Archives: review

January 07, 2018

Mantis Radio 255 + End Of Year Special

It’s our end of year special. DVNT hosts a special extended 3hr Mantis Radio squeezing in most of his favourite tracks, artists and albums from 2017.

January 26, 2017

Herd makes Headphone Commute’s Best of 2016.

Herd’s 12″ ‘ARTEATER’ makes it to Headphone Commute’s best of 2016 list, alongside Lakker, Lustmord, 36, Fennesz, The Caretaker, Svarte Greiner, Gidge, …

December 23, 2016

Sendai – Figure and Ground on Editions Mego

Yves De May and Peter Van Hoesen return as Sendai for their 3rd album Figure and Ground.

November 15, 2016

Hexa – Factory Photographs on Room40

Arell’s boss Laica lays down his thoughts on Hexa’s soundtrack to David Lynch’s exhibition Factory Photographs.

July 04, 2016

20 Years of Blueprint – Structures & Solutions 1996-2016

We pick some of our favourite tracks from the 17 on Blueprint’s 20 year celebratory compilation.

June 28, 2016

Dimentia’s new EP

US electro artist Dimentia drops the 1st of two new EPs – ‘Broadcast Frequency’. We take a listen.

February 16, 2016

Aino Tytti – Millennium Mills on Touch

Hear previews of Aino Tytti’s new album Millennium Mills, available via Touch

November 26, 2015

Blood Mute’s debut on Acroplane

We review Blood Mute’s self titled debut for the long running Irish imprint Acroplane.

September 11, 2015

Simon Scott – Insomni on Ash International

Dave Laica really connects with Slowdive drummer Simon Scott’s new solo album for Ash International, Insomi

August 18, 2015

Kvitnu present Mingle’s Static

Static by Mingle is one of the gentlest and most approachable from the glitch electronica experimentalist label Kvitnu heard yet.

August 14, 2015

Kenny Campbell’s Syphilis Sandwich on Club Poison.

Huck Farper, Bone Skippers and Myskoxe all get a remix of Kenny Campbell’s Syphilis Sandwich on Club Poison.

June 08, 2015

NB Audio – Mind 2 Dark EP

Inorganic Audio’s Conall reviews NB Audio’s EP ‘Mind 2 Dark’.

June 03, 2015

Dust – Paypig

Seattle based Dust drop new release’ Paypig’. We take a listen to the two tracker.

May 18, 2015

Preview a new EP from Dekode (Ontal) for Martyn Hare’s Emetic

We review the dark tech of Dekode’s new EP for Martyn Hare’s Emetic imprint, backed with a remix from Autofake’s Dave Tarrida

April 29, 2015

Muni Manuka’s ‘Acid for the Road’ EP / Ricochet Records

we review the forthcoming ‘Acid for the Road’ EP from Ricochet Records’ Muni Manuka feat. Cane (Funckarma) and Michael Lovatt

April 28, 2015

Fleck E.S.C. – Nice Guy EP on Electrix

Properly dope electro business from a label that knows how it goes – Electrix’s ‘Nice Guy EP’ from Fleck E.S.C., featuring Carl Finlow + Pip Williams.

April 02, 2015

Pished on Drugs

Pished on Drugs is a nameless Scottish producer who creates, records, masters and uploads – in one session – with no editing, narly techno business.

March 03, 2015

The Followers by Grudges, a remix EP from end fence

we review end fence’s remix EP of Brooklyn Grindcore band Grudges, ft. Create Her, Zerfallmench, Monolog, Ames Henry, Machine Woman + Espectra Negra

February 18, 2015

Hoth System – Higher Purpose / Audioexit

Belfast’s techno knight Hoth System drops a 4 tracker on netlabel Audioexit. We take a listen.

February 09, 2015

Alex Coulton – Freefall on Bloc.

Ahead of Bloc’s return to festivals in Minehead, we take a listen to their label’s upcoming EP from Alex Coulton feat. Function/Inland

January 31, 2015

Application – Remixes

we review the 2/3 tBD project Application and it’s Remixes ft. Scanner, Haswell, Mark Fell, Beneath, Geiom, Pye Audio Corner + Application themselves.

January 09, 2015

the dones * black_ops – hopes (disintegration)

we review ‘hopes (disintegration)’, the 3rd EP from the US/UK drone duo of the dones * black_ops

December 10, 2014

MAHR – When Her Story Ends

Reviewed – ‘When Her Story Ends’ from Pale Noir’s MAHR, feat versions by Black Panel Skript, WIKAN, D/SIR, and Darkfloor favourite Bombardier.

November 04, 2014

Dmitry Distant – Closer Than Tears on Bass Agenda

We review Bass Agenda’s four track EP Closer Than Tears from Dmitry Distant, featuring a remix by Commuter.

October 27, 2014

2562 – The New Today on When in Doubt

Inorganic Audio’s Sublogos reviews 2562’s new album The New Today.

October 16, 2014

Randal Collier-Ford on Kalpamantra

British dark ambient label Kalpamantra release ‘Our Gods Never Sleep’ from US musician Randal Collier-Ford. We take a listen.

October 10, 2014

Savier – Guts Rage

Savier (Savagen) lets it all out on his new EP ‘Guts Rage’.

