Articles By: Pietro Da Sacco

][uron :: Tracks 2008-2010 (Self-Released)

Tracks 2008-2010 is a great starting point for the Huron sound—a musical curriculum vitae that features relaxed, next-level electronic audio-works. From post-industrial slivers to dark-ambient realms, soundtrack-driven themes are elevated to reveal new layers of isolation. Steffen Schröder (better known as the prolific Huron) has been on my radar for several years. Continuing to cultivate futuristic […]

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Turbo Teeth :: Yellow Equals One EP (Untitled-1)

Gescom-inspired glitch, bass, distortion, leftfield techno, and all manner of distraction leaves this EP in a field of its own. Turbo Teeth is the solo project of one of Athens’ most offbeat musicians Giorgos Axiotis, member of Balinese Beast, Free Piece of Tape, Holefold and Tom Cruisin’. Released in limited quantities (300 white vinyl), but […]

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Yaporigami :: One Sound Extinguisher EP (Kaer’Uiks)

An infected post-apocalyptic foray into abstract, circuitry-based music that is at once arcane, chaotic, and unusually appealing. Yu Miyashita (aka Yaporigami) continues to baffle the ears, having scattered electrical debris on a plethora of releases and remix support over the years, One Sound Extinguisher is signed to Germany-based Kaer’Uiks—purveyors of robust exp-electronic music. A definitive […]

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Ariadne’s Labyrinth :: Twists & Turns (Touched Music)

Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s aptly-titled album gravitates towards bright electronic fragments and positive melodic bursts. If Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s Lost And Founded EP (Detroit Underground, 2017) was an igniting spark plug, then Twists & Turns is surely the revved up engine. Described previously as “a mixed assortment, one that balances rapidly rotating pulsars with classical drum’n bass techno,” […]

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Endless Arc :: Arc Sec 01 (Endless Arc)

A blistering electrical force field that is punctuated by brutal sonic undulations worth every minute. Endless Arc, originally intended to be a jazz label that sold lathe cuts from free-jazz and talented artists with the notation sheet, is now a leftfield techno sub-label of the DIY Irrational Media Society electronic music imprint based in Birmingham, […]

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Room Of Wires :: Mastakink EP (Self-Released)

Three exp-electronic music reference points in the field of mutated IDM, glitch, and spastic beat collisions, while the original stands as a crowning achievement. Room Of Wires continues to evolve in the explosive breakbeat electronics realm and “Mastakink” is his latest single. The title track busts through a cataclysmic and darkened industrial-electro veil that is […]

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Ikuko Morozumi :: Proof Of Existence (Detroit Underground)

A vast mechanized soundscape of turbulent drones and industrial chaos at its most creative. I’m heading into Proof Of Existence with a blank slate, tuned in, and drifting full-speed into another dimension. Ikuko Morozumi develops vast mechanized soundscapes of turbulent drones and industrial chaos at its most creative. “Line” is perhaps the most definitive of […]

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Brittney Sparse :: Triumph of a Horse Called Radioman EP (Condition:Human)

Brittney Sparse doesn’t seem too concerned with semantics, but instead details a dub-techno strain and eroded electronic sound that is both relaxing and contemplative. Brittney Sparse, a Chang Terhune (aka Cathode Ray Tube) moniker, churns another extended player for his own Condition:Human imprint. On repeat around these parts, Triumph of a Horse Called Radioman yields emotive, dubby, […]

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V/A :: Hallucino Attics (Dissolved Re​-​Constructed 2001​-​2006) (Section 27)

Hallucino Attics displays a virtual cornucopia of audio delights in the form of 25-tracks that bend, twist, and contort freely. Perhaps the widest genre-bending lens in the experimental electronic arena, its aural construct and splendid reprieve from the norm makes for the quintessential musical reference point. Yet another massive undertaking, and one that came together by […]

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Displacer :: The Face You Deserve (Hymen)

A solid, and aggressive outing of adventurous, forward-thinking, and layered electronic music that deserves attention in 2017 Best Of lists. Displacer, also known as Michael Morton (head of The Crime League imprint), certainly knows how to keep himself busy with music, art, and all things creative. With an expansive discography spanning 14-years, we’ve seen the […]

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Ignatius :: Legacy Systems (Buried In Time)

Legacy Systems, in summary, is built upon the fluid relationship between man and machine, offering along the way, an extraterrestrial sound field that is utter Autechrean electronic bliss. Perhaps pointing to outdated computer systems, or technology in its title, Ignatius—covered quite a bit in our pages—continues to craft out of this world modular audio collages […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: Atlas Of Migraine (Heterodox)

Atlas Of Migraine details an expansive foray through the ventricles of intelligent dub music, mustering up hundreds of ideas that disperse evenly upon its technoid infused landscape. Cathode Ray Tube (aka Chang Terhune) returns with a new full-length titled Atlas Of Migraine for Oregon-based Heterodox—a visual mapping of sorts that details the artists’ 16-year battle with migraines—now […]

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Abjective :: Diamagnetic Levitation (Detroit Underground)

Diamagnetic Levitation is an exp-electronic focal point of magnetic sounds that culminate to form a tangible and minimalistic detour through IDM’s early (and finer) days. Vadim Pantin’s Abjective moniker was established about 8-years ago—a visceral undertaking that blends articulated / modular electronics, raw rhythmic bits, and fractured melodic notes. With previous collaboration alongside notable acts such as […]

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3View :: Asymmetrical Head, EXO_C, Kothyus (Bonding Tapes / Kvitnu / People Can Listen)

A three-pack review including the latest purveyors of experimental-electronic sound emanated from San Diego, California-based Bonding Tapes, Vienna, Austria-based Kvitnu, and Mogilev, Belarus-based People Can Listen imprints. Asymmetrical Head :: Information World Remixes EP (Bonding Tapes) Just a few years ago we described the original Information World EP—released on Bewegung, 2014—as “a well-balanced if not tranquil […]

