Post Tagged with: "Electronics"

Subminimal :: Substance EP (Möller)

On this latest EP, Substance, Subminimal is focused on dub patterns, rarely veering into jungle or drum and bass territories like before. Icelandic producer Tjorvi Oskarsson, aka Subminimal, created a powerful debut album back in 2014, something that had precision in its production which was heard powerfully on the album tracks. The album was called Sinian and […]

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Sova Stroj :: Refugium (Testtoon)

Refugium is sobering LP that challenges the listener and compels them to not only think, but to reflect; a difficult feat in these busy times. When all falls silent, what do you hear? When consciousness rests, what do you see? When night falls, who do you miss? The press release for Sova Stroj’s latest album […]

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3View :: Asymmetrical Head, EXO_C, Kothyus (Bonding Tapes / Kvitnu / People Can Listen)

A three-pack review including the latest purveyors of experimental-electronic sound emanated from San Diego, California-based Bonding Tapes, Vienna, Austria-based Kvitnu, and Mogilev, Belarus-based People Can Listen imprints. Asymmetrical Head :: Information World Remixes EP (Bonding Tapes) Just a few years ago we described the original Information World EP—released on Bewegung, 2014—as “a well-balanced if not tranquil […]

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Junq :: Lila Dreams (Further Electronix)

For those of you, those of you struggling for oxygen due to a bad cause of waiting with bated breath, Lila Dream is not a 303 soaked dancefloor splintering slab. The EP sands down the sharp edges of the Art Mechanical release, leaving smooth sleek lines and broad expanses. Junq is a rare breed. His […]

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John Heckle :: Translate (030303)

Sleek and slender strings, blushed pads and warmth to even out those grizzled hi-hats and snares. A quality addition for 030303 and a fantastic addition to Ireland’s electronic music scene. It appears John Heckle, a stalwart of Tabernacle, has left his hometown of Liverpool and sailed across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Andrew Ingram, one […]

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The Tin Box :: Invisible Kin (Audiobulb)

In fact barely a tone here is jangling or discordant—everything is focused, intricate and direct. Invisible Kin’s sound has its roots in Autechre’s easier material, or Boards of Canada’s more upbeat and uptempo productions. The Tin Box is a solo project by US composer Tucker Sferro. Sferro is something of a rarity when it comes […]

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Monoiz :: Qodkluster EP (Detroit Underground)

Qodkluster, to put it simply, is very well-produced next-level electro-glitch. Abstract and effective electronic music with just the right amount of horsepower and conviction to keep the genre alive and well. Not unlike what you would consume on the Raster imprint, Monoiz fractures percussion and technoid rhythms to no end. “Cyclock5” does just that, its […]

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Belief Defect :: Decadent Yet Depraved (Raster)

Decadent Yet Depraved is a music which can only exist in—and reflect—the pulverized remains and contradictions of a giddy late capitalist plunge into its own abyss. As much as Decadent Yet Depraved utilizes the equipment and machineries of contemporary society, its derangement of them and its throttling, absurdist violence—speak to its attempt to identify music (and […]

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V/A :: Fifth Listen (People Can Listen)

Belarus-based People Can Listen reveal their fifth heartfelt compilation with punchy electronic stems at its core, further nurturing artist relations. A fresh perspective on the tried and true IDM genre—not overtly groundbreaking, but engaging nonetheless. More and more labels continue to navigate their way through artist relationship building with the intent to fill the music libraries of […]

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Kingbastard :: Error EP (Odd John)

Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique ability to craft a succinct collection of decomposed tracks. Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique […]

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John Beltran :: Moth (De:Tuned)

For those of you not in the know, Beltran started out on seminal labels, working on Carl Craig’s Retroactive before being signed for albums on R&S, Apollo and Peacefrog in the late 90s with his Ten Days of Blue being a classic of the genre. It’s with this album in mind that Moth arrives. Music […]

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Simfonica :: Letters In Time DVD (TM Studios)

The near hour-long ambient tripping combined with clear messages, the interplay of sound and image within contextual ideas, provide a very moving total experience. In fact this is a surprisingly rare concept in music, at least in non-classical orchestral music. The marriage of haunting sounds and thought-provoking visuals is here actually more a ménage à […]

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Gyrowyre :: Ornge EP (Enpeg)

Ornge is a magnetic pulse, succinct in its visit, memories of Arovane, Gimmik, Kattoo, and Penfold Plum (et al) come to mind and heart. Around this time last year we delved into Rde, a debut EP for n5MD’s digital imprint Enpeg which was described as containing “delicate bass thuds, melodic nostalgia of times gone by, […]

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Geistform :: Señales EP (Femur)

The coarse and calculated sequences of the industrial are omnipresent on the EP, as is an experimentation with modular synthesis and expectations of electronica. Espinosa investigates a bleakness and brutality that is usually ignored, a sound where man has fallen and redemption will not be granted. Frak and Celldöd were Femur’s first vinyl steps, the […]

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Iteration Corporation :: Gravitropic (Pulse Drift)

IC takes it as a compliment when asked if Gravitropic is electro, citing the genre’s ability to explore “themes pertaining to human consciousness, quantum physics and alter dimensional realities more so than most other genres of electronic music.” He describes his sound “an organic movement toward breaking fertile ground, a gradual movement toward what is possible…” […]

