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Under The Radar review
17.07.15

Twenty years strong, eight albums deep, and five years' anticipation, the hope is that The Chemical Brothers' latest, Born in the Echoes, will introduce some subtlety and song...

Clash review
20.07.15

The duo's strongest release in a decade...

Clash review
30.06.15

A hypnotic piece of left field electronics...

The Quietus review
10.08.15

Although it's interesting to do so, chasing the individual tendrils of the work of Hauntologists members Jay Ahern and Stefan Schneider does not yield a mystic revelation about...

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...

Clash review
09.06.15

Making a clear, luminous point without fuss...

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...

Clash review
29.05.15

Sterling selection from Darren Cunningham...

The Quietus review
27.05.15

In numerous interviews over the years, techno godfather Jeff Mills has often talked about the future of the genre as a music form breaking out and moving beyond the confines of...

The Quietus review
20.05.15

The rapid resurgence and expansion of the Paris dance scene has brought with it it's share of names, but it has also brought a loss of consistency as formerly-underground parties...

Clash review
08.05.15

From liminal gems to dark-dwelling seduction...

The Quietus review
15.04.15

Berlin's love affair with electronic music, notably (but not exclusively) techno, is rather unique amongst urban party scenes. Obviously, electronic music is the backbone of most...

Sonic Router review
13.04.15

Sagat’s Melting The Earth Onto The Body Without Organs is out now on VLEK. Buy it on Bandcamp.

Under The Radar review
03.03.15

The Amazing's last album was entitled Gentle Stream, and that title evokes the Swedish group's aural aesthetic reasonably well. Their sound is unhurried, detailed, and most of all...

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...

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

Clash review
26.11.14

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

Clash review
20.11.14

Designed to appeal to all your senses…

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.14

Hello again. The final update of this weeks is the relaxing new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Yes, you remember this correctly. I did write about this guy almost...

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
29.10.14

One of the difficulties in commenting on an artist whose work is quite as foundational or influential as that of Adam X is to techno, is assessing what 'new' the artist is...

XLR8R review
26.10.14

Many producers claim to have begun making beats in their early teens, but with Fantastic Mr Fox, one suspects that he really did. After all, just about everything he puts his name...

XLR8R review
08.10.14

Formerly operating under the name Al Tourettes, London-based artist Alec Storey began creating music as Second Storey in 2013 with his Margosa Heights EP. The four-track release...

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...

XLR8R review
29.09.14

A relative latecomer to the Kompakt techno world domination party of the '00s, Brazilian producer Gui Boratto scored nicely with Chromophobia, his first full-length for the...

Spotinews recomendation
19.09.14

Hello again. Can you stand another slick electronic release? If yes, please check out the debut album by Call Super and enjoy! Call Super – Suzi EctoFiled under: 2014, Electronic

XLR8R review
19.09.14

Call Super (a.k.a. Joe Seaton) isn't someone who makes things easy. That's not to say that his music is overly difficult or challenging; it's just that in an era where artists are...

The Pier review
08.09.14

Sometimes it takes a little longer to digest an album and really understand what the band is going for to grasp the essence of their art. Like many albums we all have, sometimes...

Insound review
26.08.14

The title Shelter describes the listener’s perception and subsequent emotional response to a collection of sounds and motifs. If Moiré’s past releases provided fragments of his...

Clash review
29.08.14

A techno haven that tugs you out of your comfort zone…

Spotinews recomendation
14.08.14

Hi. This potent debut album by Application was added to Spotify earlier this summer. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Application – System ForkFiled under: 2014...

Clash review
01.08.14

A set that will neither enliven classicists nor win new fans...

The Quietus review
29.07.14

If it has never been an international force in dance music on a similar scale to the UK, in reality Ireland has for decades been contributing in parallel, despite being...