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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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Mogwai Explores the Nuclear Age’s Benefits and Disasters on ‘Atomic’

Mogwai finds ways to balance their music to their political stance -- complete nuclear disarmament of all countries in possession of weapons of mass destruction -- with a strong emphasis of dynamics to match the themes of annihilation, despair, and hope, albeit bleak.

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30 Mar 2016 // 1:30 AM

Mogwai: Atomic

Mogwai tackle soundtracking the fear of the bomb with a smart emphasis on how delicate and sacred life is.

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23 Mar 2016 // 11:15 AM

Shura - “Touch” (Four Tet Remix) (Singles Going Steady)

Credit goes to Four Tet, who's gone from cut-n-splice folktronica go-to, to a grade-A dance and indie remixer.

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26 Feb 2016 // 10:08 AM

Minor Victories - “A Hundred Ropes” (Singles Going Steady)

Minor Victories are an agglomeration of new-century post-punk wanderers, and their sound, elusive yet in-your-face, is an anxious stagger through the streets of some urban labyrinth.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Mogwai: Central Belters

Mogwai celebrate 20 years of racket in style with Central Belters, a box set primed for fans to hair-split.

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Four Tet: Morning/Evening

Largely succeeding on the strength of the record's second half, Kieran Hebden has proved his mercurial approach to electronic music is as vital as ever.

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10 Oct 2014 // 1:06 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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Breathe This Air: An Interview With Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins' Mercury Music Prize winning Immunity was an electronic masterpiece that was unlike anything people had heard before.

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The Great Scores: ‘The Fountain’ and a Sonic Road to Awe

Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.

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Four Tet: Rounds (10th Anniversary Edition)

The original Rounds may very well be Four Tet's greatest achievements, a truly classic album. This slapdash re-release, however, featuring only a halfway decent live set tacked on, doesn't do anything to enhance its legacy.

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Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

This is simply a great album wall to wall, one that updates a classic sound for those of us who were raised on "Head Like a Hole".

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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Four Tet ‘Fabriclive 59’ Launch Party: 23 September 2011 - London

In celebrating the release of the latest instalment in the Fabriclive series, Four Tet and friends join forces to bring what, on paper at least, should be one of the best nights of the year.

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10 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567

Two possible outcomes: fresh perspectives that breathe new life into these often difficult tracks... or a straight-up snoozefest.

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Robag Wruhme: Wuppdeckmischmampflow

An intimate mix for Kompakt that begs you to get lost in its forest of sounds.

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This Is the End Beautiful Friends, This Is the End

It has been an incredibly busy spring semester for yours truly, which means that my PopMatters posting has been much lighter than usual. As of

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22 Feb 2011 // 9:00 PM

Beans: End It All

End It All is more like a new mixtape than a new proper album, a collection of songs that just had to find their way to public consumption.

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Late Fall New Music Playlist

New releases plus a trip to a music festival gives plenty of options for a playlist

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Moogfest: 29 October 2010 - Asheville, NC

25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.

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