Post Tagged with: "Minimal Synth"

Future Daughter & Matthew D. Gantt :: Ekphrasis / Plastics EP (Orange Milk)

The listener enters in a delirious and vast collection of amorphous sounds, punchy electronic grooves, spacey droning textures and erratic collages. For fans of transversal electronics and free-form musical avant-gardism. Orange Milk is an independent and experimental music label with an interest for unusual sounding experiences, from dada-esque collages to surreal pop art tendencies, minimal […]

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NihilTronix :: Curiosités (OPN)

Neurotic and frosty minimal electronics give the impression to be used as metaphors to describe the new technological order, its subliminal messages and its repressive imperatives on the existential level and on practical human activities dominated by the mega machine. After one EP published in 2009, the industrial “synthetic” electronic project NihilTronix formed by Arnaud […]

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MICK CLARKE / IRON BLU :: igloomag mix (Flight Recorder)

Setting off from Newcastle is Flight Recorder’s Mick Clarke. The Northern man has been responsible for some excellent releases under his Iron Blu moniker as well as curating a spread of quality 12”s on his own imprint. Mick is also behind IntergalacticFM’s Radio Oscillations show, a weekly transmission where the Tynesider captures his audience with a […]

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V/A :: RadioNome (Blowpipe)

These artists used synthesis to create a binary poetry, employed a circuitboard canvas to paint their discontent and analogue machines to voice their feelings. RadioNome was, and is, a sound of the future, a sound of revolt and a sound of passionate expression. “In those pre-Internet days we presented music that was not available even at freaky […]

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Mathématiques Modernes / Gina X Performance :: Double review (Medical)

I’m a fan of the postal service. True, sometimes the postie can be a bit surly; but in general it’s a well-oiled, and reliable, machine. But of course there can be blips in the system. I recently befell one of these blips. “Er, do you have any undelivered post for me?” “Do you have a […]

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V/A :: Electric Voice Compilation (Electric Voice)

Sometimes forward looking. Sometimes retrospective. Sometimes a bit too Indie. This 2LP is a generous medley of established and upcoming talent. A well-rounded record with a lot for the electronically minded to mull over. Sometimes reviewing a record can be tricky. Finding the time. Knuckling down to writing it. Checking. Proofreading. Checking. But sometimes the […]

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BÖRFT RECORDS :: Igloo Mix

Igloo Magazine is proud to present an eclectic mix of electronics from two of the champions of Börft Records. Jan Svensson (Frak) and Johan Sturesson (Kord, Frak) have come together over two turntables to bring you a very special collection of Electro, Minimal Synth, House, Italo and all in between. From the cold streets of […]

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Nine Circles :: The Early Days (Genetic Music)

Nine Cirlces have been one of the forces behind the Minimal Synth revival. True, the Dutch duet have not had the worldwide acclaim of some Synth Pop outfits; but that was never their goal. Instead, Nine Circles have enjoyed an Autumn of appreciation. A couple of months back I wrote about a new 7” from […]

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Sudeten Creche :: Remix EP (Emmo.Biz)

There’s a touch of saddened enthusiasm attached to this review. It’s a real pity to see Sudeten Creche end a thirty plus year project. But, undoubtedly both Warner and Carlin will be creating interesting new music soon. Nothing is more underground than the world of minimal synth. Labels are understated, shying away from publicity with […]

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Fall of Saigon :: Untitled EP (Dark Entries)

Beaten. Enlivened. Youthful. Aged. Fall of Saigon took the divergent and smelted them into an uneasy union. The rudimentary composition to certain tracks amplifies their energy, purging them of decoration for a focus on the iron grip of pain that permeates. Grief laden and cruelly touching. An obscurity brought back to the light. [Release page] […]

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Makina Girgir :: Torment (La Forme Lente)

Torment is a quality piece of contemporary minimal synth. Makina Girgir takes the classic synthesizer sound of the 80s and adds new layers of modern-day despair alongside some more cloudless moments. Vocal wisps sit adjacent cold chords and warming electronics to create a sculpted work of concrete frigidity and emotional memories. [Release page] La Forme […]

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Mushy :: Breathless (Mannequin)

This release is a welcoming one, densely moving, brilliantly produced with an avalanche of heart-breaking melodic vibes and enthralling hypno-ish synth grooves. Warmly recommended for fans of cyber-pop electronica and minimalist-death rockin’ sounding aesthetism. [Release page] After the publication of several CDR (on Cold Current Productions, Final Music, Mannequin) and a ravishing debut effort entitled […]

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Ame De Boue :: L’Inconfront Necessaire (Treue Um Treue)

Ame De Boue is contemporary cold wave. Blackened sounds ruminate within the mind of this artist, the album being a product of a stricken soul. A quality addition to the modern synth wave movement. Alongside the revival of minimal synth is the modern resurgence. Imprints like La Forme Lente and Wierd have pioneered a new […]

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