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Blanck Mass Continues to Innovate on ‘In Ferneaux’

Blanck Mass Continues to Innovate on ‘In Ferneaux’

Blanck Mass proves that electronic music is one of the few genres evolving and innovating right before our very ears. In Ferneaux is evidence that even if one guy has conceivably “done it all”, there’s still plenty more to do.

Divide and Dissolve Release the Demons on ‘Gas Lit’

Divide and Dissolve Release the Demons on ‘Gas Lit’

Divide and Dissolve do a great job of releasing the demons—not the ones of dreams we've just left but the nightmare that begins in the morning living in a world governed by economic racism and the daily grind.

Boris and Merzbow’s ‘2R0I2P0’ Howls Defiance

Boris and Merzbow’s ‘2R0I2P0’ Howls Defiance

On 2R0I2P0, Boris and Merzbow show they still have a wealth of ingenuous music-making and mayhem within them.

Experimentalist David Grubbs Documents a Live Set with ‘​October 19, 2017’

Experimentalist David Grubbs Documents a Live Set with ‘​October 19, 2017’

David Grubbs' October 19, 2017 is a live LP released online that showcases a 32-minute solo set to mark the release of that year's Creep Mission LP. It's nothing short of magical.

Masma Dream World Go Global and Trippy on “Sundown Forest” (premiere)

Masma Dream World Go Global and Trippy on “Sundown Forest” (premiere)

Dancer, healer, musician Devi Mambouka shares the trippy "Sundown Forest", which takes listeners deep into the subconscious and onto a healing path.

Laraaji Takes a “Quiet Journey” (premiere +interview)

Laraaji Takes a “Quiet Journey” (premiere +interview)

Afro Transcendentalist Laraaji prepares his second album of 2020, the meditative Moon Piano, recorded inside a Brooklyn church. The record is an example of what the artist refers to as "pulling music from the sky".

Sally Anne Morgan Invites Us Into a Metaphorical Safe Space on ‘Thread’

Sally Anne Morgan Invites Us Into a Metaphorical Safe Space on ‘Thread’

With Thread, Sally Anne Morgan shows that traditional folk music is not to be smothered in revivalist praise. It's simply there as a seed with which to plant new gardens.

Less Bells Offer Poignant Post-Classical Ruminations on ‘Mourning Jewelry’

Less Bells Offer Poignant Post-Classical Ruminations on ‘Mourning Jewelry’

Less Bells' Mourning Jewelry is not light music in the sense of weight, but it might be light in the sense of brightness or contrast. It's an engaging little series of tropes about loss and processes of grieving.

TENGGER Unleash Blissed Out Electronic Soundscapes with the Gentle and Exotic ‘Nomad’

TENGGER Unleash Blissed Out Electronic Soundscapes with the Gentle and Exotic ‘Nomad’

Ambient electronic ensemble TENGGER take cues from nature and world travel to inform their latest album, Nomad.

TALsounds Offers Controlled Bliss on ​’Acquiesce’

TALsounds Offers Controlled Bliss on ​’Acquiesce’

TALsounds' Acquiesce reminds us that it's important to notice how brief moments of confidence or peace can unfurl in real-time, forming solid ground for us to walk forward.

Noveller’s ‘Arrow’ Creates Mini-Symphonies for Guitar and Effects

Noveller’s ‘Arrow’ Creates Mini-Symphonies for Guitar and Effects

Experimental guitarist, Noveller's Arrow suggests discoveries, open spaces, the sense of a calm certainty re-occurring over repeated listens.

Fave Five: Rafael Anton Irisarri

Fave Five: Rafael Anton Irisarri

As one of the most celebrated ambient composers working today, Rafael Anton Irisarri continues to evolve. We celebrate his metal-tinged new album Peripeteia with a look through the albums that made him.