2006 Archive

  • “Minority” introduced the Minor label, operating on the fault lines between abstract electronica and experimental ambient textures. Some tracks sound like the artists playing with plug-ins and leaving the tracks unfinished, but there are many interesting and unexpected things from obscure artists, all new to me. Some are perhaps defunct but several are worth investigating.

    Various – Minority

    “Minority” introduced the Minor label, operating on the fault lines between abstract electronica and experimental ambient textures. Some tracks sound like the artists playing with plug-ins and leaving the tracks unfinished, but there are many interesting and unexpected things from obscure artists, all new to me. Some are perhaps defunct but several are worth investigating.

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  • While it may be an acquired taste in any other part of the world, the mixture of Turkish Pepper (a very strong licorice variant) and strong spirits is well known and enjoyed throughout Scandinavia being the staple of many a […]

    Satan’s Semen Labels

    While it may be an acquired taste in any other part of the world, the mixture of Turkish Pepper (a very strong licorice variant) and strong spirits is well known and enjoyed throughout Scandinavia being the staple of many a […]

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  • 3″ CD-R, Minor Label, 2006 www.yvat.com Clicks and pops. Somehow I feel instantly attracted to the addictive rhythms made up by tiny scraps of sound and Yvat knows how to cleverly deliver them. The main focus of their e.p. is […]

    Yvat – Oar

    3″ CD-R, Minor Label, 2006 www.yvat.com Clicks and pops. Somehow I feel instantly attracted to the addictive rhythms made up by tiny scraps of sound and Yvat knows how to cleverly deliver them. The main focus of their e.p. is […]

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  • CD, Ant-Zen, 2006 www.virb.com/gjoell Sometimes we reviewers get lucky. Periodically we get our hands on albums like Gjöll’s “Way Through Zero.” Unlike 75% of the same old, recycled garbage out there that passes for industrial nowadays, this album still manages […]

    Gjöll – Way Through Zero

    CD, Ant-Zen, 2006 www.virb.com/gjoell Sometimes we reviewers get lucky. Periodically we get our hands on albums like Gjöll’s “Way Through Zero.” Unlike 75% of the same old, recycled garbage out there that passes for industrial nowadays, this album still manages […]

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  • CD, Old Europa Café, 2006 www.autopsia.net Autopsia have an impressive history of making singular, inspired music that spans genres. In fact, the only common thread binding their massive discography together is the pervading sense of impending doom that typifies this […]

    Autopsia – The Berlin Requiem

    CD, Old Europa Café, 2006 www.autopsia.net Autopsia have an impressive history of making singular, inspired music that spans genres. In fact, the only common thread binding their massive discography together is the pervading sense of impending doom that typifies this […]

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  • CD, Aliens Productions, 2006 disharmony.aliens.sk À propos an astral episode where your mind might otherwise have been occupied by the sheer immensity of the void that once was your living room, you find yourself incorporeally skirting across a viscous mass […]

    Disharmony – X-frames

    CD, Aliens Productions, 2006 disharmony.aliens.sk À propos an astral episode where your mind might otherwise have been occupied by the sheer immensity of the void that once was your living room, you find yourself incorporeally skirting across a viscous mass […]

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  • CD-R EP, self-released, 2006 nostalgia.mercurous.net “Infestation” serves as my personal introduction to Mark Hunter’s work under the Nostalgia moniker. Nostalgia has been releasing material since the “Funereal Rituals” demo in 2005 and has done a few other releases since then. […]

    Nostalgia – Infestation

    CD-R EP, self-released, 2006 nostalgia.mercurous.net “Infestation” serves as my personal introduction to Mark Hunter’s work under the Nostalgia moniker. Nostalgia has been releasing material since the “Funereal Rituals” demo in 2005 and has done a few other releases since then. […]

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  • CD, AEntitainment, 2006 www.utopia-banished.net “Dirtward” is pure industrial rock from the moment it hits. The apparently single-man project Utopia:Banished has taken a good, hard look back at mid-90s North American coldwave and forged ahead with all the production and genre-bending […]

    Utopia:Banished – Dirtward

    CD, AEntitainment, 2006 www.utopia-banished.net “Dirtward” is pure industrial rock from the moment it hits. The apparently single-man project Utopia:Banished has taken a good, hard look back at mid-90s North American coldwave and forged ahead with all the production and genre-bending […]

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  • CD-R EP, self-released, 2006 www.myspace.com/beggarlybanister Banister’s “Rotor” EP is a tentative fusion of musical events. The first track, “Rotor,” is a gorgeous, driving presentation of bassline synthesizing that makes one’s very blood reverberate. It’s clean, simple and very addictive indeed, […]

    Banister – Rotor EP

    CD-R EP, self-released, 2006 www.myspace.com/beggarlybanister Banister’s “Rotor” EP is a tentative fusion of musical events. The first track, “Rotor,” is a gorgeous, driving presentation of bassline synthesizing that makes one’s very blood reverberate. It’s clean, simple and very addictive indeed, […]

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  • CD, AEntitainment, 2006 www.utopia-banished.net “Dirtward” is pure industrial rock from the moment it hits. The apparently single-man project Utopia:Banished has taken a good, hard look back at mid-90s North American coldwave and forged ahead with all the production and genre-bending […]

    Utopia:Banished – Dirtward

    CD, AEntitainment, 2006 www.utopia-banished.net “Dirtward” is pure industrial rock from the moment it hits. The apparently single-man project Utopia:Banished has taken a good, hard look back at mid-90s North American coldwave and forged ahead with all the production and genre-bending […]

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