Built of of the same hip-hop-governed IDM that’s become all the rage in the past few years, since Prefuse 73, DJ /rupture, and others became afflicted with the aural leanings of early 2000s Warp and Tigerbeat6, Loden’s smashing Buggy is a fair contender in the same arena.
Composed by various label players, Ostgun Ton’s Fünf is a label anniversary album built exclusively from a four gigabyte sample library of field recordings made inside the legendary Berlin clubs Berghain and Panorama Bar.
When we think of our experiences with electronic music, we can follow a thought trail that leads like a Wikipedia article from one incendiary album to many others. Their qualities are not always alike but for one: the nostalgic thread that runs through them.
Here’s to hoping Nadja pull a Radiohead and emerge jazzily, victoriously; sounding less like a two-hour Aztec sacrifice and more like Agalloch meets Orthodox, while keeping close that stylish, Canadian Aidan Baker dark flair.
Much like the soundtrack to a day spent trapped inside a refrigerator, each of Thomas Köner’s minimalist drone albums kept in this three-disc tri-fold release are rather limited in their sonic palettes.