Post Tagged with: "Schematic"

Wake :: Am Diamond (Schematic Music Co.)

A well-executed 14-track album that chisels its way through an electrical, beat-invested avalanche of epic proportions. Wake, aka Matthew M. Hettich, sets up an account with long-running Schematic (directed by Phoenecia duo Romulo & Josh). Having been a fan of the imprint, Wake grew up in Miami and spent a good number of teenage nights […]

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Ben Milstein :: Frontire Mix

From the Pacific Northwest comes Ben Milstein with an exclusive Igloo Magazine mix that runs through a sonic maze filled with low-profile electro, glitch, ambient, brokenbeat, and downtempo excursions. Tracklist :: Ben Milstein :: Gau71** (Unreleased) Logreybeam :: Dokama (Saag, 2003) Timeblind :: Strategy Decay (Soot, 2006) Gasp :: Porter Goss (Buried In Time, 2010) […]

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Onsy :: Freq 255 (Schematic Music Co.)

Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and Phonem come to mind when listening to Freq 255, Onsy’s debut for Schematic. As a result, Freq 255 manifests 7-tracks composed with utter style and finesse, its overarching nostalgic IDM charm is timeless. Early works from artists such as André Estermann, Arovane, Deru, Einóma, and […]

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Hydroplane :: Panda (Schematic Music Co.)

Delivering high-definition production and fluid melodic streams, Hydroplane has a compulsion for robotic electronics bursting at the seams. Hydroplane (aka Renzo Gorrio), seemingly out of nowhere, reveals an impacting full-length tucked within eight tracks in the six-plus minute range. Panda weaves and shimmies its way in a maze of leftfield bass bin echoes. Phoenecia-inspired fragmented electro, Bitstream’s […]

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Syl Kougai :: ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended (Hymen)

ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended exhibits the freneticism one equates with IDM /electronica. Syl Kougai’s ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended is a puzzler. Is it a re-release of his album ΙΧΘΥΣ (Schematic, 2015) Is it a companion to ΙΧΘΥΣ? Is it an EP? Is it a remix album? Is it a dessert topping? A floor wax? What is it? Most of the songs […]

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Syl Kougaï :: ΙΧΘΥΣ (Schematic Music Co.)

Like leaping across far flung stones in a deep, dark river rather than finding a set and steady path. Syl Kougai’s ΙΧΘΥΣ sounds like what looking at the title is like if you cannot read Greek: strangely familiar, similar to something you’ve experienced before but ultimately alien and a bit inscrutable. (Incidentally, ΙΧΘΥΣ (Ichthus) is an […]

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Badun :: s.o.t.s. Respace (Schematic Music Co.)

s.o.t.s. Respace attempts to resign, revisit, re-appropriate, or leave unresolved the stuff we set aside for the taking, forming and forcing new connections and associations along the way, scavenging for and scattering the detritus of life, just an ordinary day. Ornamental, divorced almost entirely from purpose but nevertheless alive with intent, the modern-day remix is […]

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Alice :: How to be a human being (Schematic Music Co.)

A collection of mostly short tracks seemingly composed whilst either under the influence of too much coffee or just pure crystal meth. How to be a human being by Alice, on the venerable Schematic Label, is a collection of mostly short tracks seemingly composed whilst either under the influence of too much coffee or just pure […]

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Valance Drakes :: Fail With Honour Then Succeed By Fraud EP (Luana)

Subdued melodies twisted around clicks and disjointed cuts, these three technical audio snapshots wisp by evenly. Available on a limited 7″ EP, Valance Drakes continues to unravel ultra silky glitch electronics. Having prepared several EPs for notable imprints such as Detroit Underground, Schematic, Bedroom Research and Clean Error to name a few, it would seem […]

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Carbo Flex :: Trifolium (Central Processing Unit)

Music has always been a great source for the rose tinted glasses and the latest on Central Processing Unit got the sentimental juices flowing something serious. I’m a fierce nostalgic man. Irish sense of “fierce” there, substitute “very” if ya like; trying to get across that I’m not some wild man harking for the days […]

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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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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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V/A :: Nourishment By Radio (Schematic Music Company)

Schematic consistently display leftfield permutations of exp-electronics by recycling known and unknown terrain for the ears (and eyes) to make sense of. Nourishment By Radio simply reveals these miscellaneous genre webs in a colorful sonic patchwork. The Floridians are at it again. Just when you thought the compilation influx might slow down, Schematic return to […]

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Ay Fast :: Nice Arps (Schematic Music Company)

With thirteen electrical abrasions on offer, Ay Fast certainly knows how to conjoin and segregate rhythms for an engaging, mind-altering exploratory sojourn. Adrian Bertolone (aka Ay Fast) unveiled Nice Arps back in November 2012—a sophomore release for Schematic Music Company—so in terms of our current immediate-fix generation, this is an older title which should still […]

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Badun :: s.o.t.s (Schematic / John Sparking)

As Badun boggles the ears with devolving escapades of modulated electro architecture, there’s a persistent experimental edge that keeps this project intact and engaging. Though s.o.t.s was released in 2012—a split release between Schematic and John Sparking—Badun emits a timeless electronic foray that doesn’t wear itself out. The persistent tangled sound design, fragmented clips and […]

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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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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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