Post Tagged with: "Kernkrach"

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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Thirteen, unlucky for some; not for Kernkrach.

I find it hard to come at Kernkrach from a critical angle. For thirteen years they have been pioneering synthesizer music. The German label has been pulling at my heartstrings for near a decade and continues to do so with its unending unearthing of new talent. Dada Pogram describes his sound as Tech Noire. 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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Monster Apparat & Soundlego :: Double review (Kernkrach)

Contemporary Synth Music par excellence. A mixed assortment of music is always guaranteed when Kernkrach is involved. Synth wave is always at the core of the imprint but the wealth of variety is incredible. The German label has not disappointed with its spread of styles with its latest. Monster Apparat are the team of Daniel […]

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V/A :: Sie Hat Schenkel Wie Godzilla – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Kernkrach)

Clever, diverse and totally absorbing—bringing together new names in Synth Wave while corralling some old favorites. One strength of Kernkrach, and its myriad sublabels, has been compilations. Doppelhertz, Doppelhertz II, Slippenbekenntnisse. Just some of the stunning collections put out by this German label. Under its Hertz-Schrittmacher hat, the Bielefeld imprint has brought together new names […]

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Les Invalides :: Au Revoir 1978-81 (Kernkrach)

I was struck by the earthiness of the sound, a pastiche slant set in a rich analogue formula that lacked contemporary pretension. The mini-album of Au Revoir 1978-81 collects the tracks from both EPs for a full re-issue. I don’t miss Glasgow very much. Now this is nothing against the city, nor its people, nor […]

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Ståltråd & Sturmkapelle :: Double review (Förderung Kosmischer Kunst – Musik)

The hive of Kerkrach is a labyrinth of activity, catacombs of sublabels that divide into avenues of cold wave, synth-pop, analogue punk and beyond into a Korg kaleidoscope of sounds. For F.K.K. two new artists of superb talent have been unearthed. Kernkrach is an incredibly productive label, 7”s multiplying like rabbits with LPs having a […]

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V/A :: Frogmania (Plastic Frog)

Frogmania sees heavy hitters of the minimal scene sit side by side with newcomers. Downtrodden wave pulls up a seat next to Amiga inspired electronics—a stunning cross section of a fixating sound. Reviewing records is a good gig—it keeps you up to date with music, and who doesn’t like getting packages in the post? Every […]

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V/A :: Doppelhertz Vol. 2 (Kernkrach)

The German imprint is once again searching the globe for new and ground-breaking synth wave, minimal pop and electro wave. Début artists, established names, solo synthisists and more are represented across two 180gm pieces of vinyl. [Release page] There is something clinically gloomy when it comes to this time of the year. The Summer is […]

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Bloodygrave & die Lust! :: Untitled 7″ (Kernkrach)

Bloodygrave & die Lust! is fast paced, and pure analogue. The tracks have energy, tapered by the lethargy of the vocals. Across a mere four tracks this debut artist has managed to explore a decent range of sounds and styles. [Shop] Kernkrach have unearthed a new synth pop artist, Bloodygrave & die Lust! This newcomer […]

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Gertrud Stein :: Blumchen (Kernkrach)

“…Kernkrach know good minimal synth, and they proved their knowledge have once again with this 7”. The couplet are two sides of the same coin. One exploring the colder abstractions of synth wave, the other looking down the corridor of the styled fashion of minimal pop…” (October 2010) Kernkrach are adding to their 2010 account […]

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