Post Tagged with: "Dronarivm"

Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4.  Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]

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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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INNERMOST SPACES :: A modern classical infusion

The experimental fringes of the modern classical arena are bursting with creativity these days. Musicians and labels explore new possibilities and modi operandi. This article gathers five outcomes worth diving into again and again. Dag Rosenqvist :: elephant (Dronarivm) It’s not easy to digest the six compositions Dag Rosenqvist crafted for elephant. They demand the […]

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Legiac :: The Voynich Manuscript (Dronarivm)

Legiac leave behind their beat-driven past and evolve into pure ambience. Legiac have put together a lovely release on the Russian Dronarivm label, which finds Roel Funcken and Cor Bolten leaving behind both one Funcken brother and all trace of the crunchy, glitchy beatwork which characterized earlier releases. This new edition, named after “an early […]

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Tobias Hellkvist :: Vesterhavet (self release)

Vesterhavet has been shaped and fine-tuned, the Swede’s swathes stretched and swollen over years in teeming layers of transportive tone accretion, into chronostatic sprawl. Ambient electroacoustic artist Tobias Hellkvist‘s latest album, Vesterhavet, has been slow to emerge following his two self-defining works, Evolutions and Everything Is Connected (Home Normal, 2010, 2012), though in the meantime his creative fields have not lain […]

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Rezo Glonti :: Budapest (Dronarivm)

Dozens of small dramas are being played out in a dense, urban setting festooned with shockingly green treetops. On the streets and in the stations, between the offices and apartment buildings, practical-minded men and women bustle past lazily drifting daydreams. Named not after the Pearl of the Danube but rather the street in Tbilisi where Georgian producer […]

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Caught in the Wake Forever :: The Places Where I Worship You (Dronarivm)

The air is certainly chilly and the water freezing, but there is much shared warmth here. Painfully unprepossessing, McGowan interweaves emotion with emotionless nature suborning neither to the other. It begins on the Isle of Arran, where Fraser McGowan regained his center and captured field recordings that would be painstakingly belabored in order to create […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Pjusk / Sleep Orchestra :: Drowning in the Sky (Dronarivm)

Together, Pjusk and Sleep Orchestra evoke a chilly and endless, empty silence, broken only by wind whipping up new snow on the pack ice and the crunching footsteps of vain forays in this direction or that, all leading to more nowhere. “Pjusk” is one of those wonderful onomatopoeic words whose meaning is roughly approximate to its sound—junk, […]

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Maps and Diagrams :: Multi-rear-view

Tim Martin had reached new heights of hyperactivity at our last igloo-view of Maps and Diagrams; there we found him ‘between mood paradigms of light and dark, playing off a reined in prettiness against a more ambiguous undertow, that guards against falling into the sea of twee, or straying into the land of bland inhabited […]

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V/A :: 15 Shades of White (Dronarivm)

This compilation work gathers a bunch of well-known artists who can be considered as emerging leaders of relaxed cinematic instrumental dream-pop musical excursions. A pleasant listening experience that will ravish fans of the artists mentioned from above and more. Dronarivm is a relatively new label located in Moscow, Russia but which rapidly gained an incredibly […]

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Pillowdiver :: Bloody Oath (Dronarivm)

Bloody Oath exacts prolonged vengeance on pop music by taking a handful of chart hits by Australian acts and stretching, layering and generally obfuscating any trace of origin.  A death threat in Valentine’s Day packaging, Bloody Oath exacts prolonged vengeance on pop music by taking a handful of chart hits by Australian acts and stretching, layering […]

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V/A :: Aquarius (Dronarivm)

Liquidity has always been an apt metaphor for ambient music as well as for what this collection represents—the fluidity, if not downright irrelevance of boundaries, through which influence, admiration and seduction seep from Vancouver to Norway and Rotterdam, to Italy and Russia and Japan and wherever Simon Whetham happens to be at the moment. For […]

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Fescal :: Two Winter Poems (Dronarivm)

Simply stunning, Fescal’s miniatures raise maximum goosebumps. South Korean multimedia artist Fescal has been inspired by two poems by Alexander Pushkin in the creation of two, ten-minute tape pieces remindful of warm colloquy deep in the midst of a cold, Muscovy winter. The phased briskness of “Winter Morning” wells up like church bells pealing overtop […]

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Celer :: Rags of Contentment (Dronarivm)

Ragas of calm, resignation to luscious ennui and irrepressible resolve. The record apparently brings to mind Nepal and Eno’s Discreet Music for Will Long, and a night spent outdoors between sundown and darkness in Santa Ana, just being there. Carried away by the big meaningful. [Release page] The debut release by Russian ambient imprint Dronarivm […]

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