Tag: Music

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…)

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…)

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

Molecular Meditation, the new collaboration between Jan St. Werner – half of the influential Berlin duo Mouse on Mars – and Mark E. Smith – the deceased frontman of post-punk stalwarts The Fall – is a proudly self-indulgent record. (More…)

When a band has been around as long as Wire, starting off a new record with the line “It’s nothing new” feels like a dare. (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…)

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…)