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Scanner :: The Great Crater (Glacial Movements)

Mostly articulated around textures, The Great Crater also contains timbral experimentations, subtly droning flux and micro modulations. Active since the early 90s, Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) has made a name in the world of minimal electronic music, intelligent dance music and reticular sound design. The albums published on Sub Rosa stand as important releases in […]

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Chaperone mix :: Music inspired by train travel (Rail Cables)

Chaperone recently provided Igloo with an exclusive promotional mix created especially for the Rail Cables Series featuring music from Tangerine Dream, Rice Twins, Hot Guts, B.Fleischmann and others. On the 7th of August Rail Cables are releasing a cassette featuring new music from long serving Warp Records experimentalist Mira Calix, Newcastle Drums and electronics newcomers […]

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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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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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LGBT Rights for Russia Now!

“They’re so tired of shooting protest singers,” Elvis Costello once sang, “that they hardly mention us.” And yet what can they do but keep singing—or playing, at least—and keep ducking. In reaction to the near-unanimous passing of what amounts to Russia’s anti-gay answer to Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, announced in his latest […]

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Scanner :: Colofon & Compendium 1991-1994 (Sub Rosa)

Lone explorer of this terra—or rather aether incognita back then, Colofon & Compendium consists of sketches and “thinking processes” undertaken in the early nineties and have not been heard before, linked by short pieces originally commissioned for a Mowax compilation but never included and three singles. There is, believe it or not, an actual “Singularity University” […]

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Scanner + David Rothenberg :: You Can’t Get There from Here (Monotype)

The project has taken shape over three years and that patience and craftsmanship is reflected in the final result. Not a sour note. Housed in a very attractive cover with ghosted title over a cover image that is either disturbing or very amusing. Robin Rimbaud is so busy that I get exhausted just reading his […]

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Simon Whetham & Friends :: Meditations on Light (Monochrome Vision)

Russian label Monochrome Vision offers it up Meditations on Light again, complemented with its flintier, decidedly colder obverse, “Darkerspace,” another piece done in collaboration with visual artist Kathryn Thomas, plus the added enticement of an entire disc of remixes by various friends and acquaintances. [Release page] Many have already praised Simon Whetham‘s soft, warm album […]

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V/A :: Mindfield (Psychonavigation)

Like passing through the past two-decades of ambient, techno, electronica, noise, IDM and any other possible sub-genre, Keith Downey (label boss) has inadvertently retraced the foundations of the scene and given it a fresh new face. Like an archeological discovery, ancient electrical artifacts are now presented with a 2011 spin, creating for a new trajectory […]

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Five questions for Psychonavigation

Igloo Magazine sat down with Keith Downey, label owner and operator of the now decade young Psychonavigation Records outfit to discuss, via hyperspace, a few key points regarding its start-up, progress and future. Catch a glimpse of Psychonavigation’s history and stay tuned for their latest collection of tracks compiled on the July 29th release of […]

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