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IDEAL RECORDINGS

iDEAL Recordings is a label and organisation founded by Joachim Nordwall in 1998. iDEAL is releasing various kinds of experimental music, ranging from noise via drone and improv to techno. The huge label program includes vinyl releases, CDS and tapes by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Mats Gustafsson, The Skull Defekts, Dave Phillips, Stephen O'Malley, Wolf Eyes, Henrik Rylander, Carlos Giffoni, Mokira, BJ Nilsen and many, many more.

 
"Nate Young is releasing one of his strongest works ever, the deep and impressive "Regression" solo album on iDEAL! Analog synths, tape delays, loops - presented in a restrained, relaxed and controlled way. This makes the music even more sick and dark than the WE ...
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IDEAL076 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

AUDIONOM - SUPERIOR (CD)

"Finally! Stockholm's legendary repetitive neo kraut/new wave rockers Audionom is back with their first proper album! We have been waiting for it patiently and man - it was really worth waiting for!!! This is music that goes straight to your guts and it is all set for a ...
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IDEAL066 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Recorded in Chicago and Gothenburg, "Power Model X" is a documentation of Henrik Rylander's performance action which is right in between installation art and live performance. With a background as the drummer of the rough garage rock group Union Carbide Productions and ...
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IDEAL044 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Christine Ödlund is a sound- and visual artist based in Stockholm and "Phenomena" is her debut album. Ödlund is educated in Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Konstfack - all in Stockholm. Her organic electro-acoustic music is drifting ...
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IDEAL057 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Sewer Election is Dan Johansson, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is most known for his extreme and nasty noise on often stupidly hot and limited edition cassettes and obscure vinyl and silver disc releases. What separates SE from the rest of the wall-of-noise-heads is ...
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IDEAL058 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Electro-acoustic music is going to different places. One of our favourite ones is when it gets deconstructed and carries that feeling of something that is falling apart. Mattias Peterssons first album for iDEAL; "Floodlight, can be seen as a beautiful document of ...
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IDEAL056 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"We'd like to call this acoustic drone jazz. Viktor calls it Slow Jazz on himself which might give you an even better idea on how this sounds. This beautiful album (Viktor's first one with this band) is sensitive and fragile. It is music filled with passion, warmth and ...
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IDEAL050 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

O.S.T. - WAETKA (CD)

"An important album by one of the hidden masters of the contemporary electronic music scene! O.S.T. is Berlin-based Christopher Douglas and "Waetka" is his long awaited return after a five years hiatus, a time he spent hidden in the darkest shadows. Step into a world of ...
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IDEAL042 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The atmospheric impact of the collaboration of BJNilsen and Z'ev is massive. Their genius is the power of drone and the beauty of trance. They build atmospheres that are at the same time disturbing, meditative and enjoyable. The atmosphere I am talking about is of ...
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IDEAL045 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"I asked John to write something about this but he never got around to do so. Dylan's fest in the UK came between I think. However, this is a heavily psychedelic drone trip from John & Tovah Olson from Detroit. Dark soundtrack muzak that will rule your skull... Intense ...
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IDEAL049 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

ALEPH-1 - ALEPH-1 (CD)

"Aleph-1 is a project by carsten nicolai aka alva noto / noto. aside from his sound works under those pseudonyms, aleph-1 is electronic music with an acoustic sound aesthetics that was especially developped for the IDEAL Recordings label. The concept of aleph-1 derives ...
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IDEAL048CD | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Hardcore improvisation. Extreme, sharp and filled with burning energy - No More Music (at the service of capital). This is a beautifully painful record recorded in Oslo, russels and Strassbourg in early 2006 by the duo of Argentinian Lucio Capece on saxophone, often ...
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IDEAL041/ABSURD#63 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Black Wing Over The Sand is yet another proof of how Wolf Eyes, simultaneously looking backwards and distinctly lets themselves be influenced by the hidden musical undercurrents that lies most close to their heart, with little means and creative raftsmanship succeeds ...
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IDEAL046 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

""Heavy Rain Returns" is a truly monumental album. Recorded in Bushwick, New York City - it's an intense trip into harsh noise and electronic sickness. Carlos Giffoni is maybe best known for his great "Welcome Home" record for Important and his curator skills are ...
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IDEAL030 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

MOKIRA - HATELESS (CD)

"His ability to put soul into his machines is rare among electronic recording artists today. "Hateless" is the long awaited album where Tilliander shows us his full power, and takes another step out from the electronica label he's been carrying for so long. His love for ...
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IDEAL038 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The second full-length for iDEAL by Gothenburg's Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words offer us a journey down the depths of a hurt soul. Recorded during one year of emotional turmoil, from pitch black depression to something resembeling happiness, ťold Ghosts, New ...
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IDEAL029 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"PSYCH-ROCK / DRONE ROCK & POST GARAGE THAT CARRIES ECHOES OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, MC5 & UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS. SPICED UP OR DOWN WITH SOME 8O'S INDUSTRIAL STUFF... PER SVENSSON HAS MADE AN AMAZING ALBUM THAT IS AS DIRTY AND FOR REAL AS WE WANT IT. THE LIVE BAND ...
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IDEAL032 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Limited to 500 numbered copies in an oversized cardboard jacket. HENRIK RYLANDER (EX-UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS, ALSO ACTIVE IN THE SKULL DEFEKTS) AND LEIF ELGGREN (KREV, FIREWORK EDITIONS, THE SONS OF GOD) PERFORMED AT SPIRE LIVE IN MASTHUGGSKYRKAN IN GOTHENBURG, ...
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IDEAL039 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"the punk comes with the attitude and the aesthetic. for once, here is a cd where the cover art actually sounds like the music, and the music looks like the cover art. so, if you think you would fancy something sounding like this trashy, pixelated electro-blob in the ...
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IDEAL011 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"C.P.U.s second release is a very advanced take on techno and electronica. And everywhere in between! Four harsh hi-tech tracks overfilled with junk and noise, hidden melodies and power! Highly recommended for fans of the Warp and Skam labels. This is where dub, ebm and ...
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IDEAL019 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Avant rock from Providence, RI, USA & Gothenburg, Sweden. Arab on Radar was one of the most creative bands until their death and was the first band from Providence to reach a bigger audience, before Lightning Bolt and the rest. Ex-members may be found in bands like The ...
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IDEAL010 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Contempory dub trawlers seeking electronica that straddles Rhythm & Sound's oceanic currents and Kode 9Š^s dread drones, should search out this scandanavian skank merchants glitch punctuated dub. Employing the now clichéd clicks 'n' cuts strategy pioneered by Oval ...
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IDEAL022 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

Mats Gustafsson - prepared sax, alto fluteophone & electronics, Dror Feiler - sopranino, alto & contrabass sax, computer & cracklebox, Lasse Marhaug - electronics, computer & broken guitar. "This is fucking extreme. No shit. I am deadly serious. This is no doubt one of ...
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IDEAL027 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Mokira (aka Andreas Tilliander) has released his abstract dub electronics on labels like raster_noton and japanese Cubic Fabric. This four-track EP is a killer, and not as ambient his other releases under this alter ego." (label info) "'Sueismine' turns out to be a ...
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IDEAL013 | IDEAL RECORDINGS