Post Tagged with: "Glitch"

Nearfield :: G5 (Brainstormlab)

Distinctive, late 90’s IDM hues are in full force—robust percussion, distant melodies and heavy bass jabs scatter throughout each piece. Belarus-based Nearfield continue to shuffle, mince and break apart exp-electronic music until only the roots are exposed. The duo seamlessly refine and migrate the finest in wide-angle glitch productions, with G5 being their latest installment. […]

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EOD :: EODS | TVTM :: Alphanumerix (WeMe)

The squirming acid playfulness of Braindance, the cold shot of electro with some light sprinklings of electronica are the hunting grounds of both platforms with WeMe having near a decade’s experience. Alphanumerix is an offering of cerebral electronics with nods to a range of styles, a record for armchairs and floors. WeMe is a label I’ve […]

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Sixty Drops :: Turquoise (Self-Released)

A breath of fresh air, an ode to docile glitch, brisk clicks, and wandering trails, Turquoise is solemn, disparaging, and filled with electrical noodles meant to be entangled in its downtempo sheen. Turquoise opens with the emotional “Fold 013,” a crisp, glitch and an intertwined chant wraps itself in a mesmerizing loop akin to Dead […]

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Mtch :: Dplx Cut Optr (Kaer‘Uiks)

Perhaps a next generation Gantz Graf foray, here we receive nine erratic, electronic time-capsules strung through a tangled wire mess, broken beat boxes and atonal DSP-driven composition. A digestible wall of wide-angle digital noise. Mtch, we’ll have to admit, is a relatively new moniker to these ears—and they were featured in one of our favorite […]

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Qebrus :: ᐔ ᐌ ᐂ ᐍ ᐚ EP (Love Love)

Qebrus’ definitive arcane noises all seem to coalesce somehow. Next-level experimentation, chaotic as can be, this EP is the perfect soundtrack to an altered parallel universe. We’ve written about Qebrus in the past, but it’s always been a challenge. Yes, his music is a challenge—it defies convention, rips through an electronic mess and leaves the […]

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Chris Randall :: Oscillator Breach (Detroit Underground)

What should we expect from this stylistic chameleon? Heavy bass, for starters. More of those delicious dub/dub-techno chord changes and beats. Six original tacks, then four more which receive loving treatment from a cast of remixers including Proem and the inimitable Baseck. Chris Randall, according to his twitter bio, is a “Musician, Writer, User Interface […]

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V/A :: CL-X: Crazy 10 Years A/V Compilation (Crazy Language)

Focused on a varietal mix from just about every exp-electronic sub-genre, CL-X: Crazy 10 Years is certainly a welcomed closure to the year, bringing much needed horsepower to propel us into 2017. Here’s another one before we close the books on 2016. Music certainly is a crazy language, and the Berlin-based netlabel celebrates its 10th […]

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Lokom :: Nyctalope Ponies (Abstrakt Reflections)

Lokom succeeds in crafting a maze of extraterrestrial glitch, adding some friends on remix duty—including Balkansky, c0ma, DaFake Panda, Andrew Course, Ralp, The Ghost of 3.13—and punishes the floor with anxiety-driven ferocity. Grenoble, France-based Lokom album titled Sweet Home And Gasoline (Kaometry, 2014) was noted as “An engrossing and screeching cacophony of percussive annihilation for ear, mind […]

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Pauk :: Melancholic Anger (Discontinu)

Melancholic Anger is just that, an engaged album that punctuates the outer glitch-IDM landscape with a flare for classical moments peppered throughout. Pauk (aka Pau Cabruja) returns to form with the aptly titled Melancholic Anger on the ever on-point Discontinu imprint. Here we see the Barcelona, Spain-based artist slide through various genres—melancholy brushed up against classical intonations, […]

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Nmls :: On & On (N_Coded)

