Results tagged “melodic”

Wisp: The Shimmering Hour

At first listen a week ago, this album seemed a bit cheesy, but it perfectly accompanies warm, sunny weather like today.
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May 7, 2009 in Reviews: IDM

David Penna: Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device

David Penna’s album from late last summer is wonderfully refreshing, making it a perfect choice for the first day of spring. Penna crafts drum and bass beats, but keeps them from sounding dated with sweet, jazzy melodies.
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Mar 20, 2008 in Reviews: IDM

Various: Ikude

Somehow this CD got stuck at the bottom of my to-review pile. Upon re-listening, I discovered a nice collection of understated, melodic IDM.
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Nov 2, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

Freescha: Freeschaland

In the trinity of artists recording analogue synthesizers to wobbly tapes, Boards of Canada is the father and Christ. is obviously the sacrificial son. That would, appropriately, make Freescha a ghost. While Nick Huntington and Michael McGroart have been creating music since the late nineties, they are often overlooked, perhaps due to their California location. This retrospective of their first three EPs is evidence of just how essential they are.
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Oct 21, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

Christ.: Blue Shift Emissions

Analogue electronics and wistful melodies.
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Feb 25, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

January Roundup

Yard, Compost, Lackluster, Boltfish, and Desperate Man Blues.
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Jan 31, 2007 in Reviews

Xela: For Frosty Mornings and Summer Nights

A glitchy, melodic classic.
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Jan 21, 2007 in Reviews: IDM

Ochre: Lemodie

Lush, melodic electronics. I’d love to hear him explore more unusual instrumentation.
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Jul 6, 2006 in Reviews: IDM

Kettel: My Dogan

As much as I love Kettel, this album’s not as good as last year’s.
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Jun 23, 2006 in Reviews: IDM

Christ.: Vernor Vinge

This 12-inch is likely to tug at the heartstrings of listeners who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s.
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Apr 6, 2006 in Reviews: IDM
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