Post Tagged with: "Tympanik Audio"

Legiac :: The Voynich Manuscript (Dronarivm)

Legiac leave behind their beat-driven past and evolve into pure ambience. Legiac have put together a lovely release on the Russian Dronarivm label, which finds Roel Funcken and Cor Bolten leaving behind both one Funcken brother and all trace of the crunchy, glitchy beatwork which characterized earlier releases. This new edition, named after “an early […]

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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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Legiac :: The Faex Has Decimated (Tympanik Audio)

It hits so hard and sounds so ear-ticklingly right… There was a time when it seemed like the Funcken brothers released a new album monthly. Under one of their many aliases (Quench, Funckarma, Cane), singly or as collaborations with other artists (Dif:use, Shadow Huntaz), then between 2001 and somewhere around 2006 the joints dropped fast […]

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Poordream :: Ninetynine (Tympanik Audio)

Breakbeat electronica and speeding rhythms with ambient-psychedelic undertones, Ninetynine is romantic and sublime at the core. A beam of light in a vast space of darkness, Ninetynine—from the native Grecian sound designer John Valasis (aka Poordream)—is a conscious musical denary and his third since 2009. Serious and progressive, this release is a meditation that escapes […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Dirk Geiger :: Connected Worlds (Tympanik Audio)

Meticulous ambient decay and refined audio sculptures for the midnight hour. Defying space and time, a surreal blur of sound and vision wisps by like a cool desert breeze over eroded granules of sand. Turbulent percussive patterns emerge from a tribal industrial fog. And with no apparent start or end, minuscule sonic clips dance around […]

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V/A :: Emerging Organisms Vol. 5 (Tympanik Audio)

The selection here follows previous editions’ time-tested mixture of big names and newcomers, blending originals with remixes and collaborations to take the listener on a diverse journey through the state of the world in edgy IDM. Seems like just yesterday I was reviewing a giant Tympanik Audio compilation, but in fact it was 2012 and […]

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Chase Dobson :: Parallel Lines (The Crime League)

Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than with emotion and compositional skill? Is it dark outside? Are you sitting comfortably? Are your speakers and amplifier capable of reproducing audio waveforms with enough energy that you can feel their vibrations on your skin? Are you less concerned with musical genre and formula than […]

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Tangent :: Transience (Tympanik Audio)

Tangent combines dense musical forces that compliment the circular cosmic spot we all inhabit. We wrote about Tangent’s debut 1mk2 (Mindtrick, 2013) described as “…a slice of cosmic detail, broken into ten distinctive fragments that melt together,” and now they’ve reemerged (unsurprisingly) via Tympanik Audio’s conduit for enraptured sonic chaos. Transience doesn’t veer too far […]

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Known Rebel :: Ocelo EP (Mindtrick)

Slowly creeping back and forth in a rhythmic shadowy abyss, the Ocelo EP is a deep-seated electronic billow that doesn’t let up. Known Rebel follows up from the release of Hollow (Typmanik Audio, 2012) with a new home on this brief sojourn with Mindtrick. This time taking on a more tranquilized approach, Ocelo is a four-track […]

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Atiq & EnK :: Embracing The Unknown (Mindtrick)

Embracing The Unknown features enough inventive and complementary material to make it a must for those who really got into Fear Of The Unknown. Embracing The Unknown is an extensive collection of remixes of Atiq & EnK’s 2013 debut, Fear of the Unknown, a joint release by Tympanik Audio and Mindtrick Records. Curating a remix […]

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Anklebiter :: Weight of a Pronoun (The Crime League)

Portland, Oregon based Tanner Volz, aka Anklebiter, wants you to know that without his collaborators, Weight of a Pronoun wouldn’t have happened. “I doubt I would have made another album without those guys,” he said, referring to the half-dozen musicians who make guest appearances on the album, his fifth full-length outing and first on Toronto’s […]

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COMADUSTER :: igloomix

Exclusively for Igloo Magazine, Comaduster crushes old and new school dubstep, fuses glitched out IDM and rewires intense ambient electronic strands into this compellingly crafted new hybrid mix that ably reflects his own intricately assembled style. Sound designer Real Cardinal’s storming debut album Hollow Worlds as Comaduster dropped in June 2013 on Tympanik Audio to massive […]

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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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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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Zinovia :: The Gift Of Affliction (Tympanik Audio)

The Gift Of Affliction exudes a kind of noirish, Mediterranean cool, Zinovia’s love of the piano working in perfect harmony with rich synth strings, smoky fx, jazz influences and the ingenious and pervasive use of melodica. Tympanik Audio has always been great at providing variety and choice to the consumer thanks to its policy of […]

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Totakeke & Disharmony :: Double review (Tympanik Audio)

