solipsistic NATION No. 267: Feedback Loop Label

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Back in the day, if I heard and album I dug and wanted to find out what music label had released it I simply had to look at the CD or cassette or even an album cover. These days, despite the amazing advances in technology, it’s not so easy. If I’m walking down the streets of San Diego, as I often do, listening to music on my iPhone and hear a track that I like I can... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 265: Artoffact Records

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Artoffact Records is a Canadian label based in Toronto that has released over 100 industrial, synthpop, rock, and metal albums since the label was founded in 1999. I listen to a lot of music but when it’s a release from Artoffact, I take notice because it’s bound to be great. Some of my personal faves have been Alice in Videoland, Massiv in Mensch, and, more recently,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 263: unMaker

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I’m quite certain that the cold I’m suffering from is not, in fact, a cold. It’s something far more sinister and deadly. I’m convinced that I’ve contracted some alien contagion aloft some weird vector that will begin the zombie apocalypse beginning with me: patient zero! Okay, it’s not that bad. I just wanted to add a bit of drama to today’s... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 262: Immigrant Breast Nest

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Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to select tracks from Immigrant Breast Nest, a wonderful netlabel that was founded to present NYC’s best in weird, mostly electronic, underground music. Bit of background on today’s show. Dan Abatemarco and fellow musician and partner in crime, David B. Applegate, are the agent provocateurs of Immigrant Brest Nest and they join... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 260: Electroton

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On today’s show we’re listening to select tracks from Electroton. We’ll also talk with the label’s founder, Martin Weiss. I’ve only recently discovered Electroton and I’ve loved everything I’ve heard from Martin’s label. Electroton is one of those labels that tends to favor music that seamlessly blends noise with minimalistic beats.... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 251: Ember Music

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One of the things that thrills me most about the label showcase on solipsistic NATION is that it gives me the opportunity to discover even more new music with a mix that is is lovingly handpicked by the labels founders. In today’s case that would be Kurt Lorenz and Bill Bendrot of Ember Music. Ember Music is an artist-run label and I think that’s the other reason I’m... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 247: Katabatik Records

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Today’s mind bendingly fantastic show is all thanks to you! Well, not you specifically, obviously, but those of you on Twitter and Facebook who suggested that I feature Katabatik Records on the next label showcase. I’ve been doing this show long enough to know that people like you who listen to this show have good taste in music so when you said give Katabatik Records... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 243: Waveform Records

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On today’s show we’re going to hear select tracks from artists on Waveform Records. We’ll also talk with Forest, who is the label’s co-founder. Today’s show is kind of a big deal for me. Back in the early 90s there were a clutch of albums that came out at roughly the same time I was falling in love with electronic music. Beyond Records Ambient Dub,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 239: Herb Recordings

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Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a record label that is putting out such amazing releases that I am compelled to share them with you. I like to think of it as a form of public service. On today’s show we’re going to hear select tracks from Herb Recordings. We’ll also chat with Craig Murphy, the man behind Herb Recordings. Herb Recordings is is an independent... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 234: The Centrifuge

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Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll showcase The Centrifuge, a UK-based electronic arts collective that runs a digital record label and organises events around Europe. The Centrifuge focuses on the expression of the experimental aesthetic in electronic music, with an emphasis on electronica, glitch, ambience and minimalism, acid, IDM and drill and bass. When I relaunched solipsistic... Read More