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

21 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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15 Feb 2017 // 2:15 AM

Vermont: II

There is a very singular sort of trajectory to II, lived-in and about as vital as ambient music ever deigns to be.

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9 Feb 2017 // 2:15 AM

Brian Eno: Reflection

The ambient wizard returns with a singularly ambitious project: an album designed to tailor itself in perpetuity to the listener's mood.

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Crushed Stars: Displaced Sleepers

After a four-year absence, Todd Gautreau's moody indie-outfit returns, pitting world-weariness against sonic beauty.

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Max Richter: Three Worlds - Music From Woolf Works

Max Richter’s sound is best served without real pictures but paired with your dreams.

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25 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Xiu Xiu - “Jenny GoGo” (Singles Going Steady)

"Jenny GoGo" is a tormented industrial nightmare, with Jamie Stewart's hushed, unsteady vocals proving far creepier than any of the screeching, ominous electronic noise could ever be.

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Kid Koala featuring Emiliana Torrini: Music to Draw to - Satellite

The 18 tracks that make up Music to Draw to: Satellite fade in and out of each other, never actually reaching anything that could be called a climax, but hitting moments of particular beauty.

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William Basinski: A Shadow in Time

Channeling his classic Disintegration Loops, William Basinski's A Shadow in Time contemplates life and death with great clarity.

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How Did Julia Holter Wind Up Scoring a Boxing Film?

How was a composer who makes music as delicate as Julia Holter’s ever going to channel that unique boxing energy?

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The Pop Group: Honeymoon on Mars

The Pop Group's follow up to their 2015 comeback album steers away from classic post-punk and into odd new territory.

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9 Jan 2017 // 9:15 AM

Mika Vainio: Mannerlaatta

With Mannerlaata, Mika Vainio has created a soundtrack that is presumably as sinister and confounding as the film it accompanies.

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The Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Music of 2016

Today's experimental artists tend to locate reference points in the familiar -- or even hyper-familiar in the case of 2016 masterpieces like the Avalanches' Wildflower or Bon Iver's enigmatic 22, A Million.

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15 Dec 2016 // 2:25 AM

Moderat: Live

Serving as the perfect culmination of Moderat's studio LP triptych -- which reached its apex with this year's III -- Live proves that 2016 was Moderat's year.

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Kjartan Sveinsson: Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Former Sigur Rós pianist Kjartan Sveinsson's first major orchestral work is an intriguing listen for patient listeners. The fourth movement is worth the price of admission alone.

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14 Dec 2016 // 10:18 AM

Schiller - ‘Future’ (album stream) (premiere)

Electropop's Schiller returns with a gorgeous new album of cinematic music in Future.

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Yoko Ono - “Hell in Paradise” (Camelphat Remix) (premiere)

Yoko Ono's latest club banger "Hell in Paradise" gets a funky remix from Camelphat.

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Burial: Young Death / Nightmarket

Burial experiments with his genre-defining sound to challenge expectations.

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The Eye of Time: MYTH I: A Last Dance for the Things We Love

Marc Euvrie, aka the Eye of Time, bends all musical elements to his disquieting will on MYTH I: A Last Dance for the Things We Love.

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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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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

The quirky guitarist expands her septet to include pedal steel and creates landscapes that push the players to real invention.

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