Post Tagged with: "Glacial Movements"

Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #1 Ramblings of a AMB-man

Elsewhereness Revisited is a new feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambientological meanderings, random bc-combing, cloud-watching, tube-findings, and a companion mix. Vol. #1: Ramblings of a AMB-man. First, Own Records, once a haunt for lovers of SotL, Basinski, Celer, et al., which after something of a snooze wakes with er… wake from hitherto unknown, kj. NY-based […]

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Philippe Petit :: You Only Live Ice: Music From The Arctic Ice Shelf (Glacial Movements)

You Only Live Ice compellingly presents a landscape initially at rest, then draped, as if in timelapse, in dense tonal swathes, and wracked with electrostatic gusts and the chromatic violence of the Aurora Borealis, tension ratcheting up to a oneiric denouement. The last decade has seen Alessandro Tedeschi rope in a series of artists—the likes of Lull, Loscil, […]

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Rapoon :: Song from the End of the World (Glacial Movements)

If the sound of the Big Bang can still be heard by tapping into cosmic radiation, then perhaps the song sung at the end of the world can be reconstructed from the hole that it left. Rapoon begins to rematerialize the undone physical universe by cultivating the seed pearl of a leitmotif, a piano rolling the […]

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3View :: Hakobune & Dirk Serries, Chihei Hatakeyama and Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries

Creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy. As Vidna Obmana (“optical illusion” in Serbo-Croatian), Belgian mega-artist Dirk Serries released nearly seventy albums of original material, creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy, between the mid-eighties and the mid-2000s. Often mentioned in […]

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Netherworld :: Alchemy of Ice (Glacial Movements)

Alchemy of Ice embodies a perfect aesthetic fusion between discreet micro-tonal melodiously articulated elements and macro-cosmical textural drone resonances. Glacial movements is a well established Italian independent label known for their catalog entirely devoted to spacious- environmental unobtrusive dronescaping experiences. they notably sign works from the notorious Oophoi, Rapoon, Lull et al. Alchemy of Ice is the […]

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Pjusk & Retina.it :: Double review (Glacial Movements)

Glacial Movements has not been entirely unwavering in its frozen isolationist brief. In terms of its original ambit, targeting ‘places that man has forgotten…icy landscapes…fields of flowers covered eternally with ice. The cold and silent night that falls upon the glacial valleys,’ Curator Alessandro Tedeschi’s aim has not always been true, the movements of one […]

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Release your ears 4.0

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. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or […]

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Stormloop :: Snowbound* (Glacial Movements)

There are no great shifts to the glacial isolationist ambient paradigm here, but a consummate execution of a programmatic template. A little more than this, in fact, since Spence manages, with the quiet storm of his loop, to imbue Snowbound* with a metaphysical sense of something beyond within the chronostasis of his scenes. Snowbound* compiles […]

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Bvdub :: I Remember (Translations of Mørketid) (Glacial Movements)

The sound apparently sweeping the new ambient nation is so anodyne; and that, unlike the likes of Lull or Aquadorsa, or indeed Netherworld, it chimes so thinly within the GM programme of glacial and isolationist ambient; that the glacial I Remember deals in is so commodified, the isolation at such a remove, from a safe […]

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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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Netherworld :: Over the Summit (Glacial Movements)

Notwithstanding the odd section of auto-pilot sound design, and with the sure hand of his mystic mate, Gigi Gasparetti at the mastering helm, Netherworld does more than enough to ensure the ambitions of his arctic expedition Over the Summit are achieved. [Listen | Purchase] For nigh on 5 years Glacial Movements has been furthering the […]

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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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Bvdub :: The Art of Dying Alone (Glacial Movements)

Predominantly beatless tracks consisting of recursive delicate motifs, lilting chord progressions build to soft climax in surges of layered and looped fragments: strings, vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, and ethereal femme vox cohere and cluster in a cumulative swirl; prevailing outlook light and fluffy, with dark-edged clouds forming (don’t fret, they’ll soon clear)… [Listen | Purchase] […]

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