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Affichage des articles dont le libellé est 2006. Afficher tous les articles

OCP :: atmos


Huw Roberts must have two great reasons to be glad, he just finishes the year 2006 with great news,
first is a brand new serein website and the second one is a great release from João Ricardo declining 5 beautiful and conceptual pieces under the title :: atmos.
Formal minimalism is required ... elegance also.

Format :: digital
Location :: serein netlabel / bandcamp

Website :: ocp

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Steve Reich :: piano phase (performed by Peter Aidu)


Between pretty boredom and floating time virtuosity, what about a quite innocent espieglery ? 
Let's just imagine the intervention of a John Cage at his best, practising a surprised intervention in order to “prepared” the pianos… interesting speculative fiction, but improbable meeting, a pity ?

Then, by far from a formal prime impression, remains a pure mechanical emotion, an evidence.

Format :: digital
Location :: top 40 netlabel / archive. org

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MarceXL :: second mix (episode II)



in fact, all is question of intensity.
The progressive house of MarceXL is often ... deeply intense

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf label / sonic squirrel

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Max Marlow :: afterthought


Happy latecomers! thus, for all those who will have unfortunately missed some preceding episodes,
this:: afterthought of Max Marlow is a true godsend and an excellent way of assessing all the quality of the Berliner with the cap - this compilation covering various projects (retropublik, project 168…) can only charm the amateurs of a demanding particular electronic and as much intelligent - a true happiness for the ears and an authentic compliment for the mind.

Format :: digital / compact disc
Location :: watmm records / discogs
Blog :: Max Marlow

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Multilink Magazine :: Issue 04/06


contents ::
Ian Francis / Miasmah / Cactus Island / Rachel Whiting / Rup / Zenvironments ...
inescapable ? yes.

Format :: pdf magazine
Location :: Multilink

theQuestionnaire :: Rob Lynam
V&R :: issue 02/06

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QB :: abstract works


Useless to tergiversate… is it sincerely useful to try the explanation of a game (Manichean) confronting a reality concrete, but schematic, with an abstraction (certainly less… concrete) but sometimes more authentic ?

Following the excellent EP ::cycle of the nonless excellent moscovite musician, Qb, these :: abstract works reveal an interesting and pertinent hybridation from harsch noise and voices, to unidentified post-bleep rhythm without forgetting a true, but very underground harmonic temptation.

These are certainly abstract works, but they have also this intensified brightness of gems and abdicate cell netlabel seems to be the perfect jewel case.

Format :: digital
Location :: abdicate cell / archive. org

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Max Marlow :: half a year


4th release of the meticulous new label of the highly webactive galaxy :: kreislauf, those 6 months, are those of an artist without self-satisfaction. Max Marlow never gives alternative to the tracks, and once again, the general tone is on a very great rigour and high behaviour. Precise writing and an incredible sense of the negligible detail, are giving to this downbeat-ambient (as you want) release a "presence", a presence of those we usually meet in some mixed layers of time and reality.

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf / Sonic Squirrel
Blog :: Max Marlow

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Nikòlaos Yanakis :: ikaro prelude


Brief, concise, frugal, succinct, the three tracks of the :: ikaro prelude,
(first?) release of Nikolaos Yanakis, do not give Less than, the best.
This compliment is worth also for the helvetica label combi records (combination).

succinct ?

Format :: digital
Location :: combi records / archive. org

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PolarProject :: no name


Mobile soundscapes for neuronal dancefloor ? Faithful to his initial concept of representation and/or confrontation of mental images to (a modern) environment, :: no name marks an undoubted evolution in Juergen Rieger's work, as a complete hybridation on suggestion, concrete body talking (reflections - afternoon) as well as this very private investigation and sometimes curious dialogue between the semiconductors and brain cells (mad about) without forgetting the two splendid sinuous ways (it is - fearless). The release is closing on "jagged" … and that's precisely our state of mind after such a treatment.
PolarProject confirms, he is an incontestable non-motionless artist,
still certainly with "no name" but not for a long time.

Format :: digital
Location :: decisive sound records / discogs
Website :: PolarProject
Related :: urban nomad
Related :: remember ep
the questionnaire :: Juergen Rieger

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various artists :: sutemos live EP


01. Monolake :: bicom
02. SCSI-9 :: the end
03. Sleepy Town Manufacture :: so twenty one
04. Yagya :: a thousand words

here are 4 good reasons to say "nice gift !"
Danke schön - Spacibo x2 - Mòran taing ... sutemos !

Format :: digital
Location :: sutemos / archive. org

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ijo :: untitled EP



This short :: untitled ep of ijo will, for sure, be the happiness of all exclusive drill'n bass addicts.
The others will probably change their opinion on, and It might be "Frequa Gembh" which closes the EP, one of the reasons of this beneficient change of mind ...

