Post Tagged with: "Tribal"

Equimanthorn :: Exalted Are The Seven Throne Bearers of Ninnkigal (Shaytan)

Equimanthorn is one pionnering project in the subterranean world of tribal / ritualistic dark ambient music, driven by occult strengths and by an interest for ancient esoteric believes. Equimanthorn is one pionnering project in the subterranean world of tribal / ritualistic dark ambient music, driven by occult strengths and by an interest for ancient esoteric […]

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Stray Dogs :: And The Days Began To Walk (Kvitnu)

And The Days Began To Walk is a brooding manifest that digs deep into the soil and excavates a propulsive, darkened soundtrack trove. Stray Dogs‘ third full length, And The Days Began To Walk, is a 6-piece orchestration that bends and twists elongated tribal distortions with electronic music. Here, the album is released on Vienna […]

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Syndrôm :: Sans Artifices EP (Pavillon36)

This (name your price) collection is choke full of tremulous percussion and heavily sporadic rhythms. Syndrôm’s music was previously described as “deftly explore(ing) outer worlds before heading towards this circular cosmic spot.” Having rebooted his own France-based imprint Pavillon36, Sans Artifices is a welcomed return and continues in a brooding post-ambient beat-trodden escape. Seven tracks […]

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Anchorsong returns with Ceremonial on Tru Thoughts

A tasty and refreshing sonic affair, driven by an exotic African spell and the tricky yet catchy gymnastics of a confident, creative artist. Tokyo-born, London-based Masaaki Yoshida (a.k.a. Anchorsong) returns with his second album, Ceremonial, on Tru Thoughts. As the press release states, the album reflects Yoshida’s newfound love for vintage African music, intertwined with […]

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SiJ :: The Earth Shrine (ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ)

The Earth Shrine is not your typical eco-ambient. It pays homage to the global mystic paths once trodden in reverent balance, while hanging like the shroud we may need to wrap the planet if we continue to turn a deaf ear to its cries for more moderate behavior. This Yaroslavl, Russia based label creates absolute […]

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Amir Baghiri :: Light Textures (Attenuation Circuit)

Baghiri deftly lets the macro and the micro reflect one another on a grand scale. His music sighing, Baghiri’s light passes through you like a neutrino—with so little mass it almost goes unnoticed. In a good way. With such a hefty amount of music available, how to choose an album by Amir Baghiri? The cynic […]

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Rapoon :: Seeds in the Tide: Volume 02 (Zoharum)

One of the most significant living figures in contemporary electronic music. I wouldn’t hesitate to call Robin Storey one of the most significant living figures in contemporary electronic music, both as a past member of Zoviet France and current solo artist Rapoon. If you enjoy the latter in particular, you will want to have these […]

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Omenya :: Kali Mantras (Soleilmoon)

The holy chanting woven into the warm ambient of Kali Mantras is omnivorously reverent and could just as well emanate from Africa, Canterbury or Jerusalem. An especially intoxicating collection of long, Eastern influenced ambient, liable to make a holy man out of any skeptic. Though named for the Hindu goddess of time and change, the holy chanting […]

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Tzolk’in :: The Sixth Sun (Ant-Zen)

What’s left to digest is an utterly engaging rhythmic post-industrial pulse where layers upon layers of organically enriched electronics builds upon itself in an unconscious stream. Trying to avoid pigeonholing Tzolk’in into tribal electronic realms is no easy feat. The duo comprised of Gwenn Trémorin and Nicolas Van Meirhaeghe continue to successfully manipulate simmering bass […]

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Dino Sabatini :: Shaman’s Paths (Prologue)

Shaman’s Paths certainly invokes a more shadowy world, often imbued with a sense of vague disquiet at some ominous nameless presence—not so much a fear of a black planet as perhaps a touch of dark night of the soul a la Heart of Darkness mixed with primeval regression angst Lord of the Flies. [Release page] […]

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Five Elements Music & Contemplatron :: Double review

The region where Hinduism and Buddhism circle round one another both warily and enrichingly can be entered either by undertaking an actual journey or by meditating and slipping in through the inner eye. Five Elements Music :: Rishikesh (Unfathomless) Sergey Suhovik is a drone artist living just outside of Moscow who traveled to Northern India […]

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Mika Goedrijk :: Naked (Ant-Zen)

As Naked scatters genre limitations, Mika covers them all in a smorgasbord of hard-hitting old-school industrial, drum’n bass, trip-hop and ambient with a definitive focus on the importance of rhythm to move the mind and feet. [Release page] Mika Goedrijk continues in his exploration of industrial electronics—taking elements of the past and forging them with […]

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Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs (Woe To The Septic Heart!)

Despite Shackleton’s fondness for doomsday scenarios, this is one very uplifting collection. The length and width and breadth and grasp of Shackleton is absolutely equatorial. The artistic trajectory of Shackleton has been impressive to behold. After honing an utterly unique niche in dubstep, inspiring Ricardo Villalobos—probably the most innovative of the past decade’s techno artists—to […]

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M-PeX :: Ignis (Enough)

Fitting for the analogy, Ignis is a perfectly-paced extended player themed on the ideal of Platonic solids, an elegant theory whose aesthetics have delighted mathematicians and architects for millennia. [Release page] As M-PeX, Lisbon’s Marco Miranda gingerly places his pot-bellied Portugese guitar among rubby dubstep bass and rhythms and modest but melodic laptop electronica. The […]

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Takaaaki :: Netsu (Rotoreleif)

Focusing more on the voids buried between beat and bass, Takaaaki finds dark crevasses and pulls them up to the surface with a lively, almost tribal feel. [Release page] Ueda Takaaki (operating under the Takaaki pseudenym) takes minimal dub to a whole new level. He admits in a Rotoreleif press-release that Netsu is not usual […]

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Fabrics :: Refabricated (From A Tree)

Shards of twisted bass, left field tape recordings, broken synthesizers, blistered techno wrangling and an affinity for surreal auditory manipulation keeps Refabricated on its edge as it leans on mysterious iterations of past and future. Skimming our review from July 2011 of Fabrics and the same duo (Greek purveyors of music technology, Vasilis Kesalidis and […]

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Tomoroh Hidari :: The Black Star Variations (Laridae)

Energized minimalism balanced across a heady mix of bass-thumps and tribal transformation keeps this veritable dose of electrons en route. Variations are the spice of life. The endless pursuit of re-creating, adjusting, mutating, altering and fine tuning form the basis for this extended (remix) player, a fractured yet beautiful foray into exp-electronics. Rather than remixing […]

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