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The Quietus review
14.01.16

One of the biggest rip-offs of this digital age is the way that it strips music - all media, really - of appropriate context. Obviously, having the world's information at one's...

The Quietus review
11.12.15

Since re-inventing herself as EMA on 2011's Past Lives Martyred Saints, Erika M. Anderson has been one of the few rock musicians to really engage on an artistic level with our...

Clash review
08.12.15

A mixed return from the Planet Mu producer...

Under The Radar review
02.12.15

Ellie Goulding's third studio album, Delirium, is by far her most pop facing, and it's surprisingly compelling. The first track, "Intro (Delirium)," primes listeners for an...

Clash review
30.11.15

Reclusive Dutch producer impresses...

Under The Radar review
30.11.15

Thought the Future Would Be Cooler somehow crosses the levity of Ric Ocasek with the gravity of Annie Lennox to give us a pretty freaking spot-on document of a life spent online...

Clash review
07.12.15

An intentionally oblique comment on the state of disposable pop music...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Perseverance is weapon A in the modern musicians' armoury. Audiences are overfed, unmotivated to part with their money for music and all too willing to flit from artist to artist...

Under The Radar review
21.12.15

The instrumental duo returns from hiatus with a new LP of hard-driving prog and '80s horror/sci-fi score-inflected tracks; it's their first of several written live in the studio...

Under The Radar review
23.11.15

Things aren't going well in the U.K. right now, politically speaking. The right-leaning Conservative government is dismantling public services and hammering the poor, while the...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Tempting though it is to read the distinctive 'otherness' of Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi's work as the product of his background – growing up in a destabilised Caracas...

Under The Radar review
25.11.15

Silently flitting between the light and dark of the mainstream and underground electronic music worlds, Arca has left a hauntingly frenzied stamp on releases as big as Kanye West...

Clash review
23.11.15

Hyper, aggressive, silly and just-bloody-gorgeous...

Under The Radar review
20.11.15

Small Black's third album, Best Blues, opens with swells and crashes. This is the Brooklyn-based group's initial template for the first third of Best Blues, whose songs start on...

AudioCred review
19.11.15

Vancouver producer Pat Lok continuously pushes boundaries with his efforts in the dance music scene. With a musical touch that ranges from deep and groovy to more experimental...

Under The Radar review
17.11.15

The original electronic music artist, Jean-Michel Jarre, brings the past to the present with an ambitious project, a double album of collaborations with current electronic music...

Under The Radar review
16.11.15

Hugo Manuel-the Oxford, England-headquartered artist behind Chad Valley—has the voice of an angel but the unfathomable inclination to hide it under digital manipulation. More

Clash review
10.11.15

Claire Boucher's most ambitious and consistent work...

The Quietus review
12.11.15

We are witnessing a transition. The dissonant, synthetic strings and trilling soprano that lace opening track 'Laughing And Not Being Normal' feel like a remnant, a dark brooding...

Under The Radar review
11.11.15

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimes—aka Claire Boucher—scrapped the...

Clash review
09.11.15

A superb package of avant-footwork...

The Quietus review
16.11.15

Given that he's the kind of guy who releases 30 Drake remixes at a time, opens sets with Mario Kart themes and drapes a t-shirt over his face when he performs, DJ Paypal must have...

The Quietus review
03.11.15

If grime initially sounded like the echo of Britain's modern urban dystopias, recent years have seen a subtle shift, most notably with the gradual fade of the MC. Producers are...

Clash review
03.11.15

An ambitious piece of heterogeneous soul...

Clash review
02.11.15

AWOL artist makes good on initial potential...

AudioCred review
30.10.15

Pulsing with a downtempo, trip-hop vibe, Mobley’s new single “Swoon” introduces us to the first taste of his upcoming LP “Fresh Lies”. The Austin artist triangulates indie-pop a...

The Quietus review
20.10.15

Somewhat surprisingly, Nothing is Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman's solo debut as Kode9, but that's only because his first two releases were joint efforts in tandem with vocalist and...

Clash review
02.11.15

Intriguing but somewhat incomplete...

Under The Radar review
16.10.15

Funk's always been at the heart of Alan Palomo's work. The Neon Indian vanguard may have spent the past six years convincing us he's some sort of psych pop freethinker, but the...

Under The Radar review
14.10.15

Devon Welsh, singer and primary lyricist of duo Magical Cloudz, has a habit of locking eyes with audience members during concerts, and not breaking the eye contact for...

Clash review
13.10.15

An immediate, percussive return...

Clash review
08.10.15

House ambassador delivers much-anticipated third album...

The Quietus review
07.10.15

It may not have appeared at the top of many lists of "what the world could do with right now", but Peaches' return is as welcome more than ever. The planet could benefit from the...

Clash review
29.09.15

An electronic mix of granite and marble...

Clash review
28.09.15

Album No. 2 finds the Lawrence brothers playing it safe...