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Jónsi Amps Up Experimentation on First Solo LP in 10 Years

Shiver is Jónsi but not as we know him. The Sigur Rós frontman teams with avant-garde electronic producer A. G. Cook to create a new sound and direction in the veteran experimentalist's career.

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Daniel Avery's Versatility Is Spread Rather Thin on 'Love + Light'

Because it occasionally breaks new ground, Daniel Avery's Love + Light avoids being an afterthought from start to finish. The best moments here are generally the hardest-hitting ones.

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Matmos' Drew Daniel Discusses Soft Pink Truth, Metal, and Trump

Drew Daniel: "Trump has weaponized a kind of insincere, smarmy trolling manner. I didn't want music that similarly relied upon that stance. I wanted something that was, in a way, the opposite. Something that felt affirmative and warm."

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The Soft Pink Truth's Entrancing New Album Is a Stellar Change of Pace

Matmos' Drew Daniels rebrands his solo work to meet the trying times, offering up an ambient techno classic for the ages under his Soft Pink Truth moniker.

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Photay's New Electronic LP 'Waking Hours' Is About Taking Time Out

Electronic music of the sort that Photay creates doesn't typically have much to say lyrically, but on Waking Hours, Photay has a message, and he gives the human voice much more space than ever before.

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Apparat's 'Soundtrack: Capri-Revolution' Stands Alone As a Great Ambient Experience

Apparat's (aka Sascha Ring) re-imagined score from Mario Martone's 2018 Capri-Revolution works as a fine accompaniment to a meditational flight of fancy.

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10 Essential Releases from 10 Years of Tri Angle Records

Tri Angle comes to an end as a label but begins as an important archive of electronic music. To celebrate these legendary 10 years of Tri Angle, here are 10 of their many essential releases.

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The Best 10 Electronic Albums of 2005

Journey back 15 years ago, as 2005's best electronic albums are so emotionally involved and organically expressive that it's easy to forget they were created with advanced technology.

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Nicolás Jaar's 'Cenizas' Is a Woozy, Ambient Masterwork

Cenizas is the sound of Nicolás Jaar skirting around the edges of his own sound—skeletal, stripped-back, examining the little things that made his music so great to begin with.

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Ital Tek's 'Outland' Is, Quite Simply, an Electronic Masterpiece

Electronic producer Ital Tek's new album Outland is ambitious and profound while remaining compelling unpredictable. It's a constantly shape-shifting, all-encompassing musical experience.

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DJ Python's 'Mas Amable' Is a Loopy, Continuous Dream

On DJ Python's Mas Amable, everything moves along in a liquid haze. Each song slowly mutates into the next, and each sound seems to become something unlike itself.

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Mike Paradinas Remixes Composer Vincenzo Ramaglia's "La parole 5" (premiere)

Legendary producer and Planet Mu label head µ-Ziq lends his remixing skills to "La parole 5", a gorgeous new song from Roman composer and electronic artist, Vincenzo Ramaglia.

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Squarepusher Proves IDM Is Still Fresh and Full of Possibilities on 'Be Up a Hello'

Squarepusher's Be Up a Hello asserts that what some would consider an outmoded sound palette can still be mined for fresh ideas, that IDM in its golden-age variety has yet to reach its zenith.

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Experimental Electronic Artist Venetian Snares' 'Greg Hates Car Culture' Turns 20

Greg Hates Car Culture ultimately stands out for more than being Venetian Snares' first vinyl release; it's the sound of a vital artist throwing ideas on a wall and seeing what stuck.

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Squarepusher Returns with the Frenetic New Track "Nervelevers" (video)

Electronic producer Squarepusher's new album Be Up a Hello releases 31 January via Warp. Hear his latest single "Nervelevers".

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The 25 Best Electronic Albums of 2019

Electronic music is a huge tent with so many diverse approaches, and it's more international than ever with producers around the globe pushing music forward. The year's best albums featured returns from established talents, as well as ground-breaking newcomers, and a host of women changing the old boy's club of electronic music.

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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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Loraine James' 'For You and I' Glitches and Queers the Spaces of IDM and London

On For You and I, Loraine James rightfully claims the title "Glitch Bitch" to explore what it means to be queer in the spaces of IDM and one of its places of origin, London.

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Electronic Producer Datach'i Navigates Loss Beautifully on 'Bones'

Bones is electronic producer Datach'i's most emotionally affecting and poignant album to date. These tracks work as a powerful collective rather than individual experiments with his production reaching new heights.

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'Delphi' Is Antwood's Electronic Take on Love and Technology

With Delphi, Canadian electronic artist Antwood releases an ambitious collection of brash electronic music and a whole slew of genre pastiches yet to be invented.

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Electronic Producer Lusine Is Never Content to Just 'Retrace' His Steps

Retrace features inventive, fully-formed pieces that push Lusine's sound forwards; pulling and twisting the core elements into different shapes.

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Saint Abdullah Weave Sublime Electronic Music That Transcends the East and West on 'Mechanical Flirtations'

Throughout Mechanical Flirtations, Iranian duo Saint Abdullah deal in weaponized compassion and empathy, tuning their boundless music to start fires. Theirs is a sound of protest and resistance, of warmth and reconciliation.

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Plaid's 'Polymer' Is a Wonderfully Elusive, Unpredictable Album That Constantly Surprises

By successfully tying the tracks to culturally relevant, apposite themes, Plaid's Polymer is one of their most strikingly accomplished albums to date.

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Plaid Select Their Favorite Songs of Their Career

Electronic duo Plaid discuss their favorite tracks from their 10 albums and two soundtracks released on Warp.

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Burnt Friedman Looks for the Supreme Self As a Performer on "Supreme Self Dub" (premiere)

Experimental electronic producer Burnt Friedman documents the musical melting pot of Berlin and Central Europe generally on his latest album. Watch his new video for "Supreme Self Dub".

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Amon Tobin Continues to Ply His Eerie Trade on the Otherworldly 'Fear in a Handful of Dust'

On his first album in eight years, electronic music pioneer Amon Tobin creates more unsettling soundscapes.

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Apparat's LP5 Asks a Lot of Questions and Provides Some Answers

Apparat's LP5 asks questions of genre while providing a guided tour of some contemporary electronic trends.

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Matmos Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary: An Interview with Drew Daniel

Drew Daniel of Baltimore-via-Bay Area pranksters Matmos discusses their new album Plastic Anniversary, homophobic Montana moms, and the difficulties of recording a breast implant.

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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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Electronic Producer Objekt Performs a Massive Evolutionary Leap on 'Cocoon Crush'

Objekt combines the electronic backbone of his project with an experimental approach and an impressive amount of sound design to bring forth Cocoon Crush.

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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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Jlin Contorts Her Experimental Club Music into a Malleable Soundtrack to Wayne McGregor’s 'Autobiography'

Jlin's soundtrack for Wayne McGregor's Autobiography brings guttural, experimental club music from the dancefloor to the theater stage.

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Once Hollowed, Now Bodied: An Interview with Innovative Electronic Producer Ital Tek

Brighton-based electronic artist Ital Tek has astounded listeners with his unique and innovative sounds, and he tells PopMatters about his new album Bodied as well as what it took to make his break-through album, Hollowed.

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'Collapse' Is Another Testament to Aphex Twin's Brilliance

On his latest EP, Aphex Twin abruptly pulls the rug from under your feet, turning his nostalgic IDM perspective into an etude on electronic music deconstruction.

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Ross From Friends Expands His Lo-Fi Electronic Sound on Debut, 'Family Portrait'

Ross From Friends' Family Portrait is an album you can easily disappear into from one of electronic music's most thrilling new talents.


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