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Monoiz :: Qodkluster EP (Detroit Underground)

Qodkluster, to put it simply, is very well-produced next-level electro-glitch. Abstract and effective electronic music with just the right amount of horsepower and conviction to keep the genre alive and well. Not unlike what you would consume on the Raster imprint, Monoiz fractures percussion and technoid rhythms to no end. “Cyclock5” does just that, its […]

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V/A :: Fifth Listen (People Can Listen)

Belarus-based People Can Listen reveal their fifth heartfelt compilation with punchy electronic stems at its core, further nurturing artist relations. A fresh perspective on the tried and true IDM genre—not overtly groundbreaking, but engaging nonetheless. More and more labels continue to navigate their way through artist relationship building with the intent to fill the music libraries of […]

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Kingbastard :: Error EP (Odd John)

Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique ability to craft a succinct collection of decomposed tracks. Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique […]

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Gyrowyre :: Ornge EP (Enpeg)

Ornge is a magnetic pulse, succinct in its visit, memories of Arovane, Gimmik, Kattoo, and Penfold Plum (et al) come to mind and heart. Around this time last year we delved into Rde, a debut EP for n5MD’s digital imprint Enpeg which was described as containing “delicate bass thuds, melodic nostalgia of times gone by, […]

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Dissolved :: Lost In A Femtosecond / Submersion EP (Dissolvedamberrooms)

Both releases are boundless and filled with layers upon layers of panoramic electronic music. Dissolved is a prolific musician that continues to reach far into the lost crevasses of his music machines to sculpt contagious and timeless ambient-IDM manifests. Dissolved baffles with glimmering electronic composition and muffled melodic streams drifting in panoramic fields. Lost In […]

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Valance Drakes :: An honest approach to it EP (Detroit Underground)

A mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. Perhaps the closest we’ve seen to a full length release—although only a 21-minute runtime—Valance Drakes reveals an 8-piece EP for Detroit Underground. An honest approach to it is a mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. “Greed […]

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Somatic Responses :: Pattern Seeking (Hymen)

Pattern Seeking continues to unfurl the duo’s (over) 20-yr skill-set and their unique ability to create corrosive experimental machine music. Augmented by energetic melodic jolts and crunchy synth manipulation, this album simply packs a punch. Abrasive electro filled with industrial-techno clangs and rough bristles encapsulate the majority of Pattern Seeking by the long-running and always dependable Somatic […]

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Hijo :: A-D EP (Magic Square)

Washed-out rhythms dripping with kaleidoscopic detail, each jolt harks back to times gone by, broken up by energetic, sample-infused breakbeats. Faex Optim side project Hijo, just revealed their debut A-D extended player, a nostalgic glimpse into 90s-era psychedelic techno-breaks of detuned melodic bursts, heavy beats, and subtle Indian hues. Here we see the artist take […]

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Dataline :: Be There (Detroit Underground)

Glitchy tones, low-end drifting, and a penchant for developed harmonies, Dataline dips into brittle techno hues, and sparkling acid undertones—sometimes washed down with evocative vocal stretches. Dataline (currently residing in Sweden) continues to massage the ears with delicate, flowing, electrical waves of energy. Previous releases (with Noorden) delved into similar terrain, marked by melodic grooves, soft […]

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Random Value :: Chuku Kelev EP (Clean Error)

Random Value offers Clean Error their 31st release and pulls together a vast electrical tapestry that spans through emotion and erratic tendencies. Random Value offers Clean Error their 31st release and pulls together a vast electrical tapestry that spans through emotion and erratic tendencies—a 180-degree switch from the kaleidoscopic musical entity that was Chromatic Aberration (Clean Error, […]

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Mtch :: Splt / Rlm (Kaer’Uiks)

Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves forward via robotic glitch, clicks, flicks, and blips that are ruggedly manifested around bass jolts that even Autechre might adore. Mtch unveils Splt / Rlm, a 10-track album providing surreal sound-scrapes, disjointed electrical activity, and dynamic mood-shifts formed around audible data-pushing. Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves […]

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Wake :: Am Diamond (Schematic Music Co.)

A well-executed 14-track album that chisels its way through an electrical, beat-invested avalanche of epic proportions. Wake, aka Matthew M. Hettich, sets up an account with long-running Schematic (directed by Phoenecia duo Romulo & Josh). Having been a fan of the imprint, Wake grew up in Miami and spent a good number of teenage nights […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: The Frozen Years EP (Condition:Human)

The Frozen Years manipulates and unfurls a sonic myriad of sound—its distilled and disturbed frequency jolts more relaxed, CRT continues with his own imprint perhaps hinting at what’s to come. Reportedly between albums, this extended player sees Charles Terhune (aka Cathode Ray Tube) migrate into more metallic chemical streams and smoothened IDM fragments. Where previously […]

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JFrank :: Micro Life Span EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Micro Life Span contains a myriad of tranquilized exp-electronic decay, some delivered in more upbeat transmissions, while others into infinite leftfield variations. IDM, breaks, electro, abstract and entangled noise—JFrank manipulates these genres with finesse and control. Julian Frank (aka JFrank) isn’t new to the scene, he’s been audio sculpting since 1998, happens to run Brainstormlab, […]

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MacroNoise :: Caravan Planet EP (Abstrakt Reflections)

Caravan Planet slides by gently, causing very little clutter for the minds ear, and elicits a meandering electrical calm worth diving into. A synaptic pulse, groove, and chilled vibration occurs on Caravan Planet, immediately found on “Ligeia” where a mirage of snappy beatwork, far-out vocal streams and melodies drifting in the breeze reminscent of early […]

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