Post Tagged with: "Crime League"

Pattern Behavior :: Omens (The Crime League)

Omens immediately catches the attention. Musically it brings to the fore a series of menacing and enthralling cinematic ambiences with a clear 80s retro feel. Pattern Behavior is a synth-electronic music duo formed by Elizabeth Virosa and Robert Galbraith who operate also various pseudonyms such as Snowbeasts. Galbraith is also the founder of the net label […]

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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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Shimmer Crush :: These Four Walls (The Crime League)

Above all else, there appears to be a luminous veil in the underpinnings of These Four Walls, a personal struggle that the artist reveals via lost mechanical data streams floating in the air. Shimmer Crush (aka Laurel Daugherty-Seto) opens up an account with Toronto’s The Crime League, run by Michael Morton (aka Displacer). Within These […]

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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Vinyl (Hymen / Crime League)

The sounds on offer here are rooted in dark drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat but defy strict categorization as they push into uncharted territory of mutant hybrids. Michael Morton. Known aliases: Displacer. Musician, prolific remixer, owner of the Crime League record label. Friend to Igloo, provider of this hour-long journey. Something like 7 full-length and […]

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Gnome & Spybey :: Reflective (The Crime League)

This new Gnome & Spybey explores the possibilities of synthesizers, disrupted collage sounds and harmonic piano touches around touchingly emotional ambient pieces in a pure classy vein. Signed on the highly productive and pluralistic electronic music label Crime League, this new Gnome & Spybey explores the possibilities of synthesizers, disrupted collage sounds and harmonic piano […]

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Chase Dobson :: Parallel Lines (The Crime League)

Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than with emotion and compositional skill? Is it dark outside? Are you sitting comfortably? Are your speakers and amplifier capable of reproducing audio waveforms with enough energy that you can feel their vibrations on your skin? Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than […]

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Pattern Behavior :: Collapsar (The Crime League)

The strangely blackened lo-fi synth dimension and the propulsive rhythmical density make this album its very own charm, ominously sonic, tripped out and with a discreet retro-futurist spell. After a first self-titled opus signed in 2013, Pattern Behavior (aka Raab Codec & Elizabeth Virosa) are back with an utterly gorgeous minimal synth-kosmische soundscaping release. This […]

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Anklebiter :: Weight of a Pronoun (The Crime League)

Portland, Oregon based Tanner Volz, aka Anklebiter, wants you to know that without his collaborators, Weight of a Pronoun wouldn’t have happened. “I doubt I would have made another album without those guys,” he said, referring to the half-dozen musicians who make guest appearances on the album, his fifth full-length outing and first on Toronto’s […]

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Five questions for The Crime League

The Crime League is a Toronto-based music label originally established in 2006 as an outlet for b-sides of the electronic music project Displacer. It has since gone on to become a tee shirt label & design agency, but not forgetting its roots in music culture. Now, in 2013, it returns to give you a series […]

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Gnome & Spybey :: Three (Crime League)

A very personal musical topography which represents the most abstract-kinetic facet of ambient music with its mysteriously compelling, absorbing, droning and sonorous tendencies. Well established artist for having published a few standards in the field of groundbreaking and chilling post techno ambient, Michael Morton (alias Displacer) is also a producer and the founder of the […]

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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Lotus EP (Crime League)

Three remixes—one of them by waveTangent—and two originals dip back and forth between rusty machines, faded oscillators and lively audio deconstruction. Michael Morton digs deep into his roots for the Curse of the Black Lotus, delving into darkened drum’n bass and post-industrialism with a positive slant. Synths rummage through tangled drums as the prolific Toronto, […]

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Displacer :: Night Gallery (Tympanik Audio)

Layers of darkened tones are spread throughout, however, the post-industrial insignia associated with Displacer is stripped away in place of a more plasmic flow of evolved production skills. Trying to string together words describing Displacer‘s latest is easier said than done, and after having listened to the album several times, each experience sheds a previously […]

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