in the San Francisco Bay Area, Blue Vitriol's Josh S. and Jacob Z. have
been making music together for the better part of a decade. They have
explored many styles, always trying to coax new sounds from out of the
digital ether. Some of their work can be downloaded from Project168
and they don't hesitate to get involved in collaborative projects such
as the Exquisite Corpse.
transcriptionist and spare-time musician, choenyi
has already made
himself quite a reputation on respected netlabels such as Yuki
Access Recordings, Miniatura, Kreislauf and Underlabel. He
started DJing in
1996 and began recording electronic textures in 1999. His
based on psychoacoustic theory and inspired by the likes of Hudak and
Wollscheid amongst others. Years later came more beat-oriented tracks,
often reincorporating the older works, resulting in a fine combination
of experimental textures and dancefloor elements.
|CK Two is a German artist producing dancefloor
techno with an experimental edge. After releasing an excellent ep
Records, he offers us his Sub Noises EP
in which the efficiency of the beats contrasts with the coldness of
twisted audio textures. Influenced by Depeche Mode, Rechenzentrum,
Scorn as well as the cream of the minimal scene, he multiplies
releases, and we are really looking forward to hearing his upcoming
appearances on Insectorama et Idealtechno
|"Saint Gilles, November 2004
I wanted to be a rockstar, make love with Jane Birkin, burn my
guitars and refuse to play the Olympia... and here
I am, alone in front of my screen, trying to make my MIDI playback
Damn, I move, cut, destroy and interleave all those blocks of sound
that crawl, suffer and express themselves: a real mess.
From now on, cZarneKci is not a crisps brand. It is this very mess that
I attempt to organise. No sweat, no cocaine... just DIY-audio."
a chilean producer based in Barcelona.
At the beginning of
2001 he travels to Berlin where he works on the composition of the
tracks that will make his first album. He also works as a dj at the
legendary Berlin Club Tacheles.
In 2004 he leaves for Barcelona where
he creates the artistic collective Dpendiente and
musical projects such as Equipo, Pikap, Auditorio & Beagle.
After a number of
excellent releases on Pueblonuevo, Equipo
offers us a brilliant EP combining minimal organic beats and subtle
melodies. A pleasant trip through electronica, dub and ambient
|Etruscan aka Ben Cummings is based in Manchester,
UK, and produces IDM, breakcore, breakbeat, illbient, and experimental
He is greatly inspired by electronic artists such as Aphex Twin,
Venetian Snares, Richard Devine, Shitmat, Scorn and Techno Animal, as
well as dark and abrasive music in general including black metal and
His music is dark in atmosphere, and he enjoys breakbeat butchery as
well as creating precise, abstract rhythmical sounds.
|"...nothing is less sure than the result. I've
never been able to say I
want to end up there. On the other hand I can say what I
like or what I dislike. So when I leave, my tastes are marking out the
you finally hear is nothing else than a pile of sounds I like,
harmonies fitting each other, according to my tastes of course. So what
am I really? A selector? A composer?
Strangely enough, I regularly end up asking myself if the music is
coming from me or through me. Do you
is a young French artist from Orleans producing
electronica with both powerful and complex rhythms and fresh melodies.
He attempts to break free of style constraints and only
his creative impulses.
|James Taylor is half of the British duo Swayzak,
responsible for 5 albums of deep and groovy minimal sound. He
produces music on his own, and released his first solo album "Carthage
Milk" in 2005.
is a French artist producing electronic music under a number
different aliases such as KND, Kaneda aka Tetsuoka, Ernest Shakleton
Besides his addiction to the good old MC303, he samples nearly
anything at hand and creates music out of all the everyday things one
normally never pays attention to.
Kaneda has a generous conception of music and regularly gets
involved in collective projects in which he can share his sound with
|Molair is a laptop duet from Lille composed of
Laurent Bernonville and Thierry Mbaye. Known under the moniker of Bern
with his releases on Traum, Trapez
limited, and Toys for Boys, but also a number
of netreleases on Sinergy Networks or Thinner,
Laurent Bernonville is researching more experimental perspectives with
Whatever we call it, the Molair's music feeds itself from design,
architecture, digital environnement, and an ancestral pulsation,
probably due to Thierry Mbaye's Gabonese origins.
aka Richard Sudney is an American artist creating electronic
out of field recordings that he took while roaming around empty
factories and abandoned buildings around the city of Detroit.
of his basement, surrounded by various old analog electronics and
antique vacuum tube communication equipment, Monopole dabbles around
with manipulating micro samples by ways of using home built audio
processors and freely accessible computer programs.
As a person
that has grown up in such a prolific electronic music city, you would
think that he is heavily influenced by that music scene, well think
again. Monopole's influences range from 1920's and 30's bigband jazz to
orchestral music, although he is no stranger to minimal, ambient and
Huddled in his dark basement, Monopole will
remain. Figuring out new ways to make normal everyday sounds into
abnormal wonderful sounds.
has been part of several bands that produced hybrid sounds by combining
conventional instruments and electronic textures. Today he creates
music which is mainly electronic, sometimes complex, sometimes raw, and
he refuses to stick to any style in particular. This way, he tries to
establish a state of perpetual renewal, and the resulting imbalance
enables him to keep working spontaneously, often relying on errors and
toying with the unexpected.
is Tom Dinchak
from Phoenix, Arizona, a self taught bedroom musician specializing in
idm-foolery and jazzy ambience. For the better half of his life and
under a number of aliases, he has been manipulating computers
and electronic devices to create uniquely fresh sound experiences.
With a number of internet releases and a full length on ivdt,
not to mention the netlabel he maintains, local shows he performs at
and helps organize, real-time visuals he creates, software and websites
he authors, electronic devices he modifies, day job he inconspicuously
attends, and social life he tries to maintain, Phortran is
definitely a busy man.
|Nicolas Godeau aka Salenico is a sound designer.
He is also the man behind the machines in the the electro liveact
|Trigerfinger was created at the end of 2008 in Thessaloniki (Greece) by two brothers, Christos and Fotis Papadakis.
abstract figures in visual arts that Christos had in mind are trying to
transform into minimal sounds that Fotis had dreamed.
Mainly influenced by the ideas and texts of Dadaism, randomness and spontaneity are the key ingredients in building their music.
If contemporary minimal electronic music is a language, Trigerfinger are trying to mold their own words.