Post Tagged with: "Modern Love"

ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Anew mix

Revisiting the sound and vision of Slings The Wooze, Igloo’s Alan Lockett, aka Mist-maxer albient, Slings the Wooze Anew with more than a score of exponents of blurred ambience, FX-drenched drone and electronic aethers new, renewed, and re-viewed, strung into wondrous wooze—all but opening keynote throwback-bite fresh from this year and last. Artists: 36, Alva Noto, Benoît […]

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Ozy :: Distant Present (nothings66)

Ozy delivers a deep and warm dub techno-infused blend of downtempo electronica, filled with glacial textures, spacey dynamic circulations and hypnotic repetition. On March 25th, nothings66—a residence for artists such as Ametsub and Sketches for Albinos—will release a new album titled Distant Present, the clever creation of Reykjavik-based veteran electronic musician and DJ, Ozy (Örnólfur […]

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Rainer Veil :: New Brutalism (Modern Love)

A brooding bricolage of jungle and rave dérive pressed into a prickly post-paradigm. Industrial plumes continue to cloud current techno and related—labels like Blackest Ever Black and Opal Tapes, producers like Shifted and Powell—the headf*ck of these bleak strands of Electronic [disem]Body[ed] Music finding favor with their stripped back kick/jack causing a commotion. In parallel […]

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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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The Stranger :: Watching Dead Empires In Decay (Modern Love)

Leyland Kirby’s least known alias is ultimately the darkest, namely the Kafkaesque musique concrete of The Stranger, exploring all those places on which the entropy of ages have taken their toll. If you are reading this then you’re probably already familiar with at least two of the distinct flavors of material James “Leyland” Kirby has […]

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Miles :: Faint Hearted (Modern Love)

The melting pot of inconsistent styles make this album a frustrating listening experience and it just isn’t clear at whom Faint Hearted is aimed. Together with the sadly overlooked Ground EP by G.H., Miles Whittaker’s Facets was one of two releases (Demdike Stare’s triptych aside) that kicked off a new era of Modern Love vinyl […]

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Vatican Shadow :: Ornamented Walls (Modern Love)

Ornamented Walls seems to have flown just under the radar, perhaps because of the harsh and hardened exterior it presents on a casual listen or sample-surf, but that initial impression doesn’t last long if it’s given a chance to sink in, whereupon it quickly reveals itself as one Vatican Shadow’s most substantial and creative works […]

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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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Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems (Modern Love)

Andy Stott’s formula is as potent, intoxicating and unsettling as ever and you just know that a few minutes into any particular track, one of his trademark murky, organ-crushing bass beats is going to kick in, muddying the sonic waters with a torrent of darkly seductive slurry. [Release page] The promotional blurb from Manchester label […]

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DECIBEL Fest 2012 :: September 26th—30th (Seattle, WA)

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s installment was five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and featured performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning the spectrum […]

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DeepChord presents Echospace :: Silent World (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Echospace [Detroit])

Combining the duo’s trademark ultra-deep atmospherics with rhythms and wells of bass and infusing every element with a sort of radiance and soft glow that blurs the lines between them to create what is probably their most immersive, hazy and intoxicating album experience to date. [Boomkat release page] It seems like forever since the announcement in […]

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DECIBEL FESTIVAL :: September 26th—30th, 2012

DECIBEL FESTIVAL, now in its 9th year, has become America’s premiere festival of electronic music. This year’s festival is five days long (September 26th—30th, 2012), and will feature performances by over 170 musicians across 15 venues in Seattle. The festival’s organizers have selected from a dizzying array of styles including nearly every electronic sub-genre, spanning […]

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Demdike Stare :: Elemental (Modern Love)

Doubtless the duo would blanch if pigeonholed with labels like “dark,” “hauntological,” “drone” or “witch house” but there’s no denying their penchant for the arcane and unsettling, whether through bleak soundscapes Andy Votel’s supernatural and apothecary artwork or the archival, low budget exploitation movie images that accompany their live performances. What is it about Demdike […]

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DEMDIKE STARE :: 3View 2011.5

New material from the duo has been eagerly anticipated, and over the course of 2010 the Modern Love label delivered in the form of three new blink-and-you’ve-missed them limited vinyl only albums. [Listen | Purchase] Composed of Lancastrian friends Miles Whittaker (aka MLZ and one half of Pendle Coven) and Finders Keepers researcher Sean Canty, […]

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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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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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