Post Tagged with: "Breaks"

Hijo :: A-D EP (Magic Square)

Washed-out rhythms dripping with kaleidoscopic detail, each jolt harks back to times gone by, broken up by energetic, sample-infused breakbeats. Faex Optim side project Hijo, just revealed their debut A-D extended player, a nostalgic glimpse into 90s-era psychedelic techno-breaks of detuned melodic bursts, heavy beats, and subtle Indian hues. Here we see the artist take […]

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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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Order Of The Muffin :: Dopamine EP (Bass Agenda)

Indeed a sonic neurotransmitter of the extraterrestrial kind, Order Of The Muffin creates seamless organic electro on the Dopamine extended player. From Macedonia we see Nikola Zhevairovski bust open into pure electro, breaks, and raw energy on the Dopamine EP. Its title track, perhaps the most contagious of the lot, is steeped in emotive goodness. […]

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Millip :: Talk To Me EP ([d]-tached)

The aural canvass Millip paints is rich in yesteryear’s brightly colored IDM hues where fans of early Toytronic and deFocus will find common ground. New to these ears is Millip, recently signed to the forward thinking [d]-tached imprint run by Bovaflux (ex-Struktur). The aural canvass Millip paints is rich in yesteryear’s brightly colored IDM hues […]

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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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Monoform :: Mea Culpa (Touched Music)

Monoform crafts definitive basslines, mechanized beatwork, and slightly chilled-ambient noodling—consistently leaning on distant, dense and mysterious/melodic sonic sculpting. Yet another benchmark release by Touched (Music For Macmillan Cancer Support), this time from Birmingham-based Monoform (aka Craig Howell) with the 10-piece Mea Culpa album. Seemingly out of nowhere, and well-received around these parts, Mea Culpa comes highly recommended. […]

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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 :: 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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Eraldo Bernocchi & Prakash Sontakke :: Invisible Strings (RareNoise)

An irresistible east meets west affair. Immaculately produced and expertly executed with the natural expressivity and confidence you would expect to feel from such experienced and versatile musicians. Guitarist, experimental musician-producer and sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi, and slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke are both in that creative point where they have enough experience and skills […]

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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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V/A :: Secret Rave 02 (Art-Aud)

A ragged rubble of broken rhythms are adopted by all involved on the 12”, each artist taking a different avenue down 90s retrospection. It’s the hottest September Madrid has had since god knows when; hitting 40C most days. Not a great time of year to be out and about collecting post. I had to go to […]

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Datacrashrobot :: Inline Expansion EP (Bass Agenda)

Beats breaking, lasers beaming and noise bitten glimpse-melodies reveal themselves in dubby dark-knit matter. Datacrashrobot is an electro/experimental project of Sorin Paun that started at the beginning of 2008. Sorin has worked under many names and is a highly visual musician/artist that also goes under the name Randomform which recently released Furtherfield on Detroit Underground. […]

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Poordream :: Ninetynine (Tympanik Audio)

Breakbeat electronica and speeding rhythms with ambient-psychedelic undertones, Ninetynine is romantic and sublime at the core. A beam of light in a vast space of darkness, Ninetynine—from the native Grecian sound designer John Valasis (aka Poordream)—is a conscious musical denary and his third since 2009. Serious and progressive, this release is a meditation that escapes […]

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V/A :: E.X.P.L.O.D.E. (The Irrational Media Society)

A subtle yet propulsive jarring of the senses which reinvigorates the experimental electronic music scene. If the title and cover image doesn’t depict the smorgasbord on offer, then by all means grab the digital download as the clear vinyl cut has already sold out—it was released in July 2014 so we’ve had a little time […]

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(PREMIERE) Jones :: Clear Air Turbulence EP (Loomis & Jones)

Liquid rhythms and cascading cinematic breaks all morphed into a tranquil sojourn through time and space. Bass nods and prods dripping from the edges of soft pads and melodic whirlwind’s. Brittle at times but with a certain luminous flow, Jones delivers fine tuned sonic escapades via five slices of life. Download the full EP for […]

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Laica :: ID Solution EP (Phatic Musk)

All momentum and structure dissolve in a hissing acid bath towards the end, beats and bass reduced to harsh static and VHS distortion stripes; the ghosts in this particular machine refusing to become dust-deleted. Dave Fleet’s Laica alias evolves apace with this excellent new release on the Phatic Musk label. Dedicated to the innumerable faces […]

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Mojo Rising :: On The Horizon (Cold Busted)

Via an astute ear for electrons fluttering in downtempo streams, On The Horizon reinvigorates vintage synths, bass guitars, funk and good old-school electronics and ignites these frequencies with a certain style that Mojo Rising is recognized for. Los Angeles-based Mojo Rising (aka Joel Semchuck and DJ Mojo to most) returns to enrich our sonic palettes with a […]

