Electronic music obsessive since hearing Kraftwerk's Tour de France on the radio as a tousle haired lad, Andy has amassed a wall of vinyl and listened to way too many repetitive beats. Absorbing late 80s and early 90s rave through to jungle, drum and bass, the various 'steps', ambient, noise, neo-classical, good old fashioned 4/4 and myriad other genres, his lug holes are prepared for pretty much any waveform you might choose to throw down them.
Bokeh Versions debut album ‘LoversDedicationStation’ from Seekersinternational is a slightly unhinged collection of colourful things that somehow fit perfectly together. Wicked city sunshine Red Stripe slurping music!
Lippok’s EP was originally released on Raster Noton back in 2001, and receives a deserved reissue on clear wax complete with an additional bonus track. Expectations of 15 year old electronic music can sometimes be low yet Flau’s tasteful choice proves excellent.
Mixing dub with the kind of cosmic dance floor work outs you might hear at Sean Johnston and Andy Weatherall’s ‘A Love from Outer Space’, each track features a seemingly effortless piecing together of myriad ideas.
If you are looking for anything remotely resembling a dance floor work out, this is mostly not the place. But if you fancy a lysergically drenched folkloric voyage then please come in, brace yourself, and enjoy the journey.
As baffling as it is brilliant, Garden of Delete is much like life itself: schizophrenic, beautiful, terrifying, fun, brutal and not necessarily easy to understand. And that’s what makes it such an excellent listen.
If you’ve enjoyed previous Senking releases then “Closing Ice” will not disappoint. All the hallmark sounds are here, peppered with drum breaks, techy work outs and even a nod to low slung metal guitar head bang.
The ‘Smoke Tape’ sound is as much that of floating across a late night city landscape as it is a sun dappled walk through a rain forest. It’s no easy feat to serve up these sounds in new contexts but Draino and the 1080p team deliver perfectly here.
If somebody were to ask you what ‘sub-aquatic’ techno sounds like, ‘Presentism’ is the direction you might point them in with the caveat that whilst it is, indeed, the sound of submerged electronics, there’s absolutely a foot on the dry and precise land of the dance floor too.
Stay Home ups the tempo ante from submerse’s previous release “Slow Waves”…Where Slow Waves dwelt on reminiscence, Stay Home synthesizes a hybrid of this style, juxtaposing a hip-hop instrumental back bone with busy urban life.
We caught up with instrumental / ambient producer Marsen Jules to discover more about his music and new album “The Empire Of Silence”. We’re also offering a download of “Katiyana” taken from the album.
For ‘El Reino Invisible’ we’re given the full Pop Ambient treatment, with a majestic sound sitting somewhere in between a demure, beat-less Ulrich Schnauss and a prolonged weepy existentialist comedown moment on a Tuesday.