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Friday, October 24 2014

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.


Friday, February 7 2014

Many Controls but No Master: ‘I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition’

The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

Current Value: Stay on This Planet

Berlin based drum and bass artist Tim Eliot (aka Current Value) returns with his seventh solo studio album Stay on This Planet for home city label “Subsistenz” – his second album for the label that is owned and ran by his ‘Machine Code’ production partner Dean Rodell.


Monday, May 13 2013

Frustration and Lack of Respect: ‘The Stone Roses: War and Peace’

The story of the biggest British band to never make it in America gets a thorough, honest, and fair recounting.


Sunday, November 20 2011

Lords of Acid: Little Mighty Rabbit

The topics of the songs on Little Mighty Rabbit: a very special vibrator, a foot fetish, and bodily fluids.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

15 Landmark Dance Tracks from 1991

As a precursor to PopMatters' upcoming retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at 15 pivotal tracks from the year where dance music's potential to amaze seemed boundless.


Wednesday, August 24 2011

IDentity Festival: 14 August 2011 – Holmdel, NJ

Electronic music fans you have a reason to rejoice, IDentity Festival will not leave you out in the rain.


Sunday, August 21 2011

Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.


Sunday, August 7 2011

Henri Pousseur: Parabolique d’Enfer

Gorgeous, essential electronic noise from a pioneering Belgian dude.


Tuesday, July 12 2011

Kate Simko: Lights Out

Kate Simko's debut full-length might have you longing for the film score fanatic in her.


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Sepalcure: Fleur (Reviews) [3.Feb.11]
Ryan Davis: Routes of Life (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
My Life With the Tape Hiss Cult (Columns) [1.Dec.10]
Botany: Feeling Today (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.10]
The Green Kingdom: Twig and Twine (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.10]
Matt Shadetek: Flowers (Capsule Reviews) [20.Jul.10]
Various Artists: eXpo (Reviews) [23.May.10]
Donnacha Costello: Before We Say Goodbye (Capsule Reviews) [15.Mar.10]
Lobisomem: Brightest Solids (Capsule Reviews) [1.Mar.10]
Scuba: Sub:Stance (Capsule Reviews) [7.Feb.10]
Rival Consoles: IO (Reviews) [26.Oct.09]
Kid606: Shout at the Döner (Reviews) [4.Aug.09]
Zomby: Where Were U in ‘92 (Reviews) [12.May.09]
Nanda: Constant Change (Capsule Reviews) [19.Feb.09]
Neil Young - “Transformer Man” (Sound Affects) [15.Jan.09]
Radioactive Man: Growl (Reviews) [23.Nov.08]
Venetian Snares: Detrimentalist (Reviews) [24.Sep.08]
The Orb: The Dream (Reviews) [11.Jun.08]
Tipper: Tertiary Noise (Reviews) [7.Apr.08]
The Orb, Curumin, The Roots… (Mixed Media) [2.Mar.08]
Andrew Violette: Rave (Capsule Reviews) [2.Oct.07]
Krafty Kuts: Fabriclive 34 (Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
Rumpelzirkus: Kalabrese (Reviews) [9.Jul.07]
Fennesz and Sakamoto: Cendre (Reviews) [1.Jul.07]
Motor: Unhuman (Reviews) [21.May.07]
Venetian Snares: Pink + Green (Reviews) [16.May.07]
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