Format :: digital
Location :: Plain Audio / bandcamp

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Xedh :: rencloser EP


Release after release, easily, Miguel Ángel García confirms…
Xedh confirms by planting an enormous (rusted) nail in the allegedly apocalyptic landscape of the modern industry of sounds assembly.
Heir of a certain oldschool tradition (and not least) , the man of Bilbao dismantles some musical commonplaces for better building a singular work which takes all his actual relevance -
disturbed (phil)harmonic (zelenoe) , lyric but bruitist (katarakt) and even chorus disruptive (rencloser) , once again with this netaudio, Xedh builds, with talent, an important work.
Somewhere, beyond the Pyrenees, someone is becoming a great figure of music.

Format :: digital
Location :: archive. org
Website :: Xedh

© thierry massard / november 2006
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Phoenelai :: the findings


les résultats ? i must say, I don't like that title …

getnik2
getnik2
getnik2

I don't like that title … :"the findings" wear an awful french translation name :: les résultats, a generic word which means someting like " what arrives, which occurs after and like effect of something …" so i'll better try to keep the original title name as its particular meaning of something that you discover through or after a specific personal progression (or not)

getnik2
getnik2

"the findings" of Phoenelai is a very discreet release, but take care, bewitchment is immediate (the findings) our curiosity is abused by micro-confusions (passage) of some distant imaginery soundscape.

getnik2
getnik2

with track like "derived" :: the findings is troublemaking, or are we in some frank attempt to put forward the infinitesimal, rubbish sound particules and satellites of pure perception which have finally found some great reason to believe on their own existence, "flux rtrns" confirms the investigation.

getnik2
getnik2
getnik2

short breath and micro-bleeps on textura layer (grains1), Phoenelai closes the release in the most relevant way :: switch off !

getnik2
getnik2

ps :: i have forgotten one important thing , since first listening, i am irremediably addicted to the track "getnik2" once again ? g e t n i k 2

Format :: digital
Location :: sonic squirrel
Website :: Phoenelai / bandcamp

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Eidgeist :: landmass EP

After a first and promising EP, called "spiral", for picomedia netlab,
Edgeist, a very kind boy, is bringing us a new basket of delicacies,
4 deliciously industrial sweets and 3 dark ambient softnesses for our great … sense of well-being.
7 essential pieces to your the best modern comfort ::
"crack (one)" announces some serious architectural modification of our environment
"shore" is very clearly accelerate the movement general of some cellular geography (brilliant)
"crack (two)" invites to note the result of neuronal modifications through a gas mask, not approved.
"plate" pushes us on a particularly sound slope slipping and with the many noisy asperities.
"magnesium", inaugurating the ambient serie of tracks in “ium”, is hypnotic and without illusion - crepuscular and inspired.
“aluminium” starts a hammering without real hope but inspired as much than its predecessor
“sodium” finally, impresses of a spectral harmony, closes a brilliant demonstration of an accomplished talent.

Landmass - ideal for your house

Format :: digital
Location :: archive. org
Website :: Edgeist

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Red Hot Wok :: Phnom Penh Pimps


Crossing the greyness, the pouring rain and the closed faces …
3 technoid ufos from Cambodia
3 maximal accelerations with bright whiteness

transgenic and essential !

Format :: digital
Location :: quiet lounge / archive. org

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GQBN :: hydrophobic strings


Optimal effect !
QGBN is a baroque - steroid positive - ensemble, particularly well defended by the researcher heads of Mimi records.
Apparently lipophilic, these "strings" are however, likely to cause an enthusiasm enough … permeable.

Format :: digital
Location :: mimi records / archive .org

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Funkzelle :: day day (ep)


Funkzelle have unstoppable argumentation and sincerly i should like to have some instructions … i want instructions to resist to a tracks like "complex" which opens this second release of ccrec recent label.
i want some great advices (or meds?) to resist to the sound tyranny of "day day" which closes the release.
And between these, "friends" doesn't refute our growing interest and finally, only "lunatic" has some difficulty to keep its moon commitments - just wait for another day-daybreak

Format :: digital
Location :: clear-cut-records / archive.org

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SM :: artificials horizons


The artificials horizons of SM are finally not so ... distant - a release to discover in the half-light of a november ending afternoon.
A nice classical timeless writing, with many qualities (sanskrit).
artificial horizons are just waiting for benevolent ears and some precious mental vacuity, a luxury ?

Format :: digital
Location :: archive.org

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Cut Fire Wood :: can here mushrooms grow


an idm-electronica without complex and fixedly looking at cathartic and gloomy reminiscences.
That inspired ep would almost gives desire to have a walk in the woods, at falling night.

Format :: digital
Location :: hw homework / archive.org

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OCP :: safe sex, some drugs and no rock'n'roll


passed the little cynical pastiche, this EP of João Ricardo is a real successfully fine combination of four engraved tracks. The technoid charm is continuous and residual, surely … all my brain and body need.

Format :: digital
Location :: amazon
Location :: discogs

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