Thursday, March 31, 2005

In-Tune: Quantazelle

"Quantazelle is Liz McLean Knight, a native of the Chicago area, who spends most of her time in front of computer monitors, working on an online magazine devoted to electronic music,, and arranging sounds into the compositions that find their way onto albums. Her latest and most advanced work is "Coaster," released on subVariant Recordings featuring her most complex and engaging work to date, and packaged as a designer beverage coaster that comes with its own carrying case and instructions for use." - Quantazelle

Interesting and creative music with equally interesting and creative packaging

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Breaking (Hushed)
Late Blazing Kinch Theme

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

In-Tune: Paul & Price - redCola

"redCola is a Los Angeles-based collective, record label and music production company headed by composers, and producers Jonathan Paul and Damir Price - aka Paul & Price. The sound of Paul and Price combines the best of both: somatic beats with lush orchestration - often provacative and exotic, creating sexy downtempo and intoxicating electronica. . Along the lines of Theivery Corp., Zero 7 and Blue States." - Paul & Price

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Walk Away Love

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

In-Tune: DJ Nosebleed

Turning a mixture of breakbeats, hip-hop and turntablism into "100% Certified Texas funky breaks", Dj Nosebleed will get you moving in no time with his "stiff cocktail of big beat dance floor madness!"

Visit the site for exclusive music

Super Soul
Buster (Nosebleed Squall Mix)

Monday, March 28, 2005

In-Tune: Etherine

"Etherine is the solo project of Michael Weeks, focusing on ambient melodic electronica. Using sequencers and analog and digital sound sources, Michael builds flowing pieces of momentary beauty. Perfect listening for winter nights and summer mornings, or whenever bliss is eluding you." -Etherine

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

In-Tune: r-H

"Growing up in Singapore, Rajesh Hardwani (a.k.a. r-H) fed himself musically on everything from funk and soul, to blues and hip-hop. This wide variety of influences would later play a vital role in his work as a musician, though he eventually expanded his creative palette even further to include electronica, big beat, drum and bass, jazz, and much more. It's no surprise that some people find it difficult to classify his style. However, what may come as a surprise is how easily r-H takes these countless influences and meshes them together into a remarkably cohesive and wildly infectious sound that is all his own.
With his debut electronica album, Black Asia Volume 1, r-H has taken one big step toward reaching the goals he has set for himself, which include remixing for established artists worldwide and making a living through his music. Using an astounding variety of instrumentation, r-H aims to show you how Thai, Japanese, and Indian grooves and chants sound when layered over break beat and drum and bass. Thanks to the performance and production expertise he has accumulated over the years, the album is more polished and accessible than his previous works, which is a good thing, because this is music that truly needs to be heard. Excited would be an understatement. This is how r-H responds when asked how he feels about Black Asia Volume 1. I believe this is the true, all-around Asian electronic music album, and I can't wait for the industry to have a listen." - r-H

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Tim Sun Vindaloo

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

In-Tune: The Baldwin Brothers

"Back in 1983, when Jason Hinkle and TJ Widner were just kids, they had a code word: Baldwin. "We used it to mean someone who was in-the-know," says TJ. "It was just some in-joke. So the name really never had anything to do with those other Baldwins."

Indeed: While Alec, Billy, Stephen, and Daniel were lapping up the highlife in Hollywood, the other Baldwin Brothers were in Chicago, working out that elusive musical link between jam bands and laptop electronica. Machine music could ooze sex, they were convinced; it could have the spontaneity of a live performance but the structure of a pop song. And the results of their efforts? Voila! The brilliant Cooking with Lasers, a blend of live funk and studio-created beats that owes as much to Herbie Hancock and the JBs as it does to Kraftwerk." - The Baldwin Brothers

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Dream Girl

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

In-Tune: Principles of Geometry

"The duo of Guillaume Grosso and Jeremy Duval is one of the most seminal ever to have graced French electronica for a long time. While most of their contemporaries are ensconsed in absurdly sophisticated clicks and cuts and demently chiselled drills, Principles take the emotional route and develop an accurate and refined cocoon of vintage synthetisers, spanners, majestic basslines and, as jacked as it may sound, Wagner-like harmonies." -Principles of Geometry

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Arp Center

Monday, March 21, 2005

In-Tune: Dabrye

"Dabrye (pronounced DAB-ree) is just one alias of Ghostly artist Tadd Mullinix, who shifts through various guises with a refreshing competency and sophistication. As Dabrye, Mullinix explores hip-hop, creating head-nodding beats with saw-tooth bass lines that explore hip-hop forms with a keen eye to forward-thinking production and rhythms. It is a combination that has earned Dabrye considerable praise from both the hip-hop underground (Jay Dee, Jurassic 5) and the electronic music press, earning him a Next 100 mention from URB in 2002 and praise from publications as diverse as Rolling Stone to the Wire." - Dabrye

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Hyped Up Plus Tax
Smoking the Edge

Saturday, March 19, 2005

In-Tune: Psychetropic

"Todd Fletcher (the musician behind Psychetropic) has been creating electronic music since 1983, using an Apple IIe computer, inspired primarily by the music of Klaus Schulze and Brian Eno. From the beginning his music emphasized the union of sound design with melody and rythm to create a complete sound matrix.

