) Chihei Hatakeyama :: Minima Moralia (Kranky) Quench :: Caipruss (n5MD) Tim Koch :: Faena (Merck) The Gasman :: Trueform (Sublight) Johann Johannsson :: IBM 1401, a User’s Manual (4AD) Peekay Tayloh :: Centrifugal (Poeta Negra) (tie) Ether :: […]

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Josh Bratton :: Top-10 for 2005

::..:::…..:..::….:::::..:::..:::::::……:::…::.:::….::::..:..:::…::…….:::: Top-Ten :: Sofus Forsberg :: Udefra (Jenka Music) Venetian Snares :: Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Planet-mu) Deaf Center :: Pale Ravine (Type) Ryoji Ikeda :: Dataplex (Raster-Noton) Sovacusa :: Centrepoint (Expanding) Stewart Walker :: Grounded in Existence (Persona) Alva Noto :: Transrapid, Transvision, & Transspray (Raster-Noton) Desiderii Marginis :: That Which is Tragic and […]

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Daniel Menche :: Sirocco (Important, CD)

(04.08.05) Sirocco – (n) : a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand. The word stated above is perhaps the vaguest definition one could establish in creating the correct way of explaining what this album tries to bring forth. A windstorm of fury slowly takes hold of a small community, and within an […]

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Keiichiro Shibuya :: Atak000 (Atak, CD)

(03.22.05) Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto, Noto) and Ryoji Ikeda (aka Dumb Type) must be very happy people at this point in their lives. It seems they’ve influenced a wide variety of people throughout the world with their microglitch sine wave frequency work over the years. With his original Transrapid release on vinyl in 2002, […]

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