Naono, Sleepy Pebbles [Archaic Horizon – AH038, 2010]

Since the ‘Vibrant Music’ label always has been a favorite of mine and since Naono has been heavily involved in the very same label from the start. This 2010 Archaic Horizon release enticed great hopes when I found it and let me tell you straight away it does not disappoint! For even more cross-reference it… Continue reading Naono, Sleepy Pebbles [Archaic Horizon – AH038, 2010]

Aitänna77, Night Loops [Test Tube – tube246, 2012]

Aitänna77 is far from being a stranger here at resurface and it’s lovely to once again encounter his musical output. This time around on the (by the look of things unstoppable) Portuguese Test Tube net label, currently racking up 247 something releases the past 8 years or so. ‘Night Loops’ is number 246 and it… Continue reading Aitänna77, Night Loops [Test Tube – tube246, 2012]

Inigo Kennedy, Walls Have Fears [Asymmetric – ASY MP3 021, 2012]

On ‘Walls Have Fears’ we hear Inigo Kennedy pursuing the path struck in his early 2011 ‘Distant Circles‘ release. As expected it’s well-produced, clever electronic music that is decidedly and firmly rooted in Techno. Very big drums, yet delicate and always with the unmistakable IK touch. ‘Cautum’, ‘Squirkle’, ‘Sentinel Four’, ‘Nocturnal’ and ‘Speechless (feat. Laska)’… Continue reading Inigo Kennedy, Walls Have Fears [Asymmetric – ASY MP3 021, 2012]

C.DB.SN + Scaffolding, Covalent States [Plastic Sound Supply – PSS013, 2011]

Another offering from the friendly ‘Plastic Sound Supply’ label operating out of Denver, Colorado in the USA. ‘Covalent States’ is a four track release featuring two artists. One of them is closely associated with PSS, namely Scaffolding, who was featured alongside Heft on the very first PSS release ‘We Will Diminish’ in 2008. ‘Covalent States’… Continue reading C.DB.SN + Scaffolding, Covalent States [Plastic Sound Supply – PSS013, 2011]

Polestar, End of an Era [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTDIGI017, 2010]

Reportedly ‘End of an Era’ is Jon Elliott’s last release using the name Polestar and given that his first release ‘Camplex EP’ on Boltfish Recordings was reviewed in 2005. It now only seems as fitting as it is sad that Polestar’s last release also is a Boltfish one. At the time of his debut release… Continue reading Polestar, End of an Era [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTDIGI017, 2010]

Deadbeat, Drawn and Quartered [BLKRTZ – BLKRTZ001, 2011]

‘Drawn and Quartered’ sees Deadbeat returning in form on his newly started BLKTRZ label. The four-track album is packed with e-dub of the highest order and the production techniques are perfected. The tracks are all generously stretched to the 10 minute marker and beyond. Like I’ve said many times in the past, some like it… Continue reading Deadbeat, Drawn and Quartered [BLKRTZ – BLKRTZ001, 2011]

Plakto, The Ninth Snail [El-Ljud – ELJD010, 2007]

The Swedish based net label El-Ljud tenth release was Plakto’s ‘The Ninth Snail’ and it preceded the excellent thirteenth release ‘Soul’d Out’ by the same artist. The categorisation is solid E-dub, excellent production and plenty of bass to go around. The 8 tracks on ‘The Ninth Snail’ are a treat and there’s enough complexity for… Continue reading Plakto, The Ninth Snail [El-Ljud – ELJD010, 2007]

Plakto, Soul’d Out [El-Ljud – ELJD013, 2010]

Plakto’s ‘Soul’d Out’ is the thirteenth release on the until recently completely unknown (to me that is) Swedish net label El-Ljud. They already have some 14 releases to their credit so I for one have obviously missed out on something great. The thirteenth release ‘Soul’d Out’ by Plakto has overall impressive qualities. It is solid… Continue reading Plakto, Soul’d Out [El-Ljud – ELJD013, 2010]

Soutien Gorge, Bolida/Hó [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTDIGI018, 2011]

Soutien Gorge of Bitlab Records’ fame returns to Boltfish Recordings with another two-track treat of warm and in all aspects cuddly electronic music (JAN 2011). The ‘Bolida/Hó’ is their third release on Boltfish following the ‘Vízállásjelentés’ 2007 and ‘Szerelmes Nóta/Délutániád’ 2008 releases. Not as friendly as their 2008 release ‘Szerelmes Nóta/Délutániád’, but comparing with a… Continue reading Soutien Gorge, Bolida/Hó [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTDIGI018, 2011]

aAirial, Together EP, [Imaginary Nonexistent Records – INR016CDR, 2011]

‘Together EP’ is aAirial’s debut release on Imaginary Nonexistent Records. The previous output includes “Le fil du temps” and “Incoercible” on the net labels Laridae respectively Breathe, not forgetting his contribution to the ‘Intelligent Toys 6’ compilation on Lithuania’s Sutemos label. The ‘Together EP’ is comprised by six delicate tracks filled with largely piano based… Continue reading aAirial, Together EP, [Imaginary Nonexistent Records – INR016CDR, 2011]