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18 May 2017 // 8:15 AM

T.Raumschmiere: Heimat

T.Raumschmiere creates a shape-shifting ambient techno album but with enough drive and ambition to invigorate the late night dance floor.

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17 May 2017 // 8:46 AM

Lord RAJA: Amadeus EP

If you're going to so publicly announce that your music is a reaction to something, that music should stand on its own as such a reaction.

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Goldfrapp Offer Up a Dance Party at Brooklyn Steel

Goldfrapp turned Brooklyn Steel into a hot and sticky dance party for two nights.

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Fabriq - “Electric Flow” (audio) (premiere)

Fabriq updates '70s disco and funk sounds with an electropop sheen and creates an exciting first single in "Electric Flow".

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Goldfrapp - “Anymore” (Ralphi Rosario Tek Vocal Mix) (premiere)

Goldfrapp drop a hot new remix of their hit "Anymore" that's destined for clubs the world over.

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10 May 2017 // 6:34 AM

Clark: Death Peak

Death Peak is an album-length argument for Clark's assertion that the human voice is "the most perfect synth".

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10 May 2017 // 6:23 AM

Nite Jewel: Real High

Further refining her sound and losing the murk that made her previous releases blog favorites, Real High finds Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez easing just that much closer to the mainstream.

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Sign of the Times: An Interview With Miami Horror

Emerging from the Australian electronic-pop revival with the likes of Neon Indian and Kimbra, Miami Horror move from the personal to the imaginative in pastel-bright fashion.

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9 May 2017 // 7:35 AM

Sevdaliza: Ison

After two otherworldly EPs and a handful of surreal videos, Sevdaliza lets loose with Ison, a captivating dive into darkness, humanity, and downtempo beats.

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5 May 2017 // 8:57 AM

Forest Swords: Compassion

Forest Swords offers a dazzling, evocative album that acts as the perfect soundtrack to the precarious times we live in.

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3 May 2017 // 10:15 AM

Sampha’s Sonic Serenity Is All About the Process

If there’s one major takeaway Sampha says he garnered from creating his album it was learning to embrace the spirit of collaboration.

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Lone: Ambivert Tools Volume One EP

If artists like Jon Hopkins or even Burial have crafted odes to the club scene that depict it as a meaningful and beautiful experience, Ambivert Tools too often sounds like a hollow caricature.

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Sound Machine: The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice

Amplification and voice technologies are bringing a broader palate of sounds to the singer. It’s not all beautiful, but it's very human.

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1 May 2017 // 11:00 AM

Mount Kimbie - “We Go Home Together” (Singles Going Steady)

"We Go Home Together" is a haunting song that floats and glides like wind in a dilapidated, abandoned building, sending shivers up your spine.

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Helado Negro: Private Energy (Expanded)

Floating electronics and strong social messages make an exquisite combination on the latest dynamic update from Helado Negro.

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Alexander Theroux’s ‘Einstein’s Beets’ Is an Acquired Taste

Einstein's Beets digs up animal and spiritual drives that lure us to gorge and stir us to gag.

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28 Apr 2017 // 9:33 AM

Ryuichi Sakamoto: async

The celebrated composer is back from a recent health scare with his first solo album in eight years, and it's a dark, eerie, ethereal beauty.

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“A Reflection of Your Internal Life”: A Conversation with CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

Fresh off their collaborative EP, Cascades, CFCF's Michael Silver and pianist Jean-Michel Blais spoke with PopMatters about their collaborative process, what to do in Montreal, and much more.

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26 Apr 2017 // 2:10 AM

Geotic: Abysma

Abysma is undoubtedly a pleasant listen, but it runs the risk of leaving very little impression at all.

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Never Forget: Angela Sarafyan On ‘The Promise’ and The Armenian Genocide

Best known for her memorable work on Westworld, Sarafyan discusses her new film, The Promise, an epic memorial to the Armenian Genocide.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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