Post Tagged with: "Ultimae"

V/A :: Greenosophy chapter II collected by Mizoo (Ultimae)

A beautiful, topnotch output from every facet. The music, the mix, the production, the artwork, everything is constructed with love, passion and expertise. Ultimae and Mizoo start 2017 with a rich, pulsating blast of ambient, downtempo electronica and techno-ish deep trance, provided by a superb, international battery of artists—label regulars and newcomers. A work of […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2016

While other sites might fight to get 1000s down to 50 or 20, at Igloo HQ we’ve refused to don the hair shirt of reducing respective contributor lists to a consensual singularity, in favour of doing justice to diversity via lists that range far and wide, and a congruent preference for letting their multiplicity simply […]

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James Murray :: Eyes to the Height (Ultimae)

With Eyes to the Height Murray takes the Ultimae panoramic sound experience to a new level of idiosyncratic creativity that places him at the forefront of the ambient electronica arena as one of the most innovative and individual sounding artists of our times. James Murray‘s 2008 debut album Where Edges Meet is one of the […]

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James Murray :: Ghostwalk EP Premiere (Ultimae)

British composer James Murray releases a new EP on Ultimae. Scroll down for an exclusive stream. James Murray, one of the most eccentric artists in the Ultimae roster, finally returns to the label, armed with Ghostwalk, his new EP, an amuse-bouche to his forthcoming sophomore album for Ultimae, Eyes to the Height, out later this […]

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A WINTER TRANSMISSION :: Scann-Tec, Marconi Union, AES Dana feat. Miktek, Hoshin,Tortusa

Soon the autumn ghosts will start creeping in and winter will follow. Time to arm ourselves with some suitable, mysterious caressing sounds. Scann-Tec :: Unyt (Ultimae) The Russian producer Vladislav Isaev (a.k.a. Scann-Tec), returns to the influential French purveyor of ambient, downtempo electronica and progressive trance, but this time with a full-length album. Any Ultimae […]

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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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A WINTER TRANSMISSION :: Siavash Amini, Mark Harris, Martin Nonstatic, Flowers for Bodysnatchers

Futuresequence, n5MD, Ultimae and Cryo Chamber charge the winter arena, each with its own pearl of absorbing sonic designs. Siavash Amini :: Subsiding (Futuresequence) With Subsiding, Siavash Amini further establishes himself as a refreshingly unique creative force. Throughout five compositions, the Iran-based expressionist texture maker and dream weaver confidently maneuvers with cinematic grace. He ebbs […]

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MIKTEK :: Panoramic Frequencies Vol. 2 (Ultimae Special Mix Series)

Miktek has created a wonderful sonic stream that smoothly merges post-rock-infused electronica and crafty IDM fragments with spacey ambient downtempo. The second installment in Igloo Magazine’s Ultimae Special Mix Series comes courtesy of skillful sound designer, Mihalis Aikaterinis, aka Miktek, who released his first album for Ultimae back in 2013, and has recently treated us […]

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LARS LEONHARD :: Panoramic Frequencies Vol. 1 (Ultimae Special Mix Series)

Lars Leonhard takes us on a slow-pulsing journey through sonic districts filled with dub techno seduction, micro electronica movements and ghostly ambient whispers. Igloo Magazine is happy to present the first installment of a special mix series dedicated to Ultimae artists. The first mix comes courtesy of skillful sound sculptor Lars Leonhard. A regular both […]

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I AWAKE :: Kaleidoscopic (Igloo Mix)

I Awake has masterfully concocted an eclectic potion of unique tracks from all kinds of corners of the far-flung musical spectrum. The latest chapter in our exclusive mix series comes courtesy of Swedish eccentric sound architect, journey constructor, dream weaver and Ultimae artist: Thomas Huttenlocher, aka I Awake. Thomas has masterfully concocted an eclectic potion of […]

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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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AES Dana feat. Miktek :: Cut. EP (Ultimae)

With the most irresistible IDM-infused dark electronica I have heard in a while, AES Dana and Miktek take us on a highly atmospheric nocturnal ride through futuristic, harsh industrial landscapes. Ultimae artists had joined forces before. In 2004 the first H.U.V.A. Network (AES Dana and Solar Fields) album, Distances, was released. Many consider it a […]

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Asura :: Radio Universe (Ultimae)

