Post Tagged with: "Hymen"

Hecq :: Chansons de Geste (Hymen)

A hauntingly cinematic, plaintive, solemn, reflective, and existential ambient work that will ravish fans of static and expressive drones of William Basinski, Philip Jeck and The Caretaker. Ben Lukas Boysen is a sound designer and IDM electronic music wizard who works under the Hecq moniker. Active since the early 2000s, his music has been welcomed […]

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Somatic Responses :: 109ResCloud (Photon Emissions)

Gritty, flickering, atmospheric haze is in full effect—dystopian and replete with wide open spaces, vacant echoes and rusty shards—109ResCloud is a dense, industrial-synth/drone album with high production value and a contagious structural focus. Long-term Somatic Responses moniker from the Healy brothers (John and Paul) continue to unearth a myriad of underground disturbance. Whereas one might […]

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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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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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Displacer :: Curse of the Black Vinyl (Hymen / Crime League)

The sounds on offer here are rooted in dark drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat but defy strict categorization as they push into uncharted territory of mutant hybrids. Michael Morton. Known aliases: Displacer. Musician, prolific remixer, owner of the Crime League record label. Friend to Igloo, provider of this hour-long journey. Something like 7 full-length and […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2015

So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]

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Frank Riggio :: Psychexcess II – Futurism (Hymen)

Psychexcess II – Futurism‘s unique vision into a dark world is an excellent record for late night flights both terrestrial and cosmic. Whereas Frank Riggio’s Psychexcess I – Presentism was like the soundtrack to a dance set and choreographed in the swamps from Mad Max Fury Road (if you haven’t seen it then imagine a […]

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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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Tonikom :: Seeking the Lost Mind (Hymen)

A thoroughly satisfying electronic smorgasbord of muddy beats and distortion that exhibits Tonikom’s vast musical tapestry. Tonikom (aka Rachel Maloney) returns to Hymen, this being her fourth album for the enduring German imprint and seventh overall. This time focused on a plethora of sonic invasion including but not limited to bass, glitch, ambient, industrial and […]

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Senko :: Dronetudes (Hymen)

A vibrant, intriguing, digital and blissed-out collection of stylish electronic minimalism on the independent Hymen Records. Dronetudes, offered by the Denmark based sound art actor Daniel Kosenko (aka Senko), presents a vibrant, intriguing, digital and blissed-out collection of stylish electronic minimalism on the independent Hymen Records. The ensemble is surprisingly diversified and challenging, inviting the […]

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Defrag :: Lost Lands EP (The Irrational Media Society)

Defrag deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost lands. Not afraid to eradicate preconceived notions of fast paced glitch’n bass, Defrag (aka Jeff Dodson) deploys melodic bells, whistles, subtle chants, 8-bit triggers, and broken amen breaks venturing into distracted and often frenetic lost […]

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Jérôme Chassagnard :: Inner Dialog (Hymen)

A soaring, self reflecting album filled with shivering ambient electronics and powerful resonances. Ambient blocks, cascading piano keys, emotional layers and an ebb and flow between downbeat electrical activity is evident on Inner Dialog. Jérôme Chassagnard activates a soaring, self reflecting album filled with shivering ambient electronics and powerful resonances that it’s difficult not to be […]

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Defrag :: Drown (Hymen)

Buried in high-pressure dub crumbles, gritty mechanical manifests and unwieldy sonic streams, Defrag is in top form as brooding—almost Subotnick like—synths float by mysteriously. drown by defrag With three proper albums behind them, Defrag—initially composed of Jeff Dodson and Matt Flego—continue to cull the finest electro-industrial experiments from their music boxes. The moniker now looks to […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 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 a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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Nebulo :: Castles (Hymen)

By layering a vast array of morphed synths and samples on top of a skeleton of unassuming beats, Nebulo creates a lonely sort of electronic music, fit for headphone commuters and urban nomads. When it comes to Castles, the latest release from Hymen Records‘ Nebulo, lo-fi is certainly the word. As a French producer active […]

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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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Hecq :: Horror Vacui (Hymen)

Among the cataclysmic beats, atmospheric debris, noisy elements and brushed electronics, Hecq manages to once again display unconventional yet coherent music that defies categorization. Hecq (aka Ben Lukas Boysen) continues to baffle the mind with mechanically enriched detail and on Horror Vacui we see the prolific artist unleash some unreleased gems of the past decade […]

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Somatic Responses :: Sketches (Photon Emissions)

