Post Tagged with: "Lower Parts"

Sone Urbia :: Theros (Helikon)

Two tracks of blackened industrial ambience, tarred techno smeared with soot. Alienating and undeniably estranging, Sone Urbia’s music seeks the negative side of the spectrum. The world we live in is changing. A statement that is being bandied about a lot at the minute. Trump. Brexit. The rise of the right. The western world is changing. […]

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Ioannis Savaidis :: NSA Trusted Networks (Lower Parts)

The coldness of the machine only appears in the higher notes, frost clinging to them as they descend from the stratosphere. Structures are transparent, plates slide, collide and slip past one another as solidity is reduced to a concept. There’s no point in approaching Lower Parts with a pre-set idea. The Athenian imprint has proven […]

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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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Morah :: You’ll Never Understand (Lux Rec)

Greece is cultivating a new generation of artists with quite a unique sound; one with youthful iconoclastic vision without forgetting past wave pioneers. Morah is one of this generation and his latest audio message is one of abrasion, harshness and guttural intent. My first exploration of Greek electronic music came with the uncovering of Eirkti, […]

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Drum Machine :: Space Suite (Lower Parts)

Subtle and soulful techno is shouldered by belligerent and bawdy bassline brutes. Lower Parts is carving out an enviable position for itself. True, within the sphere of electronic music there are other artists and labels exploring similar avenues: the blurred fault-lines between house and techno, gritty analogue jams, hazy drum patterns and silky melodies. But […]

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Anopolis :: Dimokritou EP (Lower Parts)

Drum machine programming is taken to a new level for Dimokritou. Anopolis’ Akropoleos is a record that I’ve practically worn out through overplay, and it’s only been out for two years! It’s a cracking record, one that brings together house, wave, dark and light for a 12” I’ve returned to again and again and again. […]

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TX Connect :: Untimely Emotions (Computer Controlled)

Untimely Emotions builds on the sounds TX Connect explored on Replacing Memories; toughened tracks of menacing mechanics and sinister stabbing synth. TX Connect, Gavin Gurthrie, is building up a head of steam. True, the Texan has never really faded from the scene but following releases on Lower Parts and Hornwax it’s fair to say that […]

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TX Connect :: Replacing Memories (Lower Parts)

A grimy, distorted and oscillating four tracks offering for the Athens imprint. Continuing their global search for talent, Lower Parts is trekking all the way to Texas for their latest 12”. With releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, L.I.E.S. and an upcoming EP for Computer Controlled, TX Connect’s brand of gritty house is finding a […]

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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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Dream Weapons :: Reach Dystopia (MRT)

Strong and strident beat patterns with subtle key changes and bold 303 strokes. Unsurprising, Lux Rec’s sub label set the bar pretty high with its first releases. MRT was born with 12”s from the talented upstart that is Benedikt Frey with an incredible piece of grisly synth by Tuning Circuits. Now the Swiss imprint is […]

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Keita Sano :: Marin California (Lower Parts)

Stingray was always going to be hard to follow, and has proven to be so. Lower Parts is enjoying some well deserved attention. The Athens based label garnered praise from fans and press (myself included) after Stingray’s brilliant Cognition EP. Leaving the streets of Detroit behind, the Greek electronic collective are once again off to […]

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DJ Stingray 313 :: Cognition (Lower Parts)

On hearing Cognition it is clear that it’s the art and not the tools which are most important. This is probably the best I’ve ever heard from the Stingray 313 moniker, and the jaw dropping reinterpretation from Kon001 puts this release above and beyond. I haven’t covered Sherard Ingram, aka DJ Stingray aka Urban Tribe, […]

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Andreas Gehm :: Universe / I Don’t Care (Lower Parts)

Andreas Gehm is a modern Acid, with a capital A, stalwart. Greece has entered new political territory. New Democracy are well and truly out and Syriza well and truly in. Commentators are whirring out possibilities. Hope and uncertainty drip from lips. The climate of cuts created widespread hardship, pushing people to brink, forcing families into […]

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Beneath Athens’ Electronics :: Lower Parts

Working from the Greek capital is Lower Parts, a name which may have blipped on a number of radars of late. Greece and Ireland have a number of things in common. Weather. No. But they do share certain things. Their location, each straddling the peripheries of Europe. Their recent economic woes, both nations experiencing some […]

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Faint Object :: EP (Lower Parts)

The rather obscure artist evacuates preconceived exp-downtempo notions and inserts a screeching cacophony composed of clicks, clunks and deformed melodious layers for perfected audio engagement. Three tracks spread across a slab of wax from Faint Object (aka Angelo Balta) has been released on Athens-based Lower Parts and mastered by Helmut Eder at Dubplates & Mastering. The […]

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