Post Tagged with: "Cultivated Electronics"

Sync 24 x Privacy / DeFeKT :: Split Excursions Vol 1 (Cultivated Electronics)

Electro has bloomed as a genre over the last ten years and throughout that process, throughout that growth, Cultivated Electronics led the way. This recent split series brings together artists who are pursuing the colder edge of the machine, the line set down by the UK label. With every passing week that the electro bin […]

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Stratowerx :: CLS001 (Caught London Sleeping)

This little known artist serves up three tracks of frigid mechanics with Cultivated Electronics boss Sync 24 adding the remix support. The style pursued is stripped back, bare bones machine funk. London has never really lived up to its electronic music potential. Of course there are a spread of labels oozing out of that melting […]

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V/A :: Ten Year Electronics (Cultivated Electronics)

To commemorate this anniversary a 12” has been commissioned that celebrates the imprint and the wider electro world. Ten Year Electronics closes the recent series of collaborations between the boss, Phil Bolland, and like-minded machinists. For the finale four cold cut craftsmen have been drafted in from near and far. I wasn’t born an electro lover. […]

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Carl Finlow / Dez Williams :: Bleem ​/ ​Interference Pattern split EP (Bass Agenda)

An EP of gnarled and grinding gears, of twisted metal and jagged sounds from two artists illustrating why they are well considered among Britain’s electro elite. I would argue that the UK has been the breeding ground of electro’s revival. Actually, that statement would imply that the colder edge of electronics had subsided in Britain […]

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Sync 24 & Silicon Scally :: Jack Out EP (Cultivated Electronics)

Beats are cutting, slicing through thick banks of bass. Shockwaves ripple through speakers as the duo sharpen melodies into razor blade peaks. I was perusing a rival—well rival might be a bit much—fellow, brother in arms(!) music blog the other day. All messing aside if you haven’t had a look at Pattern Burst I’d seriously […]

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MMT-8 :: Sequencer EP (Cultivated Electronics)

Sequencer shows the sharper side of Cultivated Electronics. Clinical rhythms, driving bass lines and just a touch of warbling funk when needed. A solid expression of why 2015 has been a good year for electro. There’s been a bit of a buzz around electro in the past twelve months. 2014 it was house. Maybe it […]

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Morphology & Sync 24 :: Low Pass Gateway (Cultivated Electronics)

Unsurprisingly, this is a quality release. Morphology are part of a new generation responsible for re-inventing the colder side of electronics, as has Sync 24. Low Pass Gateway is emblematic of their achievements. Distance, diverse and deep. The Finnish duo of Morphology are not strangers to Britain’s Cultivated Electronics. The partnership premièred on Sync 24’s […]

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Sync 24 :: Twilight Zones (Central Processing Unit)

Sync 24 ducks beneath the circuit boards, this time resurfacing for four tracks on Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit. Sync 24 is a name synonymous with Electro. Under this moniker Phil Bolland has headed his Cultivated Electronics imprint as well as releasing his own brand of cold machine music. The UK artist is once again ducking […]

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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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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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ECHASKECH :: Igloo Mix

A mix put together by Echaskech (aka igloomag.com Contributor Andy Gillham) and composed entirely of tunes discovered through Igloo Magazine—an underground electronic music site that’s been in action for no less than 13 years. The mix starts off on an electro tip and ends up in deep techno territory—we hope you enjoy it: Carl Finlow […]

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V/A :: World Electronix 4 (Cultivated Electronics)

The UK’s Cultivated Electronics is continuing its World Electronix series. After three excellent installments it’s time for the fourth, revisiting some old favorites whilst adding some new names to the CE family. Up first is a the seriously talented Gerard Hanson. The US artist, also Convextion, is donning his more familiar E.R.P. guise to deliver […]

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ROBBIE GEOGHEGAN :: Removed. Mix

Vinyl records are a bastard to move. There’s no bones about it. People may love it as a format, but lugging it is tantamount to hauling coal. The decision to move my records, once again, wasn’t taken lightly. In 2012 I moved around five hundred of them back to Ireland from Scotland, whilst I moved […]

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Junq :: Art Mechanical Cog 001 (Art Mechanical)

The gauges indicate Electro from the outset. Snapping snares pulse through bass and warbling synthlines. It’s a strange thing. Sometimes, not all the time but some, I’ll attach a location to a piece I’ve written. I can remember certain pieces knocked together in canteens waiting for meetings, others on high speed trains, others on kitchen […]

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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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AC RECORDS :: Artforms in Electro

It was in 2011 that I first came across AC Records. Over year later, and this German label quietly beavers away. Beyond the pomp AC tirelessly seeks out quality electro, and finds it. For its latest crop of releases AC briefly left mainland Europe to the islands of the West. First up is a something […]

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V/A :: World Electronix Volume 2 (Cultivated Electronics)

To date the World Electronix series has focused on the mechanically minded men of Europe, those exploring the cold, often clinical, ice moons of electro. The project has seen layers of complexity arrive to the often puritanical sound, new structures being built on the foundation of the old. [Purchase page] At the end of the […]

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Top releases of twenty-twelve

Well over 180 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as an iTunes audio player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top […]

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V/A :: SOM Compilation Vol. 5 (Solar One Music)

SOM Compilation Vol. 5 deals with a sound with quite strict parameters and shows what quality artists can do within such structures. Of course, a vinyl edition of this superb outing would have been nice but overall this is an impressive and accomplished outing that borders on the flawless. [Release page] Solar One Music has […]

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V/A :: World Electronix Volume 1 (Cultivated Electronics)

Of late the UK imprint has been focused on artist EPs, but for its latest Sync 24’s label returns to it foundations with the start of a series of 12″ compilations from assorted Electro enthusiasts. Cultivated Electronics is on an Electro mission, a mission which has been running a number of years and produced some excellent […]

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Release your ears 6.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or may not […]

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Sonar Base :: We Attack At Dawn (Cultivated Electronics)

Sonar Base maintains the level of quality that Cultivated Electronics has paved across ten releases. The tracks are full bodied, muscular pieces of electro and this UK imprint is rightly gaining higher esteem with every release. A savage, clever, and unrelenting return from Sonar Base. I was lucky enough to catch Dopplereffekt in Glasgow some […]

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SYNC 24 :: Cultivated Electronics Promo Mix

New Cultivated Electronics promo mix from CE label head Sync 24 for Igloo Magazine, May 2012. Tracklist :: —Sonar Base :: “The Journey Home” (CE010) —Scape One :: “Time Falls” (CE008) —Morphology :: “Tangent Spaces” (CE009) —Scape One :: “Potent Mutagen” (CE008) —Morphology :: “Information Paradox” (CE009) —Boris Divider :: “Primary Functions” (CE011) —Sonar Base […]

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Morphology :: Information Paradox EP (Cultivated Electronics)

With its new club night up and running down in London it’s time for Cultivated Electronics to serve up a new slice of electro. Quick trip to the grey skies of Finland is in order. [Clone release page] The Finnish dynamos of electro, Morphology, set out some clinical analogue moods with Information Paradox. With every release […]

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Scape One :: Potent Mutagen EP (Cultivated Electronics)

Electro is a difficult beast to master. Allow too many sounds in and everything gets tainted. But, being too rigid makes it inflexible and susceptible to stagnation. Cultivated Electronics have been getting the mix just right for several years now. With a serious amount of subtlety this UK imprint has managed to find the equilibrium […]

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