Post Tagged with: "Semantica"

Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2017

Latest emission in a series from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins.   First up, Avian hosts 400ppm for Fit for Purpose, a set of neo-Industrial Techno sketches skulking around a kind of ‘floor functionalism flirting with something vaguely conceptual—‘works to capture the sense of unease and hysteria that fuelled, and continues to fuel the vital countercultural movements that […]

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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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Alan Lockett :: Dalliance #17 mix

Dalliance #17 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett, aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (Dec. 2016 transmission incoming) Seventeenth in a series of mixes assembling more than a score of dalliers in alliance to Techno pulse geared to Outer Limits atmosphere, Dalliance #17 finds albient colluding with: Adam Michalak, Amandra, Buck, Claudio PRC, Clip, Concept […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: December 2016

Last emission of 2016 in a series from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Porter Ricks’ quasi-mythical status may have grown in the 17 years since their last Symbiotics (Mille Plateaux, 1999), but latest EP, Shadow Boat, shows the myth is merited. FACT mag tags the title track ‘the year’s most labyrinthine, […]

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Alan Lockett :: Dalliance #16 mix

Dalliance #16 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett aka MistMaxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (check incoming Oct. 2016 transmission). Sixteenth in a series of mixes assembling more than a score of dalliers in alliance to Techno pulse geared to Outer Limits atmosphere, Dalliance #16 finds albient colluding with: Acronym, Agnosia, Aleja Sanchez, Alfredo Mazzilli, […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: October 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. Stroboscopic Artefacts‘ updates its Monad series with Monad XXIII, as Charlotte Isabelle ‘deliver a uniquely organic electronic music that seems as if it has been finely aged for years in oak barrels rather than residing on a computer’s hard drive.’ The French duo pursue […]

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J.C. :: Mugako (Semantica)

Throughout the album, there is musky woodiness to Cabrera’s meticulously programmed rhythms, hips swaying up the steps of Mayan ziggurats, which zigzags nicely with the sci-fi boogie of his synthesizers. Each piece follows its own eccentric space orbit, spearing forth as much as it boomerangs back. J.C. is Spanish techno producer Jose Cabrera and Mugako is an industrial-strength crossbreed of distorted […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #15 mix

Dalliance #15 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Ed., Alan Lockett aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (check incoming July 2016 transmission). Dalliance #15 is the fifteenth in a series of mixes, compiling more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse geared to Outer Limits atmospheres. MistMaxer albient […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2016

Latest emission from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs, 12″s & LPs with notes in the margins.  First Italy, where Dino Sabatini has launched the Outis Opera sub-series with a first album since Shaman’s Paths (‘view here), from which Omonimo notably departs; as much on a downtempo and trip-hop tip as on an Italian deep techno template of the type co-designed inter alii with […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: February 2016

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins. SNTS alive! It’s that masked man frightening the children and horses with a ‘darker and non-human side,’ asking: “Who hasn’t ever felt scared of the journey of their own thoughts? That rustling of the leaves around you…” This […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2015

Latest in a series of emissions from Techno’s Twilight Zone of EPs/12″s and LPs with notes in the margins Germany calling, with updates from Outer Limits go-to Stroboscopic Artefacts, which offers sonic savant Ken Karter a slot in their Monad series. Herr Karter has a thing for numbers, and has spent years down in his Kript moving math codes […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: July 2015

Latest postcard from Techno’s Twilight Zone—recent 12″s/EPs/LPs + notes in the margins. Scroll down for Soundcloud set of selections. France first, where Dement3d, prime suspect in some of Techno’s shadier dealings, host a return for Polar Inertia, whose debut, The Last Vehicle, was as much a keynote as first foray, Discordance (2011), from abstracted fields’n’beats peddlers, dscrd. The […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: March 2015

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. Listen to select tracks via Soundcloud at bottom of article. First Paris, whence French techno maverick Terence Fixmer dials in his first full-length in five years Depth Charged on CLR. Something of an old hand by now, he […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #10 mix

Dalliance #10 is a Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett in MistMaxer albient guise—latest in a continuing series of audio-snapshots soundtracking his notes in the margins of Techno’s Outer Limits (March 2015 installment). Including: Acronym, Alderaan, Alessio Pili, Annie Hall, Birth Of Frequency, Claudio PRC & Ness (TGP), Coldgeist, D.A.R.F.D.H.S., Deepbass, Dino Sabatini, Earthen Sea, Elle, Ink, Kangding […]

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Plant43 :: Scars of Intransigence (Shipwrec)

Measured electronics, Electro structures with a respectful nod to IDM, Scars of Intransigence sees Autumn warmth slide into Winter cooling. A hot Friday night in Madrid. Few too many cervezas. Drive across town. Down some stairs by some ageing office blocks reveals a music bunker. It was within the doors of this black pearl, Specka, […]

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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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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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Plant43 ‎:: Radiant Flux (Central Processing Unit)

Electro meets Electronica for science fiction sculptures filled with analogue texture and depth. Over the past few years Emile Facey (aka Plant43) has built an impressive discography. Across labels like Ai Records, Semantica and AC Records, Facey has developed his brand of warm soundscapes laced with clinical coldness. Electro meets Electronica for science fiction sculptures […]

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AC RECORDS :: Artforms in Electro

It was in 2011 that I first came across AC Records. Over year later, and this German label quietly beavers away. Beyond the pomp AC tirelessly seeks out quality electro, and finds it. For its latest crop of releases AC briefly left mainland Europe to the islands of the West. First up is a something […]

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Morphology :: Landform EP (diametric.)

The pair have served up some cold and sepulchral Electro in their time, but here Turunen and Diekmann have a much more Mediterranean disposition. The Scandinavian winds are present, but there is a warm breeze running throughout. Morphology are quietly becoming a central name in Electro. The Finnish twosome of Matti Turunen and Michael Diekmann […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: August shimmers and fades mix

The latest mix from albient, the mix-meddling / audio-fiddling arm of igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett‘s expressive enterprise, hosts 19 audio-dreamscenes commemorating summer’s turn. A set of static-soaked electronics and beat-pocked ambience, washed-out synthwave and woozy glitch-hop, conjoining in a celebration of shimmer and fade. The latest mix from albient, the mix-meddling / audio-fiddling arm […]

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