Post Tagged with: "Chill"

Eusebeia :: Realization EP (Mindtrick)

A quaint four-track EP that reveals finer dubstep elements—casually drifting, falling, and fading away. Eusebeia returns to Mindtrick with Realization, a quaint four-track EP that reveals finer dubstep elements—casually drifting, falling, and fading away. Early this year we examined the Introversion EP described as “midnight sonic emissions.” This release follows a similar path, its downtempo […]

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Double review—Jet Jaguar & Luke Killen :: Grounded / Tending The Nest (DataDoor)

Perhaps an interesting collaboration would be to combine both Jet Jaguar and Luke Killen’s talents—one brawn and beauty. Mind and body. Who knows, a vigorous and more complex animal may emerge. Jet Jaguar is downbeat and minimal but warm and calm, like these field recordings have cheerful memories grounded into them. It should be of no […]

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MacroNoise :: Caravan Planet EP (Abstrakt Reflections)

Caravan Planet slides by gently, causing very little clutter for the minds ear, and elicits a meandering electrical calm worth diving into. A synaptic pulse, groove, and chilled vibration occurs on Caravan Planet, immediately found on “Ligeia” where a mirage of snappy beatwork, far-out vocal streams and melodies drifting in the breeze reminscent of early […]

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EinarIndra :: Unravel EP (Möller)

Unravel starts strong and then eases off—this is an EP put together like a strong water current at full moon, resting bit by bit as the sun comes out. EinarIndra kicks things off precisely where he’s been before with new EP Unravel. He features his ghostly vocal style beside an ambience of synths, and deep […]

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PBS’73 :: Yesterday Network (Magic Square)

Yesterday Network illustrates an alluring yet surreal passage through pleasant electronic listening music and is a great launching point from his 2016 Rainbow TV album. PBS’73 (aka Austin, Texas-based Elijah Franks) opens his account with the newly formed Magic Square Records—an imprint launched on July 21st, 2017, and co-run with Faex Optim. Shuffling voices near and far, staccato […]

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Boulderdash :: Just some parsecs away from home (DSM / Audionaut Capsule)

Boulderdash manage to hone their vintage IDM skills, finding new ways to thread emotive melodies, all the while utilizing hardware to create soft sound escapes for background listening. Sweden’s Daniel Skaborn and Hans Möller (aka Boulderdash)—one of the burgeoning IDM producers in the late 90s and early 00s—continue to manipulate sound inside quaint, melodic time capsules. Pro […]

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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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EinarIndra :: Stories EP (Möller)

This electro-RnB combination is quite sensual in delivery—you’re feeling his music as you go along instead of hearing things and passing rash judgement. I caught up with Möller Records owner during their Ireland tour earlier this year, and he was ecstatic about einarIndra‘s debut due a few months later. The debut has since arrived and […]

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Glanko & Daniel Bailey :: Isometrik EP (Hidden Shoal)

Running parallel elements you might encounter alongside Loess and Loscil, each piece opens vivid laid-back sound arrays, textures, tones and trips. Two friends taking different musical paths—Glanko filtering glitch-data streams and electronics (ref. Igloo’s 2014 Alset review released on Halbsicht), Daniel Bailey on the guitarist/songwriter spectrum—bring together their strengths on the Isometrik EP with Australia’s expansive Hidden Shoal imprint. A 4-track, […]

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Marshall Watson :: Sitting Near Dreaming EP (Seven Villas Music)

Sitting Near Dreaming is a medley between subtle ambient electronica and melodiously cinematic atmospheres. Efficient and inviting for listeners in quest of deep serenity and reflective mental states. Marshall Watson is a multi-directional sound artist, musical engineer and a DJ based in San Francisco. He also composes soundtracks on specific demands in the world of advertisement […]

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Echaskech :: Certainty of Tides EP (Self-Released)

A behemoth of electronic, dub, glitch ‘n bass and synthesized musical bliss seamlessly morphs into a splendid sonic detour of sound and vision. It seems like just yesterday that we dialed into Origin (Just Music, 2014), described as “majestic sound-escapes which evolve into fully-formed canvasses.” Well, this EP isn’t too far off from that description. Echaskech‘s Certainty […]

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Faex Optim :: Mercury EP (Kahvi Collective)

Minimal yet metaphysical, Mercury is indeed a magnum opus of the imagination and psyche at the full command of substance—designating the origin of all that exists (through a divine chaos) and the lucidity of bringing those sounds of the Mercury dream to encompass all things. Mercury is a fitting title for this past summer’s ethereal […]

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ODAE :: (college) (Morning Hour)

An accomplished and exciting EP that does an expert job of retaining a core identity of sitar-inspired and ambient synth keys and tone clusters against a slowed-down and darker almost hip-hop style of drum sampling and tempo. These are big, environmental textures which demand large, cavernous spaces to fill. This new EP from Houston-based ODAE […]

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Stereo Hypnosis :: Morphic Ritual (Extreme Chill)

A three-man team that generates a wondrous sound that combines field recordings seamlessly with synths and live instrumentation, which together forms a spectacular, organic sound that flows effortlessly between ambiance and groove. Our endless aural journey returns us to Iceland, where excellent music flows like water, and gifted, creative musicians are more common than a dish […]

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Drop Logik :: Phase Lift EP (Plastic Sound Supply)