Fletcher's interest in sound design as an integral aspect of music continues to deepen. Currently producing music entirely on computer, he uses numerous software tools to create singular sound atmospheres condusive to dreaming and reflection." -Psychetropic

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China radio sunshine

Friday, March 18, 2005

In-Tune: Infinite Scale

"The Infinite Scale is what happens when technology is allowed to breed out of control. A studio ‘Meister’ and prodigy from an early age, he has immersed himself in the binary / digital worldview for so long, that sadly he is now part man, part studio. The Infinite Scale has flexed his technical skills and ‘mad scientist’ personae everywhere over the last few years. He is one of the few performers around that occupy the rare space between nerd like dedication to Nu-Technology and full on slavish dedication to the art of Presentation." -Infinite Scale

Soon to be released March 28th on CD/Vinyl is the EP Sound Senser on Toytronic
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Acoustic Snail

Thursday, March 17, 2005

In-Tune: Dj Bane

"DJ Bane aka Matt Watts has been involved with music since the age of 14, where he started playing guitar with the band Aneurysm. After this matt started promoting club nights and also DJ-ing within them. After a couple of years matt got bored of mixing other peoples records, so bought himself a computer and minimal studio set up to start to produce and record music at home. Matt has been producing electronic music for two and a half years now, and enjoying every minute of it, " - Dj Bane

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What the f##k

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

In-Tune: Siriusrising

"Siriusrising is one of many different monikers of U.S. electronic artist, eric young. His musick is a blend of many different styles and influences. Taking equally from techno and electro, hip-hop and glitch-hop, siriusrising has woven an intricate tapestry of lush sounds and atmospheres. Put on some headphones and get lost in the soundscapes." - Siriusrising

You may listen or download from or Soundclick

Binaural Mantra
Sunday Sweeps (ThursdayNight Remix)

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

In-Tune: A-ux

"A-ux (born Tae Gyun) is deeply interested in experiencing emotional and surreal music. Inspired by the music of Warp artists, he sets out to capture some of that energy and intensity with electronics and computer. From an early age, his classical background in piano and his experimental attitude allowed him to achieve a good balance between musical and technological aspects. While growing up with a diverse musical style, he tends not to draw upon solely on one influence. From Debussy, Stone Temple Pilots, Boards of Canada, his pieces attempt to be timeless and distinctive. Currently, residing in NYC, A-ux contines to explore and express his perspective of life in very own unique atmosphere and breakbeat." -A-ux

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Invisible Wall

Monday, March 14, 2005

In-Tune: Rollmottle

"Rollmottle's lush sound reflects his tendency towards the atmospheric and spacious. He attributes this leaning to the pervasive Southern California environment where bright sun and vast blue skies inspire a sound that is warm and wide." - Rollmottle

Laid back, relaxing and enjoyable

Garden Party
Lsj (download mp3 here)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

In-Tune: Cargo Cult

"30 year old Allan Vilhan (aka Cargo Cult) hails from Slovakia. He was the bass guitarist in the rock band Stirba from 1989-1992. A self-taught musician, Allan began composing his own music in 1998. Cargo Cult aims to bind the modern sound of today with the atmosphere of 80s electronic music, stirred together with elements of Eastern music." - Cargo Cult

sol naciente

Friday, March 11, 2005

In-Tune: R3tic

"Melodic, sometimes glitchy, sometimes breakbeat style idm, and otherwise unclassifiable electronic listening music, introspective and atmospheric harmonies accompanied by a mish-mash of subtle rhythmic structures built from various sound and musical sources. Retic is Douglas Teike, hailing originally from the midwest and currently residing in San Francisco, California. His debut CD, entitled lower your voices will be available soon from German label Aphorism Records. Serve chilled with headphones...Thanks for listening." -Retic

Full mp3's here


Thursday, March 10, 2005

In-Tune: Eight Frozen Modules

"Ken Gibson, a.k.a. Eight Frozen Modules, has been spending too much time alone with the machines. For the past eight years and under several monnikers, his maniacal electronic output has graced labels such as Phthalo, City Slang, LO Recordings, and Planet-Mu.

Cuisinart symphonies for the rhythmically inclined. Darker, heavier, deeper than the first, Eight Frozen Modules abducts you along with the young Master Barry. Hopefully you'll make it back alive. As with his previous release Thought Process Disorder, The Abduction of Barry, is a frenzy of hyper-creative sound, edits, and beats -- clearly the product of a disturbed mind. However, the playful schizophrenia present on 'Thought Process Disorder' has been overtaken by an overwhelming wave of fear, outlined with a painstakingly detailed hand. Required listening for friends of the darkside, Dario Argento movies, and the digital mess that lives in the wake of gabber-infused-IDM. Barry Vs. Jason? Who will win?" - 8 Frozen Modules

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Electro Convolsive Therapy Committee
Plop skop

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

In-Tune: Tycho

"Upon returning from San Francisco to his hometown in 1999, Sacramento native Scott Hansen began to write and record tracks as Tycho, a nod to Dutch renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe and to the synthesis of the mathematical and the natural so inherent in the creation of Tycho’s transcendent and melodic sound. Hansen’s renaissance moniker also lines up neatly with his recent proliferation in the graphic design world as ISO50.

