Reviews Archive

  • Ametsub creates very subdued soundscapes comprising of choppy bits of future jazz, complex melodies, fuzzy atmospheres, a plethora of pops & clicks, and IDM sentiments. It's certainly unobtrusive and easy to listen to, but it's also quite deep and complex should you take the time to delve further into it.

    Ametsub – The Nothings of the North

    Ametsub creates very subdued soundscapes comprising of choppy bits of future jazz, complex melodies, fuzzy atmospheres, a plethora of pops & clicks, and IDM sentiments. It's certainly unobtrusive and easy to listen to, but it's also quite deep and complex should you take the time to delve further into it.

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  • This newest EP from Blackcntr returns with a new vocalist, but still provides plenty of the same punchy industrial sounds. Worthwhile for those looking for some crunchy industrial sounds, with a little splash of different electronic flavors thrown in for good measure.

    Blackcentr – I Kill

    This newest EP from Blackcntr returns with a new vocalist, but still provides plenty of the same punchy industrial sounds. Worthwhile for those looking for some crunchy industrial sounds, with a little splash of different electronic flavors thrown in for good measure.

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  • This second official release from 13th Monkey is what you would most likely expect from a release on the Hands label – pounding, distorted rhythms with plenty of harsh noises thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to differentiate “Return of the Monkey” from a large majority of other rhythmic noise albums.

    13th Monkey – Return of the Monkey

    This second official release from 13th Monkey is what you would most likely expect from a release on the Hands label – pounding, distorted rhythms with plenty of harsh noises thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to differentiate “Return of the Monkey” from a large majority of other rhythmic noise albums.

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  • The release showcases moody atmospheric instrumental pieces, but also brings in some very strong (and often distorted) beats and rhythms that are wonderfully engaging, easily grabbing attention. 'Slightly dark IDM' would be a more appropriate description of this music, rather than classifying this as a dark ambient release.

    Structural Fault – Intro/Version

    The release showcases moody atmospheric instrumental pieces, but also brings in some very strong (and often distorted) beats and rhythms that are wonderfully engaging, easily grabbing attention. 'Slightly dark IDM' would be a more appropriate description of this music, rather than classifying this as a dark ambient release.

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  • Mobthrow delivers once again that notorious, dark dubstep sound with “Pitch Black EP” while unpronounceable 2methylbulbe1ol's offering is best categorized in that vein of IDM especially made to prickle the senses and Çuta Kebab & Party present a surprising mashup of tough and fast breakbeats with Turkish flavours.

    Mobthrow / Çuta Kebab & Party / 2methylbulbe1ol

    Mobthrow delivers once again that notorious, dark dubstep sound with “Pitch Black EP” while unpronounceable 2methylbulbe1ol's offering is best categorized in that vein of IDM especially made to prickle the senses and Çuta Kebab & Party present a surprising mashup of tough and fast breakbeats with Turkish flavours.

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  • In the absence of rhythm, Vdovin constructs long tones and drones, lighter than air, which float effortlessly and are, at the same moment, embedded with small clicks and blips, minute vibrations that anchor the gauzy fluctuations. At once attractive, minimal and melodic, “Live for Food and Culture” foreshadows more good things to come from this extraordinary artist.

    Stanislav Vdovin – Live for Food and Culture

    In the absence of rhythm, Vdovin constructs long tones and drones, lighter than air, which float effortlessly and are, at the same moment, embedded with small clicks and blips, minute vibrations that anchor the gauzy fluctuations. At once attractive, minimal and melodic, “Live for Food and Culture” foreshadows more good things to come from this extraordinary artist.

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  • Kvitnu is a standout Ukranian label run by Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra) which started at the end of 2006 with the main purpose of spreading the electronic experimental output from the Ukraine through the support of emerging names in that scene. We chose to review three new EP’s from Kvitnu.

    Zavoloka / Plaster / Sturqen

    Kvitnu is a standout Ukranian label run by Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra) which started at the end of 2006 with the main purpose of spreading the electronic experimental output from the Ukraine through the support of emerging names in that scene. We chose to review three new EP’s from Kvitnu.

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  • For “Upload Select Remix” Daniel Myer invited some friend projects to make a review of a track from the ravishing “Consume Adapt Create”. Definitely a remix CD appealing to those who already know the original release, or for those who haven’t discovered it yet and are in need of extra motivation.

    Architect – Upload Select Remix

    For “Upload Select Remix” Daniel Myer invited some friend projects to make a review of a track from the ravishing “Consume Adapt Create”. Definitely a remix CD appealing to those who already know the original release, or for those who haven’t discovered it yet and are in need of extra motivation.

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  • Spanning nine tracks and a respectable 45 minutes without ever leaving the listener feeling anything but captivated, "Diarion Sonoro" is a must-have album, one that has earned my utmost respect for both artists and which I feel obliged to heartily recommend to anyone with an interest in great electronic music.

    Strange2 & Nev.era – Diario Sonoro

    Spanning nine tracks and a respectable 45 minutes without ever leaving the listener feeling anything but captivated, "Diarion Sonoro" is a must-have album, one that has earned my utmost respect for both artists and which I feel obliged to heartily recommend to anyone with an interest in great electronic music.

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  • While not so much a club affair, the album has excellent rhythm and pacing, making an exemplary urban soundtrack, yet managing to shine even further with the attention that a dedicated listening can provide. A truly magnificent piece of work, "Night Gallery" is one record that Displacer should be proud to call his own.

    Displacer – Night Gallery

    While not so much a club affair, the album has excellent rhythm and pacing, making an exemplary urban soundtrack, yet managing to shine even further with the attention that a dedicated listening can provide. A truly magnificent piece of work, "Night Gallery" is one record that Displacer should be proud to call his own.

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