Post Tagged with: "Dub Techno"

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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From Philadelphia’s Foundries :: Great Circles

From a forgotten space, or a rejected one, comes caustic chords and rusted rhythms. Great Circles are part of that change to harsher dialogue. Panel beaten pound, steel stained snares, tetanus transferring thump and aging assembly line atmospherics. Great Circles has a message, one given in severe and uncompromising tones. They say as the years […]

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CVBox :: What You Hear Is What You Get (Lunatic)

CVBox picks and chooses from a synthesizer smorgasbord, music being dipped in House, Techno, Electro and more to produce a different and diverse aural entre. For their latest, Leipzig based Lunatic are returning to where it all began. Uncanny Valley man CVBox inaugurated the label in 2013 with Le Box DD, now he’s back with […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2014

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. First up, Belgium’s Token, last seen in our August update in the form of Tech-vet Inigo Kennedy, brings back another old school-boy, Surgeon, for 2 tracks of twisted broke-beat techno, Fixed Action Pattern: ‘A Side …a searing, peak time wall shaker…B Side dub […]

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Ship Ahoy! Shinichi Atobe’s Butterfly Effect

It all sounds somehow out of time yet timeless, at a remove from Now. Spotted on the horizon a debut LP from Shinichi Atobe, a shadowy entity known only for Ship-Scope (2001), a cult Chain Reaction 12” (long-time going for an arm and a leg on discogs), whose “The Red Line” should surely have made it to John […]

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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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Lunar Lodge / Mai Mai Mai :: LL/MMM (Love Blast / Instruments of Discipline)

A vacuum of distortion and drone draws air from lungs, horror pouring from blurred thump and fuzzed out fear. Instruments of Discipline. If you’re wondering whether or not the name of the new sub-label from Love Blast is an indicator of what will follow let me tell you from the outset, it is. This is […]

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STU CROSBIE :: Igloo Mix

Igloo have been lucky enough to pin down Brighton based artist Stu Crosbie, get the Dark Arts man behind his turntables to deliver a full vinyl mix. Crosbie has been DJ’ing across the UK for years, but since 2012 it has been the synthesizer and drum machine which has been the focus. As the days […]

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Yagya :: Sleepygirls (Delsin)

A record that works exceptionally well as soothing background music, Sleepygirls is a propulsive, repetitive work characterized by the occasional burst of jazz and Japanese vocals. Having a signature sound and a loyal following can often leave an artist in something of a quandary: keep plugging away in a similar vein to satisfy an existing […]

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Stefano Rocchi & Moonlite Bunny Ranch :: Double review (Love Blast)

Cyclical rhythms brooded over my maniacal musicians with mutated melodies on their mind, and at their fingertips. I only discovered the Love Blast label a couple of months back, but the Italian imprint’s blatant disregard for the norm has really made an impact on me. The Rome label tinkers and toys with the parameters of […]

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Ocoeur :: A Parallel Life (n5MD)

Ocoeur trails a path more invested in glitch-dynamics and tangled ambient sheets on A Parallel Life. Franck Zaragoza (aka Ocoeur) revealed Light as a feather in 2013 and it “presenting a very well produced collage that is highly animated and fluid, and is as colorful as the label’s catalog itself” as Nocturnal Ghost described in […]

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DeepChord :: Lanterns (Astral Industries)

DeepChord presents Lanterns on new London-based label Astral Industries, which turns out to be some of his finest work to date. So this came right out of left field. Astral Industries is a brand new UK label (and club night) based in London setting its sights on becoming a leading purveyor of “hazy, lo-fi and […]

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Oubys :: SQM Part I (Testtoon)

An amalgamation of noise, drone, field recordings, dub techno and industrial memories. Vivid soundscapes are sculpted from subtle sounds and disheartening din. Testtoon Records has been gaining attention. Scrolling through DJ charts and recommended rolls by artists last year Red Stars Over Tokyo featured across a number of “must listen” lists. The Belgian label is […]

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cv313 :: The Path To Dimensional Space (Part 5: Transference)

Introduction Q & A – Part 5 Echospace [Detroit] presents: Altering Illusions 1/3: cv313 :: Review Read Part 4: Trajectory Introduction In Part Five of this six-part series covering cv313 releases old and new, we take a look at an unexpected new release of cv313 material old and new, packaged as a bursting-at-the-seams 2xCD edition. […]

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Advanced Dreams :: Islands of Memory (Lantern)

Crystal clear, it’s a smooth, long ride in a luxury automobile, a big, thickly-upholstered Lincoln, cruising deserted downtown skyscraper canyons at night. Islands of Memory by Advanced Dreams The little Japanese label Lantern has a fondness for soft but suggestive Russian dub techno (hitherto in the form of Martin Schulte aka Marat Shibaev). Islands of […]

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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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Boozoo Bajou :: 4 (Apollo)

A ten-track journey that defies classification with a successful combination of eclecticism, brilliant sound-sculpting and exotic adventurousness. It’s been almost thirteen years since Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth released their debut album as Boozoo Bajou. They have been often classified as chillout, downtempo, dub and electronica, and while all these tags loosely fit to all […]

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Knick Knack Yoda & Love Blast :: Stoking Dismay

Unsettling and sinister vinyl from the catacombs below the Italian capital. I’ve always enjoyed the exploratory nature of unearthing electronic music. Starting off with an artist or label, burrowing into backgrounds and delving into the detail. This, in a way, is how I came across the two Italian labels. Following my review of Lunar Lodge […]

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Yagya :: Will I Dream During The Process? (DeepChord Redesigns) (Subwax Bcn)

Some of these reworkings are so good, in fact, it’s possible that they may completely supplant the originals as favorites in the Yagya canon. The Barcelona-based Subwax Bcn label have been running a Yagya reissue campaign since 2012, starting with a remastered version of the extremely hard to obtain Rhythm of Snow, followed in 2013 by the […]

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Established in Iberia, Grounded in Humanity

Grounded In Humanity finds itself in an enviable position both geographically and musically. There’s no better way to get to know a label than over a beer. Across some local brew I was lucky to catch up part of the two-man partnership behind one of Madrid’s newest imprints. It’s a pretty admirable undertaking to start a […]

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Conforce :: Kinetic Image (Delsin)

Between conceptual techno and pared-back hypgnosis, this year’s model is more nuanced, with less of the warm velvety and more of the cold clinical In the last few years, Dutchman Boris Bunnik has been among more interesting (and prolific) of techno-auteurs. As Conforce, he embeds deep blue mood-scapes and off-world atmospheres in propulsive pieces of […]

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