Post Tagged with: "Dub"

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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Meat Beat Manifesto :: Kasm02 EP (Skam)

Upon arriving at their destination, all exited the car without speaking—except for one who said in halting, broken English, “Music… Very weird. Dark. Good.” Which sums up Kasm02 better than I ever could. A must have EP! I feel I must open this review with a disclaimer: I am a ridiculously unapologetic Meat Beat Manifesto/Jack […]

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V/A & Phooka :: Double review (Love Blast)

These are sounds of real anguish, where economic migration is the reality and the price of bread on the table means a family member missing from the meal. The gloom of the economic downturn appears to be lifting, at least through the data we’re reported. I’m not sure if I can with hand on heart […]

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DJ Olive :: Coco (Record Blanks)

Coco might be taken as a sequel to Bodega (its cover mosaic of NYC mom and pop shopfronts succeeded by Graffiti Tags of the World), serving up sweet, round-hipped skank, with the odd sharp edge. Songs of innocence and experience. Greger Asch, aka DJ Olive the Audio Janitor, is the most consistently interesting artist to emerge from the […]

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The Orb return with a new album on Kompakt :: Moonbuilding 2703 Ad

Luminaries Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (a.k.a. The Orb) strike again. On June 22 (23 U.S.) Kompakt will release The Orb’s new album, Moonbuilding 2703 Ad. In the meantime, the label offers a stimulating amuse-bouche to give us a glimpse into the highly anticipated full-length. Scroll down to listen to the sounds and read what […]

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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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MUTEK Barcelona :: March 4-7, 2015

MUTEK.ES is about both the new and the “old,” about combining established musicians and new voices. For the sixth year in a row, MUTEK.ES—the sister festival to the flagship Montreal event—brought four days and long nights of electronic music and digital creativity to a number of Barcelona’s best venues, from the underground chambers of City […]

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Maduro :: Filter Sick (Component)

Filter Sick is a heavily processed album that leaves no sound unaffected nor unmolested. Filter Sick by Maduro is a complex, frenetic and glitchy sonic affair. It reminds me of fever dreams had as a child where my delirious mind tried desperately to collate sensory input amidst the microbial infestation afflicting me into a cohesive […]

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Maurice Louca :: Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot) (Nawa)

Possessing a visionary take on mongrel electronica, Egyptian producer-arranger Maurice Louca brings sounds familiar to lovers of Middle Eastern musics and dervishes them off into utterly new territory on his second album, Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot). Marching in with its dignified, chin-held-high lock-step festooned by carnival beads and garlands, a mad, fantastic organ running in between […]

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