Post Tagged with: "Detroit Underground"

Ariadne’s Labyrinth :: Lost And Founded EP (Detroit Underground)

Lost And Founded is a mixed assortment, one that balances rapidly rotating pulsars with classical drum’n bass techno. Somewhere in a dense field of high-grade electronics is where you’ll find Detroit Underground’s latest signing—Ariadne’s Labyrinth (aka Sharon Subbarao), a classically trained violinist and pianist—and a debut EP for the imprint. Energetic, emotive, and orchestral at times, […]

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Qebo :: The Former Generations of Structure (Detroit Underground)

The Former Generations of Structure delivers a fluid understanding of restrained electronics tethered to skeletal melodic tendencies. By way of Athens through Detroit, Qebo’s impacting sonic derailment is very much welcomed. Greece-based Qebo have been at it for over a decade, but have only just recently become (more) active, and we’re thrilled to dissect it. The […]

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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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Chris Randall :: Oscillator Breach (Detroit Underground)

What should we expect from this stylistic chameleon? Heavy bass, for starters. More of those delicious dub/dub-techno chord changes and beats. Six original tacks, then four more which receive loving treatment from a cast of remixers including Proem and the inimitable Baseck. Chris Randall, according to his twitter bio, is a “Musician, Writer, User Interface […]

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Nullptr :: Optical EP (Detroit Underground)

Fans of early Jega, Solvent, Quinoline Yellow, Bitstream and Evac should take notice as Optical is in prime modular-electro strike mode. Classic electro-IDM from start to finish is revealed by veteran Eddie Symons—also known as Bovaflux, [d]-tached label head and co-founder of the influential / intentional limited lifespan Struktur imprint from the early 00’s. This time Nullptr debuts for none other […]

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Adam Jay :: Corpora (Detroit Underground)

Robust modular electro that pushes old-school dynamics into new territory. Robust modular electro that pushes old-school dynamics into new territory—Adam Jay employs rugged low-end as he punishes nearby bassbins on Corpora. A dozen danceable rhythms and Detroit techno washes rumble about, yet Corpora gravitates towards experimental, acid and fine-cut electro at its center. At times […]

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Marshall Applewhite :: We All Die EP (Detroit Underground)

We All Die states the inevitable, but it also aims for audible perfection where slow-motion electrical sounds resonate, rattle and rummage. A bemusing yet impacting downtempo EP, this is multi-directional music for the senses—on and off the dance floor. Marshall Applewhite has had a handful of music released on How To Kill, Clan Destine, Senseless Neon and his own YoSucka! […]

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Housemeister :: Transfer (Detroit Underground)

Minimal modular manipulations, lightly doused electro meandering, liquid sound sculptures, and blips ‘n bleeps tangled in a wired mess. Minimal modular manipulations, lightly doused electro meandering, liquid sound sculptures, and blips ‘n bleeps tangled in a wired mess, Berlin-based producer and DJ Housemeister (aka Martin Böhm) is in true form on Transfer. With several EP’s […]

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Valance Drakes :: Struggle Experienced Internally (Detroit Underground)

Bold, pitched percussion loops lay down the basis for each of these tracks, slowly filling with more density, adding a sense of tension and development without rhythmically slipping enough to betray the listener’s deeply nodding head. Prolific Londoner Valance Drakes delivers a strong EP of noisy hip-hop tempo experiments for the wide ranging Detroit Underground […]

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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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Randomform :: Furtherfield (Detroit Underground)

A baffling foray into otherworldly electronic distortion spanning an hours worth of bewildered experimentation. Sorin Paun, better known as Randomform (and a few other alias’) reveals Furtherfield for Detroit Underground, an ordered, determined, deep and dark exp-electro full length. Combining rhythmic, underground noise, some drama with aliens sounds, rotational movement and dramatic sweeps, Furtherfield can […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 5

Time for more tips from the world of cassette releases. As always, there’s so much amazing music out there—with a few favorites from various musical genres featured below. These are all available on digital and other formats too so, if you’ve yet to dust off your old Sony Walkman, there’s no excuse but to delve […]

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Datacrashrobot :: Inline Expansion EP (Bass Agenda)

Beats breaking, lasers beaming and noise bitten glimpse-melodies reveal themselves in dubby dark-knit matter. Datacrashrobot is an electro/experimental project of Sorin Paun that started at the beginning of 2008. Sorin has worked under many names and is a highly visual musician/artist that also goes under the name Randomform which recently released Furtherfield on Detroit Underground. […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 3

It’s been far too long since the last Tape Transmission but this means there are heaps of excellent releases to catch up on. Boliden :: Meta (Chemical Tapes) Meta by Boliden Really nice reduced loopy techno—kind of a lo-fi The Field spun through a kaleidoscopic lucid dream dappled with summer evening sun. Donnacha Costello :: […]

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Valance Drakes :: Fail With Honour Then Succeed By Fraud EP (Luana)

Subdued melodies twisted around clicks and disjointed cuts, these three technical audio snapshots wisp by evenly. Available on a limited 7″ EP, Valance Drakes continues to unravel ultra silky glitch electronics. Having prepared several EPs for notable imprints such as Detroit Underground, Schematic, Bedroom Research and Clean Error to name a few, it would seem […]

