Archives: releases

September 19, 2013

Blackmass Plastics has a new EP out – The Fried Synapse

Blackmass Plastics new EP The Fried Synapse is four slabs of hard bass and raw techno with an electro’d feel.

September 19, 2013

Emptyset’s Ginz releases as Faint Wild Light on Digitalis Recordings

Faint Wild Light is the début solo album by James Ginzburg – one half of Emptyset

August 23, 2013

Noctambular release Disengage – monster techno by Hoth System

Hoth System’s bass groan monster Disengage sees release on Noctambular.

August 20, 2013

Lucy Claire – Suite

Ghosting Season‘s Gavin Miller presents the widescreen two track EP, Suite, from contemporary classical composer Lucy Claire.

August 14, 2013

the wee djs – Missing

Missing is another fine EP of raw, unbridled electro from the Scottish musician Dave Paton under his the wee djs guise.

August 13, 2013

Paula Temple – Colonized on R&S Records

Our man Ursa gives us his review of Paula Temple’s debut release ‘Colonized’ on legendary label R&S

July 30, 2013

ATILLLA returns with new EP IV

The Portuguese artist ATILLLA returns with 4th EP – IV – music a bit out there, raw round the edges, and less conventional.

July 30, 2013

Scanone – Scenes EP on Yellow Machines

Picking apart the press release – Ursa plays witness to and reviews Scanone’s latest EP on Yellow Machines – ‘Scenes’

July 12, 2013

Roll the Dice – In Dubs on The Leaf Label

Pole reworks into his characteristic dubbed texture 3 tracks from the Swedish duo Roll The Dice’s album In Dust.

July 11, 2013

Billy Gomberg – False Heat on False Rec

We indulge in the False Heat of Billy Gomberg’s album for US label False. Laica reviews.

July 10, 2013

Nightswimmer + Scanner’s 2001/02 collaborative Red Sails.

Nightswimmer + Scanner share their 2001/02 joint “mini album” Red Sails – glistening dubbed out IDM.

July 03, 2013

Rejections – Resin In The Filter on Opal Tapes (+ Q&A)

Laica deals with and questions Rejections and his ‘Resin In The Filter’ on Opal Tapes.

June 19, 2013

Mark Broom – Acid Dik on Power Vacuum

Our editor-in-chief Mike Darkfloor reviews the warehouse stomps of Acid Dik from Mark Broom on London’s Power Vacuum.

June 19, 2013

Token Records latest single, from Ø [Phase]

Hear the new single from London’s Ø [Phase] on Token Records.

June 18, 2013

Try Two from Pasquale Maassen on netlabel Zimmer Records

Release #99 for German netlabel Zimmer Records with some techno/breaks from Pasquale Maassen

June 14, 2013

Noise heavyweights Merzbow and Nordvargr collaborate on Cold Spring

one for the noise & dark ambient fans – Japanoise’s Merzbow vs Sweden’s Nordvargr on ‘Partikel III

June 01, 2013

Dave Clarke & Mr Jones are _Unsubscribe_

reviewed ‘Spek Hondje’ – Dave Clarke & Mr Jones first original work as _Unsubscribe_ on Fabric offshoot Houndstooth.

May 30, 2013

Marcus Fjellström and his EP ‘Epilogue -M-‘ on Aagoo

in the hazy uneven landscape beyond techno and the outer reaches of experimentation is Marcus Fjellström’s ‘Epilogue -M-‘

May 23, 2013

Weldroid & Illl – Wrath Of Gods on Soun Records

Check out the deep and dark melodic IDM of Wrath of the Gods by Weldroid and Illl on Soun Records.

May 20, 2013

Basic House – Caim In Bird Form on Digitalis

“like Ekoplekz and Delia Derbyshire meeting Lee Perry…” we take a listen to Caim In Bird Form from Basic House.

May 17, 2013

Ekman album M.S.P. drops June on Solar One Music

The strictly limited M.S.P. album from electro’s Ekman drops June on Solar One Music. Mad Wax takes a listen.

May 12, 2013

Jacob 2-2 – Cabazon EP

we review the 2011 EP release ‘Cabazon’ from Brooklyn’s Jacob 2-2. A synth rich chillwave 6 tracker

April 30, 2013

Kid Lib – Terrors Of The Jungle Vol.1 Ft. Tim Reaper & Mr Sensi

Sheffield’s Kid Lib with help from Tim Reaper & Mr Sensi unleashes his first Terrors of the Jungle volume. Our man Alistair reviews.

April 29, 2013

Bil Bless returns as Son Of The Electric Ghost with rots 0.1

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.

April 24, 2013

George Lanham & Mr Jones – Broadband Collaborations II

Two more collaborations from George Lanham & Mr Jones surface on The Public Stand. We take a listen.

April 22, 2013

Hound Scales – Case (Nabis) on Fifth Wall

We take a listen to Case (Nabis), the debut release from Brookyln’s Hound Scales through his own co-owned Fifth Wall Records.

