Post Tagged with: "Dub"

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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Yagya :: Stars and Dust (Delsin)

I don’t know what’s happened to Guðmundsson in the last few years, but Stars and Dust is shot through with the heady euphoria that only romance and nostalgia can trigger. This is at least partially achieved through the skillful blending of classical instrumentation, most prominently and touchingly, the piano, together with some of his warmest, […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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Not just jazz :: Soulful rejuvenations

Azymuth and Yussef Kamaal bring jazz-funk back to the forefront, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Papa Chango summon the old spirits of afrobeat, ethio-jazz and soul to perform outrageous new choreographies. Azymuth :: Fênix (Far Out) When it comes to the catalog of Brazil-based trio, Azymuth, you can’t go wrong. What they do […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 9

We must admit we’ve taken our time since the last update on all things tape. We even missed Cassette Store Day—but every day is Cassette Store Day, right? So, time to delve into some new tape releases that have been tickling our eardrums with delight. We stretch across genres with six releases taking in crackers […]

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Eraldo Bernocchi & Prakash Sontakke :: Invisible Strings (RareNoise)

An irresistible east meets west affair. Immaculately produced and expertly executed with the natural expressivity and confidence you would expect to feel from such experienced and versatile musicians. Guitarist, experimental musician-producer and sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi, and slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke are both in that creative point where they have enough experience and skills […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: Visual Archive & Tour EP review (Numbers, Houston 10/1/2016)

Meat Beat Manifesto visual archive of photo and video footage from their live show at Numbers Houston October 1st, 2016, a brief recap of the tour only EP, and a glimpse at what’s to follow in 2017. Video-collage tapestry at its finest (October 1st, 2016) Jack Dangers and Ben Stokes of Meat Beat Manifesto were in prime […]

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DUB TRANSMISSIONS :: Pangani, Mop Mop, Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno, Dub Spencer & Trance Hill

Deep heavy basslines, lingering rich echoes, relentless grooves, all soaked in colorful psychedelia; this Dub Transmissions installment brings you the latest and most piquant, eclectic and cutting edge gems from the bubbling mystical dub realms. Pangani :: In The Moment (Self-Released) Fourteen years after Ott released his Hallucinogen ‎in Dub album, the influence of the […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: 2016 live dates, EP and new album

Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat Beat Manifesto (MBM) is gearing up for a handful of U.S. shows, heralding the release of new material. (Press Release) San Francisco, CA – Returning after a six year hiatus since 2010’s Answers Come in Dreams, seminal electronic band Meat […]

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Kronodigger :: ENC015 EP (Encrypted Audio)

A two track manifesto, Kronodigger yields even further refinement in the art of broken industrial bass. These are hard-edged kinetic electronics that merit further investigation. Based in New York, Alexey Gorokholinskiy’s crafts sonic sculptures with utter clarity and visceral distortion. His Subliminal Design extended player from March 2015 marked a roughened breaks, bass and dub signature sound […]

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Gaudi :: 10” White Vinyl and Digital EP on RareNoise

Spacious, spacey, heavy mystical dub pulses with invincible groove, majesty and might. The highly versatile musician and producer strikes again, this time with a delicious appetizer via the multifaceted RareNoise imprint. The 2-track EP (download comes with a bonus track, “Nocturnal Sonata”) serves as an introduction to the forthcoming full length release, to be titled […]

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Driftmachine :: Colliding Contours (Umor Rex)

The duo have mastered the art of shifting and sliding synthesized blocks into echoed detours. By reconfiguring ever so slowly, each minuscule bit develops into vast audible sub-structures. Eroded dub drones and corrosive industrial hypnotics are in focus with Berlin’s Driftmachine, their latest titled Colliding Contours is available on Mexico’s Umor Rex. Continuing to stretch modular […]

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Eraldo Bernocchi & Shinkiro :: In Praise of Shadows (SSSM)

Though subtle indeed, In Praise of Shadows summons a certain dis-ease, a sense of the shy and the paranoid, as if the listening mind were an incarnation of the artwork gracing the album. Much of the music made by Eraldo Bernocchi resides on the broken edges of faith, hope and compassion. More sanguine than exsanguinating, Shinkiro (Manabu Hiramoto), whose work […]

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Radioactive Man :: Dub Vault Volume 2 (UNA Sound)

A properly excellent twist on the genre for fans of old and new dub sounds. There are few producers who can effortlessly pick 10 year-old tracks from their unreleased back catalog yet still sound fresh and bang up date. Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man) is such a producer and it helps that Keith has been seemingly ever present on the […]

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Quixosis :: De Fiúcher (Self-Released)

Flowing through brush-stroked ambient realms, industrial landscapes of dub and debris, shattered glass and an abstract drone, here we have Quixosis delivering primal contours from a far away place. Quixosis is a new(er) sound-art project from Ecuadorian Daniel Lofredo-Rota and a fully-fledged analog ensemble finds De Fiúcher revealing a dozen snapshots choke full of tranquilized audibles. Some may recall […]

