Post Tagged with: "IDM"

][uron :: Tracks 2008-2010 (Self-Released)

Tracks 2008-2010 is a great starting point for the Huron sound—a musical curriculum vitae that features relaxed, next-level electronic audio-works. From post-industrial slivers to dark-ambient realms, soundtrack-driven themes are elevated to reveal new layers of isolation. Steffen Schröder (better known as the prolific Huron) has been on my radar for several years. Continuing to cultivate futuristic […]

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Turbo Teeth :: Yellow Equals One EP (Untitled-1)

Gescom-inspired glitch, bass, distortion, leftfield techno, and all manner of distraction leaves this EP in a field of its own. Turbo Teeth is the solo project of one of Athens’ most offbeat musicians Giorgos Axiotis, member of Balinese Beast, Free Piece of Tape, Holefold and Tom Cruisin’. Released in limited quantities (300 white vinyl), but […]

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V/A :: V.A. 3 (La Beauté Du Négatif)

La Beauté Du Négatif has quietly become on top quality record label. Despite having a catalogue of just seven releases, eight now, the Italian imprint has managed to excavate rich seams of techno, to explore the grimy gutters of industrial and to dive into currents of acid. La Beauté Du Négatif has quietly become on […]

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Yaporigami :: One Sound Extinguisher EP (Kaer’Uiks)

An infected post-apocalyptic foray into abstract, circuitry-based music that is at once arcane, chaotic, and unusually appealing. Yu Miyashita (aka Yaporigami) continues to baffle the ears, having scattered electrical debris on a plethora of releases and remix support over the years, One Sound Extinguisher is signed to Germany-based Kaer’Uiks—purveyors of robust exp-electronic music. A definitive […]

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Ariadne’s Labyrinth :: Twists & Turns (Touched Music)

Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s aptly-titled album gravitates towards bright electronic fragments and positive melodic bursts. If Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s Lost And Founded EP (Detroit Underground, 2017) was an igniting spark plug, then Twists & Turns is surely the revved up engine. Described previously as “a mixed assortment, one that balances rapidly rotating pulsars with classical drum’n bass techno,” […]

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Endless Arc :: Arc Sec 01 (Endless Arc)

A blistering electrical force field that is punctuated by brutal sonic undulations worth every minute. Endless Arc, originally intended to be a jazz label that sold lathe cuts from free-jazz and talented artists with the notation sheet, is now a leftfield techno sub-label of the DIY Irrational Media Society electronic music imprint based in Birmingham, […]

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Room Of Wires :: Mastakink EP (Self-Released)

Three exp-electronic music reference points in the field of mutated IDM, glitch, and spastic beat collisions, while the original stands as a crowning achievement. Room Of Wires continues to evolve in the explosive breakbeat electronics realm and “Mastakink” is his latest single. The title track busts through a cataclysmic and darkened industrial-electro veil that is […]

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Kurt Y. Gödel :: Axiomatic System (YUYAY)

There’s been a gradual return to braindance. Labels like 030303, Analogical Force and Occult Research have reignited the torch bore by Rephlex. With this, a brigade of musicians have taken up the cause. Kurt Y. Gödel is part of that new blood, reworking those well-honed tools and adding his own stamp. In a strange twist, […]

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V/A :: Hallucino Attics (Dissolved Re​-​Constructed 2001​-​2006) (Section 27)

Hallucino Attics displays a virtual cornucopia of audio delights in the form of 25-tracks that bend, twist, and contort freely. Perhaps the widest genre-bending lens in the experimental electronic arena, its aural construct and splendid reprieve from the norm makes for the quintessential musical reference point. Yet another massive undertaking, and one that came together by […]

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Displacer :: The Face You Deserve (Hymen)

A solid, and aggressive outing of adventurous, forward-thinking, and layered electronic music that deserves attention in 2017 Best Of lists. Displacer, also known as Michael Morton (head of The Crime League imprint), certainly knows how to keep himself busy with music, art, and all things creative. With an expansive discography spanning 14-years, we’ve seen the […]

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Ignatius :: Legacy Systems (Buried In Time)

Legacy Systems, in summary, is built upon the fluid relationship between man and machine, offering along the way, an extraterrestrial sound field that is utter Autechrean electronic bliss. Perhaps pointing to outdated computer systems, or technology in its title, Ignatius—covered quite a bit in our pages—continues to craft out of this world modular audio collages […]

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Interview with Andy Maddocks of Skam Records (22RPM Festival)

“22rpm Festival returned to London Saturday October 7th, 2017 to support once more the other side of electronic music, pulling away from the deafening commercialization of what used to be a liberating diverse genre. Another mind-blowing line-up, visuals and very special treats you’ve come to expect from the rpm events.” Interview with Andy Maddocks of Skam […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: Atlas Of Migraine (Heterodox)

Atlas Of Migraine details an expansive foray through the ventricles of intelligent dub music, mustering up hundreds of ideas that disperse evenly upon its technoid infused landscape. Cathode Ray Tube (aka Chang Terhune) returns with a new full-length titled Atlas Of Migraine for Oregon-based Heterodox—a visual mapping of sorts that details the artists’ 16-year battle with migraines—now […]

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Abjective :: Diamagnetic Levitation (Detroit Underground)

Diamagnetic Levitation is an exp-electronic focal point of magnetic sounds that culminate to form a tangible and minimalistic detour through IDM’s early (and finer) days. Vadim Pantin’s Abjective moniker was established about 8-years ago—a visceral undertaking that blends articulated / modular electronics, raw rhythmic bits, and fractured melodic notes. With previous collaboration alongside notable acts such as […]

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Subminimal :: Substance EP (Möller)

