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Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Howdy. On the final day of this release week, I have a bunch of updates coming your way. First, the groovy debut album by soul singer-songwriter Nick Hakim. Enjoy! (US version...

Spotinews recomendation
24.05.17

Hello. The dynamic debut album by Pumarosa was recently added to Spotify. Genre: psych pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Pumarosa – The WitchFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Clash review
23.05.17

Techno pushed closer to the edge as well as the coffee table...

Clash review
19.05.17

Pushing the boundaries of footwork while accepting fresh influences...

Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Hey. From six days ago comes the impressive second album by Jlin. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here) Jlin – Black OrigamiFiled under: 2017, Electronic...

The Quietus review
19.05.17

Radio 4 listeners tuning into Desert Island Discs on the morning of Sunday January 15 2017 probably weren’t expecting to be hit with the nuclear-force rhythmical intensity of Jlin...

Clash review
19.05.17

A lengthy, exploratory take on IDM ambience...

Clash review
19.05.17

“Michael Mayer’s magic, he wears a magic hat…”

The Quietus review
15.05.17

The question of what exactly is techno has puzzled observers ever since 2 Unlimited bragged of their “techno, techno, techno, techno” back in 1993. Is it steely dance-floor...

Under The Radar review
15.05.17

David Grellier is a busy man, juggling several projects at once. Of these, the French musician is probably best known for his work under the College name, particularly after "A...

Spotinews recomendation
13.05.17

Hi. Since I’m going away for five days on Monday, I will add some extra updates today and tomorrow. Here is the new album by Ellen Allien. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Ellen Allien...

Under The Radar review
11.05.17

Altar has all the makings of a brilliant release. The Gift, an established, yet somewhat obscure, DIY band hooked up with revolutionary producer Brian Eno and renowned engineer...

Spotinews recomendation
11.05.17

Hi. The new album by Delia Gonzalez arrived six days ago. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Note: One more update coming later today.) Delia Gonzalez – Horse Follows DarknessFiled under...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

Alexis Taylor is best known as a member of Hot Chip, but the British musician has also released solo albums, and he's now released the same solo album twice.  More

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

Spotinews recomendation
27.04.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the epic new album by GAS. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! GAS – NarkopopFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Electronic

The Quietus review
25.04.17

When you become a father certain things become apparent: you’re not young any more; night clubs are now things that happen largely to other people; and a significant percentage of...

Spotinews recomendation
22.04.17

Hey again. From yesterday, the splendid new album by Justin Walter. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Justin Walter – Unseen ForcesFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Electronic

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2...

Clash review
19.04.17

A detached and sterile return that simply fails as an engaging spectacle...

Spotinews recomendation
17.04.17

Hello there. Actress is Darren J. Cunningham. His slick new album was added to Spotify three days ago. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Actress – AZDFiled under: 2017, Electronic

Under The Radar review
15.04.17

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica...

Clash review
21.04.17

Teetering on the edge of commercial viability, whilst preserving their unconventional charm...

Clash review
12.04.17

An introspective return from the fascinating British electronic project...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

No one in recent memory has crushed a late-night TV performance the way Future Islands did with "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2014, in...

Clash review
26.04.17

A strong return but one that fails to scale the heights...

The Quietus review
25.04.17

The first hour or so at the wheel on a road trip, you feel invincible. Like you could drive for days. A couple of hours later, the rolling monotony starts to wear. Not long after...

Spotinews recomendation
09.04.17

Morning. There is a new album by Future Islands out? Sure, count me in. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Future Islands – The Far FieldFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop

Clash review
07.04.17

Industrial experimentalism that treads a pretty glorious path...

The Quietus review
12.04.17

Chris Clark has certainly had a busy couple of years. Since his last eponymous full-length was released in 2014, the Berlin-based producer has released a steady drip-feed of EPs...

Clash review
07.04.17

Building nebulous structures from a paean of underground electronica...

Under The Radar review
05.04.17

Herein, Margaret Chardiet celebrates a decade of her solo noise/industrial project's noxious squall with an album that seeks to facilitate the listener's mind transcending their...

Spotinews recomendation
04.04.17

Hey there. From three days ago comes the new album by Lydia Ainsworth. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Lydia Ainsworth – Darling of the AfterglowFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
04.04.17

A self-assured statement of artistic and personal freedom...

Clash review
31.03.17

Tired and unoriginal, Jay Kay's return borders on the offensive...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

For those who never stopped spinning the group's turn-of-the-Millennium classics, the emergence of Automaton—Jamiroquai's first since 2010—comes as a mixed blessing.  More

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Recorded live over two days in London, In The Same Room is the glowing starter sparks of Domino Documents, Domino Records' new imprint, its documentary-on-sound homage to music's...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

'Does the soul exist in modern society?' asks Jean Seberg's character in Godard's film A Bout de Suffle. LA resident, Julia Shamas Holter asks the same question and makes the...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

It's hard to figure out the duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, known simply as Goldfrapp. It's also hard not to like them.  More

Clash review
12.04.17

Claustrophobic washes of sound that conjure some black magic...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Hello again. I saved a notable album for my final update of the release week. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Goldfrapp! (US version here) Goldfrapp – Silver EyeFiled under: 2017...