Sunday, May 13, 2012

DNTEL - After Parties 1 & 2 (2010)

Two EPs by Jimmy Tamborello under his "DNTEL" alias. These EPs feature no guests and are completely instrumental, unlike the past two albums under the DNTEL name. Atmospheric and a bit dark in places. The most minimal of his work.

Check it out.

Official site.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Farben - Textstar (2002)

A compilation of 12" singles that Jan Jelinek released under the alias "Farben". Essential listening for a fan of electronic music and a great introduction to the world of microhouse.

Check it out.

Official site.

Destroyer - Bay of Pigs (2009)


Destroyer's Bay of Pig's EP. This release is only two songs, but clocks in at over 20 minutes. New age synth textures slowly evolve into dancey, introspective pop tunes. The first track "Bay of Pigs" is an astounding piece of pop music and later appeared on Destroyer's highly acclaimed 2011 album "Kaputt" in a slightly edited shorter form. Definitely worth your time.

Brise-Glace - When in Vanitas... (1994)

Brise-Glace is Jim O'Rourke's take on a "rock band". Jim O'Rourke would take recorded jam sessions with his band then cut up the tape and slice it back together creating unique structures. A very unique album.

Check it out.

Label site.

Nils Frahm & Anne Müller - 7Fingers (2010)


Producer Nils Frahm and  Cellist Anne Müller's 2010 collaboration. A mix of glitchy minimal techno and neoclassical music. High recommended.

Sunday, April 1, 2012