Category: "Newswire"

Above, Convenience Store! Out of Norway, via Los Angeles

A multi-dimensional four-move set with a well sequenced dynamic. For film fans and watchers of the margins of pop culture, Above, Convenience Store! will evoke a cult-classic scene from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me—a Lynchian scene of typically cryptic clues and riddles set in the eponymous location, and not a Norwegian electronic/ambient drone project. However, […]

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Anchorsong returns with Ceremonial on Tru Thoughts

A tasty and refreshing sonic affair, driven by an exotic African spell and the tricky yet catchy gymnastics of a confident, creative artist. Tokyo-born, London-based Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a. Anchorsong) returns with his second album, Ceremonial, on Tru Thoughts. As the press release states, the album reflects Yoshida’s newfound love for vintage African music, intertwined with […]

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Fluxion’s Vibrant Forms Re-formed

Sustained calls over the years for reissue of these highpoints of dub-techno fusion led to Type stepping up with a first Vibrant Forms remaster in 2013. Subwax Bcn do the New Year’s honours with VFII. News of timely re-presentation of a cult classic of dub-infused electronic music, Vibrant Forms II. The banner under which Chain Reaction collated a […]

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Keith Berry :: Elixir (Invisible Birds)

Busy being birthed: A new recording by philosophical ambient minimalist Keith Berry (The Golden Boat, A Strange Feather, Towards the Blue Peninsula), titled Elixir, is scheduled to arrive on the Invisible Birds imprint by March. Still in the manufacturing stage, the edition is currently on pre-order and the gatefold CD package design, featuring the crimson, […]

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Willamette’s Diminished Composition

Diminished Composition brings sad-happy scenes painted in warm tones, strokes of drone deftly drawn. A new recording from Willamette, Diminished Composition, has just been released by Scissor Tail. The WA-based ambient post-classical project—nicely referred to as ‘chamber drone caught in perpetually Lynchian state of romantic, dream-fog rapture’ (Spin)—is formed of Joseph Yonker and brothers Davin and Kevin Chong. Ambient […]

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Delsin / Beltran present French Through the Blinds

Through the Blinds sees French break cover to deliver a set of evocative ambient, experimental and downtempo electronica tracks with droning textures, soft-focus samples and treated piano motifs. Detroit producer Blair French‘s Through the Blinds comes out on Delsin on January 25th, in conjunction with Dado Records—an enterprise launched by John Beltran, who brought French on board as an artist and […]

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Dub Spencer & Trance Hill :: Physical Echoes (Echo Beach)

The dub phenomenon strikes again with a new record. Dub Spencer & Trance Hill released its eighth album a couple of days ago via the mighty Echo Beach—the band’s home label for the past nine years. With Physical Echoes we get the band—Marcel Stalder (bass), Julian Dillier (drums), Markus Meier (guitar & vocals), Philipp Greter […]

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Year’s End Mood Shimmers

Ultra-prolific Shimmering Moods present their final releases for 2015, so quick heads up before we get too far into 2016, in the spirit of news rather than reviews—Limited Liability Sounds, Fontaine, and Arkadelphia. Polish ambient/electronic musician Adam Mańkowski aka Limited Liability Sounds attributes inspiration for Surrounding Countryside to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, wherein the author renounces material economy for […]

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Delsin delivers B12’s Orbiting Souls

Behind the title, Orbiting Souls, is the artist (Rutter alone here) reflecting on a friend’s demise, projecting a sense of surroundedness by souls departed. B12. A name resonating with myths of the recent past. Along with the likes of The Black Dog, Baby Ford, and other lesser lights (e.g. LA Synthesis, lately spotted here), B12 is redolent of a strain of […]

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The Black Dog :: Very Extended Play EP (Dust Science)

Dropping imminently is the Very Extended Play EP (Dust Science) by The Black Dog, a collection of remixed tracks from their latest album Neither/Neither. In the words of The Black Dog: It’s always pretty easy for us to pick who’d we’d like to remix our work as we listen to so much new music and […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2015 :: September 23—27 (Seattle, WA)

Autechre, Clark, Dan Deacon, Eskmo, John Tejada, Richard Devine, Thievery Corporation and many more will demonstrate their sonic gymnastics at this year’s edition of the Decibel Festival. Decibel Festival, now celebrating its 12th year, continues to maintain its place as one of the country’s finest festivals of electronic music, despite stiff competition from Moogfest. Decibel […]

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Kangding Ray’s Raster-Noton Renewal

Cory Arcane is full of intriguing compositions characterized by Letellier’s intricate percussive programming, textural invention, and deep-buried melodies, fitting comfortably into the Raster-Noton aesthetic, while retaining his own idiosyncratic voice. News of an album impending from Kangding Ray for gratifyingly still fertile and thriving minimal electronica label, Raster-Noton. Cory Arcane will be the fifth by David Letellier for the crack Chemnitz […]

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Idleness, Endlessness, and 10 Years of Dragon’s Eye

Dragon’s Eye Recordings celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of Idleness, Endlessness by label head Yann Novak. It explores labor, leisure and engagement over two hour-long pieces wrought from source material captured at the Parkfield Artist Residency, a retreat uniquely conducive to contemplation and reflection with invited artists being under no obligation to create anything. Dragon’s Eye […]

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I Dream Of Wires in Berlin

Not some dodgy ’80s neu-Romantische synth-pop revival heralded by the headline, but a documentary about the modular synthesizer-its history, demise and resurgence. I Dream Of Wires gets its Berlin premier on July 28, along with a live performance by + talk with the legendary Morton Subotnick, composer of the seminal Silver Apples of the Moon […]

