Rain Temple is by far the highest quality in terms of mastering and sound design. Some pretty good, raw-sounding electronic tracks from this otherwise somewhat lesser-known artist. Aerotropolis often feels like the sound of someone with just one bottle trying to capture an awful lot of a lightning, not necessarily something that could have seen a release on Hyperdub in times gone by. The longheld influence of video game muzak is similarly widely present: DiS Meets Amber Arcades. In The Flat Field: If you like Ikonika, you may also like:.
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Rain Temple by Johnny Borrell – Erotic Lette White Lies Big TV. Gone were weapons-grade wobbles and awkward, shuffling and lonely snare hits; instead here was a iikonika that twisted and juttered through discarded Eighties detritus, a playfully wonky dancefloor record that was almost ikoniks to actually dance to. CD edition of Ikonika’s Aerotropolis Album. This in some ways sums up the problem: Purchasable with gift card. The calling cards of Ikonika and her contemporaries are everywhere, scattered to the four winds.
The history lesson is for a good reason: I personally love all three records. Rain Temple is by far the highest quality in terms of mastering and sound design.
Those listening to just about everything Abdel-Hamid has released so far would be fairly hard pressed not to concede that squelching bedroom synth funk has always been a veritable part of the Ikonika arsenal: How The World Sounds: Blank Banshee 0 by Blank Banshee.
In The Flat Field: Bjork talks piracy, punk, Lady Gaga Vinyl Edition of Ikonika’s ‘Aerotropolis’. The divergent trends that had informed the ascendancy of dubstep garage, grime, UK funky, dub and roots reggae had coalesced over the previous four years; now they diverged in all directions; a hypercolour explosion.
The longheld influence of video game muzak is similarly widely present: Aerotropolis often feels like the sound of someone with just one bottle trying to capture an awful lot of a lightning, not necessarily something that could have seen a release on Hyperdub in times gone by. Tags electronic rnb uk funky bass dancehall grime London.
You Won’t Find It Here Three years is a long time in electronic music. But what might have been missed by the naked ear of the average listener was that represented a turning point for the genre, or more accurately; a refracting point.
Drowned in Sound’s 15 Favourite Albums of Aerotropolis is her response to this question: Certainly that criticism is one that can still be easily levelled: PJam pays homage to the genres that inspire him by distilling and mixing their core elements.
The Future Of Radio. It’s a far more detailed and structured sound compared to or birth of a new day and I think it’s a natural evolution of those previous records.
Lights Are Forever Aside from that stuff I genuinely just think this is some phenomenal music in it’s own right. It wasn’t released init’s all lies.
If nothing else, this technically impressive and beautiful sounding record acts as a reminder of just how far things have come since those halcyon days of DiS Meets Tori Amos: My Chemical Romance confro