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Not just jazz

A succinct coverage of four boundary pushers, most likely filed under jazz at record stores and online music shops. Four albums that distinctly and assertively generate jazz elements but also combine beats, pieces and flavors from so many corners of the vast musical spectrum in the most exciting and refreshing ways, that it would simply […]

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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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Machinedrum :: Vapor City Archives (Ninja Tune)

While it brings the current era to a close, Vapor City Archives is at its heart a harbinger of wonderful things to come. It firmly ensconces Stuart as the cross-generational ambassador, someone who is able to fully leverage modern production capabilities while never straying from the now deep roots electronic music has put down. This […]

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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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Daedelus :: The Light Brigade (Brainfeeder)

Daedelus works in the fringes of genres, taking what works at the limits and pushing the boundaries just a bit more. What is the beat scene to do without its most “out there” hero, the impeccably dressed Daedelus? With a huge discography under his belt, the man has become a symbol for what true experimentation […]

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The Bug :: Angels & Devils (Ninja Tune)

With the release of Angels & Devils, The Bug is no longer describable by mere genre distinctions. This is street music that derives its personality from grey landscapes and aggressive beats. Just as The Bug’s previous effort, Angels & Devils is packed with guest vocals and dark tunes. Unlike London Zoo’s opener “Angry,” however, this […]

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Matthewdavid :: In My World (Brainfeeder)

This record is about as self-referential as they come and if this is his world and he’s happy in it, maybe we don’t have a lot of choice but to be happy for him, too. Popular musicians have a long, detailed history of unexpected and ill-advised career moves. Rock artists go country, country artists go […]

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Kate Tempest :: Everybody Down (Big Dada)

The story of Everyone Down is like a super-cool modern gangster film of the Guy Ritchie and his contemporaries style, with many different sub-plots revolving around the different characters. Kate Tempest is a big big name at the moment in the UK. There is a good reason for this, namely that she is phenomenally good. […]

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Machinedrum :: Vapor City (Ninja Tune)

Vapor City keeps an eye over its shoulder as it relentlessly pushes forward. Examined closely, (Travis) Stewart seems to have absorbed a huge range of influences, run them through a filter comprised of his own skills, taste and experience, and synthesized them into something uniquely his: a whole greater than the sum of its parts. […]

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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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DJ FOOD :: O is for Orange

DJ Food, the funky Flexistentialist known to his mates as Kev (Strictly), has just dropped O is for Orange, an engaging AV mix of the Boards’ work and inspirations along with material from their contemporaries and those they inspired. Release of their first album in 8 years and all the attendant tease (not to mention […]

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Cuttooth :: Cuttooth LP (4 Lux)

This self-titled sophomore outing is equal parts downtempo electronics and simmering inner-city echoes. A tangled hip-hop web shimmies into fragrant click-hop on Cuttooth‘s follow-up to Elements (Psychonavigation, 2011)—a softer yet logical progression. The vinyl crackle and vocal treatments are ever more clear—including vox from Hitomi (King Midas / Ninja Tune), Sarah Linhares (Onra / All […]

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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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Hprizm :: City of On (Svakt)

What Hprizm delivers is a continuous mix designed specifically to fill one side of a slab o’ wax. This unusual format will form the basis of all scheduled output from newly-formed record label Svakt, with the next one being served up by Aoki Takamasa. This means you get around 20 minutes of music for your […]

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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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Eskmo :: Eskmo (Ninja Tune)

Angelides is clearly a phenomenal producer that has managed to create a unique sound, best demonstrated on the superb “Cloudlight.” In fact, it’s such a good tune that it almost covers the price of the LP by itself. [Listen | Purchase] San Franciscan producer Brendan Angelides, known as Eskmo to his rapidly growing fanbase, has […]

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