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.
Portguese netlabel extraordinaire Enough Records serve a split EP of tundra drone from Emerge and Sustained Development.
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.
It’s a funny old genre, drone. Opine Kosinsky gets into Nodosities by Zoy Archa on Textural Records.
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
We review the five track witch house textured EP ‘III’ from Portugal’s ATILLLA.
From the mind and studio of Hungarian musician Polyklinik comes Syntropy.
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.
Unborn Acid (From The Hidden Vault) is the 2nd part of a series of archival releases by INKlings on netlabel Spatial Foundation.
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.
Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto invites us into 4 tracks of guitar feedback with EP ‘Shiho’ on netlabel Resting Bell.
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.
Come in out of the cold with Laica and the Charcoal mini album from Brambles for Welsh label Serein.
The next release from Spatial Foundation has been let free and as with the previous works in the series, it’s available for free download.
Militant Science commander in chief Blackford follows up his superb EP Smileys Dream with this fresh 3 tracker for Battery Park Studios.
Oxynucid’s Cod Liver Oil is a piece of melody rich. heavy on the LSD, electronica IDM backed with remixes from Volitune and Vertical67.
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.
Supersonic Festival, Brimingham’s premier experimental music splurge, is now celebrating its 10th year, and as a taster for the upcoming festival, decided to take over Corsica Studios for a night of oppressive, bass-heavy monstrosities.
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.
Reviewed, Advanced Human’s ‘Boiler EP’ for Starkstrom Schallplatten feat. Inigo Kennedy, Raiz, and Forward Strategy Group.
Hardware infested heavy electro stomp jammers Western Panorama Recordings let loose. It’s a three track EP from label boss Jon E Alpha.
Rob Dunstone reviews the bass music filled, self titled EP from Exposia.
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
The Icelandic queen of strange pop; the untouchable Björk Guðmundsdóttir – gets the remix treatment from Noise Rap’s hot new thing – Death Grips.
we review Axiom 23’s machine electro 101 EP ‘Hidden Agenda’, released on netlabel Radio of the Pickled Gizmo
Multi bpm dubfunk bass merchant Duskky has just dropped a new three track EP on open minded electronics pushing label Wonkay. Short story. It’s good.
Six tracks of blistering dancefloor bound techno form Drugstore’s EP ‘Gaia’ for Cicuta Netlabel. Laica reviews.
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.
A year after his EP ‘MODULAR WITCHCRAFT’ WIKAN serves up a fresh four tracker of grave wave and witch house sound for Dark Peaks, with MONOLITHS.
London based Ricochet records induct Clatterbox to their growing crew of electro/breakbeat specialists with this awesome four tracker.
Five tracks of spaced out enveloping drone from Iranian Alphaxone on British dark ambient label Kalpamantra
Anthoney J Hart’ EP All Is Forgiven is another notch on his already impressive discography as Imaginary Forces. Out now on Sleep Codes.
The new future being played out for us on Sendai’s album Geotope speaks only of a time after decay, after erosion, even after echoes are finally fading.
Clodhoppa reviews Totte’s EP Restless, released on Slime Recordings.
Reviewed – Screaming Soul’s ‘Ghost Inna Dub’ – a dubbed out affair by Adrian Sherwood and Mutant Hi-Fi.
Laica reviews Production Unit’s EP ICU Tracks, out now on Broken20.
Hailing from the market town of Pershore in Worcestershire come Absorption; the work of David Pugh, Paul Groom and Georgina Groom.
LA’s Villain drops a fine album on underrated London techno imprint Singularity Recordings – stunningly deep, hard and focused. We review.
Raster-Noton are an interesting label with a lot going for them, we review their new release ‘Univrs’ from label co-owner Alva Noto
Àrtico Netlabel presents ‘Broadcast’ by JM, melancholic downbeat electronica/IDM
Regis, Skirt, Silent Servant and Orphx feature on Svreca’s final ‘Obscur’ release on his Semantica label.
We review Sixth Method from German’s Ancient Methods who team up with Regis to become Ugandan Methods.
we review Ricochet Records new EP ‘Water And Fire’ by Slovenia’s Bownr.
We review Patscan’s ‘Mollycoddlers’ for Acroplane Recordings.
A name that rose hard last year during the strongest and busiest year yet for hype bubbles was Blawan. We review his Peaches EP on the Clone Basement Series
Opine Kosinky reviews Steel Hook Prostheses ‘Atrocitizer’ on Malignant Records. “Noise for me fills a gap that punk left”
Swarm Intelligence’s selects another 10 tracks for his Darkfloor Stalker column inc. Mad EP, Molez, Noiz, Kid606, Shadow Huntaz, Scanner, Julien Mier…
Starting the year in fine style; Romanian artist Sorin Paun drops a beautiful 4 track statement for French netlabel Brainstormlab.
Part 2 of the Darkfloor 2011 review, ft. Emptyset, Death Abyss, Death Grips, Sturqen, Mad-Tek, Perc, Roly Porter, The Fear Ratio, Rory St John, anodyne