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

27 Oct 2016 // 2:25 AM

Kuedo: Slow Knife

Kuedo envelopes the listener in a bold, cinematic album that transcends time and place.

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27 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

GAS: Box

Kompakt releases another GAS box set, one that is less comprehensive than its predecessor.

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Barnaby Carter - “Evening Redness” (audio) (premiere)

Barnaby Carter's sound is a deep and lush shade of ambient, but with the cinematic influences of Ital Tek and Jon Hopkins.

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24 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Steve Hauschildt: Strands

While Strands subverts none of your expectations, it is also a gorgeous and well-executed record.

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Biosphere: Departed Glories

Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.

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Readings on Eluvium: Putting Matthew Cooper into Perspective

In this interview, Eluvium describes the cognitive dissonance that birthed his new album and opens up about his perceived identity in the modern compositional landscape.

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Benoît Pioulard: The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter

After a stretch of largely wordless ambient releases, the Seattle dream-folk artist has formidable weight to get off his mind.

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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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Bon Iver: 22, A Million (take 2)

While tapping into textures you’d never expect from him, Justin Vernon continues to craft songs so effortlessly majestic and mesmerizing that only the most timid would be repulsed by them on the grounds that they go too far.

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12 Oct 2016 // 8:17 AM

Frode Haltli: Air

Composers Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamsen help Frode Haltli create a career and genre masterpiece with Air.

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7 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bon Iver: 22, A Million

With a bold, experimental vision, Justin Vernon and company lose some of the nostalgia and start looking forward.

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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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5 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Vinyl Williams: Brunei

Less than a decade after it made a brief appearance on the critical radar, hypnogogic pop appears to be vying for a revival at the hands of Vinyl Williams and his gorgeous Brunei.

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3 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Tycho: Epoch

Epoch may very well be a stunning and unexpected surprise release from post-rock collective Tycho, but its unexpected appearance is the least interesting thing about such an accomplished set.

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30 Sep 2016 // 3:24 PM

Yann Tiersen: EUSA

Tiersen sends his listeners a postcard from home via solo piano.

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Thomas Brinkmann: A 1000 Keys

A grand piano and a binray code walk into a bar, and A 1000 Keys is the one in need of a punchline.

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29 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Patten: Ψ (Psi)

Like Boards of Canada in fast forward or Aphex Twin if he paired up with a spoken word artist, being trapped alone with Ψ (Psi) would require you to find a psychiatrist fast; as an escape, though, it is thrilling.

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27 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Mr. Oizo: All Wet

Collaboration ends up as both vice and virtue on Mr. Oizo's sixth album, rendering one half of the album a lot of fun.

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Wandering Still: An Interview With the Album Leaf

It's been six long years since Jimmy LaValle's last full-length as the Album Leaf, but as Between Waves proves, the wait was worth it.

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