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26.08.14

Hi again. The intense and critically acclaimed new album by The Bug is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Bug – Angels & DevilsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

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NME review
26.08.14

Formerly offbeat Swedish duo lose their weirdness on new effort

Insound review
26.08.14

It's a bold, boisterous, brilliant album full of amazing gust vocal performances, richly layered production and the irresistible sense of groove that has set them apart from the...

NME review
yesterday

The veteran house duo find fresh relevance amid the genre's revival

Insound review
25.08.14

MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the LA beat scene. With an impressive online presence, MNDSGN is releasing his physical debut...

Insound review
25.08.14

Fenech-Soler are brothers Ben and Ross Duffy, Dan Fenech-Soler and Andrew Lindsay. At Glastonbury 2011 Fenech-Soler were at the height of their tremendously successful debut. The...

Insound review
25.08.14

The legacy of North Carolina's Ashrae Fax seems destined to be appreciated in retrospect, in no small part given to the tremendous power of the group's 2003 release Static Crash...

Spotinews recomendation
today

Good evening. It’s time for a rare late night blog post. It’s time for a real smooth dream pop album. It’s time for you to enjoy Ashrae Fax! (Review including some background...

Clash review
24.08.14

Producer's second LP is sugary enough, but lacks bite...

NME review
yesterday

Bombastic and brilliant in parts, the Warp producer's return is frustrating in its inability to stay focused

Clash review
20.08.14

The narrative is surly, but his soundtrack is clear…

Insound review
19.08.14

Suave synth-pop songsmith Geoffrey O'Connor returns with his second solo album Fan Fiction . Previously known as the frontman for euphoric pop quartet Crayon Fields, Geoffrey...

TapeFear recommendation
14.08.14

An unsettlingly beautiful ambient journey from Lawrence English.

Spotinews recomendation
14.08.14

Hi. This potent debut album by Application was added to Spotify earlier this summer. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Application – System ForkFiled under: 2014...

NME review
11.08.14

A discomfiting but sometimes beautiful collection from the New York beatmaster

Spotinews recomendation
12.08.14

Howdy folks. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by FaltyDL. Genre: experimental/electronic. Enjoy! FaltyDL – In the WildFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Insound review
12.08.14

Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL was born and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. These days he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Releasing music for Planet Mu, Ramp, Rush Hour, 50 Weapons...

NME review
11.08.14

Tahliah Barnett's debut impresses with its futuristic vision of R&B

The Quietus review
15.08.14

Legion and lamentable are the reviews of female artists written by male music critics in which their hands appear to have drifted away from the keyboard for an energetic thigh rub...

Under The Radar review
15.08.14

If it weren't for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you'd be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs' debut album. Rarely does a young artist make...

Insound review
12.08.14

FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only...

Insound review
05.08.14

Your favorite ‘random white dude’ has been on a music tirade. From the meme-inspiring NOLA bounce tune “Express Yourself,” to “Boy Oh Boy” which took over stages and social media...

Under The Radar review
05.08.14

"Thought it sounded cool." There—we got the band name out of the way. Fair enough. Nope, you'll find no backwards-voiced, creepily dancing little people here. More

Insound review
05.08.14

With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‘80s New Wave through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost...

Insound review
05.08.14

Those who heard Obsidian last year already understand that Will Wiesenfeld fully shed his influences and delivered a staggering work of graveyard beauty. Comparisons to other...

TapeFear recommendation
04.08.14

A cracking electronic EP from Lusine.

Clash review
01.08.14

A set that will neither enliven classicists nor win new fans...

Spotinews recomendation
01.08.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the relaxing new album by Land Observations. Genre: ambient/instrumental rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Land Observations – The Grand...

NME review
04.08.14

A warm but underwhelming listen from James Brooks

NME review
31.07.14

Israelis' third album suffers from an unwillingness to let its songs breathe

The Quietus review
29.07.14

If it has never been an international force in dance music on a similar scale to the UK, in reality Ireland has for decades been contributing in parallel, despite being...

TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Chilled out downtempo beats from Submerse.

NME review
28.07.14

Bristol crew aim for the epic but fall slightly short

NME review
28.07.14

Straight to the point synth-rock thrills

Under The Radar review
14.08.14

Synth-rock acts, once heralded as the leading edge of indie, now face a challenge from critics and followers of underground music. As the genre has gone mainstream, its most...

Insound review
29.07.14

True Loves won Hooray For Earth a well-deserved round of huzzahs from all of the key tastemakers. Following up a critically acclaimed debut album, Noel Heroux plotted the band’s...

Insound review
22.07.14

Will to Be Well is the new studio album by Dalhous, their second for Blackest Ever Black. This double LP reflects writer-producer Marc Dall's continued interest in the life and...

NME review
21.07.14

Going solo leaves Elly Jackson free to indulge in lush neo-disco - laced with anxiety

Insound review
29.07.14

America’s mad love affair with Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist La Roux blossomed with the release of 2009’s self-titled debut, an album rife with playfully gorgeous synth...

NME review
28.07.14

Going solo leaves Elly Jackson free to indulge in lush neo-disco-laced with anxiety

Under The Radar review
25.07.14

Uttering "I know the temperature is rising" on opener "Uptight Downtown" or "walking alone on a sunny beach" on "Paradise Is You," La Roux's eccentric, redheaded namesake Elly...

NME review
21.07.14

Still going strong 20 years in, Berlin trio serve up another ambient listen

Clash review
01.08.14

Dissonant intelligence and atonal artistry...

NME review
28.07.14

Drummer Ronald Lippok ignites the Berlin trio's otherwise passive eight studio album

NME review
18.07.14

For the most part, Ali Love's second album comes on crasser than a sleepover round Miley Cyrus' house

NME review
18.07.14

19-year-old Las Vegas resident excels on funky-house and ballad-strewn debut