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Ambient Review

Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geradewohl

German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has an interesting history. Born in 1934 he was an unwilling member of the Hitler Youth (membership was compulsory for boys over ten) and was a child actor in Nazi propaganda films. After the war, finding himself trapped on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, he was imprisoned for two years following an unsuccessful attempt to cross to the west. Eventually, he managed to escape into West Berlin and formed the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Conrad Schnirtzler.

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Ambient Dub Review

Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang – Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Jazzland – Release: 13th March 2020

Aarset and Bang take dubbed-out ambience to new depths, with this subterranean-sounding LP. A unique melding of musique concrète and dub, with echoes of ambience and shoegaze.

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Acid Review Techno

Fear-E – Grey Skies In A Dear Green Place

Dark Entries – Release: 28th February 2020

Previously known for releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Super Rhythm Trax, Glasgow based Fear-E makes his debut for the prolific and quality label Dark Entries. Expect six tracks of solid grooves for the floor.

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Ambient Review

Elinch – In Between Patches

Seil Records – Release: Out now

Seil continue their consistent output of mellow ambient releases, with a cassette containing 23 modular synth sketches from German artist Elinch.

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Electro Review

Carl Finlow – Descent

Craigie Knowes – Release: 2nd March 2020

More masterfully deep electro musicality marks Carl Finlow‘s third release on the mighty Craigie Knowes. The same spacey timelessness that was to be found on previous releases can be found here. Expect some hi-tech soul of the highest order.

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Electro Review

The Exaltics & Paris The Black Fu – We Exist

Solar One Music – Release: 24th February 2020

On a planet destroyed by an environmental apocalypse, mysterious figures scour the landscape searching for the souls of the last remaining survivors.

Dark dystopian electro with a sci-fi comic storyline. Masters of the genre, The Exaltics, team up with Mack Goudy Jr. a.k.a. Paris The Black FU from the mighty Detroit Grand Puhbas and Techmarine Bottom Feeders.

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Ambient Review

AHRKH – ‘Beams From a Spiritual Panorama’

Golden Ratio Frequencies – Release: 6th March 2020

Deep and heady drones from AHRKH. Two 30 minute pieces unfold at considered pace, resulting in distinct mind states from the experience.

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Ambient Electro Review

Jura Soundsystem Presents -Transmission Two

Isle of Jura – Release: March 13th 2020

Ahh, the isle of Jura. Famous for it’s raw unspoilt beauty, friendly locals, whiskey and… Soundsystem? Paradoxically, the label of same name is actually based in Adelaide, distributed via Rotterdam and responsible for reissuing some proper classic tunes (Voice of Q 7″ anyone?). They also put out new music too it would appear…

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Industrial Minimal Wave Review

Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels

Some classic tracks almost don’t see the light of day. This track was recorded in 1981 but wasn’t released until 2009. To modern ears, sounding like a crazy Donkey Kong arcade bass over a raw jacking house beat, Video Crash mixed with industrial rock. But who was Carol?

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Ambient Review

Ali Wade – Microhumans

Frequency Domain – Release: 10th February 2020

It’s been over three years since Ali’s last full solo album Geomorphology. His latest excursion on Frequency Domain is called Microhumans and while it falls under the broad ambient label, like his previous LP, there is a lot to be discovered here.