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27 Oct 2016 // 9:48 AM

Goodwood Atoms - “Into the Bay” (audio) (premiere)

Vancouver's Goodwood Atoms blend indie folk, indie pop and electronic music into delicate, ethereal, and enticing soundscapes that seduce the listener.

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27 Oct 2016 // 2:25 AM

Kuedo: Slow Knife

Kuedo envelopes the listener in a bold, cinematic album that transcends time and place.

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27 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

GAS: Box

Kompakt releases another GAS box set, one that is less comprehensive than its predecessor.

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Kelly Lee Owens: Oleic EP

From four tracks alone, it's obvious that London producer Kelly Lee Owens has been an avid studier of what makes great dance music "great".

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Halloween Head Trips (PopMatters Playlist)

Presenting a set of spooky, angsty, twisted electronic beats to celebrate the dark season from PopMatters editor in chief, Sarah Zupko.

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Barnaby Carter - “Evening Redness” (audio) (premiere)

Barnaby Carter's sound is a deep and lush shade of ambient, but with the cinematic influences of Ital Tek and Jon Hopkins.

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‘Brief Histories of Everyday Objects’ Ponders, What’s Up With the Toothbrush?

In comic form, Brief Histories of Everyday Objects puts everyday objects under clever ideological scrutiny.

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C Duncan: The Midnight Sun

The Scottish composer's latest effort takes on a more electronic direction without necessarily abandoning his penchant for dreamlike orchestrations.

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26 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Cassius: Ibifornia

Cassius offer up a sunshine disco album sorely lacking identity.

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Thievery Corporation Steals the Night With Truth Bombs at Berkeley Greek

The energy in the Berkeley air crackles as the band and audience unite in a collective groove that makes it feel like the political revolution still has a chance.

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How Röyksopp’s ‘Melody A.M.’ Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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24 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Steve Hauschildt: Strands

While Strands subverts none of your expectations, it is also a gorgeous and well-executed record.

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Sankt Otten + N: Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik

Three abstract German musicians walk into a studio and emerge with a heavenly noise that may never age.

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Die Antwoord: Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid

Die Antwoord's latest is an album that’s too obnoxious when it’s not boring and too boring when it’s not obnoxious.

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Biosphere: Departed Glories

Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.

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17 Oct 2016 // 11:21 AM

Pepe Deluxé - “Go Girl Go” (audio) (premiere)

"Go Girl Go" captures some of the retro-pop magic of "Go Supersonic" from Pepe Deluxé's 2012 masterpiece Queen of the Wave.

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Benoît Pioulard: The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter

After a stretch of largely wordless ambient releases, the Seattle dream-folk artist has formidable weight to get off his mind.

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Machinedrum: Human Energy (take one)

Machinedrum is one of the finer talents in modern electronic music, but on his latest album, he’s catering to the wrong crowd.

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Machinedrum: Human Energy (take 2)

Will EDM be destined to the disco burn pile? Probably, but, standing near the flames in 2025, you might take your copy of Human Energy, slip it into your pocket, and watch the rest burn.

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The Orb: COW / Chill Out, World!

The Orb's COW / Chill Out, World! is a career milestone amid a 25-year career already full of career milestones.

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