IDMf is proud to introduce Dataf1ow as a new artist on the netlabel. This five-track release features funky dance rhythms and lyrical bass melodies. Crank up the volume and start your night with this album.
Swift chromatic melodies and bright harmonics are a defining feature to Attraction to Light, When Power Stars Collide’s debut album on IDMf. Layered across glitchy rhythms, it echoes the melodic IDM spirit of Benn Jordan and the like, rounding out an album full of as much color as the cover suggests.
When Power Stars Collide is one of the youngest new artists on the IDMf Netlabel.
Featured on the recent IDMf Netlabel compilation IDMf010: Between the Silence and Story, the track “God Tank” by Fidelium is a gritty, electronic-orchestral conquest displaying a film-epic melodic scheme layered over a hard-hitting beat. Immediately following the original version are four remixes by some of my [Fidelium] most-respected and favorite artists on IDMf (a tiny handful out of a very large amount.) Each interpretation is a whole new variation of the spirit and theme behind “God Tank”, telling a completely fresh story from the same sets of sounds, to the point that I consider this to be God Tank: Movements I-V. It is a fantastic balance of color, and I am extremely pleased with the creativity behind each remix.
The orchestra tunes and the double basses begin the steady rhythm of “God Tank” and at the opening of the original mix we are given the theme: a pizzicato arpeggio circulated by chromatic tones and longing, distant bells. From tuneboxii, who is known for his nasty, experimental dubstep tracks, the listener is taken down a different path. With syncopated tempos and tasteful distortion, tuneboxii twists “God Tank” into a gyspy-electronic anthem. After tuneboxii’s mangling of an already-mangled piece comes Toronto Is Broken’s dance flavor with a pumping sub bass and future garage rhythms. After this club-worthy explosion by Toronto Is Broken, IG88 brings us back down into his beautiful ambient mist, with a guitar-laden ballade that transitions into a foot-tapping hiphop track without warning. Finally, the epic recapitulation is handled by the perfect man for such a job: The Verb. “God Tank” is thus taken to a new height with this stellar composition and skillful craft.
It is with these four remixes that I feel that “God Tank” is complete. I am very lucky and proud to have my work enhanced by these talented producers, and I am overly obliged and happy to release this collection through IDMf for you, the listener.
I. God Tank [Fidelium Original Mix]
II. God Tank [tuneboxii Remix]
III. God Tank [Toronto Is Broken Remix]
IV. God Tank [IG88 Remix]
V. God Tank [The Verb Remix]
Original music by Fidelium
All tracks mastered by Fidelium
Cover painting by Fidelium
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, step right up! The Ringmaster is calling you into the tent, because the Orchestra of Symmetry is tuning up and about to begin. Mr. Steed brings us into his Orwellian dystopia, telling a tale of tribulation and freedom with tasteful melodies, adventurous lyrics, and an interesting over-all theme in this socially-relevant music cycle.
Ben Steed’s debut “Anywhere But Here” on IDMf is nothing less than a powerful addition to the library, and it is an album worth playing again and again.
1. Anywhere But Here Part I (3:23)
2. Mariana (3:36)
3. A Sight To Be Seen (1:54)
4. Your Lullaby (4:45)
5. Folie a Deux (2:04)
6. The Town Of Many Faces (2:32)
7. A Madness Shared By Two (1:49)
8. Blood Poems I (4:10)
9. Centre of the Earth (5:36)
10. Sending You Some Hope (4:25)
11. Anywhere But Here Part 2 (2:11)
12. Chasing Ghosts (4:55)
13. Something in the Air (3:28)
14. Redemption (2:06)
All tracks written, recorded, and composed by Ben Steed
Album art by Cog (cptcog.deviantart.com)
Mastered by Wayne “Fidelium” Baker
All tracks copyright of Ben Steed and PegasiaMusic.
The sixteenth installment in the ever-expanding IDMf library is Vetrix’s Drop of Blue, a melodic ocean of IDM-style clicks and beeps, lush arps and unique, syncopated rhythms. Any listener who appreciates intricate musical details and post-90s IDM will get a kick or five out of this release.
01 take five Nuno (3:37)
02 Ab Vetrix (3:54)
03 Falling Edges (4:39)
04 Popol Vuh (4:14)
05 Hiat Of A Memory (4:39)
06 Hello Again (4:12)
07 Ergo (4:34)
08 molin ether 20 mg solution (4:13)
All sounds by Vetrix
Mastering by Ben “Benwaa” Walthew
IDMf Netlabel managed by Wayne “Fidelium” Baker