Articles tagged rotwang, idm, breakcore, ambient, experimental, noise

Thore Pfeiffer: Im Blickfeld

When it comes to the Kompakt league of ambient music, Thore Pfeiffer is more on his way there than having fully arrived.

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25 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

KEN Mode: Success

A little anti-social rage never hurt anybody.

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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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Swahili Blonde - “Discover Aurora” (audio) (premiere)

Nicole Turley's latest track is loving advice from an aunt to her goddaughter.

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire

Starfire's Daft Punk-style synth lines scattered inside bold big-band arrangements affirm Jaga Jazzist’s command of style, but confirms the price of crossover success.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol. 1

Rob Mazurek returns to the perfect musical vehicle for his lofty narratives and massive sound. This time, it's double.

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16 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

William Basinski: Cascade

With a single endlessly echoing piano loop, aching yet serene, Basinski demonstrates the fluidity of music.

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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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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was (take 2)

Two Constellation instrumentalists produce an organic work of seismic proportions.

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28 May 2015 // 3:00 AM

John Zorn: Simulacrum

Simulacrum is for those who were afraid John Zorn might be getting soft.

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Svoy - “Waiting for You” (audio) (Premiere)

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was

The unlikely duo of saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld creates a series of classically minimalist dronescapes that toe the line between the accessible and the avant garde. It’s a daring collection with often surprising results.

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19 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Holly Herndon: Platform

The nexus of surveillance paranoia and sound architecture resides in Holly Herndon's mind.

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Young Fathers Want to Change What’s Normal

With their new album White Men Are Black Men Too, Young Fathers look to shake people from complacency and change their understanding of pop.

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15 May 2015 // 3:05 AM

Michael Price: Entanglement

Entanglement is a very personal expression of my obsessions: music, love, physics and the inter-connectedness of things.

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14 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1

As a look into Braxton's mind, HIVE1 is as fascinating as it is unsettling.

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12 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh

Like a shiny penny left submerged in Coca-Cola, the elements of dance music corrode here in Benjamin John Power’s hands.

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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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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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