On this latest EP, Substance, Subminimal is focused on dub patterns, rarely veering into jungle or drum and bass territories like before. Icelandic producer Tjorvi Oskarsson, aka Subminimal, created a powerful debut album back in 2014, something that had precision in its production which was heard powerfully on the album tracks. The album was called Sinian and […]

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3View :: Asymmetrical Head, EXO_C, Kothyus (Bonding Tapes / Kvitnu / People Can Listen)

A three-pack review including the latest purveyors of experimental-electronic sound emanated from San Diego, California-based Bonding Tapes, Vienna, Austria-based Kvitnu, and Mogilev, Belarus-based People Can Listen imprints. Asymmetrical Head :: Information World Remixes EP (Bonding Tapes) Just a few years ago we described the original Information World EP—released on Bewegung, 2014—as “a well-balanced if not tranquil […]

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Junq :: Lila Dreams (Further Electronix)

For those of you, those of you struggling for oxygen due to a bad cause of waiting with bated breath, Lila Dream is not a 303 soaked dancefloor splintering slab. The EP sands down the sharp edges of the Art Mechanical release, leaving smooth sleek lines and broad expanses. Junq is a rare breed. His […]

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The Tin Box :: Invisible Kin (Audiobulb)

In fact barely a tone here is jangling or discordant—everything is focused, intricate and direct. Invisible Kin’s sound has its roots in Autechre’s easier material, or Boards of Canada’s more upbeat and uptempo productions. The Tin Box is a solo project by US composer Tucker Sferro. Sferro is something of a rarity when it comes […]

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Monoiz :: Qodkluster EP (Detroit Underground)

Qodkluster, to put it simply, is very well-produced next-level electro-glitch. Abstract and effective electronic music with just the right amount of horsepower and conviction to keep the genre alive and well. Not unlike what you would consume on the Raster imprint, Monoiz fractures percussion and technoid rhythms to no end. “Cyclock5” does just that, its […]

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Belief Defect :: Decadent Yet Depraved (Raster)

Decadent Yet Depraved is a music which can only exist in—and reflect—the pulverized remains and contradictions of a giddy late capitalist plunge into its own abyss. As much as Decadent Yet Depraved utilizes the equipment and machineries of contemporary society, its derangement of them and its throttling, absurdist violence—speak to its attempt to identify music (and […]

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V/A :: Fifth Listen (People Can Listen)

Belarus-based People Can Listen reveal their fifth heartfelt compilation with punchy electronic stems at its core, further nurturing artist relations. A fresh perspective on the tried and true IDM genre—not overtly groundbreaking, but engaging nonetheless. More and more labels continue to navigate their way through artist relationship building with the intent to fill the music libraries of […]

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Kingbastard :: Error EP (Odd John)

Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique ability to craft a succinct collection of decomposed tracks. Chris Weeks‘ Kingbastard moniker continues to explore robotic electronics and vast sound scrapping through circuitry. This three-track EP further details the artists’ unique […]

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John Beltran :: Moth (De:Tuned)

For those of you not in the know, Beltran started out on seminal labels, working on Carl Craig’s Retroactive before being signed for albums on R&S, Apollo and Peacefrog in the late 90s with his Ten Days of Blue being a classic of the genre. It’s with this album in mind that Moth arrives. Music […]

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Gyrowyre :: Ornge EP (Enpeg)

Ornge is a magnetic pulse, succinct in its visit, memories of Arovane, Gimmik, Kattoo, and Penfold Plum (et al) come to mind and heart. Around this time last year we delved into Rde, a debut EP for n5MD’s digital imprint Enpeg which was described as containing “delicate bass thuds, melodic nostalgia of times gone by, […]

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Iteration Corporation :: Gravitropic (Pulse Drift)

IC takes it as a compliment when asked if Gravitropic is electro, citing the genre’s ability to explore “themes pertaining to human consciousness, quantum physics and alter dimensional realities more so than most other genres of electronic music.” He describes his sound “an organic movement toward breaking fertile ground, a gradual movement toward what is possible…” […]

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Double review—Jet Jaguar & Luke Killen :: Grounded / Tending The Nest (DataDoor)

Perhaps an interesting collaboration would be to combine both Jet Jaguar and Luke Killen’s talents—one brawn and beauty. Mind and body. Who knows, a vigorous and more complex animal may emerge. Jet Jaguar is downbeat and minimal but warm and calm, like these field recordings have cheerful memories grounded into them. It should be of no […]

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Dissolved :: Lost In A Femtosecond / Submersion EP (Dissolvedamberrooms)

Both releases are boundless and filled with layers upon layers of panoramic electronic music. Dissolved is a prolific musician that continues to reach far into the lost crevasses of his music machines to sculpt contagious and timeless ambient-IDM manifests. Dissolved baffles with glimmering electronic composition and muffled melodic streams drifting in panoramic fields. Lost In […]

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Valance Drakes :: An honest approach to it EP (Detroit Underground)

A mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. Perhaps the closest we’ve seen to a full length release—although only a 21-minute runtime—Valance Drakes reveals an 8-piece EP for Detroit Underground. An honest approach to it is a mixture of fine-tuned and de-tuned glitch abstracts—tempered, submerged and drifting slow-motion electronics. “Greed […]

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Somatic Responses :: Pattern Seeking (Hymen)

Pattern Seeking continues to unfurl the duo’s (over) 20-yr skill-set and their unique ability to create corrosive experimental machine music. Augmented by energetic melodic jolts and crunchy synth manipulation, this album simply packs a punch. Abrasive electro filled with industrial-techno clangs and rough bristles encapsulate the majority of Pattern Seeking by the long-running and always dependable Somatic […]

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