Post Tagged with: "Funckarma"

Roel Funcken :: Balaklavskiy prospex (Funckarma.com)

Balaklavskiy prospex generates just as much energy as the nearest supernova remnants, and is perhaps best suited as the backdrop to these spectacular events. Roel Funcken, probably the most prolific musician of abstract electronic music this side of the galaxy, continues his foray into mind-altering sonic extractions. Balaklavskiy prospex bends and twists its way through […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2016

While other sites might fight to get 1000s down to 50 or 20, at Igloo HQ we’ve refused to don the hair shirt of reducing respective contributor lists to a consensual singularity, in favour of doing justice to diversity via lists that range far and wide, and a congruent preference for letting their multiplicity simply […]

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V​/​A :: Frequencies Of The Mind III (Mindtrick)

Oozing with subdued electrical patches and driving rhythms, there’s plenty to digest as FM3 jets to the top of our 2016 list—an intoxicating, surreal musical plateau reaching the far recesses of the mind. Rotterdam, Holland-based Mindtrick, known for the their expansive bass, beats and far-off sonic retreats, hits hard with their third installment in the […]

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Carbinax :: Snowglobe Citizen (Self-Released)

What’s amazing about Snowglobe Citizen is the sheer number of ideas Chris M manages to pack into any one track. With an average running time of over five minutes, this is needed but also afforded by the source material. That focus on melody means that Carbinax can take the elements of one track and use them […]

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Roel Funcken :: Iridium Flare (Funckarma.com)

Iridium Flare is all of the above and more, an assortment of tangible audio/visual electronic delights spanning an amorphous panoramic. Amsterdam’s Roel Funcken has traversed quite a distance sculpting and fine-tuning his sonic palette along the way. A skilled craftsman no doubt and working in his usual otherworldly sound design environment, Iridium Flare is perhaps […]

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(ghost) :: Elas EP (n5MD)

Through a combination of new tracks and remixes, (ghost) cements his expertise in melodic and often daring, dramatic, and experimental harmonic techno while opening that sound up to interpretations by a number of artists with both similar and distinct voices and techniques. Elas is the maxi-EP companion release to (ghost)’s 2014 A Vast and Decaying […]

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Legiac :: The Faex Has Decimated (Tympanik Audio)

It hits so hard and sounds so ear-ticklingly right… There was a time when it seemed like the Funcken brothers released a new album monthly. Under one of their many aliases (Quench, Funckarma, Cane), singly or as collaborations with other artists (Dif:use, Shadow Huntaz), then between 2001 and somewhere around 2006 the joints dropped fast […]

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V/A :: Touched Two, The Remixes (Touched Music)

Plenty to keep your ears occupied whilst you bask in the glow of having done a good deed! As if raising close to £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support wasn’t enough, Martin Boulton brings further dedication to an excellent cause with another huge compilation bursting with names new and old from across the electronic scene. As […]

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Ochre :: Isolette EP (Shipwrec)

Isolette sees the British artist continue to build textured and vivid soundscapes, but they are now punctuated by familiar and stronger rhythm patterns. I say it with no shame, Skanfrom’s recent podcast for us tugged at my nostalgic heartstrings. Abfahrt Hinwil, Novel 23, CiM, Lowfish, Muziq et cetera. All of these were my plink plonk […]

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Randomform :: Refolded Fragments Vol. 1 Remixes (2010-2014) (Self-Released)

A maze of Sci-Fi mayhem and organized noise for any electronic music enthusiast. Applying random manipulated forms to notable exp-electronic musicians over the years, this collection seeks, scavenges and scatters itself across a myriad of shapes. Signature rhythmic glitches and odd twitches are manifested yet the original skeletal remains linger in the background. Distorted clicks […]

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Touched Two :: Mega Cancer Benefit Compilation out November 28 (Touched Music)

What is particular about Touched Two is that so many artists came together to compose new material for the compilation. Certainly, while many other similar efforts often do the same, this compilation also showcases new and upcoming producers. It’s pretty usual for pop artists to band together in order to contribute to a cause; enter […]

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N’DangR Species & Roel Funcken set to release Night Terrors EP (Outside)

N’DangR Species and Roel Funcken set to release their electro-meets-hip-hop collaborative EP Night Terrors this Halloween 2014. [Soundcloud stream] PRESS-RELEASE:  The 7-track Night Terrors EP will be digitally released worldwide on October 31, 2014 via Outside Recordings and available to download from all major music outlets including iTunes, Amazon and Juno Download. A limited 100 […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde Remixes V1 (Schematic Music Co.)

In celebration of the 100th release on Schematic, the label serves up a selection of fractured remixes with tracks taken from Roel Funken’s 2012 album Mercury Retrograde. Available on vinyl and digital, the release veers from the boombastic big synth whomp of Hecq’s take on the title track to the manic abstract electronic splinters of Julien […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde Remixes Vinyl Giveaway (Schematic)

The first in a 2-part series of remixes sees Roel Funcken letting the frequencies loose with fellow cohorts Amestsub, Braza Lui Novac, Generate, Hecq and Julien Mier slicing and dicing five of Mercury Retrograde‘s entangled electrical glitches. Busted rhythmic stabs, dusty experimental dub and explosive instrumental refinement next to shattered ambient motifs leaves this first […]

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Five questions for Eat Concrete

Located in a small city in the South of Netherlands, Eat Concrete—established as a radio show in 2005 and turned label in 2006—continues to cultivate their own breed of danceable artistic-electronic artifacts and have done so with an impeccable taste for quality and ear for disjointedly cohesive sounds. Igloo Magazine :: When did Eat Concrete start up and […]

