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10 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

Charles Murdoch: Point

Charles Murdoch first created a stir in 2013 and now returns to stir things up again with a record that is more emotionally complex than you might think at first.

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Gogo Penguin: Man Made Object

Gogo Penguin’s debut on Blue Note is a relentless, electronic-influenced collection of rhythmic jazz that would make Miles Teller jealous.

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Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier.

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5 Feb 2016 // 2:00 AM

Jamie Woon: Making Time

Jamie Woon’s Making Time is a diligently watched pot that, predictably, refuses to boil.

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4 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

nonkeen: the gamble

nonkeen's the gamble is a really impressive release given its context. Strip the album out of it and the listener will have something more humane and approachable.

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3 Feb 2016 // 8:40 AM

Underworld - “I Exhale” (Singles Going Steady)

Underworld is struggling a bit now to decide who they are outside of the club/trance setting where that freewheeling Dadaist ping-pong poetry matches the most acutely.

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‘No Más Bebés’: Sterilized Without Consent

As the struggle for reproductive rights continues, we might look back on history in order to understand the consequences of denying women sovereignty over their own bodies.

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The Story Is In His Eyes in ‘The Finest Hours’

Ray's (Casey Affleck) eyes tell their own story, more hauntingly and more urgently, than any of the plot's clunky machinations.

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27 Jan 2016 // 8:47 AM

Bibio - “Feeling” (Singles Going Steady)

Bibio celebrates '70s classic R&B, borrowing from the era's greatest luminaries, Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield with his standout track.

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Blue Daisy: Darker Than Blue

A musical journey from warmth to melancholy to anger to depression, Darker Than Blue is compelling but not always an easy listen.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

DJDS: Stand Up and Speak

Stand Up and Speak, though lackluster, has the benefit of at least giving one hope and the push to run to one's Point B.

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26 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

Autechre: AE_LIVE

Autechre give their fans a digital hernia with AE_LIVE, but the glitch-lover wouldn't have it any other way.

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25 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Roly Porter: Third Law

In the history of electronic music paying homage to our ideas of outer space, Porter has crafted a deserving addition to the canon.

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22 Jan 2016 // 2:15 AM

Jlin: Free Fall EP

The rising star of footwork follows a earth-shaking debut album with a collection of tracks brimming with ideas and a dizzying array of sounds.

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Night Riders and Matinee Movies: The Relationship Between the KKK and American Film

This book could not be timelier, given the nativist and racist rhetoric inflaming discourse among America's Republican Party presidential hopefuls.

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18 Jan 2016 // 9:05 AM

Frankie Knuckles’ Legacy Still Standing Tall

Frankie Knuckles died in 2014, but he still casts a long shadow over dance music in Chicago and around the world.

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The Moon, the Marquise and Other Sad Romantics

Eric Rohmer and Heinrich Von Kleist converge in a parallax of misguided literary loves.

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Luke Haines: British Nuclear Bunkers

British Nuclear Bunkers is as stubborn, singular and compelling as its creator.

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13 Jan 2016 // 2:05 AM

Beer Is a Funny Thing

The Comic Book Story of Beer shows how the evolution of beer parallels the evolution of civilization. Bottoms up to civilization!

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‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the End of Television

Unable to find food to eat, working long hours for precious little compensation, living in cramped, cold quarters, Romanians sought hope in "video nights".

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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