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V/A :: Gravity Well (Renraku)

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:57:25 +0000

Almost a year after its release, Gravity Well exhibits a mind-bending assortment that doesn’t let up—not a dud to be found, each piece is a well-oiled machine churning out abrasive glitch-hop electronics from the center of this circular cosmic spot. Roel Funcken (of Funckarma, Legiac) noted last week that the Renraku Global Media’s Gravity Well was “…the […]

Junq :: Just Get On With It (Revoke)

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:12:21 +0000

“When it rains it pours.” The old Irish summertime saying can certainly be applied to Junq. Following almost five years of silence the British artist releases two 12”s in the space of six months with more musical treats in store. Following his recent outing on Furthur Electronix, Junq is crossing over to Revoke for an […]

V/A :: Errormatic Vol.2 (Clean Error)

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:56:23 +0000

Clean Error delivers on their promise of intramural dynamics, and we wholeheartedly agree. EV2 is an auditory backdrop that is equal parts abstract strands and precision electronics for 2018. With the influx of experimental electronic music pouring in, it can be difficult to sift through the best of the best, but it’s the DIY imprints […]

Pakun Jaran :: Sekt EP (Kaometry)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:29:51 +0000

A multifaceted brainstorm of sweet electronic diffusion. The geometry of chaos, as the label puts it, is in full-effect with Sekt. Pakun Jaran is new to these ears, but hopefully not for long. The France-based producer showcases on Kaometry with a 6-track EP titled Sekt. The title-track a plethora of soundtrack, bass-laden, and digital signal processing, there’s a […]

exm / Mitoma :: I​/​0 DISC EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 20:14:10 +0000

The fractured tempo of I​/​0 DISC may ebb and flow with exquisite jagged thuds, however, it’s also the perfect assemblage of rigorous experimental electronic (listening) music for both mind and body. Fans interested in the moody/beat-centric substructures from musicians such as Einoma, Autechre, and Richard Devine will revel in this cross-pollinated auditory manifest. Written by […]

Yann Novak :: The Future is a Forward Escape Into the Past (Touch)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 19:03:45 +0000

“Taking from drone, musique concrète, found sound and electroacoustic music, the Dragon’s Eye man’s recorded fields are laptopped and trailed into sonorous stases that seem to stem from the liminal to an ineffable occluded vastness. In which Yann Novak muses on ‘the inevitable progression of time, our relationship to the past, and our distortion of the past through […]

Unidentified :: #002 (Shimmering Moods)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:52:26 +0000

A wide sonic spectrum where ghostly aerial tones meet micro noises and altered melodic weirdness. The constellation of DIY indie labels never ceased to grow up during the past years and Shimmering Moods is now one crucial actor in this field of musical editions. This micro label offers high-quality printed albums assorted by digitals—the whole […]

Ficture :: Filled Spaces EP (Audiobulb)

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:52:59 +0000

Filled Spaces does just as the title suggests— filling skewed audio bits with emotion, subtle vocal samples, nostalgic drones, and fuzzy IDM tentacles. Audiobulb has, over the years, created an open platform for new (and established) musicians operating on the fringes of glitchy electronic experiments both in soundtrack-driven ambient nuggets as well as upfront beat-centered […]

V/A :: Trame Due (Minimal Rome)

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:08:34 +0000

Trame Due is far from a collection of straight up cuts of electro or red blooded techno, instead this latest compilation from Minimal Rome journeys down a more thought-provoking line. Across two generously proportioned LPs, a spread cerebral sonic expressions are etched with varying levels of abstraction. Time. It slips by. Nowhere can the axiom […]

Dalham :: Janus (Public House)

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:46:23 +0000

The convergence of eroded melodies and washed-out downtempo percussion allows Janus to explore otherworldly sonic kaleidoscopes with resounding, and lasting integrity. What do Crisopa, Syntaks, Secret Frequency Crew, and Boards of Canada have in common with the mysterious Dalham? Well, there’s probably not a direct line to Dalham, however, one should easily find a relationship in […]