Tycho’s use of ambient break beat foundations, lilting organ tonals, and luminous underlying samples create a hallucinogenic web of soundscapes that seem to flow from the soundtrack of the natural world. Not content to settle for the soulless repetition that mires so much of today’s electronica offerings in somatic boredom, Tycho folds layers of retro synthesizers over haunting vibraphones, hymnal organs, and wind driven melodies deep into a mix of downtempo hip-hop styled beats and deft production. The resultant tracks create their own lush harmony of aural emotions, as the listener drifts through an oasis of introspective rhythms and mood altering synchronicities." -Tycho

Dictaphone's Lament

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

In-Tune: Modus Vivendi

"Modus Vivendi seeks to forge a name for itself via an overtly but ineffably warm blend of supple, alternately gentle and colossal beats underscoring elements of exotic, soulful color, plaintive bossa guitar, cinematically full and rich sitar, tango bandoneon, trace amounts of Latin rhythm, wordless female vocals that are far substantive to be written of as simply ethereal, ethnographic African chants, and on and on. The resulting and blatantly lovely brew is somewhat akin to the pliable oscillations of, say, Metro Area or Nortec Collective, used as a beat canvas onto which the cosmopolitan global jazz ethic of a Kruder & Dorfmeister or Thievery Corporation has been transposed. What really sets Modus apart, however, is it’s music collective approach. While such crews as Jazzanova, Bugz in the Attic, Reprazent, Massive Attack’s Wild Bunch and Yellow Productions’ Bossa Tres Jazz have standardized the idea of a multinational, entirely collaborative approach for making music in Europe and elsewhere in the world, it’s virtually unheard of in America. Representing the USA, Mexico, Germany, the UK and other countries, and by having already worked with such artists/ producers such as Rick Nowels, David Holmes, Photek, N’Dea Davenport and Dido to name a few, Modus has the skill and versatility to become a substantial US-based collective voice on the international electronic/ downtempo scene." -Modus Vivendi

An international collaboration of musicians resulting in something special


Monday, March 07, 2005

In-Tune: AntiGuru

AntiGuru has been writing music for over ten years now in various styles and under several aliases.

Lured into electronics and computer music in 1996, AntiGuru's main influences would be Juno Reactor, Panasonic, Slowdive, Biosphere, and The Boards of Canada.

Convinced that true art lies within the process of creation, most of AntiGuru's time is devoted to writing music in his studio at the heart of the beautiful city of Victoria, in Western Canada.

Blue Line
Undersea Steamship

Saturday, March 05, 2005

In-Tune: Datassette

Named after the little tape recorder that held computer programs before the floppy disk, this is some fine computer music. Anyone remember the C64? 8-Bit and glitchy, the sound of the SID chip and it's music is well reproduced by Datassette. With funky melodies and rhythms in a definite lo-fi setting, if you like computer-sounding music, this is for you.


Friday, March 04, 2005

In-Tune: Sound Tribe Sector 9

"As a collective of musicians and artists, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) creates and expresses a musical style that is unique unto itself. STS9 have taken their passion for playing live instruments and married it to a love for intricate composition and sound exploration. STS9 have as much of an affection for samplers and computers as they do pianos, drums, bass, and guitars. The music blends layered sonic landscapes, developed melodic movements, and deep groove sensibilities. The music is simultaneously progressive and retrospective. It draws from the core creative values of the jazz greats and the funk-soul innovators while utilizing modern advancements in music production, basically just getting wicked with whatever they can make a sound with." -Sound Tribe Sector 9

A tasteful blend of live and electronic instruments, very cool


Thursday, March 03, 2005

In-Tune: Artbyte

Artbyte began in the year 2000. The latest album Amalgame, meaning mixture in english, is a result of "the musical experiences acquired since the debuts of the project." From techno to idm, then on to dark and hard-hitting. From introspective and fragile to spiritual and finally at amalgame, artbyte has been on quite a musical journey.

Detailed and symphonic, this is good listening music.

Note: Site is in french

Princesse Dsenchante
Le Bruit des Penses

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

In-Tune: Melodium

"A classically trained pianist, Laurent Girard went electronic years ago when he made the acquisition of a synthesizer. With it he began creating his own blend of textural instrumentals and swirling soundtracks. Almost a hermit in his hometown of Nantes, France, his musical focus remains on the melodies, with eddies of sound and beats melding together for a sound that is recognizably his own." - Melodium

Self described as melancholy, I find these smoothly blended melodies rock

Download an older EP by Melodium for free from here:


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

In-Tune: The Vector Warrior

The Vector Warrior uses self-made instruments and sound devices to create original music. Originally born in Fiji but moved to England at an early age, The Vector Warrior is "fighting for the next industrial revolution with all my electronic might". His blend of glitchy electronic beats with melodic instruments creates a sonic kaleidoscope of complex and interesting patterns.

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