After listening to this for a few minutes it is readily apparent that Rockdrill is a good fit at Cyclic Law. The vibe of the music recollects something perilously mysterious of deeply ancient and organic origin; I find myself constantly getting mental images of primordial human plight. Fans of industrial-tinged dark ambient (with a pinch of neofolk) should really like this one.
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.
A difficult release to review, and surely each listener will perceive it completely differently, but it will surely provide an abstract aural experience that definitely deserves to be enjoyed and surely remembered for a long time… and space.
Raumklang Music was founded in 2003 and is specialized in electronic music. Since its birth, it has released many successful albums including material by artists like Klangstabil or Patenbrigade Wolff. In 2009 a new chapter in the history of the publishing house was written and it turned its chief focus to IDM, Industrial and Electronica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improvised expressions in regards to the passing of Peter Christopherson. Auditory grief and thanks to a true genius of the arts and its magic.