Nestled between cohesive electronics, hip-hop, glitch, jazz and bass lies this vaporous extended player making its way into a meandering calm stream. Magnetic waves spinning through patches of space, Drop Logik (aka Colorado’s Chad Dixon) delivers dub-slivered glitch and downbeat groove slabs on the Phase Lift EP. A silky smooth and acrobatic rhythmic tone shimmies […]

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Random Value :: Chromatic Aberration (Clean Error)

A kaleidoscopic musical entity that merges into one cohesive and tranquil transmission. Trailing through nostalgic Music Has The Right To Children-era Boards Of Canada terrain, Random Value delivers clipped down-tempo interludes, ambient shapes and treated wind instruments on Chromatic Aberration—probably the cleanest error for the label thus far. Field recordings and blurry snapshots of times […]

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North Atlantic Drift / Northumbria :: Split EP (Polar Seas)

A half-dozen collection teeming with calming aquatic vistas composed by two distinctive sonic entities. North Atlantic Drift / Northumbria Split by North Atlantic Drift Subtle ambient electronics in parallel with spaciously chilled technoid terrain crosses wires between classic Beaumont Hannant and Bola on this split EP for Polar Seas. Evolved chords, luminous rhythms and shimmering […]

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Mokhov :: Future Hope (Sun Sea Sky)

Downtempo, sun-soaked electronic music which is drenched in melodic, instrumental and freeform production hues. Mokhov offers downtempo, sun-soaked electronic music which is drenched in melodic, instrumental and freeform production hues on Future Hope. Taking funk and intersecting its grip with laid back rhythms, these 10-tracks form a smoothed sonic package. Tucked away in nostalgic layers, […]

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Alley Catss :: (II) (AVNL Records / Sewage Tapes)

Pop electronica in a rickety box held together with baling wire and duct tape, with a glossy cache of inspired melody inside. The meaninglessness of genre has almost reached critical mass in electronic music, with microscenes flourishing, dispersing and morphing into something else as quickly as some pundit pins a label on them. Once having […]

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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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V/A :: Ambient Selections Vol.1 (Cyan Music)

Ambient Selections Vol.1 is a typical nature inspired ambient compilation which creates a hypnotic sound environment and favors a deep listening experience. Cyan Music is an independent netlabel formed by the brothers Andrew and Gill Till, multifaceted electronic artists mostly recognized for their substantial and permanent explorations on the territory of Cyber-trance electronica. Ambient Selections Vol. […]

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Bangeliz :: Mixtape (Mik Musik)

Mixtape adds up to two, twenty-minute merries-go-round (…) and though you’ll step off woozy, it’s melodic, it’s accessible, it spins at an angle but steady. Mik Musik is not a label, it’s an art house in which music plays a major role, alongside design, web interactivities, humour, stone-throwing and flower-picking. Although an absolute treasure trove […]

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SOLAR FIELDS :: Interview + exclusive album taste from Origin # 02 (Ultimae)

One of Ultimae Records‘ most admired artists, a high-tech sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, and a true master of ambient, downtempo electronica and progressive trance; Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields is back with his twelfth album: Origin # 02—a diverse yet coherent retrospective journey through previously unreleased tracks composed between 2003 and 2009. All the tracks […]

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Weave :: A Part Not Apart (Self-Released)

Taking low-end and twisting it around loops of clicks, clangs and tribal spheres, there are chilled escapes of fluid that percolate around downtempo rhythms. [Release page] Weave’s self-released collection of music from 2006—2012 represents a slight shift in sound where the microscopic electrical beauty featured on Of The Nature Tone (Cactus Island, 2005) and inbetween (Cactus […]

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Saul Stokes :: Formation EP (Stokesmusic)

Composed of hand-crafted instruments that coalesce with software techniques, there’s a calm that surfaces on these elegant electrical entities that can’t be ignored. [Release page] Oakland-based Saul Stokes continues to develop his unique display of synth-infused delicacies with Formation, a quadruplet of sonic pulses that meander peacefully. As Sleek Nucleus (Stokesmusic, 2011) displayed an ever-apparent organic […]

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David Ezra Brown :: David Ezra Brown EP (Bedroom Research)

David Ezra Brown continues to twist and pull various strands of organic instrumentation, chilled grooves and timeless acoustic production values that would easily fit any late-night coffee bar playlist. [Release page] David Ezra Brown baffles the ears with a self-titled EP of sparkling instrumental electronics—a blissful snapshot of several genres mashed together in a serene 5-pack collection. Almost […]

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Ooze :: Dream Flash EP (Aleph Zero)

For people who never heard of Ooze or Fredrik Ohr before, the Dream Flash EP can be the start of something beautiful that will expose them to some of the timeless and multicolored sonic bliss offered on the Aleph Zero catalogue. [Release page] Served as an appetizer to Aleph Zero’s reissue of Ooze’s psychill classic, […]

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V/A :: One On Twoism Volume 5 (Twoism)

As Twoism continues to graft their own signature on the tried and true origins of BoC’s sound, they’ve also inadvertently managed to keep a firm-hold on hypnotizing frequency bubbles that are diverse, captivating and elusive. [Release page] You have to admire the passion, persistence and pursuit the folks at Twoism have evolved over the years. […]

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Colorhythm :: Palette EP (Slime)

Not your standard dubstep release, a tad more subtle. On a more chilled out vibe then the term Dubstep would suggest, and executed with quiet authority. [Soundcloud] For the last couple of years Bristol-based label Slime Recordings have been putting out a lot of good music, generally aimed squarely at the Garage, Dubstep and Bass […]

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