Post Tagged with: "Cuneiform"

GLOBAL NOISE :: The Great Harry Hillman, Tatran, Notilus

Rebellious, eclectic post-jazz theatricality from Swiss/German quartet The Great Harry Hillman, incendiary, otherworldly abstraction from Tel Aviv’s three-piece band Tatran, and futuristic, explosive fusions from French quintet Notilus. Three albums by three innovative young acts who boldly pave creatively boundless and captivatingly individual sonic paths. The Great Harry Hillman :: Tilt (Cuneiform) The Great Harry […]

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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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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Naima

“Although there are never any defining labels, we have sometimes been taken for a post-jazz band. The definitive idea would be to take the jazz trio into other domains.” Soulful deliverance Although it took shape during difficult times of loss, Bye, the new album of Valencia-based trio, Naima, is full of life, color and uplifting […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2015

So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Sonar

“After many years of playing with all sorts of gadgets and effects, I was kind of tired twiddling knobs to make music. I wanted to concentrate on our instruments and try to produce new sounds just by using our hands and imagination.” (Stephan Thelen) Less is more Sonar is a well-oiled machine. A dynamic living […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Schnellertollermeier

“A small, completely harmonic and quiet part in the right place can have a much bigger impact if something really sharp and harsh or brutal or completely abstract happened before, and vice versa.” One compact organism You probably won’t hear a Schnellertollermeier track on the radio; the Swiss trio’s name bluntly shouts no commercial potential, […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: The Kandinsky Effect

“While musically stretching can be risky, the nature of our improvisation is that the soloist is the climber, and the rest of the band is the rope. We always get pulled back in. Sometimes it’s the recovery that is the most fun and interesting—especially from the audience perspective. That’s what makes it a different show […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Sonar :: Static Motion (Cuneiform)

Static Motion bewitches with unique sonic rituals that beautifully combine mystery and power. This is simply captivating music by four skillful guys who think outside of the box and defy classification. Sonar‘s sound architecture is complex and raw, but very rewarding to the attentive ear. It strikes with surgical precision and is full of young […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 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 a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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The Kandinsky Effect :: Synesthesia (Cuneiform)

A mind-bending, eclectic and challenging sonic stream that doesn’t contain even a shred of pretentiousness, but is full of creativity, individuality, expressivity and outside of the box thinking. It surges forward with fierceness, groove and trickiness. An ambitious album that will appeal to fans of Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada, but also to fans […]

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Steve Moore :: Light Echoes (Cuneiform)

Light Echoes has no beats, but certainly has a mesmeric, trance-like rhythmic nature that constantly pushes forward and at times becomes tumultuous, but most of the time maintains a tranquilizing dream-like sort of mood. [Release page] Pure, futuristic, retro-style escapism for the modern age. I just love it when the music becomes the soundtrack of […]

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