Articles tagged electronica

6 Oct 2016 // 7:50 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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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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18 Aug 2016 // 8:10 AM

Adiam - “Fearless” (video) (premiere)

Eritrean-Swedish singer Adiam mashes up R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music into an irresistible, sophisticated, and bound for the charts sound.

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lovelesslust - ‘The Car Crash That Ended Her Life Came As No Surprise’ (album stream) (premiere)

L.A.-based industrial art rock group releases atmospheric debut after eight years of work.

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12 Aug 2016 // 12:00 PM

Broods - “Heartlines” (Singles Going Steady)

Broods may not be the most distinctive dance-rock architects in the contemporary arena, but they know how to engineer an unimpeachable synthpop anthem.

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Phantogram - “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (Singles Going Steady)

Dynamic, subtly sinister, and glazed with both breezy melodics and fuzzed-out synths, it's a blistering synth-rock standoff with our culture of outsized desires and uninhibited excess

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25 Jul 2016 // 1:00 PM

DJ Shadow - “The Mountain Will Fall” (Singles Going Steady)

The title track from DJ Shadow's first album in five years is the sound of an old pro showing the kids how it's done.

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Siamese - “White Jacket” (video) (premiere) (interview)

Detroit darkwave, post-punk quartet Siamese release atmospheric video ahead of debut EP.

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12 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

Blood Orange: Freetown Sound

It’s a flawed love-letter to the '80s, to the people who just want to dance, to the people who feel marginalized, to the people who feel oppressed. Given recent events, it’s an uplifting album in embarrassing times.

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1 Jul 2016 // 8:53 AM

Broods: Conscious

Broods continue to refine their infectious, high-stakes electropop on Conscious. Here, the songs are higher in intensity and wider in scope, and Georgia Nott delivers some of her most arresting vocal performances to date

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21 May 2014 // 2:06 AM

Yann Tiersen: ∞

No one making music today merges the worlds of popular music, experimental music, Western classical music, and European folk music as expertly as Yann Tiersen, and is one of his most fully realized projects.

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Second Storey: Margosa Heights

Al Tourettes' rebirth as Second Storey for Fabric’s in-house Houndstooth label sees the artist create a dense, alien world filled with all types of sonic oddballs, dark themes, BBC Radiophonic Workshop-inspired atmospherics and an unparalleled knowledge of genre and ideas from the last 20 or so years of UK dance music evolution.

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2 Jul 2013 // 9:30 AM

Datalog: Haarp EP

The Haarp EP might be what technoheads looking for something a little more challenging than standard club fare might truly appreciate.

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Oneohtrix Point Never Previews New Track and Video, “Still Life”

Oneohtrix Point Never's latest album, 'R Plus Seven', will be released October 1st.

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Miss Kittin: Calling from the Stars

Calling from the Stars elevates the electro formula to a new artistic level, even though it is a merely rather ambitious pop album in disguise.

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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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11 Jun 2013 // 9:30 AM

Jack Beauregard: Irrational

Irrational will have you high-tailing it to retro night with your boogie shoes on.

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5 Jun 2013 // 11:01 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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Poisonous Relationship: Garden of Problems

This vinyl and digital only “album” feels more like a DJ's tool than a pure record, but it works best when the experimental nature of the music is unfurled and the artist just lets loose.

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Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

This is simply a great album wall to wall, one that updates a classic sound for those of us who were raised on "Head Like a Hole".

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