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 >>
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Hey: Albums! In case people still care about these things, here's a batch of potentially interesting releases arriving in the coming weeks and months:
Electronic dance music's recent youthquake has brought forth not only a lot of new production talent, but also a healthy number with distinctive styles. That's certainly the case with the 22-year-old Montreal producer who goes under the moniker Jacques Greenea normal-enough-sounding name, par ... More >>
Yes, fine, there's clearly something educated and possibly even overengineered about the clicks and beeps which get woven into densely cerebral pseudo-songs by Autechre, the British duo that has been blazing so many trails in experimental electronic music since the '90s. Even the kooky name g ... More >>
Ninja Tune: Matt Black is the dude on the right. Photo by Steve Double.At The Lock Tavern, a North London pub, Matt Black is finishing a beer and taking a respite from the recent frenzy of activity around Ninja Tune, the influential UK label he co-founded 20 years ago with Jonathan More. He's ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass play homemade Frankenstein instruments that make beautiful and wild sproinging sounds--Arone Dyer's "buke" is a modified baritone ukelele; Aron Sanchez's "gass" is a mutant ... More >>
Celebrating 20 years of weird radicalism with a label that didn't quit
Trent makes a middling ambient record. So can you, incidentally.
Gently inscrutable duo explores the Exploding Plastic Unpronounceable
A choreographer takes on musical classics
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Chi-Town deep thinkers innovated for the sake of future days
Real Scot brotherhood eschews the occult for plain view
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