The markers that identify the boundaries of the label’s surface area — techno, ambient, musiqué concrete — are on display, and the terrain inside them is mapped and signposted with the selection of twelve tracks spanning the last twenty years of releases. Raster-Noton have, in their own words, always tried to be more than a […]
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A post-card from Bristol—post-trip hop, drum’nbass, dubstep, a view beyond The Bristol Sound. Alan Lockett surveys the field, and picks out new sounds from Subtext, Sullen Tone, and Fluid Audio. Moving to Bristol in the 90s offered a vantage point from which to view the rise of a group of artists whose time had come, media-constructed as […]
With its low centre of gravity and alienating, single-word titles, English duo Emptyset are a bit of a nasty propostion within the community of lower-case industrial electronica. As appealing as the sound of radial tires rolling over shattered safety glass, the Bristol-based duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas short-circuit and media-blast what are actually […]
Frigio Records has enjoyed a productive 2013, two releases already set to wax and more on the horizon. Juanpablo, the Madrid based boss of Frigio, has taken some time off from behind the synths to get behind the decks for Igloo. I recently had the pleasure of seeing Juanpablo DJ in Spain’s capital, the Columbian […]
This is really not a place you want to spend more time than necessary, and at only twenty-one minutes (though released as a full-sized CD in a handsome, if equally grim six-panelled wallet), you can just stand it. [Release page] You’ve never heard music more terrifyingly bereft of hope than Emptyset’s. The Bristol duo’s beats aren’t […]