Monday, June 30, 2008

Puzzleweasel - Exo-Grid

From Boomkat:
"Keeping the IDM dream alive, Puzzleweasel dives into 'Cvon' with Autechre-like precision, plunging further into structural subversion on the unpronounceable 'Shrtwv Lkage'. Well, he was probably going for 'shortwave leakage' - what's with the current resurgence of vowel abandonment in electronic records? Regardless, the track is a meticulous production, really something to be proud of, ranking head and shoulders above your average crop of Booth & Brown copyists. It gets a bit messier in places, with thumping sub-woofer heft characterizing the brokestep frenzy of 'Techk', while the beautiful twisting textures of 'Acancia' nod towards next-level granular meltdowns."

Artist: Puzzleweasel
Album: Exo-Grid
Label: Sublight Records
Format: CD, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Glitch, Breakcore


1 Cvon (4:45)
2 Shrtw Ikage (4:31)
3 FODHØVL (5:47)
4 Acancia (3:29)
5 Deslxtiks (5:43)
6 Techk (5:44)
7 Ecct (4:49)
8 Hackspett (5:26)
9 Lakse Farvet Pyjamas (4:37)
10 Fst-Fuk-Ledr-Sofa (6:56)


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DISC - Brave2EP

From Brainwashed:
"Glitch glitch click click sk-k-k-k-k-k-k-ips. Perhaps it's Oval, but no, the cuts are sharper, faster and it makes less musical sense.
It's DISC - a collaborative effort which is most of the time Matmos, Lesser and Kid 606. Lots of fun cut ups and jitters, this disc by no means should be counted as an EP by any standards, despite the title. The disc here is 50 tracks and about 72 minutes in length and obnoxoiously packaged with white text on white translucent paper. Fookin' brilliant. Quite a charming CD to bring into work and play loud to weird out your co-workers into thinking you bought a defective CD. "

Artist: DISC
Album: Brave2ep
Label: Vinyl Communications
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: Oct 1998
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise, Experimental


1 Section/Seection-Aalucifer (1:32)
2 Take|Care|Than|Stay (4:52)
3 If,And,When (0:26)
4 Remote Control Unit.....Cool! (2:02)
5 Like We Care! (3:36)
6 Don't Think Tuuice (0:22)
7 Fineline (0:06)
8 Between (0:06)
9 Clever And Stupid (0:23)
10 Cccdisplsay (1:55)
11 ADJustt'^6xhell (0:10)
12 Ultra Vivid Scene (0:10)
13 Repeat No Lack (0:18)
14 Handsomme (0:09)
15 No Subject (1:44)
16 End Here (0:06)
17 Big Beat Remix (0:16)
18 Listprice (1:44)
19 You Can Only Find In Japan (1:12)
20 Because It Is For Japan Domestic Only (0:52)
21 So (0:47)
22 Rate Converter (1:45)
23 Very Rare! (1:02)
24 Fuses For Alex (0:51)
25 Attn: Vat! (0:07)
26 I Will Pay Shipping In Us So It Will Not Skip (2:03)
27 =Us$315 (1:07)
28 Jog Wheel (1:14)
29 Minidat (0:18)
30 Simply (1:28)
31 Now.... Not Over $245!! (0:41)
32 Booroo19 (2:17)
33 Backlit LCD (0:12)
34 Function: (0:20)
35 976-Devine (5:09)
36 Repeat/Enter (6:58)
37 Htttp:// (0:16)
38 Yen (1:26)
39 "NEW" In The Box (8:09)
40 Megadisc (1:43)
41 Shock Resistant Memory (0:21)
42 Sometimes (0:15)
43 Digital Megabass (0:10)
44 Keepupthe (0:40)
45 Toslink (0:57)
46 Definitely Illegal (2:04)
47 Hugger/Which Can Be Used In USA (0:37)
48 Brad@The Lab (1:33)
49 Livingwdata (5:13)
50 Thru W/Grrls (0:08)


