Geographically Misha Sultan’s roots may be in Siberia, but sonically they’re everywhere. Ambient, dub techno, krautrock, chill-out—he does it all.
Beach House are always tinkering around the edges of their sonic universe, getting darker, weirder, subtler, and more expansive. They do that on Once Twice Melody, and the payoff is enormous.
The simplistic, elegiac beauty of Tangerine Dream’s Raum pays homage to their classic LPs while remaining grounded in 2022.
If DJ Python’s Mas Amable felt watery, Club Sentimientos feels oceanic. It’s vaster, fuller, and more expansive than anything Bryan Pineyro has ever made.
Bonobo’s Fragments represents a rare step back from one of the 21st century’s leading electronic luminaries. It doesn’t bring enough new ideas.
It’s rewarding to hear Rival Consoles expand his range and infuse his unique brand of techno with more droning and expansive qualities on Overflow.
Nala Sinephro’s Space 1.8 is minimalist, an understated electroacoustic gem perfect for late-night listening. It’s one for the pantheon of cosmic jazz classics.
Anz’s All Hours is one of the most exciting debuts of the year from one of the most thrilling new voices in club music. It’s music for the all-nighters.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith chats about working with Emile Mosseri, music in general, her love of cows, and her awe for the electricity stored in our bodies.
Ulla’s Limitless Frame is spine-tingling and hair-raising in the gentlest sense, about as far from “wallpaper” music as ambient can be. This is her most intimate record yet.
Lee Gamble’s music asks: how far you go before that human core is lost? How futuristic can techno become without losing its playfulness and elasticity?