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Clash review
26.06.15

Seeking to build its own sub-genre...

Clash review
26.06.15

Much loved mix series reaches its 50th instalment...

Clash review
25.06.15

Ending 16 years of silence in style...

Under The Radar review
16.06.15

Coming up during the era where a guy making beats with a girl vocalizing was most commonplace, even then Róisín Murphy couldn't create music that correctly fell in step with her...

The Quietus review
02.06.15

So, what is it I hear? Initially, I hear the opening fanfare of 'Ziegelrot' roar forth on a wave of distorted electronic noise. Jarringly unpleasant and fashioned with teeth...

The Quietus review
20.05.15

The tale of why Róisín Murphy isn't a super massive global pop thing will have future historians scratching their heads in disbelief. How someone with chart form as one half of...

Under The Radar review
15.05.15

Hot Chip have built a career on transcending and challenging the parameters of dance music. More

Clash review
22.05.15

Impressive new album...

Under The Radar review
27.04.15

At once thrilling, confounding, manic, and deeply conservative, Damogen Furies is, at long last, essential Squarepusher. More

The Quietus review
30.04.15

Damogen Furies needs a massive warning label: "Please clear the immediate space between you and any living/breakable organisms"' it could say before refuting, "Just don't hurt...

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...