Totakeke’s latest release Digital Exorcist, his fifth on the label, resting squarely at your eleven-o-clock, and Disharmony’s sophomore album Room 78 so far over to the right you have to crane your neck against the bulky Virtual Light goggles to take it completely in. Imagine sitting in a dingy Seoul internet cafe as the rain […]

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Comaduster :: Hollow Worlds (Tympanik Audio)

 That Hollow Worlds is Cardinal’s debut LP is nothing short of miraculous. Little wonder, then, that it has been such a hotly anticipated release, as there are precious few artists out there capable of creating such finely cut gems as this. When an artist develops a reputation and a following that builds up incredible levels […]

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Atiq & EnK :: Fear Of The Unknown (Tympanik Audio / Mindtrick)

A swirling mix of electronic, classical, trip-hop, dubstep and breakbeat influences permeate Fear of the Unknown, creating a wonderfully cerebral and intriguing experience. Listening to Atiq & EnK’s excellent debut album, Fear of the Unknown, it’s surprising to learn that Pim Arnoldus came from a predominantly metal music background, Guido started off in the promotion […]

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Undermathic :: Indistinct Face (Tympanik Audio)

Undermathic’s Indistinct Face combines the organic sound of his debut album with the exquisite sound design of 10:10PM but substitutes earthiness and vigour with vibrant, crystalline and zen-like beauty. Maciej Paszkiewicz’s last Undermathic album proper was the sweeping epic 10:10PM released on Tympanik Audio on 10/10/2010, and since then there’s been a worthy but uneven, […]

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ATIQ & ENK :: Fear Of The Unknown (Video preview)

Watch a genuinely eerie new video of the stunning “Sim One” by Atiq & EnK from their forthcoming Fear Of The Unknown album. Guido Van Den Brink, owner of Mindtrick Records, and Pim Arnoldus began collaborating in the Netherlands in 2007 and under the name Atiq & EnK have arrived at a deeply atmospheric, complex […]

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Top releases of twenty-twelve

Well over 180 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 an iTunes audio player are also included below. ALAN LOCKETT :: Top […]

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V/A :: Accretion (Tympanik Audio, 5-year Anniversary Compilation)

For fifteen dollars, the price of cappuccinos and pastry for two, you get half a gigabyte of high-quality MP3s, which amount to nearly four hours of music if you played them end to end. [Release page] The first thing you should know about Tympanik Audio’s massive 42-track-long compilation celebrating their five year anniversary is that […]

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Displacer :: Foundation (Hymen)

A mixture of solids, liquids and opaque gases, each piece rattles effortlessly as a series of ingredients melt together in a fuzzy subatomic layer. Submerging ambience, rugged beats and smoldering bass, Foundation peals yet another layer of Displacer’s inspiring audio-visual skills. [Release page] I’ll step forward right now—a slight bias towards Michael Morton’s Displacer alias […]

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Tineidae :: Lights (Tympanik Audio)

Listened to start to finish, through headphones and at volume on speakers, there’s not a track out of place, nor, to Tineidae’s credit, is there filler that ought to have been relegated to a remix EP. [Release page] I should, in fairness, begin this review by stating up front that Lights, the first full-length release […]

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r.roo :: mgnovenie (Tympanik Audio)

The dominant emotion on display in the album is a contemplative moodiness—most tracks are led by acoustic piano melodies, which often interweave with subtly manipulated violin and cello arrangements. [Release page] r.roo has constructed a lovely world on mgnovenie, which comes to us courtesy of Tympanik Audio. The dominant emotion on display in the album […]

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ANODYNE :: Exclusive Studio Mix

Anodyne offers igloomag.com an exclusive mix packed with an abundance of current and classic forms of electro, bass, noise, glitch, electronics and all the creative meanderings of this skilled sonic manipulator. Taking in a plethora of genres and mashing them into one fluid abstract of contagious rhythms, Anodyne’s Studio Mix is a coherent and mind-baffling […]

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Roel Funcken :: Mercury Retrograde (Schematic Music Company)

As the experimental envelop is torn to shreds, Roel Funken offers the Schematic team a futuristic balance of primed electronics tied to leftfield dub extracts and leaves listeners to decipher for themselves how these frequency ranges will interact with their lives. [Release page] There’s really no stopping the Funcken brothers. As Don steps back for […]

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Anklebiter :: Raintree (Tympanik Audio)

A certain calm among the flutter of coherent noise and classical constructs keeps Raintree in a field of contemplative and inspired moods. A flurry of organic audio crumbles are collected, absorbed and manipulated via Tanner Volz’s Anklebiter project on Raintree, his latest effort for Tympanik Audio and perhaps his most emotive to date. Collating a […]

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