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Wednesday, November 5 2014

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


Friday, October 10 2014

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.


Monday, October 6 2014

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.


Thursday, January 10 2013

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.


Sunday, October 9 2011

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...


Tuesday, February 8 2011

Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters

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


Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.


Wednesday, December 1 2010

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.


Monday, November 1 2010

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.


Monday, October 26 2009

Rival Consoles: IO

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


Port-Royal: Dying in Time (Capsule Reviews) [26.Oct.09]
Boxcutter: Arecibo Message (Reviews) [2.Jun.09]
Chevron: Tuff Shite EP (Capsule Reviews) [6.May.08]
Kim Hiorthøy: My Last Day (Reviews) [2.Jan.08]
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