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Thursday, August 22 2013

Lace Curtain: Falling/Running

Australian trio Lace Curtain's debut 12" for Mexican Summer, Falling/Running, incorporates a wide range of influences from electronic music, spanning '80s synth pop and contemporary groups such as Light Asylum.


Monday, August 19 2013

E.M.M.A - Blue Gardens

Blue Gardens sees London-via-Liverpool producer E.M.M.A add a feminine, almost "purple" twist to the dark, dread-infused 130bpm bass canon championed so thoroughly by Keysound and co. so far this year.


Monday, August 12 2013

Safety Scissors: In a Manner of Sleeping

In a Manner of Sleeping is, in a manner of speaking, the most tiresome and mind-numbing ambient techno album that you’ll hear this year.


Thursday, August 8 2013

Out of the Broom Closet, into the Rave: ‘Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music’

Today's Pagans regard technology not in opposition to a natural construct, but as an interplay of vibrations within earth-based awareness.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.


Wednesday, July 31 2013

A Little Shire Within Themselves: ‘We Are Modeselektor’

Far from a basic VH1 “behind-the-scenes look”, We Are Modeselektor gives a human face to the cool digital glitches of Modeselektor’s sound.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Skinny Puppy: Weapon

The record is pretty downright accessible and a gateway entry point for anyone remotely interested in the band, dialing down the experimental edges that Skinny Puppy was sometimes known for.


Thursday, July 18 2013

Emika: DVA

Has Emika, the Native Instruments sound designer and Ninja Tune stalwart, lived up to the hype and the promise shown on her experimental, laptop-driven self-titled debut, a work that joined the dots between hypnotic German techno and the sub-heavy styling of London’s underground dubstep scene?


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Sally Shapiro: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a full remix album of tracks from Swedish disco duo Sally Shapiro that already originally appeared on their record, Somewhere Else, released earlier this year.


Thursday, July 11 2013

Deptford Goth: Life After Defo

Deptford Goth has an ear for sad-eyed electro-pop hooks, a knack for synthesizer-driven production flair, and the ability to merge the two, conveniently, in his own living room.


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Morris Cowan: Six Degrees (Reviews) [30.Jun.13]
Feathers: If All Now Here (Reviews) [24.Jun.13]
Hervé: Art of Disappearing (Reviews) [17.Jun.13]
Benga: Chapter II (Reviews) [16.Jun.13]
Jack Beauregard: Irrational (Capsule Reviews) [11.Jun.13]
Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Matters (Features) [10.Jun.13]
Barn Owl: V (Reviews) [5.Jun.13]
Nosaj Thing: Home (Reviews) [5.Jun.13]
Baths: Obsidian (Reviews) [29.May.13]
Majical Cloudz: Impersonator (Reviews) [21.May.13]
Justice: Access All Arenas (Reviews) [20.May.13]
Peace: In Love (Reviews) [15.May.13]
will.i.am: #willpower (Reviews) [9.May.13]
Major Lazer: Free the Universe (Reviews) [2.May.13]
Chico Mann: Magical Thinking (Reviews) [22.Apr.13]
DJ Sun: One Hundred (Reviews) [15.Apr.13]
Todd Rundgren: State (Reviews) [11.Apr.13]
Beat of Her Drum: Florrie (Sound Affects) [4.Apr.13]
Theme Park: Theme Park (Reviews) [1.Apr.13]
Nicolette - “Fascination” (Mixed Media) [28.Jan.13]
Anstam: Stones and Woods (Reviews) [28.Jan.13]
Naytronix: Dirty Glow (Reviews) [8.Oct.12]
Belleruche: Rollerchain (Reviews) [19.Aug.12]
Linkin Park: Living Things (Reviews) [17.Jul.12]
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Planetary Assault Systems: The Messenger (Capsule Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
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Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.11]
REIGNS: The Widow Blades (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.11]
Toro y Moi: Freaking Out EP (Capsule Reviews) [25.Oct.11]
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