Post Tagged with: "Kompakt"

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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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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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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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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The Orb return with a new album on Kompakt :: Moonbuilding 2703 Ad

Luminaries Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (a.k.a. The Orb) strike again. On June 22 (23 U.S.) Kompakt will release The Orb’s new album, Moonbuilding 2703 Ad. In the meantime, the label offers a stimulating amuse-bouche to give us a glimpse into the highly anticipated full-length. Scroll down to listen to the sounds and read what […]

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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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Vermont :: Vermont (Kompakt)

Celestial, kinetic and beautifully detailed. This is retro-style dream music in its most creative and igniting form. Not many can concoct a retro-infused sonic potion of space electronica/ambient that doesn’t sound like an imitation nowadays. Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow have managed to do that brilliantly. Their new collaborative effort under the Vermont alias is […]

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Vitreous Men :: Gossamer EP (Zoombézoom)

A very promising first release from Zoombézoom, worth keeping an eye on if you like slightly off-kilter dance music. The first release—and a pretty darn good one—on new Los Angeles-based label Zoombézoom is a 12″ vinyl slab of four to the floor groove and abstract noodling from Vitreous Men (aka Konstantin Gabbro). Some might recognize […]

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3View :: Voigt & Voigt / Barker & Baumecker / Tutner Schimana

Brothers, buddies and bipartites in beats. A trio of avant techno duos innocent and experienced, cerebral and hedonistic. Voigt & Voigt :: Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen (Kompakt) Probably the most talked-about siblings in electronic music circles so far this century, it seems astonishing that Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen is the first full-length Wolfgang and […]

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The Field :: Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)

Looping State of Mind bangs with the same luminous intensity as his most popular work and avoids the stale returns that revisiting tried formulas usually brings. [Release page] Let’s consider the title. At first blush it sounds like some kind of cynical self-commentary, as if Axel Willner had run out of ideas. One could jump […]

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