Archive for September, 2008
Autechre are an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown (born c. 1971) and Sean Booth (born c. 1973), both natives of Rochdale. The group is one of the most prominent acts signed with Warp Records, a label known for its pioneering electronic music artists. Some journalists consider Autechre to be a paragon of IDM and one of the driving forces behind its development, though Booth and Brown are ambivalent in relating their sound to established genre.
Many describe Autechre’s music as cold and austere, whereas others perceive a warmth and sentimentality that touches even the most cerebral pieces. Much of Autechre’s music has a strong focus on complex rhythm, driving percussion, and meticulous sequencing. Often unusual rhythmic loops repeat and change incrementally, with the music constantly in transition. Sometimes patterns are set against one another, implying several time signatures at once.
Arovane is the recording name of German electronic music artist Uwe Zahn. Zahn was born in Germany in 1965. He first began experimenting with rudimentary audio equipment and keyboards when he was 15. Arovane’s sound is unique and can be characterized as ethereal, intellectually melodic, organic, warm and ambient yet technically involved with structured, often heavy, Breakbeat and Hip hop influenced beats. It is richly layered with synths and textured distortions and focuses more on generating a melancholy nostalgic feeling then 4-on-the-floor dance steps. The tempo’s are in the midrange and has been labeled as IDM by many. Arovane can possibly be compared to a blend bewtween the robotic glitch sound of early Autechre and the expansive open synth-laden fields of Boards of Canada. Zahn and his music are often referred to as being melodically advanced.
Vector Lovers is the moniker used by British electronic music producer Martin Wheeler. Wheeler, as described by Soma Records (his current label) is a “computer nerd” and “80s-obsessed knob-twiddler” and creates music which falls into the intelligent dance music (IDM) and electro genres. His music has been compared to and is influenced by such acts as Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode.
For a very sad day, no words.
Lustful and bizzare.
Early techno exponential track
‘Alice’ is an electronic piece of which 90% is composed using sounds recorded from the Disney film ‘Alice In Wonderland’.
Silent Strike is Ioan Titu, a young talented Romanian artist. Here in Romania, you can easily count someone’s talent by the number of important openings for big artists. Silent Strike opened for most of them, so he is kind of making this a trademark. There are lots of other Romanian artists, but what I noticed in Silent Strike’s show is that he is very professional: he’s not just filling dead space – he’s making a real show, which is a step forward for the Romanian scene.
Words kill people
Ok, so when you hear the title “Turntable soul music“, you only have the option to go and download, right?
The lovely voice of Kathrin deBoer makes this band even more special, because, unlike other turntable artists, they are not sampling anything, they’re doing the real thing.
Minor swing (ok, maybe not the best cover, as it is really hard to equal Reinhardt…, but still, a nice attempt)