Post Tagged with: "The Exaltics"

The Exaltics feat. Rudolf Klorzeiger :: Das Heise Experiment 2 (The Prequel) (Solar One)

The release sets the scene, a back story of mutation and machine music. The six tracks narrate a Frankenstein tale, with the picture disc and comic strip (also included) putting flesh on the bone. A collector’s piece of wax that gives just a little taste of ghoulish things to come. There has been a fair […]

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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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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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Crotaphytus :: Acanthosaura (Further)

A fascinating mix of live shots, library music, field recordings and cold hard machine sounds from this pioneering pair. Crotaphytus. Who? It’s not a name you hear very often, but the members of this group have made a pretty big impact on electronic music in their short careers: Robert Witschakowski and Nico Jagiella. This pair […]

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

All those years back, the majority of these artists were unknown, unheard of or still incubating. Although the style they’re pursuing is not exactly new, angry acid with a maladjusted bint, it’s some of the best you’ll find; including delving into the vinyl of the past. One of the first mags I wrote for was […]

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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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Samaan :: Apertures of Adelaide EP (One Electronica)

Sonic savagery is coupled with clever builds and a dancefloor focus. Analogue animalism, music minced by malice. Belfast’s One Electronica was founded by two of its own talent, Samaan and The Superior Inferior. The Northern duo has managed to establish a solid base for their sounds and like-minded artists. The Northerners are starting 2015 with […]

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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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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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w1b0 : Main Squeeze Remixes (Bass Agenda)

A fantastic cross section of Electro. Floor atomics and late night musing. A sterling first wax outing from the young Bass Agenda. Bass Agenda is a label in its infancy, but already the UK Electro imprint has released some impressive names. Dynarec recently put out his Silver Tourist album on the new platform while musicians […]

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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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The Exaltics :: Some Other Place Vol 2 (Clone)

With releases on some of the premier labels of electronics, Solar One Music steadily growing and his own machine skills getting ever greater recognition, 2014 is proving to be the year of The Exaltics. I’ve been lucky enough to have been covering the releases of Robert Witschakowski (aka The Exaltics) for some time now. He […]

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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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V/A :: World Electronix Remixes (Cultivated Electronics)

Some of the most talented musicians in electronics reinterpreting each other’s work, what more could be wanted? The World Electronix series have been very successful, sold out in shops and very well received by the faithful. Some of the best and brightest of machine music have been represented on a quartet of 12″s, including E.R.P., […]

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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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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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Valanx :: Ejecta Remixes (diametric.)

Ejecta saw Arne Weinberg bury deeper, digging below into insular isolation to seek shelter amongst the internal shadows. Now Valanx has called upon four similarly minded souls for re-interpretations of the Ejecta inscriptions. Jena’s Robert Witschakowski, aka The Exaltics, is the first foot soldier drafted into Valanx’s shock brigade. The Solar One founder takes the […]

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The Exaltics :: Das Heise Experiment (Abstract Acid)

I thought that Witschakowski would walk down the dark alleys of Acid with Das Heise Experiment. True, some of the tracks have a pH below 7, but there is a balance between doomsday dancefloor and, dare I say, heartfelt soundscapes. The TB-303 has become an ever more important weapon in Robert Witschakowski’s arsenal. As The […]

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V/A :: Bass Agenda Vol.1: The Fight Against The Mundane (Bass Agenda)

Bass Agenda Vol 1: The Fight Against the Mundane is a special release featuring the vast majority of the artists that took part in Bass Agenda during its first year. Bass Agenda Recordings is a new independent record label and extension to the radio show Bass Agenda that broadcasts on UK based Future Music and […]

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The Exaltics :: The Rise and Fall / The Great Escape (Crème Organization / Panzerkreuz)

Dripping corrosive 90s venom from 303 knobs shaved into piercing points The Exaltics menace and ultimately attack. Electronic excellence. Robert Witschakowski has enjoyed quite the rise. As The Exaltics this Germany based artist has been responsible for some of the best Electro released in recent years. His trademark raw sound has allowed Witschakowski to push […]

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V/A :: The Descent of Man (Electronique.it)

A descent, yes, but definitely some ascension in amongst the charcoal clad visage of man, and his machine. It’s not easy forming sentences in 35°C heat. It’s hard enough mouthing requests for beers to a sleepy waiter, harder to go from thought to physical to type to text. Nevertheless, we persevere; and with good cause. […]

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Inkamera / Galaxian :: Double review (Last Known Trajectory)

It’s great to see LKT return to vinyl. The British label set a solid standard with their first outings. Inkarmera and Galaxian are quality additions to that well-rounded roster. Lukas moulds sonic sheets, dissecting robust forms into tight cylinders and pure patterns. Galaxian exemplifies the rawness of Glasgow, coupled with the city’s once bright-eyed vision […]

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ANDREW INGRAM :: igloomag mix (Tabernacle)

The gamut of electronic music has been explored by artists like Lost Trax, John Heckle, Mark Du Mosch and many more. It is from this impressive back catalogue, and Ingram’s personal collection, that this mix of full bodied techno, cerebral electro and abstracted acid arrives. Expect A-Grade electronics from a DJ of pure quality. From the heartland of Liverpool, via the […]

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V/A :: World Electronix Volume 2 (Cultivated Electronics)

To date the World Electronix series has focused on the mechanically minded men of Europe, those exploring the cold, often clinical, ice moons of electro. The project has seen layers of complexity arrive to the often puritanical sound, new structures being built on the foundation of the old. [Purchase page] At the end of the […]

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