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<I>Quiltland</i>
Quiltland
Quiltland

Words by Angus Finlayson •  21st August 2014 • 
Available on: Astro:Dynamics Astro:Dynamics boss Luke Owen recently remarked that his roster, while globally dispersed, did enjoy a shared environment: the internet. He’s right in a sense:  [...]
Rediffusion
u-Ziq
Rediffusion

Words by Angus Finlayson •  20th August 2014 • 
Music, so the saying goes, is cyclical. Everything comes back around sooner or later. This isn’t entirely true of course - imagine playing techno to Jimi Hendrix, for example - but for every wav [...]
<I>Hyperdub 10.2</i>
Various Artists
Hyperdub 10.2

Words by Louis Pattison •  20th August 2014 • 
Available on: Hyperdub Tenth anniversaries are a time for celebration, but also for consolidation. With all that water under the bridge, conventional logic says you ought to have a pretty clea [...]
<i>Shelter</i>
Moiré
Shelter

Words by Maya Kalev •  13th August 2014 • 
Available on: Werk Discs Moiré’s Shelter opens with a rising clatter. The moment when the bassline and loping kick join the thrum is a neat microcosm for both the album and the producer’s [...]
<i>LP1</i>
FKA Twigs
LP1

Words by Angus Finlayson •  12th August 2014 • 
Available on: Young Turks There’s a moment in Fader’s cover feature on FKA twigs where, scrutinising an image of the singer from a forthcoming photoshoot, her stylist Karen Clarkson re [...]
<em>Document And Eyewitness: 1979-80</em>
Wire
Document And Eyewitness: 1979-80

Words by Louis Pattison •  8th August 2014 • 
Available on: Pink Flag Approaching Wire’s catalogue retrospectively can be a strange experience. I came to them, as many, via Elastica and Britpop, hoovered up the arch punk of Pink Flag, th [...]
<em>N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album)</em>
Jeremih
N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album)

Words by Aimee Cliff •  7th August 2014 • 
Available on: Self-released mixtape There’s approximately one person in existence who believes that ‘Birthday Sex’ is the apex of Jeremih’s artistic achievement so far, and that person  [...]
<em>My Skeleton</em>
Claude Speeed
My Skeleton

Words by Louis Pattison •  4th August 2014 • 
Available on: LuckyMe For Stuart Turner, the road to My Skeleton has been long and winding. Edinburgh native, Optimo regular, DJ, Red Bull Music Academy graduate, refugee from rock groups such  [...]
<i>Trouble in Paradise</I>
La Roux
Trouble in Paradise

Words by Aimee Cliff •  4th August 2014 • 
Available on: Polydor The first image that springs to mind when La Roux is brought up is her narrow-eyed, sharp-quiffed march through the video for 2009’s ‘Bulletproof’. Elly Jackson's st [...]
<i>Model of You</I>
Cloud Boat
Model of You

Words by Aimee Cliff •  30th July 2014 • 
Available on: R&S/Apollo Cloud Boat’s beards aren’t the only things that have grown. The newly acquired facial hair might be the first thing that leaps out of the Blue Steel press shot tha [...]
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