Category: "Features"

ALAN LOCKETT :: Daliance #14 mix

Dalliance #14 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (check incoming April 2016 transmission). Dalliance #14 is the fourteenth in a series of mixes, assembling more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse geared to smeared Outer Limits atmospheres. MistMaxer albient assembles… Artists: A […]

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Möller Records visit Belfast (March 25, 2016)

“Möller exists to provide a platform for Icelandic musicians. We’re here to help. If we can’t work with a submission we even provide feedback to engage with the artist.” Möller were touring Ireland last week, both Belfast and Dublin in a bid to promote their work. Andrew Danso caught them at their Belfast show, close […]

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BITS & PIECES with Sebastian Mullaert

The first album you bought? It was a cassette with Edvard Grieg, I think it was his string quartet in G minor. I started to play organ and violin at an early age and I was always very inspired by classical music. My parents didn’t listen so much to this kind of music, my dad […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 7

Back with the first Tape Transmission of 2016—and what a collection of music we have for you. Gracing our tape heads are selections of vaporwave techno, neck cracking hip hop instrumentals and technicolor BoC revivalism. Immune :: Breathless (Dream Catalogue) Hazy experimental vapor spliced with breaks, shoegaze, techno and ambience. Apparently made in various parks […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #13 mix

Dalliance #13 is a(n) (Ambient / Dub) Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (February 2016 transmission incoming). The thirteenth in this series of mixes assembles more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse and Outer Limits atmo’. Igloomag contributing editor Alan Lockett—in MistMaxer […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Renewed mix

2016! Reeling from The Shock of the New, Igloo’s Wooze-slinger Alan Lockett (aka Mist-maxer albient) is moved to review and renew (or take refuge, depending on the view…) Revisiting the sound+vision of Slings the Wooze and Slings the Wooze Anew, with a score or more clips of stunned ambience, hypnagogue drone and aether tone, in […]

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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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SHIMMERING MOODS :: Multi-View

Attempting catch-up on unretentive Dutch ambient-electronica label, Shimmering Moods, we content ourselves with fleeting flick-throughs—passing post-its popped on a shamelessly billowing summer-winter catalog. First up, Dimitar Dodovski, sometime co-tender of Moss Garden (here and here), who bestrides pure ambient and cerebral electronica, rhythmic electronic music and soundscape In Every Direction with a meld of mallet and pad, counter-melodic and poly-rhythmic, skitter and pulse, spectral […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 6

We continue our search across the world of cassette releases to provide you with a few gems from the many excellent releases out there. As always these are, mostly but not always, also available on digital for you to enjoy. This time we take in some classic kosmiche, dream techno, analog hardware acid house jams […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #12 mix

Dalliance #12 is a(n) (Ambient / Dub) Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (November 2015 incoming). Featuring: Abdulla Rashim, Andrea, Antonio Ruscito, Artefakt, Concept Of Thrill, Dinamite, Dorian Gray, Giorgio Gigli, Gotshell, Ken Karter, Lewis Fautzi, Lucy, Marcel Dettmann, Michal Jablonski, Michal Wolski, Monochrome, Owl, Pact Infernal, ROD, […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2015

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins Germany calling, with updates from Outer Limits go-to Stroboscopic Artefacts, which offers sonic savant Ken Karter a slot in their Monad series. Herr Karter has a thing for numbers, and has spent years down in his Kript moving math codes […]

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LISSAJOUS :: Audio/Visual software (Audiobulb)

Lissajous is a complex audio/video signal generator built in Max/MSP and inspired by the work of Jules Antoine Lissajous. As an electronic musician—actually, I am a fully organic meat-popsicle human but I make music electronically—I am on the lookout for new and interesting devices to add to my collection for both recording and performance. At […]

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL 2015 :: In-depth coverage & visual archive

At this event the music itself matters, and audiences would rather hear Autechre’s complex and aggressive IDM in a blacked-out club than cringe at Steve Aoki’s new Celine Dion remix or Skrillex and Diplo’s latest collaboration with Justin Bieber (yes, these are actual things that unfortunately happen in real life at other festivals). Here are […]

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AUTECHRE :: Live @ 3S ArtSpace (Portsmouth, NH Oct-2015)

An Autechre live show in 2015 is an almost indescribable event. Imagine, if you will, a hundred thousand metallic wasps swarming in the midst of a gathering tornado. Autechre brought their live show to the US this fall and as usual didn’t disappoint while the support acts were somewhat hit and miss. I caught them at the […]

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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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TAPE :: Transmissions 5

