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24 Aug 2016 // 11:00 AM

Motion Graphics - “Anyware” (Singles Going Steady)

Here's a sonic collage packed with unique textures that sounds like Peter Gabriel's Security album after a wild animal was let loose on the mixing desk.

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The Album Leaf: Between Waves

Jimmy LaValle's mostly instrumental outfit returns with another collection of moody, ethereal soundscapes.

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‘Animal Rights’: Moby’s Attempt to Agitate Everyone Who Refused to Listen

Moby the artist -- and electronic music as a whole -- could not and would not be contained by fans' status-quo-worshipping conservatism.

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‘Night and Fog’ Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

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Massive Attack - “The Spoils” ft. Hope Sandoval (Singles Going Steady)

"The Spoils" classicist leanings prove that Massive Attack don't need to chase fads in order to create stirring and uniquely powerful music.

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Motion Graphics: Motion Graphics

Electronic artist Joe Williams' latest project is a warm, futuristic explosion of synths and "found" sounds that results in a unique, colorful listening experience.

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Prepare to Be Logofascinated by Paul Anthony Jones’ ‘Word Drops’

What conversation wouldn’t be improved by the inclusion of the word kummerspeck, which is defined as “excess weight gained through comfort eating” but literally means “bacon-grief”?

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18 Aug 2016 // 9:05 AM

Katie Gately - “Tuck” (Singles Going Steady)

Katie Gately turns synthpop on its head by creating an atmosphere thick with interesting textures and unique arrangements

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18 Aug 2016 // 8:10 AM

Adiam - “Fearless” (video) (premiere)

Eritrean-Swedish singer Adiam mashes up R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music into an irresistible, sophisticated, and bound for the charts sound.

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lovelesslust - ‘The Car Crash That Ended Her Life Came As No Surprise’ (album stream) (premiere)

L.A.-based industrial art rock group releases atmospheric debut after eight years of work.

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‘Cyberspies’: Our Chapter Is Still Being Written

Cyberspies traces the history of computers and their relationship to espionage beginning with World War II code breaking to the present day's bulk data collection.

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16 Aug 2016 // 9:42 AM

NAO - “Girlfriend” (Singles Going Steady)

NAO's lyrics are expertly crafted and hit right at the core of insecurity.

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16 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Factory Floor: 25 25

Factory Floor take their minimalist aesthetic to dramatic new extremes on their second studio album of retro house music.

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Terrence Malick’s American Genesis: ‘The New World’

Terrence Malick's esoteric take on the Pocahontas legend is a feat of cinematic philosophy.

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15 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Retrofuturism in French Electronic Music

A new collection provides powerful examples of French ambivalent modernity; at once futuristic, optimistic, erotic, humorous, restless, and apocalyptic.

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12 Aug 2016 // 12:00 PM

Broods - “Heartlines” (Singles Going Steady)

Broods may not be the most distinctive dance-rock architects in the contemporary arena, but they know how to engineer an unimpeachable synthpop anthem.

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11 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Ricardo Donoso: Quintesence

Minus the visual component for which it was commissioned, Donoso's Quintesence EP could be one of the most stimulatingly spooky things you'll hear all year.

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‘Track Changes’: History Written on Glass

A dense, scholarly history of machine-made literary magic: effortless revisions, swappable files, perfect printouts, and what authors did with them.

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Rival Consoles: Night Melody

Lifting tropes from IDM, deep house, Eno-indebted ambience, and end-of-days electro, Ryan Lee West creates a borderless shadow-reality that is part somnambulant carnival and part cosmic void on Night Melody

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Damaged, Abstract, Cut-Up Sewer Things: An Interview With Tobacco

Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco discusses his past and prepares us for a demented future with his upcoming solo album, Sweatbox Dynasty.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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