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Elsewhereness revisited #6 here come the warm jest

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, tube-d, cloud-ed, and camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #6.  Serving suggestions for lovers of electronic pioneers, or in this case those carrying on the torch, and for hand-finish fanciers: Agri Montana (Café Kaput) is inspired by Alpine landscapes, and, you’d’ve thought, […]

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Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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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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Haruo Okada + Fabio Perletta :: Genkai (LINE)

A cross between micro-tonal electronics, processed acoustic textures and sound ecology. Fabio Perletta is an Italian sound artist (now living in Berlin) whose I discovered the music a couple of years ago with a series of editions for his own label Farmacia901. Perletta is also responsible of a number of publications from renown minimal soundscaping artists […]

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2VIEW :: Robert Crouch and Luigi Turra (LINE)

Richard Chartier’s good works for experimental electronic music minorities continue unabated, curating compositional and installation work by international dealers in contemporary sound art and digital minimalism. Latest in Line are Robert Crouch and Luigi Turra. 15 years of service as LINE manager behind him and Richard Chartier’s good works for experimental electronic music minorities continue unabated, curating compositional and installation work […]

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2VIEW :: Asmus Tietchens / Richard Garet (Line)

15 years of collection of experimental electronic antics and curios computed, Line moves on with two, fresh, if not new, works from Hamburg electronicist, Asmus Tietchens, and NY-based installationist, Richard Garet. Ornamente (zwischen Null und Eins) by ASMUS TIETCHENS Ornamente (zwischen Null und Eins) is one of the more recondite works in venerable experimental electronic music maven Asmus Tietchens‘ long Line-age. Far […]

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Frank Bretschneider :: Isolation (Line)

The finest moments break free from a sense of additive composition. Mobiles of sonic material are suspended, spinning slowly while the listener watches its rotation, revealing parts previously unseen. While a Raster-Noton release is usually easy to identify, their individual artists have been difficult to differentiate in the past. Ryoji Ikeda’s informational density, Alva Noto’s […]

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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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William Basinski & Richard Chartier :: Divertissment (Important)

William Basinski & Richard Chartier’s signature styles mesh, coupling across an indeterminate void of shortwave signal and electronic noise filtered against and through each other. Important hosts post-digital doyen Richard Chartier for a hermetic collusion with buddy, Bill Basinski, Master of Disintegrality. Divertissement is the minimalist mavens’ third merger, following Untitled 1-3 (Line, 2008) and Aurora Liminalis (Line, 2013). It falls in […]

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Triac :: Days (Line)

Days shifts from light and floaty to more earthy and rumbling, its seven pieces ranging from pop-ambient lushness to wispy Basinski, the lingering residue of its sources’ timbres seemingly sieved from recorded air. Line is an enterprise whose name is associated above all with challenging listeners. Recent difficult customers NHK (Program) and Koenraad Ecker (Sleepwalkers in a […]

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Pinkcourtesyphone :: Three Themes (Line)

An album that makes a suggestive and seductive soundtrack for come-downs and come-ons alike. Richard Chartier picks up his Pinkcourtesyphone to dial in a digital expansion of Three Themes, originally a gold dust-like 7″ of just 10 copies (Superior Standards, 2012). The release hosts long-form versions of the “Afternoon” and “Evening” themes from Foley Folly Folio (2012) and a reprise version of “62000 Valentines,” […]

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Frank Bretschneider + Steve Roden :: Suite Nuit (Line)

This space is the place for parallel trajectories of time and shape, inciding on perception of space and space for perception. Frank Bretschneider and Steve Roden strike as unlikely bedfellows. Despite both seeming to sit neatly under ‘post-digital avant-electronica’ or some such sub-genre, cursory comparison of two decades of separate endeavours reveals significantly differing aesthetics—lowercase Steve’s scuttling sitting-in-a-room stasis vs. minimal Frank’s LFOs […]

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Seth Cluett :: Forms of Forgetting (Line)

A near hour-long piece at once calming and intense realized through use of elements ranging from static tones to microsonic points and sharp frequency lines intertwined in a delicate model of spatiality and duration. Forgetting may be seen less as oblivion or effacement, more as a reserve or resource that ‘designates the unperceived character of the perseverance […]

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Pinkcourtesyphone :: Description of Problem (Line)

As viscid melodics and glistening electronics fizz in a haze/daze/gaze, lo-fi moments and vocal implants create distinction, with a blend of retro-Pop Art, camp and ennui allied to a somewhat sordid sense of sexuality. The two faces of Richard Chartier: i) buttoned-up own-name, ‘very formalist, minimal, and quiet. […] focused on listening and spatiality. Sensation rather […]

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Triac :: In A Room (Laminal / Mikroton)

