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Friday, 27 January 2017
"Blue Wave" is the closing track from the recent "Injection" release from Crae on Bricolage and acts as an ambient downtempo outro for the slicing and serrating techno that comes before it on the EP. With the powerful and full on beats taking prominence on "Injection", the juxtaposition of "Blue Wave" is the perfect way f.or Crae to sign off. Full of uplifting keys and little splashes of warm melodics that ping along subtly over the top of a solid drum base. For the video, our visual production unit "Digi Aye" have provided a simple yet equally tranquilizing accompaniment. A sea of azure, cyan and cerulean waves and designs that splish and splash their way through the screen. A welcome addition to our growing visual back catalogue. You can grab your full copy of his "Injection" EP at bandcamp.
Monday, 23 January 2017
The "First Step" album from, Berlin based producer, Ix Prospectum is, at its heart, coarsing with experimental glitch ideology and sonic IDM structures that are carefully counter balanced with industrialised ambient frameworks. And while it's definitely one for modern experimentalists, it also has its moments of alternative dance sensibility. With glimpses of melodies creeping alongside spider like percussive elements. The overall release veers through a vortex of all different types of musical combinations. Never once settling on one particular sound. Ambient techno and glitch sounds take the lead but are partnered by a merger of various other electronic styles along the way.
"First Step", like the man behind it, will more than reward patient listeners.
As always you can stream and download the release in full at our bandcamp or below. The album is available as a free download or PWYW with any and all donations going towards any potential physical releases or Bricolage live shows.
Monday, 9 January 2017
"There Are Places Other Than Here", the debut EP from Figurate, derives its subliminal influences from the farthest reaches of the neo noir/cyberpunk movie genres and evolves them into three conceptual works that overarch into themes of AI and character recognition. There's the odd minimalistic sample that helps to set the tone but it's mainly the sounds that create the overall mood. The music itself joins the dots between dub and glitch. While shoegaze effects and fragmented percussion work together with the dub and glitch styles over the course of the three tracks to assist in the construction of intriguing micro mechanical, chrome, ambient backdrops that provide the listener with some unique experimental panoramic dubscapes.
As always you can stream or download from our bandcamp or below.
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Our first podcast of 2017 is brought to you by the electronic enchantress, Minerva. She has dipped into her extensive record collection (promos and all) and pulled out a bundle of captivating tracks to set us off on the right path. On the surface there's abstract sounds, cut up synths, unusual industrial soundscapes and biting techno. Bubbling away underneath it all is an experimental heart that continues pumping out fuzzy, filtered electronics and raw noise.
As always you can stream the mix below or at our mixcloud account.