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Beats, Glitches and Melody: Oval's 'Eksploio' Is a Rich, Modern Treat for the Ears

Electronic musician Markus Popp continues to make warm, creative and adventurous electronic music under the Oval moniker with his new EP, Eksploio.

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Matmos Arrive with an Arsenal of Plastic Sources on Their Anniversary

Experimental electronic duo, Matmos return after the exquisite Ultimate Care II with an etude on the various sounds that plastic materials can awaken.

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Matmos - "The Crying Pill" (Singles Going Steady)

Here we are in 2019, and Matmos is still producing sounds that just don't fit comfortably into any electronic subgenre currently available for classification.

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Derek Piotr Clears His Digital Throat

Derek Piotr's Grunt isn't so much about the sound as it is about the spirit of the noise.

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Experimental Electronic Producer Automatisme Produces a Work of Sonic Cubism with ' Transit'

On Transit producer William Jourdain a.k.a. Automatisme takes his avant-garde notions to the next level.

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Electronic Producer Automatisme Soundtracks the Landscapes of Transit on New Album and Track "Bureau 1" (premiere)

Automatisme's music falls into the experimental end of electronic music as his new album, Transit, takes calculated samples from field recordings made at transit sites in Canada.

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Daniel Lanois and Venetian Snares Is a Beautifully Deadly Combination

Just by doing what they normally do on their own, Daniel Lanois and Venetian Snares combine forces to make something wholly new.

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Telefon Tel Aviv: Fahrenheit Fair Enough

With a bonus disc of unreleased electronic experimentations, the reissue of Fahrenheit Fair Enough is a document of forward-thinking genre wars that will fascinate one's faculties and promote a still, meditative awareness.

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Oval: Popp

Popp goes beyond the cerebral and scattered surface that it first projects to become something far more affirming, revelatory, and perhaps even joyful.

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FaltyDL: In the Wild

FaltyDL's newest floats around without aim or interest.

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Matthew Wilcock: Floating Metal Key EP

Glitched out, wiggy bass music from heavyweight sound designing newcomer Matthew Wilcock

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Arovane: Ve Palor

The star of abstract electronica, IDM and glitch returns! I guess it's not "Good Bye Forever" after all...

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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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Thavius Beck: The Most Beautiful Ugly

These days anybody can download some software and be instantly endowed with the potential for a hit electronic music record, but the single most important factor remains talent.

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Elika: Always the Light

Glitchy loops and droning organs make for a surprisingly moving electronic elegy on Brooklyn duo's latest

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Thomas Brinkmann & Oren Ambarchi: The Mortimer Trap

Having awakened your senses at the same time it tests your patience, The Mortimer Trap leaves you gratefully spent.

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Fennesz Daniell Buck: Knoxville

An experiment between experimental musicians? The trio sound like strange tinkers under power lines, cobbling together these songs under constant drone, wavering dissonance.

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Pimmon: Smudge Another Yesterday

Australian sound artist smudges, snaps, crackles, pops, and sprinkles the warm glowing remains all over.

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Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction by Caleb Kelly

Kelly's study provides access to some fascinating theories of, and experiments in, the "wrong" uses of technology as explored by some important sound artists of the phonographic era.

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Kid606: Shout at the Döner

Master of the musical pun, Kid606 still lives up to his puerile namesake and brings us all down to his level for an amazingly fun journey through wonky-synth dance music.

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Machinedrum: Want to 1 2?

Most of Travis Stewart's fourth Machinedrum album sounds noisy, and it is hard to tell how much of the distortion is purposeful glitch-hop or generally lazy. It's not his best work.

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Jim O'Rourke: I’m Happy, and I’m Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4

Not a straight-up masterpiece, but a thorough and thoughtful exploration of the possibilities of glitch music though the ears of a true sonic master.

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Prefuse 73: Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

Heron's best work since One Word Extinguisher is a true album experience, meant to be played start to finish in one uninterrupted session for maximum enjoyment.

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Spoonbill: Zoomorphic

One of the quirkiest and funkiest folk-glitch albums ever made.

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Pole: 1 2 3

Pole exists in minimalism's ghetto and its grotto, impoverished and sparse but never lacking in appreciation of its personal surroundings.

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Yvat: Chroma

Yvat's new EP Chroma sounds at least as "designed" as it does composed.

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