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High on KRAKE

KRAKE 2015 takes place from August 3rd-9th, ranging across Berlin with arts and culture events at Urban Spree and Berghain Kan­tine, heaviest live doses to be caught at Suicide Circus with. Since 2010 inception KRAKE has brought to Berlin some of the best known acts in the vanguard and at the margins of electronica–Mika Vainio, Mono­lake and Mur­cof, to […]

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V/A :: Touched Two, The Remixes (Touched Music)

Plenty to keep your ears occupied whilst you bask in the glow of having done a good deed! As if raising close to £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support wasn’t enough, Martin Boulton brings further dedication to an excellent cause with another huge compilation bursting with names new and old from across the electronic scene. As […]

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V/A :: Mountain Electrics (Balkan Vinyl)

Balkan Vinyl step up once again, pulling together a solid charity compilation in aid of Community Action Nepal (CANEPAL) following the devastating earthquakes in Spring 2015. Packed full of acidic throbbers, techno rumblings and tasty electronic excursions there are new tracks here from B12, Posthuman, Mark Archer, Nightwave, Luke Vibert, Mark Broom and TVO to […]

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Planet Boelex :: Moments (Soft Phase)

Fresh from winning a recent Just Music remix competition with his excellent take on Digitonal’s Autumn Round, the Finnish producer returns with a fine selection of stone cold classic Boelex instrumental sounds. Huge ever evolving melodies, melancholic yet uplifting and as epic as ever—if you’ve enjoyed previous Planet Boelex work you will no doubt love […]

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The Orb return with a new album on Kompakt :: Moonbuilding 2703 Ad

Luminaries Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (a.k.a. The Orb) strike again. On June 22 (23 U.S.) Kompakt will release The Orb’s new album, Moonbuilding 2703 Ad. In the meantime, the label offers a stimulating amuse-bouche to give us a glimpse into the highly anticipated full-length. Scroll down to listen to the sounds and read what […]

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Jega :: Extropy – Speedhack

Describing himself as a NeoFuturist Filmmaker, Dylan Nathan (a.k.a. Jega) is making a comeback of sorts with his Extropy project, a proof of concept for a sci-fi film for the 21st century. Jega’s output has been highly rated by the team at Igloo Magazine and we are hoping to see more of him. He has […]

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DAYALU / FOR NEPAL :: Hibernate

News of an admirable initiative from Hibernate Records, which is compiling an album to raise donations to help towards the earthquake disaster in Nepal. All donations will be given to the British Red Cross. Contributions have been enlisted so far from: Isan, Machinefabriek, Isnaj Dui, The Declining Winter, Memory Drawings, Antonymes, Clem Leek, Paper Relics, Spheruleus, […]

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MUTEK Montreal :: May 27-31, 2015

Since 2000, MUTEK has made Montreal, Canada, the site of a festival devoted to live presentation of the digital arts. Sound, music and audio-visual art are showcased by some of the most visionary artists in the field. With a diverse range of performers and participants, MUTEK makes a space every year for an international array […]

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36 :: Sine Dust EP (3six)

A soul arousing affair that drills deep into those wistful parts of the heart. A gentle, ethereal orphic surge arises from the depths of nothingness. Its insides croon seductively, its maneuvers reverberate into infinity. Time stands still, nostalgia creeps in, wrapping itself around the heart. The flood slowly fades away, a few last movements linger, […]

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The Peregrine Re-alights on Room40

A hefty slab of Power Ambient Drone redolent of the best from Tim Hecker, Ben Frost, and Fennesz. News of a forthcoming reissue on Room40 for The Peregrine, Lawrence English‘s homage to J.A. Baker’s eponymous tome. Originally released in 2011 on Experimedia with a limited pressing and long out of print, the album is being reissued […]

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Chloë March vs. Markus Mehr :: To Set The River On Fire EP (Hidden Shoal)

English dream-pop artist Chloë March has reconstructed a track from the latest album by German experimentalist Markus Mehr, and vice versa. The results are incendiary and seductive. You never know what to expect from Hidden Shoal, post-rock, electronica, ambient, folk, it could be anything; the people operating the Australia-based independent label don’t bind it to […]

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Ozy :: Distant Present (nothings66)

Ozy delivers a deep and warm dub techno-infused blend of downtempo electronica, filled with glacial textures, spacey dynamic circulations and hypnotic repetition. On March 25th, nothings66—a residence for artists such as Ametsub and Sketches for Albinos—will release a new album titled Distant Present, the clever creation of Reykjavik-based veteran electronic musician and DJ, Ozy (Örnólfur […]

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MUTEK Barcelona :: March 4-7, 2015

Mutek has increasingly aimed to consolidate its audience while expanding into new territories, promising a memorable array of both new and established musicians, workshops, and conversations. Like its fellow and flagship festival in Canada’s Montreal, MUTEK Barcelona—now in its sixth year—offers up a program heavy with audiovisual collaboration, electronic, and experimental music spread across a […]

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Stefan Jós :: Things You Left Behind (raum)

A perfectly weighted and clinical sound straddling both dance floor and home listening territory. Tokyo’s flau brings us brand new label goodness in the form of raum—an imprint specializing in limited edition 12″s and they’ve certainly pulled out the stops for the debut release. In typical style, flau cast their net worldwide —taking in talent […]

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Alex Ketzer :: Video Premiere of ‘Marianne Brandt’ (Noorden)

Igloo Magazine is proud to premiere a new track and video release from Alex Ketzer. Not content with working as a respected designer for the Noorden label, Alex Ketzer also proves a huge musical talent with incoming album Marianne Brandt on the same label. Leaning on Bauhaus schooled artist Brandt for inspiration, Ketzer takes the project one step further […]

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