Post Tagged with: "Rephlex"

Bochum Welt :: April (!K7)

It would be lazy and unfair to compare some of the tones and arrangements to Boards of Canada so let’s just say this and a few other tracks on April evoke a vintage feeling somewhere between 1970’s educational films and the dawn of small analog synthesizers for the masses. April by Bochum Welt is a very […]

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Kunst :: Kunst (Kunst)

The exploration of the other is a central tenet of this album. Cunnane and Kendrick embark on a twelve track journey into the abandoned. Waste ground. The derelict building. The forgotten and unused, empty audio spaces are given life. Field recordings ghost in the background, their presence being an integral part of the sound and […]

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Very Clever Music – V/A :: Brainbox (De:Tuned)

Rose tinted glasses aside, Brainbox is a seriously impressive undertaking. Six records from some twenty five pioneers, masters and newcomers. This new collection displays another side of Belgian label as a range of styles come into focus, from squirreled out acid and ambient immersion to electronica and glitch. There´s a fair bit of childish innocence that […]

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“This is Analogical Force. The club. The label. The music.” :: Beneath Madrid

What Analogical Force are doing is releasing a wide range of electronics with definite nods to the past whilst searching for new talent. What they are doing is bringing international music and talent to the Spanish capital, the next being B12 performing Electro Soma live. 90s Britain and electronic music are synonymous. Skam. B12. Warp. […]

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Aleksi Perälä :: The Colundi Sequence Vol. 1 (Clone)

Perälä’s work has a distinctly Millsian flavor with hints of spooked AFX melody. It’s certainly other worldly and many of these tracks could easily slot into a Mills album about planets without anyone batting an eyelid. If you are not familiar with the back story to The Colundi Sequence then you’re in luck as they […]

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“Something wicked this way comes…” :: Occult Research

More and more labels are turning to tapes. I remember my initial reaction: “Why?” Price being the obvious reason. But, the return to cassettes has allowed a variety of would-be artists and music promoters to get some hands on experience without the sinking investment of vinyl. There’s also the tactile quality of a tape, the […]

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Heidi Lord :: English Electric (Weme)

Each piece is self-contained perpetual motion. Sourcing MRI equipment, modular synthesizers, gongs and guitars, sampled conversation from the grocery store and her own voice, she waxes elegiac, abstract, concrete, and yes, somehow very English. One of the most successful debuts of the year. English Electric is a gallery of sonic sculptures, the first solo exhibition by Heidi […]

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V/A :: 5 Years of De:Tuned (De:Tuned)

Across this five disc archive are some of the men who founded electronic music, names that breathed life into the genre and inspired a generation. Whether a newcomer to Techno or an aging ear, this is a once in a quarter century collection; the likes of which won’t be seen again for a long time. […]

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DE:TUNED :: “Sounds like something from the 90s, no?”

Resurrecting the sounds of the 90s. I’ve a soft spot for Techno. It’s the genre that introduced me to electronic music and has quite a bit of nostalgia attached to it for me. It’s also the kind of genre I’ll happily, and drunkenly, start ranting about at parties. UK imprints like A13, B12, New Electronica […]

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Automatic Tasty :: Sentimentalist’s Choice (Central Processing Unit)

There seems to be a thawing in the Central Processing Unit output. In spite of the drop in temperature outside Sheffield Bleep’s label has decided to leave behind the frostier sounds of Electro. The aural cockles are being warmed  by Ireland’s Automatic Tasty and the Sentimentalist’s Choice. “Sentimentalist’s Choice” is an Acid clad opener. Warm […]

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SYNDRÔM :: Distant Thoughts mix

Pavillon36 label-head Syndrôm delivers a cross-sectional mix of abstract electronics and manifests a hybrid of genres from some of the finest sonic sculptors this circular cosmic spot has to offer. ##. Artist :: Track (Label) 01. IJO :: Coral Sea (Sutemos) 02. Paradeigma :: Skripnula Polovitsa (The Studio Stereo) 03. Nonima :: Pi (Tres Catorce) 04. […]

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Black Narcissus X :: Black Narcissus X (Signals)

Hard, yet human; sinister but soulful; Kendrick casts cold lines of charcoal against a softened canvas. There’s a nice amount of electronic music activity in the Northern UK town of Newcastle. The excellent Slabs of the Tabernacle club-night seems to have migrated there from Glasgow and labels like Flight Recorder and Signals are delivering some […]

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WISP :: Music over status

Wisp belongs to that rare group who genuinely prioritize music over status, identifiable, ironically, by their failure to boast about any such preference. And whilst this can make promotion a nightmare, or simply non-existent, it does bode well for the electronic community at large, supposing that one enjoys the seemingly eternal treasure-hunt for electronic gold. Wisp […]

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Automatic Tasty :: The Joys of Departure EP (Photic Fields)

The Joys of Departure delves into the past and re-emerges with late 90s and early 2000s sounds. Rich and complex pieces of analogue music that toe the lines between armchair and dancefloor. I’ve referenced Jonny Dillon aka Automatic Tasty a number of times in articles, but only reviewed his work on one occasion. I had […]

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DJ Stingray & M.N.L.T.H. :: Double review (WEME)

For more than a decade Belgium’s WEME Records have been beavering away, bringing forth a spread of music from a rich catalogue of talent. The imprint has explored the patented “Rephlex” sound with artists like Ceephax, Global Goon and Cylob but has also been pioneering experimentation. For more than a decade Belgium’s WEME Records have been beavering […]

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Global Goon :: Plastic Orchestra (030303)

Since Rephlex, Taylor has floated across a number of labels. He has tested acid sounds with WeMe Records, released Roland swirls for Planet Mu and Syntheme and runs his own digital label J-HOK. 2012 sees Taylor return under his original guise with an album, Plastic Orchestra on Holland’s 030303. [Release page] I’ve moved about a […]

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Ceephax Acid Crew :: Unstoppable Phax Machine (030303)

Unstoppable Phax Machine is a continuation of Ceephax’s mad eyed vision of acid music, uncompromising and uncensored. [Purchase] Before all this acid resurgence there were a few UK artists messing around with the machines of house. The likes of The Railway Raver and Mike Dred have always had a fixation with the 303. One artist […]

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Aleksi Peralä :: Project V (Rephlex, CD)

(05.30.07) Ovuca returns after the Astrobotnia trilogy and the memorable collaboration with Cylob with a record that it’s almost a manifesto of what Rephlex have been representing for a decade and a half. Project V includes every shade of electronic music associated with the braindance trademark, that is a bit of breaks, some electro reminiscences, […]

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Global Goon :: Vatican Nitez (Rephlex)

(06.23.02) Rephlex’s output has always been on the more experimental abstract side of electronics, sometimes pleasing and sometimes distasteful. With the latest release by Jonny Hawk, also known as Global Goon, you get a taste of his most current and colorful audio project, Vatican Nitez. With track titles that will instantly make you chuckle like […]

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