Post Tagged with: "Minimal Rome"

Heinrich Dressel :: The Styx Swamp (Barba)

In spite of the electro coolness running through the record there is also an inviting techno undertone. Lombardozzi finds an enviable equilibrium between fluid waterways and firmer ground, an island of texture and turbulence. Barba Records is a pretty curious imprint, as is its parent label Burek. Coming out of Croatia, perhaps not the most […]

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Teslasonic :: Electrical Oscillator Activity (Minimal Rome)

Amidst complex abstraction are moments of human frivolity, playful funk laden bars. Hopefully this return will mean more from the future gazing Teslasonic. It’s been six years since the duo of Teslasonic graced Minimal Rome with The Spark Of Prometheus. Since them the sound of that Italian label has expanded, uncovering new and talented musicians […]

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Heinrich Dressel :: Lurking Underwater (Barba)

Airier moments have been given substance without becoming bogged down, beats have been bolstered but not left leaden whilst melodies are still full of imagination and whimsy. I remember when I first came across Heinrich Dressel, his music that is. Living in Dublin, I’d recently returned from a spell abroad in Vancouver. The day job […]

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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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Heinrich Dressel :: Waterproof Theory (Frustrated Funk)

Warm, almost soothing, soundscapes are juxtaposed by arctic chills and clinical sounds. For more than seven years I’ve been covering the works of Minimal Rome. At the core of this vanguard of Italian electronics is Valerio Lombardozzi (aka Heinrich Dressel). After recent releases for Bordello A Parigi, Mannequin and his latest split album with Francesco […]

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Francesco Clemente / Heinrich Dressel :: Il Faro (MinimalRome)

This is a complex, involving and totally absorbing selection of electronics. Sit back, get the headphones on and enjoy. Some ten years back, when Crème Organization was knee high to a grasshopper, Suoni Dalle Ombre Oltre by Francesco Clemente was released. The EP was described as an unearthed soundtrack, but today it would fall under […]

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Polysick :: Witness (MinimalRome)

Coming from a House of blackened floors and decaying morals, Polysick brandishes a drum machine like a butcher’s cleaver. There are too many definitions of House. Period. Everyone has their own interpretation, including myself. Whenever someone says they listen to House I never have a clue what they mean. It can mean, for some, noise […]

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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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The Early Sounds Collective :: Early Sounds Collective Vol. 1 (ESC) & Early Sounds (Bio Rhythm)

Labels like Nature and Minimal Rome put Italy on the modern electronic map. House has had less attention from the Mediterranean state. The Early Sound Collective are imbibed with a passion for their music and the sounds that went before them. They look to the past but gaze headily into the future. From the depths […]

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Feedback :: Walk The Line (MRX)

Walk the Line sees Minimal Rome enter the club, chin up and shoulders back. The MRX label has sought out sounds for the 1210 zealots, and Feedback’s latest is just that. Clever and powerful, with some armchair appeal from Mr 66. The MRX wing of Minimal Rome has lay dormant since Solvent poured his squalid […]

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V/A :: Urbi et Orbi Vol III (Minimal Rome)

There’s a wonderful variety across the album, of established artists and new names, of musical styles and ideas. Turn a corner and you’re listening to Electro, next it’s mutating Acid, next its Industrial Ambience, next House. There is an unbelievable spread of sounds across Urbi Et Orbi III, but without the album becoming cluttered or […]

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Solvent :: Latch, Fasten, Secure (Minimal Rome)

Jason Amm has pooled together his years of experience, and arsenal of equipment, to produce this three tracker of harsh, environmentally unfriendly, acid. [Purchase] I’ve never been too detached from the records I bought in my youth. True, a lot of ’em have been living in my boyhood bedroom for several years now gathering dust; […]

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