After listening closely to Dysnomia, the new album by Dawn of Midi, it becomes clear why the title was not directly inspired by the Ancient Greek meaning of the word: "lawlessness." The music is precisely ordered; it is ecstatic, but not anarchic. It is also unlike the condition of dysnomia--the ina ... More >>
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
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Over a rapidly accumulating pile of releases, the New York trio OPPONENTS has laid claim to a sound that can be endlessly distended and expanded upon: An arresting panorama of synth boil-overs, grit-coated slow-roll electronic growls, arctic slurries, and the sweet, sour burn of Aaron Feinstein's so ... More >>
Given Kanye West's total ubiquity these past few weeks/months/years, it's jarring to realize that his profoundly unraveled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is not even officially out yet. And yet the Internet dissection is well under way -- just as Girl Talk's All Day (which we can't exactly ... More >>
With love from England to you
Celebrating 20 years of weird radicalism with a label that didn't quit
More dystopian ecstasy from a (slightly) more joyful band
The uneasy return of ambient music
Trent makes a middling ambient record. So can you, incidentally.
Fuck being hard—this is complicated
Lupe Fiasco shows off and nerds out on his ridiculously ambitious follow-up
Trent Reznor embraces populism, and another great NIN remix album is born
Aphex Twin, the Mozart (or Beethoven) of electronic music, re-emerges. Maybe.
How to program your baby's musical tastes and pretend to not be trying
In a lonely place: Love and loss in hypnotic bike-cop movie
Real Scot brotherhood eschews the occult for plain view
Breaking down technology or embracing it?
Starbucks boldly markets its mild music blend
Not Spyro Gyra, just a hip-hop band throwing a world party
Dubble Indemnity for a Pair of Artfucks Unlocking Dancehall's Door
Baltimore Breakbeat House Trax Are the New Everything
The Rapture Is Coming
Rephlex Records Knocks Techno Off Its High Horse