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Boulderdash :: Pro Time Killers (DataDoor)

Progenitor’s of the early 00’s melodic ambient-electronic arena, Boulderdash hone in on their sense of rhythm and tone as Pro Time Killers provides a great snapshot of their multifaceted skills. Refined, chilled music for armchair listening and highly recommended. Intended for release on US-based Acre Records, Pro Time Killers by Swedish producers Hans Möller and Daniel Skaborn decided to […]

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V/A :: Mid Atlantic Death (Great Circles)

A compilation of contrasts set in the rust clad cast of Great Circles. If you wanted to crack this Philadelphia label, sample its metallic taste and hear what their sound is all about; get listening. Anyone following what I write…God love ya! Nah, seriously; anyone following my poorly punctuated rants (and thanks for doing so!) […]

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Echaskech :: Certainty of Tides EP (Self-Released)

A behemoth of electronic, dub, glitch ‘n bass and synthesized musical bliss seamlessly morphs into a splendid sonic detour of sound and vision. It seems like just yesterday that we dialed into Origin (Just Music, 2014), described as “majestic sound-escapes which evolve into fully-formed canvasses.” Well, this EP isn’t too far off from that description. Echaskech‘s Certainty […]

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Kettel :: Wingtip (Clone)

Each piece is as finely sculpted and honed as the next as cute circuitous arrangements ebb and flow building layer upon layer of elegant melody. Just when you thought it might be impossible to yet again revisit 1990s electronica, along comes Kettel with an album packed with pure nostalgic brilliance. There are no holds barred […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: Abyssalia EP (Component)

Charles Terhune offers a sharp perspective of darker, more robust sound scraping filled with dub infestation, electronic smoldering and low end rumblings. Cathode Ray Tube returns in the shape of a 5-track Abyssalia EP—a smorgasbord of bustling bass, broken rhythms and melodic flares. Perhaps best consumed as chapters, Charles Terhune offers a sharp perspective of […]

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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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Fluxion’s Vibrant Forms Re-formed

Sustained calls over the years for reissue of these highpoints of dub-techno fusion led to Type stepping up with a first Vibrant Forms remaster in 2013. Subwax Bcn do the New Year’s honours with VFII. News of timely re-presentation of a cult classic of dub-infused electronic music, Vibrant Forms II. The banner under which Chain Reaction collated a […]

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Dub Spencer & Trance Hill :: Physical Echoes (Echo Beach)

The dub phenomenon strikes again with a new record. Dub Spencer & Trance Hill released its eighth album a couple of days ago via the mighty Echo Beach—the band’s home label for the past nine years. With Physical Echoes we get the band—Marcel Stalder (bass), Julian Dillier (drums), Markus Meier (guitar & vocals), Philipp Greter […]

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Girių Dvasios :: Ratu (Cold Tear/Dangus)

Girių Dvasios makes hand-tufted dub, punching strands of circular song into a canvas of very rootsy dub, with organ bubbling, guitar doodling, and flutes and melodica singing along, ultimately creating a bridge arching all-inclusively between techno and folk (im)purity. Song means so much to the peoples of the Baltic, as witnessed via worldwide media during the “singing revolution,” […]

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Senking :: Closing Ice (Raster-Noton)

Closing Ice is a great example of how to work in darkness while shedding light without more heat. In an interview in The Wire circa 1998 or so, Jim O’ Rourke talked about “gestures” in music and how because something was cliched and generally accepted as scary it was used as a “gesture” to indicate […]

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Vai :: Son of Idaia EP (Holger)

Son of Idaia is a good mix of ambient electronics and ghostly techno in a dubby, starkly beautiful package. The mysterious Vai has caught our attention and we’re listening for more. Recommended. From the label Holger comes the mysterious Vai with their Son of Idaia. Vai has been active in the scene for a few […]

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Photophob :: And All The Dreams You Don’t Remember (M-Tronic)

And All The Dreams You Don’t Remember is a perfect midnight ride album that—to my ears—is best suited for those nocturnal roamings across landscapes of your choosing be they via car, train, plain, foot or a mouse and a keyboard. A foray into minimal dub and deep ambient territories. Photophob’s And All The Dreams You […]

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Pole :: Wald (Pole Music)

Oh, Stefan, why’d you have to go and change? All those years ago when you dropped the drums and your 4 pole filter clattered to the ground giving it that distinctive broken sound you changed electronic music forever. But now you seem to like clean beats and drums and… I just don’t feel like I […]

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John Lemke :: Nomad Frequencies (Denovali)

Once again, with his distinctive combination of adventurous ways of playing instruments, unconventional methods of sound design, boldness and honesty, Lemke has created a truly absorbing piece of music that ferociously yet gracefully defies classification. This is the work of a talented musician who constantly moves forward driven by curiosity and passion. It’s important music, […]

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