The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series showcases the music Dylan wrote and performed during one of the most surprising, controversial and inspired periods of his career. As the 1970s ended and the 1980s began, Dylan responded to the changing of the decades with a three […]
One of the definitive electronic albums of the 90s, New Forms brought drum’n’bass into the mainstream. Fighting off industry heavyweights including the Spice Girls, The Prodigy, Suede, Radiohead, Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size & Reprazent won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, going on to sell 300,000 units […]
“Trent Reznor has always aspired to the artistic malleability of David Bowie, tweaking his sound and vision with each release while twisting his kaleidoscope of grays into different shades of anguish. Like the late Thin White Duke, he’s made missteps (his remix EPs never “fixed” anything, and his glitchy How […]
“It’s hard to not like a good-looking, female-fronted, Brooklyn-based band whose name translates loosely as “playful sex.” The obvious vocal comparisons are to shoegazers and goths of twelve to thirty years ago–Siouxsie, Spirea X, Lush, Kate Bush, and the Cocteau Twins. Singing in Japanese and English, vocalist Yuki’s heavily reverbed […]
With a melodic cluster dripping into a pool of dark water, UkabazUmorezU’s arrival ripples as an apex in Sugai Ken’s continued construction of a deeply resonant, enveloping sound world. Upon contact, UkabazUmorezU gently and generously unfurls across aural alleys and streets mundanely but mystically detailed with recontextualized Japanese rituals and […]
Otherworldly and anomalous, hushed and hallucinatory, Pauline Anna Strom’s unique style of inner space music reaches across time to futures and pasts far from our own. Trans-Millenia Music compiles eighty minutes of Strom’s most evocative work, composed and recorded between 1982 and 1988, for the first authorized overview of the […]
San Diego’s feverish psych rock revivalists have returned with another bong-sparking blowout, packed to the brim with blazing tempos, cartwheeling jams and the wild-eyed shredding of frontman Parker Griggs. Their fifth effort , and their first on Century Media.
After finishing the songs that became their self-titled debut LP for Sacred Bones, Exploded View decided to go back into the studio and record some more. Mixed in with some of the outtakes of the first record, such as “Mirror of the Madman,” the songs on Summer Came Early signal […]
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A slower paced follow-up 2015’s Times Infinity.
What’s the 411? is the debut album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, released on July 28, 1992 by Uptown Records and MCA Records. Upon being signed to Uptown Records, she began working with record producer Puff Daddy.
Composed equally with synthesizers, organic instruments and percussions in 1980-1981 this album navigates between ambient, leftfield and electronic jazz – a collection of captivating and ethereal tracks making it the perfect soundscape of the mythical french forest of Brocéliande.
Aside from a frustratingly hard-to-find cassette of ambient experiments, David “Cloudface” Reynolds hasn’t released much in the last few years. In fact, Super You is his first 12″ for longtime home Mood Hut since 2013. Happily, it shows the producer at his deep, dreamy and dusty best, laying down a […]
Three years on from the release of Edward’s fine sophomore set, Into a Better Future, Giegling has finally decided to deliver a set of remixes. On the A-side you’ll find Thomas Melchior’s interpretation of “At Ease”, a bustling, bass-heavy and slightly rhythmically off-kilter take rich in trippy samples, booming bass […]
The third artist album on Omena is here, ‘For The Dreamers’ by Saine. An effortless blend of crisp beat-work and delicate textures, the album feels equally suited for playing out loud or for those hazy summer night headphone marathons.
With Hello Ambient Wash’, the first Dub Tractor album since 2009, Remmer explores further the pos-sibilities of Dub Tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album “Sorry”. In addition to new material, the second half of Hello Ambient Wash’ presents a retrospective of hand-picked tracks from […]
Zen in space makes a prominent debut for Moonshoe Records with ‘Yellow Jazz EP’. The record captivates the feeling of a jam session when the vibe is on point. Soaked in instrumentation, the record feels spacious. Strong percussive grooves guide the listener through a range of moods that each compliment […]