Post Tagged with: "Warp"

B12 :: Electro Soma II Re-Issue (Warp)

For those of you who missed Electro Soma, I’m envious. You now have the opportunity to delve into an album of inspirational electronic music, an album that few others have been able to equal; until now. Electro Soma II is not the same as its predecessor but it is made out of the same synthesizer […]

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Chaperone mix :: Music inspired by train travel (Rail Cables)

Chaperone recently provided Igloo with an exclusive promotional mix created especially for the Rail Cables Series featuring music from Tangerine Dream, Rice Twins, Hot Guts, B.Fleischmann and others. On the 7th of August Rail Cables are releasing a cassette featuring new music from long serving Warp Records experimentalist Mira Calix, Newcastle Drums and electronics newcomers […]

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Freeform :: Rewind Above/Below/Beyond (Bedroom Research)

It’s 2017, and Freeform is finally making a comeback on Bedroom Research under the umbrella title: Rewind. Thanks to label-owner Matthieu Debliqui’s exhaustive scouring of Pyke’s archives, Rewind is a sprawling three-part retrospective presenting previously unreleased material, with each album focusing on a particular period of his extensive discography. When you think of veterans from […]

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Clark :: Death Peak (Warp)

Death Peak delivers on its promise of hidden mysteries with repeated listenings. Never retro nor settling; across nine albums he maintains constant forward momentum as a musician and artist. Clark, as a veteran of Warp Record’s roster, has recorded an album that lands all over the musical spectrum, pinging different genres as he moves on to […]

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Autechre :: Incunabula, Amber, Tri-Repetae (Warp)

As cynical one might feel about reissues, however, they can sometimes be nothing short of stellar, absolutely warranted, and in the case of much out of print early Autechre, long overdue. For the longest time there’s been something incongruous about the idea of listening to Autechre on vinyl, a medium whose inherent limitations Booth and […]

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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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“This is Analogical Force. The club. The label. The music.” :: Beneath Madrid

What Analogical Force are doing is releasing a wide range of electronics with definite nods to the past whilst searching for new talent. What they are doing is bringing international music and talent to the Spanish capital, the next being B12 performing Electro Soma live. 90s Britain and electronic music are synonymous. Skam. B12. Warp. […]

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FireScope :: Born from the heart of B12, an interview with Steven Rutter

Talking to Steven Rutter, we discussed the decision to set up the new platform. This “singular vision” is without his age old partner in crime, Mike Golding, and “out of respect for him” the “choice was to start something fresh and free.” Peru. Not a place known as a hotbed of electronic music, but it’s […]

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Autechre :: elseq 1–5 (Warp)

By taking their programmed music to the next level, what Autechre have presented here is a snapshot of what Brian Eno has been perfecting all these years: generative and constantly shifting music that could effectively just run forever, with every moment unique as a snowflake. You could run most of the tracks on elseq 1-5 […]

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Solar Bears :: Advancement (Sunday Best)

Reversed playback, ambiguous ambience and an emotive shoegaze kaleidoscope are spread about as orchestral arrangements are smoothed into decayed soundscapes of dust and debris. Time-lapsed audio photography of the cinematic kind is revealed on Solar Bears’ third album Advancement, a sun-soaked macrocosm of electronic beauty. Taking off from their krautrock drenched outings on Planet Mu, here […]

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Plaid :: The Digging Remedy (Warp)

Firmly back where they belong: luring us in with quirky, brightly colored and accessible melodies, then trapping us in their dizzying maze of surprise, delight and hidden depths. Keep digging. There’s never been a dull moment in the near twenty-five years spent exploring the plaid-wallpapered, carpeted, upholstered, veneered and lacquered dwellings architected by the inimitable […]

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**Stream exclusive—Sote :: Hyper-urban 20 30 EP (Ge-stell)

Stream exclusive! “Hyper-urban 20 30 continues Sote’s path of beatless electronic music that aims for the brain to send movement signals to the rest of the body. Electronic music with a heavy focus on rhythm and synthesis without using any fashionably expected percussive sounds such as [an] everyday kick, snare and hi-hat.” Ge-stell is releasing an […]

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Mark Pritchard :: Under The Sun (Warp)

It may take a while to really click, but when it does you’ll find Under The Sun really gets under the skin. It’s a potent mix of styles expertly ordered and meticulously produced by Pritchard, and one of the best things to come out on Warp in some time. The musical career of the indefatigable […]

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B12 :: Transient Life (De:Tuned)

Instead this quartet is introspective and pondering, thoughtful and reflective; a slight glance back to the “Soundtrack of Space” before a firm gaze into an all too human future. Few people were as excited as myself when B12 announced their return to music some six years ago. They had always been one of my favorite […]

