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DJ Python's 'Mas Amable' Is a Loopy, Continuous Dream

On DJ Python's Mas Amable, everything moves along in a liquid haze. Each song slowly mutates into the next, and each sound seems to become something unlike itself.

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Anything But Easy: An Interview with Tycho

Scott Hansen's Grammy-nominated instrumental outfit has thrived in the streaming era, soundtracking lives with quiet anthems while selling out arenas. With Tycho's new album, he does the unthinkable and adds vocals to the mix.

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Tycho Incorporates a Vocalist Into His Electronic Dream Pop on 'Weather'

On Weather, chillwave's Tycho proves he can incorporate all of his signature elements into a traditional pop song structure without having to compromise the core.

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Dido Remains Singular and Special on 'Still on My Mind'

Still on My Mind is another rich outing for Dido in every way, with some truly awe-inspiring combinations of singer-songwriter radiance and novel sonic juxtapositions.

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Leon Vynehall's 'DJ-Kicks' Entry Proves Fascinating and Frustrating in Equal Measure

Leon Vynehall crafts a crate-digging set which, while not always satisfying, at least remains one of the bolder entries in the long-running DK-Kicks series.

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The Beta Band's 'The Three E.P.'s' Is 20 Years Old on a Perfect Reissue

Disregarding a legacy footnoted by a cameo in a film, the Beta Band's collection of The Three E.P.'s is remastered and reissued in celebration of its 20th anniversary and the band's too short career.

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Penelope Trappes Moves on to Round 'Two'

Experimental artist Penelope Trappes has created a photobook and video to go with Penelope Two whose stark images appropriately mirror the sounds. As in the pictures, Trappes finds being naked of value in that it allows her to be herself.

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Beacon Creates a Leaner Electronic Sound on 'Gravity Pairs'

On Beacon's Gravity Pairs, every gentle breath of synth, gliding piano note, and softly tapped pad is expertly cultivated to enrich the song with Thomas Mullarney's voice drawing out the humanity, compassion and empathy.

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Jazzanova Sets the Bar Higher Than Ever Before

The Pool is Jazzanova's Exile on Main Street.

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'Nothing Is Still' Is Leon Vynehall's Undoubted Electronic Masterpiece

On Nothing Is Still, Leon Vynehall has woven a rich tapestry of complimentary sounds that serves a purpose far bigger than the music itself.

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Bonobo's 'Migration' Tour Is an Exercise in Range

Famed British electronic music composer Bonobo pulls off another triumphant reinvention and wows the crowd in a packed Budapest Park.

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All India Radio Plunge Further Beyond the Cosmos on 'Space'

All India Radio has always been a spacey, dreamy band. With Space, they head further out into even deeper space.

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On Brazilian Girls' 'Let's Make Love' Hedonism Has Blossomed Into Passion with a Purpose

Brazilian Girls' Let's Make Love is filled with an unyielding blend of love, defiance, and fearless beats of every kind, all topped off with Sabina Sciubba's incredible voice.

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Rhye - "Count to Five" (Singles Going Steady)

Soft R&B grooves sneak up on you with subtlety on Rhye's "Count to Five", a low-key jam that isn't too summery but still offers some hope for the end of winter.

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Rhye's 'Blood' Offers Fleshy Pleasures and Not Much More

After Woman reintroduced smooth, raw sexuality to indie pop, Michael Milosh returns five years later with new collaborators and an aim to further explore the sonic territory of his previous work. The same pleasures are there, but they feel more hollow the second time around.

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With Rhye's New Album 'Blood', Mike Milosh Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

Rhye's Blood is slightly rougher around the edges than Woman; it's less polished and precise, with more air in the arrangements. But the music is still strikingly tender.

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Thievery Corporation Fires Up San Francisco for the Musical Resistance

Blending a dazzling array of musical influences and directions for more than two decades now, Thievery Corporation have come to represent one of the 21st century's boldest bands in both genre-blending style and lyrical impact.

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Ibeyi: Ash

On the duo's second album, Ibeyi's thundering beats and soulful jazz are all boldly colored substance.

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Living Phantoms - "New Day" (video) (premiere)

Singer, guitarist, producer Will Benoit brings acclaimed album Memory Palace in the physical realm with help and love of family, friends.

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Geotic: Abysma

Abysma is undoubtedly a pleasant listen, but it runs the risk of leaving very little impression at all.

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Teengirl Fantasy: 8AM

Teengirl Fantasy gesture plenty at dark, intense, minimal electronic music on 8AM, but too often the duo fails to commit.

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Bonobo: Migration

Migration does not so much change course from Bonobo's prior work as refine it to its artistic pinnacle.

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Dark Blue-Grey With Neon Pink Flashes: An Interview With Jon Hopkins

Transcendent electronic musician Jon Hopkins reflects on two decades of composition and collaboration and hints at what’s on the horizon.

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Zero 7: EP 3

Zero 7 and friends create a gentle and compelling EP.

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Illum Sphere: Ghost of Then and Now

Ninja Tune finally delivers an album worthy of the label's long history of jazzy, smokey, and head-bopping beats.

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Dark Days, Luminous Nights: An Interview with Vanessa Daou

An exploration of love in the time of political unrest, Light Sweet Crude is Vanessa Daou’s musical thesis on regained emotional ground, a desire line carved from the departure point of doubt to the destination of self-made reality.

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RJD2: More Is Than Isn't

RJ is back with his staple head-nodding funk-bopping style, dropping the beats for the fans of that strictly unique RJD2 aesthetic.

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Snow Ghosts: And the World Was Gone

Snow Ghosts return with their And The World Was Gone EP,- a brilliantly moody slice of modern trip hop.

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Gold Panda: Trust EP

Ghostly have been haunting our record collections with an increasing frequency lately. They seem to be signing more and more artists who like to take risks with electronic music and, fortunately for them, these risks seem to routinely pay off.

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Bonobo: Black Sands Remixed

The British producer's slickly curated remix album for his near-great 2010 full-length has a serious lack of imagination.

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Earthling: Insomniacs' Ball

If trip-hop was a fake genre, it was in part because it neglected its outcasts. Earthling return to downtempo with their maverick sensibilities.

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InLove: Stories

Whispery sopranos have options, but exercising all of them on your debut may not be the best approach.

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Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.

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Tosca: No Hassle

Next to this, Tosca's fifth record of blunted chill, Prozac looks like a double-shot espresso.

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Broadway Project: One Divided Soul

Dan Berridge's fourth LP of cinematic downtempo will grab your undivided attention.

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The Egg: /Forwards

The production on thus fluffy electronic release is fine, but the vocals swiftly undo their modest gains.

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