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<i>KOCH</i>
Lee Gamble
KOCH

Words by Angus Finlayson •  12th September 2014 • 
Available on: PAN "I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that a lot of drone music is doing essentially the same formal things as certain sorts of dance music albeit on a dif [...]
<em>Whorl</em>
Simian Mobile Disco
Whorl

Words by Louis Pattison •  11th September 2014 • 
Available on: ANTI- New rave, for the most part, was a bunch of indie groups taking on the iconography of dance music, but not the sound or instrumentation. For James Ford and Jas Shaw, though, [...]
<I>Endgame</i>
Ital
Endgame

Words by Angus Finlayson •  10th September 2014 • 
Available on: Planet Mu  Every few years a genre term like “outsider house” comes along. The person who coins it (in this case Ben UFO, via Juno Plus’ Scott Wilson) regrets it. The mus [...]
<em>Dark Pool</em>
Black Rain
Dark Pool

Words by Louis Pattison •  9th September 2014 • 
Available on: Blackest Ever Black While emerging from the same no-wave ferment that birthed Suicide, Glenn Branca and No New York, it was in Europe that the minimalistic noir electronics of Ik [...]
<i>My Everything</i>
Ariana Grande
My Everything

Words by Aimee Cliff •  8th September 2014 • 
Available on: Republic On the face of it all, Ariana Grande has managed that transition from children’s TV actor to VMAs-performing popstar with fewer hitches than most. Her current Twitter p [...]
<em>Overjoyed</em>
Half Japanese
Overjoyed

Words by Louis Pattison •  3rd September 2014 • 
Available on: Joyful Noise Earlier this year I spoke to Jad Fair, who recounted the run of dates that his band, Half Japanese, played supporting Nirvana on tour in 1993. Nirvana had just follow [...]
<em>Sketches From Space</em>
AYBEE & Afrikan Sciences
Sketches From Space

Words by Angus Finlayson •  3rd September 2014 • 
Available on: Deepblak Recordings Few house producers are as steeped in afrofuturist rhetoric as Aybee and Afrikan Sciences. From the titles of their records (the former’s debut LP was called [...]
<em>Wilderness of Mirrors</em>
Lawrence English
Wilderness of Mirrors

Words by Maya Kalev •  27th August 2014 • 
Available on: Room40 Abstract or instrumental music is often described as cinematic, but it’s a term that can be problematic. For the sake of argument, a definition of the word as applied to  [...]
<em>Lese Majesty</em>
Shabazz Palaces
Lese Majesty

Words by Maya Kalev •  27th August 2014 • 
Available on: Sub Pop The story of leftfield hip-hop is as shambolic as the records the term covers. But if the history of rap to the left of the mainstream is tricky, any enthusiast will tell  [...]
<i>Green Language</i>
Rustie
Green Language

Words by Angus Finlayson •  26th August 2014 • 
Available on: Warp The difficult second album: a cliche as old as pop music, and one of which Russell Whyte must be acutely aware. His debut, 2011’s Glass Swords, has frequently been hailed [...]
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