Blackmass Plastics new EP The Fried Synapse is four slabs of hard bass and raw techno with an electro’d feel.
Faint Wild Light is the début solo album by James Ginzburg – one half of Emptyset
Hoth System’s bass groan monster Disengage sees release on Noctambular.
Ghosting Season‘s Gavin Miller presents the widescreen two track EP, Suite, from contemporary classical composer Lucy Claire.
Missing is another fine EP of raw, unbridled electro from the Scottish musician Dave Paton under his the wee djs guise.
Our man Ursa gives us his review of Paula Temple’s debut release ‘Colonized’ on legendary label R&S
The Portuguese artist ATILLLA returns with 4th EP – IV – music a bit out there, raw round the edges, and less conventional.
Picking apart the press release – Ursa plays witness to and reviews Scanone’s latest EP on Yellow Machines – ‘Scenes’
Pole reworks into his characteristic dubbed texture 3 tracks from the Swedish duo Roll The Dice’s album In Dust.
We indulge in the False Heat of Billy Gomberg’s album for US label False. Laica reviews.
Nightswimmer + Scanner share their 2001/02 joint “mini album” Red Sails – glistening dubbed out IDM.
Laica deals with and questions Rejections and his ‘Resin In The Filter’ on Opal Tapes.
Our editor-in-chief Mike Darkfloor reviews the warehouse stomps of Acid Dik from Mark Broom on London’s Power Vacuum.
Hear the new single from London’s Ø [Phase] on Token Records.
Release #99 for German netlabel Zimmer Records with some techno/breaks from Pasquale Maassen
one for the noise & dark ambient fans – Japanoise’s Merzbow vs Sweden’s Nordvargr on ‘Partikel III
reviewed ‘Spek Hondje’ – Dave Clarke & Mr Jones first original work as _Unsubscribe_ on Fabric offshoot Houndstooth.
in the hazy uneven landscape beyond techno and the outer reaches of experimentation is Marcus Fjellström’s ‘Epilogue -M-‘
Check out the deep and dark melodic IDM of Wrath of the Gods by Weldroid and Illl on Soun Records.
“like Ekoplekz and Delia Derbyshire meeting Lee Perry…” we take a listen to Caim In Bird Form from Basic House.
The strictly limited M.S.P. album from electro’s Ekman drops June on Solar One Music. Mad Wax takes a listen.
we review the 2011 EP release ‘Cabazon’ from Brooklyn’s Jacob 2-2. A synth rich chillwave 6 tracker
Sheffield’s Kid Lib with help from Tim Reaper & Mr Sensi unleashes his first Terrors of the Jungle volume. Our man Alistair reviews.
Feryne takes a listen to the first release from Bil Bless in a few years: ‘rots 0.1’ under his Son Of The Electric Ghost guise.
Two more collaborations from George Lanham & Mr Jones surface on The Public Stand. We take a listen.
We take a listen to Case (Nabis), the debut release from Brookyln’s Hound Scales through his own co-owned Fifth Wall Records.
we review the 2010 ‘Atlantis’ album from Luis Ruiz on Subsist.
Reminiscing of his school days, Laica reviews the self titled gloomy cold wave debut from Texas based Troller on US label Holodeck Records.
reviewed – the first collaborative release from MrUnderwood on his own React imprint. A descent into experimental doom electronics.
we go back to 2009 to check out the spaced out Detroit synth vibes of Akin Khan’s Meridian album on Soleil Records.
Ali Berger gets into the work of electro trio The 15 Dead Minutes and their debut EP release: ‘Scheming Things’ on Trensmat
We review Albert Van Abbe’s ‘Sugar Lobby Series’ EP on Curle, featuring a remix from Kangding Ray.
The Dave Clarke classic Red 2 gets some remix action from Boys Noize, Dettmann, Steve Rachmad and an ‘edit’ from A Mochi.
Our man UrsaMal takes a listen to the follow up of Brendon Moeller’s 2012 album Works – ft. remixes from Mike Parker and label boss Speedy J.
UK electro bass don Paul Blackford drops new album ‘Return of the Bionic Bassline’ on Tudor Beats. UrsaMal reviews.
From TVO and Shifted alias covered in sand comes the Red Night Variations on Broken20. Reviewed by Laica.
Bandshell’s EP Caustic View on Liberation Technologies reviewed by Darkfloor’s UrsaMal.
Laica reviews the drone resplendent album Extant from oh/ex/oh on Manchester’s The Geography Trip.
