Aside from clearly having a way with ambient drones, the mysterious producer known as Alexandre Navarro is also kind of a nifty entrepreneur. The artist has set up three imprints since his debut into the scene back in 2004; the EKO Netlabel, SEM Label and DISQ AN are all a product of his hard work, so it's no wonder that he was called up to Pheek's Archipel imprint for a new album. It would be reductive to call Anti-Matiere an ambient album, however. The LP is full of many different colours and shades, and even its most deconstructed moments are full of zest and kinetic flow. The opening "Phosphorous" is a good example of this, a gentle swarm of drones guided by subtle rhythmic infusions, and the same goes for other tunes like "Amazone" or "Contempie", two magnificent escapades into the deepest corners of the ether. In short, one could almost class this sublime piece of work as an ambient work for people who are easily bored from the genre. It';s for those with a certain kind of vision of drone that this will appeal to.
Bluezone releases Lost In Space: Sci Fi Cinematic Samples, a new science fiction Trailer/Cinematic sample pack covering a wide range of sophisticated and futuristic ambiences, transitions, sequences, SFX, drones and impacts
Spectral Line: Cinematic Trailer Sounds, an ultramodern collection of ambiences, evolving soundscapes, nervous drone sounds, cinematic SFX, impacts,meticulously recorded synth textures,energetic transitions,rises, whooshes and more
Subspace Distortion: Sci Fi Cinematic Samples from Bluezone Corporation consists of a vast array of science fiction ambiences, deep drones, cinematic SFX, evolving atmospheres, heavy impacts/spacious metal hits, futuristic and dark synth textures
Blursome first appeared on Locus Recordings, before dropping the track "Night" for Scuba's recent Fabriclive showdown, number 90 in the historic series. It was only natural that the label head would ask the young producer to fire of an EP for his label, and it's clear that Blursome has saved her best for it. Hands down. "A Little" kicks this six-tracker into motion with a rolling punch of hazy vocals, watery sonics, and a supremely tribalistic percussion, a mystic flow that is watered down beautifully on the considerably weirder "Let's Take Off My Hair". This EP certainly marks a change in style from the Hotflush bandwagon, further proved by the ominous, Burial-like movements of "Time", and the more techno-minded "Me". "Dream" wonders off into a blurry nightmare vision of what dubstep could be, while "Sleep" breaks out the power electronics, a move rarely seen before from Hotflush, but one that we're very much in tune with. An Excellent return to form.
UK techno outsider BNJMN has been turning heads in recent years with some killer releases on Jericho One, Delsin and Rush Hour; not to mention his own Brack imprint. He is back with more bass infused lo-fi techno shenanigans on a new EP for true techno merchants: the legendary Tresor. Commencing with the grainy and saturated dark ambient odyssey "Overskies", he's then into the gritty and aquatic 4/4 electro-funk darkness of "Hadal Zone". Finally "Syzygy" serves up his signature clang and clutter on this grinding and lo-fi analogue techno jack full of squealing synth textures plus dusty/frayed drum computer beats.