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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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SaffronKeira + Mario Massa :: Cause and Effect (Denovali)

Whether taken in small doses or as a whole, Cause and Effect arouses the mind and stirs the soul. Powerful, surrealistic, mysterious, beautiful. Sardinia’s SaffronKeira (aka Eugenio Caria) has been classified as dark ambient, experimental, electronica and more, and while his solo works, A New Life and Tourette, can be open for individual interpretation, they […]

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Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones :: Quatorze Pièces de Menace (Denovali)

At some parts dense and heavy, but mostly spacious and always gripping, the eleven compositions ebb and flow, stab and caress, shake and sedate, with assertiveness, consistency and wistfulness that convey a sense of a ritual and sometimes a prayer. Nighttime. Outside, a storm goes wild. No sign of people in the streets, the rain […]

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AUN :: Alpha Heaven (Denovali)

Retro-futuristic, shamanic, nocturnal. Alpha Heaven is an evocative multidimensional piece of music best consumed as a whole. Take it as you want, seems to be AUN’s motto. The mysterious duo from Montreal doesn’t care much for concepts and themes. Dumais and Leblanc allow the listener to interpret their music anyway he/she wants. That’s why their […]

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Terminal Sound System :: A Sun Spinning Backwards (Denovali)

The landscape bursting out of the speakers is turbulent and incendiary, soaked in a threatening mist. An unidentified mass, an unstoppable throbbing force on its way to devour universes. I love the winter. It’s my favorite time of the year. When the days are getting colder and the clouds darker, I’m starting to wait for that […]

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TOMAS DVORAK talks Floex, Samorost 3 and Machinarium

TOMAS DVORAK talks Floex, Samorost 3 and Machinarium. Tomas Dvorak is a musician, composer and multimedia artist. His soundtrack for videogame Machinarium is his most recognized project to date, but he’s also been making waves with his band Floex, as well as the BBC and Discovery Channel reporting on his multimedia project Archifon. Machinarium was […]

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Piano Interrupted :: The Unified Field (Denovali)

There’s enough space and clarity to feel the notes, the gentle yet powerful hits on the keyboard, the groove, hues and textures of the bass, the twists and sparks of the electronics and the piercing warmth of the cello. There’s something futuristic in the movement and colorfulness of this music, an inventive spirit, an otherworldly […]

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Sebastian Plano :: Impetus (Denovali)

Constantly ebbing and flowing and intermixing all sorts of moods and styles, the eight compositions on Impetus evolve smoothly and move forward gracefully, like seamless plots. Sweet but not cheesy, melancholic but not dark, nostalgic but not sad. Intimate, heartwarming and cinematic electronically tweaked chamber music. Step into the delicate yet igniting world of Sebastian […]

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DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2013 :: 27 tracks free download festival sampler

In early October, Denovali Records will host their Experimental Music Festival called DENOVALI SWINGFEST for the 6th time in Essen (Germany). The festival will happen on October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th 2013 in the WeststadtHalle Essen in Germany—the label invited 23 artists from 10 different countries including for example Emika (uk), Nils Frahm (ger), Tim Hecker […]

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John Lemke :: People Do (Denovali)

Using all kinds of interesting methods of sound design, Lemke fused a myriad of ideas and atmospheres into a unique whole that is stimulating, elegant, and edgy just in the right places. Prolific, experimental record label, Denovali, continues with its endeavor to spread exciting, contemporary and far-reaching music, and strikes again with another lovely release […]

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Sankt Otten :: Messias Maschine (Denovali)

Even though all the collaborators are quite distinctive in sound and style, they managed to pour their magic into Sankt Otten’s music in a way that intensifies but doesn’t overshadow. Stephan Otten (drums, programming, synthesizers) and Oliver Klemm (guitars, bass, synthesizers) founded Sankt Otten already in 1999, and since then released six full length albums. […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Piano Interrupted

