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<em>DK3</em>
Danity Kane
DK3

Words by Alex Macpherson •  21st November 2014 • 
Available on: Stereotypes Music / Mass Appeal DK3 is an oddity of a record: a comeback album by a non-existent group. Messy drama seems to be an immutable law of every girl group journey, but D [...]
<em>Quixotism</em>
Oren Ambarchi
Quixotism

Words by Maya Kalev •  20th November 2014 • 
Available on: Editions Mego Does Oren Ambarchi ever sleep? Looking at his output over the last few years, it’s hard to imagine that he manages more than a few minutes of shut-eye each night.  [...]
<em>Bestial Burden</em>
Pharmakon
Bestial Burden

Words by Maya Kalev •  19th November 2014 • 
Available on: Sacred Bones It’s easy to imagine a Pharmakon record not living up to the raw, deeply physical experience of her live performances. When I saw her last month at Unsound Festival [...]
<em>VISA</em>
Vladislav Delay
VISA

Words by Angus Finlayson •  17th November 2014 • 
  Available on: Ripatti LP There is a kind of irony to the circumstances surrounding Sasu Ripatti’s latest LP. The story goes that, on the eve of a US tour in late 2013, Ripatti had his visa [...]
<em>Ruins</em>
Grouper
Ruins

Words by Maya Kalev •  10th November 2014 • 
Available on: Kranky When I recently interviewed Liz Harris about her new album, she said something that stuck with me: “I was living by a popular myth, that if I didn't talk about something, [...]
<em>Xen</em>
Arca
Xen

Words by Maya Kalev •  10th November 2014 • 
Available on: Mute In a recent interview with The Fader, Arca expands on how he named his debut LP after a genderless alter ego, a fictional entity that he describes as “kind of repulsive and [...]
<i>Michael</i>
Les Sins
Michael

Words by Louis Pattison •  7th November 2014 • 
Available on: Carpark Or, as you might call it, Chillwave Exit Strategies: Volume 1. After three albums released as Toro Y Moi, South Carolina’s Chaz Bundick has flipped pseudonyms and reapp [...]
<em>Livity Sound Remixes</em>
Various
Livity Sound Remixes

Words by Angus Finlayson •  5th November 2014 • 
Available on: Livity Sound LP “I don't live in Bristol. I don't know anything about soundsystems. Why is 95% of dance music journalism so geo-specific anyway?” opined Livity Sound’s Kow [...]
<em>Black Metal</em>
Dean Blunt
Black Metal

Words by Josh Hall •  3rd November 2014 • 
Available on: Rough Trade It’s rare to find mention of Dean Blunt without some reference to him being a provocateur. At a show at the ICA earlier this year the ex-Hype Williams man’s perfor [...]
<i>1989</i>
Taylor Swift
1989

Words by Aimee Cliff •  30th October 2014 • 
Available on: Big Machine 20 years from now, if my kids want to know what pop sounded like in the Instagram era, I’ll hand them 1989. Taylor Swift’s latest - her first “documented, official p [...]
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