IDM (Music subgenre)
IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) is a genre of electronic music that emerged in Britain in the 1990s. It is a complex mix of different electronic genres as techno, breakbeat and drum ‘n’ bass and is also known as post-techno.
IDM in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 18.03.2016
The Last Panthers
Chris Clark has set the inner emptiness, bleakness, despair, trauma and hopelessness of the six-part TV show »The Last Panthers« perfectly into sound.
Music − Review | posted 19.02.2016
Traditional Synthesizer Music
Like many others, on »Traditional Synthesizer Music«, Venetian Snares is klutzily embracing modular systems. It’s quite something – but never meditative.
Music − Review | posted 26.01.2015
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 EP
On »Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 EP«, Aphex Twin doesn’t only let the instruments speak for themselves – he also explores a new approach to Hip Hop.
Music − Review | posted 13.06.2014
The Air Between Words
Less dubstep, more house. Dramlinke drifting and riven sceneries. »The Air Between Words«, Martijn Deykers’s third record, is best described by a certain indecisiveness.
Music − Review | posted 27.02.2014
It doesn’t happen often that a techno-record really works as a conceptual album. The first place for 2014 has officially been taken. Sorry for everyone who’s still to follow.
Music − Review | posted 25.10.2013
Autechre have released an EP with leftovers from »Exai«. So what? ! Those still capable of forming even one adequate thought after listening to this EP must be hard-bitten bastards.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2013
2013 presents a completely revitalized Mike Paradinas, who doesn’t have to live up to the expectations of the one and only great IDM-hit anymore.
Music − Review | posted 17.04.2013
You'll Be Safe Forever
After his solo-kitsch-outbursts, Mark von Hoen has found his way out of the dull sugar icing and has turned to his alter ego Locust for the first time in 12 years.
Music − Review | posted 07.03.2013
Its complexity and its constantly evolving rhythmic structures make »Mantle« a damn sexy and vibrant impulse of energy.
Music − Review | posted 06.03.2013
Space Dimension Controller
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Space Dimension Controller has created a real film-record, including a complete story line, skits and commercial breaks. It’s cinema at its most.
Music − Review | posted 15.02.2013
In contrast to his remarkable debut, Bandshell now moves away from his unconditional lust for sound-aesthetics with his second record.
Music − Review | posted 05.02.2013
The Pentaki Slopes
The Pentaki Slopes are the one and only place of truth, at least according to religious leaders, CEOs and gurus. Kangding Ray has asked them all
Music − Review | posted 01.11.2012
And IV (Inertia)
An album for rhythmical beasts. Grischa Lichtenberger shows on 21 tracks how complex beats are supposed to sound like. An exegesis of contemporary rhythms.
Music − Review | posted 25.10.2012
Emptyset acheive to tease out the potential of chaos and club structure in the deconstruction of simplicity and recurrence.
Music − Review | posted 02.08.2012
For the first time since 1991 »SKA001LP« is released on vinyl again, including 37 minutes of unpublished tracks. The Discogs-Dealers will not be amused.
Music − Review | posted 01.08.2012
Tom Scholefield is the new darling of the Electronica- and IDM-Scene. Now, he has successfully finished the transformation from graphic designer to musician.
Music − Review | posted 27.06.2012
The flip side is just an exercise in style. Which is just fine, as the front side is filled with tracks that could well set the benchmark.
Music − Review | posted 11.05.2012
Squarepusher hold his promise and does with his 13th album what lovers of electronic music admire him for. Just different and better.
Music − Review | posted 16.03.2012
The Noise In the Sky
He is and will remain the outcast within the Ed Banger-universe, even though his new record stands less in the tradition of the conservatory’s classical sound.
Music − Review | posted 09.11.2011
Space Dimension Controller
The Pathway To Tiranquon6
Jack Hamill, aka Space Dimension Controller, re-animates the intelligent electronic music of the 1990s and embellishes them with a contemporary coating.
Music − Review | posted 10.09.2011
Ambient Works 1995-2011
Even in the title of his anthology, John Beltran evokes a direct comparison to Aphex Twin. Unfortunately, it’s a comparison he couldn’t possibly live up to.
Music − Review | posted 27.05.2011
On ISAM, Amon Tobin moves even further away from his past and cheekily circumnavigates the present. ISAM is sound in all its heaviness and complexity.
Music − Review | posted 20.07.2020
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − Essay | posted 09.07.2020
Baltic & Finnish Jazz
While jazz from London to L.A. is evolving a fresh pop sensibility or even tries to update the fusion heritage, cool flavors between new blood and nostalgia are cultivated on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Here the genre is cosmopolitan as well and yet totally distinct.
Music − Review | posted 23.07.2020
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.
Music − Portrait | posted 30.06.2020
With emphasis on We
We Jazz, that stands for edgy, surprising jazz from the north. And also not. Since 2013 the festival has been held in Helsinki, since 2016 the label was founded. Matti Nives mainly publishes Finnish bands there. And acts as one of the most important networkers of the local scene.