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Denovali Label Night NYC 2017

The prolific experimental German label will host a free entry event featuring Oneirogen, Never Sol, Saffronkeira and Ricardo Donoso on Saturday June 17 in Knockdown Center NYC. Doors open at 8pm. Oneirogen Never Sol Saffronkeira Ricardo Donoso Event page | Ticket reservation | Event page on Facebook | Denovali | Knockdown Center

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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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Three on the Radar :: Cass., Elektro Guzzi, Tilman Robinson

Three albums, three different stories. From warm ambient electronica and eclectic techno to abstract fragments of electroacoustic and modern classical seduction. Cass. :: Youth Sessions (Emotional Response) Youth Sessions, the new album by Niklas Rehme-Schlüter a.k.a. Cass. on Emotional Response beautifully demonstrates skilful programming, rich, vintage synth work, slow-mo, elegant development and ethereal use of […]

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GLOBAL NOISE :: Radian, J.Peter Schwalm, Orson Hentschel

Electric explosiveness from Vienna, alluring darkness from Frankfurt and edgy, wall-cracking experimentalism from Düsseldorf. Radian :: On Dark Silent Off (Thrill Jockey) Vienna’s Radian is a three-headed sonic monster, a well-oiled machine producing sonorous, indefinable musical compositions that cut, slice and drill with electric explosiveness. With On Dark Silent Off, their new album on the […]

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Subheim :: Trails EP Track Premiere (Denovali)

The Berlin-based producer returns to Denovali armed with Trails, a brand new 4-track EP featuring his boldest and deepest work to date plus a pulsating, hypnotic techno-ish remix from label mate John Lemke. Scroll down for an exclusive stream of the EP’s third track, “Forsaken Part II.” In the course of a decade Kostas K. […]

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Thomas Köner :: Tiento de la Luz (Denovali)

Köner’s particular brand of formalism unmoors the work from its author, becomes pure, organic creative process and aesthetic and intellectual pleasure. Composing electronic music, as compared to composing for acoustic instruments, is a distinction only gradual in nature, writes Thomas Köner. At the core of all his work are a sense of place and a sense of color. […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Renewed mix

2016! Reeling from The Shock of the New, Igloo’s Wooze-slinger Alan Lockett (aka Mist-maxer albient) is moved to review and renew (or take refuge, depending on the view…) Revisiting the sound+vision of Slings the Wooze and Slings the Wooze Anew, with a score or more clips of stunned ambience, hypnagogue drone and aether tone, in […]

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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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A WINTER TRANSMISSION :: Bersarin Quartett, Saffronkeira, Subheim

It’s winter again here in the Northern Hemisphere. Kitchen cabinets are filled with tea supply, favorite blankets are out and aired. The November batch of releases from Germany’s prolific multifaceted imprint, Denovali, consists of three albums highly suitable for the darkest shades of winter depths. Time to warm our bones beside the fire, and our […]

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John Lemke :: Nomad Frequencies (Denovali)

Once again, with his distinctive combination of adventurous ways of playing instruments, unconventional methods of sound design, boldness and honesty, Lemke has created a truly absorbing piece of music that ferociously yet gracefully defies classification. This is the work of a talented musician who constantly moves forward driven by curiosity and passion. It’s important music, […]

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Ricardo Donoso :: Machine to Machine (Denovali)

Donoso uses his knowledge and skills to bend, stretch and twist the rules. He thinks outside of the box, and reflects it clearly once again with Machine to Machine. Boston-based Brazilian-born composer, percussionist and electronic musician, Ricardo Donoso, returns with a new album on Germany’s multifaceted Denovali imprint. Pulsating techno pyrotechnics, celestial ambient, contemporary classical […]

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Five questions with Joe Acheson

The man behind Hidden Orchestra talks about his latest work, Reorchestrations—an eclectic suite of seven tracks by experimental/classical/folk musicians, brilliantly re-orchestrated by Acheson. Across a space of thirty-four minutes the mind-stirring manipulation, cunning morphing and sharp groove of Hidden Orchestra assertively reinterpret effective works by some of Acheson’s peers and collaborators. What was it about […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Kuba Kapsa

“I established Contemporary Noise Sextet and started to write jazz music which was strongly influenced by my rock roots, and after a while I again felt caged, this time in this jazz thinking, which eventually led me to a musical dead end. Then, after some time, the sun came out…and that sun was…Igor Stravinsky.” Smuggled […]

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PIANO INTERRUPTED :: Past / Present / Denovali (Igloo Mix)

