IDM and weird music fans have something to look forward to in the releases of new Netlabel Weird and Wired. The label run by Massju and Wolfseule focuses on releasing high quality and ingenious music with a bit of weirdness. Fuzzy - A Collection of Reflection is their fifth release and after listening to it […]
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Without a doubt, this is the most non-derivative release I’ve had to review here. A quite fresh and unconventional album. Although it has about 20 tracks, it clocks in at about 20 minutes, meaning they are 20 very short tracks.
Its hard to put your finger down on what Baron’s trademark sound really is. Well most […]
It is hard to describe why Ixtlan’s music is so appealing. Maybe it’s how smooth the overall production of each track is, with melodies, basslines, leads and ambience all falling neatly into place. Everything feels right yet there is still some amount of not-right in each track - something that makes this album deserving of […]
The “Core” is a nice little EP of quirky, upbeat 808 patterns, and analogue blips and basses. The first three tracks, “Core”, “Runner” and “Figure” are a little on the slow side, but are sufficiently odd and experimental for the electro genre, so its worth a careful listen. I liked the playful and casual nature […]
One shouldn’t judge an artist by his name, but when i saw the name “Dr. Blowfins”, I knew, as a big Drexciya fan, I had to get this and see what the link was. (For the uninitiated, Dr. Blowfin was supposedly a “character” in the Drexciya universe, and appeared in one of their track names. […]
This is one hell of a Glitch album! Full of weird sounds, complicated grooves, alien beats, abstract, and this album is still sounding so smooth. Every single sound (or noise, if you would like to call it that) is there for a reason. Every single one of them helps in one way or another in […]
Here comes the Hum Hum & Bla Bla EP from Melodium, a french artist with his own quirky style of music. His work is a lot more electroacoustic and instrumental than electronic in nature. The instrumental nature of the EP also makes it sound more human.
The EP is also slightly experimental with the use of […]
If you thought experimental music is a bit iffy, wait till you listen to this monster of an EP. To keep things short, this is a great EP that features one of the best grooves that I’ve heard in the past 3 months. So, slide in, relax and be introduced to a totally new sound. […]
Nice IDM/Glitch EP by the French music producer, 3tronik. Most songs on this EP are fast tracks and most of them have the unique glitchy sound which I dig. Note that this album is not as melodic as most other IDM albums featured here so far.
If you’re in for a short and sweet IDM album, […]
So far, gratisvibes has covered CC music from places like Europe and America but we have yet to look at music from Asia. Hijiyama Project comes from Japan and is the brainchild of Hamish Low. Unlike previous gratisvibes blog entries where we covered EP/Albums, this time we’re covering a collection of songs that the artist […]
Maybe what caught me by surprise is how much the album sounds good although it doesn’t have that characteristic full sound of commercial mass market music. What surprised me further is how hard a time I had trying to define the genre of this piece of work. The best I can describe him is that […]
Seriously, these are not toys at all. This is one of the best IDM compilations I’ve ever heard of. 2 CDs 28 tracks by 24 different artists. All of them are original songs written for this very compilation and have not been released prior to this.
If you are new to IDM, this is where you […]