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

21 Mar 2017 // 2:20 AM

Anjou: Epithymía

Epithymía is ambient music at its grandest scale, molding a sense of sublime wonder through its six tracks.

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Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”. These works create a special communion between creator and observer.

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17 Mar 2017 // 8:27 AM

Lusine: Sensorimotor

Lusine strikes the same synapses as Tycho. That is Lusine's music feels designed to accompany visuals.

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Lawrence English: Cruel Optimism

Lawrence English's Cruel Optimism is a noise-ambient gem and a work of pained beauty.

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Sentidor - “Am_Par_Sis” (video) (premiere)

Sentidor breaks down classic bossa nova to build a vast, ambient vision of post-apocalyptic Brazil.

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Paul Weller: Jawbone - Music From the Film

The ageless, prolific Weller steps out of his comfort zone with his first soundtrack, and it's a moody, psychedelic gem.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

Blanck Mass: World Eater

Blanck Mass's World Eater is a humungous, terrifying slab of electronic noise.

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Hecker: A Script for Machine Synthesis

Hecker presents a dissertation told as much through the way it makes the listener feel as what it tells the listener to think.

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28 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Blanck Mass - “Please” (Singles Going Steady)

"Please" is a testament to Blanck Mass' mastery of manipulating the space between notes to build a euphonious yet dizzying sound.

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Oceans Are Zeroes - “Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Boise, Idaho's Oceans Are Zeroes conjure up a vast atmospheric post-rock landscape on their new single "Inside".

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Earthen Sea: An Act of Love

The streets of San Francisco at night are the inspiration for Earthen Sea's latest.

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Children of Alice: Children of Alice

An ambient project emerging from the remains of Broadcast, Children of Alice is often as lighthearted as it is spooky.

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21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 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 // 3:15 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 // 3:15 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 // 12:00 PM

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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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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