So Matthew Dear has out a new LP under his Audion Moniker….a Techno Grabbag which is pretty strong throughout albeit aimed at the DJ . Favourite tracks: Gut Man Cometh, There was a Button, Napkin.
James Clement of ASC with a Techno Ambient release is beautifully tensioned between the hard edge of good techno and deep soundscapes of ambient.
Blakula by the Stalker originally released in 1998 and now reissued on Bandcamp by Housewax is a totally crazy breakbeat house tune.
Milagro EP by Atom Heart an alias of Uwe Schmidt is a much beloved classic early House release. Just reissued you can buy it on bandcamp.
I have been really enjoying this tune by Archie Pelago, Clammy Customer. This threesome from New York play Cello, Sax and Trumpet repectively and all combine these sounds to make some amazing house records.
Regis by Manbait comes out in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to get my hands on this record and it should help to highlight Karl O’Connors influence in the British Techno scene.
Phil Sherburne writing in Pitchfork on the style IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), with a nice list of classic IDM albums at the end;
The very idea of dividing music between its “intelligent” and “unintelligent” forms seems, frankly, pretty backwards. But it becomes easier to swallow the goofy name if you considerWarp‘s pivotal Artificial Intelligence compilation, which the IDM list creator Brian Behlendorf cited as an inspiration for the forum. I’ve always liked to think of IDM along those lines—as an imaginary music of sentient machines.