Post Tagged with: "Bass"

Hatch :: Writer’s Bench (Section 27)

Broken beat electro, raggatronic rhythms, and toughened melodic breaks all make room for a hard-edged release from Eugene Rowlett (aka Hatch.) Section 27 continues to expand its reach, the Scottish imprint veers through classic-era Skam, Warp, Schematic, Chocolate Industries et al, and reasserts itself in the field of next-level exp-electronics. Broken beat electro, raggatronic rhythms, and toughened melodic […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: The New Taxonomy (The Crime League)

The New Taxonomy is effervescent in its construct—weaving elongated dub realms with ease. Low-end waves continually crash against sharpened 4/4 mechanics which blends in a kaleidoscopic, surreal dream state. Cathode Ray Tube (aka Chang Terhune) embarks on perhaps his most thorough and expansive album to date. Where past releases were engorged by visceral electronic mayhem, The […]

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Aeriae :: Peril Triage EP (Clan Analogue)

Distilled harmonies carefully maneuver through an electrical maze, oftentimes scrambled all about in an organized chaotic brew. A refreshing EP of leftfield electronics from the Southern Hemisphere. Clan Analogue is a long-running Sydney, Australia-based label originally formed in 1992. Fast forward a quarter century, and they’re still churning out release after release. This time we had the […]

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Eff Dst :: Blackout (Hymen)

Dense, fluid, and evolved, piano keys embark on soundtrack-driven environments as a propulsive bass assault shimmies its way throughout. Somewhere in the mist between foggy, dark industrial-tinged tones and lighter dub-ambient washes, Eff Dst (aka Belarus-based Sound Engineer, Dmitry Stepnov) delivers a contagious electronic album for Hymen titled Blackout. Dense, fluid, and evolved, piano keys embark […]

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Nuanae :: Clusters And Refractions (Kaer’Uiks)

Nuanae creates sparse dystopian worlds of dysfunctional audio beauty. A visceral post-IDM charcoal display that ravishes the ears with exquisite noise and organized chaos. Splicing cables between early Autechre and Richard Devine, Nuanae creates sparse dystopian worlds of dysfunctional audio beauty. Asect:Dsect was once tagged as “technically rigorous,” an apt description that also applies to the […]

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Roel Funcken :: Balaklavskiy prospex (Funckarma.com)

Balaklavskiy prospex generates just as much energy as the nearest supernova remnants, and is perhaps best suited as the backdrop to these spectacular events. Roel Funcken, probably the most prolific musician of abstract electronic music this side of the galaxy, continues his foray into mind-altering sonic extractions. Balaklavskiy prospex bends and twists its way through […]

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Onsy :: Freq 255 (Schematic Music Co.)

Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and Phonem come to mind when listening to Freq 255, Onsy’s debut for Schematic. As a result, Freq 255 manifests 7-tracks composed with utter style and finesse, its overarching nostalgic IDM charm is timeless. Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and […]

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Hydroplane :: Panda (Schematic Music Co.)

Delivering high-definition production and fluid melodic streams, Hydroplane has a compulsion for robotic electronics bursting at the seams. Hydroplane (aka Renzo Gorrio), seemingly out of nowhere, reveals an impacting full-length tucked within eight tracks in the six-plus minute range. Panda weaves and shimmies its way in a maze of leftfield bass bin echoes. Phoenecia-inspired fragmented electro, Bitstream’s […]

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TROP :: ENCLP001 (Encrypted Audio)

A turbulent electronic foray encompassing bass, beats and brutal rhythms. TROP is Fill Spectre (Fred Chicoine from Montreal) and Kronodigger (Alexey Gorokholinskiy from New York), a collaborative force set to stir darker dub-infested waters. Their debut on Encrypted Audio rips through a turbulent electronic foray encompassing bass, beats and brutal rhythms. Take “The Destroyers of All” […]

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Mtch :: Dplx Cut Optr (Kaer‘Uiks)

