Post Tagged with: "Shipwrec"

Dez Williams :: Forlorn Figures in Godforsaken Places (Mechatronica)

Williams’ latest 12” is an excellent example of why he is held in such high regard. Three cuts of no-nonsense, straight up, sheer machine music, percussion punched through metal with slicing synthwork. Berlin electro collective Mechatronica made their position known from the get go. A strong compilation founded the imprint with a second installment of […]

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Carl Finlow / Dez Williams :: Bleem ​/ ​Interference Pattern split EP (Bass Agenda)

An EP of gnarled and grinding gears, of twisted metal and jagged sounds from two artists illustrating why they are well considered among Britain’s electro elite. I would argue that the UK has been the breeding ground of electro’s revival. Actually, that statement would imply that the colder edge of electronics had subsided in Britain […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2015

So here it is—from ambient drone to post-rock, jazz and modern classical, from IDM to experimental to post-digital microsound; hallucinatory electronics to experimental soundscapery, candy-color post-kosmische to alien noise, intergalactic techno to post-hardcore mayhem and broken bass music, these are igloomag’s picks for the year… Sherpas to your questing climbers 2015: a year of listening, […]

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Ekman & Dez Williams :: Double review (Shipwrec)

A testament to the search for innovation and experimentation. Shipwrec’s musical compass points in no one direction. Electronica. Acid. Techno. Electro. A sea of genres, all of electronic currents of course, have been traversed. It’s to the last three of these styles that the latest dual offerings set sail. End of maritime associations! The evil-eyed […]

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Chris Moss Acid :: Righteous Acid Beats EP (Computer Controlled)

Righteous Acid Beats is a continuation of the ideas that were laid out in Phantasy. Heavy throbbing patterns further vulcanised by a dip into Roland contaminated liquor. The hammer and pound of the 90s is plainly on display, with some floor atomics being dropped. But amidst the fallout are some more tranquil moments, the eye […]

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Strange Audio Dreams :: Error Design EP (Art-Aud)

Strange Audio Dreams have made a formidable opening statement with this 12”. These are tracks that have a club origin but don’t pander. They have an energy but one which is far from cheap or mass produced. With this the second cut shows a different shade of ability, an admirable subtlety and deftness of touch. […]

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214 :: North Bend (Shipwrec)

Rich, dark, bright, textured and a cracking record. In all music there are certain names that shine brighter. Some artists grab the headlines. This position in the limelight can be based on past glories or down to sheer volume of releases. Sometimes it can be the all-important nod that shifts attention. Merit can be easily […]

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The Valley and the Mountain :: Outer Reaches (Shipwrec)

2015 has already been a diverse year for Shipwrec. Boiled techno. Belligerent house. Sleek electro and even electronica. Lesser known names have been given vinyl space, experienced artists brought back to wax. The latest comes from the up and coming camp. Outer Reaches is by a mysterious alumnus of Belgium’s WeMe; The Valley and the […]

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The Exaltics :: Past, present, future (Video interview)

Welcome to something new we’re going to be doing at Igloo Magazine, Video Interviews. To inaugurate this new series we’ve been fortunate enough to tempt Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics) away from his machines to have a chat with us. Many of you will know Rob for his releases on labels like Bunker, Shipwrec and […]

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Mohlao & Von Grall | Milton Bradley :: Double review (Deep Sound Channel)

Deep Sound Channel has enjoyed two years of impressive output. As the techno wing of Shipwrec that focus has been on dub, clever club moments and ambient abstraction. The latest duo collect all these divergent elements of DSC. I first covered Samuel van Dijk as Mohlao half a decade ago. Feeling old… Anyway, van Dijk […]

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From France, with a Synth Stab (New Flesh/Rave Or Die)

Returning to his own New Flesh label, and sub-label Rave or Die, Umwelt is teaming up with some fellow minded machine freaks to deliver two new waxen cuts. Tight electro teachings, tainted by 303 and shrouded in modern gloom. Umwelt has a more than impressive history. For near two decades the French producer has been […]

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Chris Moss Acid :: Phantacy EP (Shipwrec)

Chris Moss Acid is part of a new generation utilizing that distinctive decaying dirge, merging monosynth abrasiveness with other sounds and delivering something different. I heave the collective sigh for anyone writing about electronics when it comes to the word “Acid.” There haven’t been many words created to describe the guttural growls of that famous […]