One can never be quite sure where the Somatic Responses target will be pointed next, however, its trajectory is usually set to molten sound-escapes that bend, contort and reform known (and unknown) structures. John & Paul Healy (better known as the prolific Somatic Responses duo) have scorched sound for over a decade with numerous releases […]

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Druc Drac :: Retrofuture (Hymen)

A definitive look into nostalgic memories created by current technological tools which also successfully keeps the consciousness at ease. François Dumeaux operates under the Druc Drac moniker and unleashes a digital release via Hymen perhaps best noted as a warm buzz of oscillators communicating together as they look back to the future. Retrofuture is described […]

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VNDL :: Gahrena: Structures (Hymen)

VNDL doesn’t just randomly place various sounds in a concatenation of noise; rather, sounds are matched in virtue of their textural rather than tonal harmony; beats, no longer that which define music, are introduced in order to augment rather than to just churn aimlessly, pointlessly away; and the “real world” is allowed to seep into […]

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Karsten Pflum :: Sleepwald (Hymen)

A soundtrack for a trip to the Land of Nod as heaven, hell and a lot of purgatory by turns, Sleepwald is a series of dreams drawn in thick pastel crayons. A soundtrack for a trip to the Land of Nod as heaven, hell and a lot of purgatory by turns, Sleepwald is a series […]

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Mimetic :: Where We Will Never Go (Hymen)

While on the outside one might consider Where We Will Never Go as a darkened electronic mesh of styles, it also contains sublime textures that weave into and out of focus throughout. Mimetic formulates Where We Will Never Go with a subdued fury. A wash of bass, industrial, analog synths, crackling rhythms and aggressive percussion make for […]

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Terminal 11 :: Double review (Hymen / Phthalo)

Michael Castaneda, late of Tempe, Arizona, drops a frenetic yet disciplined album entitled Self Exorcism on Hymen Records. Shortly after its release, an EP on Phthalo Records consisting of two extra tracks and remixes from the likes of Jason Forrest and Xanopticon surfaces on Soundcloud. Michael Castaneda (aka Terminal 11), late of Tempe, Arizona, drops a […]

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Displacer :: Foundation (Hymen)

A mixture of solids, liquids and opaque gases, each piece rattles effortlessly as a series of ingredients melt together in a fuzzy subatomic layer. Submerging ambience, rugged beats and smoldering bass, Foundation peals yet another layer of Displacer’s inspiring audio-visual skills. [Release page] I’ll step forward right now—a slight bias towards Michael Morton’s Displacer alias […]

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Frank Riggio ‎:: Psychexcess I – Presentism (Hymen)

Hidden in lurking shadows of analog machines, there’s a beauty that lies within these seemingly eerie soundtracks. At times delving into tribal terrain, what’s in store here is an aptitude for the crossroads between improvisation and organized chaos. “The Psychexcess trilogy is designed to be similar to a three movie series in an aural format” […]

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VNDL :: Gahrena: Paysages électriques (Hymen)

Glitch is counterbalanced with contorted bass, alien landscapes, layered and abstract tonal shifts as VNDL unravels obscured musical passages. Philippe Vandal (aka VNDL) hailing from Montreal, Canada lines up his debut with Germany’s long-standing and well respected Hymen Records. Gahrena: Paysages électriques—influenced by the likes of Fennesz, Richard Devine and Access To Arasaka—opens his account […]

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Twenty Knives :: The Royal We (Hymen)

An annihilating delirium of sound and vision, The Royal We shatters preconceived notions of experimentation—with vocal contortions aplenty—and simply vanishes into a surreal dreamworld. We’re not sure how this one slipped under the radar. Perhaps intentionally meant to catch you off-guard, Steven McDonald (aka Twenty Knives) serves The Royal We—a virtual smorgasbord of electronics that flickers uncomfortably between […]

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Hymen & Ant-Zen :: 3View 2011.8

Ant-Zen, and its Hymen offspring, continually pound the ears one release at a time with a passion for revealing the finest in terms of visual-audio electronics welded to industrialized layers. Here’s a trio of releases that hit the shelves over the past several months, and an audio synopsis.               […]

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Karsten Pflum :: No Noia My Love (Hymen)

The intermediate moods tucked between these warped low-end frequencies is perhaps Karsten Pflum’s most valued asset. Often a collection of therapeutic electronic debris, No Noia My Love takes Hymen into untapped directions full of spatial funk, corrugated rhythms and sliced melodies that stick to the cerebral cortex with pleasing turbulence. [Listen | Purchase] Taking a […]

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