Post Tagged with: "breakcore"

First Rebirth :: Abyss Is Calling (Abstrakt Reflections)

A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, curiously, and chaotic beauty start to end. A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, […]

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Rontronik :: D A T A S H I F T EP (Self-Released)

Rontronik delivers flowing and bass-drenched sonic turbulence that casts memorable shadows and lightwaves across its 35-minute duration. Ron Croudy (aka Rontronik, technique:concrete, and part-founder of the Töshöklabs imprint) continues to forge heavy, beat-infused rhythms from one end of the spectrum to the other. His production skills have elevated on this extended player as low-end rumbling […]

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Defunkt Unofficial Day For Night Afterparties :: Dec. 16-17 (Houston, TX)

While the Day For Night festival is set to heat up Houston for a long weekend, the real action for fans of more adventurous electronic music will happen at two warehouse parties hosted by local collective Defunkt. While the Day For Night festival is set to heat up Houston for a long weekend, the real action for […]

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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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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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6.9Hz :: Broken State (Daddy Tank)

Not entirely untraveled, Broken State gravitates towards the dark and gritty erratic beat, but also manages to evoke emotional sparks along the way. Moods shift on “The Crypt,” a tantalizing eerie foray into classical glich’n bass. “Seek & Destroy,” “They’re Like Ants” and “Infernal Raver” expands and contracts its ricocheting beats, as Photek-inspired rhythms reveal a […]

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Venetian Snares :: Your Face EP (Planet Mu)

Your Face is ineloquent, unstructured, crazy, obtuse, perverted. It’s a powerful spectacle of sound that’s debilitating and irritating all at once. Same old Venetian Snares then. Yep. Read the title of the first track on this EP (“Your Face When I Finally”) and ask “what does it mean?” Expectation? A listener in shock after their […]

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V/A :: Reign Of Error (Low Res)

It’s 2015 and we’re still trying to induce shock and awe by throwing as much stuff at people’s ears as we possibly can. Reign of Error does this and produces more noise and less signal than one might like. Compilations are a tricky thing. They can either be conceptual in nature or a simple collection […]

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Terminal 11 :: Tracing Structures (naboamusic, Cock Rock Disco)

Tracing Structures is Terminal 11’s most complete work, it simply depends if you’re bothered enough to scratch beyond his madcap surface and dive in. There weren’t many artists back in 2004 making flurries of machine gun splattering sounds on top of drum beats and rhythmic breaks. I first came across Terminal 11 on an Invasion […]

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Maduro :: Filter Sick (Component)

Filter Sick is a heavily processed album that leaves no sound unaffected nor unmolested. Filter Sick by Maduro is a complex, frenetic and glitchy sonic affair. It reminds me of fever dreams had as a child where my delirious mind tried desperately to collate sensory input amidst the microbial infestation afflicting me into a cohesive […]

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Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

A beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen beauty of chaos, capturing us at visceral moments while deconstructing and reconstructing our mental awareness of the process. Hecq‘s aptly titled Conversions—a homage to his peers, influences and friends—is a beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen […]

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Igorrr & Ruby My Dear :: Maigre EP (Ad Noiseam)

Essentially this is the meeting of two great minds and together they have exploited every last inch of the modern electronic arsenal to make a resounding avant-garde statement. This could well be the future of music. 30-seconds in as the luscious pizzicato strings give way to a warped electronic growl you know you’re in for […]

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Lokom :: Sweet Home and Gasoline (Kaometry)

An engrossing and screeching cacophony of percussive annihilation for ear, mind and foot. Bridging the void between erratic drum’n bass and melodic/breakcore glitch, gaming elements also breath life through swaths of decomposed electronic debris. Brisk and frantic emotions merge and submerge, broken up by flickering bleeps and scattered low end. “Curing Some Old Trouble” does […]

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wAgAwAgA :: Acid Highway (Acroplane)

Frantic, relentless, mentally unstable, I think that about covers the main thrust. And I thought acid was a dead genre! Just goes to show that in the right hands everything is packed full of potential. This LP walks a skittering line flirting around the edges of squelchy acid rave, dub, breakcore, and some other stuff […]

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Photophob :: Large Headroom Collider (Self-Released)

Slower atmospheric pieces sit alongside frantic breakcore with proper science applied to the drum programming. A slightly schizophrenic album from Photophob here. Slower atmospheric pieces sit alongside frantic breakcore with proper science applied to the drum programming. Personally I think the former is where Photophob’s strength is, the large atmospheric soundtrack style, while good seems […]

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JITTER ROOM :: A Breakcore Film by Ruby My Dear and Lisa Chabbert

One of our favorite nut job French psycho breakcore producers of recent years Ruby My Dear and French director Lisa Chabbert have teamed up with the ever innovative Ad Noiseam label to create a short and beautiful film featuring music from Ruby My Dear’s recent album Form. This is a really well made cinematic production […]

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Ruby My Dear :: Form (Ad Noiseam)

The psychotic programming of his previous work is still in abundance, if a little more refined, but there is also something a bit more humanistic now, a dimension of emotive response, evidenced for example by sections of sweeping organic sounds, slightly ethereal in nature, or haunting piano refrains and beautiful melodic snatches over moody harmonic […]

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Ruby My Dear :: Jelly EP (Blue Sub)

Spot on hardcore insanity for the educated anarcho punk junglist acid lovers with an awareness of the jazz heritage among us. The Jelly EP by French producer Ruby My Dear has re-kindled my old love for the manic micro-programming of what we now somewhat disdainfully refer to as IDM and Breakcore. The craziness of first […]

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Rioteer / Urbanfailure / Gotharman / Axiomid :: Instant Satisfunction (Urbsounds)

Water and wine or oil and water? It swishes around—each artist has at least one very strong, very memorable track, but swallowed whole, all the ingredients of Instant Satisfunction blend tastily. Four-way split between dark beat acts Rioteer, Urbanfailure, Gotharman and Axiomid available in three different formats, including a spiffy round metal box. Smart stuff from […]

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Terminal 11 :: Double review (Hymen / Phthalo)

Michael Castaneda, late of Tempe, Arizona, drops a frenetic yet disciplined album entitled Self Exorcism on Hymen Records. Shortly after its release, an EP on Phthalo Records consisting of two extra tracks and remixes from the likes of Jason Forrest and Xanopticon surfaces on Soundcloud. Michael Castaneda (aka Terminal 11), late of Tempe, Arizona, drops a […]

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Meander :: Carbon (Low Res)

Carbon should be approached with an open ear for the outer levels of electronics, fast-paced and simply all over the place, it’s a straight shot to the cerebral cortex that shouldn’t go unnoticed. [Release page] Meander (aka Conrad Hoyer) re-energizes Detroit-based Low Res Records with a maze of technical electronic music that shifts on fractured […]

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Qebrus :: Exophobia (Bedroom Research)

As loyalists wait for Booth’n Brown to assimilate their frequency interrupts, now would be the time to digest Exophobia‘s gelatinous beat crunching rhythms as they consistently scrape against the grain. [Release page] On the outside Exophobia appears as foreign electronic mayhem—a deluge of sonic architecture gone awry. And with this hypothesis perhaps Qebrus’ intent was […]

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Kappah :: Tribal Dances (Bedroom Research)

The album is a sampling wonkfest of jerky beats, odd sounds, meaty synths and solid bass. There are influences from all over the place, Indian style scales and instrumentation sit quite happily alongside African inspired-rhythms and vocal samples. Tribal Dances by Kappah is a wonderfully wonky collection of beats from Italian producer Christian Kappah Pevere. […]

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