Post Tagged with: "Detroit Underground"

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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FURS :: Anti-Node EP (Detroit Underground / eBoy)

Overall an enjoyable EP that segues from quaint electronics to well-oiled rhythm blocks while retaining its bright lit canvass of melodic shuffles. The smothered 8-bit audio bubbles of the early 00’s rings in the air on FURS’ extended player with dBoy (a collaborative effort between Detroit Underground and the German graphic design group eBoy). The […]

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Release your ears 2.0

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. Following up from earlier this month, there’s still plenty of music to digest among dangling wires and digital waveforms. Here’s another batch of titles worth investigating—each dipping into new […]

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Release your ears 1.0

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. In an effort to continually highlight the mass of music flowing through the igloomag.com doors here’s a list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s […]

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Richard Devine :: Risp EP (Detroit Underground)

Music which has all but the rudimentary ties to humanity stripped out of it. The machines have a dialogue and language all of their own and Mr. Devine speaks it well. Richard Devine‘s Risp is machine music. Music which has all but the rudimentary ties to humanity stripped out of it. The machines have a […]

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Sense :: AXxil of Macial EP (Detroit Underground / Psychonavigation)

Without falling from the edges of slippery ice sheets, each percussive puncture is evenly paced amongst a myriad of leavened ambience gluing these sonic pictures together. There’s a distinctive warmth to experimental electronics, especially when emanating from Adam Raisbeck’s machinery. As subtle darkened strands hover over alien bleeps, sharp beats flicker and tear apart only […]

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Phoenecia :: Demissions (Schematic Music Co. / Detroit Underground)

Not only are the duo of Joshua Kay and Romulo Del Castillo still pursuing sonic creations in a myriad of formations (film, soundtracks, collaborations and label operations), they continue to craft mind-bent rhythms that transcend time, coming across as minimalist tribal structures accented with electro’s dynamic low-pressure grooves and gelatinous shifts. We could always reference […]

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Five questions for Detroit Underground

Sohail Azad (aka Kero and Detroit Underground mastermind) is at the forefront of entrepreneurial audio / visual design. Having cultivated precision experiments in electronics for over a decade with notable acts across the globe, Detroit Underground (and its affiliated subsidiaries including audio design, video, radio and just about any other creative outlet) remains at the […]

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Exillon :: Mean Rich Mud EP (Detroit Underground)

Embracing the sound of classic IDM, Exillon’s Jay Fields infuses this six track EP with healthy doses of acid, electro, and dubstep. Exillon’s Mean Rich Mud is one of the more refreshing electronic releases that have hit these ears as of late. Embracing the sound of classic IDM, Exillon’s Jay Fields infuses this six track […]

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