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The Orb: COW / Chill Out, World!

The Orb's COW / Chill Out, World! is a career milestone amid a 25-year career already full of career milestones.

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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology

In this excerpt from his memoir, Thomas Dolby recalls the breathtaking experience of playing with David Bowie at Live Aid, 2004.

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Röyksopp - “Never Ever” ft. Susanne Sundfør (Singles Going Steady)

"Never Ever" is like day-glo ABBA in a shopping mall in the '80s.

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13 Oct 2016 // 1:30 AM

Dusky: Outer

London's Dusky return after a five-year hiatus with their first major label release that shows increasing focus and direction, which results in not only some fantastic songs but a well-structured and perfectly paced record.

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13 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Jenny Hval: Blood Bitch

Blood Bitch invites listeners with its conceptual bite, controlling them effortlessly through Jenny Hval's journey along lonely spaces.

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11 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Acid Arab: Musique de France

Parisian electronic music crew Acid Arab embark on a transcultural sonic journey that seeks to resolve the political and ideological differences in which many on the continent are currently embroiled.

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DVA:Hi:Emotions: NOTU_URONLINEU

DVA offers a dystopian concept album that perfectly encapsulates our troubled relationship with technology.

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Moby and the Void Pacific Choir - “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?” (Singles Going Steady)

This is the most soaring, urgent, and dramatic recording that Moby has done since "Extreme Ways", but now with an apocalyptic weight to it.

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7 Oct 2016 // 8:47 AM

Boom Bip - “The Trip” (video) (premiere)

Boom Bip creates the thrilling soundtrack for the new film Sun Choke.

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Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

The classic pairing of µ-Ziq and Aphex Twin, aka Mike Paradinas and Richard James, back in print for the first time in years, points the way to an imagined musical future that never was.

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6 Oct 2016 // 7:15 AM

Trentemøller: Fixion

With Fixion, Trentemøller continues the evolutionary process from straight electronic act to electropop artist with broad-ranging appeal.

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6 Oct 2016 // 6:50 AM

Phantogram: Three

Phantogram's third (and best effort) hides a lot of sadness behind that swagger, and that tension helps define their most scintillating set yet.

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Machinedrum - “Tell U” (ft. Rochelle Jordan) (Singles Going Steady)

Machinedrum dutifully carries the torch of Flume and SBTRKT’s brand of look–before–you-leap EDM.

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A Kick Ass/Kick Arse Depiction of the Stylish Mods in ‘60s England

Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross, writers and graphics artists from either side of the Atlantic, join forces to create a candid tale of the Mod scene.

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Röyksopp - “Never Ever” feat. Susanne Sundfør (Singles Going Steady)

This shiny, gleaming collaboration with Susanne Sundfor is a pure pop confection, and a damn catchy one at that.

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3 Oct 2016 // 1:30 AM

Tycho: Epoch

Epoch may very well be a stunning and unexpected surprise release from post-rock collective Tycho, but its unexpected appearance is the least interesting thing about such an accomplished set.

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Thomas Brinkmann: A 1000 Keys

A grand piano and a binray code walk into a bar, and A 1000 Keys is the one in need of a punchline.

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The Mexican Journey That Made One of the 20th Century’s Finest Writers

Sybille Bedford's account of her remarkable year in Mexico is the perfect introduction to one of the 20th century's most remarkable writers.

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Lost (and Found) in Space: United Sounds of Joy Transmit From Another Universe

If beauty and horror were two parallaxes in the vast expanse of the galaxy, somewhere between those points you might hear these songs.

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29 Sep 2016 // 1:10 AM

Patten: Ψ (Psi)

Like Boards of Canada in fast forward or Aphex Twin if he paired up with a spoken word artist, being trapped alone with Ψ (Psi) would require you to find a psychiatrist fast; as an escape, though, it is thrilling.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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