Igloo Magazine is delighted to treat its readers with a very special mix from the innovative duo Piano Interrupted (Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann). Just a few weeks ago, Denovali has released Piano Interrupted‘s The Unified Field Reconstructed—a remix album containing seven colorful reconstructions of some of the tracks from the duo’s brilliant second album, […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: John Lemke

“Bringing an audience to tears at the beginning of the show is maybe not an ideal way to start a concert, but it did amaze me to hear about such strong reactions. But I suppose you couldn’t ask for a better feedback—at the end of the day I guess it’s why we do what we […]

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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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Carlos Cipa :: All Your Life You Walk (Denovali)

With elegant ebb and flow maneuvers, Cipa slides effortlessly through contemplative, wistful, uplifting and hopeful districts while maintaining a dreamy cinematic glow. It was an exciting year for Munich-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Carlos Cipa. Well, it still is. All Your Life You Walk, his second album, was very recently released. During August he was still […]

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Bersarin Quartett :: S/T (Denovali)

Denovali has reissued the fantastic self-titled debut album of Bersarin Quartett. Many consider Bersarin Quartett‘s debut album a modern masterpiece of hybrid music. Originally released in 2008 by Lidar, and offering a very seductive, cinematic and original blend of modern classical, ambient and electronica, it received glowing reviews and responses from media and listeners alike, […]

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Thomas Köner :: Tiento de las Nieves (Denovali)

Thomas Köner’s autopsy of the spatial and temporal properties of the piano. A captivating meditation on the longing in the life of sound. A total rip-off of Brian Eno. (Insert winking smiley face here.) The familial resemblance to “1/1” on Eno’s Music for Airports is uncanny, but it is also canny. It is Thomas Köner’s autopsy of the spatial […]

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Poppy Ackroyd + Lumen :: Escapement Visualised (Denovali)

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) If you get your hands on a copy of […]

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DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2014 :: 26 tracks free download festival sampler

Denovali Swingfest will be returning to its home edition in the city of Essen/Germany with a 4-day-festival in the first weekend of October 2014 featuring Ben Frost, James Holden, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Oval, The Haxan Cloak, Demdike Stare, Hauschka, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Greg Haines, Rafael Anton Irrisari and more. […]

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Franz Kirmann :: Meridians (Denovali)

Mr. Franz Kirmann, the interrupted part of the excellent Piano Interrupted project returns to solo mode with Meridians—a cinematic, retro-dripping, dream-inducing sonic cocktail full of crepuscular frequencies. If you are looking for something innovative or hectic, then keep looking, this is not the album for you. However, if you are looking for a good combination […]

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John Lemke :: Walizka EP (Denovali)

Mechanical, rusty, leaky dub, hypnotic drone surges, anthemic electricity—it’s all there in the enhanced reissue of John Lemke’s Walizka EP. John Lemke‘s debut album, People Do, was one of the highlights for me in 2013. His Walizka EP was released as a digital three-track appetizer for the full-length debut; however, due to the flood of […]

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Hydras Dream :: The Little Match Girl (Denovali)

Hydras Dream’s attractive experimental ambient provides a cinematic and hauntingly beautiful listening experience. Sweden is a prolific purveyor of good music, no doubt about that. A lot of excellent jazz comes out of there, but also all kinds of electronic music, progressive rock, experimental and more. Hydras Dream is the collaborative project of singer, pianist/keyboardist […]

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Origamibiro :: Odham’s Standard (Denovali)

Odham’s Standard is uncanny as a sight of a deceased loved one’s hazy reflection in the windowpane, and warm and unforgettable as a short reunion with him/her would be. Genre tag? Indefinable. How often can you say you’ve encountered an album that is transfixing from the first second until the last? Rarely. Here’s one that […]

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Federico Albanese :: The Houseboat and the Moon (Denovali)

An emotionally open and atmospherically charged debut that feels like a long warm hug from an old friend you haven’t seen in years. February 2014 was sonically hectic for me. GoGo Penguin’s v2.0, Dub Spencer & Trance Hill’s William S. Burroughs In Dub, and Sonar’s Static Motion were on heavy rotation. I was traveling through […]

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Birds of Passage :: This Kindly Slumber (Denovali)

In the depths of the cold gray winter, This Kindly Slumber is an embracing warm port to dock your heart in for a while. Alicia Merz (aka Birds of Passage) comes from the island country which some of its stunning locations and lands starred as Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth. I don’t know how much New Zealand’s […]

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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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Carlos Cipa & Sophia Jani :: Relive (Denovali)

Cipa and Jani operate like eager piano scientists, performing an innovative, emotional and delicate procedure. One of the great things about the people operating Denovali, is that they don’t bind the imprint to one genre, they don’t search after a specific sound. If it’s good and they like it, they will release it, no matter […]

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