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Under The Radar review
07.04.15

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More

The Quietus review
02.04.15

Sometimes, despite my immediate inclinations, it's a good thing for an artist to draw back from minimalism and gravitate towards a musical form that's more approachable. I make no...

Clash review
05.03.15

Who said 'dumb' pop can't be great?

Clash review
02.03.15

London duo raid the BFI vaults for a celestial voyage...

Under The Radar review
23.02.15

Dan Deacon doesn't do things by halves. The Baltimore-based electro producer has spent a career throwing himself into grey-matter clattering sonic spectrums that sound like they...

The Quietus review
25.02.15

Dan Deacon has found the comforts of life after death. Perhaps touring with Arcade Fire and making his Carnegie Hall debut was a jolt. Maybe the classical compositions of 2012's...

TapeFear recommendation
13.01.15

A spectacular melodic IDM EP from Ochre.

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...

Clash review
05.12.14

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

Clash review
26.11.14

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

Spotinews recomendation
19.10.14

Hey again. The final update of the week is this beautiful album by Locust. Genre: ambient. Enjoy! Locust – After the RainFiled under: 2014, Classical, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey again. The final update of the week is this beautiful album by Locust. Genre: ambient. Enjoy! Locust – After the RainFiled under: 2014, Classical, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
17.10.14

Hi. First album by Museum of Love is highly listenable. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Museum of Love – Museum of LoveFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hi. First album by Museum of Love is highly listenable. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Museum of Love – Museum of LoveFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

The Quietus review
29.10.14

When you break up like LCD Soundsystem did in 2011, it's probably best to keep a low profile for a while. In April that year, the band played an epic farewell concert at Madison...

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

A brilliant acoustic led Daedelus album.

The Quietus review
01.10.14

This isn't the first time ambient music has been used to present a musical tableau of a city, but it's certainly a surprising choice from these two artists. Function, aka David...

Clash review
30.09.14

An album which seems to seep into your skin...

The Quietus review
25.09.14

Dan Snaith's multi-monikered career, not to mention the Ph.D. in mathematics and a Polaris prize for Caribou's Andorra album along the way, is the type of thing that almost seems...

NME review
03.12.14

The Canadian producer's thrilling fourth album ties together over a decade's worth of sonic kicks

Under The Radar review
15.10.14

What was most surprising about Dan Snaith's 2010 album Swim was that it was brilliant and predictable. Really, the sun-setting grooves and hypnotic rhythms of his finest moment as...

Spotinews recomendation
10.10.14

Hi. The new album by Caribou is pretty darn good. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Caribou – Our LoveFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

XLR8R review
07.10.14

Swim marked a huge shift for Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou). Although the Canadian musician's playfully opaque pop had long been the subject of critical acclaim, the release of his...

NME review
07.10.14

The Canadian producer's thrilling fourth album ties together over a decade's worth of sonic kicks

Clash review
03.10.14

Soulful, and covering new stylistic ground...

NME review
22.09.14

Masked and hooded musician buries her identity in dense and discomfiting compositions

Spotinews recomendation
01.12.14

Hey. From earlier this fall*: the latest album by Gazelle Twin. Genre: electronic. Read this review and enjoy! (*The last time I looked this album up in October it was still...

The Quietus review
21.10.14

The human body lets you down in so many ways, from minor itch to mortal illness. At times like these, it can seem like another entity, a malevolent force with a will of its own...

Under The Radar review
19.09.14

Nick Zammuto's first post-The Books album was busy, wild, and eclectic, making pop music out of experimentation. On sophomore release Anchor, Zammuto remains as fidgety as ever...

Clash review
19.09.14

An unmistakable return...

Under The Radar review
16.10.14

Each genre has its gods. Rock has the Stones, pop has The Beatles, but when it comes to electronic music there are few who could rival Aphex Twin's truly individual and pioneering...

Spotinews recomendation
24.09.14

Hey. I’ve never been much of an Aphex Twin fan, but the latest album did arrive a couple of days ago. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! Aphex Twin – SyroFiled under: 2014...

XLR8R review
22.09.14

For once, maybe the blimp, the promotional graffiti, and the Deep Web browser links were justified: Syro is Richard D. James doing his best work of the last two decades.

NME review
22.09.14

Richard D James' long-awaited return is a banging reminder of why the Cornish raver is one of music's true innovators

Clash review
18.09.14

Chugs along eerily into the heart of darkness...

Under The Radar review
17.09.14

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...

The Quietus review
10.10.14

Given the emotional warmth, comparative looseness and less programmed feel of this third album by The Juan Maclean, the title of the act's first LP from 2005, Less Than Human...

Spotinews recomendation
18.09.14

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...

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...

The Quietus review
24.09.14

Daniel Avery may have roused popular interest for more acidic shades of house and techno, but on Whorl Simian Mobile Disco have gone the whole hog, grafting full-blown kosmische...

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...

Clash review
25.09.14

Restless, furiously inventive and resolutely original...

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...

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...