Post Tagged with: "Roel Funcken"

Roel Funcken :: Balaklavskiy prospex (Funckarma.com)

Balaklavskiy prospex generates just as much energy as the nearest supernova remnants, and is perhaps best suited as the backdrop to these spectacular events. Roel Funcken, probably the most prolific musician of abstract electronic music this side of the galaxy, continues his foray into mind-altering sonic extractions. Balaklavskiy prospex bends and twists its way through […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2016

While other sites might fight to get 1000s down to 50 or 20, at Igloo HQ we’ve refused to don the hair shirt of reducing respective contributor lists to a consensual singularity, in favour of doing justice to diversity via lists that range far and wide, and a congruent preference for letting their multiplicity simply […]

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V/A :: CL-X: Crazy 10 Years A/V Compilation (Crazy Language)

Focused on a varietal mix from just about every exp-electronic sub-genre, CL-X: Crazy 10 Years is certainly a welcomed closure to the year, bringing much needed horsepower to propel us into 2017. Here’s another one before we close the books on 2016. Music certainly is a crazy language, and the Berlin-based netlabel celebrates its 10th […]

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Huron :: The Other Side of Reality (The Remixes)

The Other Side of Reality (The Remixes) is a must have remix collection, one that combines Huron’s original post-industrial audible strands and re-configures them into what feels more like an extended Version 2.0. In 2013 we covered The Other Side of Reality (Raumklang) described as having “…Sharp edges, fluid rhythms, mechanical pulses, chiseled percussion and a darkened veil […]

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Legiac :: The Voynich Manuscript (Dronarivm)

Legiac leave behind their beat-driven past and evolve into pure ambience. Legiac have put together a lovely release on the Russian Dronarivm label, which finds Roel Funcken and Cor Bolten leaving behind both one Funcken brother and all trace of the crunchy, glitchy beatwork which characterized earlier releases. This new edition, named after “an early […]

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Roel Funcken :: Iridium Flare (Funckarma.com)

Iridium Flare is all of the above and more, an assortment of tangible audio/visual electronic delights spanning an amorphous panoramic. Amsterdam’s Roel Funcken has traversed quite a distance sculpting and fine-tuning his sonic palette along the way. A skilled craftsman no doubt and working in his usual otherworldly sound design environment, Iridium Flare is perhaps […]

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(ghost) :: Elas EP (n5MD)

Through a combination of new tracks and remixes, (ghost) cements his expertise in melodic and often daring, dramatic, and experimental harmonic techno while opening that sound up to interpretations by a number of artists with both similar and distinct voices and techniques. Elas is the maxi-EP companion release to (ghost)’s 2014 A Vast and Decaying […]

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Legiac :: The Faex Has Decimated (Tympanik Audio)

It hits so hard and sounds so ear-ticklingly right… There was a time when it seemed like the Funcken brothers released a new album monthly. Under one of their many aliases (Quench, Funckarma, Cane), singly or as collaborations with other artists (Dif:use, Shadow Huntaz), then between 2001 and somewhere around 2006 the joints dropped fast […]

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Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

A beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen beauty of chaos, capturing us at visceral moments while deconstructing and reconstructing our mental awareness of the process. Hecq‘s aptly titled Conversions—a homage to his peers, influences and friends—is a beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen […]

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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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Flint Kids :: Sancerre EP (Abstrakt Reflections)

Expanding from bass-heavy turbulence to a gritty electrical traverse and spacious sonic revisions, Sancerre is an engaged backdrop to spinning Neutron stars. Offering slabs of classical glitch maneuvers on “GeeBee,” time slithers by unknowingly while the title track pulls and contorts itself. Crunched up beat patterns emerge then submerge, tangle and flutter like scattering protons. […]

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N’DangR Species & Roel Funcken set to release Night Terrors EP (Outside)

N’DangR Species and Roel Funcken set to release their electro-meets-hip-hop collaborative EP Night Terrors this Halloween 2014. [Soundcloud stream] PRESS-RELEASE:  The 7-track Night Terrors EP will be digitally released worldwide on October 31, 2014 via Outside Recordings and available to download from all major music outlets including iTunes, Amazon and Juno Download. A limited 100 […]

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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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Ard Bit :: Ellioth EP (Lowriders)

Rotterdam-based Ard Bit reveals the Ellioth EP for Lowriders and condenses all form of glitch’n soul into one unique audio fabric. “6002” shimmies about in all directions akin to a buried Plaid artifact, its meandering bass and bubbling melodic synths are pristine and well tempered. “Brizal” and its softly rummaging low-end squabble, elicits a calming […]

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V/A :: The Silence Was Warm Vol. 5 (Symbolic Interaction)

A wide range of sounds that go from ambient electronics to field recordings, to beautiful piano driven soundscapes and beats. The Symbolic Interactions compilations have consistently brought us a wide range of sounds that go from ambient electronics to field recordings, to beautiful piano driven soundscapes and beats. Their latest compilation is no different—The Silence […]

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Atiq & EnK :: Embracing The Unknown (Mindtrick)

Embracing The Unknown features enough inventive and complementary material to make it a must for those who really got into Fear Of The Unknown. Embracing The Unknown is an extensive collection of remixes of Atiq & EnK’s 2013 debut, Fear of the Unknown, a joint release by Tympanik Audio and Mindtrick Records. Curating a remix […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde Remixes V1 (Schematic Music Co.)

