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Monday, November 17 2014

Arca: Xen

Arca invites you to come along for the ride into the netherworld of the self, and those who do may feel alternately exhausted and exhilarated.


Roll the Dice: Until Silence

The Swedish duo explores the protagonist's journey through the post-war torn landscape in a soundtrack for an imaginary film.


Friday, November 7 2014

‘Maeve’s Times’ Collects Five Decades of Observation by an Astute Irish Writer

Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Clark: Clark

“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever. An invincible, sealed capsule of sound.” -- Clark, August 2014


Thursday, October 30 2014

Betty Who: Take Me When You Go

Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Power to the People: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

Many Jaxx fans were surprised by the relatively-straightforward nature of the duo's latest effort, Junto, but the way Felix tells it, it's a deliberately unexpected move from the Grammy-nominated duo.


KMFDM: Our Time Will Come

You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.


Monday, October 27 2014

Kypski: Wreck Fader

If you’re looking for a sonic adventure, and love the sound and warmth of old analog records mixed in with squelchy keyboard sounds, look no further.


Friday, October 24 2014

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.


Jessie Ware: Tough Love (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Gui Boratto: Abaporu (Reviews) [14.Oct.14]
FaltyDL: In the Wild (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Caribou: Our Love (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
SBTRKT: Wonder Where We Land (Reviews) [9.Oct.14]
Exotype: Exotype (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
Red Snapper: Hyena (Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
Zero 7: Simple Science EP (Capsule Reviews) [7.Oct.14]
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Reviews) [6.Oct.14]
Ugly Kids Club: Head Games EP (Capsule Reviews) [30.Sep.14]
Zoot Woman: Star Climbing (Reviews) [30.Sep.14]
Deru: 1979 (Reviews) [30.Sep.14]
Hudson Mohawke: Chimes EP (Capsule Reviews) [29.Sep.14]
Dntel: Human Voice (Reviews) [26.Sep.14]
Cookies: Music for Touching (Reviews) [8.Sep.14]
The Bug - “Void/Function” (audio) (Mixed Media) [16.Jul.14]
VHS Head: Persistence of Vision (Reviews) [30.May.14]
Plaid: Reachy Prints (Reviews) [22.May.14]
Yann Tiersen: ∞ (Reviews) [21.May.14]
Thomas Azier: Hylas (Capsule Reviews) [7.May.14]
Anne: Pulling Chain (Reviews) [4.Mar.14]
Mark McGuire: Along the Way (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks (Reviews) [13.Sep.13]
Blondes: Swisher (Reviews) [10.Sep.13]
Postiljonen: Skyer (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Arctic: Three Stripes EP (Reviews) [29.Aug.13]
Moderat: II (Reviews) [22.Aug.13]
Lace Curtain: Falling/Running (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.13]
E.M.M.A - Blue Gardens (Reviews) [19.Aug.13]
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