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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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Sync 24 & The Exaltics :: Vacuum Years (Cultivated Electronics)

Vacuum Years inaugurates a new series that will see Cultivated Electronics boss Sync 24 (Phil Bolland) team up with some top names in Electro. Rob Witschakowski must have given up food this year. Maybe it’s sleep. Or perhaps he’s adopted some sort of machine man hermit life. Something’s got to account for Jena artist’s productivity […]

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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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EXS / The Exaltics :: Double review (Solar One / Shipwrec)

I keep thinking that the level of quality, the breadth of variety and the expert execution can’t continue; that there has to be chink in The Exaltics analogue armor. But time and time again this Jena man delivers brilliance. It is becoming difficult to keep up with the productivity of The Exaltics. The Jena based […]

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Maarten van der Vleuten :: Internaut EP (Shipwrec)

The Internaut EP features two lengthy but perfectly paced slices of electro. You may not be familiar with Maarten van der Vleuten under his own name, but chances are you’ve come across something he’s been involved with under some two-dozen aliases all the way from 1987 to now whether you’re interested in Detroit techno, house, […]

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EDMX :: 153 Mission EP (Shipwrec)

EDMX has produced electro, house, techno, wave and electro-pop whilst going into these styles and their sub-genres. For his latest EDMX is working with Dutch label Shipwreck to add something new to his arsenal. [Release page] Over my years there have been few artists that I listen to that I have not written about. But […]

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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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Shit & Cheap :: Götterdämmerung EP (Shiprec)

For left of centre disturbed electro bangers you can do no wrong with this EP. [Release page] Shit & Cheap is a brave choice of name by any stretch but not totally unexpected as an oddity from Neil Landstrumm and Mat Consume with this their second release under the moniker. Make no mistake—the oddness doesn’t stop […]

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Release your ears 6.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or may not […]

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Datassette :: People Without Mouths EP (Shipwrec)

Ostensibly, this four tracker is a heavyweight electro record, but it spins off the genre in a number of delightful, disparate directions that clearly signpost the number of ideas still knocking around in J.M. Davies’ head. Ferdinand Maks’ Dutch Shipwrec label continues its voyage through the annals of playful electro(nic) music with a new and […]

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Release your ears 4.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or […]

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Funckarma vs. Onionboy :: Rusty Kokon EP (Shipwrec)

Funckarma (the Funcken brothers) and Darko Esser’s Onionboy project combine to creatively sinter a four-track compilation and remix EP, (Rusty Kokon) on the Netherland’s Shipwrec label. Funckarma (the Funcken brothers) and Darko Esser’s Onionboy project combine to creatively sinter a four-track compilation and remix EP, (Rusty Kokon) on the Netherland’s Shipwrec label. Musically, each track […]

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Ghostek :: Easy Changes EP (Shipwrec)

Using techniques such as warm synths, white noise, haunting and ghostly vocals, as well as a variety of bass/dubstep contrasts, a dark moody soundscape is beautifully created. Ghostek’s latest EP, Easy Changes, is a strong album with four tracks, each able to stand on its own as an individual piece of music yet come together […]

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DMX Krew :: Cosmic Awakening EP (Shipwrec)

The Cosmic Awakening EP offers up a vintage, acidic swell, generated from many a percussive build up with plenty of vivid laser beams, all offset against its tuneful bleeps. This bright funky electro release (from DMX Krew) takes its themes from the sublime early discothèque mood shakers and flirts outrageously with vintage house styled blends […]

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Steindór Kristinsson :: Flute Machine EP (Shipwrec)

This 12″ release on Shipwrec is lusher and less glitchy than 2003’s Milli Tónverka, and even more surprisingly, introduces Middle Eastern tonalities and instrumentation. [Release page] Einóma fans insisting that Steindór Kristinsson’s new solo effort Flute Machine exactly recapitulate the earlier material’s sound might be disappointed, but, listened to on its own merits, there is […]

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Einóma :: Lost & Found EP (Shipwrec)

Perhaps better fit for small gatherings of like-minded individuals in a run-down venue, each of these three tracks are truncated by subterranean beats, rolling bass and intense electrical deformities. [Release page] This Icelandic duo have been transforming the lowest of bass lines and morphing them into slithering tones for the past decade. Their releases, as […]

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