Post Tagged with: "Ambient Techno"

Techno’s Outer Limits :: April 2017

First transmission of 2017 from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LP, with notes in the margins. James Shaw, the artist known as Sigha, we’re told (blurb), ‘has always placed the listener at a centrifugal point that invites a clandestine hypnosis rather than an abject hysteria.’ Cheers for that, James. Be that as it may, a kind of […]

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V/A :: Greenosophy chapter II collected by Mizoo (Ultimae)

A beautiful, topnotch output from every facet. The music, the mix, the production, the artwork, everything is constructed with love, passion and expertise. Ultimae and Mizoo start 2017 with a rich, pulsating blast of ambient, downtempo electronica and techno-ish deep trance, provided by a superb, international battery of artists—label regulars and newcomers. A work of […]

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Marconi Union :: Tokyo+ (Just Music)

Via Just Music, the British ultra-creative ambient outfit brings one of its more electronic-oriented outputs back to life coupled with a rich dessert in the form of a mesmerizing, cutting edge live performance. Tokyo was originally released by BineMusic in 2009 and delivered a crafty minimalist ambient techno display. Tokyo+ is a double album containing […]

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Alan Lockett :: Dalliance #17 mix

Dalliance #17 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (Dec. 2016 transmission incoming) Seventeenth in a series of mixes assembling more than a score of dalliers in alliance to Techno pulse geared to Outer Limits atmosphere, Dalliance #17 finds albient colluding with: Adam Michalak, Amandra, Buck, Claudio PRC, Clip, Concept […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: December 2016

Last emission of 2016 in a series from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Porter Ricks’ quasi-mythical status may have grown in the 17 years since their last Symbiotics (Mille Plateaux, 1999), but latest EP, Shadow Boat, shows the myth is merited. FACT mag tags the title track ‘the year’s most labyrinthine, […]

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Snowbeasts :: Rmx (M-Tronic)

Beautifully creepy, hypnotic, with brooding and tense atmospheres seconded by an avalanche of electronic grooves obtained by the machines. A few months after the publication of their innovative and futurist electronic downtempo (+ –), Snowbeasts duet (Robert Galbraith and Elizabeth Virosa) is back on the France’s M-Tronic imprint for an album exclusively made of remixes […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: October 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Stroboscopic Artefacts‘ updates its Monad series with Monad XXIII, as Charlotte Isabelle ‘deliver a uniquely organic electronic music that seems as if it has been finely aged for years in oak barrels rather than residing on a computer’s hard drive.’ The French duo pursue […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: Life Among the Rust (Component)

Life Among the Rust dips into and out of audible oxidation, revealing along the way its story of curious, exploratory and emotive electronics. Chang Terhune, fellow contributor and prolific electronic music savant, continues in his quest to elicit strange and effective new sounds from his sonic artillery. On the last go-around we saw Cathode Ray Tube exploring robust sound […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2016

Latest emission from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs, 12″s & LPs with notes in the margins.  First Italy, where Dino Sabatini has launched the Outis Opera sub-series with a first album since Shaman’s Paths (‘view here), from which Omonimo notably departs; as much on a downtempo and trip-hop tip as on an Italian deep techno template of the type co-designed inter alii with […]

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SsS… soon from SHXCXCHCXSH

Techno mischief-makers SHXCXCHCXSH return soon with a new LP on Avian. A follow-up to 2014’s Linear S Decoded, SsS… has the pron.-challenging Swedes revisit signature stop-mo percussion and hypertensile synthesis hitched to caustic sound design on 15 warping maximalist pieces. SsS… sees these Swedes ‘digging into untamed textural territory full of delay feedback and troubled synth lines, keeping the Avian veneer of […]

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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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Lucy’s Self-Mythology Is Imminent