April 19, 2013

Luis Ruiz – Atlantis

we review the 2010 ‘Atlantis’ album from Luis Ruiz on Subsist.

April 18, 2013

Troller’s self titled debut album

Reminiscing of his school days, Laica reviews the self titled gloomy cold wave debut from Texas based Troller on US label Holodeck Records.

April 12, 2013

MrUnderwood – Black Ship

reviewed – the first collaborative release from MrUnderwood on his own React imprint. A descent into experimental doom electronics.

April 12, 2013

Akin Khan – Meridian LP

we go back to 2009 to check out the spaced out Detroit synth vibes of Akin Khan’s Meridian album on Soleil Records.

April 04, 2013

The 15 Dead Minutes – Scheming Things EP

Ali Berger gets into the work of electro trio The 15 Dead Minutes and their debut EP release: ‘Scheming Things’ on Trensmat

April 02, 2013

Albert Van Abbe – Sugar Lobby Series

We review Albert Van Abbe’s ‘Sugar Lobby Series’ EP on Curle, featuring a remix from Kangding Ray.

March 25, 2013

Dave Clarke – Wisdom to the Wise (Red 2) Remixes on Boysnoize

The Dave Clarke classic Red 2 gets some remix action from Boys Noize, Dettmann, Steve Rachmad and an ‘edit’ from A Mochi.

March 18, 2013

Brendon Moeller – Extra Works

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.

March 14, 2013

Paul Blackford – Return of the Bionic Bassline / Tudor Beats

UK electro bass don Paul Blackford drops new album ‘Return of the Bionic Bassline’ on Tudor Beats. UrsaMal reviews.

March 11, 2013

TVO / covered in sand – Red Night Variations / Broken20

From TVO and Shifted alias covered in sand comes the Red Night Variations on Broken20. Reviewed by Laica.

March 05, 2013

Bandshell – Caustic View on Liberation Technologies

Bandshell’s EP Caustic View on Liberation Technologies reviewed by Darkfloor’s UrsaMal.

March 03, 2013

oh/ex/oh – Extant

Laica reviews the drone resplendent album Extant from oh/ex/oh on Manchester’s The Geography Trip.

February 26, 2013

Lakker – Deathmask EP on Love Love Records

Irish duo Lakker deliver a superb 3 cut EP of techno ambience IDM on Love Love Records

January 31, 2013

Synek – Kolysanka Do Gwiazd on Further Records

Laica unveils the absence of melody at the heart of the darkness and reviews Synek’s Kolysanka Do Gwiazd on Further Records

January 21, 2013

Scott Walker – Bish Bosch on 4AD

Rob Dubstone reviews the challenging avantgarde sound that is Scott Walker’s Bish Bosch. Out now on 4AD.

January 15, 2013

Glossata – Pearls & Smoke

Laica dives head first into a sound-world with many textures but only the darkest of colours.

January 13, 2013

Replicants – ETA on Psychonavigation Records

A month ago the Irish label Psychonavigation released ETA by a new group of musicians: Replicants.

January 11, 2013

Charlatan – Isolatarium on type

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.

January 07, 2013

Fah – Fahzers Set To Earth on Central Processing Unit

Laica reviews Sheffield elector label Central Processing Unit’s second offering – Fahzers Set To Earth by Fah.

December 30, 2012

thatboytim – Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Rounding off the year, Irish imprint Takeover Recordings offers for free download a three track EP from label boss thatboytim.

December 24, 2012

Svalbard – Crystal Echo on Diamondback Recordings

Going into hibernation during these long cold nights, Laica hears a faint Crystal Echo from Svalbard.

December 13, 2012

Boyd Rice – Back to Mono on Mute Records

Brant Showers of AAIMON gets into the noise of Boyd Rice on his new Back to Mono album.

December 07, 2012

Kanopic Descent – Mirrored Lady

Mirrored Lady by Kanopic Descent is a trippy ambient electronica work from the minds of Sean Dimentia and Amber Amnesia,

November 29, 2012

Datacrashrobot – Disassembler on Battery Park Studios

Previews are up for Datacrashrobot’s new album Disassembler on Battery Park Studios.

November 18, 2012

Production Unit – There Are No Shortcuts In A Grid System on Broken20

Our man Laica reviews Production Unit’s album There Are No Shortcuts In A Grid System, available on Broken20.

November 01, 2012

Hitachi II – Tokyo on Binalog Productions

We review the EP Tokyo EPby Hitachi II on Binalog Productions – a night drive synth haven of electro,

October 31, 2012

Opine Kosinsky’s October Purchasing (part 2)

The anonymous producer and some time Acre Recordings contributor Opine Kosinsky got in touch recently reeling off about his recent musical acquisitions

October 23, 2012

Gary Beck – Algoreal / Naphtha on Soma Records

We take a listen to (and watch the video for) Gary Beck’s two track offering for Scotland’s mighty Soma Recordings – Algoreal / Naphtha.

