Post Tagged with: "IDM"

Kirk Degiorgio presents Future/Past :: Rare & Unreleased (De:Tuned)

Rare & Unreleased turns back the clock, washing away the last twenty five years to return to those halcyon days. Found on forgotten DAT tapes and gleamed from lost compilations, this four tracker focuses on DeGiorgio’s Future/Past alias. Rare & Unreleased revives the analogue warmth that characterized the 90s, the complex future scapes carved and shaped […]

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Eff Dst :: Out Of Body (Hymen)

An aptly-titled album that scrapes and chisels its way through heavy sonic debris. Belarus-based Sound Engineer, Dmitry Stepnov (aka Eff Dst) is back on Hymen with Out Of Body, an aptly-titled album that scrapes and chisels its way through heavy sonic debris. Following up last year’s Blackout might have seemed a difficult task, but Eff […]

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Maelstrom :: ALPH4 (Central Processing Unit)

A finely executed EP that contorts itself around rugged electro-techno of yesteryear, but with an updated machined pulse. Maelstrom (aka Joan-Mael Péneau) delivers an action packed 7-track extended player for the well oiled Sheffield-based CPU imprint. Through each piece you’ll find pistons firing at all angles, Detroit influences spread across acidic electro forms (“VZNEITIT”), and […]

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Levels :: Levels (Umor Rex)

Tuning into and out of phase, Levels’ debut finds solace within the microscopic confines of broken industrial fragments, digging for lost rhythmic bits, and assembling them via a cohesive, and subdued energy. Tuning into and out of phase, Levels’ debut finds solace within the microscopic confines of broken industrial fragments, digging for lost rhythmic bits, […]

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MacroNoise :: Various Species EP (The Crime League)

A return to form, MacroNoise (aka Tomas Sebesta) exhibits continual growth and sound maturation with Various Species, five pieces crossing a wide-angle foray into organic (live) bass wobbling and ethereal electronics. A return to form, MacroNoise (aka Tomas Sebesta) exhibits continual growth and sound maturation with Various Species, five pieces crossing a wide-angle foray into […]

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Aeon Waves :: Mute Angel EP (Mindtrick)

A brisk and beautiful exploration through sound, vision, and voices that is well worth the trip. This four track by India-based Aeon Waves has been in constant rotation, its mesmerizing swirl of ambient downtempo dub, and subconscious voices is almost too emotional to take in one sitting. Like drifting into the atmosphere over the Pacific […]

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SC​-​164 & The Pulse Projects :: Double review (Subapical)

Subapical founders Hall and Knüfer are hitting some serious electronic heights and look set to continue their climb to the darker summits of machine music. Kristopher Hall and Athene Knüfer founded Subapical with an something in mind, to establish “an outlet for music exploring harsher, harder edged music which blurs the lines between electro, industrial […]

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V/A :: Nature of Chaos Vol. 1 (ELM Collective)

Nature of Chaos Vol. 1 flashes skewed electronic listening music—punishing the ears with tangled sub-genre elements and tugging firmly on the heartstrings. A relatively new compilation (November 2017) that flashes skewed electronic listening music—punishing the ears with tangled sub-genre elements and tugging firmly on the heartstrings. 15 cuts with articulated and bubbling technoid shades (ie. […]

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Lantern :: Summer Knight (Occult Research)

Eight songs spread out in a tangled downbeat, acidic maelstrom of glitch, breaks, hip-hop, and leftfield bass contortions, Lantern also develops a jazzier side along the way. Eight songs spread out in a tangled downbeat, acidic maelstrom of glitch, breaks, hip-hop, and leftfield bass contortions, Lantern also develops a jazzier side along the way. Brightly […]

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V/A :: DRMN (Rakun0)

Subtle, nuanced, foggy electrical tones evolve and devolve seamlessly, making for a musical foray that is abstract yet moving. Spread over an hour, each musician manipulates brisk beats, bass, and tiny bleeps without over the top experimentation. Along the way, they manage to straddle the lines between soft to medium density electronic music. A culmination of […]

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Loden :: Lit For Exits (Extinct)

Fans of Clark and Amon Tobin might want to delve head first into Loden’s latest sonic plateau. A versatile and euphoric trip for mind and body, Lit For Exits is the proverbial exp-electronic music buffet worth every minute. Loden, known for his abstract musical project with labels like Eat This, Mush, and Colony, offers the […]

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Jvox :: Funhouse (Component)

Casual yet chaotic, serene yet skewed, Jvox manipulates sound like no other—ultimately making Funhouse its own contagious entity. Welcome back Jvox—one of my favorite musicians from the early 2000s! He comes in full-steam ahead on the wacky, glee-filled, downtempo beauty that is Funhouse. Have a listen to “Don’t Be Afraid” to get a sampling of […]

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Cignol :: Hidden Galaxies (Computer Controlled)

Five tracks make up the Dublin musician’s trip up North to Belfast based Computer Controlled Music with the first offering having a decent bit of fire in its belly. It’s always exciting to find a new artist, feverishly searching through their past releases on Discogs and getting better acquainted on Soundcloud. There’s always a little […]

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Cialyn :: The Lone Thistle EP (Kahvi)

A gorgeous EP of refined and detuned synths, drums, samples, found sound, and fuzzy voices far off in the distance. Boards Of Canada’s Music Has The Right To Children (Warp/Matador, 1998) was the theme to my high-school days—cascading through downbeat, nostalgic bliss, it hasn’t aged a bit. Even though the Scottish brothers continue to (slowly) amass a […]

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Badrich :: Fatberg (Self-Released)