September 15, 2014

Locked Groove’s ‘Thesseus’ / Permanent Vacation

Ursa reviews Locked Groove’s latest EP, ‘Thesseus’ for Permanent Vacation, backed with a beautifully crunchy remix by Clockwork

September 12, 2014

Raphael Acohen – Never Let The Gods Decide on Armatura

We review Armatura’s EP Never Let The Gods Decide from Raphael Acohen. A brilliant, fractured, gravel pitted stomper of a release.

August 20, 2014

Sudanim – Pleasure Flood EP on Her Records

Inorganic Audio’s Jord (Sublogos) reviews the new Sudanim EP on Her Records.

July 23, 2014

Blind Music – EP.3

Inorganic Audio’s Conall looks with his ears to the latest EP from Blind Music – a label where anonymity plays a central role.

July 22, 2014

Ansome – Penny and Pound on Mord feat. Paul Birken.

We review Mord’s upcoming EP Penny and Pound from London’s Ansome, featuring Paul Birken.

July 07, 2014

Pinch b2b Mumdance on Tectonic Recordings

Inorganic Audio’s Jord (Sublogos) reviews the new Pinch b2b Mumdance mix released on Tectonic Recordings.

July 02, 2014

Moleskin – Moleskin EP on Goon Club Allstars

Inorganic Audio’s Jord (Sublogos) reviews the new self titled EP from Moleskin on Goon Club Allstars

June 06, 2014

C Mantle – Femto Tudomány on Acre Recordings

We review C Mantle’s latest EP Femto Tudomány for Scotland’s Acre Recordings.

April 10, 2014

The Implicit Order – Holy Ghost Enters The Body A Perfect Size

The Implicit Order has been recording sound since ’89 – we takes a listen to his latest album ‘Holy Ghost Enters The Body A Perfect Size’

March 26, 2014

Somatic Responses – Giauzar

the Welsh duo Somatic Responses re-release their 2006 LP ‘Giauzar’

March 04, 2014

Koenraad Ecker – Ill Fares The Land

Through Digitalis Recordings comes Koenraad Ecker’s ‘Ill Fares The Land’. Laica takes a listen.

February 12, 2014

Aires – Aires

Portuguese artist Aires drop their début EP for Enough Records – field recordings meet shoegaze

February 12, 2014

Synsophony – Rabbit Hole

British doom drone, dark ambient, post-metal project Synsophony’s second release ‘Rabbit Hole’ is impressive noise.

February 06, 2014

Mondkopf – Hadès

‘Hadès’, the fourth album from France’s Mondkopf dropped recently on In Paradisum. Full stream available.

January 22, 2014

Ghosting Season – Music From The Film Shell Shocked

Laica gives us the skinny on the Ghosting Season duo’s short but sweet soundtrack on This Is Forever.

December 30, 2013

connect_icut – Crows + Kittiwakes Wheel + Come Again on Rev.Lab/Aagoo

Laica listens over abstract electronica artist connect_icut’s latest album – Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again.

December 10, 2013

Noise In Opposition Volume 2

Opine reviews the 2nd volume of Noise In Opposition – featuring Elizabeth Veldon, Quartersized, The Ephemeral Man, Laica, Zreen Toyz…

December 02, 2013

Create Her – Commit I, II, III.

Jonathan Baruc’s new Create Her alias is fantastic dark technoid with a great level of detail and sound design. Essential release/s.

November 29, 2013

Villain – Untraceable on Singularity

One of LA’s finest techno artists – Villain – has a new EP out on London imprint Singularity Recordings. We review.

November 27, 2013

Hound Scales – Femen on Fifth Wall

We review Hound Scales EP Femen on Fifth Wall Records, including remixes from Yuji Kondo and Bleaching Agent.

November 23, 2013

Concrete Fence – New Release (1) on PAN

Regis (Karl O’Connor) + Russell Haswell collab as Concrete Fence on PAN with 3 track EP New Release (1). Essential industrial/noise techno.

October 30, 2013

Stave – Trust on Trensmat

We take a listen to Stave’s excellent new EP Trust on Trensmat.

October 24, 2013

Clipping. in Brighton 20.10.2013

Uschi-no-Michi reviews the Californian noise rap trio Clipping.

October 16, 2013

Funkineven – Species EP

Ali Berger takes a listen to Funkineven’s lo-fi electro funk EP ‘Species’ on Broadwalk

October 08, 2013

The Last King of Scotland from Opine Kosinsky

a review (of sorts) of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ from Opine Kosinsky on Acre Recordings

September 20, 2013

David Meiser – Uncompromising Sound EP

Download name to watch David Meiser’s ‘Uncompromising Sound’ EP for techno specialists Cicuta Netlabel

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 21, 2013

31 strong – Noise In Opposition comp ft. Elizabeth Veldon

Opine Ko$insky reviews the 31 track ‘Noise in Opposition’, feat. noise artist Elizabeth Veldon

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

August 01, 2013

netlabel Zimmer Records release compilation ‘one hundred’

After 8 years – Cologne’s Zimmer Records reaches their 100th release. We take a listen to the 23 tracks within.

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

ADJ – The Way Of The Crane

the latest EP on Digital Distortions from ADJ lands – feryne takes a listen

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.

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 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 14, 2013

WIKAN returns with his DESTROYER EP on Dark Peaks

Sheffield’s WIKAN turns in a fresh witch house offering to the dark gods: his DESTROYER EP.

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 17, 2013

Plant43’s EP ‘Frozen Monarch’ / Frustrated Funk

Ali Berger reviews the latest from London’s Plant43; his ‘Frozen Monarch’ EP on Dutch label Frustrated Funk.