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Clash review
today

Chugs along eerily into the heart of darkness...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

In a Dream is a strange beast—The Juan MacLean has been on DFA since some of the New York label's earliest days, and yet their newest release feels almost like the sudden...

Spotinews recomendation
today

Hi. The well-received new album by The Juan MacLean is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Correctly named US version here.) The Juan MacLean – In a...

NME review
15.09.14

Invigorating ambition from recently dropped former major label signings

Spotinews recomendation
14.09.14

Hi. The final update of the week is this dynamic electronic album by Lemonade. Enjoy! (US version here.) Lemonade – Minus TideFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
11.09.14

Stunning music from a bleak state of mind...

Clash review
11.09.14

It goes big, and keeps growing, until swollen hearts burst...

Under The Radar review
10.09.14

Simian Mobile Disco has always walked a line between the strict rules of straight-up dance music and the free, experimental nature of underground rock. Now, on Whorl, they've...

Insound review
09.09.14

Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella...

NME review
15.09.14

Trip-hop hero continues his drunken iPod selection approach to albums on inconsistent new offering

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hi again. I finally gave the new Tricky album a listen and I liked it. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! (Note: Different version for most users available here.) Tricky...

Under The Radar review
11.09.14

It would be easy to relegate this Bristol-bred emcee to a very compartmentalized and sometimes incorrect intellectual place—"trip hop," "Bristol sound," and "ex-Massive Attack...

Under The Radar review
09.09.14

Tennis have made a solid career from their shimmering dream-pop shtick. Since releasing nautically-themed debut Cape Dory in 2011, the husband/wife pairing Alaina Moore and...

Insound review
09.09.14

Tennis is comprised of married couple Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore. The two met in college in Devner, and embarked upon a ten-month sailing voyage that inspired what would...

Insound review
09.09.14

Over the past 18 months, Seattle producer duo Odesza (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has rapidly ascended to the top of their class. Accruing listens online, selling out shows...

Insound review
09.09.14

Laibach is a Slovenian and former Yugoslav avant-garde music group associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Originally released in 1987, Opus Dei was...

XLR8R review
08.09.14

Daniel Martin-McCormick's experimental music resume is as varied as it is impressive. Membership in the bands Black Eyes and Mi Ami long ago proved the DC-born artist's chops in...

Insound review
09.09.14

Vertigo-inducing, nuanced and highly evocative, Endgame is a delirious pleasure to dive into. The album’s textures often explore inviting spaces, only to bring the listener...

NME review
08.09.14

Only Steve Albini's production lets down this dramatic third from the gothic Brighton trio

Under The Radar review
today

"Press Heavenwards" opens A New Nature with three minutes of beautifully spacious and dark atmospherics before the meat of the song even begins; this slow burn intro echoes Pink...

The Quietus review
12.09.14

At the tail end of 2010, nestled amongst the annual assemblage of tepid mediocrity that is the "BBC Sound Of" list, you may have spotted Brighton trio Esben And The Witch. Having...

Insound review
09.09.14

The third album from Esben and the Witch and their second release of 2014 after a split with Thought Forms in April.

NME review
08.09.14

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut is full of late-night heartache and downbeat ditties

Punk News review
12.09.14

Though the tunes of Karen O's debut solo album Crush Songs were written and recorded in 2006 and 2007 (between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones and It's Blitz!), they are a...

Insound review
09.09.14

“When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was...

The Quietus review
08.09.14

Unlike the extremities of love, those that remain too inhospitable to want to remember even long after they're dead, a crush can be another thing entirely. Often, one can hold...

NME review
08.09.14

The Berlin-based trio wear their Cocteau Twins influences on their sleeve on promising debut

Under The Radar review
12.09.14

Vocalist Rosie Blair made a firm statement on her label's homepage: Ballet School is "not a synth band." She clarifies that they're a guitar band interested in pushing their setup...

Spotinews recomendation
08.09.14

Hello. First post of the week is the fine debut album by Ballet School. Genre: pop*. Enjoy! (*A little bit of electropop, soul pop, retro pop etc.) (As usual it should be added...

Spotinews recomendation
07.09.14

Good morning. The soundtrack to the 2010 movie Beyond the Black Rainbow was released earlier this week and it’s really good. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy Sinoia Caves! Sinoia...

NME review
05.09.14

The Killers and Madonna's producer returns to his old band

XLR8R review
03.09.14

The past year or so in UK dance music has been marked by the rapid ascendance of a new wave of instrumental grime producers, many of whom are affiliated with London's monthly...

Clash review
09.09.14

An absorbing listen full of rich melodies and foreboding space...

Insound review
02.09.14

Four-piece indie rock from Sydney, Australia were thrown into the spotlight immediately after they found instant success in early 2012. The band has been a blog favorite and their...

Insound review
02.09.14

Bureau B reissues Cluster's 1994 album One Hour . "Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time...

Insound review
02.09.14

"For years, I've imagined the work I do in music, photography, and video all coming into one space," says music-tech guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco, "I...

Spotinews recomendation
06.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Incredible reworkings of tracks from Federico Albanese's The Houseboat and the Moon.

TapeFear recommendation
29.08.14

The perfect ambient backdrop for late night contemplation from Deaf Center.

Insound review
02.09.14

Deaf Center is seemingly never of the times. Whether it's the nostalgic component often associated with Pale Ravine and Owl Splinters, or the time between releases, waiting and...

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasers—basic...

Clash review
28.08.14

London trio reveal one of 2014’s best dance albums…

Insound review
02.09.14

The long-awaited debut LP from Dark Sky is not entirely what you might expect from the London trio. After a string of club-focused 12"s, they delve deep to deliver a tender and...

Spotinews recomendation
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

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

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

Under The Radar review
01.09.14

Kevin Martin finally follows up 2008's apocalyptic London Zoo with more thumping end-times fare. More

The Quietus review
29.08.14

Each crisis bleeds messily into the next, and from our mass-mediated distance the effect is enough to scramble the senses. In an era of live rolling news feeds, minute-by-minute...

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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...

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

What Basement Jaxx presented to the world 15 years ago beginning with their debut, Remedy, is what today's high profile dance music artists are fervently trying to capture. Seven...

NME review
27.08.14

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...