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The Deer Tracks: The Archer Trilogy Pt. 2

The Archer Trilogy Pt. 2 is ethereal and as fluffy as a white cloud traveling slowly across a blue sky, and is enjoyable strictly on that level.

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12 Jul 2011 // 9:58 PM

Kate Simko: Lights Out

Kate Simko's debut full-length might have you longing for the film score fanatic in her.

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Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.

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30 Jun 2011 // 7:00 AM

20 Questions: Pete Tong

You'd never guess what the world-famous DJ and David Lynch have in common . . .

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Miracle Fortress: Was I the Wave?

After a four-year hiatus, Miracle Fortress settles for simple electronica on the newest album.

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21 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Ear Pwr: Ear Pwr

If you're gonna stop telling jokes, you'd better have some kick-ass drama up your sleeve.

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19 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Locussolus: Locussolus

A cheeky throwdown that sums up DJ Harvey's love for Italo-disco, electro-funk, ominous downtempo grooves, and Oasis balladry.

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Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.

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25 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Amon Tobin: ISAM

After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.

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Emanuele Errante: Time Elapsing Handheld

Static swatches of ambience that constantly threaten to deteriorate into rainstorm sound effects.

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Arthur Oskan: A Little More Than Everything

Early-hours techno as well as set-closers: all in a day's work for Arthur Oskan.

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Gazing upon the Bitch-goddess of Quantification: ‘The Information’

We are drowning in a sea of information. Shall we stop to count the waves, or try to make sense of it all? The first of these two is the way of information theory.

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18 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Dominik Eulberg: Diorama

Diorama is elaborate and compelling electronic music, whether or not you're familiar with the flowery context.

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15 May 2011 // 11:00 PM

Moby: Destroyed

Destroyed is an album created in the middle of the night for the middle of the night.

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11 May 2011 // 5:07 AM

Fox renews ‘House’ for eighth season

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Gregory House will continue to see patients next fall. Fox has struck a one-year deal with Universal Media Studios to bring the

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3 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Autechre: EPs 1991-2002

Autechre compiles twelve singles and EPs, a boxset of ideas and experiments intimidating -- but worthy -- in scope.

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Hugh Laurie Sings the Blues on the BBC

Hugh Laurie musically performed two tracks from his forthcoming album.

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Friendly Fires - “Live Those Days Tonight (Back to ‘89 Rave Montage)”

The self-titled debut of Friendly Fires was the choice of yours truly in PopMatter’s 2008 Slipped discs selection. Since then, the band has released an

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27 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Hauschka: Salon Des Amateurs

Salon Des Amateurs is great fun and probably the most floral piece of belle époque kitsch you’ll hear all year: perfect background music for your Baudelaire reading group, but it might be a bit much for less adventurous ears.

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‘Revolutionary Deists’: Fanatics for a Reason

The story of deism proves that America has never been, in an absolute sense, a Christian nation.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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