Results tagged “5star”

Mike Huckaby: My Life With The Wave

Mike Huckaby reinforces the connection between intelligent Detroit techno and deep dub techno on a 12-inch so good it hurts. On “Wavetable No. 9” Waldorf Wave synthesizer notes are pushed to oozing decay under a cascade of Basic Channel metallic echo. The beat remains crisp while layer upon layer builds. It takes a couple of minutes until the bass joins, growling with menace.
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Jan 6, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Jason Fine: EP 01

These days in techno what’s old is new again, with scores of records echoing sounds fifteen years past. On the one hand, there’s a rebirth of dub techno. On the other, there’s a revival of the intelligent Detroit style. Think Juan Atkins at his most melodic combined with John Beltran and Terrace. (The main labels along this line are AW-Recordings, Down Low, Frantic Flowers and Millions of Moments/Styrax.)
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Dec 10, 2007 in Reviews: Techno

Newworldaquarium: The Dead Bears

This incredible album from the mysterious Dutch producer Jochem Peteri shows it’s still possible to craft a completely unique sound. Peteri bucks the trend of cookie-cutter dub techno. A couple of his tracks sound like old house records pitched down underwater.
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Dec 4, 2007 in Reviews: Techno

Echospace: The Coldest Season

An alien world where the oceans contain waves of hissing static.
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Sep 12, 2007 in Reviews: Dub Techno

Dopplereffekt: Calabi-Yau Space

Dopplereffekt refuse interviews and rarely perform live. They originally hail from Detroit, and their music has a spacey eighties presets feel.
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Jul 16, 2007 in Reviews: Techno

The Tuss: Rushup Edge

Billed as a mystery artist, credited to “Karen Tregaskin,” and rumored to be AFX-related, The Tuss’s music is indeed very Analord-esque.
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Jul 16, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

Yard: Deciduous Flood Plains

Yard manages to coax poetic, natural sounds out of hard electronics.
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Jun 28, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

E.R.P.: Alsoran

Now that IDM seems to be fading away, it’s the perfect time to start over and explore the origins of the sound.
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Apr 15, 2007 in Reviews: Techno

Patrick Pulsinger: Dogmatic Sequences: The Series 1994-2006

Ranges from hard acid and techno to future jazz.
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Apr 15, 2007 in Reviews: Techno

Ellen Allien: TimeOut presents The Other Side Berlin

On this DVD, Ellen Allien takes viewers on a personal tour of her favorite Berlin hang-outs.
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Mar 28, 2007 in Reviews: Techno
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