Post Tagged with: "n5MD"

Loess :: Pocosin (n5MD)—exclusive stream

The multi-talented duo carefully stitch tempered, tranquil, pensive, and robust low-end tones on Pocosin—to be released February 17th with Oakland-based n5MD. Here’s an exclusive stream of “Striae”—a drifting and timeless sound escape that only Loess could navigate. Pine Barrens, NJ-based Clay Emerson and Ian Pullman (aka Loess) return with a new album. Their signature crumpled, colliding, slow-motion […]

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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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Ruxpin :: We Become Ravens (n5MD)

IDM formulas on a soft bed of synths and a sobering hint of odd sounds from nature and the subconscious. A great connection between electronic and analog elements, offering nothing but a colorful production on a winding path. Iceland’s Ruxpin (aka Jónas Thór Guðmundsson) presents his latest for n5MD titled We Become Ravens. The whole album is as […]

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Gyrowyre :: Rde EP (Enpeg)

Rde captures an elegant snapshot of tangible, left field electronics, dispersing along the way, a rhythm filled traverse that wipes out any current traffic jams and frustrations. Gyrowyre’s Rde has been in rotation on my morning commutes to work for a few weeks. With the influx of new freeway construction underway, lanes have been squeezed down […]

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Tangent :: Collapsing Horizons (n5MD)

Featured from front to back are precision, hardened sound-structures and distorted fractals that echo and fade. Crumpled ambient versus mechanized glitch surrounded by cosmic low-end from The Netherlands’ Tangent is about to be revealed via Collapsing Horizons—their debut for Oakland’s n5MD. Minuscule bleeps and textured drones simmer and shift from one phase to the other, as if alien civilizations clearly […]

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Ocoeur :: Reversed (n5MD)

Ocoeur turns back time, piano tastefully graced with soft field samples, a flute, a violin, daubing a vivid, moderately Celtic landscape where sheep may safely graze. The not-so chance meeting of a summer’s day in Provence and a sensitive soul with two hands at the keyboard and a third occasionally manipulating a bank of buttons and dials. As Ocoeur, sound designer Franck Zaragoza […]

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port-royal :: Where Are You Now (n5MD)

Where Are You Know is an audacious and masterful return for port-royal, who have demonstrated their ability to expertly utilize and combine a variety of influences while never losing their voice in the mix. Where Are You Now is the latest, much anticipated, release by Genoa-based electronica and post-rock band, port-royal. It’s been a tense […]

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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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A WINTER TRANSMISSION :: Siavash Amini, Mark Harris, Martin Nonstatic, Flowers for Bodysnatchers

Futuresequence, n5MD, Ultimae and Cryo Chamber charge the winter arena, each with its own pearl of absorbing sonic designs. Siavash Amini :: Subsiding (Futuresequence) With Subsiding, Siavash Amini further establishes himself as a refreshingly unique creative force. Throughout five compositions, the Iran-based expressionist texture maker and dream weaver confidently maneuvers with cinematic grace. He ebbs […]

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port-royal :: Where Are You Now | Remix Contest (n5MD) **Winners announced!

n5MD in conjunction with Igloo Magazine present the port-royal—Where Are You Now Remix Contest! How do I enter? Simply join the Igloo Magazine / port-royal remix contest group, then download the stems here or here. After you’ve created your remix and have uploaded it to your Soundcloud, share it to the group. What do I […]

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(ghost) :: Elas EP (n5MD)

Through a combination of new tracks and remixes, (ghost) cements his expertise in melodic and often daring, dramatic, and experimental harmonic techno while opening that sound up to interpretations by a number of artists with both similar and distinct voices and techniques. Elas is the maxi-EP companion release to (ghost)’s 2014 A Vast and Decaying […]

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To Destroy A City :: Sunless (n5MD)

The effortless combination of post-rock and electronic music; the music of a city in perpetual night, lit artificially and flowing with life and energy. The marriage of electronic music and post-rock has lead to the birth of beautiful music. To Destroy A City joins groups like The American Dollar, God is an Astronaut, and Hammock […]

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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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ALBUM PREMIERE: Aerosol :: Leave (n5MD) + five questions with the man behind the sounds

After six years and many colorful adventures in the far-flung districts of psychedelic rock, Danish dream weaver Rasmus Rasmussen (a.k.a. Aerosol) returns to Oakland-based influential cult label n5MD to release his third album, Leave, an effervescent sonic concoction full of retro analog sorcery and ethereal guitar work. Scroll down for an exclusive album stream and […]

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Crisopa :: A Lucid Dream Kit (n5MD)

