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The Quietus review
17.12.14

While Prologue is undeniably an influential label, when their artist roster is examined in greater detail it becomes clear that they are more responsible for coalescing a certain...

Resident Advisor review
05.11.13

Electronic music is currently awash with producers keen to generate unpredictable imperfections in their work. One-take, no-overdubs sessions using hardware (not computers), "live...

Resident Advisor review
06.09.13

Petar Dundov deals in a level of emotion usually reserved for peaktime trance tunes. Yet he remains a darling of the techno community, admired for his extravagant productions as...

XLR8R review
29.08.13

We've been in the throes of archive mania for so long that when a musician who's only just come to our attention is already diving into the vault, we hardly bat an eye. Portland's...

Resident Advisor review
29.07.13

Though their name sounds like a piss-take on contemporary techno (try saying it out loud), the music that SHXCXCHCXSH make is deadly serious. The Swedish duo have found a perfect...

Spotinews recomendation
19.12.13

Hey. This peculiar album by SHXCXCHCXSH was added to Spotify many months back. Genre: experimental/electronic. Enjoy! SHXCXCHCXSH – STRGTHSFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Resident Advisor review
27.02.13

Though they aren't necessarily its biggest name, Dadub play a crucial role in Stroboscopic Artefacts. The Italian duo master all of the label's releases in their impressive studio...

The Quietus review
08.03.13

Dadub are powering downriver into a barren jungle clearing where mortal fear and animal energy reign o'er the wee small hours. Gravely enveloping, You Are Eternity hums with...

Resident Advisor review
18.01.13

Madteo may have first come to your attention with his single for Workshop back in 2010, or maybe earlier, through his collaboration with leftfield rapper Sensational on Lanquid...

Spotinews recomendation
24.03.13

Evening. It’s time for one of those rare late night Spotinews blog posts. This intense, dark electronic album is from 2012. Read a very positive review and enjoy Madteo! Madteo...

Resident Advisor review
19.11.12

Sigha has been one of my most closely-watched producers of the past two years. I'm hard pressed to say why because he doesn't really have a distinctive sound. Since his debut on...

Insound review
25.12.12

London DJ and producer James Shaw aka Sigha confidently returns to the label with his heavily-anticipated debut LP, Living With Ghosts. For this offering, he presents 12...

Pitchfork review
14.12.12

Sigha is a producer without a hook: both his story and his music are so familiar you'll long for a Twitter-sized morsel of discontent or a trendily vapid remix. First, the story...

XLR8R review
19.11.12

Over the course of two years and 11 releases, James Shaw (a.k.a Sigha) has made a gradual shift away from the fractured, ambient garage of his earliest tunes to a wholehearted...

Sonic Router review
05.10.12

Over the course of the 12 years since his first release (a now highly sought-after split 12” on Perlon with Ricardo Villalobos and Dandy Jack), the artist known as Stephan Laubner...

Resident Advisor review
27.09.12

The clear link between early electronic, post-punk, noise and the modern brand of industrial-strength techno has become clearer and clearer over the past few years, thanks in no...

The Quietus review
28.09.12

An old man called Bob Dylan once said something useful like, "it may be the Devil, it may be the Lord, but sooner or later, you're going to have to serve somebody." And when you...

Resident Advisor review
21.09.12

The boundaries between sound design and production have never been thinner. From the liquid landscapes of ASC to the glassy minutiae of Shlomo, producers are pushing themselves...

XLR8R review
31.08.12

Many try, but few artists succeed in making music like Rod Modell. The prolific Detroiter has been at work since the mid-'80s, producing a steady output of experimental material...

Resident Advisor review
05.09.12

It was on a beach in 1946 that French artist Yves Klein came up with his concept of "architecture of air": the notion of creating art from the natural elements. And it's on...

Resident Advisor review
03.08.12

Raised in the Netherlands and now based in Berlin, Niels Luinenburg—better known as Delta Funktionen—is not really part of the standard techno pool. Make your way to the dance...

Spotinews recomendation
04.08.12

Hey. Here is another slick release from last month. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Delta Funktionen! Delta Funktionen – Traces Filed under: 2012, Electronic

Spin review
18.06.12

Textbook techno at its sweatiest, leavening stern warehouse stomp with foggy interludes and fleeting sunlight.

Resident Advisor review
12.07.12

Mike Dehnert often specialises in the type of techno designed to stick sets together, the monochrome beats and loops that make the peaks seem higher in contrast, the big tunes...

Resident Advisor review
13.04.12

There's something uncontrived about Petar Dundov's music. It goes from chord change to chord change while always sounding completely natural. Achieving this takes careful...

Spotinews recomendation
20.04.12

Morning. After so many rock albums featured on the blog this week – and likely a few more to come over the weekend – I felt it was necessary to get a good techno album into the...

Resident Advisor review
06.04.12

Sendai is the collaboration between Belgian techno producer Peter Van Hoesen and sound designer Yves De Mey. The project first emerged in 2009 via Van Hoesen's Time To Express...

XLR8R review
29.03.12

To call George FitzGerald anything but an expert when it comes to soulful, R&B-infused garage would certainly be a misstatement. But with the release of his fourth single this...

XLR8R review
28.03.12

At this point, it's hard not to feel a little bad for Sigha (a.k.a. James Shaw). That sounds harsh, but it's a statement that has little do with the quality of the London-based...

Pitchfork review
17.03.12

A touchstone of experimental techno, Biokinetics was the first album released on Berlin's Chain Reaction. Like all of the label's CDs from that era, the 1996 collection came...

Resident Advisor review
22.03.12

In 1996, Chain Reaction, the highly influential techno label run by Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald, released Biokinetics, a CD-only collection of new and previously released...

XLR8R review
03.02.12

With the abundance of collaboration, crossover, experimentation, and ceaseless genre subdivision in modern music, it's sometimes nice to know exactly what your going to get. Since...

Resident Advisor review
27.12.11

Like his recent Dystopian Elements EP, all ten tracks of Boris Bunnik's second full-length, Escapism, are unmistakably related, sharing a feel of chilly luminescence. Within this...

Pitchfork review
23.09.11

Brock Van Wey, aka bvdub, is a hyper-prolific ambient producer-- six full-length releases this year alone-- with a sound reminiscent of Wolfgang Voigt's Gas. Here, his...