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Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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3 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

DJ Rashad: Afterlife

The first release from the new Teklife label is a loving, flawed tribute to the artist who helped put them and footwork on the map.

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‘Ahmedabad’ Is Characterized by Uncertainty and Suspicion

Ahmedabad is not a history or even a thorough study, but an unassuming glimpse at the forces that have most profoundly shaped the modern landscape of the city.

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2 May 2016 // 8:20 AM

Jameszoo: Fool

Jameszoo's debut album not only is the best jazz album since Flying Lotus' You’re Dead!, but it's also one of the best albums this year, period

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‘Éamon de Valera’: From Irish Rebel to Politician

This compact study of a man many worshiped and as many despised will serve readers wanting more facts, if less wit.

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

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28 Apr 2016 // 1:00 PM

Underworld - “Born Slippy” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Born Slippy" remains one of Underworld's most mesmerizing and uplifting slices of electronica

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28 Apr 2016 // 12:00 PM

Wassermann - “Die Schallplatte” (Singles Going Steady)

"Die Schallplatte" takes the most basic elements of Kraftwerkian synthpop and integrates them into a strobe light-mimicking exercise in dancefloor hypnosis.

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Youth Code: Commitment to Complications

Youth Code breathe life back into the moribund electronic industrial scene.

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Dancing up a Storm with Underworld at Terminal 5 in New York (Photos)

Underworld's 2016 release Barbara Barbara... is their strongest in years and the new material is a welcome addition to their intense, epic live performance.

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26 Apr 2016 // 8:15 AM

Kangding Ray - “Brume” (Singles Going Steady)

French goth-electro artist Kangding Ray weaves sonic tapestries out of encrypted shadow-codes, little pockets of dead and actively dying light.

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‘Under the Big Black Sun’ Tells of an L.A. Before the Kids From Orange County Arrived

They had the neutron bomb, The Masque, and all the youthful energy you'd ever want to muster. What became of the early L.A. punks, then?

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Denovali Festival Returns to London With Drones, Waves and a Range of Frequencies

Two evenings of experimental and daring music transport festival-goers at St John-at-Hackney and Kings Place.

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‘Elvis & Nixon’ and Histories and Fates Captured in a Photo

Even as this film gets bogged down in jokes and speculations, it makes the point that performance is its own kind of truth.

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22 Apr 2016 // 12:30 PM

Bibio - “Light Up the Sky” (Singles Going Steady)

"Light Up in the Sky" injects further nuance to Bibio's sound from A Mineral Love, adding cut-up vocal samples, atmospheric textures, and reverb-drenched guitar pluckings.

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21 Apr 2016 // 3:25 PM

Moiré - “Lines + Colours” (Singles Going Steady)

Mixing insistent house percussion with Crystal Castles-esque dark-electro, Moiré's "Lines + Colours" is the soundtrack for a futuristic nightclub scene

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21 Apr 2016 // 11:45 AM

Jameszoo - “Flu feat. Arthur Verocai” (Singles Going Steady)

Jameszoo's "Flu" is simply the greatest piece of contemporary jazz in 2016 thus far.

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Carlos Niño & Friends: Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!

While interesting in concept and number of musicians involved, Carlos Niño’s new album is about as disappointing as finding out that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

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20 Apr 2016 // 10:50 AM

Parc En Ciel - “pH” (Singles Going Steady)

"pH" is an ambient prog-rock dreamscape that is empty of words but replete with images.

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Santigold and Her Complicated Relationship With Pop Music

Santigold's latest album is both her most pop-oriented and also one of her most cutting and incisive, a critique of the corporate pop world her music strives to infiltrate.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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