Articles tagged idm

Telefon Tel Aviv: Fahrenheit Fair Enough

With a bonus disc of unreleased electronic experimentations, the reissue of Fahrenheit Fair Enough is a document of forward-thinking genre wars that will fascinate one's faculties and promote a still, meditative awareness.

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10 Nov 2016 // 8:42 AM

Oval: Popp

Popp goes beyond the cerebral and scattered surface that it first projects to become something far more affirming, revelatory, and perhaps even joyful.

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2 Nov 2016 // 12:45 PM

Ital Tek - “Beyond Sight” (Singles Going Steady)

In another century, Ital Tek would be a celebrated classical composer.

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S U R V I V E: RR7349

The perils of nostalgia notwithstanding, many listeners will find the foggy atmospheres and neon-lit cityscapes of RR7349 irresistible.

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Ulrich Schnauss: No Further Ahead Than Today

Big, busy, melodic statements from an architect of populist electronic music.

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The Orb: COW / Chill Out, World!

The Orb's COW / Chill Out, World! is a career milestone amid a 25-year career already full of career milestones.

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Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

The classic pairing of µ-Ziq and Aphex Twin, aka Mike Paradinas and Richard James, back in print for the first time in years, points the way to an imagined musical future that never was.

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Machinedrum - “Tell U” (ft. Rochelle Jordan) (Singles Going Steady)

Machinedrum dutifully carries the torch of Flume and SBTRKT’s brand of look–before–you-leap EDM.

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24 Aug 2016 // 10:00 AM

Motion Graphics - “Anyware” (Singles Going Steady)

Here's a sonic collage packed with unique textures that sounds like Peter Gabriel's Security album after a wild animal was let loose on the mixing desk.

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Dark Blue-Grey With Neon Pink Flashes: An Interview With Jon Hopkins

Transcendent electronic musician Jon Hopkins reflects on two decades of composition and collaboration and hints at what’s on the horizon.

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Rival Consoles: Night Melody

Lifting tropes from IDM, deep house, Eno-indebted ambience, and end-of-days electro, Ryan Lee West creates a borderless shadow-reality that is part somnambulant carnival and part cosmic void on Night Melody

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14 Jul 2016 // 1:20 AM

Aphex Twin: Cheetah

Harnessing older sounds into something that sounds modern, the Cheetah EP transforms grotesque synth into something that sounds human.

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Machinedrum - “Dos Puertas” ft. Kevin Hussein (Singles Going Steady)

An ADHD-addled, dubstep-driven mind spasm, "Dos Puertas" is suffused with inscrutable vocal stammers and split-second blips, muted rhymes and shooting-up-just-to-drop-down crescendoes.

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Plaid: The Digging Remedy

On their new record The Digging Remedy Plaid provide us with one of the most satisfying examples of the Plaid sound yet recorded.

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24 May 2016 // 1:20 AM

µ-Ziq: RY30 Trax

British synth wunderkind Mike Paradinas takes a trip back to the '90s with another fascinating archival release.

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12 Apr 2016 // 1:20 AM

Ital Tek: Hollowed

Ital Tek releases this year's best album to date.

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31 Mar 2016 // 1:30 AM

Moderat: III

After a shaky start, Moderat follow through with some of their best songs to date on their latest album.

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Venetian Snares - “Everything About You Is Special” (Singles Going Steady)

Once the beat kicks in, Venetian Snares is clearly in another stratosphere.

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23 Feb 2016 // 2:09 AM

µ-Ziq: Aberystwyth Marine

Mike Paradinas pulls out a long-lost album from his past that's almost as good as most µ-Ziq releases.

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10 Feb 2016 // 1:00 PM

Moderat - “Reminder” (Singles Going Steady)

Moderat return with a swirling techno soundscape that evokes Trentemøller’s music as much as it does In Rainbows-era Radiohead.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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