Articles tagged downtempo

4 Oct 2017 // 10:30 AM

Goldfrapp - “Everything Is Never Enough” (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp expertly balances crisp sound quality and computer-softened vocals for a dreamy club feel and that makes the wasteland seem like a happening place.

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Moby: More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse

Moby continues to flip though and blend genres and, like a slot machine, he may eventually hit another jackpot, but for now the symbols aren’t lining up and paying off.

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30 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Lapalux: Ruinism

Lapalux frees himself from routine and expectation on standout electronic album.

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30 Mar 2017 // 2:20 AM

Teengirl Fantasy: 8AM

Teengirl Fantasy gesture plenty at dark, intense, minimal electronic music on 8AM, but too often the duo fails to commit.

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22 Feb 2017 // 12:20 PM

Little Dragon - “High” (Singles Going Steady)

Little Dragon knows how to take things much further than this.

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19 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

Bonobo: Migration

Migration does not so much change course from Bonobo's prior work as refine it to its artistic pinnacle.

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When the Forms Start Taking Shape: An Interview with Bonobo

Bonobo: "I moved to L.A., but I don't really have a base anywhere: there's no base in England, there's no base here, it's just sort of me and wherever I am is where home is."

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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 // 2:30 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 // 2:30 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 // 12:10 PM

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 // 5:00 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 // 2:03 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 // 11:30 AM

Zero 7: Simple Science EP

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

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