Rapidshare Links
Disc - Brave2EP Part 1
Disc - Brave2EP Part 2

Mediafire Links
Disc - Brave2EP Part 1
Disc - Brave2EP Part 2

Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton - Black Vomit

Artist: Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton
Album: Black Vomit
Label: Victo
Format: CD
Released: 2006
Genre: Noise
Style: Free Jazz, Noise and Metal

So what happens when you take one free jazz pioneer, one band of noise-metal experimentalists and stick them on a stage together? Well Victo have come up with the answer – everyone’s favourite noisy fellers Wolf Eyes and jazz supremo Anthony Braxton teamed up unannounced at the 2005 Victoriaville Festival last year, and since then all I’ve heard has been whispered words and rumours about the set. There was a cassette tape release shortly after, but selling my mother wasn’t an option, so this cd has been a real excitement and a revelation for me and as soon as it landed on my desk I knew I was in for something rather special. Wolf Eyes are a very important band for me, and this album only goes to show how good they are at what they do. It’s noise, yes indeed, it’s metal, probably, it’s aggressive, angry and sometimes evil, of course – but it’s also incredibly measured and put together with the utmost skill and understanding. I often tell people that there’s noise and then there's noise, there’s amateurish noise and then there’s this – pure visceral abandonment on every level. And what exactly does Braxton add to the proceedings? Well his soprano sax wails and screams drench the waves of white noise and rousing percussive squelches perfectly – it sounds like they were always supposed to be there, and that’s an achievement in itself. Hearing ‘Stabbed in the Face’ (a classic cut from the Burned Mind album) performed live with Braxton’s accompaniment makes me truly sorry I couldn’t have been there to witness this earth shaking meeting of minds. So for us unlucky souls who couldn’t attend, all that’s left for to do is lap up this disc, and lie in wait for Wolf Eyes’ hugely anticipated next album ‘Human Animal’ (take it from me… it’s worth it). Hugely recommended. - Boomkat

Track list
1. Mangler
2. Rationed Rot

Wolf Eyes & Anthony Braxton - Black Vomit

The Deserts of Traun - Part III: The Lilac Moon

Artist: The Desert of Traün
Album: Part III: The Liliac Moon
Label: Bruhtal Shocks
Format: CD
Released: 2003
Genre: Avant Garde
Style: Jazz, Funk, Classical, Black/Death Metal, Rock, Fusion, World, Video Game, and Electronic Music

Dave Murray (Ex- Estradsphere) was one of the driving creative forces of Estradasphere, and after his leaving the band, he decided to create a band after his own liking. Now, this is decidely not Estradasphere, despite it being of a similar formula, combing seemingly unrelated genres effectively into an odd tapestry of musical genres. However, The Deserts of Traun is a different entity altogether, with a completely different feel.

Instead of granoise compositions and longer tracks, TDoT uses much smaller and concise tracks, even drawing some comparisons to Fantomas, instead of Estradasphere. The songs feel, as they should, and are named as, like the sound track to an adventure movie, full of suspense and exotic locations, which the music pulls off wonderfully. The music has just about everything, from creepy ambient death metal, to ethnic folk music, to classical, to jazz and so on and so forth.

A very fun and interesting album, but one that should be listened to along with the visual aid.

Track list:
01 Awaiting The Majesty Of Extremes.
02 The Detective In Disguise.
03 Report To The Fruitless Kingdom.
04 The Detective & Gary Prepare.
05 Searching The Swamps.
06 The Court Of The Blackmetal Princess.
07 Escape From The Crystal Caverns.
08 Descending The Crystal Mountain.
09 The Desert Of Träun.
10 Greetings From The Lilac Moon.
11 Seeking The Navigator.
12 Prisoner In The Brig.
13 Battle Upon The Space Galleon.
14 Awaiting The Sun.
15 Sailing The Electrolytic Ocean.
16 The Gift Of The Whirlpool Vortex.
17 Longing & Foreseeing.
18 The Uncompromising Blizzard.
19 The Cave.
20 An Unlikely Visitor.
21 Infiltrating The Fortress Of Absolute Zero.
22 Showdown In The Atrium Of Fallacious Foliage.
23 Homecoming In The Fruitless Kingdom.
24 The Destruction Of The Elevator.

