Archive for the Electronic Category
Icelandic producer Isar Logi Arnarsson aka Cold originally released ‘Strobe Light Network’ on Thule Records in 1995. Traversing iridescent, hallucinatory electronics and submerged, slow dub techno rhythms, the 15 minute beauty was picked up by Sven Väth as the closing track of Love Parade 1996, and now 23 years later […]
Drawn from some 30 years of Pablo’s Eye material, ‘Dark Matter’ oscillates between the shadowy feels found in their ‘Spring Break’ compilation, and their rhythm-driven inclinations from the stunning ‘Bardo For Pablo’ 12”. As Stroom so beautifully put it, the sound of Pablo’s Eye “is a temporary atmosphere, like a […]
Touched Music and Furthur Electronix two forward thinking labels have merged together to put out exclusive compilations. Putting some of the best music in the electronic genre in one place.
After Liquid Liquid disbanded in 1985 I continued to record electronic music at my home studio inEdison,New Jerseybut I decided to mix the songs for “Concepts” at another studio so I could have another set of ears to help with the mixes. I was lucky when I looked in the […]
Paper Dollhouse is the production alias of Astrud Steehouder and Nina Bosnic. Having previously recorded albums for Jane Weaver and Finders Keepers’ Bird imprint, plus the Folklore Tapes and Night School labels. The Sky Looks Different Here arrives via the group’s independently ran MoonDome imprint. Paper Dollhouse have collaborated and […]
In between the re-releases of the two legendary Drexciya albums released on Tresor in 99 and 01, the Berlin techno institute is proud to re-present Transllusions *Mind Over Positive and Negative Dimensional Matter*, the 12 inch single which originally accompanied the album *The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate*.
This is a special guy. Rare among fine musicians is one who never bit the industry weenie. This guy never did. He’s done nothing but superior work just the way he hears it. An understanding of space within the music, nothing there that doesn’t need to be and an attention […]
Flammende Herzen, which means Flaming Hearts in English, is a blissful concoction of motorik beats beneath Rother’s trademark shimmering, soaring melodies. It’s easy to see why it was a big hit when it was first released (apparently outselling all of Rother’s albums with Neu! combined). Truly gorgeous instrumental compositions that […]
On Katzenmusik, Rother moves more and more into New Age territory, mellowing out even further than on previous solo efforts. The blue sky, fluffy white clouds, and arcing jet-trail of the cover photo are well-evoked by the music inside. Twelve untitled, again all-instrumental tracks, with guitar and synth lines floating […]
Sterntaler is from 1977 and is Rother’s second solo work recorded by Conny Plank and featuring Can’s Jaki Liebezeit on drums. Similar in scope and feel to Cluster’s more pastoral efforts, namely Sowiesoso, Rother’s signature gliding guitar playing is recognizable throughout. Think Neu! light. And that’s not a diss. Put […]
The Senja Recordings is a collection of various outdoor recordings and studio improvisations recorded on the island of Senja, Arctic Norway, between 2015 and 2018. Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen, a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalog of ambient electronic music. He is well […]
Double LP version. From beyond our universe, the Alientronic invasion arrives on Planet Earth. One of the great ambassadors of Berlin techno, Ellen Allien presents her brand new album Alientronic. This is a body of work rooted in the city where it was recorded, Ellen’s home and the place where […]
On Intemporel, Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma blend their strong individual personalities in a single trip on the edge of time. Their kosmiche music is pure, magnificent, and elegant, an intergalactic hypnosis that seems to tell of distant times, a millenary vortex of a lost era. In the first phase […]
With the demise of Wire in 1980, founding members Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis joined forces to create Dome. With the assistance of engineer Eric Radcliffe and his Blackwing Studio, Dome took the ethic of “using the studio as a compositional tool” and recorded and released three albums on their […]
As a genuine vanguard of electronic music composition at the forefront of the modular synthesizer revolution in the late 1960s, Suzanne Ciani’s forward-thinking approach to new music would rarely look to the past for inspiration, which makes this unheard composition from 1969 a rare exception to the collective futurist vision […]
Definitive Hospital Productions artist Jim Mroz, aka Lussuria, follows duties on Prurient’s Rainbow Mirror LP and an appearance on Vatican Shadow’s Berghain 09 mix/compilation with a new opus worthy of comparison to his dank ambient classics, American Babylon (2012) and Industriale Illuminato. In the foreboding Three Knocks, Lussuria limns an […]
Double LP version. Special Request returns from hibernation with Vortex, an album he made in his underpants. Of the new material, he says, “I had a right fucking doss making this. Fuck all that conceptual guff m888” The music here is strictly bowel-evacuating bangers; those of a nervous disposition should […]
LP version. Obi strip; Includes insert. Wewantsounds present a reissue of Akiko Yano’s Iroha Ni Konpeitou, originally released in 1977. Another superb Akiko Yano album and one of her funkiest, highlighting her singing and songwriting talents. Iroha Ni Konpeitou is perhaps Akiko Yano’s best-known album in the Western world not […]
How is it even possible for one to produce something so unique and beautiful? In Love With a Ghost is that classic lofi sound you’ve always wanted on vinyl. Get that very special discography (songs from 2015 and 2016) on limited edition LP.
Pale Bloom finds Sarah Davachi coming full circle. After abandoning the piano studies of her youth for a series of albums utilizing everything from pipe and reed organs to analog synthesizers, this prolific Los Angeles-based composer returns to her first instrument for a radiant work of quiet minimalism and poetic […]
Jacob Long’s reductionist rhythmic ambient vessel, Earthen Sea, ebbs towards a more purely elemental state on his second excursion for Kranky, Grass And Trees. He describes the creative process as one of “simplifying things as much as possible,” designing uncluttered spaces traced in nothing but breath, field recordings, and “sounds […]
Is another EP from D.K. about to land on Antinote while the first one has been announced only a month ago? Well, this looks very much like a series and – spoiler alert – Riding For A Fall EP is the second installment in a trilogy. With a BPM crossing […]
2019 repress. After the re-release of Drexciya’s Neptune’s Lair and Transllusion’s The Opening of the Cerebral Gate, Harnessed the Storm is the third album in Tresor Records’ great Drexciya reissue program. Originally released in 2002, Harnessed the Storm was conceived as the opening chapter of the legendary Seven Storms — […]