Archives: review

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 15, 2013

Emerge / Sustained Development – Innervation / Enough Records

Portguese netlabel extraordinaire Enough Records serve a split EP of tundra drone from Emerge and Sustained Development.

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 04, 2013

Zoy Archa – Nodosities

It’s a funny old genre, drone. Opine Kosinsky gets into Nodosities by Zoy Archa on Textural Records.

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

February 15, 2013

ATILLLA – III

We review the five track witch house textured EP ‘III’ from Portugal’s ATILLLA.

February 13, 2013

Polyklinik – Syntropy / Bedroom Research

From the mind and studio of Hungarian musician Polyklinik comes Syntropy.

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.

January 03, 2013

INKlings – Unborn Acid / Spatial Foundation

Unborn Acid (From The Hidden Vault) is the 2nd part of a series of archival releases by INKlings on netlabel Spatial Foundation.

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 13, 2012

Summons Of Shining Ruins – Shiho EP / Resting Bell

Japanese artist Shinobu Nemoto invites us into 4 tracks of guitar feedback with EP ‘Shiho’ on netlabel Resting Bell.

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 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 10, 2012

Alkaloid Desperado – Garden Of The Star on Spatial Foundation

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.

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 23, 2012

Oxynucid – Cod Liver Oil / Complex Sound Sagacity

Oxynucid’s Cod Liver Oil is a piece of melody rich. heavy on the LSD, electronica IDM backed with remixes from Volitune and Vertical67.

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 13, 2012

King Midas Sound, JK Flesh and Glatze at Corsica Studios for Supersonic Festival Taster 09.08.2012

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.

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.

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 20, 2012

Jon E Alpha – Shuttered Light

Hardware infested heavy electro stomp jammers Western Panorama Recordings let loose. It’s a three track EP from label boss Jon E Alpha.

June 20, 2012

Exposia – Exposia EP

Rob Dunstone reviews the bass music filled, self titled EP from Exposia.

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 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 27, 2012

Axiom 23 – Hidden Agenda EP

we review Axiom 23’s machine electro 101 EP ‘Hidden Agenda’, released on netlabel Radio of the Pickled Gizmo

May 24, 2012

Duskky – Wokka Wokka EP / Wonkay

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.

May 21, 2012

Drugstore – Gaia EP / Cicuta Netlabel

Six tracks of blistering dancefloor bound techno form Drugstore’s EP ‘Gaia’ for Cicuta Netlabel. Laica reviews.

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.

May 04, 2012

WIKAN – MONOLITHS EP / Dark Peaks

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.

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.

April 18, 2012

Alphaxone – Invisible / Kalpamantra

Five tracks of spaced out enveloping drone from Iranian Alphaxone on British dark ambient label Kalpamantra

April 12, 2012

Imaginary Forces – All Is Forbidden on Sleep Codes

Anthoney J Hart’ EP All Is Forgiven is another notch on his already impressive discography as Imaginary Forces. Out now on Sleep Codes.

April 11, 2012

Sendai – Geotope on Time To Express

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.

April 05, 2012

Totte – Restless on Slime Recordings

Clodhoppa reviews Totte’s EP Restless, released on Slime Recordings.

April 04, 2012

Screaming Soul – Ghost Inna Dub

Reviewed – Screaming Soul’s ‘Ghost Inna Dub’ – a dubbed out affair by Adrian Sherwood and Mutant Hi-Fi.

March 26, 2012

Production Unit – ICU Tracks on Broken20

Laica reviews Production Unit’s EP ICU Tracks, out now on Broken20.

March 26, 2012

Absorption – Evolution / Faturenet Recordings

Hailing from the market town of Pershore in Worcestershire come Absorption; the work of David Pugh, Paul Groom and Georgina Groom.

March 25, 2012

Villain – Escapade on Singularity

LA’s Villain drops a fine album on underrated London techno imprint Singularity Recordings – stunningly deep, hard and focused. We review.

March 06, 2012

Alva Noto – Univrs on Raster-Noton

Raster-Noton are an interesting label with a lot going for them, we review their new release ‘Univrs’ from label co-owner Alva Noto

February 29, 2012

Àrtico Netlabel presents ‘Broadcast’ by JM

Àrtico Netlabel presents ‘Broadcast’ by JM, melancholic downbeat electronica/IDM

February 16, 2012

Svreca – Obscur. Final / Semantica

Regis, Skirt, Silent Servant and Orphx feature on Svreca’s final ‘Obscur’ release on his Semantica label.

February 14, 2012

Ugandan Methods – Sixth Method on Ancient Methods

We review Sixth Method from German’s Ancient Methods who team up with Regis to become Ugandan Methods.

February 08, 2012

Bownr – Water And Fire EP / Ricochet

we review Ricochet Records new EP ‘Water And Fire’ by Slovenia’s Bownr.

February 06, 2012

Patscan – Mollycoddlers EP / Acroplane

We review Patscan’s ‘Mollycoddlers’ for Acroplane Recordings.

January 30, 2012

Blawan – Peaches / Clone

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

January 30, 2012

Steel Hook Prostheses – Atrocitizer / Malignant

Opine Kosinky reviews Steel Hook Prostheses ‘Atrocitizer’ on Malignant Records. “Noise for me fills a gap that punk left”

January 24, 2012

the Darkfloor Stalker 005

Swarm Intelligence’s selects another 10 tracks for his Darkfloor Stalker column inc. Mad EP, Molez, Noiz, Kid606, Shadow Huntaz, Scanner, Julien Mier…

January 11, 2012

Randomform – Vapr Core / Brainstormlab

Starting the year in fine style; Romanian artist Sorin Paun drops a beautiful 4 track statement for French netlabel Brainstormlab.

January 07, 2012

The Darkfloor 2011 review, part 2.

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