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Friday, Oct 5, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Neil Davidge was the producer and co-composer of the last three Massive Attack albums and now he turns his considerable talents to the gaming world by scoring the Halo 4 video game.

Neil Davidge was the producer and co-composer of the last three Massive Attack albums and now he turns his considerable talents to the gaming world by scoring the Halo 4 video game. The soundtrack will release October 22nd via The End Records and features music that is massive and grand with soaring crescendos and painterly in execution with waves of sound illustrating another world. The project involved the additional work of some of the electronic music world’s leading lights, including Gui Boratto, DJ Skee & THX, Hundred Waters, Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan, Caspa, Apocalyptica, and more.


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Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Dan Deacon releases the second single from his recent LP 'America'.

It’s a testament to Deacon’s restraint (you heard me) that he can write intimate and complex music that still gets branded minimalist. Deacon relies on simple chord changes to motor his mechanics, but the notes themselves contain all the grime and rust, the spark plugs and fried currents that he can cram into them. The gritty texture of the synth bass on tracks like “Guilford Avenue Bridge” and “Crash Jam”  in particular are nasty and snarled, industrial filth that simultaneously mimes the devastated vista and the mechanisms that brought it down.—Timothy Gabriele, review of Dan Deacon’s America



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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard remixes Jessie Ware's “Night Light" flipping it to a more Hot Chippy groove. "In an industry of singers defined by the music behind them, Jessie Ware can only be defined as the best voice of 2012." -- Joe Copplestone


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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
The Viennese duo of Hercules and Love Affair are working on their new album currently, but they have managed to compile a DJ-Kicks collection in the meantime.

This set features a mash-up of classic late ‘80s and early ‘90s house, including Haze Factory’s “A Bit of Redemption”.  Andy Butler says of the tune, “they made a very Gherkin sounding song with Detroit-y snare bashes, and very Wild Pitch-y sounding stabs.”


DJ-Kicks will drop on November 13th in the US and internationally on October 29th.



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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Death Grips latest album 'No Love Deep Web' has been released in Internet-friendly fashion, with a full stream running on Soundcloud. No news yet on the actual physical release date.


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