Post Tagged with: "Clone"

WE FORFEIT (Mix 3) :: Mulled wine, scented pine and yuletide electro

There have been some cracking electro records in the last twelve months, although the same could be said for the last sixty or one hundred and one months. Chris & Robbie sieved through some of their favs from past and present to add some sonic bite to that slab of turkey you’re gnawing on. It’s […]

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WE FORFEIT (Mix 2) :: It’s cold at the bus stop

Ooft. Fierce nip the air these days. Madrid’s temperatures have plummeted and Chris and myself have knocked together some music to reflect those wintery moods as well as tracks to warm your cockles to. Ooft. Fierce nip the air these days. Madrid’s temperatures have plummeted and Chris Robertson and myself have knocked together some music […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2016

While other sites might fight to get 1000s down to 50 or 20, at Igloo HQ we’ve refused to don the hair shirt of reducing respective contributor lists to a consensual singularity, in favour of doing justice to diversity via lists that range far and wide, and a congruent preference for letting their multiplicity simply […]

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Aleksi Perälä :: The Colundi Sequence Vol. 1 (Clone)

Perälä’s work has a distinctly Millsian flavor with hints of spooked AFX melody. It’s certainly other worldly and many of these tracks could easily slot into a Mills album about planets without anyone batting an eyelid. If you are not familiar with the back story to The Colundi Sequence then you’re in luck as they […]

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Kettel :: Wingtip (Clone)

Each piece is as finely sculpted and honed as the next as cute circuitous arrangements ebb and flow building layer upon layer of elegant melody. Just when you thought it might be impossible to yet again revisit 1990s electronica, along comes Kettel with an album packed with pure nostalgic brilliance. There are no holds barred […]

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TH ± Tar Hallow :: From the blackened pits

The Netherlands does electronics well. In spite of its size Holland is a heartland of machine music. Clone. Bunker. Crème Organization. Viewlexx. Bordello A Parigi. And the list goes on. From this fecund ground comes a new imprint, TH ± Tar Hallow. The Rotterdam label, founded by Thano Papadopoulos, notes the above labels as having […]

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Sync 24 & The Exaltics :: Vacuum Years (Cultivated Electronics)

Vacuum Years inaugurates a new series that will see Cultivated Electronics boss Sync 24 (Phil Bolland) team up with some top names in Electro. Rob Witschakowski must have given up food this year. Maybe it’s sleep. Or perhaps he’s adopted some sort of machine man hermit life. Something’s got to account for Jena artist’s productivity […]

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The Exaltics :: Some Other Place Vol 2 (Clone)

With releases on some of the premier labels of electronics, Solar One Music steadily growing and his own machine skills getting ever greater recognition, 2014 is proving to be the year of The Exaltics. I’ve been lucky enough to have been covering the releases of Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics) for some time now. He […]

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V/A :: World Electronix Remixes (Cultivated Electronics)

Some of the most talented musicians in electronics reinterpreting each other’s work, what more could be wanted? The World Electronix series have been very successful, sold out in shops and very well received by the faithful. Some of the best and brightest of machine music have been represented on a quartet of 12″s, including E.R.P., […]

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THE EXALTICS :: Igloo Mix

There are the well known stalwarts of Electro—Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, Aux88 et al. But in the last five years a new generation have taken up the mantle of colder machine sounds. E.R.P., Plant43 and Scape One to name but a few. Another member of this burgeoning vanguard is Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics). Hailing from the […]

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The Exaltics :: Some Other Place Vol 1 (Clone)

Spearheading a campaign of blackened machine music, spirited sounds carved from cold-hearted machinery. The rise of The Exalitics seems to be unstoppable. Robert Witschakowski is going from strength to strength. His Solar One Music imprint is clocking up more and more quality releases whilst the German producer himself is gracing imprints like Crème Organization, Bunker […]

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Inkamera / Galaxian :: Double review (Last Known Trajectory)

It’s great to see LKT return to vinyl. The British label set a solid standard with their first outings. Inkarmera and Galaxian are quality additions to that well-rounded roster. Lukas moulds sonic sheets, dissecting robust forms into tight cylinders and pure patterns. Galaxian exemplifies the rawness of Glasgow, coupled with the city’s once bright-eyed vision […]

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V/A :: World Electronix 3 (Cultivated Electronics)

The World Electronix series has revived the original Cultivated Electronics EPs. The Electro sounds pioneered on those early outings are alive and well, muted notes combined with warming analogue moods, and are now being taken on by new hands and further moulded by veterans. Melting mechanics shift amidst melodic movements. I’m getting old. It seems […]

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Versalife :: Vantage Point (Clone West Coast Series)

Chilly atmo twiddle, electro squiggle and rhythmic shtick abound in an machine-mean pristine update of a hark-back to the sound of Drexciya. Multi-monikered Boris Bunnik is back, here as Versalife, his more electro-techno ID. He follows Night Time Activities, a series of 12”s on Clone West Coast Series with Vantage Point, a vaguely dystopian LP […]

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Murphy Jax :: Lost Soundtracks Main Themes (Lux Rec)

Murphy Jax takes on the mantle of Fabio Frizzi, of Goblin, of John Carpenter; creating an analogue centred soundtrack for a lost laser-disc of the 1980’s. The cold hasn’t effected Lux, countering the seasonal change with an amplification of productivity. With CCO still fresh on the shelves Lux Rec have hooked up with Murphy Jax […]

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