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The Quietus review
yesterday

In Tyler Hubby’s illuminating 2016 documentary, Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present, there is a moment where the late musician speaks about his early work and declares: “I...

Clash review
yesterday

A hugely eclectic album that embraces the chaos...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hello there. Jay Som is a project by singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. Her new album arrived some days back and I like it. Enjoy! (US version here) Jay Som – Everybody WorksFiled...

The Quietus review
yesterday

It’s been slightly more than two years since Desperate Journalist’s self-titled debut, and my haven’t they grown. It’s more of the same to be fair, though there’s an assuredness...

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hey. A notable new album this release week was the latest effort by Depeche Mode. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Depeche Mode – SpiritFiled under: 2017, Alternative...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

It's rare for any musician from the '80s to smoothly transfer its appeal past that era without seeming like they're trying too hard to update themselves. The alternative is...

The Quietus review
18.03.17

Your favourite voraciously prolific cottage industry of errant noise art reveals its latest fugitive deformity. Now comprised of founding member Nate Young, John ‘Inzane’ Olson...

Spotinews recomendation
17.03.17

Hello friends. The new album by electronic artist Nathan Fake is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! (Note: After listening to some more tracks, I’m adding...

Clash review
17.03.17

A superb debut album from a producer unwilling to compromise his vision...

Spotinews recomendation
11.03.17

Hello again. Indie pop, anyone? If yes, check out the slick new album by Tennis and enjoy! (US version here) (And there is a new playlist: Spotinews 077, where I post samples from...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

The formula that seems to work for the husband and wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore is to set out to sea and become inspired to make a record. Their first, Cape Dory, was...

Clash review
09.03.17

A superb collaboration between two dance heavyweights...

Clash review
09.03.17

A heady mix of global resonance to take you to new universes...

Spotinews recomendation
07.03.17

Hi again. The new album by Lusine was added to Spotify some days back. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Lusine – SensorimotorFiled under: 2017, Electronic

The Quietus review
24.02.17

It’s difficult to explore the music of Children of Alice without immediately thinking about Broadcast, and not because it occupies a similarly liminal space where the esoteric...

Clash review
02.03.17

A strange, lovely and at times genuinely unnerving album...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

In the last several years, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner has proven himself an invaluable player in LA's genre-busting musical ferment, lending his gleefully showy bass playing to...

The Quietus review
23.02.17

After the frantic, frenetic emotionality of 2015’s Cory Arcane, Kangding Ray’s sixth album – HYPER OPAL MANTIS – by necessity sounds like a stocktaking and consolidation of his...

Clash review
22.02.17

Beats and pieces from the humbly skewiff scourge of the discotheque...

Clash review
16.02.17

An impulsive, compulsive mix from one of techno’s coolest customers...

Under The Radar review
13.02.17

Thievery Corporation, the Washington DC-based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, has thrived for 20 years so you should already be familiar with their exquisite dub-inspired...

Spotinews recomendation
10.02.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week gives us more sensual electronic/pop from Teen Daze. Enjoy! (US version here and one for UK listeners here) Teen Daze – Themes for...

Under The Radar review
10.02.17

Jamison Isaak (Teen Daze) is anxious in his latest release, Themes For Dying Earth. He's worried about his own life as much as he's distressed by the deterioration of our planet...

Under The Radar review
03.02.17

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) is best known for his spellbinding vocal and production contributions to some of modern pop's upper echelons-from Kanye West to Drake...

The Quietus review
09.02.17

You’d be forgiven for thinking Sampha Sisay was the new saviour of contemporary soul and R&B. Such has been the level of praise heaped upon his long-awaited debut album Process...

Clash review
07.02.17

A reluctant artist delivers an outstanding debut album...

Spotinews recomendation
06.02.17

Howdy. The critically acclaimed debut album by soul singer-songwriter Sampha was added to Spotify three days ago. Enjoy! (One more update coming your way tonight!) Sampha...

Clash review
31.01.17

An honest, engrossing journey that lives up to the hype...

Spotinews recomendation
27.01.17

Hey. I will be visiting family over the next week and a half. This means updates every third day or so on average. However, in case there should be any trouble with my Internet...

Clash review
27.01.17

An outstanding debut album...

Clash review
19.01.17

Deconstructed club music that veers towards the uncomfortably identikit...

Under The Radar review
17.01.17

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to...

Spotinews recomendation
20.01.17

Hi. I didn’t have time to update the blog yesterday, so instead I give you two updates today. First we have the new album by Austra. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Austra – Future...

Clash review
19.01.17

A first-rate slice of danceable isolation...

Spotinews recomendation
15.01.17

Hello. The most notable album release of the year so far is the new album by The xx. Genre: pop. Enjoy! The xx – I See YouFiled under: 2017, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
13.01.17

Hi. I’m back. Sorry for taking some extra days off, but I really needed it. Anyhow, the first update of 2017 is the new album by Bonobo. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Bonobo...

Clash review
17.01.17

Jazz-heavy, experimental, but flushed with emotion...

Clash review
12.01.17

Pop music that’s both bang on target and way too wise for the chart...

The Quietus review
11.01.17

Having come to life when the Austrian capital was something of a hub for new strands of glitchy electronica at the turn of the century (see Fennesz), instrumental trio Radian have...