Ambient IDM from Dutch duo- Tangent

Dutch production duo Ralph van Reijendam and Robbert Kok craft sonic journeys combining cutting-edge electronics with more traditional musical instruments. Always striving for the pinnacle of sound quality, Ralph and Robbert are constantly pushing their creative boundaries by exploring new and exciting ways of working with sound. 

Ralph van Reijendam graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht with a Bachelor of Arts and Technology in 2007, specializing in post-production audio for film, animation and video games. Since graduating Ralph has worked as a sound designer, creating custom fx and atmospheres, and an audio/visual installation artist, creating live interactive environments utilizing custom built Max/MSP programs he designed himself. 

Robbert Kok, growing up playing in a number of metal bands throughout high school, eventually became the vocalist for the well known Dutch death metal band Disavowed. Active now for nearly two decades, Disavowed and Robbert's various live music experience has undoubtably lent itself well to his electronic projects as well.

Tangent is the hybridization of both Ralph and Robert's creative sensibilities and decades worth of technical musical experience. Lucky for us, the duo have a fresh new album entitled 'Approaching Complexity' slated for release Oct.5 on Oakland, California label N5MD. The opening track 'Confinement' is an 8 minute epic piece full of layered distortion, rich textures, and emotive pads. If this track is any sign of what the full album has in store we are certainly in for a treat!  

Pre-order 'Approaching Complexity' on vinyl, CD, or digital on the N5MD Bandcamp      

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Next Thursday in Tokyo!

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We are very happy to host a true OG from the Korean beat scene: Simo! The man has been a fixture in the Seoul hip hop community for a minute now, and after hearing his cracking beats it's easy to see why. Previously one half of the hip hop production duo 'Simo and Mood Schula' who won the 2012 KMA (Korean Music Award) Best Hip Hop/ Rap Album award, Simo has taken his studio and musical experience in a new direction with fresh beats and collaborations for 2018. Simo has released on Universal Music Korea, Amoeba Culture and Darker than Wax. 

Expect an extended set of old classics, collaborations and some fresh material from his upcoming EP!

With support from:
Asahi Suzuki
Beat tech killah and Le0na in the Tatami room

Music News- Tokiomi collaboration release

ADSR label artist Tokiomi joined forces with fellow Japanese producer Ryuei Kotoge for a recent release on the compilation- Abiogenesis.  Out now on Minesota based label, The Great Magnet.  

Check out the full compilation over on The Great Magnet Bandcamp.