Tag Archives: Glitch

Crystal Castles – “(III)” Quick Review

Crystal Castles – (III)
Genre: Electronica/Experimental

Label: Polydor Records

Crystal Castles, who probably don’t need an introduction these days, is the experimental electronic duo of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass, and as the album title suggests, this is their third album in their nine years together. Their first album, self-titled, made a big impact on the indie-electro dance scene on a global scale, with its noisy Nintendo-style synths and Glass’s mixture of soft, effect-laden vocals and frustrated yells – a style that soon became adopted by myriads of male-female electronic duos. Continue reading

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Introducing… #3

Some of my favourite discoveries over the past month!

GHOST PUNCHER

Ghost Puncher is a mysterious electronic producer who resides in New York. What sets him apart? Well, he mixes influences from witch house, trap, glitch and ambient music into his electronic base which results in some weird yet ridiculously addictive tracks. If that’s not enough, my introduction to him was through the official music video made by slave clothes for Cat Puke, which you have to see:

Get what I mean by weird yet addictive? The great thing about Ghost Puncher is that he experiments and clearly has no interest in staying with a single sound or formula. You can check out his music and download the majority of it for free via his soundcloud.

Listen to: Cat Puke, Sure Regress Version 2, Bosch.

DEVILMAN

Even though the review of their debut album gives it away, it’s been playing non-stop in the car and on the laptop. Devilman is a project featuring three guys who have been in their own circuits for a fair while, and together they create the most refreshingly noisy and unstable dub music around right now. Again, my discovery was through another gripping music video for Bakan Q.

These guys show a lot of promise and it’s going to be interesting to see where they’ll take their sound on the next release, which cannot come soon enough.

Listen to: Bakan Q, 93, Nirvana Dub.

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Flying Lotus – “Until The Quiet Comes” Quick Review

Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Genre: Electronic/Hip-Hop

Label: Warp

Flying Lotus, real name Steven Ellison, is perhaps one of the most renowned and talked about electronic producers of the past decade, enthusing elements of IDM, hip-hop, jazz, glitch-hop and many more styles into his music. Just as varied influences are, each of his releases are very different in his considerably short yet rapidly blooming career so far. For example, while his “Reset” EP flowers on deep, low and glitchy seductive beats while “Los Angeles” is an album that scarily concentrates on intricate textures, especially with the use of clicks and clacks in a mind bending collage of sounds. Continue reading

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