Dark Sky – Imagin

The electronic dance album (or LP) is probably one of the most mystifying formats in musical history. It needs to work for the practical application of the nightclub dance floor, while adopting enough of an approachable narrative for the car stereo. Few electronic artists have ever attempted the unattainable holy

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James Hoff – Blaster

A concept can only ever be as good as its execution. Time and time again I’ve been disappointed with incredible conceptual frameworks that fall way off the mark with an execution that merits the question, why? Why go through all that cerebral effort only to acquiesce to mediocrity at the

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Alma Construct – RS1408

R&S have been relentless in bringing something unique with every release this year. Lone’s Reality Testing, which combined Hip Hop inspired beats with some fiercely emotive synth work, brought with it reminiscence of Luke Vibert for a post dubstep generation. Alex smoke with his distinguishably crooning vocals, offered a melancholic

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xxxy – Goldfish

There are certain artist-label relationships that just seem to work better than others. They feed off each other in an infinite loop of creative stimulation that transcends their business relationship and create something truly special and unique. Aphex Twin’s tenure on Warp is an example from the past while Lee

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