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

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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Thom Sonny Green: High Anxiety

Drummer of Alt-J struggles to engage listeners on overlong electronic solo debut.

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30 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Loscil: Monument Builders

Monument Builders is a tribute to those who have sought to make grand artistic statements in their medium of choice, and Scott Morgan subverts this concept by adhering to a minimalist script.

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29 Nov 2016 // 8:44 AM

Cut Copy: January Tape

Cut Copy fans may enjoy this record, but ambient lovers should know to beware of what lie ahead.

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Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2017

Another calendar year, another blissful blessing from Kompakt's long-running Pop Ambient series.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - “A Song for Europa” (video) (premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "A Song for Europa" from Jóhannsson's most recent artist album Orphée.

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23 Nov 2016 // 9:38 AM

Nicolas Jaar: Sirens

Sirens is a masterpiece. Melding pop and experimental music, it reflects the uneasiness of our difficult times.

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17 Nov 2016 // 2:25 AM

Lambchop: FLOTUS

Lambchop takes a hard left turn on their new album FLOTUS , which makes heavy use of electronic instrumentation and treated vocals.

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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