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The Bug - “Void/Function” (audio)

The London-based electronic music wizard Kevin Martin has dropped two new songs from his forthcoming album as The Bug, Angels & Devils.

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Home Video - ‘Here in Weightless Fall’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The inviting melancholy of Home Video's Here in Weightless Fall, a document of a group that knows exactly how to write moody electronic music, is available to stream here exclusively at PopMatters.

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VHS Head: Persistence of Vision

More abstract, sketchbook electronics from VHS tape sampling producer VHS Head.

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde: Someday World

Two naturally complementary collaborators make half of an OK album and half of what could have been one of the best records of the year.

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‘The Selfish Giant’ Is Oscar Wilde Re-Imagined

Clio Barnard's vision of the terrenely paradise described by Oscar Wilde has less to do with romanticism and everything to do with escapism.

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22 May 2014 // 1:05 AM

Plaid: Reachy Prints

Reachy Prints makes you glad to be alive and kicking so you can enjoy the paintings in sound that this duo so deftly accomplishes.

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21 May 2014 // 1:06 AM

Yann Tiersen: ∞

No one making music today merges the worlds of popular music, experimental music, Western classical music, and European folk music as expertly as Yann Tiersen, and is one of his most fully realized projects.

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Counterbalance: St. Germain’s ‘Tourist’

I want you to get together. Put your hands together. It's a simple song so you can work it out -- a 2000 electronic landmark and the subject of this week's Counterbalance.

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7 May 2014 // 11:30 AM

Thomas Azier: Hylas

Retro-gazing electronic pop of the broad-stroked, emotive variety, the debut LP of Berlin-based, Dutch musician Thomas Azier is one of the most confident debuts by a male electronic artist in ages.

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Shigeru Mizuki’s ‘Showa’ Is a Melting Pot of Manga, Photo Realism, Memoir & Narrative History

A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery.

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18 Mar 2014 // 10:50 AM

Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro - “Freak” (feat. Steve Bays)

EDM powerhouses Steve Aoki, Diplo and Deorro make a play for 2014 dancefloor dominance with "Freak".

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Anne: Pulling Chain

These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.

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Many Controls but No Master: ‘I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition’

The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.

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Mark McGuire: Along the Way

Along the Way is always pretty, but rarely beautiful.

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Levi’s® Plots a Journey to the Modern Frontier with Some of the UK’s Best Artists

SPONSOR: Levi’s® recently kicked off a new project to both explore and discover the source and inspiration of creative ambition across art forms.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven

In brief, R Plus Seven deemphasizes Replica’s sense of walled-off claustrophobia, letting thick puddles of light filter into Lopatin’s lair of sound.

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Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.

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Natacha Atlas: Habibi: Classics and Collaborations

The acclaimed queen of Maghreb music releases a double-disc compilation of her most potent and genre-defying material.

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10 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Blondes: Swisher

What makes Swisher interesting is that it's an album rooted in place, terra firma if you will, and the people who populate that place or places.

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6 Sep 2013 // 2:03 AM

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.

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