Time for more tips from the world of cassette releases. As always, there’s so much amazing music out there—with a few favorites from various musical genres featured below. These are all available on digital and other formats too so, if you’ve yet to dust off your old Sony Walkman, there’s no excuse but to delve […]

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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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Igloo on Krake :: Berghain Kantine, Urban Spree, 5th of August

Even though the festival was earthed in the eccentric and underground, there was a great sense of planning about it. The gadgets and peripherals, rooted in the sonic arts felt academic and controlled by nature, and the mutual feeling as you arrived at this outlandish festival was that of a tightly executed party. The attendees […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 4, Space and New Age

As NASA announce the discovery of earth-like planet Kepler-452b and New Horizons beams photos back of Pluto, we felt it was time to indulge in a spacey, new age theme for the latest Tape Transmissions. Think arps, dreamy pads, reverb, effects and cosmic synth noodles. A couple of tape labels get quite a bit of love […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #11 mix

Dalliance #11 is an Ambient Dub Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits. Featuring: Acronym, Alderaan, Antigone, ASC, BLNDR, Cio D’Or, Coldgeist, Concept of Thrill, Dasha Rush, Deepbass, DJ Datch, Dorian Gray, Edit Select. Exium, Giorgio Gigli & Ness, I.F.R., Joel Morgan, Josef Gaard, Ken Karter, […]

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The Exaltics :: Past, present, future (Video interview)

Welcome to something new we’re going to be doing at Igloo Magazine, Video Interviews. To inaugurate this new series we’ve been fortunate enough to tempt Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics) away from his machines to have a chat with us. Many of you will know Rob for his releases on labels like Bunker, Shipwrec and […]

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MOVEMENT 2015 :: Visual archive

Walking into Detroit’s Movement Festival can be electrifying. Six stages with acts that range from techno to hip hop, and house; fans of every shape size and origin; and artists mingling with those fans is what is there to be found in Hart Plaza—a park in Downtown Detroit that was seemingly built for exactly the […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Anew mix

Revisiting the sound and vision of Slings The Wooze, Igloo’s Alan Lockett, aka Mist-maxer albient, Slings the Wooze Anew with more than a score of exponents of blurred ambience, FX-drenched drone and electronic aethers new, renewed, and re-viewed, strung into wondrous wooze—all but opening keynote throwback-bite fresh from this year and last. Artists: 36, Alva Noto, Benoît […]

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Beyond the Club and Queues :: Clasicos Del Ruido (interview and mix)

Forget the club, forget the hype and the supposed scene. A podcast of quality made by a label boss seeking out quality. I was on a flight to Denmark recently. The inflight magazine featured a small article on a set of prints that a Spanish visual artist produced. The content: famous nightclubs of the world. […]

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Aerosol :: Leave (n5MD) + five questions with the man behind the sounds

After six years and many colorful adventures in the far-flung districts of psychedelic rock, Danish dream weaver Rasmus Rasmussen (a.k.a. Aerosol) returns to Oakland-based influential cult label n5MD to release his third album, Leave, an effervescent sonic concoction full of retro analog sorcery and ethereal guitar work. Scroll down for an exclusive album stream and […]

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A Method to the Madness :: Marmo Music, with Modus Live Set

At needle drop be sure to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to your turntables; there’s a decent chance you’re not going to know where you end up. I love an ole surprise. Christmas. Birthdays. In restaurants I like the waiter to pick for me, though I’m aware that it might be misconstrued as cheek. The […]

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PIANO INTERRUPTED :: Past / Present / Denovali (Igloo Mix)

Igloo Magazine is delighted to treat its readers with a very special mix from the innovative duo Piano Interrupted (Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann). Just a few weeks ago, Denovali has released Piano Interrupted‘s The Unified Field Reconstructed—a remix album containing seven colorful reconstructions of some of the tracks from the duo’s brilliant second album, […]

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MIKTEK :: Panoramic Frequencies Vol. 2 (Ultimae Special Mix Series)

Miktek has created a wonderful sonic stream that smoothly merges post-rock-infused electronica and crafty IDM fragments with spacey ambient downtempo. The second installment in Igloo Magazine’s Ultimae Special Mix Series comes courtesy of skillful sound designer, Mihalis Aikaterinis, aka Miktek, who released his first album for Ultimae back in 2013, and has recently treated us […]

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MUTEK Barcelona :: March 4-7, 2015

MUTEK.ES is about both the new and the “old,” about combining established musicians and new voices. For the sixth year in a row, MUTEK.ES—the sister festival to the flagship Montreal event—brought four days and long nights of electronic music and digital creativity to a number of Barcelona’s best venues, from the underground chambers of City […]

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