Hakobune :: Obelisk (Polar Seas)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:57:29 +0000

The compositional architecture of this album is mainly focused on an avalanche of guitar drone noises and clusters with slow variations into it, mixing consonances / dissonances with a convincing ability. Polar Seas is an indie label based in Toronto, Ontario and entirely devoted to ambient music explorations, atmospheric drones and deep listening. The label […]

Production Unit Xero :: Post African Repetitions (Heterodox)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:47:13 +0000

Post African Repetitions represents a lofty, cohesive concept: to evoke emotional responses to Mills’ understanding of himself as a product of the African diaspora and an individual with a deep-seated interest in spirituality and mysticism through the medium of IDM-infused electronic music. Portland, Oregon’s Ramon Mills has ambitions. So far in 2018, he’s released three […]

Ivan Shopov & Monolog :: Veracity EP (Subtrakt)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:19:17 +0000

The careful trajectory of beats, bass, and slow-moving distortion keeps this EP in a surreal state of fluctuating beauty. Emulsified electronic debris, mutating, slow motion glitch, and bass infested mayhem all seem to roll by at a slow pace on the Veracity, a joint effort EP between Ivan Shopov and Monolog. Shape-shifting ambient nodes are […]

Atom™ & Lisokot :: Walzerzyklus (Raster Media)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:00:43 +0000

There’s so much clever and so little content in Walzerzyklus that it’s tempting to to brush it off as an exercise in style over substance. Like so much of Uwe Schmidt’s work, however, the borderline insane amount of style on show here is matched by substance in spades. The technical and structural limitations Schmidt has […]

Media Files:

Soccer96 :: Rewind (Slowfoot)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 22:45:09 +0000

Remember that infamous house party where Prince Paul and DJ Premier did a bunch of designer drugs with Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada then all the members of Tortoise came by with a crate or two of top shelf 100% Agave tequila? And they drank it all! Then Timbaland stopped by and they flew […]

Flint Kids :: Gec Alsthom 1996 EP (Kaometry)

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:59:02 +0000

Gec Alsthom 1996 is an emotive tug and pull, the glitch elements stretched to maximum tension while friendly cohorts offer their deconstructed renditions. Flint Kids (aka Danny Nolan) flexes and contorts his latest extended player with distilled sonic whiplash. Always known to meld a series of leftfield sound effects (formerly the duo of Danny Nolan […]

Steven Rutter :: Brain Fog (FireScope)

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:54:51 +0000

This is music to calm the spirit, to escape the daily torments and to alleviate anger and pain. In short, an accomplished achievement from an artist who laid the foundations of electronic music and continues to create and innovate like few others. I’ve waxed lyrical more than once, and can guarantee I will again, about […]

Rand Weiss :: /139bda EP (Kaer’Uiks)

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:45:19 +0000

Cleverly skewed, beat-infested electricity is perhaps this EP’s strong point—one that takes an extra listen to discover its abundant idiosyncrasies. Five tracks spread across 20-minutes, Rand Weiss offers the snap, crackle, and pop for glitched out, extraterrestrial electronics. The minuscule scratches tucked between each beat are elevated by distorted breaks, off-kilter rhythms, and a blips’n […]

V/A :: Tone Science No​.​1 – Structure and Forces (Tone Science, DiN)

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:42:08 +0000

Contemporary Modular Synthesizer Compositions: Structures and Forces beautifully shifts from conceptual electronic experimentations to ambient galactic sounds around modular synthesis. A pleasant intellectual meditation on analogue soundwaves. With his new sub-label and compilation project Ian Boddy (80s pioneer electronic sound artist and founder / leader of the DiN laboratory since 1999) aspires to launch a handful of […]

Rolando Simmons :: World Building (Love Love)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:03:10 +0000

