Post Tagged with: "Skam"

Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2017

In 2017 Igloo Magazine celebrated seventeen years of online presence covering several hundred releases from creative musicians around the globe this year alone. Our dedicated contributors continue to cull the finest musical fragments from a variety of genres, and we’ve pooled together a rather large selection of music that traversed higher ground. Here are the […]

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Interview with Andy Maddocks of Skam Records (22RPM Festival)

“22rpm Festival returned to London Saturday October 7th, 2017 to support once more the other side of electronic music, pulling away from the deafening commercialization of what used to be a liberating diverse genre. Another mind-blowing line-up, visuals and very special treats you’ve come to expect from the rpm events.” Interview with Andy Maddocks of Skam […]

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Freeform :: Rewind Above/Below/Beyond (Bedroom Research)

It’s 2017, and Freeform is finally making a comeback on Bedroom Research under the umbrella title: Rewind. Thanks to label-owner Matthieu Debliqui’s exhaustive scouring of Pyke’s archives, Rewind is a sprawling three-part retrospective presenting previously unreleased material, with each album focusing on a particular period of his extensive discography. When you think of veterans from […]

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Bola :: D.E.G. (Skam)

The key to really digging D.E.G. is to simply cast off your expectations and let Fitton walk you down the avenues he takes. The dreaded, long-awaited return Aaaah the dreaded, long-awaited return, so often simultaneously a blessing and a curse. You’re finally dropping new material for the ravenous masses with pent-up, slathering expectations it can […]

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“This is Analogical Force. The club. The label. The music.” :: Beneath Madrid

What Analogical Force are doing is releasing a wide range of electronics with definite nods to the past whilst searching for new talent. What they are doing is bringing international music and talent to the Spanish capital, the next being B12 performing Electro Soma live. 90s Britain and electronic music are synonymous. Skam. B12. Warp. […]

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Jega :: 1995 (Skam)

A spread of styles mixed, dipped and re-dipped. And this magpie approach is plain to hear across the LP. Constants are few. Few, but not totally absent. Beats are often crumpled, distorted and cracked. Rhythms are played with, stretched and strained. I still remember the most expensive 12” I ever bought. Back as a fledgling […]

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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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AUTECHRE :: Live @ 3S ArtSpace (Portsmouth, NH Oct-2015)

An Autechre live show in 2015 is an almost indescribable event. Imagine, if you will, a hundred thousand metallic wasps swarming in the midst of a gathering tornado. Autechre brought their live show to the US this fall and as usual didn’t disappoint while the support acts were somewhat hit and miss. I caught them at the […]

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The Fear Ratio :: Refuge Of A Twisted Soul (Skam)

A creepy, dark collection of soundscapes and minor, skeletal melodies stretched out over sparse beats. One thing I love about writing reviews is that as a musician another musician’s work is a great way to reflect upon my own. Some albums even make me reconsider my own approaches, which is not surprising but it’s harder […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto :: Kasm02 EP (Skam)

Upon arriving at their destination, all exited the car without speaking—except for one who said in halting, broken English, “Music… Very weird. Dark. Good.” Which sums up Kasm02 better than I ever could. A must have EP! I feel I must open this review with a disclaimer: I am a ridiculously unapologetic Meat Beat Manifesto/Jack […]

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Boards Of Canada :: Hi Scores EP (Reissue) (Skam)

Hi Scores proves that Boards Of Canada were skilled sound designers from the start. In their debut EP for Skam, Boards Of Canada signaled a new way of arranging sounds. It was simultaneously hip-hop and ambient, half IDM, half trip-hop. Thanks to the new reissue we can enjoy the innovative work that sowed the seeds […]

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Skam celebrates 20-years / VHS Head’s Persistence of Vision

Twenty years in the music industry is no mean feat, and if you began your time as did Skam Records by discovering Boards of Canada and Autechre you have even more excuse to be celebrating. Yep, this August Skam are twenty years old and if that doesn’t scare you then have a think back to what […]

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Obergman :: Cyclic Multiverse (Abstract Forms)

Funk is sliced into cold machine movements as clinical beats batter. A name like Ola Bergman makes me feel old. I first came across this Scandanavian artist in 2001 when he shared an LP for Skam’s hit and miss offshoot label SMAK. Since then Bergman’s output has been sporadic with his focus being on IDM […]

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Meatbingo :: Trendy Robots (Skam)

Meatbingo hacks, sawing out chunks of ugly sound before sowing them to disfigured and mangled figures. Leatherface meets Frankenstein meets Electronic music. I still remember the first Skam record I bought. I was in secondary school and got Gescom’s This in the post, purchased from the then Pelicanneck now Boomkat shop. It has been one […]

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Quinoline Yellow :: Palisade Mount EP (Touchin’ Bass)

The melodies are structured to remain accessible, mysteriously distant yet oddly uplifting. Percussion and rhythms are sci-fi cerebral and, whilst unashamedly experimental in that Warp/Skam ethos, will have you busting your favorite robot moves and cranking up the volume (again). With seemingly no end in sight of unexpected releases in 2013, there comes another in […]

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Team Doyobi :: Digital Music Volume 1 (Skam)

Bouncy, precise and multifaceted in its defused rhythm bursts, Team Doyobi delivers a unique blend of corrupted electronics that still manages to stick to wooden dance-floors and torn headphone cups. Robotic orchestra’s fed through bass-infused video games from the 90s marks Team Doyobi‘s latest collection for the always clever minds of Skam Recordings. Each track […]

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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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Mr 76ix :: Experiment Four (Skam)

Not always propelled in a straight shot to the ears, Experiment Four digs a little further and dissects busted rhythms, technoid superstructures and acidic undertones with fine-tuned precision among a myriad of effects. Scorched basslines, twisted melodic notes, rattling beats and a frenzy of analog-electronic activity has Mr. 76ix at the top of his game […]

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Bola :: Gnayse (Skam, CD/2×12")

(01.10.05) In late 2004, Bola quietly returned to Skam after an excursion on Peacefrog under the Jello moniker with his third full-length release for the label: Gnayse. Neither as trance-like as Soup nor as bass-heavy and jagged as the thunderous Fyuti, Gnayse is a more precise, refined, clean and reflective album that still manages to […]

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