Perhaps a next generation Gantz Graf foray, here we receive nine erratic, electronic time-capsules strung through a tangled wire mess, broken beat boxes and atonal DSP-driven composition. A digestible wall of wide-angle digital noise. Mtch, we’ll have to admit, is a relatively new moniker to these ears—and they were featured in one of our favorite […]

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Lewis James :: Megacholy EP (Lowriders)

Megacholy delivers four swift and impacting bass-infused dosages creating a fluid ricocheting distortion set to stun. Dublin-Ireland’s Lewis James hits pretty hard on this EP for Netherlands-based Lowriders. Definitive, breaks, bass and bumpy rhythms fly by at 100-mph, rugged and furious from every angle. “Judo” is meant for the 3am sweaty dancefloor, its bustling drum’n bass, […]

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V/A :: CL-X: Crazy 10 Years A/V Compilation (Crazy Language)

Focused on a varietal mix from just about every exp-electronic sub-genre, CL-X: Crazy 10 Years is certainly a welcomed closure to the year, bringing much needed horsepower to propel us into 2017. Here’s another one before we close the books on 2016. Music certainly is a crazy language, and the Berlin-based netlabel celebrates its 10th […]

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Lokom :: Nyctalope Ponies (Abstrakt Reflections)

Lokom succeeds in crafting a maze of extraterrestrial glitch, adding some friends on remix duty—including Balkansky, c0ma, DaFake Panda, Andrew Course, Ralp, The Ghost of 3.13—and punishes the floor with anxiety-driven ferocity. Grenoble, France-based Lokom album titled Sweet Home And Gasoline (Kaometry, 2014) was noted as “An engrossing and screeching cacophony of percussive annihilation for ear, mind […]

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Stray Dogs :: And The Days Began To Walk (Kvitnu)

And The Days Began To Walk is a brooding manifest that digs deep into the soil and excavates a propulsive, darkened soundtrack trove. Stray Dogs‘ third full length, And The Days Began To Walk, is a 6-piece orchestration that bends and twists elongated tribal distortions with electronic music. Here, the album is released on Vienna […]

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Nmls :: On & On (N_Coded)

On & On collects broken beats, driving rhythms, glitchy strands and transforming ambient ice sheets from just above the stratosphere it seems. Back and forth, and around again, classic Lusine ICL elements are blended with Loess, Access To Arasaka and Monolake—personal favorites from the past. Piotr Michałowski’s own Warsaw, Poland-based N_Coded is also home to […]

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V/A :: Sectioned v6​.​0 (Section 27)

Yet another behemoth compilation that spotlights Planet Earth’s finest sonic engineers. Carving, along the way, a splendid cross-section encompassing exp-electronic music and its kaleidoscopic splinter fields. Where do we start with this one? Yet another behemoth compilation that spotlights Planet Earth’s finest sonic engineers. Carving, along the way, a splendid cross-section encompassing exp-electronic music and its kaleidoscopic splinter fields. […]

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V​/​A :: Frequencies Of The Mind III (Mindtrick)

Oozing with subdued electrical patches and driving rhythms, there’s plenty to digest as FM3 jets to the top of our 2016 list—an intoxicating, surreal musical plateau reaching the far recesses of the mind. Rotterdam, Holland-based Mindtrick, known for the their expansive bass, beats and far-off sonic retreats, hits hard with their third installment in the […]

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Weldroid & Friends :: Silicate Recursions (Section 27)

Weldroid and friends surely pack an electronic punch here—with an abundance of remixes, it all blends into a cohesive, tangible and magnetic whole. Section 27 really deserves more attention. With all of the political riff-raff spread across Planet Earth lately, Section 27 continues to plant its own exp-electronic music seeds, the fruit of which has […]

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Syl Kougai :: ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended (Hymen)

ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended exhibits the freneticism one equates with IDM /electronica. Syl Kougai’s ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended is a puzzler. Is it a re-release of his album ΙΧΘΥΣ (Schematic, 2015) Is it a companion to ΙΧΘΥΣ? Is it an EP? Is it a remix album? Is it a dessert topping? A floor wax? What is it? Most of the songs […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: Visual Archive & Tour EP review (Numbers, Houston 10/1/2016)

