Post Tagged with: "n5MD"

Gyrowyre :: Ornge EP (Enpeg)

Ornge is a magnetic pulse, succinct in its visit, memories of Arovane, Gimmik, Kattoo, and Penfold Plum (et al) come to mind and heart. Around this time last year we delved into Rde, a debut EP for n5MD’s digital imprint Enpeg which was described as containing “delicate bass thuds, melodic nostalgia of times gone by, […]

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(ghost) :: Everything We Touch Turns to Dust (n5MD)

Everything We Touch Turns to Dust is a hugely accessible, sonically consistent and cohesive piece of work that, even at a lean thirty-five minutes, never feels insubstantial or fleeting, something even the biggest names in electronic music aren’t always capable of achieving. It’s always such a joy when an artist mellows, evolves and becomes increasingly […]

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Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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SubtractiveLAD :: Sustain / Release (Self-Released)

A clearly recommended corpus of warm and delicately touching ambient compositions. SubtractiveLAD is the project of Vancouver-based sound designer Stephen Hummel. A handful of materials have been published on n5MD. Sustain / Release is self-published and is offered as a digital album. It is a collection of highly emotional, dream-like and languorous soundscapes, droned-based guitar textures which can easily […]

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BITS & PIECES with Miwon

Miwon (aka Hendrik Kroez) is the latest addition to the colorful n5MD roster. This April he released his third album, Jigsawtooth, via the influential Oakland-based imprint. Talk Talk, Hitchcock, Moog Sub 37, Russian herb liquor; read about what gets the Berlin-based electronica wizard’s creative juices flowing. The first album you bought? Talk Talk / “It’s […]

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Dreissk :: To Nowhere (n5MD)

A fine collection of sonic meditations and futuristic elegies in minor key, produced by massive synthesized orchestrations, dissonant, tripped-out and melodious post-rock grooves. Dreissk (aka Kevin Patzelt) is a consistent project signed on the independent n5MD imprint (devoted to a great variety of electronic music, from IDM to experimental, minimal and organic ambient music, active since 2002). […]

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Crisopa :: Transhumante (Self-Released)

Crisopa eschews solemn, melancholic, and instrumental streams of colorful sound. Lively and draped in emotively calm layers. In late January 2017, Crisopa (aka Madrid-based Santiago Lizón) took a splinter break from n5MD and released Transhumante, an extended 7-track digital album. His previous two titles on n5MD were vibrant shoegaze-electronics etched with fuzzy melodic treasures that still echo to this day. With […]

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Ben Milstein :: Frontire Mix

From the Pacific Northwest comes Ben Milstein with an exclusive Igloo Magazine mix that runs through a sonic maze filled with low-profile electro, glitch, ambient, brokenbeat, and downtempo excursions. Tracklist :: Ben Milstein :: Gau71** (Unreleased) Logreybeam :: Dokama (Saag, 2003) Timeblind :: Strategy Decay (Soot, 2006) Gasp :: Porter Goss (Buried In Time, 2010) […]

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Dreissk :: To Nowhere (n5MD), “The Eye Can See” Video Premiere

Dreissk returns with his 3rd full-length album. Igloo Magazine is honored to premiere the video for the album’s opener, “The Eye Can See.” Press release from n5MD: To Nowhere is the 3rd full-length album from Undead Labs sound designer/composer Kevin Patzelt’s Dreissk project. The album features Patzelt’s now recognizable post-apocalyptic slant on ambient, post-rock and industrial […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4.  Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]

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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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