On & On collects broken beats, driving rhythms, glitchy strands and transforming ambient ice sheets from just above the stratosphere it seems. Back and forth, and around again, classic Lusine ICL elements are blended with Loess, Access To Arasaka and Monolake—personal favorites from the past. Piotr Michałowski’s own Warsaw, Poland-based N_Coded is also home to […]

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V/A :: Sectioned v6​.​0 (Section 27)

Yet another behemoth compilation that spotlights Planet Earth’s finest sonic engineers. Carving, along the way, a splendid cross-section encompassing exp-electronic music and its kaleidoscopic splinter fields. Where do we start with this one? Yet another behemoth compilation that spotlights Planet Earth’s finest sonic engineers. Carving, along the way, a splendid cross-section encompassing exp-electronic music and its kaleidoscopic splinter fields. […]

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Huron :: The Other Side of Reality (The Remixes)

The Other Side of Reality (The Remixes) is a must have remix collection, one that combines Huron’s original post-industrial audible strands and re-configures them into what feels more like an extended Version 2.0. In 2013 we covered The Other Side of Reality (Raumklang) described as having “…Sharp edges, fluid rhythms, mechanical pulses, chiseled percussion and a darkened veil […]

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Weldroid & Friends :: Silicate Recursions (Section 27)

Weldroid and friends surely pack an electronic punch here—with an abundance of remixes, it all blends into a cohesive, tangible and magnetic whole. Section 27 really deserves more attention. With all of the political riff-raff spread across Planet Earth lately, Section 27 continues to plant its own exp-electronic music seeds, the fruit of which has […]

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Metamatics :: Bodypop (Neo Ouija)

From braindance to bodypop, this album carves its own colorful and bumpy melodic pathway. Lee Norris continues to focus efforts on his music, the Metamatics nameplate is one that spans almost 20-years, believe it or not. With the return (again?) of Neo Ouija, the label that brought us names like Bauri, Penfold Plum, Geiom, Solenoid, […]

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Embers Below Zero :: The Oblivion Sea (Shimmering Moods)

A rather poignant, isolationist, contemplative and semi acoustic ambient release with its enchanting, sorrowful and suspenseful moments. I’ve heard about this project a few times without having found the right occasion to go into the music more deeply. This new album published by Shimmering Moods rectifies it. Embers Below Zero is a young project with very […]

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Syl Kougai :: ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended (Hymen)

ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended exhibits the freneticism one equates with IDM /electronica. Syl Kougai’s ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended is a puzzler. Is it a re-release of his album ΙΧΘΥΣ (Schematic, 2015) Is it a companion to ΙΧΘΥΣ? Is it an EP? Is it a remix album? Is it a dessert topping? A floor wax? What is it? Most of the songs […]

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Flatland Sound Studio :: Ocean Radio Planet (King Deluxe)

Flatland Sound Studio continue in their extraterrestrial pursuit of 8-bit electronics, bass, beats and breaks. Vancouver-based Max Greening’s Flatland Sound Studio (FSS) project pleasantly returns following up from Maximum Vacation Plus (Bedroom Research, 2015)—described as “…the soundtrack to a cold medicine overdose or the after effect of watching too many foreign language cartoons while recovering from […]

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Cascade Data :: Cmd_altz EP (Buried In Time)

Cmd_altz elicits a breakdown and rearrangement of itself, a sense of balanced and punchy bass, beats and distortion as machines elegantly crash into each other. Cmd_altz elicits a breakdown and rearrangement of itself, a sense of balanced and punchy bass, beats and distortion as machines elegantly crash into each other. Chang Turhune once noted that “Too […]

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IXRQ :: EP1 (Self-Released)

While EP1 offers about 10-minutes of nostalgic synthesized lightening bolts, there are some great ideas buried within it that merit further exploration. IXRQ is Simon Matthews—mainly known as Ventolyn & Becotyde—and this 4-track EP sparks and spans through a myriad of classic braindance infused beauty. It’s not an Aphex Twin knockoff, but a kudos to […]

