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Spectrum Spools (Record label)
Spectrum Spools is a Cleveland-based record label for electronic music, founded in 2010 by John Elliott. It is a sub label of Editions Mego.
Spectrum Spools in Features
Art − Interview | posted 24.06.2013
Moments Between Motion
Spacey objects whizzing through hallucinatory landscapes, dominating colors, stark geometric shapes and a flair for psychedelia grounded in reality. Robert Beatty has been creating album covers for ten years mixing his strong visual language with the music of bands and musicians like Midday, Peaking Lights, Gary Way, Dracula Lewis and Idiot Glee and for his own music project Three Legged Race and Hair Police.
Spectrum Spools in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 08.06.2015
Crackpot-polyrhythmics, hickup-groove, hip hop from hell: Container doesn’t give a damn. Hence, Ren Schofield’s third record is called »LP« once again – and it’s racy, frenetic and awesome.
Music − Review | posted 16.03.2015
Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments
With »Music for Amplified Keyboard Instruments«, Spectrum Spools has dedicated itself to reissuing the majestic works of David Bordens, a wrongly neglected pioneer of electronic and minimalistic music.
Music − Review | posted 09.05.2014
With his project Prostitutes, James Donadio is moving along the border between techno and noise. In addition, »Petit Cochon« is somewhat tribalesque.
Music − Review | posted 25.09.2013
Plays Bee Mask
The Italian musician Donato Dozzy ventures on Bee Mask’s »Vaporware«. His variations are individual and full-fledged tracks – complex and impressive.
Music − Review | posted 12.08.2013
Palm / | \ Highway Chase
Escape From New York
It’s music sounding like film scores by Harold Faltermeyer or Jan Hammer from the mid-1980s.
Music − Review | posted 30.01.2013
Three Legged Race
First and foremost, Robert Beatty aka Three Legged Race is a designer. As a musician, he asks the the same questions a designer would. Does that work?
Music − Review | posted 22.01.2013
The trio FORMA has a sixth sense for analogue synthesizers and the reproducible sound from the 1970s and early 80s. And what do they do with it? They reproduce it.
Music − Review | posted 23.07.2012
The Sincere Interruption
Eric Lanham is one of the youngsters who have found a niche with their synthetic music, where they’re allowed their nerdy way of being poetic.
Music − Review | posted 09.07.2012
Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990)
»Akashic Record« belongs more to the sound-spectrum of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre than to the aspiring world of house, acid and techno.
Music − Review | posted 25.06.2012
»Parthenon« draws the best of all conclusions from the last 30 years of pop history and interweaves samples of sounds, driving bass and melodies to a tight patchwork.
Music − Review | posted 12.06.2012
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel
Motion Sickness Of Time Travel
Rachel Evans loves Vintage. Her music is full of the sound of analogue Synthesizers. This combines to an overflowing world of sounds, which seems like a showcase.
Music − Review | posted 20.03.2012
The exciting debut of the American composer Robert Turman can be revisited now. »Flux« is the scoring of an infinite retarding moment.
Music − Review | posted 30.01.2012
Hive Mind fiddles with synth-buttons and serves as an excellent figurehead for a music-scene which fetishizes experimenting with electrophones.
Music − Review | posted 08.11.2011
Darren Ho is an electronics technician of the old school – before he starts making his music, he first builds his own synthesizers. That’s what makes his sound so very special.
Music − Review | posted 24.09.2011
The latest release on Spectrum Spools, the label for synth-music curated by John Elliot, is an unconventional attempt in the field of minimal techno.
Music − Review | posted 12.07.2011
News from the universe of the Emeralds: After Mark McGuire, now John Elliot presents his skills aside his band. It’s a synths-sound that’s hard to resist.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year review 2021
Top 20 12inches
12inches are mostly, but not always, made for the club. A look at the 20 best records in 2021 shows that in this year, not only was dance music rethought – but that also quiet counterpoints were set.
Music − News | posted 27.01.2022
A new start with Der Ralle
The beloved beatmaker series KEATS is back. The first in the completely renewed groove is Der Ralle from Saarbrücken. The Vinyl record is limited and comes with a first class textile cover.
Music − Review | posted 31.10.2021
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music − News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music − Portrait | posted 20.01.2022
Daft Punk – Homework (1997)
In 1997, the French duo Daft Punk released their debut album »Homework« and since then have had an almost unprecedented career. At that time, the album was not yet mainstream, but creaky, crackling house music.