Tag: Bass

From the precise low throbbing that introduces AurAA to the menacingly crackly bass tones that ends it, Ellen Allien’s new album strikes a balance between four-on-the-floor minimalism with atmospherics that can’t be reduced to their danceability. (More…)

Combining elements of minimal techno in the great African American tradition of Detroit and Chicago with dubstep, avant-garde jazz, and spoken-word, Speaker Music’s new “emergency” album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry delivers bass that is as compelling as it is challenging. (More…)

“War Games”, the opening track of Deadbeat and Paul St. Hilaire’s 4 Quarters of Love and Modern Lash, begins with the spacious minimalism perfected by the Rhythm & Sound records St. Hilaire sang on as Tikiman in the 1990s. (More…)

It doesn’t take long to place Zenobia’s new album Halak Halakwhich translates as a slangy “Welcome, Welcome!” – in the Middle East. (More…)

Lee Gamble’s new almost-LP, Exhaust, is not easy to like. Every time one of its eight tracks seems to settle into a groove, it suddenly darts off in a different direction. The patterns that do repeat are usually too complicated to remember before the record has been played many times over. (More…)

Whenever a record receives as much attention as British rapper Slowthai’s debut LP Nothing Great About Britain has, it can be hard to hear. (More…)

From its opening moments, the new Border Control EP from Bristol dubstep legend Pinch channels the time when that culturally and geographically eccentric city in the western United Kingdom felt like the centre of the universe. (More…)