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10 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

The Orb: Alpine

Ambient house merrymakers expand a recent compilation track into a brief but potent suite.

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9 Mar 2016 // 10:18 AM

Yearning Kru - “Multipass” (Singles Going Steady)

Yearning Kru's "Multipass" is an electro-ambient soundscape with sonics scavenged from an overstuffed steampunk junkyard.

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8 Mar 2016 // 1:15 PM

Shift Work - “Hard Currency” (Singles Going Steady)

Even for casual listeners of electronic music, the polyrhythms and arrangement on "Hard Currency" are at least interesting, if not wonderful in its own way.

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Dalhous: The Composite Moods Collection Vol. 1: House Number 44

Scottish electronic duo Dalhous attempt to manipulate our psyches with the quietly ominous first instalment of their Composite Moods Collection.

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‘Heads’ Traverses the Intracranial Landscape of Minds Set Loose By Myriad Chemical Compounds

In his sprawling exploration of psychedelic America, Jarnow finds himself ensconced within the Deadhead camp, often to the disservice of other acid-forged scenes.

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7 Mar 2016 // 2:20 AM

Prince Rama: Xtreme Now

The "Now Age" practitioners return with another high-concept album whose conceit doesn't take away from the fun of it all.

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Bakermat - “Ballade” (audio) (premiere)

Dutch producer Lodewijk Fluttert (a.k.a. Bakermat) is known for his minimalist style of electronic music that draws in soul and jazz influences.

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3 Mar 2016 // 2:20 AM

Qluster: Echtzeit

Echtzeit is neither commercial nor uncompromising. It's its own thing, a true work of art that defies its own paradoxical nature.

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An Epoch of Annihilation Whose Consequences Still Reverberate

In Fire and Blood, Historian Enzo Traverso sets his sights on two concepts: the facile equation of totalitarianisms, and the equally facile belief in the inevitability of historical progress.

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Immersion: Analogue Creatures

Swim~ co-founders Colin Newman and Malka Spigel resurrect Immersion in the name of mellow, ambient surf.

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Scanner and Anni Hogan: Scanni

Scanni neither holds back nor advances Scanner and Anni Hogan.

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1 Mar 2016 // 12:45 PM

Gold Panda - “Time Eater” (Singles Going Steady)

"Time Eater" is a slow-motion collapse concocted out of Eastern strings, hisses of ambience, and churning electronic percussion.

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1 Mar 2016 // 11:09 AM

Darq E Freaker - “2C-I” (Singles Going Steady)

Sprinkled with micro-malfunctions and arcade-game sound design, "2C-I" sounds like a cartoon space war was recorded.

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25 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Lua Sonique - “Visions” (video) (premiere)

South London's Lua Sonique have a unique sound among their synthpop brethren.

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Submotion Orchestra: Colour Theory

Colour Theory radiates positivity and hope, albeit in a slightly different manner than the band may have done it in the past.

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24 Feb 2016 // 1:00 PM

Illum Sphere - “Second Sight” (Singles Going Steady)

"Second Sight" is a brooding, schizoid, electro-punk ramble that relies on spartan instrumentation and rips toward you like a machine-gun snare blitzkrieg.

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24 Feb 2016 // 10:31 AM

Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Castrati Stack", the latest from electro-ambient artist Tim Hecker, is a sonic pool that merges many ideations of "stream" together.

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24 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

Moodymann: DJ-Kicks

For his installment of the long-running DJ-Kicks series, Detroit icon Moodymann delivers an engaging, highly affecting set that places the emphasis on the whole of the listening experience rather than simply looking to fill the dance floor.

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24 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

Dust: Agony Planet

Techno culture turns to the occult on haunting voyage into space, hell, the subterranean disco and beyond.

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23 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

FKA twigs - “Good to Love” (Singles Going Steady)

With characteristically airy, nerve and neuroses-plagued vocals, FKA twigs confirms that love can be real, important, and "good" even.

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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