Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children is murky, burned, and melted. It sounds like 1980s synth, disco, new age, and new wave heard through a wall.
Support from influential trip-hop duo Kruder& Dorfmeister brings rare air to Saturday night house party for Thievery Corporation in the City by the Bay.
JB Dunckel, half of the electronic duo Air, battles self-doubt and scientific equations to craft a new electro record that is as evocative as it is immediate.
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.
Former Wild Beasts vocalist Hayden Thorpe explores new headspaces, psychedelics, and sonic territory on solo album number two, Moondust For My Diamond.
Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe combines electropop with R&B-influenced vocals and ambient into an effective, coherent sound on his second solo LP.
Brazilian electronic producer Amon Tobin offers up a collection of songs that’s eclectic even by his own genre-hopping standards on How Do You Live.
Sneaker Pimps producers Chris Corner and Liam Howe return with the slow-paced Squaring the Circle that plays it safer than their talents warrant.
After a five-year hiatus, Aussie indie-popper Nick Murphy reactivates the alias of Chet Faker that made him famous. The results on Hotel Surrender are chill.
While Darkside’s Spiral includes moments of virtuosic integration there are other moments where the album seems to lack a unifying aesthetic.
Penelope Three is not a pop record, but it is Penelope Trappes’ boldest, most straightforward work to date. On Three, Trappes holds nothing back.