Post Tagged with: "Braindance"

Valesmere :: 2xc_Castle (Daddy Tank)

2xc_Castle is soul-driven, acid-etched, machine music, one that encapsulates layers upon layers of subdued harmonics, and leaves only dust particles in its path. Valesmere is new to these ears, Daddy Tank, not so much. The UK imprint continues to breath new life into lesser-known acts, putting out releases when the time is just right. 2xc_Castle […]

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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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“This is Analogical Force. The club. The label. The music.” :: Beneath Madrid

What Analogical Force are doing is releasing a wide range of electronics with definite nods to the past whilst searching for new talent. What they are doing is bringing international music and talent to the Spanish capital, the next being B12 performing Electro Soma live. 90s Britain and electronic music are synonymous. Skam. B12. Warp. […]

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Metamatics :: Bodypop (Neo Ouija)

From braindance to bodypop, this album carves its own colorful and bumpy melodic pathway. Lee Norris continues to focus efforts on his music, the Metamatics nameplate is one that spans almost 20-years, believe it or not. With the return (again?) of Neo Ouija, the label that brought us names like Bauri, Penfold Plum, Geiom, Solenoid, […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 9

We must admit we’ve taken our time since the last update on all things tape. We even missed Cassette Store Day—but every day is Cassette Store Day, right? So, time to delve into some new tape releases that have been tickling our eardrums with delight. We stretch across genres with six releases taking in crackers […]

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Dead Fader :: It Works 1 EP (Parachute)

Dead Fader draws from a variety of influences on this album, including but not limited to Boards of Canada, J.S. Bach, Pan_sonic, Clark to Kanye. Really nothing gets left off the table. Dead Fader’s It Works 1 is a mixed affair in that it offers four songs up in either light or dark mode, slow […]

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IXRQ :: EP1 (Self-Released)

While EP1 offers about 10-minutes of nostalgic synthesized lightening bolts, there are some great ideas buried within it that merit further exploration. IXRQ is Simon Matthews—mainly known as Ventolyn & Becotyde—and this 4-track EP sparks and spans through a myriad of classic braindance infused beauty. It’s not an Aphex Twin knockoff, but a kudos to […]

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V/A :: Various III (030303)

So what are you getting with this third compilation? You’re getting what 030303 have been doing since the doors opened, expanding the acid and braindance project. 030303 is a label that has laid out quite a specific mandate in its six year existence. I tried to pin down the Utrecht imprint when I first came […]

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“Something wicked this way comes…” :: Occult Research

More and more labels are turning to tapes. I remember my initial reaction: “Why?” Price being the obvious reason. But, the return to cassettes has allowed a variety of would-be artists and music promoters to get some hands on experience without the sinking investment of vinyl. There’s also the tactile quality of a tape, the […]

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WISP :: Music over status

Wisp belongs to that rare group who genuinely prioritize music over status, identifiable, ironically, by their failure to boast about any such preference. And whilst this can make promotion a nightmare, or simply non-existent, it does bode well for the electronic community at large, supposing that one enjoys the seemingly eternal treasure-hunt for electronic gold. Wisp […]

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CN :: Voyages (Central Processing Unit)

Gjevik, EOD, CN, whatever nom de plume is being employed, is a real talent. His tracks not only have a retrospective innocence, they have a developed melodic quality and a vibrancy that can often be lacking in modern Electronics. The bad weather plaguing Britain has not dampened the releasing appetite of Central Processing Unit. Sheffield […]

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Automatic Tasty :: The Joys of Departure EP (Photic Fields)

The Joys of Departure delves into the past and re-emerges with late 90s and early 2000s sounds. Rich and complex pieces of analogue music that toe the lines between armchair and dancefloor. I’ve referenced Jonny Dillon aka Automatic Tasty a number of times in articles, but only reviewed his work on one occasion. I had […]

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V/A :: We Want You To Understand The Future Vol. 2 (ProForm Series)

From the needle drop the listener is battered by a barrage of machine beat acid snarls. The revival of house has had two quite distinct floors. On one there has been the further development of deep house, stripped and soulful. Below that, in the sub-basement, there has been the propagation of acid house; a dirty […]

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FAH :: Not Enough Fahzers (Central Processing Unit)

Not Enough Fahzers builds on Galaxy Gust. Bekker’s latest on Central Processing Unit sees a different side to this talented artist, an electro slant amongst the bleeps and plonks of the Braindance motif. [Release page] FAH, aka Robin De Bekker, starts the new year with a new release. Bekker has gained a following on the back […]

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DJ Stingray & M.N.L.T.H. :: Double review (WEME)

For more than a decade Belgium’s WEME Records have been beavering away, bringing forth a spread of music from a rich catalogue of talent. The imprint has explored the patented “Rephlex” sound with artists like Ceephax, Global Goon and Cylob but has also been pioneering experimentation. For more than a decade Belgium’s WEME Records have been beavering […]

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Automatic Tasty & EOD :: Double review (Wil-Ru)

Automatic Tasty creates accomplished analogue pieces with an arsenal of hardware. Warm and textured chords and clever beats are coupled with throwbacks to a burgeoning computer age. EOD recalls drill and bass with his frenetic, video game, inspired productions. BPMs come and go, with the Norwegian man toying with structures to produce his spirited sound. […]

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FAH :: Galaxy Gust (030303)

FAH has taken Braindance and rewired it to his musical machinery—communicating his eclectic ideas through a cacophony of computer sounds, contrasting rhythms and clever analogue chords. [Release page] Braindance was the tag adopted by Rephlex to describe its musical output. This silly genre title was an obvious take on IDM, but Rephlex did bolster a […]

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