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Yaporigami :: Drudged Torn Routine (Detroit Underground)

Drudged Torn Routine sounds less like the classic Detroit techno of yore yet props are given and that old techno sound is clearly represented by Yaporigami. Each track develops into a strange, hypnotic creation that sounds timeless, as if droning on for longer than you’ve been alive. Native Detroit-ians bemoan their cities status as “abandoned […]

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Yvat :: Exeunt (Detroit Underground)

Exeunt is an impacted collage made from cohesive electronic chunks for extraterrestrial armchair listening. “Altair” busts open to reveal shimmering glitch tones, broken bass thumps and an uptempo IDM/electro sheen which sways about with rhythmic complexity. This sets the tone for Yvat (aka longtime veteran producer Octavian Justinian Uta) as melodic electrical scrapes adhere to DSP […]

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Phylum Sinter :: Colony Collapse Reorder (Detroit Underground)

A well conceived album managing to elicit broken voltaic sounds, detuned construction and an experimentally intact wandering from the past and present. Taking a trip into yesteryear Phylum Sinter (aka Detroit resident Chris Todd) has dabbled in experimental electronics for many years, foraging for lost sonic artifacts and revealing sculptured highlights from the past. Recently signed […]

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ENV(itre) :: Ruct EP (Detroit Underground)

Ruct is a mixed concoction that dips back and forth between IDM’s glory days and yet still manages to reveal hidden electrical messages that are shaping tomorrow’s pulse. Active for just over a decade, Miroslaw Majewski (aka ENV(itre)) isn’t new to the tangled web of 8-bit infused electronics and IDM-mangled audio slicing. As evidenced on […]

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V/A :: Friendly Integration V2 (Detroit Underground)

A couple dozen tracks sees the forward thinking audio-art boutique that is Detroit Underground pushing ahead Volume 2 in the Friendly Integration series. A well-balanced display with a range of motion keeps DetUnd’s Friendly Integration V2 cross-pollinating fluid electrical mixtures and skewed sonic calibration. Perhaps best absorbed as broken data bits combining an abundance of phases, […]

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The Oceanographer :: D Minor EP (Detroit Underground)

The vibe of D Minor is laid back and relatively chilled with quite a clinical electronic sheen—harking back a touch to 90’s Artificial Intelligence-era IDM. The Oceanographer (aka Windsor, Ontario-based Joshua Babcock) serves up a collage of melodic electronic influenced tunes on Detroit Underground. The D Minor EP contains five original tracks yet the release is expanded […]

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Valance Drakes / Cyuild Apo :: Double review (Luana / Clean Error)

Yielding various connotations based on who might be delve into these disjointed electrical tones, a data splurge unfolds from each audio architect and is accurately manifested in a brief stint with Luana and Clean Error. So many crumpled audio tentacles veer, sway and flicker their bass-infused rudiments with a sense of control. Valance Drakes and […]

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Valance Drakes :: A Fatherless Child EP (Detroit Underground)

A Fatherless Child takes Detroit Underground to tranquil lands of sun-soaked signal processing with an emotional buzz. Valance Drakes continues in his mission for sublime audio scribbling with four brisk tracks, minimized at the core and filled to the brim with overflowing ambient slivers. A Fatherless Child is a DSP-laden haze of curious wanderings and tethered emotion […]

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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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Qebrus & Valance Drakes :: Unseen Intruders (Bedroom Research)

Altering perceptions of extraterrestrial experimentation intermixed with bass, signal-processing and a collation of tumbling frequencies Unseen Intruders forms a skewed perception of intelligent dance music that is definitive in its approach and take-off. [Release page] Qebrus and Valance Drakes team up as a single musical entity for the Unseen Intruders extended player—a 3-track wash of […]

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Cyuild Apo :: Audio Portrait (Detroit Underground)

As Detroit Underground continue to expand their roster, there has always been a key focus on intelligent dance music, all of its subtle mutations, ricocheting melodies, disjointed lyrical blurbs and an improvisational signature. The same holds true for this newly formed outfit known as Cyuild Apo. [Release page] Enabl.ed and Valence Drakes teamed up late […]

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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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Anklepants :: Amilia-Face-E-On EP (Detroit Underground)

Brisk in its venture through known and unknown spaces, the Amelia-Face-E-On EP is an exemplary collection of dubstep, bass, IDM and post-industrial chemicals all rolled into a solid 9-pack concoction for Detroit Underground. [Release page] Electrical downpours of dubstep, grit and disjointed bass falling from the machinery of Anklepants is released by the forward-thinking folks […]

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hosmOz :: Vulva EP (Bedroom Research / Detroit Underground)

As this EP sheds its plethora of mechanical eruptions, rest assured that hosmOz exhibits finesse and controlled chaos from start to end. The challenging art of technical electronics bleeds rhythmic flows that may or may not hit the sweet spot for its audience. It’s unfortunate but sometimes sound design remains sound design unless the human […]

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