Post Tagged with: "Stroboscopic Artefacts"

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 #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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ALAN LOCKETT :: Daliance #14 mix

Dalliance #14 is an Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett, aka Mist-Maxer albient—latest in a series from Techno’s Outer Limits (check incoming April 2016 transmission). Dalliance #14 is the fourteenth in a series of mixes, assembling more than a score of dalliers with alliance to 4/4 pulse geared to smeared Outer Limits atmospheres. MistMaxer albient assembles… Artists: A […]

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Lucy’s Self-Mythology Is Imminent

Self Mythology sees Lucy marshaling polyrhythmic patter, diaphanous drones and textured ambience to push the boundaries, with fusion and occlusion of Anatolian, African and Middle-Eastern chant and instrumentation. News from Stroboscopic Artefacts of their illustrious leader Lucy‘s forthcoming third album. Aptly titled Self-Mythology, it’s trailed as ‘a meditation upon the reciprocity between personal hopes and fears and collective dreams and nightmares,’ apparently referencing old legends […]

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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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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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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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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #9 mix

Dalliance #9 is a Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett in MistMaxer albient guise—the latest in a continuing series of audio-snapshots soundtracking his notes in the margins of Techno’s Outer Limits (November episode). Including: Austin Cesear, Cassegrain, Conforce, Conrad van Orton, Divided, Deepbass, Donor, Edit Select, Elle, Evigt Mörker, Fanon Flowers, Hiss:1292 (Francois X & Opuswerk), Jonas Kopp, Marcelus, Maurizio […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: November 2014

Latest in a series of postcards from Techno’s Twilight Zone of 12″/EPs and LPs with notes in the margins. First up, Belgium’s Token, last seen in our August update in the form of Tech-vet Inigo Kennedy, brings back another old school-boy, Surgeon, for 2 tracks of twisted broke-beat techno, Fixed Action Pattern: ‘A Side …a searing, peak time wall shaker…B Side dub […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: August 2014

Latest in a series of snapshots from Techno’s twilight zone of EPs/12″s and LPs, with notes in the margin.  First up, German newbies, Natch, tell us Audiolouis & Synthek’s Unwise is ‘like a precious gathering of different approaches to Techno, made in order to create a meaningful and elaborate piece of work.’ In fact, opener “Miasma” and the subsequent “Intro:section” point to […]

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Electric Deluxe :: US Weekend / Jeff Derringer EP

Electric Deluxe hit the US for the weekend Tour of May 23-24. The label hosts the opening party of Movement Detroit, linked to the launch of Jeff Derringer‘s Beat to Quarters EP. Electric Deluxe hit the US for the weekend Tour of May 23-24. The label hosts the opening party of Movement Detroit, linked to […]

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Techno’s Outer Limits :: April 2014

First in a series of postcards from the edge—a snapshot of Techno’s twilight zone of EPs/12″s.   First up, from the darker recesses of the ‘floor Raster Noton doesn’t reach, cerebral thumpers, Stroboscopic Artefacts, and questing curator Lucy, bring Chevel’s One Month Off EP. A reprise for Treviso-based Dario Tronchin, whose I EP inaugurated SA’s Monad series, […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Dalliance #7 mix

Dalliance #7 is the latest Ambient Techno mix from igloomag Contributing Editor Alan Lockett under his mix-Meister albient alias—part of a continuing series of audio postcards from the edge of Techno’s outer limits. Transmissions from the twilight zone come from Abdulla Rashim, Acronym, Chevel, D.A.R.F.D.H.S., Dadub, Damaskin, Dars, Deaxmade, Dino Sabatini & Edit Select, Donato […]

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Lucy :: Churches, Schools and Guns (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

Experimental without being inaccessible Churches, Schools and Guns inhabits an excellent netherworld of dark technoid rumblings, sound design and synth abstraction. Not content with running Stroboscopic Artefacts, one of the finest forward thinking techno labels currently on offer, Luca Mortellaro finds time to serve up his second album and follow up to 2011’s excellent debut Wordplay for […]

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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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Kaeba :: Mirrorless EP (Self-Released)

One half of Plaster whose finely sculpted electronics have recently graced a number of labels including Touchin’ Bass and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Kaeba is Gianclaudio H. Moniri—one half of Plaster whose finely sculpted electronics have recently graced a number of labels including Touchin’ Bass and Stroboscopic Artefacts. These solus tracks were written between 2011 and 2012 […]

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ECHASKECH :: Igloo Mix

A mix put together by Echaskech (aka igloomag.com Contributor Andy Gillham) and composed entirely of tunes discovered through Igloo Magazine—an underground electronic music site that’s been in action for no less than 13 years. The mix starts off on an electro tip and ends up in deep techno territory—we hope you enjoy it: Carl Finlow […]

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Dadub :: Untitled EP (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

Excellent modular synth work (via units built by fellow Italians Retina.it) successfully invoke ancient thoughts through sounds redolent of both past and future. It’s rare to come across the pairing of ancient Greek myth and cutting edge electronic music so it’s with much enthusiasm that I welcome Dadub’s musical take on The Eleusinian Mysteries and […]

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Zeitgeber (Lucy & Speedy J) :: Zeitgeber (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

Throbbing machine basses heave their bulky presence through shadows just at the edge of perception, like some shapeless monster from a nightmare. Zeitgeber is a new collaborative project from that pioneering Godfather of the techno world Speedy J and the maybe not so well known Lucy. It is also the title of this LP. Speedy […]

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Dadub :: You Are Eternity (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

A dub-techno, ambient noir narrative of the non-dualistic world of new materialism, positing a rapproachment between it and us. Claiming a terra nullius as its own, no structures, just site, activity and relationality, You Are Eternity is an absolutely brilliant long-playing debut. A dub-techno, ambient noir narrative of the non-dualistic world of new materialism, positing […]

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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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Alan Lockett’s Tops of 2011 :: So Far (So Good)

Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing on two Top lists here. To accompany this, extracts from his thirty picks were chosen and sorted into two piles, broadly designated ambient/drone and techno/dub/idm, and spun into a brace of mixes. :::….:.:::….:::::::..:::::…..::..::::…::::.:.::::..:::…:::….:::.::::.:.::.:::.:::.:::…:::..::…:: 20eleven sogood :: […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: 20eleven sofar | sogood (igloomag mix)

Alan, known to some as albient for his mix-tricks (and occasional audio-doodle) compiles 15 of driftiest dream-dealers in ambient/drone for 20eleven so far, while for 20eleven sogood he channels another 15 of the movie’n’grooviest techno/dub/idm players. Igloo Magazine Contributing Editor, Alan Lockett’s verdict on 2011’s half-year of music is sofar, sogood, with his picks appearing […]

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