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Various Artists: Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-1984

Not much music got out of South Africa in the late apartheid era, but Hot Chocolate and Keith Sweat must have gotten in.

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Telefon Tel Aviv: Fahrenheit Fair Enough

With a bonus disc of unreleased electronic experimentations, the reissue of Fahrenheit Fair Enough is a document of forward-thinking genre wars that will fascinate one's faculties and promote a still, meditative awareness.

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2 Dec 2016 // 2:25 AM

Justice: Woman

Justice's third album finally finds them picking a solid theme, but it doesn't conjure as much magic as expected.

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Thom Sonny Green: High Anxiety

Drummer of Alt-J struggles to engage listeners on overlong electronic solo debut.

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30 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Loscil: Monument Builders

Monument Builders is a tribute to those who have sought to make grand artistic statements in their medium of choice, and Scott Morgan subverts this concept by adhering to a minimalist script.

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Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ Makes for a Difficult Dance

Learning from the past is not as simple as pressing rewind: it's a dance that's quite difficult to execute.

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Archive: The False Foundation

Despite some exciting and vital moments, The False Foundation struggles to cohere into a cogent statement befitting of a legitimately scary political moment.

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29 Nov 2016 // 8:44 AM

Cut Copy: January Tape

Cut Copy fans may enjoy this record, but ambient lovers should know to beware of what lie ahead.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2017

Another calendar year, another blissful blessing from Kompakt's long-running Pop Ambient series.

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28 Nov 2016 // 10:14 AM

The xx Share New Video “On Hold” From Upcoming LP ‘I See You’

The xx release "On Hold" video and tour date schedule ahead of January album release.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - “A Song for Europa” (video) (premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "A Song for Europa" from Jóhannsson's most recent artist album Orphée.

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28 Nov 2016 // 9:03 AM

Jay Daniel: Broken Knowz

Jay Daniel blazes his own trail on forward thinking, innovative electronic album.

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23 Nov 2016 // 9:38 AM

Nicolas Jaar: Sirens

Sirens is a masterpiece. Melding pop and experimental music, it reflects the uneasiness of our difficult times.

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17 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Lambchop: FLOTUS

Lambchop takes a hard left turn on their new album FLOTUS , which makes heavy use of electronic instrumentation and treated vocals.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Nagasaki - Memories of My Son

When you want weighty music for your weighty film, Ryuichi Sakamoto is the guy to call.

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Damon Bell: Altered Visions EP

Damon Bell's little EP offers just that: rarely-changing loops that fall flat if you can't get hooked.

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Extended Dance Mixes: An Interview with Fujiya & Miyagi

In crafting three EPs to make the basis of their new album, Dave Best walks us through what sudden fame feels like, how he doesn't really care about album sales, and the most irritating aspects of Postman Pat.

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15 Nov 2016 // 11:00 AM

Lindstrøm - “Closing Shot” (Singles Going Steady)

An unrepentant reach for pure synth pleasure, "Closing Shot" succeeds on most all accounts.

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Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ Is a Big, Fat (Fun), Lie

Chabon merges his earlier and more recent literary profiles in a vivid, at times explosively entertaining, and occasionally schizophrenic novel about history, memory, and family.

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15 Nov 2016 // 2:20 AM

Katie Gately: Color

Coming from an artist who outwardly flirts the obnoxious, Color is surprisingly tasteful.

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