In celebration of the 100th release on Schematic, the label serves up a selection of fractured remixes with tracks taken from Roel Funken’s 2012 album Mercury Retrograde. Available on vinyl and digital, the release veers from the boombastic big synth whomp of Hecq’s take on the title track to the manic abstract electronic splinters of Julien […]

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V/A :: Friendly Integration V2 (Detroit Underground)

A couple dozen tracks sees the forward thinking audio-art boutique that is Detroit Underground pushing ahead Volume 2 in the Friendly Integration series. A well-balanced display with a range of motion keeps DetUnd’s Friendly Integration V2 cross-pollinating fluid electrical mixtures and skewed sonic calibration. Perhaps best absorbed as broken data bits combining an abundance of phases, […]

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Hecq :: Horror Vacui (Hymen)

Among the cataclysmic beats, atmospheric debris, noisy elements and brushed electronics, Hecq manages to once again display unconventional yet coherent music that defies categorization. Hecq (aka Ben Lukas Boysen) continues to baffle the mind with mechanically enriched detail and on Horror Vacui we see the prolific artist unleash some unreleased gems of the past decade […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde Remixes Vinyl Giveaway (Schematic)

The first in a 2-part series of remixes sees Roel Funcken letting the frequencies loose with fellow cohorts Amestsub, Braza Lui Novac, Generate, Hecq and Julien Mier slicing and dicing five of Mercury Retrograde‘s entangled electrical glitches. Busted rhythmic stabs, dusty experimental dub and explosive instrumental refinement next to shattered ambient motifs leaves this first […]

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Syndrôm :: Earthbound EP (Errance)

Flickering back and forth between fragmented funk’n bass to more stripped-down(tempo) dubstep spheres, Earthbound elicits a high-energy stream suited for dance floors where semi-chaotic rhythms and structured low-end wobbles vibrate the wooden slats. France-based Syndrôm (b. 1978) has been in full creative mode since infancy when he dabbled with hip-hop at the age of 10 and […]

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Five questions for Eat Concrete

Located in a small city in the South of Netherlands, Eat Concrete—established as a radio show in 2005 and turned label in 2006—continues to cultivate their own breed of danceable artistic-electronic artifacts and have done so with an impeccable taste for quality and ear for disjointedly cohesive sounds. Igloo Magazine :: When did Eat Concrete start up and […]

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Roel Funcken :: Dreampty EP (Eat Concrete)

Dreampty is a satisfying array of audio speed bumps that doesn’t veer too far into leftfield and fits snug between the alluring dynamics of previous Funckarma productions. Roel Funcken rolls out the funck again for Eat Concrete, this time on a 10inch slab of wax—dreamy and empty just as depicted by the jellyfish cover-art courtesy of Timothée […]

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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 :: Moments Of Intertia (The Centrifuge)

The Centrifuge kick off their 5th birthday celebrations in style with Moments of Inertia—a superb free download featuring myriad artists and styles across its 17 tracks. [Release page] A host of acts have contributed original and engaging tracks with Mathew Collins opening things with a building vocal based oddity. Roel Funcken follows and cranks up […]

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Quench :: Hallstreak Foles EP (Funckarma.com)

As Hallstreak Foles gathers Quench fans for a taste of atmospheric sonic undulations, it also further reflects on the ever-changing landscape that Funckarma have inhabited for years. [Release page] Quench returns with a four-track teaser which hopefully signifies more sound crunching from Don and Roel Funcken. With a tag of “three new tracks, one oldie,” […]

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V/A :: The Electro Compendium (Anti-Social Network)

The Electro Compendium is a superb in depth exploration of the current take on a thirty year old genre and much kudos must go to compilers Dave Paton and Jean-Paul Bondy for putting it all together. Colossal. [Release page] There’s an increasing trend for massive free compilations on the web. Electronic Explorations, the Future Sequence […]

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Mad EP and Shadow Huntaz :: Nightmare Scenario EP (Acroplane)

Nightmare Scenario delivers sharp hard hitting vocal attacks coupled with some really low and dirty beats. It’s slow and dark with a fair bit of distortion, in a similar vein to the mighty Dead Fader EP that came out a while ago. [Release page] This collaboration between Shadow Huntaz and Mad EP promised quality from […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde (Schematic Music Company)

As the experimental envelop is torn to shreds, Roel Funken offers the Schematic team a futuristic balance of primed electronics tied to leftfield dub extracts and leaves listeners to decipher for themselves how these frequency ranges will interact with their lives. [Release page] There’s really no stopping the Funcken brothers. As Don steps back for […]

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