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Dadub: Way to Moksha EP

Dadub is a duo of Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, one of whose inspirations is Lee Scratch Perry. This dub sensibility helps them sculpt impressive new forms from techno and electronica...

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Errors: Have Some Faith in Magic

'we had the idea to put vocals in the music a while ago but we always intended that they should be treated as another instrument. We’ve used them in a way that sits really...

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Plaster: Platforms

Plaster is a duo of Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri and Giuseppe Carlini founded in Rome in 2008 with two previous album and EP releases on the Ukrainian label Kvitnu. The press release states that they...

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DJ Food: The Search Engine

This is the land, where nothing changes, the land of red buses & blue blooded babies, This is the place, where pensioners are raped, And the hearts are being cut, from the welfare state, Let the...

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Nitin Sawhney Presents ‘Spin The Globe’ on BBC R2

Producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer Nitin Sawhney brings his eclecticism to BBC Radio 2 in January with a series exploring music from all cultures and...

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Living Room Songs (Olafur Arnalds)

One song each day for a week. Written, recorded and performed live online in October 2011 Olafur Arnalds. ...

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Dance Music Distributor Removes Catalogue from Spotify

Musicians love to present a 'everything's fine, we're only in it for the music anyway' face to the public. It saves them from the accusation of being money-grubbing and, by the mere...

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FZV – Soundsump

The shadowy producer known only as FZV is a long-term, low-profile participant in London's Pitchless Sound System and has often played at underground events in temporary spaces. Operating in the...

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We would go totally apeshit (Splatterheads)

Trebuchet interviews Sly, vocalist and guitarist for The Splatterheads, about their history and tentatively, the future of the parochial Australian rock labourer....

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Into The Unknown: Crushed Beaks – Think Lucky

For the first time in this position I didn’t have anything in mind for this article. Usually something is on the tip of my audio tongue. Not this month. It left me in quite an exciting position...

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King Midas Sound – Without You

King Midas Sound's Without You bathes in beefy bass. Dark, off-kilter bass music. Hyperdub Records are justifiably famous for it. Steve Goodman's London label has been dropping achingly edgy...

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Yann Novak – Presence

Electronic music is now more ubiquitous than schoolboy garage rock bands ever were. And where schoolboy garage bands once plagued their classmates into spending Saturday evenings at church halls and...

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First track of Paul Catten’s new album

As a follow-up to Trebuchet's review of the intriguing album Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics, it's nothing but a pleasure to direct you all to the exclusive stream of the...

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Real Estate – Days

Real Estate. Even the name is dull. Recently signed to Domino records, Real Estate's second album – Days – is something of an anomaly in a label roster which boasts the freeform...

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Paul Catten – Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics

Paul Catten - Themes and Variations for Strings and Electronics...

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Stateless – I’m on Fire EP

Symphonic electronica and beguiling voices – 'I'm on Fire' feeds the spirit. There really is a lot of range on this five-track EP. Hell, there's more range in each one of the...

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Sabi/Kiyo – 71:36

Sabi and Kiyo add yet more megabytes to the IDM glut. Force Intel is a sublabel of Mille Plateaux, the latter's management choosing to found a new imprint as a release platform for the music they...

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Sonar 2011: Triumph of the Hype.

It's a sad if not tragic irony that a“Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art” should (also) be the site of mass cultural and social regression, but the longer you spend at...

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Raffertie – Visual Acuity EP

Raffertie’s compositional ambitions happen on a grand scale – at times his basslines have at the warping boom of pedal-timpany; at other times they use pitch-bend to underpin the melodies...

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Rival Consoles – Kid Velo

Rival Consoles' Kid Velo has the beats and builds of anthemic house, but it's more Paul Hardcastle than Paul Oakenfold. Now that GaGa has got her hands on sidechain compression and synth...

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Ukkonen – Erriapo (EP)

Erriapo's icy but intimate techno-chillout is understated, elegant, but never simple. Unhurried development: the tightrope walk of the electronic musician's art. How many bars can you...

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Mental D-struction – Extrapolation of Human Perspectives

Swapping guitars and drums for VSTs and sequencers, Mental D-Struction makes the tricky jump to electronica and almost pulls it off. Having high artistic ideals, and creating material which follows...

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Latitude Festival – Update! New Acts and Events

the welcoming daisy-adorned gates will open for the 6th edition of the magical and fantastical Latitude Festival....

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Caretaker of the Curious: Leyland Kirby

"I think everyone should take more risks constantly, not just musicians" James Leyland Kirby (latterly known as The Caretaker) is a mysterious figure in electronic music. Respected but...

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Slugabed – Moonbeam Rider EP

Can Slugabed's quirky beats and basslines inject new life into pre-packed dancefloor anthem hooks? Perhaps. Slugabed's Moonbeam Rider EP comes from the mind of a musician who has spent a lot...

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Bloodiest – Descent

How often when listening to a new metal band do you stick on the record, sit through it for the duration then ask yourself the question, “What the fuck?” For me that doesn’t happen...

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Dutch Uncles – Cadenza

So NME accuse this album of 'musical incompetence' and being 'baffling', whilst The Fly go with 'one of 2011's most exciting prospects'. Things are already juicy....

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TOKiMONSTA engulfs with dreamy texture.

TOKiMONSTA has odd and beautiful dreams, apparently. Brace yourself, as she treats us to a musical retelling. According to L.A. Weekly, Jennifer Lee (aka TOKiMONSTA) is Los Angeles' premier...

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Complex Methods: Icarus and Vaexth

It is common for electronic artists, such as Icarus and Vaetxh to use their music to disguise themselves. Trebuchet’s Sofia Ilyas seemingly caught them at the right moment and opening up they...

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Field Day – Line Up Gets Bigger and Bigger

But Tickets    Field Day    FIELD DAY 6.08.11 Victoria Park London E3 – Buy Tickets – Website Facebook Twitter Bugged Out at Field Day Last year at Field Day...

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