Articles tagged folktronica

15 Jun 2017 // 10:11 AM

Bibio: Beyond Serious

Since Mineral Love, Bibio has been in an exploratory period which has blossomed into two drastically different EPs. Beyond Serious is way off the beaten path.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

alt-J: Relaxer

The real gold on Relaxer happens when alt-J reins in the gimmickry a bit and starts writing folk songs.

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30 May 2017 // 9:05 AM

Juana Molina: Halo

Shadows and electronics simmer on Juana Molina's breathtakingly empty new release.

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13 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Sylvan Esso - “Die Young” (Singles Going Steady)

Sylvan Esso has a way of crafting sparse electropop gems with an easy, natural openness to them.

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18 Oct 2016 // 10:30 AM

Crystal Fighters - “Lay Low” (audio) (premiere)

London's Crystal Fighters return with a new album Friday and share their new hit-bound, anthemic single "Lay Low".

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12 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Beth Orton: Kidsticks

British songwriter Beth Orton stretches to the heavens on her latest album.

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Astrally Project Myself Into the Life of Someone Else: An Interview With Beth Orton

Everyone thinks they've pegged Beth Orton. But her sharp turn towards bedroom dance-rock, she's thrown all her fans for a loop -- and she's loving it.

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27 Apr 2016 // 9:49 AM

Beth Orton - “1973” (Singles Going Steady)

Beth Orton adopts the synth-centric instrumentation and airy melodic sensibility of '80s pop on "1973".

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Gasoline & Mirrors: An Interview With Bibio

He's considered the folktronica producer du jour, but Stephen Wilkinson's art runs much deeper than that. His latest unleashes his inner pop instincts.

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28 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bibio: A Mineral Love

"Lookin' like a butterfly / You lookin' like petals in a hurricane wind." That couplet is exactly A Mineral Love sounds like, and Bibio couldn't have said it better himself.

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21 Mar 2016 // 3:30 PM

Bat For Lashes - “In God’s House” (Singles Going Steady)

"In God's House" is Natasha Kahn's most vividly ethereal vocal performance to date

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3 Mar 2016 // 1:47 PM

Bibio - “Town & Country” (Singles Going Steady)

Bibio's "Town & County" evokes Aja-era Steely Dan, certainly in terms of the slick jazz/pop leanings.

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Arlow Xan - “Sun Goes Rising” (video) (premiere) + Interview

Folktronica band from Flint, Michigan, unveil new video showcasing their blending of anachronistic styles.

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The High Llamas: Here Come the Rattling Trees

Life in the town portrayed in Here Come the Rattling Trees continues as it has, with little change, much like the High Llamas’ music. This can be comforting, but also a little dull.

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10 Oct 2014 // 2:06 AM

Caribou: Our Love

By tweaking the sound of his previous record, Caribou's Dan Snaith has created one of the most enjoyable, crowd-pleasing records of the year.

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29 Oct 2013 // 2:05 AM

Juana Molina: Wed 21

Constructed from looping bass lines, whirring guitars and keyboards, and her enigmatic, murmuring voice, this latest collection of songs from Argentina's premiere electro-folk songstress is a glorious mess of sound.

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26 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Four Tet: Remixes

Kieran Hebden is the scavenger of the corners and the cracks. He pulls rogue elements of folk from everything rather than the genre itself. And all the pieces fit, which is what makes this album truly fascinating.

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27 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Four Tet: DJ Kicks

Insomuch as Kieran Hebden's sound is unassailably unique, his DJ Kicks is also a rather indescribable experience.

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Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic Part 2 [CD + DVD]

A literal makeover, Everything Ecstatic Part 2 offers a visual counterpart to Four Tet's latest album.

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Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic

Everyone's favourite purveyor of blissful beats has gone ballistic, and the smoking gun suits him -- when you're armed with as much talent as Hebden, you can make your own rules.

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