Post Tagged with: "Dub Techno"

Lav & Purl :: A State of Becoming (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Through A State of Becoming, Lav & Purl are trying to express the interconnectedness of all things, a strong concept reflected in its thematic, melodic and compositional consistency. One can easily get lost in the album. With the sheer volume of of new music vying for our weekly—if not daily—attention, it feels like the age […]

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V/A :: Greenosophy chapter II collected by Mizoo (Ultimae)

A beautiful, topnotch output from every facet. The music, the mix, the production, the artwork, everything is constructed with love, passion and expertise. Ultimae and Mizoo start 2017 with a rich, pulsating blast of ambient, downtempo electronica and techno-ish deep trance, provided by a superb, international battery of artists—label regulars and newcomers. A work of […]

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Marconi Union :: Tokyo+ (Just Music)

Via Just Music, the British ultra-creative ambient outfit brings one of its more electronic-oriented outputs back to life coupled with a rich dessert in the form of a mesmerizing, cutting edge live performance. Tokyo was originally released by BineMusic in 2009 and delivered a crafty minimalist ambient techno display. Tokyo+ is a double album containing […]

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Wolf Dem & THRIVE :: Double review (Great Circles)

These lost echoes of the golden days still reverberate in Great Circles, they reverberate alongside the true possible savior of the rust belt: the computer. I like politics. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I an enjoy ole natter about this, that and the other. Brexit. Europe. Trump. I was drinking in a bar […]

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Alan Lockett :: Dalliance #17 mix

Dalliance #17 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (Dec. 2016 transmission incoming) Seventeenth in a series of mixes assembling more than a score of dalliers in alliance to Techno pulse geared to Outer Limits atmosphere, Dalliance #17 finds albient colluding with: Adam Michalak, Amandra, Buck, Claudio PRC, Clip, Concept […]

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cv313 :: The Path To Dimensional Space (Part 6: Arrival)

Introduction Q & A – Part 6 Dimensional Space [Original 2CD Edition] :: Review Digital Bonus Content :: Review Vinyl Remaster :: Review Alchemy CD Edition :: Review Debarcation Read Part 5: Transference Introduction It appears that the rule of thumb with cv313 is: expect the unexpected. When it transpired that Dimensional Space consisted of […]

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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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A WINTER TRANSMISSION :: Smith & Mudd, Experiments in Silence, Drape, Fatih Tuter

Time for this year’s second Winter Transmission. Four albums to keep you warm and cozy yet soul-stirred and mind-stimulated during the cold gray days. Smith & Mudd :: Gorthleck (Claremont 56) This is what dreams are made of. Nine deep ambient folktronica tracks with 70s space music flavors, ethereal post-rock glow and a gentle Floyd-ish […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: October 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Stroboscopic Artefacts‘ updates its Monad series with Monad XXIII, as Charlotte Isabelle ‘deliver a uniquely organic electronic music that seems as if it has been finely aged for years in oak barrels rather than residing on a computer’s hard drive.’ The French duo pursue […]

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Wolfgang Voigt & Deepchord present :: Peter Michael Hame’s Colours Of Time Re-Interpreted (Astral Industries)

Peter Michael Hamel’s Colors of Time Re-Interpreted features two artists on a split EP re-interpreting an obscure, multi-part kosmische synth epic from 1980. Since reviewing Astral Industries’ debut release, Deepchord’s now highly sought-after Lanterns, the label has gone on to release some decidedly strange, esoteric and surprising things, and in recent months, at a greatly accelerated […]

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David Fyans’ Somnambulist’s Field Guide

Breaking from Broken20, news of an impending audiovisual release from David Fyans, man behind the label’s design aesthetic. ‘Sound has always been an integral part of ritual. The shared listening experience can give a sense of community, of synchronised brainwaves and collective movement.’ (Fyans, The Somnambulist’s Field Guide) Breaking from Broken20, news of an impending audiovisual release from David Fyans, […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2016

Latest emission from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs, 12″s & LPs with notes in the margins.  First Italy, where Dino Sabatini has launched the Outis Opera sub-series with a first album since Shaman’s Paths (‘view here), from which Omonimo notably departs; as much on a downtempo and trip-hop tip as on an Italian deep techno template of the type co-designed inter alii with […]

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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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Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Fantastic source material, a stellar cast of artists on remix duty and a 53-minute run-time make In-between Remixes a release you can’t afford to miss. Barring two excellent various artist compilation albums (check out Europe and Uncharted Places) Arovane & Hior Chronik’s debut collaboration In-between was the first vinyl album release on Ryan Griffin’s A […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: “Who hasn’t ever felt scared of the journey of their own thoughts? That rustling of the leaves around you…” This […]

