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Andreas Gehm :: The Worst Of Andreas Gehm (Solar One Music)

Posthumous releases are a curious thing, and Andreas Gehm has already had a handful. The Worst of Andreas Gehm is more than just a release, it’s a tribute to a man who made some cracking music and came sad end, a tribute from the labels and friends he worked with, the completing of a promise. […]

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The Exaltics :: 10 Million Light Years EP (Solar One)

It’s great to keep the old days alive, to celebrate those that started everything, but I’d be inclined to think that we are now living in the day of electro and the sooner we realize that, and support it, the better. Electronic music is just as retrospective as it is future gazing. For a sound […]

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V/A :: Signs of Decay 2 (Solar One Music)

Signs of Decay 2 picks up where its predecessor left off with five tracks which all growl to their own different beat. As in Signs of Decay, the burning rancor of the TB303 is ever present, infecting each and every piece and sinking teeth into the dancefloor. I was at a party a few months […]

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Project STS-31 :: Spiralgalaxie (Solar One)

Frosted spacewalks juxtaposed by cerebral machinations, fragile soundscapes and minimal ambience, in a record that brings together a founding father and modern day trailblazer for a future classic. Electronic music can be fickle, especially when it comes to popularity. Some artists are launched into notoriety, seemly ascending into regard and respect with little rhyme nor […]

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E.R.P. :: Ancient Lights (Solar One Music)

Buttressing electronica with stripped rhythms, E.R.P. creates warm and vivid soundscapes as The Exaltics add some extra thrust for the floor. The Hubble Telescope Series was established with clear intent. Founded with a space-soaked 12” of astral electro by Luxus Varta, the mission was to forge electronics in the form of worlds beyond our own. […]

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Luxus Varta :: Everything is Nothing (Hubble Telescope Series 1) (Solar One Music)

Following Elektronische Werke and The Crystal Issue Cycle comes The Hubble Telescope Series. This latest set of releases are an homage to the eponymous instrument and the images it has captured. Solar One Music seem to like a sub-series, especially a sub-series with a very long name. Following Elektronische Werke and The Crystal Issue Cycle […]

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The Exaltics :: The Truth Remixes (Solar One)

Everything that is good about electro is here. The harshness of the genre’s almost draconian parameters and how those limits can be stretched and bent to the musician’s will. Beautiful soundscapes tapered by rigidity, talented illustrations of how this sometimes overlooked style has so much to offer. Quality through and through. Solar One Music has […]

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Clatterbox :: Sentinel_REVISITED (Solar One)

Sentinel_REVISITED sees Clatterbox continue his investigation into darker electronic sounds. The warmer moments of the 90s are buried under biting arctic winds and bitter hail. There are times I feel old. Morning. Noon. Night. But there are specific times with music, or with certain artists, where the passing of years is that bit more palpable. […]

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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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Das Muster / Pukemaster Gehm :: Double review (Solar One)

This duo builds on the quality that is already part and parcel of this impressive German imprint. The renaissance of vinyl has its drawbacks. True its good business for those few pressing plants in existence, capital feeding aging production methods and cold war technologies. But it is definitely hurting small labels. The delays seem to […]

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Andreas Gehm :: Universe / I Don’t Care (Lower Parts)

Andreas Gehm is a modern Acid, with a capital A, stalwart. Greece has entered new political territory. New Democracy are well and truly out and Syriza well and truly in. Commentators are whirring out possibilities. Hope and uncertainty drip from lips. The climate of cuts created widespread hardship, pushing people to brink, forcing families into […]

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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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Helena Hauff :: Shatter Cone (Lux Rec.)

Dirty, deviant and destructive, Hauff builds on the darker tracts of Techno with serrated skill and a desire to dissolve dancefloors. My skepticism will rise at any given chance. I don’t know if it’s being Irish, but there’s a decent volume of doubt running through my blood. Some claim it’s healthy, I’m not sure. Said […]

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Val_Ex :: Riot (Solar One)

This new outfit sees Arne Weinberg, with his penchant for modular music, team up with The Exaltics for a very special album. Beats help to relieve the pressure but cannot alleviate the overarching sense of fear sculpted by this pairing. The freshly formed Val_Ex must be one of the most tantalizing collaborations of 2014. This […]

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Helena Hauff & Andreas Gehm :: Helena Hauff Meets Andreas Gehm (Solar One)

Wretched and addictive, a sour sonorous drug to pollute the electronic populous. Solar One Music has a track record of getting its hands dirty. In recent years the German label has begun to sink its fists in the mud of House and Acid. With records from Perseus Traxx, Mantra and Robert Witsch the addictive toxin […]

