Content by tag "Warp"

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Brian Eno: Reflection

Read "Reflection" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Composer and producer Brian Eno's ambient record Reflection truly goes to the mind and the heart in a quiet and seductive way. This hour long intriguing and captivating tapestry of carefully interwoven sounds conjures up landscapes of internal emotions that reflect the warmth and quiet of the first day of the new year when it was ...

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Jon Balke: Warp

Read "Warp" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Progetto in solitudine del pianista norvegese, quasi un decennio dopo il suo Book of Velocity, ma qui il pianoforte-- registrato al Rainbow Studio -è accompagnato da suoni registrati e campionati, da rumori d'ambiente e da voci, il tutto processato dall'autore assieme ad Audun Kleive, già partner di Jon Balke in altri lavori, e poi missato alla ...

Jon Balke: Warp

Read "Warp" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Best known for his Magnetic North Orchestra, pianist and composer Jon Balke has a background that is rich with global influences and diverse musical stylings. Trained as a classical pianist in his youth, Balke was playing with Masqualero on Bande à Part (ECM, 1985) by the time he was eighteen. That recording, in the company of ...

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Battles: Ep C - B Ep

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Battles Ep C - B Ep Warp (2006) Valutazione: 4 stelle Una musica dalla fisicità frammentata e a densità alternate, quella dei Battles, band tra le più interessanti del rock d'avanguardia americano, formata dal chitarrista Ian Williams - che ricorderete nei Don Caballero e negli Storm & Stress - insieme all'altra chitarra di David Konopka, alla batteria martellante di John Stainer e alle esplorazioni ...

Squarepusher: Ultravisitor

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Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher to the listening public, has always lurked in a realm of abstraction that makes his electronica/fusion impossible to pin down. As an early pioneer of highly programmed drum-n-bass, he placed his electric bass alongside frenetic and ever-changing beats. You simply could not afford to get lost in the details, because ...

Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher

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Born in the era of vinyl grooves, hip-hop declared every record ever made to be its own. With such massive resources at its disposal, the movement quickly became a revolution. But as those grooves have worn down, hip-hop has lost some of its luster. That, along with the music being snapped up and mass-produced by industry ...

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Aphex Twin: Drukqs

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Richard D. James, with his caustic sense of humor and more intelligent than thou demeanor has often been a magnet around which the electronica community polarizes, usually falling into two categories- avid worship or scathing ridicule. Druqks will do nothing but fuel that polarity. 30 tracks across two discs of Jekyll and Hyde tempos and images ...

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Autechre: Confield

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From the first two minutes of the opening track, Confield reveals a new stance for Autechre. Reverberant high-end detail, dense but logical, surrounds a characteristically restrained melody. This record represents a step forward for the duo of Sean Booth and Rob Brown: conscious inclusion of the kind of detail and controlled chaos that they have thus ...

Squarepusher: Go Plastic

Read "Go Plastic" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Squarepusher's musical territory has certainly had its hills and valleys. With his first full-length record, Feed Me Weird Things, Squarepusher (aka Tom Jenkinson) launched a series of fine drill-and-bass masterworks on the Warp label. Up until 1998's Music Is Rotted One Note, every single Squarepusher record was a keeper. But at that point, he dumped the ...


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