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Bogger :: per_haps EP (Digital Gadget)

Shuffling machine drum bleeps, low-end synth deformation, oscillators gone astray and rhythms breaking apart in a wash of percussive acrobatics. Shuffling machine drum bleeps, low-end synth deformation, oscillators gone astray and rhythms breaking apart in a wash of percussive acrobatics—Jeff Pils returns as Bogger, and per_haps is his finest snapshot EP yet. The title track […]

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V/A :: Discontinurecords 06​/​13 (Discontinu)

Discontinurecords 06​/​13 is an accomplished cross-section of definitive electronics focusing its efforts on a smorgasbord of sonic activity from a wide-spanning roster of talent. Broken beats, ambient, breaks, IDM, electro and noise are assembled within eleven slices of audio art. Evidence that the heart of IDM is not only beating, but also striving in an evolving […]

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Aligning Minds :: My Heart Is Love (Gravitas)

An exquisite album of deep, soulful, chilled bass and euphoric frequency bending. [Release page] Aligning Minds returns with their follow-up to 2011’s Universal Automation (Beats & Pieces) and persists with a penchant for low-frequency shifting. Surreal, serene and ethereal, breaks are consumed by warm basslines and melodic undertones as My Heart Is Love gracefully veers away […]

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Ultradyne :: Resurrection Catharsis (Pi Gao Movement)

For Resurrection Catharsis the humanoids have carved a mechanical menace. A dirge to the daily drudgery smelted into an electro elegy. Industrial currents ebb and flow across the cracked circuit boards as bitter green eyes peer from behind the masks. “THE MACHINE” has been re-booted, re-wired and re-awakened. [Release page] One of the rawest acts to […]

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Subminimal :: Microfluidics EP (Möller)

Taking elements of sub-bass frequency bending, jungle, drum’n bass, minimal tones and acrobatic percussion, Microfluidics is an ebb and flow of sublime textures. [Release page] There’s just so much to digest when it comes to electronic music and all of its interconnected genre-leanings. Such is the case with Subminimal’s Microfluidics EP—its tentacles of melodic shuffling […]

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Cloaks :: Versions Grain (3BY3)

Cloaks’ debut album Versus Grain was a sophisticated, logical extension of the marriage of dubstep and dark hop, with its original, fibrous roots in Mick Harris’ Scorn—a hard, autistically-absorbed beat bashing against an electrified fence of sputtering but well-tuned noise. The most unspeakable things have be done to wonderful, wobbly dubstep since it stepped beyond […]

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Shit & Cheap :: Götterdämmerung EP (Shiprec)

For left of centre disturbed electro bangers you can do no wrong with this EP. [Release page] Shit & Cheap is a brave choice of name by any stretch but not totally unexpected as an oddity from Neil Landstrumm and Mat Consume with this their second release under the moniker. Make no mistake—the oddness doesn’t stop […]

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Larvae :: Exit Strategy (Ad Noiseam)

It’s hard not to get all poetical when talking about this album, with its vast textures and intricate details. It is slow, subtle and at times quite fragile, which may be a surprise if you know the earlier work of Matthew Jeanes (aka Larvae). [Release page | Bandcamp] Exit Strategy is a beautiful album. It’s […]

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Semiomime :: Six Steps EP (Mindtrick)

What remains consistent is the intricate musical sensibility, lush arrangement of crystal clear instruments, soundscapes and textures. Noël is very effective in his unique combination of these elements in order to convey a vibrant story. [Release page] Noël Wessel’s (aka DJ Hidden) Semiomime project has put forth the vinyl release of Six Steps on Mindtrick Records, […]

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Anodyne :: We Decode The Future EP (Acroplane)

Distinct nods to the old-skool electro sound sit throughout yet the production is kept hyper tight and compressed—a sleek modern sheen thrown across whip cracking drums and sullen pads. An absolutely blistering release on Acroplane where pumping  electro, breaks and techno meet haunting melodies and 90’s rave sensibilities. Whack this on the headphones, take a […]

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Lone :: Garden Galaxy (R & S)

Lone acts as a guide through a futuristic, intergalactic rainforest full of Avatar-like creatures and massive landscapes. Even without the aid of song titles, the tracks lead the listener through a fantastical digital jungle of glowing waterfall drops, spliced African drums, flowing rivers of binary code, and massive caverns of glimmering stalactite tones. I’ve played […]

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S. Crosbie :: Dark Arts 01 (Dark Arts)

Dark Arts is born from “the culmination of close to twenty years spent on dance-floors, in DJ booths and in record shops across Europe.” Dark Arts 01 sees S. Crosbie dish up four tracks based on this two decade history of electronic submersion. [Purchase] From Britain comes a new label espousing a blend of subdued […]

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