Tag: Electronica

If one of the tracks made by Berlin-based DJ and producer Lamin Fofana came up while you were listening to a playlist, you might well take it for arty electronica, deeply compelling on its own terms. (More…)

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…)

“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…)

As I stared up at the mountains I love, glowing a beautiful and terrifying orange, trying to suppress a cough that just kept coming, listening to the new Sleaford Mods collection All That Glue was surreal. (More…)

Scacco Matto sounds like a mosaic of Europop hits from the early 1980s. The album is made from pieces so tiny, their arrangement so abstract, that it transcends the referentiality of so much postmodern music. (More…)

Every track on Vladislav Delay’s new album Rakka starts with the letter R. Each feels more relentless than the last, from the opening title track through “Rakkine” (“contraption”), “Rampa” (“cripple”) and “Rasite” (“burden” or “albatross”). (More…)

Guerrilla, the debut LP by Angolan refugee producer Nazar, makes for compelling listening, even if you know nothing about him. (More…)

If you came to the new Oval album Scis without any prior knowledge of its creator, you would likely be struck by its innovative approach to electronic music-making. (More…)