In A Room floats by within minimal light beams and offers an engaging harmonious perspective. More in tune with sublime calming tones and light flickering, Triac—an electronic music trio from Italy formed in the end of 2011 by Rossano Polidoro (ex Tu m’, Line USA), Marco Seracini and Augusto Tatone—formed In A Room within minimal […]

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Richard Chartier :: Subsequent Materials (2006-2012) (Line)

‘I was always interested in sound(s), even as a child. I loved the sound of refrigerators, air conditioners. I could often be found listening to machines, putting my ears right up to them. A strange child perhaps… The logical progression of that interest was electronic music and then experimental music in high school.’ (Richard Chartier) […]

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3View :: France Jobin, Laurent Perrier, Yoshio Machida (Baskaru)

Baskaru, purveyors of fine experimental electronics and sound art since 2005, issue just a few select releases each year, invariably in threes. Last sighted on igloo here, the French imprint prides itself on high artistic and visual standards, as can be seen from a roster spanning the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Francisco López, and Lawrence English. A view of what’s […]

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Francisco López :: Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces: 1993-2013) (Line)

‘WARNING: Due to the extreme subtlety of these recordings, virtually all of the audio content is completely inaudible through laptop or equivalent small speakers. Quality speakers or headphones—as well as a very quiet surrounding environment—are highly recommended for ideal listening.’ (Presque Tout, 2014, liner notes) Since his earliest releases three decades ago, a good hundred others […]

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Nicolas Bernier :: frequencies (a / fragments) (Line)

Bernier combines sounds from mechanically triggered tuning forks with digital soundwaves, using a micro-controller to trigger sequences via software, activating solenoids that hit rows of precisely calibrated tuning forks with high precision, threaded through sinewave activity. This release from Line documents the sonic element of a performance/installation piece by Nicolas Bernier conceptually ingenious enough to […]

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William Basinski & Richard Chartier :: Aurora Liminalis (Line)

Is that the cloudy seat of the divine domain underlit by the burning brimstone beneath the abyss? The cover image created for Aurora Liminalis by James Elaine is aptly huge and ambiguous. For this imposing piece by William Basinski and Richard Chartier resembles a confrontation between heaven and hell, each pressed against the other just above […]

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Top releases of twenty-twelve

Well over 180 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as an iTunes audio player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top […]

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Release your ears 5.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or may not […]

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Pinkcourtesyphone :: Foley Folly Folio (Line Segments)

This is a plush, original ambient album. Richard Chartier develops his themes luxuriously and unsettlingly. A Barbie doll whose eyes follow you around the room from the shelf. Ambient for the postwar suburban housewife. ”Formed from places, plastics and particulars” by sound artist Richard Chartier over several years, Foley Folly Folio is a soundtrack for […]

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4Play :: The microsound of Line

The four latest updates come from an impressively august roster led by post-industrial pioneer, Asmus Tietchens, and Lord of lowercase, Steve Roden, with luminaries Stephan Mathieu (+ Caro Mikalef), and France Jobin in strong support. Over the last decade Line has become synonymous with leading edge inquiry at the interface between digital minimalism and microsound. […]

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Yann Novak :: Relocation.Reconstruction (Line)

In stark contrast to the chaos of moving, the artist clears a room and opens a valve that slowly infuses it with an increasingly consternating stream of drone. [Release page] Arriving is not necessarily the same as getting there. Getting there is more a matter of calibrating your mental compass than arranging your furniture just […]

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Richard Chartier :: Transparency (Performance) (Line)

Chartier’s choeographing of silence with sound increasingly seeks the shortest space possible between the constituents of its fabric. [Release page] Transparency completes a decade of CD releases by once 12k subsidiary, now fully free-standing, Line, serendipitous coincidence aligning its publication with owner Richard Chartier‘s 40th birthday. It documents an hour-long performance using as primary source […]

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Seth Cluett :: Objects Of Memory (Line)

Cluett’s voice – still, deceptively small, decidedly not calm – makes much of Objects of Memory veiled and obfuscated, oddly at once soothing and unsettling. The listener disappears in a Bermuda Triangle – of classical minimalism a la Lucier and Niblock, of contemporary laptopiary and installation sound-art. [Release page] A focus on perception, concern with […]

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Stephan Mathieu :: Remain (Line)

At the edges small flurries crepitate, then fade away and radiate. Mercurial layers spin out in slow motion from centre point, while new tones upwell and recede supplanted by a new set in cyclical recursion. [Release page] Stephan Mathieu works with sources from the (often antique, here recent) past to reconfigure the acoustic space around […]

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Alan Lockett’s Top picks from twenty-ten

A summary of Alan Lockett’s top fifteen selections of twenty-ten including helpful links to audio and visual media. 36 :: Hollow (3six) One of three 36 releases this year, any of which could have been included here. You know the score: ambient wall of sound built of treated guitar, synths, field recordings and sampling set […]

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