Thursday, June 24, 2010

Freiland Klaviermusik

I highly recommend ordering this while it is still available. Vinyl record + CD, limited to 200 copies, hand painted by Wolfgang Voigt and only 20 Euros.

Full album download here

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wolfram Generative Sound

"WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and Mathematica algorithms to render them as music. Each program in effect defines a virtual world, with its own special story--and WolframTones captures it as a musical composition."

Sound, math and emergence. So good.

Monday, March 1, 2010


A very aesthetically pleasing music data visualization project based on data provided by Thanks to's massive library of user generated content, you can get pretty obscure with your searches and still end up with accurate information. Next step of course is integrating a musical interface to allow playback within the client. Heavy.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dub Techno Netlabels

I can't get enough Dub Techno. Recently I came across some amazing net labels that make the majority of their albums free to download under a creative commons license. Most of the releases share similar qualities to the artists found on Echocord, and provide many hours of late listening pleasure and throbbing kick drums. Great to see such amazing collections of music forming in very different parts of the world.

Istanbul, Turkey -
Smolensk, Russia -
Vancouver, British Columbia -

My favorite artist of the lot is Ohrwert This video of him doing his thing explains why. Plus most of its analog. Wish I had hardware.

Other artists include Mr. Cloudy

Mr. Bizz


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise (2010)

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*Will update discogs info when album is officially released, in February.*

I recently stumbled across Pantha Du Prince's 2009 'The Splendour' and fell in love with his mix of deep, minimal techno that spans the boundaries of Matthew Dear like Funk Pop and stark, mind numbing techno akin to Gaiser.

This album is incredible. If you thought Yesterday and Today was good, listen to this. Featuring Panda Bear and Tyler Pope as guests. Read his thought process behind the album:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shuttle 358 - Understanding Wildlife (2002)

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Label: Mille Plateaux
Catalog#: MP115
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 26 Nov 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental, Ambient

Soft and soothing sounds akin to Loscil or a smoother Gas sound.

Lusine - Podgelism (2007)

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Label: Ghostly International
Catalog#: GI-68
Format: CD, Enhanced
Country: US
Released: 20 Mar 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Techno, Minimal

A nice set of remixes. I am particularly fond of the Matthew Dear mix of Flat For You. A good mix of vocals and nice sounding IDM stuff.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Third Eye Foundation - You Guys Kill Me (1998)

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Label: Domino Recording Company Ltd.
Catalog#: WIGCD53
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: Nov 1998
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Drum n Bass, Post Rock, Experimental
4.26 / 5 (43 votes)

Think Radiohead doing drum n bass. Matt Elliott's early experimental dnb project is some of the fiercest and fastest music I have ever heard in this style. It still sounds as fresh as ever. I deeply respect Matt as a musician, and his choice to put this project on the back burner and pursue a career as a solo acoustic musician, who still channels the same melancholy, depressing and frustrated emotions but in a completely different musical style. In addition to his solo stuff, Matt still manages to remix many a big named musician under his 3EF moniker.

Channel the frustration Matt. We are listening.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mount Kimbie - Sketch On Glass EP (2009)

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Label: Hotflush Recordings
Catalog#: HF023
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Country: UK
Released: Aug 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Illbient, Dubstep, Experimental
4.79 / 5 (14 votes)

From the official Mount Kimbie facebook page: "The minds behind Mount Kimbie, Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, both 22, met at university and began making music together in a home studio in Peckham. Hints of their influences from hip hop, jazz, dubstep and experimental electronica can be heard in their productions."

Mount Kimbie is like a cleaner sounding version of Flying Lotus, from England, working more in the vein of dubstep rather than hip hop. Their first EP, Maybes, experiments with ambient soundscapes mixed with the heavy compression bass beat flylo style. This album is a bit dancier and cleaned up. I can't help but move my entire body when I listen to this.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Field - Yesterday and Today (2009)

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Label: Anti-
Catalog#: 87033-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 19 May 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Tech House, Minimal
4.69/5 (16 votes)

This release is amazing. Axel Willner incorporates live drumming and vocals into his signature hypnotic loop lock style. The tracks are both refreshing and what you would expect of The Field. Sequenced is 15 minutes of synth looping bliss with crescendos of different live drum beats in the background. Download this.