October 22, 2012

Opine Kosinsky’s October Purchasing (part 1)

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.

October 20, 2012

Scanner – Colofon & Compendium 1991-1994

The first retrospective of Scanner’s double decade of operation is due for release later this month and it is essential material.

October 12, 2012

Brambles – Charcoal on Serein

Come in out of the cold with Laica and the Charcoal mini album from Brambles for Welsh label Serein.

October 02, 2012

Paul Blackford – Directive 4 on Battery Park Studios

Militant Science commander in chief Blackford follows up his superb EP Smileys Dream with this fresh 3 tracker for Battery Park Studios.

September 21, 2012

Old Apparatus – Realise on Sullen Tone

Laica takes to the caverns in search of Old Apparatus.

September 13, 2012

Cygnus – Newmark Phase on Central Processing Unit

Laica engages with the Central Processing Unit and enters the Newmark Phase in the company of Cygnus.

September 01, 2012

Schmidt & Chrome – Eclipse on Maschinen Musik

Germany’s Maschinen Musik gets back in the game with this four tracker Eclipse from label head Dr Schmidt and label veteran Solar Chrome.

August 28, 2012

NX1 – Semantica42 on Semantica

Semantica present two tracks of bass heavy techno pressure from duo NX1. “a relentless rugged onslaught of drums and bass” Laica reviews.

August 27, 2012

Barker & Baumecker – Transsektoral on Ostgut Ton

We review the Transsektoral album by Ostgut’s Barker & Baumecker, released September 2012.

August 27, 2012

Ali Berger – MSIA043 on Militant Science

A new release on Paul Blackford’s Militant Science imprint always catches our attention. This time it’s from US producer Ali Berger.

August 16, 2012

Dimentia – A Dream Manifested on Form & Structure

Quite frankly, this is brutal and essential material from Void Tactical Media’s Dimentia.

August 12, 2012

Erstlaub – Marconi’s Shipwreck on Broken20

Our man Laica intercepts long lost radio transmissions from Marconi’s Shipwreck via Erstlaub, incoming soon on Broken20.

August 06, 2012

Komabase, Tanz Organelle & Romplex – First Path on Zoda

Laica reviews Komabase, Tanz Organelle & Romplex’s EP First Path, out now on Zoda Records.

July 23, 2012

Boris Noiz – Omniforma on Yellow Machines

Previews for the new EP for London’s Yellow Machines have hit the net from Serbia’s Boris Noiz. And they are sounding essential.

July 20, 2012

Alphaxone – Synthetic Vision on Kalpamantra

Presenting 8 tracks of slow grind, anti-beat drone, ‘Synthetic Vision’ by Alphaxone is pretty damn good.

July 11, 2012

EDMX – Cerberus on Power Vacuum

We review EDMX’s Cerebus release for Power Vacuum.

June 21, 2012

Advanced Human – Boiler EP (ft. Inigo Kennedy) on Starkstrom Schallplatten Germany

Reviewed, Advanced Human’s ‘Boiler EP’ for Starkstrom Schallplatten feat. Inigo Kennedy, Raiz, and Forward Strategy Group.

June 17, 2012

Laurel Halo – Quarantine on Hyperdub

Our boy Ravelston (Rob Dunstone) reviews the world of Laurel Halo’s ‘Quarantine’ on Hyperdub.

June 15, 2012

Kryptic Minds – Askum on Tectonic

We review Kryptic Minds heavyweight two tracker for Pinch’s Tectonic Recordings – Askum / When Two Paths Cross

June 12, 2012

Monolog – Live Cuts EP on Acre Recordings

In a musical climate where genres and boundaries are constantly being blurred Monolog bring something new to the table for Acre Recordings.

June 11, 2012

Björk – Biophilia (Death Grips remixes)

The Icelandic queen of strange pop; the untouchable Björk Guðmundsdóttir – gets the remix treatment from Noise Rap’s hot new thing – Death Grips.

May 17, 2012

Zerkalo – You, whose sleep is without awakening…

From the mind and machines of Drexciya member Gerald Donald (as Heinrich Mueller) and Victoria Lukas is the audio visual project Zerkalo.

May 13, 2012

Paul Blackford – Smiley’s Nightmare on Militant Science

We review Paul Blackford’s new 3 track EP Smiley’s NIghtmare, released on his own Militant Science electro bass imprint.

May 11, 2012

Girl Unit – Club Rez on Nightslugs

We review Girl Unit’s EP ‘Club Rez’ available on Nightslugs

May 07, 2012

Plant43 – Dreams of the Sentient City on Semantica

Dreams of The Sentient City is the latest from London’s Plant43 – 4 tracks of crisp computer funk released through Spain’s Semantica.

April 25, 2012

Clatterbox – Autofire on Ricochet Records

London based Ricochet records induct Clatterbox to their growing crew of electro/breakbeat specialists with this awesome four tracker.