Post Tagged with: "Displacer"

Displacer :: The Face You Deserve (Hymen)

A solid, and aggressive outing of adventurous, forward-thinking, and layered electronic music that deserves attention in 2017 Best Of lists. Displacer, also known as Michael Morton (head of The Crime League imprint), certainly knows how to keep himself busy with music, art, and all things creative. With an expansive discography spanning 14-years, we’ve seen 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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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Vinyl (Hymen / Crime League)

The sounds on offer here are rooted in dark drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat but defy strict categorization as they push into uncharted territory of mutant hybrids. Michael Morton. Known aliases: Displacer. Musician, prolific remixer, owner of the Crime League record label. Friend to Igloo, provider of this hour-long journey. Something like 7 full-length and […]

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DAVID ELSEWHERE :: Amalgamix 2015

“I try to take opposing sounds such as a very beautiful piece and mix it on top of gritty heavy beats. Often times I will combine multiple melodies and beats attempting to create something that sounds novel.” David Elsewhere offers Amalgamix 2015; 109 minutes of sculpted electronic music from Planet Earth. “In this Amalgamix 2015 […]

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Displacer :: Electric Dreams (The Crime League)

An assured and mature sound that manages to rescue IDM from its solipsistic focus on conceptual electronica. Displacer’s Electric Dreams is an often dark, moody and dystopian take on maximalist electronica. Combining the sounds of figures like the recently reappeared Tim Exile with a futuristic aesthetic, Displacer—Canadian producer Michael Morton—gives us eight tracks of his […]

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Gnome & Spybey :: Reflective (The Crime League)

This new Gnome & Spybey explores the possibilities of synthesizers, disrupted collage sounds and harmonic piano touches around touchingly emotional ambient pieces in a pure classy vein. Signed on the highly productive and pluralistic electronic music label Crime League, this new Gnome & Spybey explores the possibilities of synthesizers, disrupted collage sounds and harmonic piano […]

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V/A :: Emerging Organisms Vol. 5 (Tympanik Audio)

The selection here follows previous editions’ time-tested mixture of big names and newcomers, blending originals with remixes and collaborations to take the listener on a diverse journey through the state of the world in edgy IDM. Seems like just yesterday I was reviewing a giant Tympanik Audio compilation, but in fact it was 2012 and […]

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Chase Dobson :: Parallel Lines (The Crime League)

Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than with emotion and compositional skill? Is it dark outside? Are you sitting comfortably? Are your speakers and amplifier capable of reproducing audio waveforms with enough energy that you can feel their vibrations on your skin? Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than […]

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DISPLACER :: Igloo Mix

Displacer (aka Michael Morton) recently submitted an exclusive Igloo Mix, one that represents current listening all interconnected like a simmering electronic soup. Head of The Crime League, and forager of sound with a darkened experimental hue, Displacer unleashes a cacophonous mixture that sheds light on a varietal musical selection from across this tiny spinning rock. […]

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Return of the Dragon :: Dragon’s Eye Recordings Relaunch

News of the return of the Dragon… Dragon’s Eye, that is—a label whose roster’s diverse esoteric projects were, as seen here and here, very much in the catchment area of igloo‘s more experimental wing before abrupt interrupt in 2012. Turns out it was a temporary hiatus determined by curator Yann Novak—to take stock, remake and […]

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Five questions for The Crime League

The Crime League is a Toronto-based music label originally established in 2006 as an outlet for b-sides of the electronic music project Displacer. It has since gone on to become a tee shirt label & design agency, but not forgetting its roots in music culture. Now, in 2013, it returns to give you a series […]

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NEOTERIC COMPONENTS :: Raab Codec Igloo Mix

Taking on many genre shapes, Neoteric Components expands and contracts its hardened outer layers to reveal a flickering core made from molten techno, abstract industrial and crunchy atmospheric electronics. Raab Codec’s Component Records imprint is back in full (digital) form and to reveal their forthcoming Neoteric Components compilation, he’s unleashed an igloomag.com exclusive mix to […]

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V/A :: Ambient Selections Vol.1 (Cyan Music)

Ambient Selections Vol.1 is a typical nature inspired ambient compilation which creates a hypnotic sound environment and favors a deep listening experience. Cyan Music is an independent netlabel formed by the brothers Andrew and Gill Till, multifaceted electronic artists mostly recognized for their substantial and permanent explorations on the territory of Cyber-trance electronica. Ambient Selections Vol. […]

