Post Tagged with: "Ghostly International"

Com Truise :: Iteration (Ghostly International)

Iteration may suffer a little from that samey-ness that has crept into some of his previous records, but honestly, if you’re coming to Com Truise for this sound, is there really anything wrong with “more of the same” if it’s done well? Probably not, and with a little pruning of a few tracks here and […]

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Geotic :: Abysma (Ghostly International)

There’s never a dull moment on Abysma, and casting it as “passive listening” does it a bit of a disservice, in fairness. It’s a magical work, and a perfect soundtrack to all those hours spent at home during the transition from frosty spring into the glowing summer months. One of the refreshing things about Will […]

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Lusine :: Sensorimotor (Ghostly International)

The whimsical mix of avant-garde pop and playful electronic listening music should not be confused with it being frivolous or lightweight, however, as McIlwain’s ingenious, hyper-modern sound design and arrangements are still present in spades. It’s been four years since Jeff McIlwain’s last album The Waiting Room, but the long overdue appointment has finally been […]

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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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Choir Of Young Believers :: Grasque (Ghostly International)

One thing Grasque most definitely isn’t is immediate, but it’s so deliciously different, referential and fresh that it rewards repeated listens in spades. I’ll wager you won’t find a more inventive, infectious and all-out blissful pop record this side of Pet Shop Boys’ forthcoming Super in 2016. If you’ve come across Choir of Young Believers […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Renewed mix

2016! Reeling from The Shock of the New, Igloo’s Wooze-slinger Alan Lockett (aka Mist-maxer albient) is moved to review and renew (or take refuge, depending on the view…) Revisiting the sound+vision of Slings the Wooze and Slings the Wooze Anew, with a score or more clips of stunned ambience, hypnagogue drone and aether tone, in […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Christopher Willits :: Opening (Ghostly International)

Opening is a fantastically constructed record that boasts a proud, consistent theme, smoothly transitioning between mellow ambient and a solid slow groove, all while remaining highly interesting, visual, and most-importantly, enjoyable. Christopher Willits’ Opening on Ghostly International is a fantastic work of ambient expression, sprinkled with slow and groovy rhythmic activity, and melodies that remind […]

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Tycho :: Awake (Ghostly International)

An easily digestible expression that teases a marriage between Boards of Canada and Explosions in the Sky. By day, Scott Hansen is ISO50, an outstanding photographer and graphic designer. By night, he is Tycho, creator of lush, yet mellow soundscapes that have played accompaniment to many nights’ sleep, or a particularly clear late night’s drive […]

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Featureless Ghost / Osborn :: Double review (Acoustic Division)

Acoustic Division is definitely coming of age. Featureless Ghost and Osborn are two top quality EPs, each filled with emotive and heartening electronics that works on both the floor and in the armchair. Superb stuff from…Kentucky? I’ve never been to Kentucky. I don’t particularly know much about Kentucky, bar the Colonel and his buckets of, […]

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Recondite :: Hinterland (Ghostly International)

For his debut album as Recondite, producer Lorenz Brunner revisited his childhood home of Lower Bavaria, Germany’s thickly-forested, highly conservative southernmost. The muted tones of Hinterland, from the black and white photography and typesetting of its cover to its musical core, is intended to portray the ”emotions of the four seasons” and ”the area’s mentality […]

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SYNDRÔM :: Distant Thoughts mix

Pavillon36 label-head Syndrôm delivers a cross-sectional mix of abstract electronics and manifests a hybrid of genres from some of the finest sonic sculptors this circular cosmic spot has to offer. ##. Artist :: Track (Label) 01. IJO :: Coral Sea (Sutemos) 02. Paradeigma :: Skripnula Polovitsa (The Studio Stereo) 03. Nonima :: Pi (Tres Catorce) 04. […]

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Shigeto :: No Better Time Than Now (Ghostly International)

In these strange times, when technology provides musicians surgical accuracy and shiny polished sound, but simultaneously in many cases sucks the soul, the human touch out of the music, Shigeto finds just the right balance for his creations, and with No Better Time Than Now presents a musical work that is accurate and polished but […]

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Top releases of twenty-twelve

Well over 180 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 an iTunes audio player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2012 :: September 26th—30th (Seattle, WA)

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s installment was five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and featured performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning the spectrum […]

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL :: September 26th—30th, 2012

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s festival is five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and will feature performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers have selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning […]

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Willits + Sakamoto :: Ancient Future (Ghostly International)

Ancient Future might lack a little subtlety as an umbrella title for this collection, but it perfectly describes the interplay of opposites that permeate every track. High-altitude chills that suck the air from the lungs and dry the skin compete with extreme heat from an almost permanent swell of vented and enveloping bass tones and […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: August shimmers and fades mix

The latest mix from albient, the mix-meddling / audio-fiddling arm of igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett‘s expressive enterprise, hosts 19 audio-dreamscenes commemorating summer’s turn. A set of static-soaked electronics and beat-pocked ambience, washed-out synthwave and woozy glitch-hop, conjoining in a celebration of shimmer and fade. The latest mix from albient, the mix-meddling / audio-fiddling arm […]

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Alan Lockett’s Tops of 2011 :: So Far (So Good)

Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing on two Top lists here. To accompany this, extracts from his thirty picks were chosen and sorted into two piles, broadly designated ambient/drone and techno/dub/idm, and spun into a brace of mixes. :::….:.:::….:::::::..:::::…..::..::::…::::.:.::::..:::…:::….:::.::::.:.::.:::.:::.:::…:::..::…:: 20eleven sogood :: […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: 20eleven sofar | sogood (igloomag mix)

Alan, known to some as albient for his mix-tricks (and occasional audio-doodle) compiles 15 of driftiest dream-dealers in ambient/drone for 20eleven so far, while for 20eleven sogood he channels another 15 of the movie’n’grooviest techno/dub/idm players. Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing […]

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V/A :: SMM: Context (Ghostly International)

Ghostly has taken great pains to convince its fan base that this ensemble of music, and ostensibly the invitations from Ghostly themselves, are worth paying attention to. [Listen | Purchase] Ambient music has come a long way from its unobtrusive beginnings – “beginnings” defined as the point at which Brian Eno coined of the phrase […]

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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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