Post Tagged with: "Krautrock"

BITS & PIECES with Miwon

Miwon (aka Hendrik Kroez) is the latest addition to the colorful n5MD roster. This April he released his third album, Jigsawtooth, via the influential Oakland-based imprint. Talk Talk, Hitchcock, Moog Sub 37, Russian herb liquor; read about what gets the Berlin-based electronica wizard’s creative juices flowing. The first album you bought? Talk Talk / “It’s […]

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The Lure of the Synth :: Forma & Steve Hauschildt enchant with new albums on Kranky

“I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer.” (Robert Moog) Ah…those velvet lush pads, endless sparkling arpeggios, sharp basslines and liquid lead sounds. Those crafty, intelligent machines, little and sometimes enormous, in the right hands can create […]

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Faex Optim :: Start with the River (Kahvi)

Collecting tranquil interludes gone astray, broken childhood samples, psychedelic undertones and kaleidoscopic colors colliding in blissful accord. As much as I try to hold back any reference to Edinburgh’s Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin‘s musical space as the genre-defining nostalgic downtempo duo, crafting a sound that they’ve firmly etched into the hearts of millions (I’d […]

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Tarotplane :: First (Aguirre)

This debut Tarotplane release is absolutely recommended for fans of classic Kosmische music, proto-ambient works as well as challenging post-rockin’ adventures. PJ Dorsey is a musician from Baltimore, MD who formed the modern psychedelic electro rockin’ project Tarotplane. I discovered his first album published by Aguirre some time ago. It made a great impression, reviving […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Saroos (interview + video premiere)

“We do instrumental music that is too melodic and dreamy to be experimental, yet maybe too strange and, well, instrumental, to be pop.” Transmissions from space As Saroos, Florian Zimmer (of Iso68, Jersey and, recently, Driftmachine), Max Punktezahl (of The Notwist and Contriva) and Christoph Brandner (of Lali Puna and Console) imaginatively blur the lines […]

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TAPE :: Transmissions 6

We continue our search across the world of cassette releases to provide you with a few gems from the many excellent releases out there. As always these are, mostly but not always, also available on digital for you to enjoy. This time we take in some classic kosmiche, dream techno, analog hardware acid house jams […]

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Aerosol :: Leave (n5MD) + five questions with the man behind the sounds

After six years and many colorful adventures in the far-flung districts of psychedelic rock, Danish dream weaver Rasmus Rasmussen (a.k.a. Aerosol) returns to Oakland-based influential cult label n5MD to release his third album, Leave, an effervescent sonic concoction full of retro analog sorcery and ethereal guitar work. Scroll down for an exclusive album stream and […]

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Yair Etziony :: Albion (False Industries) …and inspired mix!

Albion is a conceptual album whose thematic deals with cultural diffusion, global landscapes of ideas, mental forms and knowledge’s under the angle of the neo-colonialism’s hegemonic process. Less than a year ago I reviewed Yair Etziony’s dark psychedelic and “kosmische” retro electronic-tinged effort Delphi which made a nice impression. Was curious to give a listen […]

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Yair Etziony :: Delphi (False Industries)

A darkly moving and compelling ritualistic ambient release which admits a charming taste for retro kraut-electronic atmospherics. Firstly known for having signed a first effort on the highly acclaimed Spekk label (Japan based structure devoted to a wide range of experimental abstract ambient releases), sound designer Yair Etziony is back with a new tremendous mindscaping effort […]

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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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Ghost Station :: Ghost Station (Self-Released)

A compelling and intensely retro-minimal electronic album with eerie, post-human and hypnotically emotional tendencies. Rather discreet but not a new comer in the “oceanic” universe of digital self releases / autoprod, Peter Warren is a London based electronic musician and synth wizard whose core influences in composing phase are coming from the 80s electronic music […]

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Sankt Otten :: Messias Maschine (Denovali)

Even though all the collaborators are quite distinctive in sound and style, they managed to pour their magic into Sankt Otten’s music in a way that intensifies but doesn’t overshadow. Stephan Otten (drums, programming, synthesizers) and Oliver Klemm (guitars, bass, synthesizers) founded Sankt Otten already in 1999, and since then released six full length albums. […]

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Elias Krantz :: Night Ice (Country & Eastern)

If you are always in search of exotic sonic bliss, then put this album in your high priority shopping list. Night Ice will be a lovely addition to any eclectic collection of music. Strange beautiful streams of passion. [Release page] Floating in the mysterious fringes of the musical spectrum, Elias Krantz is a musician, multi-instrumentalist […]

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Burnt Friedman :: Bokoboko (Nonplace)

Bernd Freidmann reaffirms his status as one of the most interesting genres-in-himself in electronic music. [Release page] This artist has gone increasingly beat crazy as the years go by. Hitting his recording career stride in the early nineties as Nonplace Urban Field, Bernd Freidmann made some superior drum’n bass. At the very turn of the millennium, […]

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V/A :: Le Rire (Un Hommage A Luc Marianni) (DDD)

Le Rire (Un Hommage A Luc Marianni) is a strange concoction on music. Acid, Indie Electronics and Electro abstraction all feature across three tracks. [Discogs] Electronic music is the bastion of the small label. True, there are quite big imprints releasing decent music. But, in general, it is those of miniscule proportions that are the […]

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Tomoroh Hidari :: Some Stars Not Yet Black Holes (Record Label Records)

Some Stars Not Yet Black Holes is an absolutely brilliant, deeply cerebral and moving effort that will ravish fans of electro-acoustic researches, kosmische synthesized minimalism (70’s Berliners) and absorbing dark ambient realms—an astonishingly profound, sonorous and evocative collection of slowly evolving meditative electronics. The Viennese based artist Tomoroh Hidari made a reputation thanks to the […]

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