Archive for the Electronic Category
Brainwaltzera debuts on FILM. The anonymous producer, whose work has already received online approval from legendary British IDM auteur Aphex Twin, offers up an extended EP for the Berlin based imprint. The compositions on Aescoba EP are of similarly high caliber. Varied in approach and marrying both electronic and acoustic […]
With considerable time under the bridge for Hanson to reflect upon his self-titled debut and 20 years of genre-defining productions as Convextion and E.R.P., it feels like he’s really taken stock of his sound and perfectly identified where to take it with 2845; plotting out a luxurious sci-fi cinematic soundfield […]
Edward returns with his second album – melancholic electronic grooves abound on this atmispheric triple pack with beautiful screen printed sleeve on untreated cardboard.
Detroit trio Cosmic Handshakes finally take time away from their solo careers to follow up their 2013 debut “The Delicate Details” with their debut album In The Mist. As you’d expect from Blair French and Todds Cochell and Modes, the result is a detail-rich trip with full focus on the […]
Marking his first appearance on Northern Electronics, Copenhagen’s Rune Bagge delivers a debut album of capricious rhythms set against the thrilling glare of an icy daybreak. There are some remarkably magnetic moments to be found in the ambient pieces on ‘Pink Dreams,’ though the friction burns from ‘Five Elements’ and […]
It would be fair to say that this release is fairly significant. It showcases material recorded – but never released – by former Tangerine Dream and Iggy Pop drummer Klaus Kruger throughout the 1980s. Variously inspired by kosmiche, Berlin School ambient, the cyclical movements of avant-garde American minimalism, the polyrhythms […]
The foreboding title of Anthony Linell’s latest EP doesn’t come as an unnecessary warning. If you’re inclined, ‘Alienation From Self’ presents a stern collection of tracks that thrill and bite in their severe austerity. For the less inclined, the machine-precise claustrophobia might just signal that it’s time to leave.
Helo. Slow down. Mind the gap. Careful. Little steps. Everything is fragile. Small pieces. Tiny elements. Some do fit. Making parts. Add. Add. Add. Layer. Build. Ninze & Okaxy with their first appearance on Laut & Luise, having constructions in their lightest form. No heavy machinery, no rattling noises. Fine […]
British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall is the newest signing to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder family. The 24 year old has a fistful of releases under his belt, the distillation of myriad influences from hip-hop cut ’n’ paste culture, 80s Eurobeat, Hi-NRG and Italo into lithe, irresistible, raw […]
For the past two years, Nils Frahm has been building a brand new studio and making music at Funkhaus in Berlin. Out of that time came not only his 7th album, the universally acclaimed All Melody, but a huge amount of additional material, of which Encores 1 is the first […]
Peppered with AFXian bleeps, samples of drunk pals and comically solemn TV voice overs, Proc Fiscal renders a sort of ambient grime that reflects both his personal sonic ecology in a way that should resonate with most other folk of his generation. The club isn’t necessarily in mind here, as Insula is […]
In the 1990s the collaboration between influential German artists Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook led to the famous The Dark Side of the Moog series. The first album Wish You Were There is based on the Pink Floyd title “Wish You Were Here”. It’s an hour-long journey into space territory […]
Pete Nalook and Klaus Schulze’s The Dark Side Of The Moog project almost single-handedly crystalised the term ‘ambient’ to describe a genre of music where listeners could float carefree into a world of endless sonic possibilities, and free from the constraints of formats relying on dance needs. The second edition […]
First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Forty years since its creation, Jon Hassell’s Fourth World aesthetic remains a powerful influence on modern electronic music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing, fragments of performance […]
Separated from both its reputation and its sleeve art, the music of Muslimgauze explores the relationship of visual sensations — space, color, depth, illusion — to the listening experience. The music on Maroon is dub-like inspired techno music, laidback with voices appearing randomly in the mix. The thick drums and […]
Now including three original bonus tracks plus IVVVO’s remix of Inside You, we can safely consider this the definitive, director’s cut edition of a modern classic. The likes of his Cure edit, Open To The Dark and the smudged knew age psychedelia of Distortion of Time have lost none of […]
‘LillyGood Party!’ is the brand new BBE compilation from highly respected Swiss DJ Alex Attias. Taking its name from a party he runs in his native Lausanne, LillyGood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label, now on its 4th release. Refecting the music he plays at […]
!K7 are pleased to announce Forest Swords as the next curator of the ever essential DJ-Kicks series. Following acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune and Tri Angle, soundtrack and installation work, and remixes of the likes of Bjork, Barnes has curated a 25-track compilation that draws a line between inspirations, and […]
Following two previous excursions into degraded tape loops, fuzzed out ambience, and bittersweet moments of tenderness, O$VMV$M return to IDLE HANDS to complete a trilogy of LP’s with 12 vignettes from the underbelly of the Bristol scene. Same title, but different from 2016 LP.
2017 saw the first two stunning installments of the series and a critically acclaimed compilation for “DJ KICKS”. 2018 is starting off good with the breakbeats, euphoric melodies, & synths of A-side “TEMPLES” matched by the glistening arpeggios & galloping house of “HYPER SECONDS”.
Originally released in 1996 on APHEX TWIN’s legendary, now-defunct REPHLEX label, the seminal 6-track EP was one of earliest releases to make a connection between contemporary IDM/electronix & 80’s synth pop. Initially reissued in 2017 and now repressed again!
Double LP version. Bureau B present a reissue of Heldon’s third album Third (It’s Always Rock ‘N’ Roll), originally released on Disjuncta in 1975. Third album from the French space-rock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas. Heldon’s darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz, and […]
Bureau B present a reissue of Heldon’s fourth album Agneta Nilsson, originally released on Urus Records in 1976. Agneta Nilsson opens with a mind-paralyzing track that proves stillness can have a pulse. “Perspective I” spends ten minutes poring through tectonic layers of heavy sound, piling everything so thick that the […]
DJ Richard returns to Dial with his much-anticipated sophomore LP, Dies Iræ Xerox. Undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory, DJ Richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling US underground with his label, White Material, founded in 2012 alongside Young Male. His first solo […]