Friday, March 10, 2017

Freeform - Heterarchy (1996)


Hella abstract, undanceable IDM. Sounds like someone dropped an acid techno record in a bathtub of salt water.

Cranky footnote: IDM was a wack name for a subgenre because a) most of it made for awful dance music and b) it implied that other forms of electronic music were UNintelligent. That being said, that's what stuff like this was called back in the day, so that's what it is.

Track listing:
1. Culk
2. Late Surface
3. Caniton Web
4. Abscence
5. Blot
6. Vent
7. Anti Zok
8. Sectors
9. Unres
10. Relocation
11. Namme
12. O

Elastic speakers

If you like this, check out:
Mr. Oizo -
Analog Worms Attack (2000)
Luke Vibert -
Lover's Acid (2005)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this one, it's awesome. If someone labeled this a long lost aphex twin album it'd be believable.

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  2. OPIUM dude: The only guy in ethersphere that says MORE w/ less (words)...perfect description for one of my IDM (ouch) favs.

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  3. freeform was a favorite of mine in my "idm" listening days along with autechre (duh) and arovane. Thanks for posting this.

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  4. I personally like what Rephlex called it - "brain dance."

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