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Roel Funcken :: Dreampty EP (Eat Concrete)

Dreampty is a satisfying array of audio speed bumps that doesn’t veer too far into leftfield and fits snug between the alluring dynamics of previous Funckarma productions. Roel Funcken rolls out the funck again for Eat Concrete, this time on a 10inch slab of wax—dreamy and empty just as depicted by the jellyfish cover-art courtesy of Timothée […]

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Quench :: Hallstreak Foles EP (Funckarma.com)

As Hallstreak Foles gathers Quench fans for a taste of atmospheric sonic undulations, it also further reflects on the ever-changing landscape that Funckarma have inhabited for years. [Release page] Quench returns with a four-track teaser which hopefully signifies more sound crunching from Don and Roel Funcken. With a tag of “three new tracks, one oldie,” […]

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Mad EP and Shadow Huntaz :: Nightmare Scenario EP (Acroplane)

Nightmare Scenario delivers sharp hard hitting vocal attacks coupled with some really low and dirty beats. It’s slow and dark with a fair bit of distortion, in a similar vein to the mighty Dead Fader EP that came out a while ago. [Release page] This collaboration between Shadow Huntaz and Mad EP promised quality from […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde (Schematic Music Company)

As the experimental envelop is torn to shreds, Roel Funken offers the Schematic team a futuristic balance of primed electronics tied to leftfield dub extracts and leaves listeners to decipher for themselves how these frequency ranges will interact with their lives. [Release page] There’s really no stopping the Funcken brothers. As Don steps back for […]

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BEN MILSTEIN :: Moontribe 19 Year Anniversary Mix

Ben Milstein is a Portland, Oregon based musician whose original electronic compositions have been compared to the sound of Aphex Twin and Kraftwerk colliding in Miami. Ben’s music is distributed internationally on labels such as Outside Recordings (Charlotte, NC), Touchin’ Bass (London, UK), Pyramid Transmissions (London, UK), Acre Recordings (Edinburgh, UK) and Buried In Time (Portland, OR). In addition to […]

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Funckarma vs. Onionboy :: Rusty Kokon EP (Shipwrec)

Funckarma (the Funcken brothers) and Darko Esser’s Onionboy project combine to creatively sinter a four-track compilation and remix EP, (Rusty Kokon) on the Netherland’s Shipwrec label. Funckarma (the Funcken brothers) and Darko Esser’s Onionboy project combine to creatively sinter a four-track compilation and remix EP, (Rusty Kokon) on the Netherland’s Shipwrec label. Musically, each track […]

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Release your ears 3.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. As musicians continue to explore new worlds of digital to analog frequencies, igloomag.com seeks to digest, write and publish what these sounds look like. We’re hoping […]

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Roel Funcken :: Fes Bace EP (Eat Concrete)

Roel seems to be embracing the fusion of electronic forces, yet is forging further with sound and rhythm, and bending production. There is ample high-energy basslines, creative womps and morphing 4×4 to suffice a live audience as well as the ears of thirsty electronic experimentalists in this release. With the New Year brings the release […]

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Five questions for Cartesian Binary

Cartesian Binary Recordings offers Electro-Acoustic, Downtempo, Hobo Nouveau, Electronica, Ambient, Deep Ambient Soundscapes, all curated by multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Rena Jones who recently sat down to answer our Five questions. Igloo Magazine :: When did Cartesian Binary Recordings start up and what was your inspiration? Rena (Cartesian Binary) :: When Native State folded, I […]

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Scanone :: Gangsta Riddim EP (Outside)

Slabs of robotic electro slide across the grooves of this record as it illustrates subdued fury in a 20-minute escape through time. Hype; while in most cases is focused on overly saturating the market with ploys to sway its audience comes across as aggressive or ill-conceived most of the time. In the case of Scanone’s […]

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Five questions for Neo Ouija

Martin Hirsch, current Neo Ouija label operator, takes some time to answer Five questions for igloomag.com. Learn more about the assent, descent and rebirth of this multifaceted imprint.  Igloo Magazine :: When did Neo Ouija start up and what was your inspiration? Neo Ouija (Martin) :: Originally, Lee Anthony Norris and his three alter egos Norken, Nacht Plank and Metamatics started […]

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Five questions for spa.RK

Five questions with Barcelona-based spa.RK. Discover the sparks, challenges and triumphs of this decade young imprint that continues to etch a groove for the next generation of sonic explorers. Igloo Magazine :: When did spa.RK start up and what was your inspiration? spa.RK :: spa.RK began in 2001 and the main inspiration was the small […]

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Roel Funcken :: Skinetic Culpture EP (Self Released)

Somehow Roel Funcken has managed to tap into this strange mess of bass infestations, wrinkled digital wobbles, crumbling technoid hip-hop and a mass of beatified corruption on the new Skinetic Culpture EP. [Release page] What happens when twisted wires connected to analog synths and broken laptops get tossed in the mud? Now, as the picture […]

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ROEL FUNCKEN :: September Studio Mix

Certainly dance-floor approved, this sonic brain assault veers from heavily drenched dubstep outskirts to technoid bass, sparkling ambient interludes and a smattering of dirt, grit and mechanical debris. Crystallized bass-lines and manipulated low frequencies form the foundations of Roel Funcken‘s thirty-six minute jaunt through time via his September Studio Mix for igloomag.com. Having cultivated a multi-faceted […]

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