Post Tagged with: "Editions Mego"

V/A :: Fragments (Numb Capsule)

Numb Capsule delivers a diverse range of predominately under-appreciated musicians that sculpt a very unique set of skills meant to dislodge any preconceived genre notions. Perhaps the next iteration in the style of early-era Skam, n5MD, Musik Aus Strom, and Phonics imprints, Fragments pulls all the punches and doesn’t hold back. If anyone recalls the 0161 Skam […]

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Neel :: Phobos (Spectrum Spools)

A single hour-long deep space navigation through a void not so much magnificent as downright angsty and alien. Giuseppe Tillieci, aka Neel, has been a DJ and engineer for some time now, accruing a reputation as a mastering engineer behind the sound design of some of the more questing techno releases on the likes of […]

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Fennesz :: Bécs (Editions Mego)

Not quite ambient and not quite overt noise with Bécs pointedly asking for your attention rather than quietly seeking it out. Editions Mego serve up the first Fennesz release on the label since 2001’s Endless Summer, with a musical style inhabiting similar sonic territories of melodic guitar work swathed in processing. Further key Fennesz traits abound—strummed […]

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Brett Naucke :: Seed (Spectrum Spools)

Naucke is an expert at corralling the organic tumbling output of his modular experiments into a cohesive whole. Modular synths are unwieldy beasts to control. The potential for mind expanding sound experimentation is so varied that when faced with banks of wires, knobs and whistles the temptation to disappear down a rabbit hole of endless noodling […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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Kassel Jaeger :: Deltas (Editions Mego)

A new rider on its aftershock wave, navigating borders between concrète-fabricated retro-fit experimentalism and newer ambient noise and electroacoustic improv, this Swiss pitch-shifter nicks shticks from forebears and harnesses them to current compositional structures, and more expansive drone templates. Membership of a collective sprung from the ashes of Pierre Schaeffer’s notorious Groupe—whose evolution the inquiring reader […]

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Locust :: You’ll Be Safe Forever (Editions Mego)

You’ll Be Safe Forever is an absolute joy for both old-school fans and those new to Locust, and it’s a testament to Mark van Hoen’s undimmed talent for the genre that he can still create such compelling, timeless but equally “of a time” music as this. The last time we heard from Locust we were living […]

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Nick Edwards :: Plekzationz (Editions Mego)

Plekzationz is a propulsive and interlocking cosmic mechanical electronic artifact which combines really impressive surreal sound textures with the living tradition of abrasive noisy drone music. A rare sonic intensity and a highly welcomed effort in the universe of post-modern electronic art. [Release page] Mostly known for his uncompromised droned-out and noisy sonic explorations in Ekoplekz, […]

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Mark McGuire :: Get Lost (Editions Mego)

Get Lost is a timid step back from the ambition and unsubtle nostalgia of Living With Yourself, but is not quite a regression. It still has all the familiar elements – placidity, brightness (the clearing-in-the-woods type), riff-rhythm hybrids, and good ol’ shredding. [Release page] The immensity of Mark McGuire’s back catalog is comforting if you’re […]

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Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler :: Live Double Séance [Antaa Kalojen Uida] (Editions Mego)

Fuses are blown, torch paper is lit, missiles are fired, land mines erupt and a poisonous volcanic ash contaminates every rock and crevasse you could possibly imagine. The whole recording is much of the same with little variation in theme and presents a crazed fight, war bombing electronic heat that melts just about everything it […]

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Mist :: House (Editions Mego)

For fans of Emeralds and their ilk, House will surely prove an engaging, rewarding listen, earning a place in many record collections. [Listen | Purchase] Live albums are rarely essential or important to a band’s legacy. Sure, there’s Live At Leeds and the myriad Greatful Dead concert recordings, but all the average live album adds […]

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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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Fennesz :: Endless Summer (2006 Edition) (Editions Mego, CD)

(04.04.07) There’s no going back, they say. The real point is not that you can’t go back, though. It’s that what you’re going back to isn’t the same. And it’s not to do with any time-wearing or physical alteration. It’s the act of going back and its re-constructing effect, with all its accretions and intersections. […]

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