Articles tagged idm

The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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12 Jun 2015 // 11:45 AM

Actress: DJ-Kicks

In attempting to create a cohesive DJ set, Darren Cunningham (Actress) shows his skills lie more in his own material than the seamless integration of others.

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24 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

Squarepusher: Damogen Furies

Even when Damogen Furies starts to become overfamiliar in its spastic rhythmic explorations, Squarepusher finds a way to upset the listener's expectations.

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5 Nov 2014 // 3:06 AM

Clark: Clark

“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever. An invincible, sealed capsule of sound.” -- Clark, August 2014

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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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Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!

Flying Lotus makes his return with a concept album that is executed exceptionally well, making for arguably the greatest accomplishment in his career thus far.

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10 Jan 2013 // 8:30 AM

Monokle: Saints

From genre-bending to sonic spoon-bending, Vlad Kudryavtsev’s fidgety and melodious album throws some real whimsy and majesty at what might loosely be called dubstep.

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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8 Feb 2011 // 9:59 PM

Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters

Com Truise is never far from a long-discontinued synthesizer or a 1980s VHS tape.

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12 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Loden: Buggy

Built of of the same hip-hop-governed IDM that’s become all the rage in the past few years, since Prefuse 73, DJ /rupture, and others became afflicted with the aural leanings of early 2000s Warp and Tigerbeat6, Loden’s smashing Buggy is a fair contender in the same arena.

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My Life With the Tape Hiss Cult

When we think of our experiences with electronic music, we can follow a thought trail that leads like a Wikipedia article from one incendiary album to many others. Their qualities are not always alike but for one: the nostalgic thread that runs through them.

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Squarepusher: Shobaleader One - d’Demonstrator

Squarepusher's not pop. He's not R&B or French house. I’m not sure I can dance to his music.

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26 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Rival Consoles: IO

In the foreground, it's a solid slab of dance beats and sequencers; in the background, it's something more.

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26 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

Port-Royal: Dying in Time

Frequent sonic mutation is Dying In Time's most admirable trait.

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2 Jun 2009 // 10:00 PM

Boxcutter: Arecibo Message

Barry Lynn's 2006 debut Oneiric stuck to the dubstep formula, but he opened up his palette for Glyphic the next year. That IDM progression is fully embraced and articulated on his latest and greatest.

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6 May 2008 // 10:59 PM

Chevron: Tuff Shite EP

Jonathan Valentine finally follows up his classic 2005 debut with a myriad of IDM rockers compressed into EP form. Ding ding!

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2 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Kim Hiorthøy: My Last Day

Interestingly, Hiorthøy saves his best moments for the tracks with Norwegian titles.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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