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The Quietus review
27.03.14

From the vantage point of 2014, it's difficult to overemphasize Donato Dozzy's influence on the last five years of ambient techno and ambient music in general, particularly with...

Insound review
11.03.14

Eeprom stands for Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It keeps vital data safe in electronic devices and can be read an infinite number of times. He left for...

Insound review
11.03.14

Intimate and fragile, yet all the while joyful, witty and immediate sophomore LP.

XLR8R review
05.02.14

When LOL Boys went on indefinite hiatus towards the tail end of 2012, it was genuinely disappointing. The duo's Changes EP, which had been released only a month prior, had...

Insound review
04.02.14

Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha) announces Out of the Black - The Remixes . The album includes unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear), Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Housemeister, and...

The Line of Best Fit review
24.01.14

A seventy minute sustained gaze into the dark, uncomfortable at first until the eyes adjust, the patterns take shape and those shadows start to dance.

Under The Radar review
20.02.14

While many artists tend to spend their careers beefing up their sound, Darren Cunningham takes the opposite approach. As Actress, the London-based producer's music-if you can even...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

Just over a year ago, I found myself having a conversation outside a relatively fashionable pub in Bethnal Green – not really a situation I relish; I'm one of those young-old...

NME review
30.01.14

Darren Cunningham's bleak, unsettling and possibly final album blows dance genre conventions apart

Insound review
28.01.14

London electronic producer Actress has announced a new album, Ghettoville . The triple-LP release is out January 28 via Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune. Ghettoville follows 2012's R.I.P...

XLR8R review
27.01.14

To his credit, Darren Cunningham has remained a truly uncompromising and incomparable artist since introducing the world to his Actress moniker in 2004. His vision of what dance...

Resident Advisor review
22.01.14

Ricardo Tobar's music has always settled in that heady nexus of gritty noise, shoegaze and ephemeral techno one might call the Border Community Zone, which explains why Holden's...

NME review
16.12.13

‘Illumination’ is the product of years perfecting how to make thousands of bodies dance to leftfield sounds

Resident Advisor review
06.12.13

Dream Ritual, A Sagittariun's debut LP, is a perfect counterpoint to one of the year's other great albums, Special Request's Soul Music. While Woolford's breaks bottled up the...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.13

Hello there. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes this new album by A Sagittariun. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! A Sagittariun – Dream RitualFiled under: 2013, Electronic

XLR8R review
05.12.13

There are two ways that the title of IVVVO's latest EP can be read, and both reflect his aesthetic. Light steals across the surface of these tracks like sunlight glints on a large...

Spotinews recomendation
23.11.13

Morning. This new album by Gesaffelstein was added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Gesaffelstein – AlephFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Clash review
04.12.13

A debut LP to make everyone run for cover...

The Quietus review
02.12.13

The first time Gesaffelstein bothered my consciousness was when I was sent a promo single of his track 'Pursuit' earlier this year, accompanied by a press release that contained...

Resident Advisor review
20.11.13

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be in the Snuff Crew camp. The masked duo's past releases on the likes of Killekill and International Deejay Gigolos were raw recreations of early...

Resident Advisor review
15.11.13

It's safe to say we don't think of Ron Morelli as a producer first and foremost. He's the brains behind L.I.E.S., the New York label that's helped steer the course of underground...

Resident Advisor review
14.11.13

When dubstep in America started bleeding into trap, Sander Dennis was the man making sense of it all. Last year's ubiquitous "Regis Chillbin" was a perfect blend of hip-hop and...

Spotinews recomendation
12.11.13

Evening. From a very recent update: the new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Recondite – HinterlandFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Resident Advisor review
19.11.13

Judging from his music, Recondite is a melancholy guy. Starting out with delicate deep house on his Plangent label, moving onto the saddest 303 you've ever heard with On Acid and...

XLR8R review
13.11.13

Though relatively new as a producer, Recondite (a.k.a. Lorenz Brunner) quickly began turning the heads of minimalist dance-music fans once his first singles began to appear in...

Resident Advisor review
12.11.13

House music can express the whole spectrum of human emotion. It can also—despite the clichés of so much uplifting house—convey joy at being alive while remaining enigmatic...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.13

Morning. It’s a beautiful day here in Sweden and I will soon go for a run in the sun. But first, here is the recently added new album by Axel Boman. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Axel...

