Electronica

Rave Nostalgia in it’s Entire Spectrum (Colorhythm)

A nostalgic net cast wide to capture the beats, breaks and bombs of the rave era....

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Talk Talk Live Night and Book Launch

The Spirit of Talk Talk book launch, bands, album playback, animations and afterparty brings the chills to the Clapham Grand....

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A muscular form of ambient: Near Dark (Gideon Wolf)

Emotional complexity and implied narrative - Gideon Wolf's ambient electronica has heart...

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Many beats, no Spreadsheets. Pattern of Excel (Lee Bannon)

Pattern of Excel must qualify as Bannon’s most experimental venture yet....

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Explora: Morose Dynamism for a Renewed Euphoria (Florian Kupfer)

In Explora, Florian Kupfer's stated influence from the bleak Berlin winter seems evident...

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I Dream of Wires: A history of modular synthesis (Film)

Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm's I Dream of Wires draws out the turning points in the history of modular synthesis and the music it continues to generate...

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Deep vulnerability and paranoia. Salt (Roseau)

Salt's sound palette mixes electronic pop with more organic, natural sounds - the record's sonics were apparently inspired by a walk around a giant abandoned warehouse nearby ...

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Industrial, metallic and alienating, Melk En Honing (Author & Punisher)

Similar in both subject matter and delivery to Godflesh, Ministry and Killing Joke, you'd expect this to be neither an immediate nor an uplifting experience. However.... ...

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Nordic Techno goes IKEA. Laiva T#16

A moment of head-down eyes-closed dancefloor reverie is captured perfectly....

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The Homely Path through Chaotic Woods (Nostos)

A collection of musical pieces which disturb, wrongfoot, disorient and occasionally attack the listener, whilst still being peppered with the ghost of expected song structures ...

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Bass, Beats, Bumps and Bees. (Peru Boom)

Bass, bleeps, beats and bumps from Peru's underground dance scene. What's that doing here, and can it revive a flagging bee found comotose in the reviewer's garden? Peru Boom 2015...

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No Ruinporn Here. Altstadt Echo Modern Cathedrals pt. 1 & 2

Modern Cathedrals label founder Altstadt Echo steers between these two seductive poles, resisting the temptation to sonically contribute to the proliferation of Detroitian ruinporn ...

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Rills, fills and dirty drum machines. Unravel (Bendejo)

Owes as much to the mechanics of dub as to the sequencing of techno, with dub's technique of using a looped passage to overwrite the 4/4 time structure driving the low-end beats....

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Sex, fireflies and audiotape: ‘Anima’ purrs (Francesca Belmonte)

The moon is apparently moving away from us by four centimetres every year, Francesca Belmonte may just have thrown a lasso and dragged it back towards us a fraction...

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Just Laibach and Think of Korea [Laibach]

Laibach’s Liberation Day Tour will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization and subsequent division into two enemy states...

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Sonically cosmic, if not slightly kosmische [Amon Tobin]

Tobin modestly describes the release as a “small personal project”, but conceptually at least, it's a major release....

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Defiantly and Successfully Indulgent : Xerrox vol.3 [ALVA NOTO]

If the previous volumes were more concerned with technique and texture, this volume's emphasis on emotion is clear from the start....

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Dark moods and Militaristic Airs : Мир [Bedlam]

There's a residual warmth in the superbly-produced bass but this can only be the prelude to or aftermath of some bleak scenario....

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Autechre live, Ticket Presale

SOUNDCRASH PRESENTS AUTECHRE LIVE + SPECIAL GUESTS - OBJEKT, POWELL, RUSELL_HOWELL + ROB_HALL...

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Describing Das Unheimliche. Interview: Davide Carbone/Honzo [Honzo]

There is plenty of temporary music out there right now. The format does not matter but the intentions of the producers do. ...

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The Radiophonic Workshop. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2015

Although they're still going strong these are in a way end-of-an-era shows carrying a huge and fascinating weight of history....

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Big bangs, pulsars, black holes and supernovas [Fujako]

Off-key gamelan clangs, swarming keyboards and pitch-slowed kickdrums hammer that recurring distopian atmosphere home...

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A battle between nature and technology [Clark]

Clark's music expresses a world precariously balanced, sounding equally on the brink of triumph and disaster; the two often intertwining...

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Misanthropic roots record for the rootless savage [Thomas Koner]

As a leading musician within forward-thinking electronic music circles Koner's work around his theme presupposes an exploration into the primitive nomadic elements of being human. ...

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Built with vision and prowess [Planetary Assault Systems]

A thriving and rapidly evolving sonic ecosystem, producing an expansive soundfield that's simultaneously serene and nervous...

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Cannibalisation: recycling of recyclings of recyclings [Asmus Tietchens : Fahl]

Does the strategy of infinite recycling accrue a new aesthetic or degrade the existing one?...

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop : Southbank Centre

Rare live shows from the original line up of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop...

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Integration and interrelation between the orchestral and the electronic [Michael Price]

As an exercise in demonstrating the possibilities of digital/orchestral enmeshment, Entanglement is at the top table. ...

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Composing With Particle Interactions. How Does the Invisible Sound?

here is a lot going on in Q07, particularly for a record which qualifies wholeheartedly as ambient noodling. Thanks to the obliging folk at Farmacia901 the reviewed version of the album is a 24-Bit...

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Boilersuit in a field [The Orb]

I always think of “Towers of Dub” as The Orb in microcosm. Although at around 15 minutes it’s not particularly micro, which I suppose is part of the point. But with that brilliant sample...

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