When modern jazz, classical music, elegant cutting edge electronica and free spirit merge. For the second installment of Sonic Exposure I caught up with Piano Interrupted—a promising UK-based outfit that breathes new life into electronically tweaked jazz—to talk about their debut album, improvisation, musical influences and what’s in the pipeline. Piano Interrupted is the brainchild […]

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Witxes :: A Fabric Of Beliefs (Denovali)

In this nocturnal sonic mosaic, fragments of post-rock, jazz, metal and classical music radiate, however, they are poured in small dosages and put together in such a mysterious way resulting in something esoteric. It’s hard to say the album belongs to any of these genres. Arresting fringe music at its strangest flow and shape. It […]

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Greg Haines :: Where We Were (Denovali)

No commercial potential. Where We Were is raw and impulsive rather than polished, calculated and forced; erratic rather than predictable, and it reveals its allure gradually with each listening session instead of revealing it all at once. An album that rewards the attentive listener pursuing the indefinable. I ran into the name Greg Haines almost on […]

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Oneirogen :: Kiasma (Denovali)

Dark as a ride in Charon’s ferry to the realm of Hades, and heavy and hectic as a twisted cyberpunk movie, Kiasma imaginatively combines the mythical and futuristic, fantasy and science fiction, creating something that is far from being easily digested, but if played in the right sort of mood will provide just the right […]

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Field Rotation :: Fatalist: The Repetition of History (Denovali)

Fatalist: The Repetition of History ignites the imagination like flashes of lightning on a distant horizon, or a walk through a misty path illuminated only by a lunar light. Piano, string instruments, ghostly chants and abstract sound painting are meticulously woven together, creating a kinetic and timeless tapestry that will make any late-night listening session […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Mix

20 exponents of blurred and blissed ambience, washed out synthwave and reverb-drenched electronica selected and strategically slung into a document of daze, a hymn to haze. Slinging the Wooze is Igloo Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett, aka albient for mix-meddle and audio-fiddle. The theme, vaguely programmatically, is of blinking re-emergence from Winter’s stunned chill, bleary peering […]

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon :: Self-Titled (Denovali)

Their debut is like a mood board, a spate (eleven tracks over thirty-seven minutes) of snaps, grabs and aspirations.  Barely-there vocalist couples with an electronic instrumentalist who is absolutely all over the place. They are Alicia Merz from New Zealand, who as Birds of Passage has been garnering increased attention since her recording debut two […]

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AUN :: Phantom Ghost (Denovali)

Phantom Ghost has about it a compelling elusive quality, as if evaporating when its solidity feels graspable; it seems to float, as if levitating, just above ground, attended by plumes of fog enveloping proceedings, mirroring the spectral figure and blur of the cover.  AUN, project of Montreal experimental scenester, Martin Dumais, has evolved since 2007 over […]

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Contemporary Noise Sextet :: Ghostwriter’s Joke (Denovali)

From the mysterious and atmospheric mood of the opening track “Walk With Marylin,” to the ‘70’s spy soundtrack stylings (in a 7/4 time signature no less) of “Morning Ballet” through to the virtuosic outbursts from the various instruments amidst a sparse, edgy and sometimes gritty musical landscape, this album is right up there with the […]

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Field Rotation :: Acoustic Tales (Denovali)

Modern classical music with electro acoustic leanings and a focus on conveying some sense of emotion and mood. [Release page] Acoustic Tales by Field Rotation is a masterpiece of understated beauty. Modern classical music with electro acoustic leanings and a focus on conveying some sense of emotion and mood. Described in the accompanying documentation as […]

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Terminal Sound System :: Heavy Weather (Denovali)

This LP is still within the realm of shoegaze epic doom, with layers of sounds drifting in and out of the music like sheets in a sonic wind, building up to form intense atmospheres, sometimes imposing and sometimes subtle and reflective, only to fall away to leave eerie, empty eddying sounds. [Listen] Heavy, that’s the […]

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