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B12 :: Orbiting Souls (Delsin)

Orbiting Souls vividly recalls that mid-nineties period when B12 were in their element whilst also sounding classically timeless, perhaps even more so than some of their earlier work. There’s no denying the pivotal role Mike Golding and Steve Rutter’s B12 label and moniker played in the development of the UK’s early electronica, techno and IDM […]

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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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Delsin delivers B12’s Orbiting Souls

Behind the title, Orbiting Souls, is the artist (Rutter alone here) reflecting on a friend’s demise, projecting a sense of surroundedness by souls departed. B12. A name resonating with myths of the recent past. Along with the likes of The Black Dog, Baby Ford, and other lesser lights (e.g. LA Synthesis, lately spotted here), B12 is redolent of a strain of […]

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AUTECHRE :: Live @ 3S ArtSpace (Portsmouth, NH Oct-2015)

An Autechre live show in 2015 is an almost indescribable event. Imagine, if you will, a hundred thousand metallic wasps swarming in the midst of a gathering tornado. Autechre brought their live show to the US this fall and as usual didn’t disappoint while the support acts were somewhat hit and miss. I caught them at the […]

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Squarepusher :: Damogen Furies (Warp)

In its own twisted way, Damogen Furies provides a dialogue between sub-genres where Squarepusher, as one of the interlocutors, swallows whole the other and vomits a severely changed amalgamation between the current ‘popular’ techniques used in the sub-genres and his own personality. Some guy :: “Okay, Tom, how about if for your next album we […]

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Aphex Twin :: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP (Warp)

A bold experiment which unveils a whole new perspective on our beloved Aphex. Something potent is brewing over in the Aphex Twin camp. After years of silence he hits us with the phenomenal Syro and now barely 4-months later we have Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 and my what a different beast it is. Billed […]

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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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V/A :: 5 Years of De:Tuned (De:Tuned)

Across this five disc archive are some of the men who founded electronic music, names that breathed life into the genre and inspired a generation. Whether a newcomer to Techno or an aging ear, this is a once in a quarter century collection; the likes of which won’t be seen again for a long time. […]

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Clark :: Clark (Warp)

Where previous Clark albums consciously tried to destroy the listener’s eardrums, Clark invites you to revel in the magnificence of structure. Who is Chris Clark? The once young signee to Warp Record’s roster has been constantly evolving in ways that often seem unpredictable. Clark’s first releases combined his penchant for wild IDM and bass heavy […]

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Aphex Twin :: Syro (Warp)

While we wait for the earth shattering material, though, Syro is a nice reminder that the genius is alive and well. As an artist, Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) is a true innovator. A brilliant quasi-autistic mind that always seems to go beyond the limits of electronic music. But as a “public” figure, Richard […]

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Boards Of Canada :: Hi Scores EP (Reissue) (Skam)

Hi Scores proves that Boards Of Canada were skilled sound designers from the start. In their debut EP for Skam, Boards Of Canada signaled a new way of arranging sounds. It was simultaneously hip-hop and ambient, half IDM, half trip-hop. Thanks to the new reissue we can enjoy the innovative work that sowed the seeds […]

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Babe Rainbow :: Falling Apart (Kinky Beggar)

Whereas most artists struggle to go back to that initial sound, Babe Rainbow has quit the schizophrenic experimenting of his early days and has now settled into the minimally yet expansive sounds of ambient music. Needless to say, it’s a nice fit. In 2010’s Shaved (Warp), Babe Rainbow sounded both aggressive and dangerous. An artist […]

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Eno Hyde :: High Life (Warp)

High Life works because it disposes with the guest spots and instead gets to the good stuff: Eno and Hyde’s minds. For people that have put out two albums in a row, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde don’t sound too tired. In fact, their second album High Life shows two artists at the top of […]

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DE:TUNED :: “Sounds like something from the 90s, no?”

Resurrecting the sounds of the 90s. I’ve a soft spot for Techno. It’s the genre that introduced me to electronic music and has quite a bit of nostalgia attached to it for me. It’s also the kind of genre I’ll happily, and drunkenly, start ranting about at parties. UK imprints like A13, B12, New Electronica […]

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Squarepusher x Z-Machines :: Music For Robots EP (Warp)

“To make music using instrument-playing robots fascinates me. People have often assumed that for music to be emotionally powerful it has to come directly from a human hand, whereas I disagree with that, and enjoy proving these people wrong. This project is an excellent way of exploring that area more.” So began the promotional video […]

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