Post Tagged with: "Lux Rec"

Mace & Savage Grounds :: Double review (Lux Rec.)

Roasted industrial techno, abused body music, harsh and gnarled electronics. Music for different dance-floors, and once you get a taste for this particular poison there’s no going back. Once the Lux Rec guys went into the backroom of electronic music, gave the sunken eyed keeper a nod and ducked into the darkness, they’ve decided to […]

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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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Kurt Y. Gödel :: Chord Rememory (YUYAY)

By my reckoning, anyone heading for Hyboid, Astro Chicken boss, for a track remake knows the score when it comes to electronic music. And it’s to the analogue pop aficionado that YUYAY have turned to open their second vinyl release. I’m always curious to see who labels call in on remix duty, especially imprints that […]

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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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Prosopo :: Prosopo (Lux Rec)

Sitting somewhere between drone, industrial and wave, the 12” has a blighted and bitter character. The recent release of R.R. Hearse’s Call Of Oedipus (1981 – 2013) seems to have rubbed off on June. The cold, distant ache of Tsamis’ live recordings is plan to hear on June’s latest foray. Under a new moniker, Prosopo, […]

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Gavin Russom / Bruno Belluomini :: Double review (Lux Rec./MRT)

Lux is exploring some of the darker elements of electronic music at the moment. Moody Sunday misery, the anxieties of the unwanted, the raw horror of routine. These latest 12”s employ sounds of the past but are fresh and new in their audio commentary. Menacing music that will make a deep and worrying impression on […]

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V/A :: Various III (030303)

So what are you getting with this third compilation? You’re getting what 030303 have been doing since the doors opened, expanding the acid and braindance project. 030303 is a label that has laid out quite a specific mandate in its six year existence. I tried to pin down the Utrecht imprint when I first came […]

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Savage Grounds :: Unpleasant Music for Unpleasant People (Lux Rec)

The style of techno that Savage Grounds are exploring isn’t the conventional type. Their form adopts the underproduction of Chicago house, the bursting rage of EBM and the embittered beats of industrial. Tense, tough and tortured from the Swiss duo. I was out playing records recently in Madrid, a warm up set. I realized while […]

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Lunar Lodge :: Panacea (Concrete)

These tracks burn slowly, guttering to points of blackened breaks and bleak acid washes. All the traditional markers of techno are present, but on this scaffold is built something startlingly sinister. Music for misanthropic minds. I’ve waxed lyrical a few times over the last couple of years for my liking for Love Blast and their […]

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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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Frak :: Primitive Drums (Lux Rec)

“Frak is someone who never disappoints. It is not just one record, or their music, but the attitude of the group and the label, Borft, that’s very attractive.” The writing was on the wall for a Frak release on Lux Rec for some time, with Cosmo and Faber singing the praises of the Swedish three […]

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Joe Drive :: Anamorphic Age (Kooaad Muzik)

Below some of those ashen elements lies warmth, subtle movements and shifts that elevate this inaugural 12” on KOOAAD into something more. I’ve been covering Joe Drive since the beginning of his career. With releases on Jamal Moss’ Mathematics, 4Lux and Lux Rec, Mr Drive has been exploring the divide between house and techno, arctic […]

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Lux Rec spreads its wings :: MRT

Lux Rec have been steadily gaining more and more attention. Shout outs in Resident Advisor labels of the year, interviews and featured mixes as well as growing audiences of appreciative fans. Sounds like a good time to start a sub-label, no? Yes! MRT has been established as the “darker” wing of the Swiss imprint. Now […]

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Momentform :: Grave (Lux Rec)

Wonderfully rounded, sorrow strewn but without being downtrodden. Lux Rec are once again messing up my record cataloging. Following the Swiss label’s foray into New Wave with Cold Colors, Cosmo and Faber are returning to synth centered sounds with Momentform. I first came across Ianis Lallemand a few years back with his excellent debut on […]

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Visonia :: Impossible Romance (Last Known Trajectory)

Ambient moments are paralleled by heartening Synth Pop and colder Electro. Dare it be said, Visonia has quietly screamed onto the electronic music scene. With releases on Last Known Trajectory and Lux Rec, Nicolas Estany immediately caused a well earned stir amongst the faithful. The Chilean’s analogue rich sound crossed the boundaries between Synth Pop […]

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Helena Hauff :: Shatter Cone (Lux Rec.)

