Muon describes themselves as ‘a music collective delving through electronic experimentation and beat-science, fusing together bricolages from genres as diverse as IDM, ambient trip-hop, occult channeling and jazzy cinematic soundscapes’. Which is also, in one word, gorgeous.
IDM and Breakcore artist Otto von Schirach started operating few years ago in Miami. I discovered them through this clip created by the Japanese artist Motomichi Nakamura.
Two great artists coming together to make some great, dark, ambient electronica with garage-feel drum loops. As we know, the elusive Burial has been gathering more commercial acclaim after being nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2008. His style of tinny garage drums coupled with ghostly samples is a perfect fit alongside Four Tet’s often complex IDM or ambient straight electronica. The two have been combining a lot recently, producing great records, and even producing an EP with Thom Yorke of Radiohead which is also worth a listen.
Bogdan Raczynski is an old name to many in the realms of “intelligent dance music” after his first release in ’99 under the wing of Aphex Twin’s Richard D James’ Reflex Records. Since his first release, he has rarely changed his form: creating heavy laden beats flooded with strained and strange vocals, often reminiscent of early Aphex Twin or Squarepusher.
Matthias Heiderich is a Berlin-based photographer. This work is from his series entitled Color Berlin. Along with photography, Heiderich is also a musician and records electronica-IDM-experimental music under the name, Massju.