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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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Hadamard :: Ass in Bass EP (Elektronische Werke Part 3) (Solar One Music)

Straight up mechanized Ghettotech. Janko Bartelink, aka Hadamard, has quite a sporadic releasing character. Over the years he has clocked up 12”s and albums for the likes of Bunker, Transient Force and Mighty Robot Recordings. But regularity has never been a strong point. Nevertheless, Hadamard has traversed a range of styles; from spaced out electronics […]

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Q-Chip :: Difference That Makes A Difference EP (Solar One Music)

Dancefloors disintegrate under extreme electrical currents, melodies contort and harmonies twist as the convulsive treatment is administered by the inhumane Q-Chip. Google Q-Chip. You won’t find an Electro artist. No. Instead you’ll end up at a pharmaceutical company in Cardiff. Not what you’re after? Don’t worry. Little is known about Q-Chip, his (if it is […]

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THE EXALTICS :: Igloo Mix

There are the well known stalwarts of Electro—Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, Aux88 et al. But in the last five years a new generation have taken up the mantle of colder machine sounds. E.R.P., Plant43 and Scape One to name but a few. Another member of this burgeoning vanguard is Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics). Hailing from the […]

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The Exaltics :: Some Other Place Vol 1 (Clone)

Spearheading a campaign of blackened machine music, spirited sounds carved from cold-hearted machinery. The rise of The Exalitics seems to be unstoppable. Robert Witschakowski is going from strength to strength. His Solar One Music imprint is clocking up more and more quality releases whilst the German producer himself is gracing imprints like Crème Organization, Bunker […]

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Perseus Traxx :: Circuit Control (Solar One)

Smooth, yet seedy, meets raw and uncouth across a toxic landscape of green vinyl. Solar One are adding to The Crystal Issue Cycle series with another visit to the UK. Rather than following Mantra’s hardy Many Worlds EP, fellow Bunker veteran Perseus Traxx (aka Nigel Rogers) is a catalog forerunner; Mantra being the third release […]

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Top releases of 2013

Well over 150 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 a Soundcloud player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top 20 Abdulla Rashim […]

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Dynarec :: Exomove EP (Solar One Music)

 Raw and unrelenting, DynArec does Solar One proud with four cuts of cruel and isolated Electro. An artist, easily assumed lost, has been reclaimed. DynArec (aka Chris Kalera) is a curious figure in Electro. The Frenchman had some five years of intense productivity with releases on labels like Delsin, Nature and Puzzlebox as well as […]

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Andreas Gehm aka Elec Pt 1 :: Black Pukee (Solar One)

Hard-eyed and somewhat hope deprived, Black Pukee delivers guaranteed annihilation on Solar One. Andreas Gehm has had an interesting musical career to date. He started in the murky depths. The German producer stalked imprints such as Bunker, Crème Jak and Mathematics under monikers such as The Minister, Elec Pt.1 and under his own name. Of […]

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Ekman :: M.S.P. (Solar One Music)

Ekman’s isolated compositions resemble the sounds of VC-118A or Gosub, that methodical removal of the human element to allow the machine to dominate. Ekman (aka Roel Dijcks) has quickly gained recognition. The Dutch artist immediately caught people’s attention with his first EP on Panzerkreuz, a jarring industrialized acid flavor. Since then, Ekman has been picked […]

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Gosub :: Mirror Watcher (Abstract Forms)

Gosub scorches his rhythms with soldering iron precision whilst employing the darkened unemotional side of machines to produce a clean and sleek sound. Dissociation, alienation, the relentless march of a digital age where technology and man are fused into one. Electro is a style that has always enjoyed wrapping itself in mystery. Underground Resistance, Dopplereffekt […]

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Mantra :: Many Worlds (Solar One Music)

Mantra serves up acrid and coarse Acid music. Sounds for sweat filled club nights, very early mornings and red ringed eyes. It’s Grim Up North. The KLF’s Techno anthem is a glib summary of the North of Britain, but nevertheless there is some truth to the title. Perpetual greyness. Wind. Emptying towns and rising unemployment. […]

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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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V/A :: SOM Compilation Vol. 5 (Solar One Music)

SOM Compilation Vol. 5 deals with a sound with quite strict parameters and shows what quality artists can do within such structures. Of course, a vinyl edition of this superb outing would have been nice but overall this is an impressive and accomplished outing that borders on the flawless. [Release page] Solar One Music has […]

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