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Dorian Gray :: Letters From Ice EP (Self-Released)

Letters From Ice is mostly dark by nature, with spells of heavy drones and intense rhythmic sequences—and the pace of the EP makes it feel relatively accessible to a less techno inclined audience. “Wait… you don’t know about Ken Karter?” This was Moreno Mariotti’s (Dorian Gray’s) first question to me when I met him at […]

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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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SHIMMERING MOODS :: Multi-View

Attempting catch-up on unretentive Dutch ambient-electronica label, Shimmering Moods, we content ourselves with fleeting flick-throughs—passing post-its popped on a shamelessly billowing summer-winter catalog. First up, Dimitar Dodovski, sometime co-tender of Moss Garden (here and here), who bestrides pure ambient and cerebral electronica, rhythmic electronic music and soundscape In Every Direction with a meld of mallet and pad, counter-melodic and poly-rhythmic, skitter and pulse, spectral […]

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Markus Guentner :: Theia (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Theia sees Markus Guentner taking his immersive ambient soundscaping to another level, creating a work that is grandiose but somehow never overblown. Ryan Griffin’s A Strangely Isolated Place music community and label draws notable comparisons to Huw Roberts’ UK based Serein label. Both started as digital-only purveyors of free music, and later graduated into full […]

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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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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2015

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins Germany calling, with updates from Outer Limits go-to Stroboscopic Artefacts, which offers sonic savant Ken Karter a slot in their Monad series. Herr Karter has a thing for numbers, and has spent years down in his Kript moving math codes […]

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Keita Sano :: Marin California (Lower Parts)

Stingray was always going to be hard to follow, and has proven to be so. Lower Parts is enjoying some well deserved attention. The Athens based label garnered praise from fans and press (myself included) after Stingray’s brilliant Cognition EP. Leaving the streets of Detroit behind, the Greek electronic collective are once again off to […]

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Periskop :: Immerse (Kabalion)

Immerse is essentially one long dark dive into deep-sea and chthonic space. It’s been quite some time since we heard from Danny Kreutzfeldt. Once highly prolific under given name and aliases sgnl_fltr, Fallingapparatus, Sectorchestra, and Periskop, mixing ambience and rhythm to varying degrees from ‘floor to space, he seems to have gone underground in 2008, only now emerging, Periskop re-upped, with Immerse. […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #11 mix

Dalliance #11 is an Ambient Dub Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits. Featuring: Acronym, Alderaan, Antigone, ASC, BLNDR, Cio D’Or, Coldgeist, Concept of Thrill, Dasha Rush, Deepbass, DJ Datch, Dorian Gray, Edit Select. Exium, Giorgio Gigli & Ness, I.F.R., Joel Morgan, Josef Gaard, Ken Karter, […]

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Mohlao & Von Grall | Milton Bradley :: Double review (Deep Sound Channel)

Deep Sound Channel has enjoyed two years of impressive output. As the techno wing of Shipwrec that focus has been on dub, clever club moments and ambient abstraction. The latest duo collect all these divergent elements of DSC. I first covered Samuel van Dijk as Mohlao half a decade ago. Feeling old… Anyway, van Dijk […]

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Twerk :: Otter EP (Erotus)

Hopefully the playful-yet-meticulous process that served Twerk so well on Otter continues to produce adorable results. So I’d written this long and probably bullshit summary of the early days of the San Francisco glitch scene — tracing the evolution of artists like Kit Clayton, Safety Scissors and, directly related to this review, Twerk. Drawing what […]

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LARS LEONHARD :: Panoramic Frequencies Vol. 1 (Ultimae Special Mix Series)

Lars Leonhard takes us on a slow-pulsing journey through sonic districts filled with dub techno seduction, micro electronica movements and ghostly ambient whispers. Igloo Magazine is happy to present the first installment of a special mix series dedicated to Ultimae artists. The first mix comes courtesy of skillful sound sculptor Lars Leonhard. A regular both […]

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Alex Ketzer :: Video Premiere of ‘Marianne Brandt’ (Noorden)

Igloo Magazine is proud to premiere a new track and video release from Alex Ketzer. Not content with working as a respected designer for the Noorden label, Alex Ketzer also proves a huge musical talent with incoming album Marianne Brandt on the same label. Leaning on Bauhaus schooled artist Brandt for inspiration, Ketzer takes the project one step further […]

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