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Thursday, October 20 2011

Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

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.


James Blake: Enough Thunder EP

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 Origins of Political Order’ Is Delightfully Bipartisan and Sure to Raise Eyebrows

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

Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.


Monday, October 10 2011

Sleep ∞ Over: Forever

As a whole, Forever seems to be covering some awfully familiar territory in the chillwave / witch house genres.


Tuesday, October 4 2011

Gui Boratto: III

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

Stereo MCs: Emperor’s Nightingale

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

David Guetta: Nothing But the Beat

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

Various Artists: Kompakt: Total 12

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

Tiger & Woods: Through the Green

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.


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Kate Simko: Lights Out (Capsule Reviews) [12.Jul.11]
20 Questions: Pete Tong (Sound Affects) [30.Jun.11]
Miracle Fortress: Was I the Wave? (Reviews) [28.Jun.11]
Ear Pwr: Ear Pwr (Reviews) [21.Jun.11]
Locussolus: Locussolus (Reviews) [19.Jun.11]
Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure (Reviews) [16.Jun.11]
Amon Tobin: ISAM (Reviews) [25.May.11]
Emanuele Errante: Time Elapsing Handheld (Capsule Reviews) [24.May.11]
Arthur Oskan: A Little More Than Everything (Capsule Reviews) [23.May.11]
Dominik Eulberg: Diorama (Reviews) [18.May.11]
Moby: Destroyed (Reviews) [15.May.11]
Autechre: EPs 1991-2002 (Reviews) [3.May.11]
Hauschka: Salon Des Amateurs (Reviews) [27.Apr.11]
Dirty Vegas: Electric Love (Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
The Deer Tracks: The Archer Trilogy Pt. 1 EP (Capsule Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
Owiny Sigoma Band: Owiny Sigoma Band (Capsule Reviews) [20.Apr.11]
Cut Copy: 2 April 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Apr.11]
The Bell: Great Heat (Reviews) [11.Apr.11]
3:33: EP-1 (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.11]
Pendulum: Immersion (Reviews) [30.Mar.11]
Cristian Vogel: Black Swan (Capsule Reviews) [22.Mar.11]
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Steffi: Yours & Mine (Capsule Reviews) [3.Mar.11]
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