Meat Beat Manifesto visual archive of photo and video footage from their live show at Numbers Houston October 1st, 2016, a brief recap of the tour only EP, and a glimpse at what’s to follow in 2017. Video-collage tapestry at its finest (October 1st, 2016) Jack Dangers and Ben Stokes of Meat Beat Manifesto were in prime […]

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Flatland Sound Studio :: Ocean Radio Planet (King Deluxe)

Flatland Sound Studio continue in their extraterrestrial pursuit of 8-bit electronics, bass, beats and breaks. Vancouver-based Max Greening’s Flatland Sound Studio (FSS) project pleasantly returns following up from Maximum Vacation Plus (Bedroom Research, 2015)—described as “…the soundtrack to a cold medicine overdose or the after effect of watching too many foreign language cartoons while recovering from […]

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Cascade Data :: Cmd_altz EP (Buried In Time)

Cmd_altz elicits a breakdown and rearrangement of itself, a sense of balanced and punchy bass, beats and distortion as machines elegantly crash into each other. Cmd_altz elicits a breakdown and rearrangement of itself, a sense of balanced and punchy bass, beats and distortion as machines elegantly crash into each other. Chang Turhune once noted that “Too […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: 2016 live dates, EP and new album

Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat Beat Manifesto (MBM) is gearing up for a handful of U.S. shows, heralding the release of new material. (Press Release) San Francisco, CA – Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat […]

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Kronodigger :: ENC015 EP (Encrypted Audio)

A two track manifesto, Kronodigger yields even further refinement in the art of broken industrial bass. These are hard-edged kinetic electronics that merit further investigation. Based in New York, Alexey Gorokholinskiy’s crafts sonic sculptures with utter clarity and visceral distortion. His Subliminal Design extended player from March 2015 marked a roughened breaks, bass and dub signature sound […]

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Kibble :: New Smell EP (Bonding Tapes)

A welcomed addition to any downbeat electronic music library. Bonding Tapes continues to expand (and contract) with their release smorgasbord and the rebirth of cassette tapes. Not to worry though, Bandcamp digital formats are also available and Kibble (aka Sacramento, CA-based Andrew Pycroft, former head of Suicide In Installments imprint and Awkward moniker) offers New Smell, […]

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Adam Jay :: Corpora (Detroit Underground)

Robust modular electro that pushes old-school dynamics into new territory. Robust modular electro that pushes old-school dynamics into new territory—Adam Jay employs rugged low-end as he punishes nearby bassbins on Corpora. A dozen danceable rhythms and Detroit techno washes rumble about, yet Corpora gravitates towards experimental, acid and fine-cut electro at its center. At times […]

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Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens :: The [Gold Mixtape] (Self-Released)

The [Gold Mixtape] breezes by with its punchy exp-electronic reflections and genre-crossing that somehow just works. A focused collaborative vocal effort coming from multi-talented, Denver-based Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens. Always one to construct and deconstruct a myriad of soundwaves, JWS doesn’t settle for just one genre. The vocal tint on The [Gold Mixtape]—inspired by DJ Charlie Buckett’s […]

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V/A :: Touched Bass (Touched Music / Bass Agenda)

Touched Bass brings together a vast array of artists for a great cause from techno, ambient and industrial. Given the heaviness of a lot of these tracks one could assume the organizers hope to simply beat cancer into remission. Touched Bass brings together a vast array of artists for a great cause from techno, ambient and industrial. Given the […]

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Marshall Applewhite :: We All Die EP (Detroit Underground)

We All Die states the inevitable, but it also aims for audible perfection where slow-motion electrical sounds resonate, rattle and rummage. A bemusing yet impacting downtempo EP, this is multi-directional music for the senses—on and off the dance floor. Marshall Applewhite has had a handful of music released on How To Kill, Clan Destine, Senseless Neon and his own YoSucka! […]

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