Ian Martin – Neo Modernist [PNKMN035]

Ian Martin’s Neo Modernist is an exercise in introspection, where things aren’t always rosy. Confronting your anxieties and fears may not be pleasant but sometimes necessary to escape deterioration. Ian Martin’s music channels these feelings, and gives beauty to something that expressed in words can seem depressing. One of Rotterdam’s best kept secrets comes through with maximum emotion and prowess. Take notice.

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Ian Martin – Neo Modernist [PNKMN035]

VA – A Short Illness From Which He Never Recovered [BLACKEST077]

There’s no denying that Blackest Ever Black has released some stellar music over the last decade, so it’s rather fitting that the London imprint’s final release is arguably one of its strongest for some time. To say goodbye, label boss Kiran Sande has put together a superb collection of poignant explorations of ambient, electronica and lo-fi pop that includes a swathe of label debuts. A compilation of new and recent music, either previously unreleased or until now unavailable on vinyl, by Bridget Hayden, Carla dal Forno, Lightning In A Twilight Hour, Scythe, Jam Money, Ian Martin, Unchained, The Fulmars, Hypnotic Sleep and Brainman.

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VA – A Short Illness From Which He Never Recovered [BLACKEST077]

VA – Trame Due [MROME031]

“Eux sont de ceux qui trament en accordant desseins sur dessins.” MinimalRome is back with the second volume of Trame compilation. A full lenght 2xLP release gathering Legowelt (as Phalangius), Heinrich Dressel, Alessandro Adriani, Ian Martin, Teslasonic, Polysick, C-34, Iron Blue and David Kristian among others. Traveling through these eighteen ambient cosmic tracks from true heirs of library music, you’ll expand the surrounding space.

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VA – Trame Due [MROME031]

Ian Martin – Rites Of Passage [ET051]

Ian Martin should be no stranger to people who are into electro and trippy electronics. With releases on Bunker, Panzerkreuz and Strange Life his reputation is quite settled. For Gooiland Elektro he came up with four tracks filled with dark beats. From pounding to spacey, elektro and EBM influenced with industrial tendencies.

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Ian Martin – Rites Of Passage [ET051]

Intergalactic FM Festival 2017 @ The Hague 13-16.04.2017

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Intergalactic FM Festival 2017 @ The Hague 13-16.04.2017

Ian Martin / Barbir & Nicola Kazimir – The Rosa Luxemburg Files [PNKLX1]

It’s a first for Pinkman and Lux Rec. Yet the two labels have so much in common that it isn’t surprising they have been drawn towards each other. And The Rosa Luxembourg Files is the result of this collaboration. Rotterdam and Zurich, Ian Martin and Barbir & Nicola Kazimir, exploring different shades of the same black, wandering at the fringes, plunging into obscurity and machines talk. There’s no rest and no comfort, but manic fixation.

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Ian Martin / Barbir & Nicola Kazimir – The Rosa Luxemburg Files [PNKLX1]

Ian Martin – Clairvoyant [27DIAM]

Known for his diverse releases on labels such as Bunker, Panzerkreuz, Further or Shimmering Moods Ian Martin has developed his very unique own brand of electronic music. To categorize his music is difficult which adds an immense appeal to his approch on his releases. Clairvoyant is no exception to this. It is an uplifting and beautiful album based around three of Ian’s favourite synthesizers: Waldorf Microwave I, Ensoniq ESQ-1 and Korg M1. Ian describes this album as an emotional collection of tracks with a lot of fantasy.

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Ian Martin – Clairvoyant [27DIAM]

Ian Martin – Seer [PZ1016]

Rotterdam’s Ian Martin has brought his own brand of dark ambient and unsettling electronics to a stellar clutch of labels. Of these, it is the Bunker/Panzerkreuz crew that Martin has become most readily associated with, perhaps due to the fact label and artist reside in the Netherlands. Wright Seer finds Martin back on Panzerkreuz for his first release of 2016 and features five more untitled tracks of subtle drone-electro hybrids that sound all the more mind-bending with each successive listen.

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Ian Martin – Seer [PZ1016]

VA – Obliged To Space [FLR008]

Flight Recorderl – home to modern interpretations of other European genres of dance music – Italo, New Beat, and EBM, in conjunction with Radio Oscillations, brings together a collection of music by those producers inspired by these ‘krautrock’ pioneers of the early to mid 1970s on Obliged to Space – a heartfelt and beautifully written love letter to those cosmic sounds of the 1970s. Tracks from Rude 66, Phantom Love, Antoni Maiovvi, Alessandro Parisi, Ian Martin and others.

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VA – Obliged To Space [FLR008]

VA – Datafunk v1.0 [AFSLP001]

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Adventurous electro project featuring a what might be regarded as a who’s-who in the current electro scene, reeling-in names such as DJ Stingray, DMX Krew, Ian Martin, Shemale, Elec Pt.1; with perhaps lesser known talents such as Linear Synthesis, Federico Leocata, Koova and Das Muster. A fine selection of tracks which successfully presents fresh sounds by tried-and-tested names, while simultaneously introducing upcoming and arguably lesser known, but by no means any less talented artists.

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VA – Datafunk v1.0 [AFSLP001]

VA – Urbi et Orbi Vol. III [MR020]

The third chapter of the various artists compilation Urbi et Orbi on MinimalRome. The compilation includes 20 tracks by the likes of  Mick Wills, Elec Pt.1, Heinrich Dressel, Composite Profuse, Cestrian, The Exaltics, Ian Martin, Stellar Om Source or our god friend Transilmania.

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VA – Urbi et Orbi Vol. III [MR020]