Post Tagged with: "Ochre"

Karsten Pflum :: Love Canticles (Touched Music)

With Love Canticles, Karsten Pflum has the answer: sprinkle liberally with different styles, expertly program, apply crisp and precise production, weave in melodic and rhythmic playfulness and, above all, keep it short and sweet. A truly great and engaging rather than fatiguing electro album can be a difficult thing to nail but with Love Canticles, […]

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V/A :: Touched Two, The Remixes (Touched Music)

Plenty to keep your ears occupied whilst you bask in the glow of having done a good deed! As if raising close to £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support wasn’t enough, Martin Boulton brings further dedication to an excellent cause with another huge compilation bursting with names new and old from across the electronic scene. As […]

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Ochre :: Isolette EP (Shipwrec)

Isolette sees the British artist continue to build textured and vivid soundscapes, but they are now punctuated by familiar and stronger rhythm patterns. I say it with no shame, Skanfrom’s recent podcast for us tugged at my nostalgic heartstrings. Abfahrt Hinwil, Novel 23, CiM, Lowfish, Muziq et cetera. All of these were my plink plonk […]

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Touched Two :: Mega Cancer Benefit Compilation out November 28 (Touched Music)

What is particular about Touched Two is that so many artists came together to compose new material for the compilation. Certainly, while many other similar efforts often do the same, this compilation also showcases new and upcoming producers. It’s pretty usual for pop artists to band together in order to contribute to a cause; enter […]

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V/A :: Touched (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Curator Martin Boulton was apparently inundated with tracks when word got around about this release—a compilation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (an organization which improves the lives of those affected by cancer). An immense hard drive busting compilation featuring a mind boggling array of musical talent from across the globe. Curator Martin Boulton was apparently inundated […]

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Ochre :: National Ignition (Self-Released)

National Ignition hits all the right spots and feels like his best work yet—taking classical sensibility and striking a happy balance with beat laden electronics is no easy task but it’s really made to work here. [Release page] Christopher Leary (aka Ochre) has been honing his production and mastering skills for over a decade releasing […]

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Five questions for Boltfish

Murray Fisher took some time out to answer five questions regarding hybrid-label Boltfish Recordings and their day-to-day operations, past, present and future. Dip your feet and ears into this UK-based collective creating electronic canvasses for their musicians to frame. Igloo Magazine :: When did Boltfish Recordings start up and what was your inspiration? Murray Fisher […]

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Ochre :: A Midsummer Nice Dream (Toytronic, CD)

(01.13.05) Ochre (Chris Leary) is attracting a lot of critical attention at the moment, because of his previous releases, his focused efforts to promote his work and most recently because of the imminent (and sadly delayed due to pressing problems) release of his debut album for Toytronic. A Midsummer Nice Dream lives up to its […]

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V/A :: Everything is Green (Toytronic, CD)

Of the Toytronic veterans, there are two entries from label owner Chris Cunningham’s Abfahrt Hinwil, “Everything Is Green” being an embodiment of their classic electro style whilst “Of 1,” easily one of the best tracks here –is a seamlessly integrated, coruscating flow of crystalline keys, glacial washes and atmospheric pads. There’s the peculiar track of […]

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