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IDMf013

Posted in Announcements, Features with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2010 by Anodyne

The new IDMf release is out!  As far as I’m concerned, the folks at IDMf Netlabel have their fingers firmly on the pulse of forward thinking IDM and electronic music.  I look forward to their releases so much because they’re all so different.  The quality of the artists and production shines bright and whether I regularly listen to that particular genre is really unimportant.  It’s that good.  Case in point, this time around Silent Stranger presents us with a mysterious glitched out 6 track audio gem!

DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM FOR FREE HERE: http://label.idmforums.com/download/idmf013

“The IDMf Netlabel is proud to present IDMf artist Silent Stranger’s debut album, which offers crunchy, intricate rhythms and alter-dimensional atmospheres. The first edition of a four part series to be featured on IDMf, Anagram1:Dither is a massive creative endeavor by Silent Strangers’ Christopher Lombardo certain to be enjoyed by those searching for technical synth automation and sample mutilation.

Written, performed, composed, designed, and produced by Christopher Lombardo
Mastered by Wayne Baker
Released on IDMf Netlabel

label.idmforums.com

A Creative Commons release.

Released by: IDMf Netlabel
Release/catalogue number: 013
Release date: Nov 17, 2010″

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Getting Rough

Posted in Announcements, Features on November 17, 2010 by Anodyne

I listened to “The Gateway EP” last night on the way home from work.  It was the first time I’d heard it in months and I was instantly surprised to hear how different it is from the music I’m producing right now.  A part of me really misses the vulnerabe and emotional imagery in “The Gateway” and “Consigned to Oblivion”.

 

I’m not dissapointed with the direction the new EP is going.  Far from it.  It’s one hell of a collection of tracks moving between deep heavy Dubstep (no midrange wankery here!), tech-infused halfstep DnB and brutal stormers akin to “The Combat Singles”.  I’m unbelievably excited to release these tracks for you to hear!  I may have time to throw in something more laid back and melodic.. But right now it’s looking like a full force dancefloor release.

 

If you miss the softer side of Anodyne Industries don’t worry.  Soon.

New Mix Up Soon!!

Posted in Announcements, Features on November 4, 2010 by Anodyne

I recorded my set from Sunthin’ Wikked and will be posting it up online next week.  I would’ve gotten it out sooner but couldn’t due to some technical difficulties.  It’s worth the wait though!!

 

Speaking of which, Sumthin’ Wikked was an awesome party.  All kinds of music was on the table for the evening and I got down to everything from progressive house and chill ambient to dubstep and glitch hop!  The icing on the cake was being able to meet Willy Whompa, another member of the Glitch Hop Forum.  He’s a really nice guy and plays some ridiculously infectious glitched out beats!!  Check out his SOUNDCLOUD SITE for some of his tracks!!

 

In other news, last night I played at Anu Bar in SF for the Dub-Auchery crew.  The venue was a little small but a perfect size for a small gathering of bass hungry locals on a Wednesday night!  Faces melted and crowds were slain.  Nuff said!

 

Doing the last two of months of shows was awesome!  I’m really glad I got back into that.  Now it’s time to take a month off to finish up the EP before 2011!!

Recommended Listening!

Posted in Features, Reviews on October 18, 2010 by Anodyne

Personally when I look for new music I start with breaks and go from there.  What can I say, I like my beats broken.  Lately I’ve been on a huge DnB kick and I’ve been neglecting the slower 120-140 bpm range…  So a couple of weeks ago I get an email from Gyre letting me know his new album, “Attack of the Sustained Decay” just dropped!!  Naturally I was excited and headed over to have a listen because this guy just oozes talent and fresh ideas.

I first discovered of Gyre when he released “EP 2.0” last year.  That was a pretty damn good bunch of tracks.  This year, “Attack of the Sustained Decay” bumps things up a notch and seriously delivers.

Remember that feeling you got back in the day when you just discovered electronic music like 808 State, The Orb, Future Sound of London, Chemical Brothers etc.  They may have been making totally different styles of music but they embodied a feeling and excitement of breaking new musical ground.

That’s how this album made me feel.  The first single, “Attuned To Another” is just GOOD electronic music.  It’s that simple.  Just solid electronic music from the second you hit play.  The rest of the album doesn’t dissapoint and follows suit.  Breakbeats may not be new to the scene, but Gyre works them incredibly well and infuses them with his style.  Trust me, this release will smack your midrange wobble-step around the room and make it cry like a baby.

Convinced yet?  Here’s the linkage:

Soundcloud
http://soundcloud.com/gyre
Itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/attack-of-the-sustained-decay/id368082653
Bandcamp
http://www.gyre.bandcamp.com/
Website:
http://www.iamgyre.com

 

Anodyne Industries Has Merch!! (?)

Posted in Announcements, Features with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by Anodyne

“The Combat Singles” got your attention, “From the Depths” set your anticipation on a slow boil and the EP is rolling along in the studio full-steam-ahead!!  I know it’s still a couple months of waiting until the release… so with the help of my awesome girlfriend I’ve pulled together some resources and have a little something to help pass the time.

Alright you subfreq-vultures!  Get your Anodyne Industries Stickers now!  We’ve printed off a limited run of these suckers and don’t expect them to last long.  If you’re at one of my shows or see me on the street I’ll have these on me so feel free to ask for one.  Or two!  For those of you who don’t live around here I can still hook you up.  Just send me an email with your address and I’ll send them to you.

Of course, if you’re serious about the Anodyne Industries project and want to start your own local platoon of the Anti-Apathy Sonic Warfare Army we can work out a way for me to send you a “street team” pack of stickers (for a very small fee).  Just let me know!

Return From the Burn & A New Release!

Posted in Announcements, Features, Singles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Anodyne

It’s only been a week but it seems like I haven’t posted anything on here in months!  I’m back from another fantastic Burningman (absolutely one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing!)  If you were out on the playa this year and stopped by Dustfish at 6:30 and Esplanade you know what I’m talking about.  Post Apocalyptic sheet metal city scape?  Check.  Live interactive video screens?  Check.  Incredible live music?  Check.  Giant remote controlled sonic assault robot?  CHECK!!

Checking through my emails this week I was ecstatic to find out that the IDMf netlabel has released the much anticipated 10th iteration of their compilation series!!

IDMf010: Between the Silence and Story is now available for [FREE/Donation] download!!  The IDMf netlabel and community have yet again put together a phenomenal collection of independent electronic music!  It’s hard to imagine their releases getting any better but somehow they just keep raising the bar!  Anodyne Industries represents on this comp with the revamped “classic”, “Body Weapon”.  If you’ve caught any of my live performances you’ll probably recognize this one.

You can find out more details on the release on the IDMf Netlabel Website or download it directly HERE.  You can stream the entire release below (assuming I embeded the Soundcloud set properly).

Know Your Roots: Electro

Posted in Features on June 16, 2010 by Anodyne

Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m viciously passionate about electronic music.  One of my favorite hobbies is researching the origins of different styles of electronica and educating myself about where this amazing sounds come from.  Another one of my favorite things to do is share that knowledge with other people.  So I’m going to be doing a semi-regular series of features on electronic music history here.

Lately I’ve been getting back in touch with my good old friend “electro”.  I used to listen to Aux88, Anthony Rother, Drexciya and all of these other electro cats over and over way back when.  Now it just irritates me what people coin as “electro”.  Want to know where the sound really came from?  Watch this amazing documentary on youtube!  It does a helluva lot better of a job telling the story than I ever could!