Post Tagged with: "Toytronic"

Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4.  Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]

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Ochre :: Isolette EP (Shipwrec)

Isolette sees the British artist continue to build textured and vivid soundscapes, but they are now punctuated by familiar and stronger rhythm patterns. I say it with no shame, Skanfrom’s recent podcast for us tugged at my nostalgic heartstrings. Abfahrt Hinwil, Novel 23, CiM, Lowfish, Muziq et cetera. All of these were my plink plonk […]

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Boc Scadet :: Nightfall in Gentle Waters (Sun Sea Sky)

An exercise in what could have been—in a sense, perhaps a fitting conclusion to the Boc Scadet project itself. Boc Scadet is Lawrence Grover’s best-known alias, under which he released two previous albums and two EP’s through the mid-2000s. Nightfall in Gentle Waters, the third and final entry in Boc Scadet’s arc, was previously only available […]

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SKANFROM :: Back from the Blip-Bleep Brink (Interview & Mix)

Igloo Magazine has been lucky enough not only to ask the German producer some questions but are delighted to bring to your ears a very special mix of “some old favorites” by Semsroth himself. Interview by Robbie Geoghegan. With Roger Semsroth, aka Sleeparchive, having just released his first Skanfrom album for more than a decade, […]

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Carbo Flex :: Trifolium (Central Processing Unit)

Music has always been a great source for the rose tinted glasses and the latest on Central Processing Unit got the sentimental juices flowing something serious. I’m a fierce nostalgic man. Irish sense of “fierce” there, substitute “very” if ya like; trying to get across that I’m not some wild man harking for the days […]

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SYNDRÔM :: Distant Thoughts mix

Pavillon36 label-head Syndrôm delivers a cross-sectional mix of abstract electronics and manifests a hybrid of genres from some of the finest sonic sculptors this circular cosmic spot has to offer. ##. Artist :: Track (Label) 01. IJO :: Coral Sea (Sutemos) 02. Paradeigma :: Skripnula Polovitsa (The Studio Stereo) 03. Nonima :: Pi (Tres Catorce) 04. […]

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Upper Fields :: Miles Tilmann’s Complete Works

18 years of electronic explorations in a single molecule. A 200+ track collection that spans Miles Tilmann‘s 18 years of electronic explorations. Every release, remix, collaboration, and unreleased track in a single pay-what-you-want bundle. For fans of Electronic, Ambient, IDM & Beyond. The top 10 contributors get an art book handmade by Miles Tilmann and […]

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Ochre :: National Ignition (Self-Released)

National Ignition hits all the right spots and feels like his best work yet—taking classical sensibility and striking a happy balance with beat laden electronics is no easy task but it’s really made to work here. [Release page] Christopher Leary (aka Ochre) has been honing his production and mastering skills for over a decade releasing […]

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Gimmik :: News From The Past (Toytronic, CD)

(09.11.05) Toytronic’s latest release is an odd choice: a new E.P. of previously unreleased archive material from Gimmik. Given that the label has just begun its Re-issue Campaign with the classic Load Error EP by Gimmik (featuring numerous extra, previously unreleased tracks) and will no doubt follow this up in 2006 and with the re-issue of […]

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Gimmik :: Load Error (Toytronic, CD Re-Issue)

(07.12.05) Toytronic kick-off their re-issue campaign by returning to the very beginning: TOY1, the Load Error E.P. from Martin Haidinger’s Gimmik project. Re-packaged in a new CD format and expanded with six exclusive new/old tracks, this re-issue series spells the end of the drudgery of trawling eBay and paying exorbitantly high-prices for the original brown […]

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Infinite Scale :: Sound Sensor EP (Toytronic, CD/12")

(04.11.05) It is becoming increasingly apparent that, subsequent to their more unusual releases of late, Toytronic are attempting to revert to their classic in-house sound. Recent releases such as the Everything Is Green compilation and Ochre’s A Midsummer Nice Dream have all featured the trademark analogue bleeps, squelches and glitches that we have come to […]

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Ochre :: A Midsummer Nice Dream (Toytronic, CD)

(01.13.05) Ochre (Chris Leary) is attracting a lot of critical attention at the moment, because of his previous releases, his focused efforts to promote his work and most recently because of the imminent (and sadly delayed due to pressing problems) release of his debut album for Toytronic. A Midsummer Nice Dream lives up to its […]

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V/A :: Everything is Green (Toytronic, CD)

Of the Toytronic veterans, there are two entries from label owner Chris Cunningham’s Abfahrt Hinwil, “Everything Is Green” being an embodiment of their classic electro style whilst “Of 1,” easily one of the best tracks here –is a seamlessly integrated, coruscating flow of crystalline keys, glacial washes and atmospheric pads. There’s the peculiar track of […]

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Kylian :: Lappi Inzoo (Toytronic, CD/12")

Toytronic continue to intrigue with their adventurous and unpredictable output, this time in the unexpected form of a dual CD/12″ single release entitled Lappi Inzoo from new Finnish talent, Kylian. The CD single is a rarely seen format as far as small independent IDM labels are concerned and it’s extremely welcome to see this one. […]

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3D Concepts Part 2 + 3 (Toytronic, 12")

The Miles Tilmann 12″ in the 3D Concepts trilogy was always going to be a hard act to follow and sadly, neither of the subsequent entries quite manage it. Loess’ entry in the trilogy is a subdued but often rhythmic invention that’s simultaneously beautiful and strangely bland.The metronomic tick-tick of the rhythm on “Sofar” is […]

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Gimmik :: Back to Basics (Toytronic, CD/LP)

Due to the frustratingly limited nature of previous Toytronic releases and my failure to discover the label before it was too late, I have not heard any of Gimmik’s previous material save the few tracks that appear on compilations here and there. I therefore come to this release with a fresh outlook. And it’s one […]

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Miles Tilmann :: 3D Concepts Part 1 (Toytronic)

This is Part 1 of the Toytronic Records 3D Concepts trilogy, a wonderful EP by Miles Tilmann. This is something of a departure for Toytronic: a series of three overtly ambient, textural records devoid of the trademark crunchy, grittiness of much of their previous output. It’s quite possible that it may not be popular with […]

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