An adept rhythm and sound-smith, Crisopa has added a more vivid melodic voice and greater grain. A decade ago igloomag followers’ pulses will have quickened to hear of ‘perfect generically-engineered output from a hypothesized ‘IDM’ buzz sound generator […] a throwing together of all those textural and architectural features characteristic of the sub-genre: slightly melancholic reminiscent melodies, […]

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(ghost) :: A Vast And Decaying Appearance (n5MD)

A Vast And Decaying Appearance has an almost anthemic, multi-instrumental core around which its synth, textures and samples rivet and cohere. The background of (ghost) (aka Brian Froh), his compositional background, is in collaborations, in band writing and performance. It’s no surprise that his fascinatingly, satisfyingly complex A Vast And Decaying Appearance, released by n5MD, […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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bvdub :: A History of Distance (n5MD)

Van Wey is able to take themes and stretch them until they are a fine thread, weaving so slowly and smoothly that actual minutes pass the listener by almost unnoticed. SF-Bay-Area-to-Shaoxing-China transplant Brock Van Wey recently released his thirty-third solo album, this time on n5MD under his moniker bvdub, and he is on exquisite form. […]

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Near the Parenthesis :: Cloud.Not Mountain (n5MD)

The album is a sine wave. It climbs and drops in smooth, regular intervals, and carries the listener through a calming journey supported by grand pianos traveling a two-note polyphony, which drops further into high-reverb sequences, smoothly rising again to take us to an arpeggiated wonderland. San Francisco based Near the Parenthesis unleashes his sixth […]

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Ocoeur :: A Parallel Life (n5MD)

Ocoeur trails a path more invested in glitch-dynamics and tangled ambient sheets on A Parallel Life. Franck Zaragoza (aka Ocoeur) revealed Light as a feather in 2013 and it “presenting a very well produced collage that is highly animated and fluid, and is as colorful as the label’s catalog itself” as Nocturnal Ghost described in […]

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Dryft :: The Blur Vent (n5MD)

Cadoo turns in some of his most breathtaking work, which masterfully delivers that sublime admixture of beauty and harshness. This is a tough review to write. It’s not so much the musical content of The Blur Vent, but the emotional context surrounding it. I’d assert that no other artist is as closely associated with Igloo […]

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Vittoria Fleet :: Acht (n5MD)

If the concept of mid-period Clark, with the noisier glitch-fests reined in and balanced with delicate female vocals appeals to you in the slightest, you need to investigate Vittoria Fleet. Combining ethereal vocals with complex and often hard-hitting electronics, Vittoria Fleet provide one of the most engaging releases of 2014. From the opening pulse of […]

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Anklebiter :: Weight of a Pronoun (The Crime League)

Portland, Oregon based Tanner Volz, aka Anklebiter, wants you to know that without his collaborators, Weight of a Pronoun wouldn’t have happened. “I doubt I would have made another album without those guys,” he said, referring to the half-dozen musicians who make guest appearances on the album, his fifth full-length outing and first on Toronto’s […]

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Bavaria :: We’ll Take A Dive (n5MD)

Bavaria’s debut album, We’ll Take A Dive is an astonishing collection of minimalist, modular electronic pop songs that is both memorable and affecting. If you have not heard, seen or in some way stumbled across Austrian-born, now Los Angeles resident John Tejada at some point over the last fifteen years, you might consider moving out […]

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Mark Harris :: The Angry Child (n5MD)

The musical language is articulated between formal electroacoustic experiments and directional tonal clusters. Sound designer and live electronic musician from Birmingham, Mark Harris is back with a new effort titled The Angry Child, this four years after the highly memorable and challenging ambient isolationist The boy observes the ocean (Hibernate). Before the release of The Angry Child Mark […]

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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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Midimode :: Spaceability (Enpeg)

This Russian duo opens their account with Enpeg via the rhythmically coherent, IDM-infused mechanics of Spaceability. 2013 saw the release available as a 12″ slab of wax through SEALT which featured Ambidextrous on remix duty. Enpeg offers the digitized version with Bad Loop called on for support. A certain nostalgic flare for early 2000’era electronics is on […]

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Preghost :: Ghost Story (n5MD)

Ghost Story simply reveals itself as a continuously transparent storyline filled with exquisite audible delight that exposes hidden connections of human nature and its magical surroundings. Kosuke Anamizu can (usually) be found polishing ambient spheres via his Moshimoss alias through which Dynamophone and nothing66 had the luxury of unveiling. Fast forward to November 2013 and […]

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Arovane :: Ve Palor (n5MD)

There’s no straying into strange new territories—what we have here is simply classic Arovane. n5MD is really flying the flag for all things electronica and follows a slew of excellent releases across 2013 by hoisting that flag higher with the words ‘New Arovane Album‘ emblazoned upon it. For any electronica fan worth their salt, this […]

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