Irish duo Lakker deliver a superb 3 cut EP of techno ambience IDM on Love Love Records
Laica unveils the absence of melody at the heart of the darkness and reviews Synek’s Kolysanka Do Gwiazd on Further Records
Rob Dubstone reviews the challenging avantgarde sound that is Scott Walker’s Bish Bosch. Out now on 4AD.
Laica dives head first into a sound-world with many textures but only the darkest of colours.
A month ago the Irish label Psychonavigation released ETA by a new group of musicians: Replicants.
Charlatan’s Isolatarium is music for lone listening; late nights on trains, the last bus home, sparse, haunting… yet linked to the heavy throb of Techno.
Laica reviews Sheffield elector label Central Processing Unit’s second offering – Fahzers Set To Earth by Fah.
Rounding off the year, Irish imprint Takeover Recordings offers for free download a three track EP from label boss thatboytim.
Going into hibernation during these long cold nights, Laica hears a faint Crystal Echo from Svalbard.
Brant Showers of AAIMON gets into the noise of Boyd Rice on his new Back to Mono album.
Mirrored Lady by Kanopic Descent is a trippy ambient electronica work from the minds of Sean Dimentia and Amber Amnesia,
Previews are up for Datacrashrobot’s new album Disassembler on Battery Park Studios.
Our man Laica reviews Production Unit’s album There Are No Shortcuts In A Grid System, available on Broken20.
We review the EP Tokyo EPby Hitachi II on Binalog Productions – a night drive synth haven of electro,
The anonymous producer and some time Acre Recordings contributor Opine Kosinsky got in touch recently reeling off about his recent musical acquisitions
We take a listen to (and watch the video for) Gary Beck’s two track offering for Scotland’s mighty Soma Recordings – Algoreal / Naphtha.
The unknown, anonymous producer and some time Acre Recordings contributor Opine Kosinsky got in touch recently reeling off about his recent musical acquisitions. Here’s what he wrote us.
The first retrospective of Scanner’s double decade of operation is due for release later this month and it is essential material.
Come in out of the cold with Laica and the Charcoal mini album from Brambles for Welsh label Serein.
Militant Science commander in chief Blackford follows up his superb EP Smileys Dream with this fresh 3 tracker for Battery Park Studios.
Laica takes to the caverns in search of Old Apparatus.
Laica engages with the Central Processing Unit and enters the Newmark Phase in the company of Cygnus.
Germany’s Maschinen Musik gets back in the game with this four tracker Eclipse from label head Dr Schmidt and label veteran Solar Chrome.
Semantica present two tracks of bass heavy techno pressure from duo NX1. “a relentless rugged onslaught of drums and bass” Laica reviews.
We review the Transsektoral album by Ostgut’s Barker & Baumecker, released September 2012.
A new release on Paul Blackford’s Militant Science imprint always catches our attention. This time it’s from US producer Ali Berger.
Quite frankly, this is brutal and essential material from Void Tactical Media’s Dimentia.
Our man Laica intercepts long lost radio transmissions from Marconi’s Shipwreck via Erstlaub, incoming soon on Broken20.
Laica reviews Komabase, Tanz Organelle & Romplex’s EP First Path, out now on Zoda Records.
Previews for the new EP for London’s Yellow Machines have hit the net from Serbia’s Boris Noiz. And they are sounding essential.
Presenting 8 tracks of slow grind, anti-beat drone, ‘Synthetic Vision’ by Alphaxone is pretty damn good.
We review EDMX’s Cerebus release for Power Vacuum.
Reviewed, Advanced Human’s ‘Boiler EP’ for Starkstrom Schallplatten feat. Inigo Kennedy, Raiz, and Forward Strategy Group.
Our boy Ravelston (Rob Dunstone) reviews the world of Laurel Halo’s ‘Quarantine’ on Hyperdub.
We review Kryptic Minds heavyweight two tracker for Pinch’s Tectonic Recordings – Askum / When Two Paths Cross
In a musical climate where genres and boundaries are constantly being blurred Monolog bring something new to the table for Acre Recordings.
The Icelandic queen of strange pop; the untouchable Björk Guðmundsdóttir – gets the remix treatment from Noise Rap’s hot new thing – Death Grips.
From the mind and machines of Drexciya member Gerald Donald (as Heinrich Mueller) and Victoria Lukas is the audio visual project Zerkalo.
We review Paul Blackford’s new 3 track EP Smiley’s NIghtmare, released on his own Militant Science electro bass imprint.
We review Girl Unit’s EP ‘Club Rez’ available on Nightslugs
Dreams of The Sentient City is the latest from London’s Plant43 – 4 tracks of crisp computer funk released through Spain’s Semantica.
London based Ricochet records induct Clatterbox to their growing crew of electro/breakbeat specialists with this awesome four tracker.