Valerio Tricoli – Miseri Lares

One of the most overlooked developments in music’s history has always been Musique Concréte in my opinion. It usually covers little more than a chapter in most text books, but its influence is incalculable today. The processes that were first established by the likes of the two Pierre’s and Michel

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Loops Haunt – Exits

I have recently had a re-occurring experience with music that has prompted the following question. “Can music, as an abstract entity be a signifier for an environment, space or location?” I am presently of the opinion that it is only by means of direct association with the circumstances of creation,

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Deft – Always Greener

After brostep saw off dubstep in hail of filtered bass and distortion, we were left with generation of UK artists, producers and DJ’s without a definable voice. Some sought refuge in the confines of the 4/4 beat and adapted their output for Techno and House environments, while others drifted along

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Trust – Joyland

Out today from synth pop mainstay, Trust is the sophomore effort, Joyland. Their debut LP, TRST received much critical acclaim and cemented their reputation as one of the foremost electronic pop acts around today. Using 90’s influenced synth tones in a popular music forms, they fell somewhere in between the

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Patten – Estoile Naiant

At Patten’s recent Somewhere Else appearance I had my first encounter with this exciting artist. His glitchy Dj-edit set was as interesting as it was enjoyable. All to happy to please the dancing enthusiast with kicks and snares, he also constantly moulded sonic tapestries by stringing samples together, overlapped with

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Untold – Black Light Spiral

There’s a trend amongst the electronic music community of late to transplant their works into fine art establishments. I’ve been watching this unfold steadily over the last few years and the results are broadly innovative for music in general. Events like Sound It Out in collaboration with Boiler Room are

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Danny Daze – Silicon

In a recent set for Boiler Room, Jimmy Edgar dropped a massive track that immediately stood out for me. It was a mix of that unmistakable Detroit sound, with an electroclash attitude. At first I thought, this track could only be produced by Jimmy Edgar himself, but then the tag

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