Post Tagged with: "Kangding Ray"

Techno’s Outer Limits :: April 2017

First transmission of 2017 from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LP, with notes in the margins. James Shaw, the artist known as Sigha, we’re told (blurb), ‘has always placed the listener at a centrifugal point that invites a clandestine hypnosis rather than an abject hysteria.’ Cheers for that, James. Be that as it may, a kind of […]

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V/A :: Source Book 1 (Raster-Noton)

The markers that identify the boundaries of the label’s surface area — techno, ambient, musiqué concrete — are on display, and the terrain inside them is mapped and signposted with the selection of twelve tracks spanning the last twenty years of releases. Raster-Noton have, in their own words, always tried to be more than a […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: December 2016

Last emission of 2016 in a series from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Porter Ricks’ quasi-mythical status may have grown in the 17 years since their last Symbiotics (Mille Plateaux, 1999), but latest EP, Shadow Boat, shows the myth is merited. FACT mag tags the title track ‘the year’s most labyrinthine, […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: “Who hasn’t ever felt scared of the journey of their own thoughts? That rustling of the leaves around you…” This […]

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Kangding Ray :: Cory Arcane (Raster-Noton)

Insistent and incessant loops built from clustered assemblages of staccato chunks of sound achieve a kind of weightless velocity, churning heat out from the furious friction of its own kinesis, droning like humming industrial machinery we eventually learn to tune out. After nine years and five full-length albums to his credit, I’m still waiting for […]

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Kangding Ray’s Raster-Noton Renewal

Cory Arcane is full of intriguing compositions characterized by Letellier’s intricate percussive programming, textural invention, and deep-buried melodies, fitting comfortably into the Raster-Noton aesthetic, while retaining his own idiosyncratic voice. News of an album impending from Kangding Ray for gratifyingly still fertile and thriving minimal electronica label, Raster-Noton. Cory Arcane will be the fifth by David Letellier for the crack Chemnitz […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2015

Latest postcard from Techno’s Twilight Zone—recent 12″s/EPs/LPs + notes in the margins. Scroll down for Soundcloud set of selections. France first, where Dement3d, prime suspect in some of Techno’s shadier dealings, host a return for Polar Inertia, whose debut, The Last Vehicle, was as much a keynote as first foray, Discordance (2011), from abstracted fields’n’beats peddlers, dscrd. The […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: March 2015

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. Listen to select tracks via Soundcloud at bottom of article. First Paris, whence French techno maverick Terence Fixmer dials in his first full-length in five years Depth Charged on CLR. Something of an old hand by now, he […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #10 mix

Dalliance #10 is a Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett in MistMaxer albient guise—latest in a continuing series of audio-snapshots soundtracking his notes in the margins of Techno’s Outer Limits (March 2015 installment). Including: Acronym, Alderaan, Alessio Pili, Annie Hall, Birth Of Frequency, Claudio PRC & Ness (TGP), Coldgeist, D.A.R.F.D.H.S., Deepbass, Dino Sabatini, Earthen Sea, Elle, Ink, Kangding […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2014

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. First up, Belgium’s Token, last seen in our August update in the form of Tech-vet Inigo Kennedy, brings back another old school-boy, Surgeon, for 2 tracks of twisted broke-beat techno, Fixed Action Pattern: ‘A Side …a searing, peak time wall shaker…B Side dub […]

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Five questions for Neo Ouija

Martin Hirsch, current Neo Ouija label operator, takes some time to answer Five questions for igloomag.com. Learn more about the assent, descent and rebirth of this multifaceted imprint.  Igloo Magazine :: When did Neo Ouija start up and what was your inspiration? Neo Ouija (Martin) :: Originally, Lee Anthony Norris and his three alter egos Norken, Nacht Plank and Metamatics started […]

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Kangding Ray :: OR (Raster-Noton)

OR gives the ears a thorough pummeling across its eleven relentless bass-music tone-poems, interrupted only briefly by morsels of polished ambience or skewed and bent android like voices. Like most Raster-Noton releases, you’ll need to concentrate on OR to get the most out of it, otherwise it becomes a rather homogeneous smear. [Raster-Noton Shop] It […]

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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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