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SubtractiveLAD :: Sustain / Release (Self-Released)

A clearly recommended corpus of warm and delicately touching ambient compositions. SubtractiveLAD is the project of Vancouver-based sound designer Stephen Hummel. A handful of materials have been published on n5MD. Sustain / Release is self-published and is offered as a digital album. It is a collection of highly emotional, dream-like and languorous soundscapes, droned-based guitar textures which can easily […]

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SubtractiveLAD :: Nucleus (Self-Released)

A percussive darker energy unfolds in the opening nucleic chapters as a mechanical tone sets the pace. In the closing chapters, miniature stretched symphonies shimmy their way through echoed melodic layers. Synthesized industrial ambient in its purest form, Nucleus is SubtractiveLAD‘s latest sonic opus. Refined and aligned electronics, a lifting off point and a faint […]

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Stephen Hummel :: Meld (Self-Released)

With a handful of genres lapped over each other, Meld is an adventurous foray of raw electronics melded to lyrical lava flows that trickle into the subconscious with ease, simplicity and style. A well-oiled release that will surely agree with fans of Bitcrush, Tobias Lilja, Syntax and even mid-80s Depeche Mode for that matter. [Release […]

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Anklebiter :: Queue (Tympanik Audio)

Casually maneuvering electronics, post-industrial, shoegaze and sublime noise in a polished collection of elegant distortion, Queue stays on track without falling into the surplus pile of mediocrity. [Release page] Following up from last years I Will Wait, a virtual sandstorm of intricate post-industrialized fragments, scraped melodic movements and pensive rhythms, Tanner Volz brings together a […]

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“Hello, Goodbye” :: SubtractiveLAD video essay by Director Tanner Volz

“This has taken me four months to write; time to call it done and put it out there. This is a long ramble of an essay about a music video project I helmed late last year, in advance of the release of the latest – and brilliant – album by SubtractiveLAD entitled Kindred.” The video […]

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P2P :: A potential solution to appease file-sharers and artists?

Stephen Hummel further investigates a potential solution to appease file-sharers and artists as well as his views on live and recorded music. One of the voices that has been largely missing from the discussion about P2P music file sharing is that of the independent music producer. We hear things almost everyday from blogs, mainstream media, […]

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V/A :: The Reconstruction of Fives (n5MD)

The reconstruction, however, is a mixture of form with shoegaze and ambience balanced against the shadow’s of sharply organized electronic noise; a virtual plateau of sculptors bending the framework of already fully realized tracks. [Listen | Purchase] Reconstruction, indeed. Disclaiming the directive of this release in the title may in fact be the best way […]

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Igloo Trax Vol.2 :: The Most Music (Igloo Magazine)

“…Igloo Trax Volume 2: The Most Music (a digital download release commemorating Igloo Magazine’s 10-year anniversary) can be described as a vivid cross-section through a multitude of sub-genre’s from experimental dub to cosmic drone, minimal techno-breaks to subdued electro, dub-noise to organic electronics and downbeat mechanical beauty; a smorgasbord of audio delight…” (Igloo Trax Bandcamp […]

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n5MD :: 10 years later, 5 questions further (Part 1)

In this 10-year anniversary question and answer session (Part 1), Igloo Magazine poses five questions with three of n5’s current roster including SubtractiveLAD (Stephen Hummel), Dalot (Maria Papadomanolaki) and Aerosol (Rasmus Rasmussen), all of which have fresh releases that are still creating ripples across the planet. (October 2010) n5MD (No Fives, Minidiscs!) has developed a […]

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