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submitted Robag Wruhme - Venq Tolep. 14 days ago
submitted Flying Lotus - Flamagra. 23 days ago
submitted Dovs - Silent Cities. about 1 month ago
submitted Bjarki - Happy Earthday. 4 months ago
submitted Selling - On Reflection. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Goldie - The Journey Man. 7 months ago
Cut to the chase:
The album's highlights happen to arrive in the middle: the throwback bassy banger "I Think of You", with the whispery vocals repeated over a tripped-out backdrop of oscillating beats that soon takes center stage; the epic "Redemption", ... See full review
submitted Daniel Brandt (2) - Channels. 8 months ago
submitted Extrawelt - Unknown. 8 months ago
submitted Daniel Avery, Jon Hopkins - Glitter / C O S M . 9 months ago
posted a comment on Thomas Fehlmann - Los Lagos. 9 months ago
At 65, Fehlmann brings it harder, more succintly and efficiently than 98% of young techno DJs out there. Just listen to all the layers of each track, how they unravel, the precision of his sound and the confidence with which each lengthy tune morphs and ... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - NTS Session 1. 9 months ago
Incredible new electronic odyssey from two master engineers/musicians. A must.
posted a comment on Edward - Fortune Teller. 11 months ago
The previous Edward releases were okay but lacked a certain something, as if the artist were afraid to break through and let loose. He's done it with "Fortune Teller", an euphoric odyssey that should be heard in one sitting. Things start with the manic, ... See full review
submitted Death In Vegas - Honey. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Move D - Kunststoff . about 1 year ago
Simply stunning range on display here - from early traces of minimal techno to downtempo, from jazzy deep house riffs to neo-synth odysseys. A timeless classic.
posted a comment on Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations. about 1 year ago
Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. Sometimes it's good to just let the music speak for itself. None of that pseudo-Cirque Du Soleil crap.
posted a comment on Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations. about 1 year ago
A change of pace? Sure, but what SMD album hasn't been? It's arguably a more mature sound, very ambitious, the addition of the choir producing some spectacular results (the dark "Hey Sister" and the buoyant "V Formation" being the two opposing ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Koze - Knock Knock. about 1 year ago
His best album yet. Such a variety of styles - and yet the signature "Koze" sound is present, a thread that connects the entire lengthy album (which, by the way, never overstays its welcome). Focused, melodic, fragile as a butterfly and timeless.
submitted The Cyclist - Alabaster Thrones. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Ilo - ILO Sessions. about 1 year ago
Absolutely superb! Incredible basslines, soulful melodies that verge on the brink of deep and tech house and intermittent vocals that add a dash of spice. Euphoric and inspired, melodic and hard-hitting, this is by far one of the best electronic releases ... See full review
submitted John Tejada - Dead Start Program. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Santiago Salazar - Aspirations For Young Xol . about 1 year ago
A trancey techno ode to his family, Salazar's "Aspirations..." is fluid, emotional and filled with bangers. The standout is "Orange Blossom Thump", rolling along on its undulating bassline and matter-of-fact acid undertones. Punctuated by brief ambient ... See full review
posted a comment on Vakula - Techno Game. about 1 year ago
An infinitely more techno-based approach to composition than Vakula's previous, trippy, house-meets-jazz-meets-ambient-meets-techno excursion, "Cyclicality Between Procyon and Gomeisa", "Techno Game" once again showcases the Ukranian's musical ... See full review
posted a comment on Daniel Andréasson - LP1. about 1 year ago
Great debut from a promising artist, his thudding 4/4's accompanied by streaks of dreamy house and squeaks and grime of acid techno. Will prove as effective at the club as at home on the couch - it's both a banger and a contemplative piece of music. A ... See full review
submitted Alex Burkat - Last Days Of Flatbush. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Belief Defect - Decadent Yet Depraved. about 1 year ago
Apocalyptic, grimy, unapologetically in your face, "Decadent Yet Depraved" introduces an important new talent to the industrial techno scene. Similarly to Vatican Shadow's output, BD's music may very well be interpreted as political / religious - its ... See full review
submitted Superpitcher - The Golden Ravedays 11. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Alexandra Atnif - Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
Eagerly awaited - at least by electronic music geeks like me - Atnif's vinyl debut, after a series of cassette releases, lives up to its name. It's noisy. It's brutal. But underneath all the synthetic layers of static and drone lies a beating heart, a ... See full review
posted a comment on Alexandra Atnif - Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 2. about 1 year ago
A pinch more accessible than Vol. 1, Atnif's Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 2 is more of a streamlined affair, an excursion into Actress-like techno, with a healthy dose of early-OPN stabs of noise and drone (see also: Vatican Shadow). It's dark and melancholy ... See full review
submitted Alexandra Atnif - Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 2. about 1 year ago
submitted Alexandra Atnif - Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
submitted Kiasmos - Blurred EP. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Vatican Shadow - Luxor Necropolitics. about 1 year ago
Great album, seeing VS team up with Telefon Tel Aviv producer Eustis for a more accessible sound that's club-oriented but just as dark as we expect.
