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Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

While Prologue is undeniably an influential label, when their artist roster is examined in greater detail it becomes clear that they are more responsible for coalescing a certain...

Under The Radar review
15.12.14

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the...

Spotinews recomendation
15.12.14

Hello friends. It’s been a while since I last wrote about a soundtrack, but since Gone Girl is my number one movie of the year (at this point) I thought a post for the soundtrack...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...

The Quietus review
11.12.14

And so the Ghost Box project continues. The fourth album from label stalwarts The Advisory Circle (aka Jon Brooks) comes lovingly packaged in a sleeve depicting various dead...

Spotinews recomendation
11.12.14

Hello. This relaxing new album by Frank & Tony is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Frank & Tony – You Go GirlFiled under: 2014, Electronic

XLR8R review
09.12.14

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a distinctive grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the...

Clash review
05.12.14

They really did want us to let go, stand up and join in…

Sonic Router review
05.12.14

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what it is that Mr Mitch is so sad about. If he was a lyricist he’d be able to express himself more plainly. His sentiments would be written...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

I don't even know how to properly describe this brilliant cacophony of arpeggios from TCF.

Clash review
26.11.14

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

Clash review
26.11.14

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

Spotinews recomendation
26.11.14

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
19.12.14

"Check my watch / I had the future in my pocket / But I lost it when I gave it to you," sings Azealia Banks on 'Chasing Time', a ticker-tape parade of a breakup song that's tucked...

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.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

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…

The Quietus review
12.12.14

Berlin's electro-acoustic somnambulists Tarwater covered 'We All Stand' from New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies in 2012. The pace and sobriety of that tune fitted this band like...

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...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

Woozy nightmarish electronic music from Arca. Love it.

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.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A blinding new album from Clark.

Clash review
02.12.14

Fragile yet utterly destructive - in a great way...

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...