Dirty, deviant and destructive, Hauff builds on the darker tracts of Techno with serrated skill and a desire to dissolve dancefloors. My skepticism will rise at any given chance. I don’t know if it’s being Irish, but there’s a decent volume of doubt running through my blood. Some claim it’s healthy, I’m not sure. Said […]

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Savage Grounds :: Over Fences (Lux Rec)

A demented, debased and devastating début from the Swiss duo. It’s taken a while for the Lux Rec co-founder Daniele Cosmo to start releasing, but the day has come. Perhaps it was a bit of arm-twisting from Lux Rec veteran Florin Buchel aka CCO (Contra Communem Opinionem) that has led to the pair hooking up […]

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ROBBIE GEOGHEGAN :: Last Gasp (mix)

So after a good long flight, after cleaning the flat, after having a cup of tea, here’s a mix of some old tracks and new tracks. I keep on meaning to make mixes. I keep on meaning to sort out that boiler. I keep on meaning to buy a new mop-head. I keep on meaning […]

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Alessandro Parisi / Adamennon :: Il Plenilunio Del Fuoco (Flight Recorder)

Four thick cuts of fog-riddled electronics, a quartet of fear streaked atmospherics from two men taking up the mantle of their soundtrack predecessors. Alessandro Parisi is one of the few artists I can think of who has bucked the electronic music trend. Most people say the album is dead, the Italian says otherwise. 2013 saw […]

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LUX REC :: Under the spotlight

Back four years ago the DJ partnership of Cosmo and Faber decided to set up the Lux Rec imprint, and the rest (as the cliché goes) is history. I’ve been lucky enough to be covering Lux Rec since the label started. Back four years ago the DJ partnership of Cosmo and Faber decided to set […]

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Visonia :: Journey Into Humility (Lux Rec)

The richness and depth of Visonia’s music shines from the outset. It’s no easy thing to be a newcomer in electronic music. Competition is as fierce as ever, with vinyl copies (alongside record stores) dwindling. Despite the odds, Visonia managed to net a decent amount of attention with his first wax outing, Die Reisen on […]

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Cold Colors :: Dans Le Vide (Lux Rec)

The Bordeaux man has adapted the synth styles of the 80s, rinsing them with contemporary machines and modern day insecurities. I’ve never been great at organizing my records. Some people have that fastidious nature of each and everything in its place; their vinyl collection proudly categorized then sub-categorized, each EP just a moment of cursory […]

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Knick Knack Yoda & Love Blast :: Stoking Dismay

Unsettling and sinister vinyl from the catacombs below the Italian capital. I’ve always enjoyed the exploratory nature of unearthing electronic music. Starting off with an artist or label, burrowing into backgrounds and delving into the detail. This, in a way, is how I came across the two Italian labels. Following my review of Lunar Lodge […]

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Joe Drive :: The Buried Truth (Lux Rec.)

A strata of subterranean sound has been constructed, layers of ever more eclipsed electronics pull the listener ever further into the underworld mind-set of this Italian. Lux Rec are extending their Winter holidays. Cosmo and Faber’s imprint are escaping the dreary post-Christmas months of Northern Europe with a prolonged stay In Italy. Following on from […]

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Lunar Lodge :: Singularity (Lux Rec.)

A sound for rain soaked nights and fog machine filled clubs, Singularity breathes through a crooked smile. Lux Rec had a great year in 2013. Releases by the likes of R-A-G, Echo 106 and Alessandro Parisi solidified the Swiss imprint’s reputation as a label for exemplary electronics. Now with the new year upon us, Lux […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 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 a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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R-A-G :: Life (Lux Rec)

Lux have returned to the shadows and sought new sounds with a trio of formidable acclaim. In spite of its Latin rooted name, Lux Rec seeks the darker side of House and Techno. The Swiss imprint has stalked charcoal nights and muggy silent cities with artists like Echo 106 and Jared Wilson. Lighter moments have […]

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Echo 106 :: Infernal Regions (Lux Rec)

A seriously strong statement of intent from Echo 106. Lux Rec have caught the album bug. Following  Alessandro Parisi’s excellent Draconia the Swiss imprint turns to fellow countrymen Echo 106. The brothers of Bruno and Hansruedi Schnueriger have graced Mathematics with a 12” and album and released Winter Music last year on Lux. Now the […]

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Alessandro Parisi :: Hic Sunt Leones (Minimal Rome)

Involving works of immersive electronics, tracks with nods to past genres and masters with a sinister sonorous twist. Alessandro Parisi has gone from an unnoticeable trickle of releases to an outright deluge. The Italian artist follows his recent 2LP, the superb Draconia on Switzerland’s Lux Rec, with a new album. Hic Sunt Leones sees Parisi […]

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