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Panda Bear and Sonic Boom Re-interpret ‘Reset’ with ‘Reset in Dub’

Panda Bear and Sonic Boom Re-interpret ‘Reset’ with ‘Reset in Dub’

Reset in Dub marks another attempt by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom to arrive at a new alchemy between past and present musical traditions.

The Orb Meet Their Expectations on the Occasionally Funky ‘Prism’

The Orb Meet Their Expectations on the Occasionally Funky ‘Prism’

The Orb’s Prism is one of those albums that pleasantly bides its time, waiting for a rush of inspiration that turns out to be only a parade of pretty neat ideas.

Re-Considering the First Five Muslimgauze Releases in Memory of Bryn Jones

Re-Considering the First Five Muslimgauze Releases in Memory of Bryn Jones

Muslimgauze’s first five releases are some of the most interesting, fully-realized artifacts to crawl out of the early 1980s industrial, experimental drainpipe.

Lee “Scratch” Perry: King Scratch – Musical Masterpieces From the Upsetter Ark-ive

Lee “Scratch” Perry: King Scratch – Musical Masterpieces From the Upsetter Ark-ive

One year after his passing, King Scratch fetes the reggae/dub shaman Lee “Scratch” Perry with a multiple-disc, multiple-format, career-spanning collection.

Bremer/McCoy Strike a Cosmic Balance on ‘Natten’

Bremer/McCoy Strike a Cosmic Balance on ‘Natten’

The night can be a time of introspection or it can be a time of sensory and metaphysical exploration. Bremer/McCoy’s Natten is open to both. 

VC-118A’s ‘Spiritual Machines’ Wrests Life Out of Infernal Dub and Electro Regions

VC-118A’s ‘Spiritual Machines’ Wrests Life Out of Infernal Dub and Electro Regions

If Shift Register showcased Samuel van Dijk’s mastery of sound design, Spiritual Machines is where he pushes his skill into more definitive and purposeful directions.

Legendary Deejay U-Roy Created ‘Solid Gold U-Roy’ Before His Passing

Legendary Deejay U-Roy Created ‘Solid Gold U-Roy’ Before His Passing

With an all-star cast helping to perform his classics, Solid Gold U-Roy turns out to be an unexpected epitaph for the legendary Jamaican deejay.

Mick Harris, Kool Keith, and Submerged Discuss Scorn’s “Distortion”

Mick Harris, Kool Keith, and Submerged Discuss Scorn’s “Distortion”

Scorn’s new LP adds to the foundation Mick Harris built 30 years ago. We spoke with Mick Harris, Kool Keith, and Submerged about how their universes collided.

‘Yellow River Blue’ Is Yu Su’s Boldest, Most Eclectic Statement

‘Yellow River Blue’ Is Yu Su’s Boldest, Most Eclectic Statement

Yellow River Blue is the latest in a string of success stories for electronic producer Yu Su, and it's her boldest, most eclectic statement yet.

What Was So Great About the Clash?

What Was So Great About the Clash?

How does someone go from anti-nuke activist to serious foreign policy maven, student protester to mid-life bourgeoisie, and feel the same way about the Clash, aka “The Only Band That Matters”?

The Bug and Dis Fig Soundtrack Lockdown with ‘In Blue’

The Bug and Dis Fig Soundtrack Lockdown with ‘In Blue’

On In Blue, the Bug and Dis Fig have created music to dance to while being sucked into a black hole. It only seems fitting that LP cover shoes a grainy, black and white photo of a tunnel.

PM Picks Playlist 3: WEIRDO, Psychobuildings, Lili Pistorius

PM Picks Playlist 3: WEIRDO, Psychobuildings, Lili Pistorius

PopMatters Picks Playlist features the electropop of WEIRDO, Brooklyn chillwavers Psychobuildings, the clever alt-pop of Lili Pistorius, visceral post-punk from Sapphire Blues, Team Solo's ska-pop confection, and dubby beats from Ink Project.