In the early 90’s, Electric Indigo was as a vital player in the techno scene between Vienna and Munich and her acid and techno sets were integral part of the legendary Ultraschall club. Now in 2020, the sound of the Austrian-born musician travels in comparatively different paths, which actually isRead More →

Not sure if there’s any empirical evidence that during the pandemic people’s preferences turned to ambient music. Might be, because of its mostly relaxing nature and I have to admit that a number of the genre’s new releases have sparked my interest, either as arrivals in my collection or findsRead More →

Appearances could be deceptive. A Bandcamp release with three long tracks of about 45 minutes in total and abstract photo artwork by Hannes Unt, “Polar Night Jet” looks like another journey in the fields of ambient. It’s confirmed by the first tones of the opener “Arcus Cloud”, when gleaming soundRead More →

The sound of Rotterdam may have changed over the years but Black Merlin’s new release for the city’s Pinkman imprint carries the same nasty mechanics we know from hakkuh days. Even when in “SFORMATOR 2” the BPMs are modest, compared to the Terrordrome days, its daunting dark tribal makes meRead More →

The last days of December 20 years ago were spent in great anticipation of the Millennium Bug. The darkest plots saw the future of the (wo)mankind endangered, if the computers would have flipped out. Luckily, hardly anything of these predictions materialised and doomsday scenarios were postponed. Which means that 20Read More →

***** Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II (Growing Bin Records GBR019 – 2019) The record sleeve promises agri ambient: scattered straw balls in a serene rural landscape under fluffy clouds, in a beautiful day at the harvest peak. This adorable view painting pictures from my childhood creates the first impressionRead More →

Harmonious Thelonious is a tour guide to the amazing world of native polyrhythms, steering a perpetual percussion machine to exciting locations around the globe. In a new expedition for London’s The Trilogy Tapes, Middle East serves as a source of inspiration for Stefan Schwander’s project that is able to impressRead More →

The first part of the 1998 in review can be found here.              Michael Knight – Knight Ryder (Devon Records) A recent aftermarket purchase and unconscious realisation of a teenage dream, because Ed DMX’s electro release is a tribute to the Foundation’s heroes with whomRead More →