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  • This tribute compilation gave eight Ukrainian sound artists the opportunity to freely represent their respective visions of Karol Szymanowski’s music, life and ideas. The result is a gorgeously packaged disc and twelve-page booklet. It is a collection for lovers of drones, glitch, noise and pure, eclectic experimentalism in sound – yet with strong classical nuances.

    V/A – Myths & Masks of Karol Szymanowski: Music by Ukrainian Sound Artists

    This tribute compilation gave eight Ukrainian sound artists the opportunity to freely represent their respective visions of Karol Szymanowski’s music, life and ideas. The result is a gorgeously packaged disc and twelve-page booklet. It is a collection for lovers of drones, glitch, noise and pure, eclectic experimentalism in sound – yet with strong classical nuances.

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  • “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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  • “Acid Futures”, a colossal two-disc compilation from The Centrifuge, a UK-based electronic arts collective, will go a long way toward satisfying the full spectrum of cravings for die-hard acid lovers and the acid curious alike.

    Various – Acid Futures Vol. 1 & 2

    “Acid Futures”, a colossal two-disc compilation from The Centrifuge, a UK-based electronic arts collective, will go a long way toward satisfying the full spectrum of cravings for die-hard acid lovers and the acid curious alike.

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  • CD, UMB Kollektif, 2010 www.umbkollektif.com This is a free compilation celebrating the landmark of 10 years for the UMB label and includes a variety of artists from the label. Geneviève Pasquier opens with some lo-fi crunch that reminds me of […]

    V/A – 10 Years of Transmission

    CD, UMB Kollektif, 2010 www.umbkollektif.com This is a free compilation celebrating the landmark of 10 years for the UMB label and includes a variety of artists from the label. Geneviève Pasquier opens with some lo-fi crunch that reminds me of […]

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  • CD, Two Gods/Wax Trax II, 2009 www.attrition.co.uk This is a compilation displaying Attrition’s influence on the genres of darkwave, electronica and more. It is a well rounded compilation featuring artists from various genres including such artists as Chiasm, Unwoman, and […]

    V/A – Wrapped In The Guise Of My Friend (Covered Attrition) (Covered Attrition)

    CD, Two Gods/Wax Trax II, 2009 www.attrition.co.uk This is a compilation displaying Attrition’s influence on the genres of darkwave, electronica and more. It is a well rounded compilation featuring artists from various genres including such artists as Chiasm, Unwoman, and […]

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  • CD, Lagunamuch Community, 2010 www.langunamuch.com Two years in the making, “Main Control Board” is a release about which the Lagunamuch Community is particularly proud – with good reason. Sort of a sequel to “Deep Sea Shipping” (2006), but with thematic […]

    V/A – Main Control Board

    CD, Lagunamuch Community, 2010 www.langunamuch.com Two years in the making, “Main Control Board” is a release about which the Lagunamuch Community is particularly proud – with good reason. Sort of a sequel to “Deep Sea Shipping” (2006), but with thematic […]

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  • CD, Impulsive Art, 2009 www.impulart.com This is the second release from the new label on the block, Impulsive Art. It contains some well known acts from the realm of IDM/electro including Keef Baker. Tapage, Atmogat, Mobthrow, Larvae and more. It […]

    V/A – Thesis Vol.1

    CD, Impulsive Art, 2009 www.impulart.com This is the second release from the new label on the block, Impulsive Art. It contains some well known acts from the realm of IDM/electro including Keef Baker. Tapage, Atmogat, Mobthrow, Larvae and more. It […]

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  • 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 post-industrial, technoid and dark electronics – has to offer. Less […]

    V/A – Emerging Organisms Vol. 3

    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 post-industrial, technoid and dark electronics – has to offer. Less […]

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  • CD, Elektrotribe, 2009 www.elektrotribe.com Berlin-based label Elektrotribe, founded in 2006, is cultivating a solid repertoire that covers the latest in techno, electro, tech house and related styles of electronic dance music. Having released one of my recent favorites (Error Response, […]

    V/A – Elektrotribe presents: ZigZag Vol. 2

    CD, Elektrotribe, 2009 www.elektrotribe.com Berlin-based label Elektrotribe, founded in 2006, is cultivating a solid repertoire that covers the latest in techno, electro, tech house and related styles of electronic dance music. Having released one of my recent favorites (Error Response, […]

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  • CD, Brume Records/Kod.eX, 2009 www.kod-ex.net Reaching its fourth year of existence in December 2009, the Parisian association Kod.eX teamed up with Brume Records to release a music compilation to celebrate the occasion. Compiled by DJ Kyronn, the double-disc “Kod.eX Compilation” […]

    V/A – Kod.eX Compilation

    CD, Brume Records/Kod.eX, 2009 www.kod-ex.net Reaching its fourth year of existence in December 2009, the Parisian association Kod.eX teamed up with Brume Records to release a music compilation to celebrate the occasion. Compiled by DJ Kyronn, the double-disc “Kod.eX Compilation” […]

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