Post Tagged with: "Pleq"

Elsewhereness revisited #2 Man Bites Hypnagogue

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, tube-lubed, cloud-ed, and bcamped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #2 Two reissues on neonate Pre-Echo plus In Summer, a Geographic North tape now d/l-able, top up New-Noise-Romantic Jefre-Cantu Ledesma‘s HQ* (see “Love’s Refrain”‘s Cocteaus vs. chillwave). Lovers of A Year With 13 Moons or any of J-CL’s selected […]

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Pleq & Giulio Aldinucci :: The Prelude To (The Long Story Recording Company)

The setting sun backlights two figures paddling gently beneath low-hanging boughs shot through with shafts of perfectly apt, melodramatic strings (played by violinist Tomasz Mreńca), as coureurs des bois Pleq (Bartosz Dziadosz) and Giulio Aldinucci glide into their first journey together, possibly The Prelude To a longer story to come. The setting sun backlights two figures paddling gently beneath low-hanging […]

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Offthesky & Pleq :: A Thousand Fields (Infraction)

At the intersection between ambient, minimalism, 4th world, found sound, drone, and post-classical composition. Questing ambient and soundscape exponents with previous form over a slew of labels—Home Normal, Taâlem, Constellation Tatsu, Databloem, dataObscura, Ephre, and Basses Frequences, for starters—commune to create a whole beyond the sum of its differently located parts. Product of a Massillon–Denver–Warsaw pact hatched by […]

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V/A :: Emerging Organisms Vol. 5 (Tympanik Audio)

The selection here follows previous editions’ time-tested mixture of big names and newcomers, blending originals with remixes and collaborations to take the listener on a diverse journey through the state of the world in edgy IDM. Seems like just yesterday I was reviewing a giant Tympanik Audio compilation, but in fact it was 2012 and […]

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Porya Hatami :: Land & Land Remixes (Inner Ocean)

Corollary to Inner Ocean’s re-release of Porya Hatami’s Land (originally only 250 copies on Somehow Recordings) comes an addendum of remixes. A genuine sense not only of season or climate but place permeates Land. For me, Land takes a sanguine view of the “cold” time of year. After a long, hot, working summer, Land is […]

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Pleq + Philippe Lamy :: Sans Titre (Pocket Fields)

Choreographing ambient, noise and modern classical minimalism with a sense of tension being denied resolution, finding unwonted turns along the way. Since 2008 Bartosz Dziadosz has built a body of work as Pleq with releases on labels like u-cover, Databloem, dataObscura, Basses Frequences, ranging across ambient, drone, downtempo, glitch and postclassical, variously configured. Fusing synthetics with […]

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Pleq & Hakobune :: 0.0 (Murmur)

 Its four parts are music for a fifth season, when the mind is in an autumnal fugue state in the middle of a bright, rainless summer. Buoyant, radiant, this second collaboration between Polish and Japanese ambient mainstays Pleq and Hakobune (after last year’s Adrift) is matter and light floating in the white holes of its […]

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V/A :: SEQUENCE6 (Futuresequence)

Contemplative drone experimentation, neo-classical and dead of night atmospherics. Continuing an excellent run in high quality free downloads, Sequence6 is upon us with a host of new artists to discover. As previous the theme is contemplative drone experimentation, neo-classical and dead of night atmospherics. There are some stunning discoveries within the 40 tracks carefully curated […]

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V/A :: Circuits Imprimés Vol. 03 (Pavillon36)

Pavillon36 successfully connects a complex electrical circuit via fine-tuned forms of glitch, post-industrial, minimalism and raw electronics. Like trying to grab a cluster of stars in a universe filled with millions upon millions—Circuits Imprimés Vol. 03 is a veritable mixture of stray electronics featuring the purveyors of forward-thinking experimental audio scientists. Each musician displays their […]

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V/A :: Aquarius (Dronarivm)

Liquidity has always been an apt metaphor for ambient music as well as for what this collection represents—the fluidity, if not downright irrelevance of boundaries, through which influence, admiration and seduction seep from Vancouver to Norway and Rotterdam, to Italy and Russia and Japan and wherever Simon Whetham happens to be at the moment. For […]