As opposed to many other contemporary artists who incorporate elements of seventies space music, Asura manages to sound classic and refreshing rather than clichéd. There’s nothing like starting the winter with an Ultimae release, especially when it’s by French psychedelic ambient downtempo maestro, Mr. Charles Farewell (aka Asura). With a legion of avid fans behind […]

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Circular :: Moon Pool (Ultimae)

The arctic vibes the Circular boys are known for are here, but new flavors have found their way into the mix as well. Moon Pool carries the prestigious panoramic sound of Ultimae with its own distinctive personality. Ah…Norway…really hope to visit there some day. My music collection includes some lovely Norwegian pearls, from many corners […]

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I Awake :: Tierra EP (Ultimae)

After years of traveling the world to perform his music, highly acclaimed Swedish artist I Awake returns with a digital EP and will infuse the whole year with his rich downtempo tracks. Press Release from Ultimae Following his debut album The Core, Swedish composer Thomas Huttenlocher re-enters his alias I Awake and sets his sound […]

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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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V/A :: Oxycanta III (Ultimae)

Winter is ahead, and the twelve tracks on Oxycanta III will go well with the cold gray days. The most narrative-driven and crystallized chapter of the three. An opiate and a stimulator at the same time. I’m not the biggest fan of various artists compilations, but I do enjoy a well-concocted one occasionally, and the […]

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EMOTIONAL FREQUENCIES :: A conversation with Sandrine Gryson

Co-founder and manager of prolific Lyon-based ambient electronica imprint Ultimae Records, Sandrine Gryson (aka Mahiane), is back with a new compilation, a bewitching fruit of hard work and dedication. Oxycanta III features new tracks from Ultimae regulars but also from artists who never released music on the label before. Be prepared to be immersed in […]

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MIKTEK :: Sounds and images

Mihalis Aikaterinis (aka Miktek) talks about Elsewhere, his first full length album on Lyon-based boutique record label, Ultimae. Read further to find out what Mihalis is listening to these days and check out the lovely album video teaser created by Magnus Birgersson if you haven’t yet. Igloo :: Hey there Mihalis. Please tell us a […]

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Miktek :: Elsewhere (Ultimae)

Twelve rhythmically-driven and highly spacious tracks assemble a journey soaked in atmosphere. Prolific Lyon-based record label, Ultimae, strikes again—this time with a beautiful set of reflective downtempo electronica tracks by Greek artist Mihalis Aikaterinis (aka Miktek). After releasing an album on Abstrakt Reflections, and being featured on two various artists compilations on Ultimae, Miktek provides […]

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Solar Fields :: Origin # 02 (Ultimae)

Solar Fields serves us with another high quality album, full of effective build ups with finely timed emotional outbursts, and heavenly deep-dive ambience, pushing the frontiers of his own self-created sonic universe one step further. In a recent interview Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields said to me: “I don’t like to categorize my music in […]

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SOLAR FIELDS :: Interview + exclusive album taste from Origin # 02 (Ultimae)

One of Ultimae Records‘ most admired artists, a high-tech sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, and a true master of ambient, downtempo electronica and progressive trance; Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields is back with his twelfth album: Origin # 02—a diverse yet coherent retrospective journey through previously unreleased tracks composed between 2003 and 2009. All the tracks […]

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Digital Transmissions :: Nuit Hypnotique 4: Live Recordings (Ultimae)

Ultimae Records charges the digital front with three new releases of rare live recordings from the Morpheus Lounge and Espace Atlas Auditorium of La Filature in Mulhouse. The live sets were performed and recorded during the forth Nuit Hypnotique (Hypnotic Night) event that took place in 2011. All three releases were mastered for a better […]

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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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AES Dana :: Pollen (Ultimae)

Darkly seductive yet luminous and uplifting, Pollen will definitely work on the more intelligent and eccentric dance floors out there, but will be even more effective and rewarding if listened to attentively at home, alone, at night. This is high-tech, original and moving electronic music that possesses an attractive, intricate futuristic nature. [Release page] French composer Vincent […]

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Connect.Ohm :: 9980 (Ultimae)

Intricate, pristine, spacey, restrained yet exhilarating ambient electronica that will keep you warm during the cold winter months ahead. [Release page] Lyon based record label, Ultimae Records, the ECM of ambient and downtempo electronica some might say, delivers another release of capturing panoramic beauty. This time it’s a collaborative album made by Paris based sound […]

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