Articles tagged electronica

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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11 Apr 2013 // 11:05 PM

Todd Rundgren: State

State is an album that shows Rundgren's ego still sometimes gets the best of him, and is rather lacklustre and surprisingly dated, for all of the intent behind it to make it an up-to-the-moment sounding record.

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8 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

DJ Cam: Seven

Seven is DJ Cam's first studio album in as many years, and it's a downer to its very bones.

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Tobias Lilja: Delirium Portraits

Delirium Portraits works best in its most Spartan and sparse moments.

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25 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

REIGNS: The Widow Blades

An almost perfect interlace of form and content.

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25 Oct 2011 // 9:58 PM

Toro y Moi: Freaking Out EP

Energy is at an all-time high for Toro y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick, who spikes these tunes with MJ-like vigor.

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Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.

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10 Oct 2011 // 9:58 PM

Sleep ∞ Over: Forever

As a whole, Forever seems to be covering some awfully familiar territory in the chillwave / witch house genres.

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4 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Gui Boratto: III

When he’s on his game, Gui Boratto can let timbre subsume rhythm without sounding languorous. On III, he sounds languorous.

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26 Jul 2011 // 10:00 PM

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.

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The Deer Tracks: The Archer Trilogy Pt. 2

The Archer Trilogy Pt. 2 is ethereal and as fluffy as a white cloud traveling slowly across a blue sky, and is enjoyable strictly on that level.

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