Badrich blends electroacoustic glitch, digital debris, atmospheric noise, and acidic squelches like a skilled sonic craftsman. Badrich (aka J. Goodrich) returns with 38-minutes of organized chaotic rumbling. Almost as if intentionally running his modular machinery through a washing machine, Fatberg dips and dives through an electrical maze. Seemingly broken into four interconnected parts (“mauve // […]

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zvλd :: Baklava (Occult Research)

A brisk jaunt through dissolved electro contortions revealing that zvλd is able to easily distort micro-electronics with finesse. I’m not sure how this one slipped under the radar, but I’ll admit it should have received a proper listen in 2017 when it was released. Imagine, if you will, a cross-section cut through the abstract electro […]

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Build Buildings :: Glass EP (Audiobulb)

A succinct and elevated 4-pack—Glass is a 12-minute sojourn that marries a collage of sincere organic fractals sprinkled above precise mechanical contours. Brittle and broken beats dabble through guitar flickers as Build Buildings (aka New York-based Ben Tweel) manipulates opaque ambient moments with delicate instrumentation. “Hebei” opens his latest extended player with carefully woven drones and […]

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Mtch :: Nrvaqaprol EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Mtch elevates abstract glitch to new heights while still maintaining a claustrophobic and subtle musicality that is elusive on Nrvaqaprol. Mtch (aka Mitch Cramer) continues to confound and break pre-conceived glitch notions, the coverage we unfolded in 2017 was only a glimpse into the strange worlds he’s able to inhabit. “Nrvaqaprol” leads the way via minuscule […]

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4T Thieves :: Circles EP (Mahorka)

Perhaps the finest assortment from the 4T Thieves moniker, Nik continues to etch a winding audio path through which IDM’s subtle sub-genres are easily tucked within. Nik has carved a name for himself as 4T Thieves and owner/operator of one of the longest running Netlabels—Kahvi. For this round of musical troves, Bulgarian Netlabel Mahorka snags […]

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Terrace :: Phosphenes (De:Tuned)

If Phosphenes is your introduction, you’re in luck as you’ve just come across one of the premier machine music craftsmen of the last three decades through a generously proportioned EP that showcases his immense abilities. My advice, get digging as you will find gold from a man who shaped the golden age of techno. Stefan Robbers […]

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FFT :: fft1 EP (Uncertainty Principle)

fft1 presents a cross between Ryoji Ikeda’s hyper-technical high frequency work, ’90s bleep and rave tropes, and the experimental electro explorations of Bitstream. A mysterious five tracker from new UK-based label Uncertainty Principle. fft1 presents a cross between Ryoji Ikeda’s hyper-technical high frequency work, ’90s bleep and rave tropes, and the experimental electro explorations of Bitstream. All […]

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First Rebirth :: Abyss Is Calling (Abstrakt Reflections)

A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, curiously, and chaotic beauty start to end. A healthy dosage of soundtrack-driven, ritual-laden, and tangled ferocity, First Rebirth finds solace in dark electronic caverns. Abyss Is Calling yields an abstract refinement, […]

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S>>D :: Co Intel Pro (Central Processing Unit)

Co In Pro is easily primed for the top shelves of listeners interested in definitive electronics with punctuated rhythm bursts. Both movement-based and armchair ready, Co Intel Pro is a fantastic (debut) album that crosses genre confines and maintains its futuristic, robotic, soundtrack-laden, and contagious trajectory. Consistently on the forefront of experimental electronic music, Sheffield-based Central […]

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WE FORFEIT (Mix 3) :: Mulled wine, scented pine and yuletide electro

There have been some cracking electro records in the last twelve months, although the same could be said for the last sixty or one hundred and one months. Chris & Robbie sieved through some of their favs from past and present to add some sonic bite to that slab of turkey you’re gnawing on. It’s […]

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Yomgaille :: Repetition and Motion EP (Kahvi)

Repetition and Motion delivers a nostalgic blur, its vintage synthesizer drones, tones, buzzes and warm hums meld around crisp beatwork. I drove straight into Yomgaille’s sound with blinders on, not knowing what to expect, except to understand that the ever-dependable Kahvi Collective can certainly churn some fine electronic butter. Repetition and Motion delivers a nostalgic […]

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Christian Kleine Compilation :: Stream an exclusive track from the forthcoming (ASIP)

A Strangely Isolated Place have ventured further out of their ambient hunting grounds than ever before with the forthcoming Electronic Music From The Lost World (1998–2001), a collection of previously unreleased Kleine tracks rescued from old DATs and pressed onto sumptuous, transparent green double-vinyl. Igloo is proud to present an exclusive stream of “Somehow” from […]

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Subskan :: Ambidextrous Asylums (Hymen)

Ambidextrous Asylums performs the heroic celebration of industrial production—and then narrates its post-modern obliteration. An entire factory complex is crushed down into a single, blankly-blinking bank of computers. The shadowy hand-almond of a smartphone has killed entire regions. DJ and producer Subskan (aka Jean-Marx Polet) remains within a warp of obscurity—the German label behind his […]

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MacroNoise :: My Steps Lead Backwards EP (Kahvi)

A well-balanced sojourn through sublime organic-electronic realms. Four crisp, brisk, and punchy tracks from MarcroNoise (aka Prague-based Tomáš Šebesta) for the Kahvi Collective this time around. Back in August (2017) we absorbed the artists’ Caravan Planet EP which yielded “a meandering electrical calm worth diving into.” With My Steps Lead Backwards, MacroNoise let’s it all out. […]

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RX-101 :: EP4 (Suction)

I’ve a feeling there might be more in the RX-101 duffel bag of DAT cassettes, and while they’re being rummaged through, why not reacquaint yourself with some of Jong’s inspirers: Caustic Window anyone? Cylob? Global Goon? A work filled with cheerful charm. As we all know, life has a tendency of getting in the way […]

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