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Greg Gives Peter Space to Fuse Chamber-Folk With Dub

Dub music is often thought of as an almost mystical force, a kind of ghost in the machine, but to hear Greg Haines and Peter…
Philip Sherburne / May 20, 2014

Hear Jupiter Lion’s Hypnotic, Krautrock-Inspired ‘Doppelgänger’

It makes sense that Jupiter Lion would choose "Doppelgänger" for a song title, because what better way to signify fealty to the Krautrock canon than…
Philip Sherburne / May 19, 2014

Swans’ ‘To Be Kind’ Is a Monolithic Orgy of Blood, Guts, and…Love

It will come as no surprise to learn that one of the most frequently used words on Swans' new album is "no." Michael Gira has…
Philip Sherburne / May 12, 2014

Hear C.P.I.’s Acidic ‘Proceso’ via John Talabot’s Hivern Discs

Berlin meets Barcelona on the latest record from John Talabot's Hivern Discs label — with a fantasy detour through a Belgian basement rave. The musicians…
Philip Sherburne / May 9, 2014

Stream Bicep’s Detroit-Inspired Techno Cut ‘Circles’

Ireland's Bicep take a turn towards techno on their new EP for Will Saul's Aus Music label — their first new material since their Satisfy…
Philip Sherburne / May 6, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: DJ Marfox Throws a ‘Lucky Punch’ for Lit City Trax

DJ Marfox, Lucky Punch EP (Lit City Trax) When Planet Mu's Mike Paradinas put together his recent "Trancework" mix — a set of footwork remixes…
Philip Sherburne / May 2, 2014

Download the Cardini & Shaw Remix of S.R. Krebs’ Sultry ‘Criminal’

Sarah Rebecca Krebs bounced from her native Mississippi through New York, South Dakota, and San Francisco before finally making her way to Paris. That's where…
Philip Sherburne / April 30, 2014

Stream Catalan Rockers Animic’s Expansive ‘Hannibal’ Album

There's nothing anemic about Anímic, a Catalan quintet hailing from Collbató, a village outside Barcelona. Quite the opposite: Their fifth album, Hannibal, comes on in…
Philip Sherburne / April 29, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Blondes ‘Rewire’ Techno Four Different Ways

Blondes, Rewire (RVNG) With last year's Swisher, New York's Blondes took a metaphorical scrap of sandpaper to the sound they had established a few years…
Philip Sherburne / April 25, 2014

Scotland’s Clouds Go ‘Dumpster’-Diving Through Perc’s Techno Wreckage

Let's hear it for truth in advertising. The British producer Perc came correct when he came up with the titles for his second album, The…
Philip Sherburne / April 24, 2014

Stream SFV Acid’s Cheerful Breakup Album ‘Amber’s Stuff’

SFV Acid's Amber's Stuff is pretty chill for a breakup album. There is no wailing, no rending of garments, no raging against the dying of…
Philip Sherburne / April 22, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Radio Slave Goes Sleepless for Boddika’s Nonplus Label

Radio Slave, "Don't Stop No Sleep" (Nonplus) It's odd to see Radio Slave turning up on Boddika's Nonplus Records, but "Don't Stop No Sleep" makes…
Philip Sherburne / April 18, 2014

After His Lascivious ‘Jack,’ Breach Gets Sentimental on ‘Ode Oshi’

House tracks don't come much more direct than Breach's "Jack." With little more than a stripped-to-the-bone drum groove, an octave-plunging bass line, and an irresistible vocal…
Philip Sherburne / April 15, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: The Central Executives Take ‘A Walk in the Dark’

The Central Executives, A Walk in the Dark (Golf Channel) Whoever the Golf Channel label's Central Executives are, they have an exceptionally clear vision of…
Philip Sherburne / April 15, 2014

Duck Sauce Make Better Sketches than Jams on Lackluster ‘Quack’

Duck Sauce ain't rocket science. From the beginning, the genius of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's collaborative M.O. has been its simplicity: Take the chorus…
Philip Sherburne / April 14, 2014

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