Thursday, January 10 2013
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
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 is never far from a long-discontinued synthesizer or a 1980s VHS tape.
Wednesday, January 12 2011
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
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'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
In the foreground, it's a solid slab of dance beats and sequencers; in the background, it's something more.
Frequent sonic mutation is Dying In Time's most admirable trait.
Tuesday, June 2 2009
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.
Tuesday, May 6 2008
Jonathan Valentine finally follows up his classic 2005 debut with a myriad of IDM rockers compressed into EP form. Ding ding!