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Clash review
yesterday

A spaced-out journey – but it rightly sticks by the book…

Clash review
yesterday

A Gaga-beater that sets the Canadian up with a bright future…

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hello. From last month: the fine new album by Fakuta. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Fakuta – Tormenta SolarFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Clash review
24.11.14

A polished, well-packaged and risk-averse affair...

Clash review
20.11.14

A second album that widens the producer’s sonic spectrum…

Clash review
20.11.14

Designed to appeal to all your senses…

Spotinews recomendation
18.11.14

Hey. A new album by Loscil almost automatically means a new blog post. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Loscil – Sea IslandFiled under: 2014, Electronic

The Quietus review
18.11.14

For the past 15 years, Scott Morgan's prolific Loscil project has been quietly compiling a syntax all its own. Rich phrases of luminescent synthesisers linger for minutes at a...

XLR8R review
17.11.14

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip...

XLR8R review
14.11.14

Neel (a.k.a. Giuseppe Tillieci) is an Italian producer, DJ, and mastering engineer, not to mention one-half of the vaunted Voices from the Lake project alongside Donato Dozzy. For...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

Short for "folklore" and Cornish for "moon", the title of this second album by the mysterious Kemper Norton invokes both dream and myth. Like Carn, their first album released last...

Clash review
12.11.14

Never less than entirely entertaining, and much better than expected...

The Quietus review
11.11.14

Luke Wyatt, aka Torn Hawk, has released such an intimidating amount of music over the past few years that it can be difficult to get a handle on what he's about. Is he the archly...

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.14

Evening. The new album by Torn Hawk is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same TimeFiled...

XLR8R review
12.11.14

Is Torn Hawk (a.k.a. Luke Wyatt) serious? This is a fair question of a producer who has given us tracks like "Put That Crotchless Thing on and Save My Life," and now, an album...

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by iamamiwhoami. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! iamamiwhoami – BlueFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

TapeFear recommendation
10.11.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

Under The Radar review
07.11.14

Why aren't these called singles anymore? Three songs—one of them previously released—and a remix only make an EP in the most minimalist sense, but we'll take it. More

Clash review
07.11.14

Unlike anything else you’ll hear in 2014…

XLR8R review
04.11.14

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and...

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Evening. The excellent debut album by Arca was added to Spotify last week. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arca – XenFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
07.11.14

A captivating reaching of pained highs and battered lows…

The Quietus review
06.11.14

Assuming there's still something resembling a book twenty years from now, someone is b-b-b-bound to write one about the making of Yeezus, Kanye West's ultramodern hip-hop protest...

TapeFear recommendation
03.11.14

A blinding new album from Clark.

Under The Radar review
20.11.14

As is the case with a significant portion of the Warp Records roster, Clark is one of those artists who is revered in electronic music circles as one of the pioneers of the genre...

The Quietus review
10.11.14

Chris Clark cuts a strange figure; signed to Warp Records at the tail-end of their late 90s IDM heyday, he's subsequently carved out a niche for himself in successful but...

Spotinews recomendation
05.11.14

Morning. The tremendous new album by Clark is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Clark – ClarkFiled under: 2014, Electronic

XLR8R review
31.10.14

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, after all, and so the...

TapeFear recommendation
29.10.14

Delicate autumnal tones from Federico Durand.

The Quietus review
29.10.14

One of the difficulties in commenting on an artist whose work is quite as foundational or influential as that of Adam X is to techno, is assessing what 'new' the artist is...

XLR8R review
28.10.14

When plotting artists' development, most seem to follow a smooth, upward trendline in which talent, songwriting, and personal voice are all developed in unison. However, on...

XLR8R review
26.10.14

Many producers claim to have begun making beats in their early teens, but with Fantastic Mr Fox, one suspects that he really did. After all, just about everything he puts his name...

The Quietus review
24.10.14

William Bennett's Cut Hands project carries more than a cursory whiff of industrial grade theatrical grease paint. During belting live excursions, Bennett has been responsible for...

The Quietus review
23.10.14

Saint Saviour's 2011 release Union was a slept-on gem filled with comedowns, heel stomping pop and the considerable songwriting talents of Becky Jones. In the past, she's been...

Clash review
10.11.14

Songs bloom and shift with a timid beauty and sparseness...

XLR8R review
23.10.14

A radio-ready UK garage album is a destination that Aus has been heading towards for a while. The eight-year-old imprint is a house label, but most artists on its roster have...

XLR8R review
22.10.14

Fans of Cooly G (a.k.a. Merissa Campbell) have come to expect certain things from her music at this point—sultry, rippling house, laced with a lot of dubby whispering of sweet...

Punk News review
21.10.14

Xerxes showed immense potential in the past. Our Home Is a Deathbed was one of 2012's more underrated records and whatever they put out after (in small doses I might add) seemed...

Punk News review
24.11.14

The first track to Louisville, KY's XERXES sophomore album Collision Blonde starts where the A side to their Would you understand? 7-inch from last year ends. Literally. If you...