Articles tagged downtempo

Moby and the Void Pacific Choir: These Systems Are Failing

Moby crafts an electropunk dystopian manifesto, but struggles to convey his vision of reality convincingly.

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Ulrich Schnauss: No Further Ahead Than Today

Big, busy, melodic statements from an architect of populist electronic music.

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Thievery Corporation Steals the Night With Truth Bombs at Berkeley Greek

The energy in the Berkeley air crackles as the band and audience unite in a collective groove that makes it feel like the political revolution still has a chance.

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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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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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All India Radio: The Slow Light

Four years in the making, The Slow Light captures All India Radio in fully realized form.

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7 Apr 2016 // 1:30 PM

Samaris - “Wanted 2 Say” (Singles Going Steady)

"Wanted 2 Say" is a bone-chilling electro-pop light show that enshrouds Jófríður Ákadóttir's lead vocal in a sequence of intertwining synth passages.

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28 Mar 2016 // 11:10 AM

All India Radio - “Galaxy of Light” (video) (premiere)

Australia's Martin Kennedy returns with a new album, The Slow Light, the tenth platter from his downtempo project All India Radio this April.

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18 Feb 2016 // 4:00 PM

Flume - “Never Be Like You” feat. Kai (Singles Going Steady)

Flume is of the most distinctive alt-dance architects working in a crowded field.

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Keep Shelly in Athens: Now I’m Ready

The birthplace of Western Civilization have been on the phone. They want their groove back.

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27 Apr 2015 // 1:03 AM

Portico: Living Fields

The shift from Portico Quartet to Portico wasn't an evolution; it was a dismantling, a removal of so much of the soul that once made them vital.

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Bonobo: The North Borders Tour - Live

The audio version of British producer Bonobo's latest concert video carries far less value than the DVD and fails to provide a worthwhile supplement to the studio albums.

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7 Oct 2014 // 10:30 AM

Zero 7: Simple Science EP

The return of Zero 7 with a new digital EP (or two 12” vinyls).

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Hervé: Art of Disappearing

I’ve come to know it as a grower -- a curiosity I wouldn’t dream of playing for a friend but a secret I might keep, locked within my music player.

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5 Jun 2013 // 10:01 PM

Nosaj Thing: Home

There’s no dance-floor friendly banger or loud snapping snares. It's all easy entrances and exits: guests stopping over unexpectedly to relate a sad story and then exiting quietly through the back while you're pouring the tea.

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15 Apr 2013 // 10:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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Earthling: Insomniacs’ Ball

If trip-hop was a fake genre, it was in part because it neglected its outcasts. Earthling return to downtempo with their maverick sensibilities.

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8 Feb 2010 // 8:58 PM

InLove: Stories

Whispery sopranos have options, but exercising all of them on your debut may not be the best approach.

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Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.

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29 May 2009 // 7:08 PM

If you have ever taken the time to look in a mirror on acid or shrooms, you may be able to relate to this Tosca

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