Vijith Assar

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  • 12 months ago

    I'm ostensibly here to talk to you about Aphex Twin's new album, Syro, but first I need to admit to some Pavlovian conditioning. Over the years I've grown unreasonably excitable by the first few bars of "Xtal," the first track on his debut album, ...

  • 1 year ago

    The popular Spanish DJ's breakthrough album came out in 2012, but it's the kind of deep listen that can keep you busy for years as you fish through all the crevices he's buried under reverb and a foreground patchwork of sampled vocals. Once inside...

  • 1 year ago

    The newest album's deliberate moves toward punk rock feel contrived coming from a band with this history of overproduction, but it does at least feature one song with a killer odd-time riff. That stuff is the point now, really: all the tiny weird ...

  • 1 year ago

    The newest album's deliberate moves toward punk rock feel contrived coming from a band with this history of overproduction, but it does at least feature one song with a killer odd-time riff. That stuff is the point now, really: all the tiny weird ...

  • 1 year ago

    This British duo is obviously heavily indebted to Mogwai, the patron saints of abstract instrumental rock, but instead often perform with just a card table of gadgetry between them, and not a guitar in sight. The individual sounds are thus often p...

  • 1 year ago

    These Scottish rockers have been at the forefront of instrumental rock for almost two decades, and somehow their most recent album Rave Tapes sounds like the refined result of all that experience, sludgy distortions notwithstanding. The delicate s...

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