Side D skips badly, at least on my copy.
submitted Solitary Dancer - Transmitting To Heaven . over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Kettenkarussell - Insecurity Guard. over 2 years ago
A gorgeous, synthetic/organic fusion of house, field recordings, Boards of Canada-like meditative vibes - but with a distinct Kettenkarussell sound to it. "Gate" starts things off an a melancholic, ambient note with traces of bliss slipping through the ... See full review
posted a comment on Thug Entrancer - Death After Life. over 2 years ago
Why is there no listing for a black version edition of this vinyl?
posted a comment on Алексей Никитин - Ледяной Альбом. over 2 years ago
An excellent album from Russia's techno veteran DJ Nocow - aka Alexey Nikitin - portrays an icy St. Petersburg through its frosty minimal beats and languid, ambient melodies.
Things start off pleasantly somnambulant on the mellow openers "Stalactite" ... See full review
posted a comment on Session Victim - Listen To Your Heart. over 2 years ago
Excellent house record, harking back to the good old days of early Basement Jaxx, St. Germain and the Lazy Dog sessions, but also with shades of the more recent releases by Tornado Wallace, Jay Daniel and even Tycho. Deep house at its absolute best. ... See full review
submitted Superpitcher - The Golden Ravedays 6. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Ellen Allien - Nost. over 2 years ago
Ellen's up there with Carl Craig, Drexciya and Voigt in terms of revolutionizing techno. This album harks back to the good ol' days (circa mid-1990's) of thudding 4/4's, throbbing bass-lines and synths that hop along and envelop everything in their ... See full review
posted a comment on Kölsch - Speicher 97. over 2 years ago
Always thought Kölsch was under-appreciated, and he proves it again with two absolute bangers: both sensual and hard-hitting, minimal and progressive, nostalgic and futuristic. "Goodbye" especially sticks in the memory long after its final synths fade ... See full review
submitted Kölsch - Speicher 97. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Vatican Shadow - Rubbish Of The Floodwaters. over 2 years ago
Crisp, clean vinyl release of three stellar VS tracks, very much in vein with his previous work - abstract, dark/menacing, condemning humanity while insinuating there's hope yet. Also, perhaps his most clubfloor-ready work. Can't miss.
posted a comment on Carl Craig - Versus. over 2 years ago
A beautiful fusion of classical "Detroit Carl Craig" techno and classical, orchestral composition, bridging the divide between past, present and future. For those who have always felt like electronic music multilayered structure pays tribute to, mirrors ... See full review
posted a comment on Jlin - Black Origami. over 2 years ago
As abrasive as her previous effort, Jlin's "Black Origami" is both a fascinating example and a deconstruction of footwork, distilling vocals, beats and percussion down to their very essence. Incredibly meticulous, paying tribute to the artist's ancestors ... See full review
posted a comment on Sascha Funke - Lotos Land. over 2 years ago
A new album from Sascha Funke is always reason to celebrate. His consistent output of crisp, minimal techno (think a scaled-back Kalkbrenner, or a simplified The Field) has accumulated an adoring fanbase. But how does an electronic artist live up to ... See full review
posted a comment on Ectopia (2) - Life/Section. over 2 years ago
One of the most unusual, idiosyncratic, memorable electronic releases in recent memory! In a field where every niche seems to be rapidly carved out, Ectopia, with their piercing violin as a guide through extraterrestrial terrains, manage to truly create ... See full review
submitted Sascha Funke - Lotos Land. over 2 years ago
submitted Ectopia (2) - Life/Section. over 2 years ago
submitted Pisetzky - Tears of a Rough Machine. over 2 years ago
submitted Superpitcher - The Golden Ravedays 5. over 2 years ago