XLR8R review
12.11.13

Sweden's Axel Boman first gained serious attention with his 2010 track "Purple Drank," which was released on DJ Koze's Pampa label. He's since gone on to establish himself as a...

Resident Advisor review
11.11.13

Over the last six years, Emptyset have evolved from a minimal techno act into pioneers of a sound somewhere between techno, dubstep and noise-based sound design. Paul Purgas and...

XLR8R review
19.11.13

Over the course of its career—which has included three full-lengths and numerous EPs thus far—Emptyset has repeatedly raised the question of just how far minimal techno can be...

The Quietus review
15.11.13

Both on paper and from their very first records, Emptyset have been worth watching since the beginning. Emerging in 2007 on the little-known Future Days label making stark...

Resident Advisor review
06.11.13

It would be easy to lump in My Favorite Robot with Art Department and their label, No.19 Music: both are based in Canada, both started in 2008, both have, on occasion, released...

Resident Advisor review
05.11.13

Electronic music is currently awash with producers keen to generate unpredictable imperfections in their work. One-take, no-overdubs sessions using hardware (not computers), "live...

XLR8R review
31.10.13

Listening to an album like Ø [Phase]'s full-length debut, Frames of Reference, feels like waiting for the hammer to fall. It doesn't explode, instead favoring a slow, twisting...

Resident Advisor review
13.11.13

UK producer Ø [Phase] doesn't like to rush things. He's been releasing music since 2000, has an impressive remix CV and DJs often at clubs like Berghain, but it's taken him until...

XLR8R review
30.10.13

It's taken eight years, but Swiss techno producer Deetron (a.k.a. Sam Geiser) has finally released his sophomore album. In that nearly decade-long stretch, his sound has changed...

XLR8R review
29.10.13

The output of London duo Dense & Pika (a.k.a. Chris Spero and Alex Jones of Hypercolour) has thus far been brutally simplistic in its approach and execution—essentially, it's dark...

Insound review
29.10.13

Audacity's latest full-length Butter Knife is still, at its core, a garage rock record. The economic instrumentation, grit-tinged guitar jangle, pogo-prompting tempos, and sing...

Resident Advisor review
09.10.13

If Tommy Four Seven's 2011 album Primate wasn't easy on the listener, neither was it on the artist himself. Trading standard percussion for samples of trains and tinfoil twisted...

Resident Advisor review
04.10.13

Fans get really nervous when a beloved artist admits to having struggled with his latest work. In press releases and interviews leading up to Cupid's Head, Swedish producer Axel...

Under The Radar review
12.12.13

Swede Axel Willner, aka The Field, is a man who can create a mood. From the euphoric minimal techno of 2007 album From Here We Go Sublime to his earlier work sampling Lionel...

XLR8R review
27.09.13

Though the Friends of Friends label hasn't exactly followed one aesthetic philosophy while building its roster, the new presence of Berlin-by-way-of-Australia producer Kyson in...

XLR8R review
23.09.13

As with his previous two albums, Urban Animal shows a depth to Claude VonStroke (a.k.a. Barclay Crenshaw) that isn't always obvious in his party-friendly singles. On 2006's Beware...

Resident Advisor review
30.10.13

Not long after its inception in 2005, Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird label became one of the most significant outposts for house music on the US West Coast. For most of the San...

Clash review
19.09.13

The Dane's experiencing a new identity crisis...

Spotinews recomendation
26.09.13

Good evening. The new album by Trentemøller is another keeper. Genre: electronic. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Danish version here.) Trentemøller – Lost Filed under: 2013...

Under The Radar review
24.09.13

We've been wowed by the ambient electronic music of Denmark's Anders Trentemøller, in his ability to craft rich, woofer-rumbling electronic soundscapes and slick club cuts. After...

Resident Advisor review
23.09.13

2010's Into The Great Wide Yonder was so grand and cinematic, you might have thought Anders Trentemøller had moved from Copenhagen to Hollywood. On Lost, he's gone in the opposite...

XLR8R review
19.09.13

JR Seaton makes weird house music as Call Super. Just don't call it "outsider house." A cursory listen ticks the familiar boxes: rough-and-ready energy, haphazard fidelity, sounds...

XLR8R review
11.09.13

As its title suggests, Donato Dozzy's Plays Bee Mask is not a remix album as much as, let's say, a techno adaptation of a covers album. The idea doesn't map neatly since Bee Mask...