tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

13/02/2013 : VECTOR LOVERS - iPhonica

VECTOR LOVERS

iPhonica

MusicCD
AmbientMinimal

[75/100]   
13/02/2013, Philippe BLACKMARQUIS

Vector Lovers is the moniker used by British electronic music producer Martin Wheeler. Wheeler is a "computer nerd" and "80s-obsessed knob-twiddler" and creates introspective electronic melodies which fall into the intelligent dance music (IDM) and electro genres.

As the title, iPhonica, suggests, this fifth album, released by Soma Quality Recordings, was composed, mixed and produced entirely on Wheeler's iPhone 4. Numerous locations would stand in as makeshift recording venues, including train carriages, a doctor's waiting room, cafes in Berlin, off the beaten track on the Yorkshire moors, and Martin's back garden. Blip Interactive's Nanostudio application became Martin's weapon of choice for synthesizing, sampling and composing the sixteen tracks that make up iPhonica.

The album evokes Kraftwerk, John Foxx or our local Belgian band Metroland. In the opener 'Nakadori', Wheeler slowly builds atmosphere and quickly hits the ground running with 'Warm Laundrette', a nice hint at The Normal's 'Wam Leatherette'. The mournful simplicity of 'Sender To Nowhere' is beautiful enough to make your heart skip a beat. Other highlights of the album are 'Simulant' with its krautrock feel evoking Tangerine Dream and 'Replicator', a very nice minimal techno track.

In an interview, Wheeler said that working within the limitations of an iPhone has made him a better musician. It may be true but for the listener these limitations tend to make the music a bit monotonous. But after all, it's ambient electro so it's just a question of choosing the right moment to listen to it. So, for instance, if you feel like relaxing a bit while watching the rain fall on a Sunday afternoon or if you are on a train watching the landscape from the window, this gem of electronica will be the perfect match...

Tracklist
1. Nakadori
2. Warm Laundrette: a hint to Warm Leatherette (The Normal) with a riff
3. On Kastanienallee
4. Simulant
5. Stargazing
6. Monologue
7. Replicator
8. Yesterday Is Gone
9. Reception
10. Vigil
11.Clandestine
12. Big City Loner
13. Patience
14. Final Wish
15. Sender To Nowhere
16. Let's Go Home

http://www.somarecords.com/

 

Philippe BLACKMARQUIS
13/02/2013


Music reviews

12
11
TWIN TRIBES
Ceremony
31
10
BLAC KOLOR
Nephi
24
10
ROGER C.REALE & RUE MORGUE
The Collection
23
10
KIM GORDON
No Home Record
19
10
THE BLACK WATCH
Magic Johnson
19
10
FUTURE PILOT AKA
Orkestra Digitalis

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

12
11
Exclusive Belgian NITZER EBB clubshow at De Casino - St-Niklaas - B
11
11
THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX released GRENADE 2019 REMASTER
10
11
AMPHI FESTIVAL 2020 releases third band wave with Mesh, Zeromancer & many more
09
11
UK Gothic Rock Band HER DESPAIR Release Official Music Video for 'The Exorcism' - New EP, Exorcisms Of Eroticism due November 22nd
08
11
Bauhaus' David J announces 'Missive to an Angel from the Halls of Infamy and Allure' LP and Euro/UK tour!
07
11
Today it’s been exactly 28 years since Industrial/Metal band Ministry released Jesus Built My Hotrod!

Concert reviews

21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019
15
01
PALAIS IDEAL & DAGEIST
B52 - Eernegem - 16/12/2018
14
01
STAR INDUSTRY, DAGEIST, KEZDOWN
EGW- ROCK, Jeugdhuis Asgaard

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

02
11
UNDERTHESKIN
Try To Leave The Listener In A Certain Reflection, And Maybe Bring Some Kind Of Relief
01
11
MIKE WATT(JUMPSTARTED PLOWHARDS)
In a way, the project is a total collaboration!
26
10
MICHAEL GIRA(SWANS)
'Having a strong presence of death in your mind all the time is very healthy thing!'
25
10
PAUL Q.KOLDERIE
'There has to be a song that I feel needs to be recorded…'
14
10
JAMES MCGREGOR (THE CLOCKWORKS)
'Our dynamic is genuinely a gang scenario'

PHOTOS

11
11
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Magasin 4 Bruxelles
11
11
AMBASSADOR 21
Magasin 4 Bruxelles
11
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!!
Magasin 4 Bruxelles
05
11
THEN COMES SILENCE
North Shadows Records Festival Auchel
05
11
MODELE MARTIAL
North Shadows Records Festival Auchel
04
11
WHITE COAL ADDICTION
North Shadows Records Festival Auchel
04
11
DATE AT MIDNIGHT
North Shadows Records Festival Auchel

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

12
11
STOCKHAUSSEN
Mi siniestro
11
11
FIGURE AND CODE PANDORUM
RedRum
10
11
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Happy When It Rains
09
11
3TEETH
Sell Your Face
08
11
MUSCLE AND MARROW
Ritual
07
11
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Electric Dreams
06
11
SOCIETY 1
It's Yours Now