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Gnome & Spybey :: Three (Crime League)

A very personal musical topography which represents the most abstract-kinetic facet of ambient music with its mysteriously compelling, absorbing, droning and sonorous tendencies. Well established artist for having published a few standards in the field of groundbreaking and chilling post techno ambient, Michael Morton (alias Displacer) is also a producer and the founder of the […]

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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Lotus EP (Crime League)

Three remixes—one of them by waveTangent—and two originals dip back and forth between rusty machines, faded oscillators and lively audio deconstruction. Michael Morton digs deep into his roots for the Curse of the Black Lotus, delving into darkened drum’n bass and post-industrialism with a positive slant. Synths rummage through tangled drums as the prolific Toronto, […]

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V/A :: Accretion (Tympanik Audio, 5-year Anniversary Compilation)

For fifteen dollars, the price of cappuccinos and pastry for two, you get half a gigabyte of high-quality MP3s, which amount to nearly four hours of music if you played them end to end. [Release page] The first thing you should know about Tympanik Audio’s massive 42-track-long compilation celebrating their five year anniversary is that […]

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c.db.sn :: .​.​.At The End Of It All Remixed (Tympanik Audio)

Tympanik Audio administers a primed collection that defies specific explanation. It’s basically a matter of letting the gravity of this release take over as various musical cohorts fine-tune the trajectory of each original chemical element. They’ve succeeded at altering the sequence while keeping the high-temperature solar flares to a minimum. [Release page] The cover art […]

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Displacer :: Foundation (Hymen)

A mixture of solids, liquids and opaque gases, each piece rattles effortlessly as a series of ingredients melt together in a fuzzy subatomic layer. Submerging ambience, rugged beats and smoldering bass, Foundation peals yet another layer of Displacer’s inspiring audio-visual skills. [Release page] I’ll step forward right now—a slight bias towards Michael Morton’s Displacer alias […]

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ACCESS TO ARASAKA :: Envoy (igloomag mix)

“Whether or not Access To Arasaka is trying to create soundtracks for extraterrestrial cafes, he’s certainly able to attract the attention of (us) earthlings by continually baffling the ears with high-definition audio sculpting.” Access To Arasaka offers several unreleased Tympanik Audio tracks for igloomag.com readers. Envoy Mix (tracklist) :: Dirk Geiger :: Twin Flame (Tapage […]

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DISPLACER :: Renaissance Festival Mix (Re-Edit)

Fresh off of his latest outing with Tympanik Audio (Night Gallery), Displacer (aka Michael Morton) performed live in Montreal, Canada at the Renaissance Festival (November 2011) celebrating 10 years of Ad Noiseam and Chromosome Syndicate. The mix was recently re-edited for Digital::Nimbus radio (Show #438) and now made available to igloomag.com readers. Layers of darkened […]

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V/A :: Emerging Organisms 4 (Tympanik Audio)

Emerging Organisms Vol 4 breaks the boundaries of previous entries in the series, reflecting both the increased diversity of the label’s output and the compounding production polish and compositional complexity that the contributing artists gain with each new release. [Release page] Another year, another array of emerging organisms appear on Tympanik Audio‘s annual compilation series. […]

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Displacer :: Night Gallery (Tympanik Audio)

Layers of darkened tones are spread throughout, however, the post-industrial insignia associated with Displacer is stripped away in place of a more plasmic flow of evolved production skills. Trying to string together words describing Displacer‘s latest is easier said than done, and after having listened to the album several times, each experience sheds a previously […]

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TYMPANIK AUDIO :: 3View 2011.3

Despite significant changes in musical retail in recent years Tympanik Audio have successfully managed to maintain their popularity with a regular release schedule (mostly on physical formats) and a strong stable of both new and established artists. At the beginning of last year, Tympanik Audio opened their annual release schedule with a clutch of releases […]

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Igloo Trax Vol.2 :: The Most Music (Igloo Magazine)

“…Igloo Trax Volume 2: The Most Music (a digital download release commemorating Igloo Magazine’s 10-year anniversary) can be described as a vivid cross-section through a multitude of sub-genre’s from experimental dub to cosmic drone, minimal techno-breaks to subdued electro, dub-noise to organic electronics and downbeat mechanical beauty; a smorgasbord of audio delight…” (Igloo Trax Bandcamp […]

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