The Deserts of Traun - Part III: The Lilac Moon

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Signal - Robotron

From Boomkat:
"Supergroups rarely work out, but this head-to-head sees the minimal sound artists losing their respective attention to detail and heading out into a messy world of robot funk. Recorded in 2001-2006 in Berlin, Tokyo and Chemitz (the East German birthplace of Raster Noton) we see the three musicians taking hold of their considerable combined talents, and far removed from the icy minimalism you would have expected to hear from the three in the past, this is as pounding and ear destroying as Pan Sonic in their prime. Rough sampled textures are chopped and layered rhythmically beneath pounding kick drums and cyclic high pitched synthesizer tones, leaving Bretschneider's token bass frequencies room to make up the heavy bottom end. Somewhere in between the warehouse pounding of Chain Reaction-era Monolake and the tempered minimal headphone listening we all came to expect from Alva Noto, Signal is a brutal listening experience, best heard loud to the point of discomfort. In fact I can imagine this music played on gigantic stacks of speakers, the frequencies booming out across thousands of eager heads - it's just so immense. Those of you enamoured with the work of any of the artists involved, or with classic Sahko or Hardwax emissions really need to check this without delay. Immense and totally intense music."

Artist: Signal
Album: Robotron
Label: Raster-Noton
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Minimal, Experimental
Credits: Music By - Carsten Nicolai , Frank Bretschneider , Olaf Bender

1 Intro (Monsator) (1:12)
2 Ermafa (3:32)
3 Naplafa (5:52)
4 Robotron (7:29)
5 Malimo (4:41)
6 Wismut (7:00)
7 Rawema (3:41)
8 Datasette (0:23)
9 Sporett (3:10)
10 Epirex Motor (4:18)
11 Wismut (Version) (7:15)


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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness

Prepare to be sucked into a hypnotic trance, like water with little bit of glitter swirling around you. There’s something fuzzy, almost distorted lurking in the shadows here, and while I’d like to call it bass, I think it’s more enjoyable to let the instrument have it’s own mystery. The drums stomp away in a simple, and heartbeat like manner, with floaty bits of white noise thrown on top. Some would call this doom, although it’s a form that goes pretty far off the map I’m familiar with. If you’ve got a good understanding of Hydra Head Records, Jesu and Sunn O))), you’ll begin to get an idea of where you might be getting into here.

Artist: Nadja

Album: Desire In Uneasiness
Label: Crucial Blast
Format: CD
Country: Canada
Released: 2008
Genre: Drone
Style: Drone, Ambient, Doom


01. Disambiguation
02. Sign-Expressions
03. Affective Fields
04. Uneasy Desire
05. Deterritorialization

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness

Food For Animals - Belly

Belly may be a weird and noisy hip-hop album, but it's still a hip-hop album, and by that measure it's more 3 Feet High and Rising than Death Certificate. Food for Animals bring the noise, but they don't want to bludgeon you with it. On Belly, they drop some incomprehensible beats, make sounds that recall a box of light bulbs rolling down a flight of stairs, and put down some pretty heavy lyrics-- the name is after all a reference to the belly of the beast, to being pulverized and digested-- but it's not a some head-grinding avant-deathtrip. "I get nice and fuzzy with my buddies cause they funny and I love y'all/ We chuckling and coughing and laugh for no reason while we talkin'," raps Vulture on "Swampy (Summer Jam)", a song that's as much about healing as it is about murky underpants. Belly may be all about getting turned upside down and inside out, but when it's over, all that tumult will leave you feeling pretty good. - Pitchfork

Artist: Food For Animals

Album: Belly
Label: Hoss Records
Format: CD, Album
Country: USA
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental Hip Hop, Glitch, Noise

