Post Tagged with: "Prologue"

Techno’s Outer Limits :: April 2017

First transmission of 2017 from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LP, with notes in the margins. James Shaw, the artist known as Sigha, we’re told (blurb), ‘has always placed the listener at a centrifugal point that invites a clandestine hypnosis rather than an abject hysteria.’ Cheers for that, James. Be that as it may, a kind of […]

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Rhyw :: Rhyw TH05 (TH ± Tar Hallow)

Drums rain down, battering into a bulwark of bass as a bludgeoning techno beast takes form. Moody and malignant, the EP has a haunting and haunted quality. TH ± Tar Hallow has managed to hammer its way into my head. With its no nonsense, pile driving style from a deviant crew of contorted machine criminals. A […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #9 mix

Dalliance #9 is a Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett in MistMaxer albient guise—the latest in a continuing series of audio-snapshots soundtracking his notes in the margins of Techno’s Outer Limits (November episode). Including: Austin Cesear, Cassegrain, Conforce, Conrad van Orton, Divided, Deepbass, Donor, Edit Select, Elle, Evigt Mörker, Fanon Flowers, Hiss:1292 (Francois X & Opuswerk), Jonas Kopp, Marcelus, Maurizio […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2014

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. First up, Belgium’s Token, last seen in our August update in the form of Tech-vet Inigo Kennedy, brings back another old school-boy, Surgeon, for 2 tracks of twisted broke-beat techno, Fixed Action Pattern: ‘A Side …a searing, peak time wall shaker…B Side dub […]

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Neel :: Phobos (Spectrum Spools)

A single hour-long deep space navigation through a void not so much magnificent as downright angsty and alien. Giuseppe Tillieci, aka Neel, has been a DJ and engineer for some time now, accruing a reputation as a mastering engineer behind the sound design of some of the more questing techno releases on the likes of […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: August 2014

Latest in a series of snapshots from Techno’s twilight zone of EPs/12″s and LPs, with notes in the margin.  First up, German newbies, Natch, tell us Audiolouis & Synthek’s Unwise is ‘like a precious gathering of different approaches to Techno, made in order to create a meaningful and elaborate piece of work.’ In fact, opener “Miasma” and the subsequent “Intro:section” point to […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #8 mix

Dalliance #8 is the latest Ambient Dub Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett in his MistMaxer albient guise—part of a continuing series of snapshots from Techno’s twilight zone. Including: Abdulla Rashim, Acronym, Antigone & Francois X, Cassegrain, Conforce, Deepbass & Ness, Eomac, Fabrizio Lapiana, Inigo Kennedy, Korridor, Ligovskoï, Mace., Modvs, No Politics, Ntogn, NX1, Rrose, Sendai, Sphaereon, Synthek & […]

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Abdulla Rashim :: Unanimity (Northern Electronics)

More interested in ambience, texture and analog synthetic techniques than in creating DJ fodder, Rashim eschews the dancefloor imperative and its associated DJ-appeasing 12″ fetishism, emancipating techno from the domain of electronic body music, moving the zone of inquiry up from the floor to the doors of perception to engage with mind-body dualism. The last […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: April 2014

First in a series of postcards from the edge—a snapshot of Techno’s twilight zone of EPs/12″s.   First up, from the darker recesses of the ‘floor Raster Noton doesn’t reach, cerebral thumpers, Stroboscopic Artefacts, and questing curator Lucy, bring Chevel’s One Month Off EP. A reprise for Treviso-based Dario Tronchin, whose I EP inaugurated SA’s Monad series, […]

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Donato Dozzy & Nuel :: The Aquaplano Sessions (Spectrum Spools)

Over the course of its eight Aqua-referencing tracks, Dozzy and Nuel resuscitate the spirits of Ambient Techno with a craft rarely seen in an age of fad gadgetry and bandwagon-jumping. Material retrieved from the near-past from Italian techno specialist, Donato ‘Dozzy’ Scaramuzzi–recently dubbed one of ‘three lynchpins of contemporary Italian techno,’ (cf. Dino Sabatini and […]

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Dino Sabatini :: Shaman’s Paths (Prologue)

Shaman’s Paths certainly invokes a more shadowy world, often imbued with a sense of vague disquiet at some ominous nameless presence—not so much a fear of a black planet as perhaps a touch of dark night of the soul a la Heart of Darkness mixed with primeval regression angst Lord of the Flies. [Release page] […]

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Alan Lockett’s Tops of 2011 :: So Far (So Good)

Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing on two Top lists here. To accompany this, extracts from his thirty picks were chosen and sorted into two piles, broadly designated ambient/drone and techno/dub/idm, and spun into a brace of mixes. :::….:.:::….:::::::..:::::…..::..::::…::::.:.::::..:::…:::….:::.::::.:.::.:::.:::.:::…:::..::…:: 20eleven sogood :: […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: 20eleven sofar | sogood (igloomag mix)

Alan, known to some as albient for his mix-tricks (and occasional audio-doodle) compiles 15 of driftiest dream-dealers in ambient/drone for 20eleven so far, while for 20eleven sogood he channels another 15 of the movie’n’grooviest techno/dub/idm players. Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing […]

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