Post Tagged with: "Clicks & Cuts"

Onsy :: Freq 255 (Schematic Music Co.)

Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and Phonem come to mind when listening to Freq 255, Onsy’s debut for Schematic. As a result, Freq 255 manifests 7-tracks composed with utter style and finesse, its overarching nostalgic IDM charm is timeless. Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and […]

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Kita Kouhei :: Akashic Records (Lantern / Nature Bliss)

Minuscule electronic portraits with intense foreign spices. Clicks and cuts, chopped piano extracts, broken melodies and digital symphonies spread across tranquil ambient streams are ever-present on Akashic Records. Bass thumps are massaged across Japanese vocal clips on a few tracks as emotive passages are balanced by glitch-lullaby meanderings. A sojourn of harmonic detail, disjointed keys […]

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Double Review :: The Sand Rays / Ray Sands (CEIL)

Both are mysterious discs—looped, concrète, ambivalent, ambient and transportive. No trainspotter I, but old steam engines still conjure romance for me, especially caked matt black with the grease and soot of their labor, from their juggernaut grimaces to the steel wheels and the giant piston and connecting rods that give them motion. On Señor Trainwhistle, The Sand Rays—actually […]

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V/A :: Compilation One (Unit Shifter)

Compilation One is a welcomed entrance back into the deep recesses of electronic musics past and finds a comfortable home by displaying a varied group of musicians to encompass and encourage the genre. Copenhagen based Unit Shifter looks to be primed as a new contributor to the ever growing abstract electronic music landscape. Similar to […]

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Valance Drakes :: Fail With Honour Then Succeed By Fraud EP (Luana)

Subdued melodies twisted around clicks and disjointed cuts, these three technical audio snapshots wisp by evenly. Available on a limited 7″ EP, Valance Drakes continues to unravel ultra silky glitch electronics. Having prepared several EPs for notable imprints such as Detroit Underground, Schematic, Bedroom Research and Clean Error to name a few, it would seem […]

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I AWAKE :: Kaleidoscopic (Igloo Mix)

I Awake has masterfully concocted an eclectic potion of unique tracks from all kinds of corners of the far-flung musical spectrum. The latest chapter in our exclusive mix series comes courtesy of Swedish eccentric sound architect, journey constructor, dream weaver and Ultimae artist: Thomas Huttenlocher, aka I Awake. Thomas has masterfully concocted an eclectic potion of […]

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Daisuke Tanabe :: Floating Underwater (Ki)

Tanabe fuses fragments of electronica, jazz, 8-bit chiptune, clicks & cuts, dub, and more, to create his very own blend of organic-flavored synthetic mischievous music. “How would you describe Floating Underwater?” a friend of mine who currently resides overseas asked me. “It’s a bizarre, quirky, abstract dream” I answered. That convinced him. He ordered himself […]

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Objekt :: Flatland (PAN)

An intoxicating mess of patch cables and chiseled tonal activity that is well worth the price of admission. TJ Hertz (aka Objekt) debuts with PAN after a successful split with Dopplereffekt on Leisure System described as “a deluge of acid rain skidding along a superhydrophobic surface.” Flatland delivers broken slabs of particulate matter and data […]

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Péninsolar :: Foreshadow Near The Mesa (Clean Error)

It is difficult not to immerse yourself into these minimized mechanical shards as cyclic ambient charges flow from all angles, nestled somewhere between human and extraterrestrial emotion. Minuscule clicks and cuts slide across grains of electrical detail, meandering rhythmic data streams, low-end downtempo flutter and the tiniest sounds coalesce into twelve micro-fragments. It is difficult […]

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Valance Drakes :: A Fatherless Child EP (Detroit Underground)

A Fatherless Child takes Detroit Underground to tranquil lands of sun-soaked signal processing with an emotional buzz. Valance Drakes continues in his mission for sublime audio scribbling with four brisk tracks, minimized at the core and filled to the brim with overflowing ambient slivers. A Fatherless Child is a DSP-laden haze of curious wanderings and tethered emotion […]

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Derek Piotr :: Raj (Self-Released)

Derek Piotr manages to contain the entire package with off-kilter vocal treatments that are abrupt and hypnotizing. A definitive paradise of sonic crunching. Experimental taglines may not do justice for Raj—Derek Piotr‘s latest (and third solo) collection of sound mangling. He’s collaborated with AGF and Richard Chartier, and continues to disseminate sound in the most creative of […]

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Dr.Nojoke :: Unexpressed (UNOIKI)

Though pure experimentation featured on Unexpressed defines its nature and place amongst a sea of like-minded individuals, it’s Dr.Nojoke’s thorough ebb and flow that creates a calm next to the myriad of digital debris, textured bass and perfected manipulations. [Release page] If Dr.Nojoke is interested in experimenting with his audience, then he definitely succeeds with Unexpressed, a […]

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