Food For Animals - Belly

Monday, June 2, 2008

Deaf Center - Pale Ravine

From Boomkat:
"Apparently inspired by "old silent 8mm film reels and historical architecture", the Norwegian duo of Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland have produced a lambent debut that recalls the likes of William Basinski (particularly the 'Disintegration Loops' indebted 'Lobby'), Marsen Jules and Harold Budd. Over layers of warmly battered aural sediment, Deaf Center build the kind of vista-expanding, piano tinged music that has you thinking you're in your very own film. Manifesting itself in the stravaig and epic iciness of 'Thread', or the etiolated Nyman piano of 'White Lake', Deaf Center have a seemingly bottomless supply of aural dignity and pathos on which to draw. Other highlights include the tense strings and snatched choirs of 'Stone Beacon', the thrumming piano of 'Loft' and the soaring orchestral pomp of 'Thunder Night'. Just incredible music."

Artist: Deaf Center
Album: Pale Ravine
Label: Type Records
Format: CD, Album, Repress
Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

1 Lobby (3:01)
2 Thread (3:39)
3 White Lake (6:35)
4 Path To Lucy (4:54)
5 Stone Beacon (3:29)
6 Weir (6:34)
7 Loft (4:15)
8 Thunder Night (4:28)
9 Lamp Mien (3:58)
10 The Clearing (4:13)
11 Fog Animal (4:24)
12 Eloy (2:15)


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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Richard Devine - Asect:Dsect

From Boomkat:
"Building on the blueprint intricacies of 'Lip Switch' and 'Aleamapper', 'Asect:Desect' finds the crunch and funk in more mangled effect shot through heavily rhythmic max'd up workouts wrapping deep blue cloaked harmonics amongst whirling torrents of phased pitches and tough beats. Check the grimy hip hop tempoed 'Dansk Rap' leading the way before the bomb dancefloor killer 'Floccus' drops the beat-wreckage. Elsewhere 'Rusx Fee' kicks out the noisecore blasts that would scare even Aaron Funk. Finally you get the driftsome 'Randale' providing the closing call. Thirteen tracks of widescreen, 3D, full frequency range i-dee-m-shizz - big recommendation."

Artist: Richard Devine
Album: Asect:Dsect
Label: Schematic
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: Oct 2003
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, IDM, Abstract

01 W | -Carp- (4:04)
02 Dansk Rap (2:47)
03 Floccus (6:33)
04 Corina Chirac (5:48)
05 Klockner (4:24)
06 Flask (1:21)
07 Itsuko (6:35)
08 Let Mendax (4:04)
09 Vo Stream Bas (5:18)
10 Rusx Fee (7:03)
11 Halicrafter (4:30)
12 Captract (7:33)
13 Randale (5:45)


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Richard Devine - Aleamapper

From Boomkat:
"Devine's lipswitch' (on warp in europe), was intended to be a full length project, but ended up being trimmed down to the essential rhythmic core. What was left over is the heart of 'aleamapper'. The re-assembled result is not unlike a film score, and devine guides the music in the style of cinema's great directors, the 16 tracks appearing as a series of varying scenes that add up to a 64 minute whole suggesting an overall widescreen experience. Those pointing to a lack of musicality in modern electronics will be please with 'aleamapper', devine's new compounds of sound being wide open for aural exploration, his subliminal details freely accompanying and frequently saturating the remaining spaces. If the first movies were silent visual films, perhaps the most modern are blind audible experiences. Check."

Artist: Richard Devine
Album: Aleamapper
Label: Schematic
Format: CD, Album, Digipak
Country: US
Released: Dec 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Experimental

1 Insil Segment (2:09)
2 Vecpr (5:02)
3 Foci Duplication (7:18)
4 Partition Refinement (4:20)
5 Step Focus (2:22)
6 Freeze Fracture (4:55)
7 Model (3:10)
8 Cr Scope (2:22)
9 Dock Inversion (4:23)
10 Float 82 (5:35)
11 Horizontal Deflection Plate (1:34)
12 Veolic Revolving (4:19)
13 Retrace Feeder (0:53)
14 Error Trapping (5:47)
15 Mtr Method (1:53)
16 Carry Completion Sensing (3:55)


Rapidshare Links
Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 1
Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 2

Mediafire Links (Pending)
Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 1
Richard Devine - Aleamapper Part 2