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Aeon Waves :: Mute Angel EP (Mindtrick)

A brisk and beautiful exploration through sound, vision, and voices that is well worth the trip. This four track by India-based Aeon Waves has been in constant rotation, its mesmerizing swirl of ambient downtempo dub, and subconscious voices is almost too emotional to take in one sitting. Like drifting into the atmosphere over the Pacific […]

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Sixty Drops :: Turquoise (Self-Released)

A breath of fresh air, an ode to docile glitch, brisk clicks, and wandering trails, Turquoise is solemn, disparaging, and filled with electrical noodles meant to be entangled in its downtempo sheen. Turquoise opens with the emotional “Fold 013,” a crisp, glitch and an intertwined chant wraps itself in a mesmerizing loop akin to Dead […]

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Kazuya Matsumoto :: Mizu no Katachi (Spekk)

Like nature herself, Mizu no Katachi is neither minimalist nor maximalist, but equal-tempered, the earthbound reality of Pythagoras’ postulated “music of the spheres.” Coming from a place where it’s cloudy and rainy all year, percussionist Kazuya Matsumoto says he hears an “accidental orchestra” whenever he takes a walk. For his debut solo album, he decided to […]

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The Doubling Riders :: Garama (Time Released Sound, reissue)

The Doubling Riders make trippy music, their compositions oscillate between a soundtrack to a meditation session and a blissful look at a potentially never-ending painting. The reissue by Time Released Sound comes as a great surprise for lovers of ambitiously defiant music. Started as a project between Francesco Paladino and Pier Luigi Andreoni, The Doubling […]

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Grouper :: Ruins (Kranky / Yellow Electric)

Grouper’s dark path has taken Harris to confess her intimacies in the most straightforward way. For a specific kind of fan, Ruins must sound like a sham. A horrible detour into the generic voice and piano pairing that Liz Harris avoided for so long. Celebrated and loved by all, 2008’s Dragging a Dear Deer Up […]

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V/A :: Future Sounds of Buenos Aires (ZZK/Waxploitation)

Although clearly “urban sounds,” the countryside encroaches on the city as rural styles are batted around like a cat with a ball of yarn. A tour of the latest environmental windfall from Argentina conducted in powerful data bursts. The ZZK label in Argentina, home of “digital cumbia and reggaeton” exfiltrates a jungle of the latest leftfield […]

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A Tribe Called Red :: Nation II Nation (Pirates Blend)

A personal and cultural statement that unashamedly stands on the shoulders of what came before. Ottawa, Ontario outfit A Tribe Called Red return with a second album of Native American stylings set to thoroughly modern bass heavy foot-moving music, drawing influences from dubstep, trap and other such journalistic classifications. This DJ/producer crew are made up […]

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SPARKLE IN GREY :: In search of unfamiliar sounds

A sort of introduction to Sparkle in Grey’s unique and hybrid-like musical universe, bringing to the fore a better appreciation about compositional motives as well as musical directions embodied by the collective. Sparkle in Grey is a chamber post-rockin’ electronic collective which has its roots in experimental music, constantly in search of unfamiliar sounds, new […]

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Meridian Brothers :: Devoción (Works 2005-2011) (Staubgold)

In the music of the Meridian Brothers, you can hear surf and circus, sixties and seventies, theatre and politics, space age and stone age. The Residents raised at the foot of the Andes and produced by Joe Meek? A mixture of cumbia and Captain Beefheart, psychedelic pop (there are some melodies with great hooks) and […]

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Yellow6 / Egsun :: Worth Wasting Time (Somehow Ecstatic)

It’s a soothing and sophisticated album, ranging from Attwood’s actually quite uplifting “decline” to Egsun’s intertwined plucking and bowing on “Abracadabra,” somersaulting us to the end. Time well wasted. [Release page] Little Greek label Somehow Ecstatic made wise use of its time dividing this split CD between Yellow6 and Egsun. The former blows from cold to warm over […]

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Skytree :: Sacred Singularity EP (Fractal Branch)

As descriptions of Sacred Singularity may include references to spheres of light, positive energy, upper level consciousness, radiant rhythmic loops and an amalgamation of clip-hop-ambience, an ethereal glow pours from the edges. [Release page] Evan Snyder (better to known to most as Skytree) continues in his quest and thirst for knowledge of the universe and […]

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V/A :: Frag’mnts (Enig’matik)

Taking yet another step forward into a dense patchwork of polished electronics and visual stimuli, Frag’mnts captures the essence of the imprint as it slices through genre confines and allows the expansion of sound to propagate even further into universal bass music. [Release page] Enig’matik may seemingly be all over the low-rumbling frequency spectrum of […]

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LoFeye :: The Road Is A River (Twocircles)

The combination of field recordings, Latin folk, eerie melodic motifs and gloriously melancholy and slightly sinister atmospheres makes this one of the most interesting and original things I’ve heard in a while. [Release page] The premise of this LP is something which sounds interesting. Despite talking about the LP in terms of a journey and […]

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