Articles By: Kit Mauldin

Kangding Ray :: Cory Arcane (Raster-Noton)

Insistent and incessant loops built from clustered assemblages of staccato chunks of sound achieve a kind of weightless velocity, churning heat out from the furious friction of its own kinesis, droning like humming industrial machinery we eventually learn to tune out. After nine years and five full-length albums to his credit, I’m still waiting for […]

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Badun :: s.o.t.s. Respace (Schematic Music Co.)

s.o.t.s. Respace attempts to resign, revisit, re-appropriate, or leave unresolved the stuff we set aside for the taking, forming and forcing new connections and associations along the way, scavenging for and scattering the detritus of life, just an ordinary day. Ornamental, divorced almost entirely from purpose but nevertheless alive with intent, the modern-day remix is […]

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Lorenzo Senni :: Superimpositions (Boomkat Editions)

Superimpositions is cannier, burrowing inward to locate our limbic triggers, note by note. “Pure appreciation.” Desperate plea or empty promise? In an era of sky-high concept inherited from our modernist lineage, of publicity spin gone gonzo, of commodification and content strip mining, expressed in our virtual vernacular of the viral, is it possible to truly […]

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Dopplereffekt / Objekt :: Hypnagogia (Leisure System)

Hypnagogia is that of shared reverence for artists and cities across continents and generations, but with so many thrilling new ventures emerging from Detroit and Berlin, let’s hope Leisure System make it a custom and not an exception to develop these relationships on future releases. It may seem to some an obvious concept, but is […]

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Matthewdavid :: In My World (Brainfeeder)

This record is about as self-referential as they come and if this is his world and he’s happy in it, maybe we don’t have a lot of choice but to be happy for him, too. Popular musicians have a long, detailed history of unexpected and ill-advised career moves. Rock artists go country, country artists go […]

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