Either at a grocery store or tube station in the heart of big cities like London or Berlin, it’s easy to bump into an electronic artist, given the high density of techno’s creative minds in those metropolises. The artistic and partygoing appeal of large cities in the UK, Germany, Benelux, Italy,
[This post in Estonian only, about the mid-1990s electronic music scene in Estonia as featured in KUUM magazine in the summer of 1995.] Becki miniposter ja Mr Lawrence’i või Vennaskonna feature oli väärt lugemine, kuid ajakirja KUUM 1995. aasta suvenumbrist jäi kõigepealt silma Siim Nestori ülevaade Liivimaa elektroonikast. Jutuks Neuron Phase,
The artwork of “Konstellaatio” gives a clue to the foundations of Mika Vainio’s new album as Ø. It’s about summers in the Nordic countryside, grandma’s mythological tales from the memorable days between self-indulgence, when kids went picking wild strawberries under the burning sun, and suspense, when they were spying at a haunted
“Double Slit” represents the unconventional side in Semantica’s catalog when Yves De Mey, also a member of Sendai with Peter van Hoesen, targets experimental niche and stays close to his last year’s “Metrics” on Opal Tapes.Slow-paced “Disperse” is built on grainy modular textures akin to Alva Noto and Mika Vainio
A track called “Ahmak” by Tujurikkuja gained the first spot in Rrose’s November Top 10 for RA and raised questions about the artist’s identity. It got the special attention of Estonians because a local cult sketch group bears the same name, tujurikkuja meaning mood-spoiler. But it’s not a joke as Terminal 313 found out
Estonian producer Taavi Tulev is mostly known for his Wochtzchée project and has completed a new digital/CDr EP called “T400”. The textures of the title track indicate electronica sitting in the front row of the release with compositions moving between electronic clicks & cuts and deep modulations. In “Jääkiired /
First mentioned in the Liber Census Daniae in 1241, the Kau Manor (Kõue mõis) in Estonia was originally a medieval vassal stronghold. The location dating back to the 13th century is an appropriate setting for a live performance by Ancient Methods, the lord of Berlin’s pitch black techno war funk.
Ed Chamberlain’s second visit to Semantica with an IDM and electro EP lands in the placid department of the Madrid label. Across three tracks Chamberlain, who once ran his own Baselogic imprint, admits his preference for the melodic and intelligent side of electronic music. “Place” is an example of finely