Wednesday, 17 September 2008

IDM Forum Compilation

One of my tracks was picked for a lovely little EP by very special website:, they made their own Netlabel and InDepthMelodics is the first of many free download albums they're releasing.
There are some really incredible tracks on here, my personal favourite our by 'ZXYZXY', 'Binary Pulses' and 'JWilson', but they are all pretty stand out tunes.
A special mention to the Mastering engineer: Altered Tensions, who did a stellar job.

Download here


1 comment:

MarekNowina said...

I have variously looked on and dabbled in the music scene for several decades; I have witnessed changes and modifications to musical development and direction over the years. At this point, I want to both confirm glitch as an important genre and announce the emergence of a remarkable talent in Halogen.

There are many, younger and more deeply involved than I, who are able to subset and analyze, and pick through the strains and influences that have brought Adam Janota Bzowski to this place (Recycled Broadcasts EP on Others, less knowledgeable, who dip in to listen might be tempted to dismiss the New Music for a New Age as musical wallpaper but it is so, so far from ‘five hippies in search of a tune’. This is not cozy, and this is not predictable. This is no safe sound that purrs and caresses. This is musical graffiti; it assaults the listener from several directions all at once; it is open to interpretation on so many levels; it speaks a myriad of languages and, while it deftly samples the narrative of the late twentieth century, it is timeless. It is, in short, a soundtrack for the twenty-first century.

This four-track EP is an excellent piece of work and a stunning debut. Downloaded and played loud, free of the confines of a laptop’s minute speakers, this is deep and complex music that is layered and nuanced, with an infectious backbeat, driving bass lines, and highly pitched assaults that bring both a chill to the bone and a tear to the eye. And all the while, we feel a sense of wonder and intense joy, and are urged to play it back repeatedly. Halogen calls it electronica; let him call it what he wants. It is inspired and has the stamp of originality. It is the start of something new and we’ve just seen it born; we would wish to grow old with you.

Marek Nowina
(ex-this and ex-that)