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Lusine Icl.*Iron City

Label:Hymen Records – ¥721, Mad Monkey Records – mmr08
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:IDM

Tracklist

1Blind
Vocals [Vocal Samples]Sharon Fatoorechi
6:27
2Invisible8:58
3Shoot The Moon5:38
4Strand5:28
5Numbers5:49
6Tonic4:14
7Scheming
Trumpet [Trumpet Samples], Guitar [Guitar Samples]David Sartore
6:17
8Bent6:33
9The Fast Lane8:06
10Perpetual
Guitar [Guitar Samples]David Sartore
6:42
11Running In Place7:40
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A collaboration-release of Hymen Records & Mad Monkey Records.
Mastered at Metarc, Belgium.
Released in a standard Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: panteon Alsdorf 02404 94060 01467AA5
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LJ98

Other Versions (3)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Iron City (2×LP)Hymen Records, Mad Monkey Records¥037, MMR1203Germany2002
New Submission
Iron City (11×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue)Hymen Records¥721Germany2012
New Submission
Iron City (11×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, 320 kbps)Hymen Records¥721Germany2012

Reviews

Damo808's avatar
Damo808
I have to disagree with the previous comment. A largely downtempo IDM affair, Iron City will probably disappoint fans of Jeff McIlwain's later techno work, but for fans of the genre it remains one of the finest examples of US IDM from the turn of the decade. The overall mood is often one of isolation and foreboding, but there is light among the darkness and melody within the abstract forms. A minimal, droning sense of melody pervades; chimes and bells that recall the work of Steve Reich are surrounded by hissing static and digital glitches, all underpinned by strong, solid drums and deep basslines. The standard of production is as you would expect from a professional sound designer such as McIlwain; many IDM albums from the same era seem like amateur bedroom affairs in comparison. Truly this is one of McIlwain's finest works, and one of my personal favourites. A must for any IDM fan.
Portis's avatar
Portis
This release doesn't do a lot for me. Lusine is extremely talented, but most of what's on this disc is far too restrained and like-sounding. "Invisible" grows on me, and I love the 4/4 kick and tricky mix of "Bent", but after that it's variations of a theme of downtempo beat driven anti-climatic fills with no real direction. This is not like his usually more exciting and creative releases.