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Some Tunes by tuneboxii

New excellent tracks from London-based tuneboxii, some of which are available for a free download! I went for a very long period without listening to any straight IDM, and frankly I’m a little surprised at where the genre has gone while I was, um, gone. IDM as I know it came from Warp Records, and thus was a pioneer in the DnB/Jungle sound, which quickly evolved into a lot of awful. But it sounds like the modern uberfiltered, multi-multilayerd bass lines have evolved in this style as well, while maintaining the quirkiness of IDM that gives that extra bit of enjoyment for me.

Check out other IDMf releases here.

Vetrix – Drop of Blue

Released on the IDMf netlabel, “Drop of Blue” has a few dangerous moments in which the beat seems to drop into a lazy/cliché, almost RnB-sounding groove, and also they do the delay/stutter break too often. But, mostly, it’s really lovely, gorgeous awesomeness, metallomelodies and out-there drums. The second track, titled “Ab Vertix”, has been playing on repeat in my studio for days.

Discovered through hit-or-miss (but when they hit it’s a doozie) blog Fun With Synthesizers, this melodic IDM album is available as a free download here.