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9 Nov 2010 // 5:00 AM

Botany: Feeling Today

Botany offers a glimpse of the beats that lie ahead on an experimental and nostalgic EP.

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Radio Citizen: Hope and Despair

Electro-jazz experiment Radio Citizen goes for a second lap, balancing easy grooves with jarring political lectures. You can't have it all in a crossover project, can you?

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8 Nov 2010 // 8:20 AM

Onmutu Mechanicks: Nocturne

Nocturne is a murky Drexciya album by Onmutu Mechanicks gone dub, minimal, and without the thrashing TR-808.

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3 Nov 2010 // 9:22 AM

SBTRKT: Step In Shadows

Masked producer SBTRKT establishes lasting moods with dense builds and ambitious arrangements.

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Various: Shangaan Electro

If you thought Konono No. 1 was the ultimate in high-octane African popular music, think again. This mind-altering music manages to be simultaneously hypnotic and hyper-kinetic.

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Squarepusher: Shobaleader One - d’Demonstrator

Squarepusher's not pop. He's not R&B or French house. I’m not sure I can dance to his music.

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Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea

The equally venerable Brian Eno and Warp Records come together for the first time, and the electronic music pioneer manages yet another astonishingly immersive creation.

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Ghostland Observatory: Codename: Rondo

The two guys in Ghostland Observatory are from Austin, Texas, but they seem to wish they resided in the Dark Underbelly of the Myth of America.

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27 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Apparat: DJ-Kicks

Apparat’s contribution to the !K7 DJ-Kicks series feels quite at home in a car stereo while driving through the city at night.

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27 Oct 2010 // 8:57 PM

Exile: AM / FM

AM/FMis the perfect soundtrack for driving on a city’s freeways late at night and getting lost in the ambience of the sounds.

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26 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Small Black: New Chain

Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.

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Dusty Pixels and Patchwork Stories

Aging technology, the difficulty of cataloging games, and the ease of digital revision complicates our grasp of video game history and our ability to critically evaluate the present.

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21 Oct 2010 // 5:50 AM

Paleo: A View of the Sky

In a little over a dozen songs, the country’s most prolific homeless person gives us a look at his world.

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18 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Goose: Synrise

Goose are on the hunt, they’re after you, and they probably smell like they sound: Jäger shots and sweat.

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18 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Johannes Heil: Loving

The central failure of Loving is that it isn’t very interesting. There are no big ideas or stand out tracks, and its marathon length make it alienating, if not altogether tedious

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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Physical and Emotional Boundaries Crumble in ‘Trespass’

In Rose Tremain's new novel about two pairs of siblings battling over past injustices and a stone farmhouse in the south of France, misery loves company to a fault.

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The Hundred in the Hands: The Hundred in the Hands

Brooklyn-based duo the Hundred in the Hands create a debut album that seeks to move your hips by borrowing from any number of electro-genres.

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Fall’s First Canceled Show: FOX’s ‘Lone Star’

Critics hailed it as one of the best new shows on television, but FOX’s Lone Star has been canceled due to poor ratings.

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26 Sep 2010 // 9:00 PM

Grandchildren: Everlasting

Animal Collective acolytes make an album that's not much more than the sum of its influences' parts.

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