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Wendy Carlos: Musical Pioneer, Reluctant Icon

Amanda Sewell's vastly informative new biography on musical trailblazer Wendy Carlos is both reverent and honest.

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Andy Stott to Preview New Music at Denovali Festival in London This Weekend

Manchester producer Andy Stott to preview forthcoming release at Denovali Festival, in London, on April 15th.

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London's Denovali Festival Kicks Off April 15th

The fourth edition of the experimental music festival will take place in London in mid-April.

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Baauer: Aa

Though Aa is frustratingly short, it's nevertheless one of the best things the impressive young producer has created thus far.

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Prins Thomas: Principe Del Norte

Prins Thomas doesn't waste a second of this 100-minute collection. And that's no small feat.

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MMOTHS: Luneworks

Debut album from Irish electronic master takes listener on a trip through multiple moods with masterful precision.

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Dust: Agony Planet

Techno culture turns to the occult on haunting voyage into space, hell, the subterranean disco and beyond.

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Intersystems: Intersystems

This is one of those great lost recordings (three of 'em actually) that comes from the lysergic era. Get your weird on presently.

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Jlin: Free Fall EP

The rising star of footwork follows a earth-shaking debut album with a collection of tracks brimming with ideas and a dizzying array of sounds.

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Dub Phizix: FABRICLIVE.84

Regardless of previous genre exposure or access to live events this mix approximates the feel of a show’s ebb and flow of energy.

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John Supko and Bill Seaman: s_traits

This is chance over method: a real post-industrial display of art born out of an immediate flow of ideas, immortalised onto a disk, assembled by the very negation of art that is genuine calculus and roughly adjusted by man

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Jon Hopkins: Asleep Versions EP

Jon Hopkins' quasi-companion EP to last year's Mercury Prize-nominated Immunity is the audio equivalent of a warm blanket. Just in time for the Polar Vortex.

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Wolfgang Voigt: Zukunft Ohne Menschen

Kompakt's golden boy represents his label at Art Cologne.

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Auxcast Goes out with a Whimper -- A Beautiful One (MP3)

Something new is emerging. I'm standing at the top of a well listening into the darkness to echos of drum and bass, ambient electronica and shuffling dubstep abstraction. It runs very, very deep.

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Starkey: Orbits / Command

The sci-fi fixated producer’s latest frequently sounds like a hard drive dump from an artist who ought to know better (and, frankly, does).

Gary Suarez
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Falko Brocksieper: Shortcake Strategy

This is house music. Not much else to say really...

Ben Olson
Music

Ital Tek: Nebula Dance

Ital Tek push genre boundaries and make my neck hurt.

Ben Olson
Music

Cuts Without Pastes: Electronic Music Artists that Fell Through the Cracks

Not everyone can be Al Walser. Despite their abilities and efforts, some producers didn't click with their audiences, ending up in some kind of digital purgatory. Alan Ranta looks at a few artists that, for various reasons, slipped through the cracks.

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Aesthetic Perceptions of 21st Century Laptop Performances

When laptops are used as instruments on the stage, questions of performance authenticity are raised, and for good reason.

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Lukid: Lonely at the Top

Lukid gives us a cold, thumping record that rewards repeated listening.

Ben Olson
Music

Cristian Vogel: The Inertials

Forget everything you know about Cristian Vogel ... unless you've never heard of him, in which case, prepare to learn a lot about Cristian Vogel, care of his finest work in 20 years or so.

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Justin Martin: Ghettos & Gardens

The first "artist album" from the Dirtybird label's charter DJ is varied enough. Unfortunately, it serves up varieties of mediocre.

John Bergstrom
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Krazy Baldhead: The Noise in the Sky

Unlike most Ed Banger releases, producer Pierre-Antoine Grison allows the time to enjoy the journey of his sophomore album, rather than just careening listeners from one place to another.

Alan Ranta
Music

Windy & Carl: We Will Always Be

Windy & Carl have spent so long rendering the physical into abstraction, but here they muddy the waters, combining the material and the intangible in new and surprising ways.

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Yuksek: Living on the Edge of Time

An excellent showcase for electronic musician Yuksek's varied production.

Sachyn Mital
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J.R. Plankton: Neon

Jens Strüver and Robert Ohm emerge with promising new project.

Music

Lindstrøm: Six Cups of Rebel

Norwegian space-disco explorer lands on an unusually uninhabitable planet.

Daniel Nils Roberts
Music

Air: Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Nearly 20 years into the French duo’s career, Le Voyage Dans la Lune is yet even more proof of Air’s relevance in the evolution of modern music.

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Lars Leonhard: 1549

Neither particularly remarkable, nor wholly unremarkable.

Music

King Midas Sound: Without You

Here is a remixed, "revoiced" version of the trio's moody, dubby Waiting For You. With Scritti Politti!

John Bergstrom
Music

Gary Numan: Dead Son Rising

'Tis an uncomfortable moment when you make a record that sounds influenced by the guys influenced by the guys you influenced. Here, ol’ Gary Numan’s done gone and let his Nine Inch Nails flag fly.

Music

Sepalcure: Sepalcure

After a busy year of solo projects, New York City producers Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma deal an aurally dense and lively full-length as Sepalcure.

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Lords of Acid: Little Mighty Rabbit

The topics of the songs on Little Mighty Rabbit: a very special vibrator, a foot fetish, and bodily fluids.

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Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.

Music

Henri Pousseur: Parabolique d'Enfer

Gorgeous, essential electronic noise from a pioneering Belgian dude.

Music

Kate Simko: Lights Out

Kate Simko's debut full-length might have you longing for the film score fanatic in her.

Dominic Umile
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Summer Is Electric With Electronic Music Festivals

Fans of electronic music will find a lot of massive events going on around the US this summer. Here are a few to look out for.


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