“Turbulences”, the latest from French industrial adept Zeller, could not be more aptly titled. The concise yet gut-shaking panorama of digital emissions and fractured beats found here challenges orientations in both genre and scale, seating Zeller firmly in the realm of seething, hard sci-fi soundtracks for the post-planetary age.
Starting this section in Connexion Bizarre with a few online releases that caught my attention in the past weeks… AZ-Rotator “SPAM EP” (DISCONTINUrecords) B.R.O. “Analog People In A Digital World” [ … ]
“Blood”, the latest full-length from Belgian breakcore producer Fractional, follows 2008’s “Come Mierda” with reckless, happy abandon. It is a curious body of work, and admittedly the direction taken with this new material is rather unexpected.
I’m an unashamed product of the ’90s industrial scene, so the Totakeke project is full of familiar signifiers for me. Haujobb are an obvious comparison, although occasionally on “On The First Of November” Frank Mokros (a.k.a. Ativ/Synth-Etik) indulges a baroque side reminiscent of an instrumental :Wumpscut:.
From misplaced accusations of fascism and misogyny to nightclub altercations that generate all manner of Internet rumors, Manufactura creator Karloz M. is one of the most controversial figures in the [ … ]
“Fractional is Eugenie. Her music can be qualified as Gothic Erotica I guess, a dark and brooding Electronica with a strong Jungle aftertaste. She literally vomits his brokenbeats and tortures [ … ]
CD, Tympanik Audio, 2009 www.myspace.com/oppositeexhale Eelco Jellema, AKA Opposite Exhale, presents, in the form of “Nothing Lasts” an album with one very distinct message: “I am very, very clever.” In [ … ]
2CD, Tympanik Audio, 2009 www.tympanikaudio.com The Tympanik catalogue expands with a third volume of the “Emerging Organisms” series (“EO3”), an overview of what this label – a rising star of [ … ]
CD, Tympanik Audio, 2009 www.undermathic.com Undermathic is the electronic alter ego of one Maciej Paszkiewicz from Poland. Although electronic music wasn’t his first love (there’s a lot of industrial sounds [ … ]
CD, Tympanik Audio, 2009 www.dsplcr.com Now with five albums and numerous remix and compilation credits to his name, Toronto-based electronic musician and visual artist Michael Morton – otherwise known as [ … ]