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Shimmer Crush :: These Four Walls (The Crime League)

Above all else, there appears to be a luminous veil in the underpinnings of These Four Walls, a personal struggle that the artist reveals via lost mechanical data streams floating in the air. Shimmer Crush (aka Laurel Daugherty-Seto) opens up an account with Toronto’s The Crime League, run by Michael Morton (aka Displacer). Within These […]

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Fiction City :: The Shell (Psychonavigation)

By mixing other worldly instrumentation into a seabed of calm and refuge, Fiction City crafts surreal sonic landscapes. From Siberia and released on Dublin’s Psychonavigation in February 2016, the latest full length by Fiction City (aka Mike Belov) has had some time to settle. We covered their self-released Nova EP in 2011 which yielded an […]

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Robert Logan :: Flesh Decomposed (Slowfoot)

Flesh Decomposed shows a bit of softness and light among the darker tracks that dominate this album of reworked tracks that breathes new life and new depth into Logan’s oeuvre. Robert Logan’s Flesh (Slowfoot, 2015) was one of my favorite albums of 2015. Flesh brought together modern electronics, classical music, jazz and soundscapes into something evocatively […]

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Kronodigger :: ENC015 EP (Encrypted Audio)

A two track manifesto, Kronodigger yields even further refinement in the art of broken industrial bass. These are hard-edged kinetic electronics that merit further investigation. Based in New York, Alexey Gorokholinskiy’s crafts sonic sculptures with utter clarity and visceral distortion. His Subliminal Design extended player from March 2015 marked a roughened breaks, bass and dub signature sound […]

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exm :: Singles (Touched Music)

2016 has proven to be a minefield of extensive electronic music releases and exm‘s foray into distilled experimental fragments allows Singles to flourish in a field of its own. Netherlands-based Jeroen Bax (aka exm) has had a few words featured in these pages and continues to manifest bold yet cohesive electronic sound-structures with Singles, released in conjunction with Touch Music. As […]

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6.9Hz :: Broken State (Daddy Tank)

Not entirely untraveled, Broken State gravitates towards the dark and gritty erratic beat, but also manages to evoke emotional sparks along the way. Moods shift on “The Crypt,” a tantalizing eerie foray into classical glich’n bass. “Seek & Destroy,” “They’re Like Ants” and “Infernal Raver” expands and contracts its ricocheting beats, as Photek-inspired rhythms reveal a […]

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Nigel Samways & Foss Moigne :: Sanyo 07.1 / Sanyo 07.2 (Remixes) (I Never Think Of You)

Sanyo 07.1 / Sanyo 07.2 (Remixes), credited to the duo, are on the other hand smooth and refined, softening the clank of a temple bell, enveloping it in silken cigarette smoke strings on the first, gliding silently through the city streetscape on the second. INTOY – I never think of you – is a new imprint launched […]

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Severence :: Mensch 003 (Mensch)

This is chilling material, haunting and lonesome. An album of introspection, of reflection and rich textures. In the age of glass and sleekness it’s interesting that modular synthesizers are becoming more and more popular. It’s kind of understandable. It’s the antithesis of the laptop or tablet. Compact versus colossal. Tap versus tactile. Digital versus analogue. There’s […]

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Autechre :: elseq 1–5 (Warp)

By taking their programmed music to the next level, what Autechre have presented here is a snapshot of what Brian Eno has been perfecting all these years: generative and constantly shifting music that could effectively just run forever, with every moment unique as a snowflake. You could run most of the tracks on elseq 1-5 […]

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Room Of Wires :: Used As A Runner EP (Section 27)

Used As A Runner is chock full of interlaced cobwebs machined with seamless construction. Diving head first into more rigorous electronics, the Room Of Wires duo continue to emit fractured industrial-IDM as is the case on opener “Used.” Second cut “Scarce” is sparse and sporadic, its echoes and crashing glitch landscapes hark back to the earlier days […]

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