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Double review—Jet Jaguar & Luke Killen :: Grounded / Tending The Nest (DataDoor)

Perhaps an interesting collaboration would be to combine both Jet Jaguar and Luke Killen’s talents—one brawn and beauty. Mind and body. Who knows, a vigorous and more complex animal may emerge. Jet Jaguar is downbeat and minimal but warm and calm, like these field recordings have cheerful memories grounded into them. It should be of no […]

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Dissolved :: Lost In A Femtosecond / Submersion EP (Dissolvedamberrooms)

Both releases are boundless and filled with layers upon layers of panoramic electronic music. Dissolved is a prolific musician that continues to reach far into the lost crevasses of his music machines to sculpt contagious and timeless ambient-IDM manifests. Dissolved baffles with glimmering electronic composition and muffled melodic streams drifting in panoramic fields. Lost In […]

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Valance Drakes :: An honest approach to it EP (Detroit Underground)

A mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. Perhaps the closest we’ve seen to a full length release—although only a 21-minute runtime—Valance Drakes reveals an 8-piece EP for Detroit Underground. An honest approach to it is a mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. “Greed […]

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Somatic Responses :: Pattern Seeking (Hymen)

Pattern Seeking continues to unfurl the duo’s (over) 20-yr skill-set and their unique ability to create corrosive experimental machine music. Augmented by energetic melodic jolts and crunchy synth manipulation, this album simply packs a punch. Abrasive electro filled with industrial-techno clangs and rough bristles encapsulate the majority of Pattern Seeking by the long-running and always dependable Somatic […]

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The Resonance Committee :: Curvepusher Sessions Vol. 1. (Cultivated Electronics)

Curvepusher Sessions Vol. 1 does what you’d expect it to do, that is deliver four tracks of electro that will slice through speakers and floors with equal devastation. The 12” visits a range of sounds, all of which have influenced and inspired, and continue to do so, the entire gamut of machine music. The collaboration of […]

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Hijo :: A-D EP (Magic Square)

Washed-out rhythms dripping with kaleidoscopic detail, each jolt harks back to times gone by, broken up by energetic, sample-infused breakbeats. Faex Optim side project Hijo, just revealed their debut A-D extended player, a nostalgic glimpse into 90s-era psychedelic techno-breaks of detuned melodic bursts, heavy beats, and subtle Indian hues. Here we see the artist take […]

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Dataline :: Be There (Detroit Underground)

Glitchy tones, low-end drifting, and a penchant for developed harmonies, Dataline dips into brittle techno hues, and sparkling acid undertones—sometimes washed down with evocative vocal stretches. Dataline (currently residing in Sweden) continues to massage the ears with delicate, flowing, electrical waves of energy. Previous releases (with Noorden) delved into similar terrain, marked by melodic grooves, soft […]

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Franck Kartell :: Alaska (Bass Agenda)

The LP toys with the parameters of electro, layering in shades of electronica and IDM. Beats are present but shrouded in stark shadow, blurred in the low light of the northern plains. A record of ambitious proportions and sublime execution. Electro has always been a “distant” or “otherworldly” sound. Kraftwerk saw it as the music of […]

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Caron :: Shifted Reality (030303)

At its heart this is an EP of deep techno. Sounds have been mined from difficult to reach depths for this quartet, sounds nurtured into form whilst being allowed to keep their innate inchoate nature. Superbly immersive music. 030303 has been lying low since last year’s releases. However, don’t mistake a quiet spell for inactivity. […]

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Random Value :: Chuku Kelev EP (Clean Error)

Random Value offers Clean Error their 31st release and pulls together a vast electrical tapestry that spans through emotion and erratic tendencies. Random Value offers Clean Error their 31st release and pulls together a vast electrical tapestry that spans through emotion and erratic tendencies—a 180-degree switch from the kaleidoscopic musical entity that was Chromatic Aberration (Clean Error, […]

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Mtch :: Splt / Rlm (Kaer’Uiks)

Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves forward via robotic glitch, clicks, flicks, and blips that are ruggedly manifested around bass jolts that even Autechre might adore. Mtch unveils Splt / Rlm, a 10-track album providing surreal sound-scrapes, disjointed electrical activity, and dynamic mood-shifts formed around audible data-pushing. Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves […]

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Wake :: Am Diamond (Schematic Music Co.)

A well-executed 14-track album that chisels its way through an electrical, beat-invested avalanche of epic proportions. Wake, aka Matthew M. Hettich, sets up an account with long-running Schematic (directed by Phoenecia duo Romulo & Josh). Having been a fan of the imprint, Wake grew up in Miami and spent a good number of teenage nights […]

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Trenton Chase :: Deadlock (June)

The eight tracker shows a new breadth to Kokkinakos’ sound, black tracks that will damage a floor alongside more playful numbers. There’s a power and strength to the music, but there is also a sense of distress and disorder. Some artists are prolific, others less so. But as we all know, quantity does not mean […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: The Frozen Years EP (Condition:Human)

The Frozen Years manipulates and unfurls a sonic myriad of sound—its distilled and disturbed frequency jolts more relaxed, CRT continues with his own imprint perhaps hinting at what’s to come. Reportedly between albums, this extended player sees Charles Terhune (aka Cathode Ray Tube) migrate into more metallic chemical streams and smoothened IDM fragments. Where previously […]

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