Ranging from electro breaks, to acid techno—the album is highly danceable and features incredible melodies that you will most likely be humming to yourself after a couple of listens. The latest album from Rolando Simmons on UK-based Love Love Records is his most complete and cohesive work to date. From the memorable opening bass line […]

Dissolved :: Tangled Prismatics (Daddy Tank)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:39:47 +0000

Tangled Prismatics is an abridged sound-escape, one that allows the listener to venture into a psychedelic electronic branch of music that is at once abstract but easily buried into the subconscious with colorful and dissolved patterns. Dissolved resides in these lost corridors—crafting crunchy mood shifted beats and tangled notes that are essential aural transmissions. Dissolved continues […]

Day Before Us :: Adorned Path Of Stillness (Twilight, GH Records)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:11:59 +0000

‘Odd literature, ghostly presence, angelology’–things from which Philippe Blache claims inspiration for his ‘antipop-cinematic-nocturnal-melancholic soundscapes’ as Day Before Us; ‘solemn soundscaping ritualism, dada-esque hypnopedies and soundtracky ambiences,’ visible variously on Petroglyph, Kadaath, Cathedral Transmissions, and Rage in Eden, including a collaboration with Nimh. Adorned Path Of Stillness, is a sixth Day Before Us, the second to feature Natalya Romashina’s vocals and lyrics augmenting […]

Kernkrach / Hertz-Schrittmacher :: A 2017 Retrospective

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:29:02 +0000

Kernkrach has just done what it does, unearth and release exciting electro pop, cold wave and synthesizer music. The focus of late has been on the Hertz-Schrittmacher arm of the parent imprint and the results are, as ever, something very special. It’s been a couple of years since I put finger to keyboard for Kernkrach, […]

Ugasanie :: Ice Breath Of Antarctica (Cryo Chamber)

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:05:27 +0000

Ice Breath Of Antarctica radically embraces the most visceral and abstract path of isolationist ambient minimalism with a collection of deep drone environmental pieces. Ugasanie is a highly productive dark drone ambient project coming Belarus. This is one regular project to be signed on Cryo Chamber. Titled Ice Breath Of Antartica, this new release radically […]

Loud Neighbor :: Interference Pattern (Detroit Underground)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:14:19 +0000

Taking a minimalist approach to sparse, echoed electronic music with crystallized bleeps, Loud Neighbor reveals all manner of noise machines elevated by crisp beats on Interference Pattern. Taking a minimalist approach to sparse, echoed electronic music with crystallized bleeps, Loud Neighbor reveals all manner of noise machines elevated by crisp beats on Interference Pattern. “Kosmonauten” […]

Belong :: October Language (Spectrum Spools)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:40:44 +0000

9 years on, Spectrum Spools presents a pristine vinyl cut with reimagined album art, physical copies including a download card and three rare tracks from the Tour EP of the same era. And whether or not it was about Katrina, the ’gaze-blazing album now comes out in a different context, offering other meaning potential, nuanced […]

kon001 :: 65489 CETO (Pulse Drift)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:21:35 +0000

An artist with a deftness of touch, this Athenean newcomer bridges the gap between the colder side of machine music and warmer shades of electronica and techno with, what appears to be, masterful ease. Hopefully this is only the first release of many from this new talent. “The last track comes from an unknown entity, […]

V/A :: Element: Earth (Electronic Leatherette)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:26:33 +0000

As for Element: Earth, this first outing has set the bar high with a 12” that displays the breadth and depth of the ever mutating style that is pigeonholed as electro but, as we all know, is much much more. Based on this first release, I’ve a feeling this will be a label to keep […]

Frank Bretschneider :: Lunik (Shitkatapult)

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:27:41 +0000

An excellent addition to the legendary Shitkatapult catalog and a great standalone album—Lunik is also good for midnight rides and dancehall spins alike. Lunik is the new full length from Berlin-based Frank Bretschneider. Simply put, it’s an incredible album evoking a variety of moods and emotions from within a select and sparse network of sound and […]