Post Tagged with: "Serein"

Kryshe :: March of the Mysterious (Serein)

A highly spacious and deeply absorbing piece of sonic expressivity that sucks you deep into the rabbit hole. German musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a member of the experimental/classical/ambient project Unland, Christian Grothe, returns as Kryshe with a wonderful new album on the excellent Serein imprint. As stated on the press release, March of the Mysterious […]

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Selffish :: He She Them Us (Serein)

The elusive beauty of He She Them Us lies in the fine details of enchanting dialogues between organic and synthetic elements. There’s a magnetizing charm in the space between the notes and in the way the sounds strike, dance, echo and fade away. The compositions pulse with the grace of an elegant, powerful cinematography. “Each […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Anew mix

Revisiting the sound and vision of Slings The Wooze, Igloo’s Alan Lockett, aka Mist-maxer albient, Slings the Wooze Anew with more than a score of exponents of blurred ambience, FX-drenched drone and electronic aethers new, renewed, and re-viewed, strung into wondrous wooze—all but opening keynote throwback-bite fresh from this year and last. Artists: 36, Alva Noto, Benoît […]

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Strië :: Struktura (Serein)

Though attended by a similar sonic spirit, each bell chime, chain drag and string bow duly emplaced, Strië lets light play through in bright tone colors and shapes—suspended, augmented, diminished, blurring harmony and dissonance. Strië‘s entrance to contemporary electronica came with a myth-making byline trailing ‘a retired prodigy actress and cellist who now lives in a secluded mansion on the […]

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Nest :: Retold (Crowd-funded Vinyl Special Edition)

Back in 2007, when Huw Roberts’ Welsh-based Serein imprint was still essentially a digital-only operation, the label announced a new EP by Nest, consisting of Huw himself, and one-half of Deaf Center, Otto A. Totland. The eponymous six track EP was one of the first to later be offered by the label as a physical […]

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Top releases of twenty-twelve

Well over 180 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of electronic music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electro, synth and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews as well as an iTunes audio player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top […]

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Brambles :: Charcoal (Serein)

Thanks to Brambles’ sensitive ear for melody, Charcoal elicits far deeper, more emotionally complex responses than many analogous modern classical works: memorable but never manipulative, profoundly contemplative instead of merely introspective, poignant without being melancholy and deeply affecting rather than just comforting. [Release page] Since its re-alignment as a physical media releasing label back in […]

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Hauschka :: Youyoume (Serein)

Amazingly, most of the sounds you hear are indeed still emanating from Hauschka’s inspirationally prepared piano, so ingeniously employed to conjure imagery and effortlessly shift moods, tempo and colour. [Release page] Serein’s Seasons 2011 series of ten-inch vinyl EPs comes to a close with Hauschka‘s thee-track Youyoume and my word, talk about saving the best […]

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Nest :: Body Pilot (Serein)

It’s good to know that the Nest project is still going strong and Body Pilot is an exemplary collection of gorgeously crafted gaseous ambient excursions. [Release page] It’s probably fair to say that Body Pilot is the most eagerly anticipated of the Serein imprint’s 2011 Seasons series of ten-inch EP’s. It is the third release […]

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Donato Wharton :: A White Rainbow Spanning The Dark (Serein)

A White Rainbow Spanning The Dark describes vast open spaces and seemingly endless vistas, but always viewed at long distance within safe, isolated or enclosed spaces. You can sense the chill from a place of warmth, view the clutter of nature within a shell of diamond cut precision and see the beauty of harsh open […]

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Colorlist :: The Fastest Way To Become The Ocean (Serein)

First up in the Seasons series are Colorlist, a crossover jazz duo from Chicago comprised of multi-instrumentalists (an oft-dreaded moniker and no mistake) Charles Rumback who mans percussion, bells and melodica, and Charles Gorkzynski on saxophone, numerous woodwind instruments, synthesizers and harmonium. [Purchase] The Fastest Way To Become The Ocean is the first in a […]

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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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Nest :: Nest (Serein, MP3)

(05.10.07) It’s been a while since Deaf Center’s Neon City EP was released by the Type label, and neither Deaf Center nor Erik Skodvin have released anything that sounds quite like it since. Skodvin has been treading the dark path down which his Svarte Greiner solo project have led him, and even Pale Ravine was […]

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