In a change to the usual format, this week I have been sampling the latest releases from three netlabels I’ve never visited before, in an attempt to broaden the palette and sources of music available.
Nacho Monetto – Skepticism
Skepticism, from Swedish netlabel El Ljud begins with a cavernous, dark drone with an satisfactorily creepy mood. Although later tracks add their own clicky beats, the whole remains decidedly ambient idm: spooky, twitchy, jerking as electricity pulses life into it.
Download: El Ljud Netlabel
Landcrash – Sunrise/Dark
Rural Colours. Landcrash is the pseudonym of Staffordshire based film artist and composer Daniel Hopkins, and this release provides three intensely ambient drones, subtle melodies and organic elements blending effortlessly into a sumptuous whole.
Project Gestalten – Absence: Reconstructions
From the Brazilian netlabel Tranzmitter comes an hour long remix/reintrepretation of their earlier Absence album. This is by turns downtempo, mischevious, aggressive idm-techno: subtle, yet vicious.