Post Tagged with: "Beats"

C_C :: Impendulo (Da Heard It!)

Nine tracks that ravage, ricochet, and syncopate their way through, Impendulo delivers high-level, machine-driven tectonic sound, and subtle melodic twists. Impendulo follows up from 2012’s Retro Action (Bedroom Research) which was described as “a collision between industrial, noise, dub and electro migrating around definitive analog rhythms.” This new title has a resemblance to Jack Dangers’ (of Meat […]

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Dean De Benedictis :: Salvaging The Present (Spotted Peccary Music)

It’s almost like Salvaging the Present is a journal of De Benedictis’s travels, a collection of discarded sounds and ideas brought together to paint outlines of emotional states, leaving silences that encourage conscious listener participation, eventually filling with vocal samples, strings, or the idiosyncratic beeps and whirs of IDM. Eleven years after releasing Salvaging the Past on […]

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Syndrôm :: Sans Artifices EP (Pavillon36)

This (name your price) collection is choke full of tremulous percussion and heavily sporadic rhythms. Syndrôm’s music was previously described as “deftly explore(ing) outer worlds before heading towards this circular cosmic spot.” Having rebooted his own France-based imprint Pavillon36, Sans Artifices is a welcomed return and continues in a brooding post-ambient beat-trodden escape. Seven tracks […]

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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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Badun :: Graffiti Cabbage (Schematic Music Company)

Blips and subtle bleeps tucked away behind fragmented electro and smoldering bass, Phoenecian landscapes of fog and rumbling drones are crumpled then unfolded throughout the proceedings. A true slice of tempered graffiti audio art, dribbling beats oscillate through organized polyrhythms for Badun‘s latest on Schematic Music Company. Not unlike their previous outing (s.o.t.s, Schematic / […]

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Polyklinik :: Mental Market EP (Bedroom Research)

This blend of abstract hip-hop should not work—its beats so thoroughly exhausted by the Brainfeeder crew and deconstructed by its heirs—but Polyklinik’s variations are rich enough to deserve repeated plays. Polyklinik’s Mental Market is a clear example of an out of place and out of time beat scene aesthetic that rehashes certain elements of the […]

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L own :: Hardened Soul (Mindtrick)

Venturing through eroded and minimized percussive extracts, Hardened Soul‘s maximized eerie textures and broken beat liner prevails. Wind, air and water streams through these eradicated beats, spacious rhythm bursts and foggy atmospherics. Ambient sheets, dubbed low-end flickering, shifted voices among light clings and clangs have this reclusive Mindtrick recording artist detailing minuscule sound bytes into tangible […]

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Daedelus :: The Light Brigade (Brainfeeder)

Daedelus works in the fringes of genres, taking what works at the limits and pushing the boundaries just a bit more. What is the beat scene to do without its most “out there” hero, the impeccably dressed Daedelus? With a huge discography under his belt, the man has become a symbol for what true experimentation […]

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Dizraeli And The Small Gods :: Moving In The Dark (ECC)

It’s not pretentious, intimidating or self-congratulatory, as can sometimes be the case, nor is it retro cool groovy funky non progressive lame funk hop, which is a trap fallen into all too often. No, this is great real life groove with a heavy folk bent, executed extremely well. Moving In The Dark has attached itself […]

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V/A :: Cambio (Percussion Lab)

This is a compilation that has its finger on the pulse of a local scene with a global influence and repercussions that are far reaching. [Release page] Percussion Lab has been supporting electronic music in New York City, and the purveyors thereof for over ten years. Initially a college radio show conceived by Praveen Sharma, maybe […]

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