Post Tagged with: "B12"

B12 :: Electro Soma II Re-Issue (Warp)

For those of you who missed Electro Soma, I’m envious. You now have the opportunity to delve into an album of inspirational electronic music, an album that few others have been able to equal; until now. Electro Soma II is not the same as its predecessor but it is made out of the same synthesizer […]

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Bauri :: Vinkelvolten EP (Firescope)

A sound that many have forgotten but one that deserves to be heard, a style that had little pretense and would inspire modern acts like Kettel or EOD. Firescope gazing back to find Bauri at his vintage best. Nostalgia can be dangerous. The swoon for the past, candied memories of a bygone time. Nostalgia is […]

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V/A :: Unboxed Brain (De:Tuned)

Brainbox, and now Unboxed Brain, shows the range that exists within this almost limitless genre. Embrace the factory floor. Pull close to your bosom the clatter and clang of the warehouse.   I was out the other weekend here in Madrid, went to a club night where Daniele Cosmo, of Lux Rec, and me mate […]

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Very Clever Music – V/A :: Brainbox (De:Tuned)

Rose tinted glasses aside, Brainbox is a seriously impressive undertaking. Six records from some twenty five pioneers, masters and newcomers. This new collection displays another side of Belgian label as a range of styles come into focus, from squirreled out acid and ambient immersion to electronica and glitch. There´s a fair bit of childish innocence that […]

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FireScope :: Born from the heart of B12, an interview with Steven Rutter

Talking to Steven Rutter, we discussed the decision to set up the new platform. This “singular vision” is without his age old partner in crime, Mike Golding, and “out of respect for him” the “choice was to start something fresh and free.” Peru. Not a place known as a hotbed of electronic music, but it’s […]

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B12 :: Transient Life (De:Tuned)

Instead this quartet is introspective and pondering, thoughtful and reflective; a slight glance back to the “Soundtrack of Space” before a firm gaze into an all too human future. Few people were as excited as myself when B12 announced their return to music some six years ago. They had always been one of my favorite […]

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B12 :: Orbiting Souls (Delsin)

Orbiting Souls vividly recalls that mid-nineties period when B12 were in their element whilst also sounding classically timeless, perhaps even more so than some of their earlier work. There’s no denying the pivotal role Mike Golding and Steve Rutter’s B12 label and moniker played in the development of the UK’s early electronica, techno and IDM […]

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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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LA Synthesis :: Agraphobia Relapse (De:Tuned)

There was a remix 12” released in ’95 but the De:Tuned gang have decided to go one better. Agraphobia Relapse collects a spread of artists active when the track was first released for something very special. At any gig, with a few drinks in me and a sounding wall, I’ll happily espouse the virtues of […]

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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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V/A :: 5 Years of De:Tuned (De:Tuned)

Across this five disc archive are some of the men who founded electronic music, names that breathed life into the genre and inspired a generation. Whether a newcomer to Techno or an aging ear, this is a once in a quarter century collection; the likes of which won’t be seen again for a long time. […]

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Touched Two :: Mega Cancer Benefit Compilation out November 28 (Touched Music)

What is particular about Touched Two is that so many artists came together to compose new material for the compilation. Certainly, while many other similar efforts often do the same, this compilation also showcases new and upcoming producers. It’s pretty usual for pop artists to band together in order to contribute to a cause; enter […]

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DE:TUNED :: “Sounds like something from the 90s, no?”

Resurrecting the sounds of the 90s. I’ve a soft spot for Techno. It’s the genre that introduced me to electronic music and has quite a bit of nostalgia attached to it for me. It’s also the kind of genre I’ll happily, and drunkenly, start ranting about at parties. UK imprints like A13, B12, New Electronica […]

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Sons of Melancholia :: Beauty is Imperfection (diametric.)

“For fans of early Autechre and 90’s IDM music such as Beaumont Hannant, Stasis, Likemind and B12…” The press release of diametric.’s latest album makes some mouthwatering references to any Techno ears. David Nizet, aka Ozka, is debuting his Sons of Melancholia moniker on Arne Weinberg’s imprint with Beauty is Imperfection. Lonesome disparate beats introduce […]

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V/A :: Music Sans Frontiers (Balkan Vinyl)

Come on—dig deep and give up a little bit of cash in the name of a good cause—in return you’ll get an earful of very fine music. The guys at Balkan Vinyl have compiled 18 tracks of electronic, acidic business from the likes of Milanese, Hrdvision, Global Goon, Radioactive Man, Posthuman, B12, Plaid, Jokers of […]

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Lost Traxx :: Hidden Agenda (Tabernacle)

Tabenacle continues to hit the right underworld notes, darkened dancefloors and heavy fog for some blackened electronics from the sleep deprived. Fresh from their recent trip to the pressing plant with Mark Du Mosch’s Freewind, and revived after a cracking mix for ourselves at Igloo, Tabernacle Records is back to what it does best; releasing excellent […]

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