Thursday, October 20 2011
Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.
Given the success of his self-titled debut, it is tempting to expect too much from this release. But Enough Thunder is an encouraging sign that James Blake is open to furthering his artistic vision.
The esteemed political scientist's latest book provides a thought-provoking look at the political history of past civilizations, and is sure to offer plenty of fodder for conversations about the present.
Monday, October 17 2011
The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.
Monday, October 10 2011
As a whole, Forever seems to be covering some awfully familiar territory in the chillwave / witch house genres.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
When he’s on his game, Gui Boratto can let timbre subsume rhythm without sounding languorous. On III, he sounds languorous.
Sunday, October 2 2011
Emperor's Nightingale is, despite its inconsistencies, a vital Stereo MCs album, a phrase you wouldn't expect to utter in 2011.
Monday, September 26 2011
Nothing But the Beat, despite its occasional glimmer of creativity, is in many ways a showcase of everything that is bad about pop music in 2011: derivative, novelty, shallow, rushed and thoroughly uninteresting.
Sunday, September 25 2011
German techno label Kompakt keeps the ball rolling with their 12th entry into the Total sampler series. All remains well in electronica.
Thursday, September 22 2011
The various tracks that make up Through the Green would have no problem keeping bodies on the dance floor, at least when played amongst other club tracks. As a full album, though, this is some damn repetitive shit.