kraftwerk

Essential Kraftwerk – machinemusik

Kraftwerk are widely considered as one of the great pioneers of electronic music, laying the groundwork (groundwerk?) for the electronica that we know and love today. In this post we’ll be exploring some of Kraftwerk’s key repertoire to understand why they are so important to electronic music. The Beginnings of Kraftwerk Kraftwerk was formed by …

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Supermachina - Let The Freaks Out

Supermachina – Let The Freaks Out

Supermachina is the work of Reinhard Koenig, a creator of electronic music as well as a professor for computational architecture. Reinhard follows procedural approaches in generating rhythms and melodies, rather than composing them in a traditional way. The result is some quite intense tracks that are glitchy in nature, abstract, and actually quite fun. Let The …

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Gilroy Mere - Adlestrop

Gilroy Mere – Adlestrop

Adlestrop is the latest release from Gilroy Mere, and released on vinyl, cassette and digital from Clay Pipe Music. It’s a fascinating look back to a different world, a world of railway branch lines, village railway stations, and a bygone England. Gilroy Mere traveled across the country visiting the sites of railways that used to …

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Hold by Confessor

Confessor – Hold

Confessor, also known as Joachim-Titien Schildknecht, is an ambient music composer who works from his studio in Strasbourg, France. Hold is his latest release, created over the last few months, and is very much a release designed to help you relax. It’s a wonderful, drifting collection of tracks to help soothe your soul in what …

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Rival Consoles - Articulation

Rival Consoles – Articulation

Articulation is a new six track album by Rival Consoles (aka Ryan Lee West), and follows on from the (third) single release from the album Sudden Awareness of Now a couple of weeks ago. The Album was conceived visually and inspired by graphic scores utilized by composers such as Stockhausen, John Cage and Ligeti (who …

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Kites and Pylons

Kites and Pylons

Kites and Pylons is a radio show that harks back to a previous world. A world with public information films, a world with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a world with only three tv channels, where you spend your days watching Open University and Crown Court if you’re too poorly to go to school… Their latest …

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Love Will Overcome by Osmunda Music

Love Will Overcome – Osmunda Music

Love Will Overcome is the latest album release by Osmunda Music. Osmunda Music is the work of Rebecca Trujillo Vest, and is a wonderful collection of tracks following on from her debut ‘Munda‘. This collection of tracks is a beautifully mellow experience, reminiscent of chilled-out ambience from the 90’s summoning memories of artists such as Morcheeba …

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What is Electronica?

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music uses the term electronica as one half of the world of electronic music. In their overarching introduction, there is electro-acoustic music, an academic world of electronic music, and then there is electronica, essentially popular electronic music. In the Cambridge Companion, the authors are keen to bridge the gap between …

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Suazo - Metaphysics EP

Metaphysics EP by Suazo

Here’s some mellow, downtempo grooves for you courtesy of Suazo, all the way from Austin, Texas. Suazo creates some lovely meditative sounds fusing organic and synthetic sounds relax and entertain. Suazo has travelled extensively throughout the world, from California to Moscow, absorbing influences along the way. He has obviously embraced different cultures, music and the …

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