Self Mythology sees Lucy marshaling polyrhythmic patter, diaphanous drones and textured ambience to push the boundaries, with fusion and occlusion of Anatolian, African and Middle-Eastern chant and instrumentation. News from Stroboscopic Artefacts of their illustrious leader Lucy‘s forthcoming third album. Aptly titled Self-Mythology, it’s trailed as ‘a meditation upon the reciprocity between personal hopes and fears and collective dreams and nightmares,’ apparently referencing old legends […]

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Kid606 :: Recollected Ambient Works Vol.2: Escape to Los Angeles (Tigerbeat6)

The first sound on this collection is a fleet of decayed rave sirens, exiting a club and evaporating into nothingness. Well, not quite nothingness; a sweet twirl of pads, steely melodic notes and soft stereo clicks. The new Kid606 album seems to be investigating the space between the clouds and the neon-hued tragic glamour of […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: “Who hasn’t ever felt scared of the journey of their own thoughts? That rustling of the leaves around you…” This […]

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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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Kangding Ray :: Cory Arcane (Raster-Noton)

Insistent and incessant loops built from clustered assemblages of staccato chunks of sound achieve a kind of weightless velocity, churning heat out from the furious friction of its own kinesis, droning like humming industrial machinery we eventually learn to tune out. After nine years and five full-length albums to his credit, I’m still waiting for […]

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Sons of Melancholia :: Silencer (diametric.)

With plangent pads and heart-tug strings folded into deep bass pulses and off-kilter rhythms roamed through by a refined melodic sensibility, Silencer offers a view from and into SoM‘s beguilingly doleful world. Imbued with a certain sense of Wabi-sabi. In a review of Sons of Melancholia‘s previous album it was observed in passing that a ’90s IDM revival is arguably […]

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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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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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Cathode Ray Tube :​: Urban Patterning (Component)

A dynamic, colorful and cinematic sounding electronic ambient album that will ravish fans of 70s/80s B-grade film scores from sci-fi to thrillers and twister experimental films. Cathode Ray Tube is a multifaceted synthscaping electronic music project formed by Igloo’s own Charles R. Terhune. Before to go into this new EP I made a quick exploration […]

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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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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2015

Latest postcard from Techno’s Twilight Zone—recent 12″s/EPs/LPs + notes in the margins. Scroll down for Soundcloud set of selections. France first, where Dement3d, prime suspect in some of Techno’s shadier dealings, host a return for Polar Inertia, whose debut, The Last Vehicle, was as much a keynote as first foray, Discordance (2011), from abstracted fields’n’beats peddlers, dscrd. The […]

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SHXCXCHCXSH :: Linear S Decoded (Avian)

Linear S Decoded adds more melodic and narrative cues, favoring bruitism over brutalism, while still being one of the more uncompromising Techno works 2014 has thrown up. The latest LP from shady Swedes SHXCXCHCXSH is strangely accessible—strangely, that is, despite a name (phonetic transcription of a drum pattern?) designed to deter, a public image pre-empting attempts […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2014

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. First up, Belgium’s Token, last seen in our August update in the form of Tech-vet Inigo Kennedy, brings back another old school-boy, Surgeon, for 2 tracks of twisted broke-beat techno, Fixed Action Pattern: ‘A Side …a searing, peak time wall shaker…B Side dub […]

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Donato Dozzy & Nuel :: The Aquaplano Sessions (Spectrum Spools)

Over the course of its eight Aqua-referencing tracks, Dozzy and Nuel resuscitate the spirits of Ambient Techno with a craft rarely seen in an age of fad gadgetry and bandwagon-jumping. Material retrieved from the near-past from Italian techno specialist, Donato ‘Dozzy’ Scaramuzzi–recently dubbed one of ‘three lynchpins of contemporary Italian techno,’ (cf. Dino Sabatini and […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #6 mix

Dalliance #6 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett under his mix-Meister albient alias. Assembled on 12-13-13, with an eye to 2013′s 13 years of igloomag, tracks from 2013 back to ’12, atmospheres and transmissions, cosmic to chthonic, come from Abdulla Rashim, Acronym, Arcing Seas, Audio Injection, Chevel, Chris Liebing, Dadub, […]

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