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exm - Modulus (Touched Music)
New Album From exm

Touched Music Autechre Skam Warp Gescom

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#1 Norvum

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:46 AM

Artist : EXM Title: Modulus

Label: Touched Music

Cat no: TM36 Format: CD/Digital

Country: U.K. Artwork:

Style: IDM/Electronica

Release Date 21.July.17

Well well well, if it isn’t exm again. This prolific artist has a multitude of self-released EPs under his belt and returns once more for his fourth contribution to Touched with music of fantastic quality.
Each track piques your interest, every sound feels like it has a purpose and my are their lots of sounds. This release isn’t just generous in terms of style but at a shade under 90 minutes I don’t think anyone could complain that they weren’t being looked after.
The opening of ’Modulus’ is sinister. ’3i2’ puts you on edge and alerts you to the presence of the next nines track lined up, a piece that wouldn’t sound out of place in the most epic of science fiction. Even the first sound’s pacing is so perfect I could loop it and be satisfied.
But I don’t need to. Waiting for me is a barrage of noise all seemingly in its place and well thought out by the composer. Some of it is illusory - ’Wall’ has a pace that appears to increase whilst not actually doing so. If I didn’t have an anchor to the real world in the form of tapping feet I might certainly be lost.
As a midpoint, ’5’ is a masterpiece - it’s an earworm. Its melody cohesive, at 9 minutes in length it still doesn’t feel long enough. And it’s a turning point too, the second half of ‘Modulus’ feels takes a robotic tone, like you’re stuck in an automated factory but you don’t really care about getting out, satisfied with the rhythmic beat of machines you are faced with.
This is as good as any electronic music I’ve heard. It shows there are those out there who really care about their art, who want to push boundaries and challenge those who listen to it. I had previously compared exm to other great masters Autechre and their influence still shows however it feels more distant now. A place has been found by exm, he's carving out his niche and it's incredibly enjoyable.
‘Modulus’ is available as a limited run of CDs and as always a digital download (with bonus track ‘Meltt’) which is also provided to those who make a physical purchase from the Touched Bandcamp site. So show your support once more for Touched and get something great in return. Buy - https://touched.band...m/album/modulus

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:12 AM

The link seems to be dead good sir!



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:40 AM

Oh yes, its not Released Until Next week..

http://igloomag.com/...s-touched-music

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

Meltt gets quite sublime in its second half, very much looking forward to this. Curious to hear it all



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

Listen on Soundcloud.com

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:38 AM

Still 20 Copies Of The exm llmnt CD Left At The Touched Store
https://touched.band...com/album/llmnt

Grab Both On Friday :)



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

exm album showcase tonight at 9PM Uk time http://mixlr.com/touched-music/

Hear some gems from exm and the new album in full before release

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:48 AM

Really looking forward to buying/downloading this tomorrow!  Thanks for turning me on to his music.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Atypic, love the name, im a massive plaid black dog Man my self, yeah exm should be up there with some of the other names in IDM Electronica.
The show case starts in 50 mins from now :)

Thanks for your support

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:32 PM

I've been super digging his stuff this week; basically bought everything he had for sale.  To me, he's the only one that comes close to what Autechre is doing.



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:09 AM

!!!Out Now!!! Modulus by exm
Lets Make This One Of The Album Of The Year!
Grab A Copy, All Funds To Macmillan Cancer Support


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:06 AM

Great showcase last night, will be buying come payday on Monday. I've only heard llmnt before and this seems so much more advanced. Looking forward to some repeat plays to get under it's skin

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:16 AM

I don't know I feel like the album oversteps

 

Spoiler



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 02:44 AM

You'll be mad to let this album slip you by

IDM Tune Of 2017
https://touched.band...com/track/meltt

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:37 AM

I have only just listened to these, this is good stuff, will check out the whole album.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:12 AM

Still Copies Of exm Modulus CD's In Stock...
When They're Gone... They're Gone
If it was on Warp!! The World would be Gushing
https://touched.band...m/album/modulus

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

Sounds excellent!



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:44 AM

If it was on Warp!! The World would be Gushing

 

i agree



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

Meltt is the best track of 2017



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

Ive been saying this for weeks now :)

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:26 AM

Really good album. As someone else maybe mentioned, it sounds inspired by Oversteps era Ae but without sounding like a copy. watmms should like





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