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NME review
21.07.14

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

NME review
18.07.14

International trio push boundaries with field recordings, bass music and indie torch songs

TapeFear recommendation
12.07.14

A nostalgic ambient release from Deru.

Insound review
08.07.14

Life Is Easy builds on the success of Bright Light Bright Light's debut pop album. Enlisting Elton John for a duet, Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis for guitar and vocals, and Iggy...

The Quietus review
07.07.14

There exists a neon-lit demimonde of late night bars, rain spattered streets, sleaze and danger where unmade beds in lonely rooms are encrusted with dried out bodily fluids and...

Clash review
25.06.14

On which worlds collide, majestically…

The Quietus review
14.07.14

The latest album from Aaron Funk starts off in the manner of the vehicle in its title, with '10th Circle Of Winnipeg', a truly superlative track in the Venetian Snares canon. The...

Insound review
24.06.14

The fifth and most groundbreaking album from renegade electro dubstep duo Blackburner featuring a new, innovative trap sound! Featuring an incredible array of guests including Lil...

TapeFear recommendation
18.06.14

Eight and a half minutes of synth bliss from Heinali.

The Quietus review
17.06.14

Second Launch, Swedish duo Bremen's maiden voyage on Blackest Ever Black and the follow-up to their self-titled debut, is meant to evoke "nothing less than the vast emptiness of...

NME review
17.06.14

Katie Stelmanis continues her streak of dark, danceable releases

Insound review
17.06.14

Alexis Taylor's (lead singer of Hot Chip) second solo album, Await Barbarians is a series of songs "from the halfway line." Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot...

Under The Radar review
27.06.14

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor's second solo release is a record for sleepless nights, an introspective wandering that shoots off incoherent musings at nobody in particular. It's...

Clash review
20.06.14

A fine collection of intimate, slow-burning, understated songs...

The Quietus review
13.06.14

CI, in case you were wondering, stands for Corporate Identity, and it's a term used by people with real jobs who live real lives. You might have read about them, or seen them...

Insound review
10.06.14

Having received wide critical acclaim for his remixes of Bonobo and Andreya Triana, and award-winning DJ mix for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel series, Alex Banks spent two years in the...

Clash review
12.06.14

Precocious production newcomer delivers a fine debut…

Clash review
05.06.14

A third set that falls short of expectations…

NME review
09.06.14

There are flashes of brilliance but the singer's third album misfires too often

The Quietus review
04.06.14

Six years is a hell of a long time for any musician to stay silent. While it's indeed been as long since Fennesz's last "proper" solo album release under the name (Tapeworm also...

NME review
02.06.14

Nottingham singer gives her obvious '80s influences a fresh twist

Insound review
02.06.14

Following their 2010 release The Decline of Female Happiness , Donna Regina are back with a new album on Karaoke Kalk. The project was formed by the husband and wife team Regina...

NME review
27.05.14

Andy Butler's dance troupe pack cutting edge retro-focused tunes on third album

Insound review
15.07.14

Hercules & Love Affair’s third and most versatile album to date, The Feast of the Broken Heart sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing...

Under The Radar review
19.06.14

Hercules and Love Affair's self-titled 2008 debut was exciting, in large part, because of the way it exemplified, not to mention totally refreshed, modern disco-house music.  More

Insound review
20.05.14

Encyclopedia of Arto is a photograph of the musical world created by Arto Lindsay. A double CD that presents the different musical souls that have always been the basis of the...

TapeFear recommendation
19.05.14

Aw yiss, new Plaid.

Spotinews recomendation
20.05.14

Hi. Here is the enjoyable new album by Plaid. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Plaid – Reachy PrintsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
19.05.14

Magpie production makes for a mess of a debut album...

Insound review
17.06.14

The debut album from Clean Bandit is entitled New Eyes , and will feature 13 tracks.

The Quietus review
10.06.14

"So you think electro music is boring, it's stupid, it's repetitive? Well, it is repetitive." These are the opening lines on Clean Bandit's debut album New Eyes. The track...

NME review
02.06.14

Clever classical aficionados overdo the smug strings on their debut

Punk News review
15.05.14

New Jersey's emo-rock outfit the Progress paved the way for Evan Weiss to lay roots with Into It. Over It. Years later, another member from that band, in guitarist Eric McNelis...

NME review
12.05.14

Folkies come together to make electronic magic

Insound review
12.05.14

We are officially on the cusp of the Canadian funk lords’ fourth album’s release. It’s called White Women and it’s a doozy. As a work of cultural theory, it posits that we are...

NME review
12.05.14

Canadian duo's yacht rock nightmare belongs at the bottom of the ocean

Clash review
06.05.14

Brighton trio serves up a spread of colourful flavours on album five...

The Quietus review
16.05.14

There's always been a dichotomy bound up with the music of Fujiya & Miyagi. Their last release, 2011's Ventriloquizzing, found the Brighton purveyors of beat-driven kosmische...

Insound review
29.04.14

VINYL FORMAT. Three pilots. A recipe. A construction manual. Machine. Apparatus. Jochen Arbeit, Achim Färber, zeitblom = Automat. Arbeit, Färber, zeitblom have been collaborating...

Insound review
29.04.14

Three pilots. A recipe. A construction manual. Machine. Apparatus. Jochen Arbeit, Achim Färber, zeitblom = Automat. Arbeit, Färber, zeitblom have been collaborating under the name...

Spotinews recomendation
28.04.14

Hi there. Let’s begin the week with the magnificent new album by Fennesz. Genre: ambient/electronic. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Fennesz – BécsFiled under: 2014, Electronic...

Insound review
29.04.14

The last time Fennesz released an album on Austrian label Mego it was 2001 and the name of that release was Endless Summer. Now, in 2014, Editions Mego is extremely proud to...

NME review
14.04.14

Former trend-setters return with goth-y electro-rock record

Under The Radar review
23.05.14

In their latest release, indie dance-rock pioneers The Faint embrace their industrial post-punk spirit. Their music has always been on the "noisy" end of the spectrum, and Doom...

The Line of Best Fit review
04.04.14

An album that stares down the barrel at a red dot over your heart. Unfortunately for you, it's got an itchy trigger-finger.

Clash review
11.04.14

Sure to be a hit with the disenfranchised...

Spotinews recomendation
10.04.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes another fine debut album. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy SOHN! (Note: I will be on the road again tomorrow. Next update will be on...

NME review
07.04.14

Secretive producer's gently classical, dread-soaked debut

Insound review
01.04.14

UK pioneers of female Electronica’s return with one of the most eagerly awaited album releases of the year… and they deliver the goods. “Authority” is an addictive powerhouse of...