Post Tagged with: "Diametric"

2VIEW :: Parallelism / Valanx (Shimmering Moods)

The first new releases of 2016 from Shimmering Moods—by Parallelism and Valanx—continue to champion the cause of artists blurring the boundaries of ambient, drone, electro-acoustic and sound design. Sage Taylor may be familiar to ambienteers from various beatless and beat-driven projects (Textural Being, aspect., Moxil & Taxil), most recently Parallelism, whose Untitled was a keynote release from SM‘s early 2015 […]

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2VIEW :: Mind over MIDI / Submersion (diametric.)

The permeation into experimental electronica of noise as ‘instrument’—be it clicks’n’cuts or static wash—may be traced back two decades—to Pole‘s early re-cons of Basic Channel studio detritus and sundry Mille Plateaux. Evidence the tradition is still going strong comes in two releases from diametric., whose curator, Arne Weinberg, might have purpose picked Mind Over MIDI and Submersion as exhibits of the scope for artists […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #13 mix

Dalliance #13 is a(n) (Ambient / Dub) Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (February 2016 transmission incoming). The thirteenth in this series of mixes assembles more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse and Outer Limits atmo’. Igloomag contributing editor Alan Lockett—in MistMaxer […]

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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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Sons of Melancholia :: Silencer (diametric.)

With plangent pads and heart-tug strings folded into deep bass pulses and off-kilter rhythms roamed through by a refined melodic sensibility, Silencer offers a view from and into SoM‘s beguilingly doleful world. Imbued with a certain sense of Wabi-sabi. In a review of Sons of Melancholia‘s previous album it was observed in passing that a ’90s IDM revival is arguably […]

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Val_Ex :: Riot (Solar One)

This new outfit sees Arne Weinberg, with his penchant for modular music, team up with The Exaltics for a very special album. Beats help to relieve the pressure but cannot alleviate the overarching sense of fear sculpted by this pairing. The freshly formed Val_Ex must be one of the most tantalizing collaborations of 2014. This […]

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Sons of Melancholia :: Beauty is Imperfection (diametric.)

“For fans of early Autechre and 90’s IDM music such as Beaumont Hannant, Stasis, Likemind and B12…” The press release of diametric.’s latest album makes some mouthwatering references to any Techno ears. David Nizet, aka Ozka, is debuting his Sons of Melancholia moniker on Arne Weinberg’s imprint with Beauty is Imperfection. Lonesome disparate beats introduce […]

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Valanx :: Ejecta Remixes (diametric.)

Ejecta saw Arne Weinberg bury deeper, digging below into insular isolation to seek shelter amongst the internal shadows. Now Valanx has called upon four similarly minded souls for re-interpretations of the Ejecta inscriptions. Jena’s Robert Witschakowski, aka The Exaltics, is the first foot soldier drafted into Valanx’s shock brigade. The Solar One founder takes the […]

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Valanx :: Ejecta (diametric.)

This is cerebral, cinematic and, at points, outright scary music. Disturbing and unsettling soundscapes from the catacombs of Valanx. Arne Weinberg’s Valanx is an insular audio beast. This modular synthesizer creature has stalked imprints like Elephant Records and SonouS. As the Scottish night steadily consumes the fading day, Weinberg is mirroring the winter mood with […]

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Imugem Orihasam :: Grains (diametric.)

Casting an eye back over the back catalog, Orihasam marks a new avenue rather than a break with the diametric. ideal. Coarse and undeniably dark, this Japanese artist programming in crash barriers and spark plugs. “Techno used to be better…” I enjoy an ‘ole rant. Solid bit of cribbing, complaining, general giving out. One of […]

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Aksutique :: Notch Fields (diametric.)

Rather than pander to the “dub” crowd, this EP takes what has become quite a saturated genre and elevates it with ambient subtlety and a gentleness of spirit. Matthias Falkenstein (aka Matthias Springer) is one of the most prolific artists that I’ve never come across. For more than a decade, and under a spread of […]

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John Shima :: Apoapsis EP (diametric.)

From the outset, Apoapis maps an introspective and involving musical vision. Shima draws on the history of British electronics, adopting techno and electronica into his cerebral sound. diametric. opens 2013 with a new vinyl release. Following a productive 2012, Arne Weinberg’s label introduces a new name to the catalogue; John Shima. To date, Sheffield based Shima has focused […]

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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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Mind Over MIDI :: Monolog (diametric.)

The thirteen tracks of Monolog map a dark and introspective world, a pallid world of leaden atmospheres and weighted dawns. An excellent work of modern ambience—contemporaries living up the classics. After a recent focus on Techno and Electro Glasgow’s diametric. returns with some environmental meanderings. Helge Tømmervåg aka Mind Over MIDI is a veteran of […]

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Morphology :: Landform EP (diametric.)

The pair have served up some cold and sepulchral Electro in their time, but here Turunen and Diekmann have a much more Mediterranean disposition. The Scandinavian winds are present, but there is a warm breeze running throughout. Morphology are quietly becoming a central name in Electro. The Finnish twosome of Matti Turunen and Michael Diekmann […]

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FBK :: Antithesis (diametric.)

Engaging and entrancing, Kennedy sets sounds running and moulds them. Like a piece of clay on a potter’s wheel, FBK shapes and curves his sound; damping snares when needed and adding bass. Glasgow is a city for the electronic music fan, arguably it’s the Mecca. Artists from across globe play and DJ in Scotland’s largest […]

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Valanx :: Xenolith (Diametric.)

Xenolith is a dark vision from the mind of Valanx. The bucolic tones of nature, the progression of modernity and the thrill of the metropolis are put under the Valanx lens, a lens which sees the charcoal silhouette of all. Just before the end of the year Arne Weinberg announced a change. In a press […]

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Ophion :: Pallor Absentis (Diametric.)

The tracks are of that lush ambient tradition where the club is not even in the thought process, where there is only musician and sound blending in a sea of pulses and drone. Electricity, up. Gas, up. Cold winter forecast. One way to beat the frosty onset is to strap on some headphones and sink […]

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Tangula :: Eye of the Beholder EP (Diametric.)

Eye of the Beholder is a great record, and it is undoubtedly with a heavy heart that Arne releases it. But, it is a slap on the back the German producer deserves; after releasing top notch techno for a decade he is about to embark on a new journey. [Clone release page] Arne Weinberg recently made […]

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Optic Nerve :: 3 Dimensional (Diametric.)

The tracks are club friendly, but this is more a piece of machine reflection than bass and beat. Dark, broody and emotional in one stroke; isolated, calm and cerebral in another. [Order page] Following the Mind Over MIDI album, Diametric. return to vinyl with Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker. The name Keith Tucker is synonymous […]

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Morphology :: Zirkon Affair (Diametric)

The stripped down, parred back, undiluted sound of real electro is at the core of Morphology. But there is an element of soul embedded within. Morphology are a duo who have the midas touch. Whatever these Finns turn their hand to seems to turn to gold. From their material on Abstract Minds and album on […]

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Arne Weinberg :: Chrome EP (Diametric)

On hearing Chrome I thought of how much I enjoy listening to this kind of music during these long cold winter nights. And I do. But that’s not exactly true. I like listening to this kind of techno rain, hail or shine. The search for techno returns with Glasgow based diametric fielding its latest outing. […]

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