Post Tagged with: "Arne Weinberg"

Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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2VIEW :: Parallelism / Valanx (Shimmering Moods)

The first new releases of 2016 from Shimmering Moods—by Parallelism and Valanx—continue to champion the cause of artists blurring the boundaries of ambient, drone, electro-acoustic and sound design. Sage Taylor may be familiar to ambienteers from various beatless and beat-driven projects (Textural Being, aspect., Moxil & Taxil), most recently Parallelism, whose Untitled was a keynote release from SM‘s early 2015 […]

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2VIEW :: Mind over MIDI / Submersion (diametric.)

The permeation into experimental electronica of noise as ‘instrument’—be it clicks’n’cuts or static wash—may be traced back two decades—to Pole‘s early re-cons of Basic Channel studio detritus and sundry Mille Plateaux. Evidence the tradition is still going strong comes in two releases from diametric., whose curator, Arne Weinberg, might have purpose picked Mind Over MIDI and Submersion as exhibits of the scope for artists […]

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Kat Channel :: Beauty of Sadness (aDepth Audio)

This latest offering from aDepth is definitely a break with the past. I’d come to associate the dutch imprint with clever techno and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Techno is a difficult animal. To torture a metaphor, techno needs to roam. I’m not saying it should necessarily be some wild and savage creature but when […]

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Val_Ex :: Riot (Solar One)

This new outfit sees Arne Weinberg, with his penchant for modular music, team up with The Exaltics for a very special album. Beats help to relieve the pressure but cannot alleviate the overarching sense of fear sculpted by this pairing. The freshly formed Val_Ex must be one of the most tantalizing collaborations of 2014. This […]

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Valanx :: Ejecta Remixes (diametric.)

Ejecta saw Arne Weinberg bury deeper, digging below into insular isolation to seek shelter amongst the internal shadows. Now Valanx has called upon four similarly minded souls for re-interpretations of the Ejecta inscriptions. Jena’s Robert Witschakowski, aka The Exaltics, is the first foot soldier drafted into Valanx’s shock brigade. The Solar One founder takes the […]

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Valanx :: Ejecta (diametric.)

This is cerebral, cinematic and, at points, outright scary music. Disturbing and unsettling soundscapes from the catacombs of Valanx. Arne Weinberg’s Valanx is an insular audio beast. This modular synthesizer creature has stalked imprints like Elephant Records and SonouS. As the Scottish night steadily consumes the fading day, Weinberg is mirroring the winter mood with […]

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Ian Martin / Valanx :: Double review (Elephant)

Elephant have secured two of the modern atmospherics masters. Martin looks gazes skyward before fixing his eyes on the land below. Valanx focuses of the terrestrial, forging forms with the memories of mankind. Both artists seep from the shadows, utilizing industrial tones and penetrating drone to distort perceptions and invoke the other. Elephant Recordings seems […]

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Aksutique :: Notch Fields (diametric.)

Rather than pander to the “dub” crowd, this EP takes what has become quite a saturated genre and elevates it with ambient subtlety and a gentleness of spirit. Matthias Falkenstein (aka Matthias Springer) is one of the most prolific artists that I’ve never come across. For more than a decade, and under a spread of […]

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John Shima :: Apoapsis EP (diametric.)

From the outset, Apoapis maps an introspective and involving musical vision. Shima draws on the history of British electronics, adopting techno and electronica into his cerebral sound. diametric. opens 2013 with a new vinyl release. Following a productive 2012, Arne Weinberg’s label introduces a new name to the catalogue; John Shima. To date, Sheffield based Shima has focused […]

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Mind Over MIDI :: Monolog (diametric.)

The thirteen tracks of Monolog map a dark and introspective world, a pallid world of leaden atmospheres and weighted dawns. An excellent work of modern ambience—contemporaries living up the classics. After a recent focus on Techno and Electro Glasgow’s diametric. returns with some environmental meanderings. Helge Tømmervåg aka Mind Over MIDI is a veteran of […]

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Morphology :: Landform EP (diametric.)

The pair have served up some cold and sepulchral Electro in their time, but here Turunen and Diekmann have a much more Mediterranean disposition. The Scandinavian winds are present, but there is a warm breeze running throughout. Morphology are quietly becoming a central name in Electro. The Finnish twosome of Matti Turunen and Michael Diekmann […]

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FBK :: Antithesis (diametric.)

Engaging and entrancing, Kennedy sets sounds running and moulds them. Like a piece of clay on a potter’s wheel, FBK shapes and curves his sound; damping snares when needed and adding bass. Glasgow is a city for the electronic music fan, arguably it’s the Mecca. Artists from across globe play and DJ in Scotland’s largest […]

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Valanx :: Xenolith (Diametric.)

Xenolith is a dark vision from the mind of Valanx. The bucolic tones of nature, the progression of modernity and the thrill of the metropolis are put under the Valanx lens, a lens which sees the charcoal silhouette of all. Just before the end of the year Arne Weinberg announced a change. In a press […]

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Ophion :: Pallor Absentis (Diametric.)

The tracks are of that lush ambient tradition where the club is not even in the thought process, where there is only musician and sound blending in a sea of pulses and drone. Electricity, up. Gas, up. Cold winter forecast. One way to beat the frosty onset is to strap on some headphones and sink […]

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Tangula :: Eye of the Beholder EP (Diametric.)

Eye of the Beholder is a great record, and it is undoubtedly with a heavy heart that Arne releases it. But, it is a slap on the back the German producer deserves; after releasing top notch techno for a decade he is about to embark on a new journey. [Clone release page] Arne Weinberg recently made […]

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Erell Ranson & Arne Weinberg :: Double review (aDepth Audio)

aDepth are dismissing any of the stereotypes surrounding dutch techno, and techno in general. Both these releases are filled with depth and feeling, something often lost in the mechanization of modern techno. In 2008 I moved back to Ireland from Canada. I got a job with a pretty crappy magazine. It was a stuffy office […]

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Arne Weinberg :: Chrome EP (Diametric)

On hearing Chrome I thought of how much I enjoy listening to this kind of music during these long cold winter nights. And I do. But that’s not exactly true. I like listening to this kind of techno rain, hail or shine. The search for techno returns with Glasgow based diametric fielding its latest outing. […]

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Arne Weinberg :: Integrity Constraint Part 1 (Adepth Audio)

“…This latest EP, Integrity Constraint Part 1, has gone back in time in one respect, with techno godfather Kirk Degiorgio offering up a lengthy remix for the B-side…” (October 2010) Adepth Audio are now in line for their third release. On the back of Rob Belleville and Microworld comes Glasgow based Arne Weinberg. The German […]

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