An experimental IDM / glitch project operating out of Montreal, Ilkae is the joint collaborative endeavour of Canadian artist Aaron Munson and Polish producer Krystian Lubiszewsk
Ilkae released their debut album “Pistachio Island” in 2001 through the now defunct, yet highly revered Miami based experimental / electronic imprint Merck. Their 64 minute debut offered 45 tracks of pure glitch bliss reminiscent of 8-Bit arcade-fuelled music fused with the sounds of Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and Plaid. Although the tracks are extremely short, at only about a minute or two for each track, they offer up first rate experimental jams of downtempo glitchy beats.
“Pistachio Island” track highlights include ‘Rusty Mittens‘, ‘Cappuccino Summit‘, ‘Camai‘ and ‘Cascade Peridot‘. To better apprehend the overall approach of the pair, we strongly suggest checking out their entire discography, especially Ilkae’s 2013 album “Primer” and lead track ‘1121‘.
Works on offer include Understanding Action, 4EP, Bovine Rearrangement, Negative VGA, Incidental Guitar Jazz, Primer, Pistachio Island, Array / Decay, Can’t Play Guitar, Bring Extra Dragons, Stained Glass Piñata+, Light Industry+, Porpoise!
All releases are available to download via Bandcamp until Monday 31st October 2016.