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V/A :: Third Envizion (Envizigae)

Best identified as a go-to compilation, Third Envizion displays a succinct vision of experimental treasures that pluck the heartstrings and rattles the earth. [Release page] Thirty tracks spread across a distinctive array of electronics are chilled, tranquilized and tempered with emotive, eerie, nostalgic and uplifting mood swings on Third Envizion. Perhaps best consumed in parts and pieces as there are several […]

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V/A :: Fall Is A House Of Gold And Rain (VoxxoV)

Predominately ambient with vivid doses of current IDM fluctuations and downtempo structures are brought forward with a sense of careful balance and order. [Release page] VoxxoV springs to life among the plethora of like-minded imprints vying to make a ripple in the proverbial ocean of sound. The birthplace of the label is apparently based in France […]

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VNDL :: Gahrena: Paysages électriques (Hymen)

Glitch is counterbalanced with contorted bass, alien landscapes, layered and abstract tonal shifts as VNDL unravels obscured musical passages. Philippe Vandal (aka VNDL) hailing from Montreal, Canada lines up his debut with Germany’s long-standing and well respected Hymen Records. Gahrena: Paysages électriques—influenced by the likes of Fennesz, Richard Devine and Access To Arasaka—opens his account […]

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HURON :: igloomag mix

Take a step into the abyss as Huron directs light and dark through corridors of tangled beats, sliced rhythms and skewed melodies. Steffen Schröder (aka Huron) is a musician based out of Berlin, Germany. Having started DJ’ing in 1990, his first releases came out on Crazy Language, a label spawned with a good friend that […]

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Pleq & Lauki :: “Anagen” (video)

 Video directed by Alan Kępski detailing the exploratory textures of Pleq & Lauki in parallel with the exuberant video-work that captures the essence of human form and crumpled deformation. Director of photography: Maciek Domagalski Designer & model: Coco Mayaki Make up: Paula Dzwigała Music: Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq) & Mikel Lupus (Lauki) Assistant Director: Monika Małaczewska […]

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Five questions for Halbsicht

Germany’s Halbsicht Records answers igloomag.com’s Five questions and finds out a little more about this burgeoning imprint, its vision of quality over quantity, love of music and design and acute attention to details. Igloo Magazine :: When did Halbsicht start up and what was your inspiration? HR :: Halbsicht Records surfaced in November 2007 and […]

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V/A :: Sequence1 (Futuresequence.com)

Futuresequence.com launches their 1-year celebration of reviews, interviews and specialty mixes with a forty-two track behemoth of a compilation. [Release page] Futuresequence.com launches their 1-year celebration of reviews, interviews and specialty mixes with a forty-two track behemoth of a compilation. Not only intended as an anniversary release, Futuresequence also commemorates the electronic and experimental scene, […]

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V/A :: When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze (Chroniques électroniques)

Throughout When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze is an ambient simmer that keeps its revolving doors in motion from start to end. Fragments of chiseled bass, broken synthesizers, deformed drum’n bass, downtempo melodies, microscopic rhythms, and recycled noise all tend to gravitate around this one central (ambient) theme. [Download] No. This is not a Tympanik Audio co-release, nor is it […]

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V/A :: Crazy Compilation #5 (Crazy Language)

Crazy Language are on the forefront of manifesting their unusually attractive sonic shapes that it’s no wonder artists like Yvat, Rec_Overflow, Randomform, AZ-Rotator, Lucidstatic (and many others) are more than willing to dive-in and become part of this thick interwoven fabric of sound and vision. Approximately two and a half hours are available as a […]

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Pleq :: Sound Of Rebirth (Impulsive Art)

His stock-in-trade is a form of knowingly atmosphere-laden minimal electronica with a downtempo dynamic, but invariably this is spiked with something somehow off-kilter, malfunctioning, be it a clunk, a pop, or some other errorist artefact. [Purchase] Pleq has been active only since 2008, but prolific enough to have already accumulated a small pile, with releases […]

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