Results tagged “dubtechno”

Quantec: Unusual Signals

Quantec’s best work to date is a meticulously crafted album of Chain Reaction-style dub techno.
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May 13, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

Deepchord: Vantage Isle Sessions

While I wasn’t blown away by the vinyl release of this a year ago, the CD version has grown on me, especially since it makes great driving music. The other day on an afternoon trip to Albuquerque, I cranked up these mixes, and the combination of road noise and puttering chords was perfect.
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May 1, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

VA: Viewpoints Chapter One

This first compilation on Arne Weinberg’s label is a wonderful introduction to overlooked artists crafting techno in the Detroit style.
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Apr 23, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Aaron Carl: "Crucified"

This 12-inch came out a couple of months ago, but it’s too good to skip covering. The original track, by Aaron Carl, is deep house originally released on Mike Banks’ Soul City label in 1996.
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Apr 20, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

VA: Depth Perceptions Vol. 1

Despite the recent glut of dub techno records, it seems I still can’t get enough of the sound. This compilation is the first release on Detroit-area Pronounce Records. Most of the artists are new to me, but they have all perfected the art of crafting deep tracks with reverberating chords and slow, heavy bass.
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Apr 17, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

Rod Modell: Incense & Blacklight

In my opinion, Rod Modell has come a long way since his ambient days. Incense & Blacklight contains some of his best tracks to date, even as he explores cold, uneasy territory.
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Feb 8, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

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Brock Van Wey.
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Jan 19, 2008 in Features

Murmur: Undertone

At first blush, Murmur’s Undertone seems promising. It begins with simulated surface noise and dub techno chords. But after repeated listens, the tracks are revealed to be dry, computerized minimalism.
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Jan 15, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

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

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
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