Post Tagged with: "ZCKR"

Delayscape :: Aether (ZCKR)

For all intents and purposes it looked like Delayscape would remain a digital artist, popping up here and there with a track or a tape. ZCKR have taken the step and rightfully brought him to vinyl. An album of cheerful and soulful electronics, one that is soothing and utterly charming. In a less than obvious […]

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Sebastian Reuschel :: The World is Shit (ZCKR)

Across two tracks, some twenty five minutes of music, field recordings, live music and machine groans are brought together. I’d the recent joy of moving flat. I know moving is a pain in the arse for anybody, but for the record collector it’s an especially harrowing experience. Boxing up two thousand plus records is no […]

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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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Breaklab :: Reet (ZCKR)

Ambient is the style pursued across the five installations. Resonance, echo, fade and decay are the central tools. No tracks are titled, in fact they somewhat merge into one another. I was listening to Will Self recently. If you don’t know him he’s a droll character. His voice has languid quality but his written, and […]

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Stig Inge :: Bremen (ZCKR)

Stig Inge continues to hammer his hometown, subjecting its denizens to his brand of addled electronics, stretched sounds and fearful shades. I was chatting to a mate recently about how my penchant for industrial techno had been developing. I’m not a fan of the term. Standing solo. Industrial. Techno. They work as terms. Together they […]

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Qnete :: Grey City Anthem (ZCKR)

Subtle changes, a rinse or decay, allows for new avenues of depravity to open. Trebles knobs are ripped out as melodies are sent spiraling into shrapnel, that knife-like rhythm keeping time. I’ve waxed lyrical before about my disdain for single –sided records. Puns aside, it’s always been a bit of a sore point for me. […]

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DROWNED RECORDS :: From Bremen with bite

Drowned Records has some similar characteristics to ZCKR. Both labels have released music from Qnete, a homegrown talent with a penchant for raw and thumping electronics, and both like to turn their attention to the idea of local artists. I don’t know much about Bremen. I know where it is, North Germany. It’s a sizable […]

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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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V/A :: Grey City (ZCKR)

Grey City is far from ashen. Leaden clouds hang over some tracks, deluges of audio hail pummeling the unsuspecting listener. But that is just with certain pieces. Sunshine breaks, puddles form and evaporate, skies turn from golden to black before returning to azure. Tautology is a terrible thing. But it can be hard to get […]

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Qnete :: Untitled (ZCKR)

The strong steady percussion bends and buckles under its own weight, harmonies squeezed through by the sheer force of snare and cymbal. Solid Techno from this new source. ZCKR Records seems to embrace any, or all, styles. To date the Bremen imprint has shied away from the spotlight. The club night come label scurried past […]

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Anom Vitruv :: Untitled (ZCKR)

The tracks are unashamedly experimental, noise jarring into harmonies that are washed over by Industrial pangs and hardship. Rhythm patterns are warped, bent and reconfigured as Vitruv pulls and stretches 4/4 convention. Experimental is one of the most under-represented genres within Electronic music. But, of late more disparate elements have begun to be absorbed. Techno, […]

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