On his debut EP, ‘Hélico’, Berlin-based, west of Ireland-born artist Lugh fused ambience with aggression, creating an experience that was at once absorbing and intense. Layers of wordless, altered vocals, spectral percussive thuds and broad brushstrokes of distorted melody combined to make a collection that was hauntingly dreamlike, but steadfastly robust.
As co-founder of art and music collective C.A.N.V.A.S and as an artist in his own right, Lugh has plenty coming up in the next few months for us to be getting excited about.
Belfast’s Ai Messiah will release their sprawling debut LP via Touch Sensitive Records on Friday 16th November.
A vast, versatile and experimental release crosses a wide array of genres over its 17 tracks, always maintaining a dystopian atmosphere, the album explores concepts of “near futures in the age of Artificial Intelligence”.
Horror, when done well, isn’t about constant jump scares and incessant gore. The scariest stories, films and shows are rather the ones that feed on suspense – on their unpredictability and potential to make blood run cold with the most subtle shift in tone.
There aren’t many producers out there like Peder Mannerfelt. A studio luminary and groundbreaking electronic artist and performer, he has worked with artists like Fever Ray and Bat For Lashes (and even had an early production credit on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’).
As a solo producer and with Malcolm Pardon as Roll The Dice, his releases are vast and varied, stretching from intense rhythmic electronics to warped experimentalism.
Now, the Swedish artist readies his new album ‘Daily Routine’ on his own Peder Mannerfelt Produktion label.
Dublin-based artist, game designer and writer Aidan Wall AKA Blusher will release their debut EP, ‘Tren Rezno’ on the 19th November.
Set for release via emerging Irish label, Patrúin, ‘Tren Rezno’ is a 15-track collection written over the course of a few years between Amsterdam and Dublin. Veering from abstract electronics, lo-fi acoustic vignettes and experimental club cuts, it’s a rich tapestry of varied sounds inspired by, Wall says, “New York No Wave, Playstation Game Soundtracks, and traditional Irish music”.
SHXCXCHCXSH return with their fourth album 'OUFOUFOF' next month, and we've secured pulsating cut 'UUOUUOUU' for an exclusive first listen.
More club-friendly than their previous work (and we use the term club-friendly as loosely as possible) the album is based around polyrythmic experiments — "the main focus being our relationship with the dancers' minds and how we do our best to fuck with them”, say the duo.
It's a concept that find throbbing kicks arranged in interesting structures, far from the four-to-the-floor standard of club-techno.
Next up on emerging London label TT – FKA Tobago Tracks – is a split EP from Bianca Scout and AF85.
Ever groundbreaking Dublin label All City are set to reissue the 1983 debut solo album from Irish post-punk pioneer Stano, ‘Content To Write In I Dine Weathercraft’.
New York’s Tristan Arp will release his ‘Plexi’ EP via Human Pitch on 26th October.
Following the release of his luxurious and vivid ‘Pipeline’ EP on the label in May – including a rubbery club rework by Machine Woman – the producer and sound designer will release his new four-track EP this month and, typically, it’s yet another collection of expertly woven experimental electronics.
Since The Subdermic released her first record back in 2001 (the ‘Nymph’ EP) the experimental, acid and electro DJ/producer – real name Lilly Phoenix – has had cuts on labels including Kosovo’s TMM Records, Bass Agenda, and her own imprint.