Category Archives: Electronic

Havana Swim Club ~ S/T

The first full day of (official) summer deserves a suitable soundtrack, and Havana Swim Club‘s self-titled debut album fits the bill.  A sampledelic blend of tropicana, disco, soul and lounge, Havana Swim Club is this year’s Perfect Summer Album.  Not every year

Havana Swim Club ~ S/T

The first full day of (official) summer deserves a suitable soundtrack, and Havana Swim Club‘s self-titled debut album fits the bill.  A sampledelic blend of tropicana, disco, soul and lounge, Havana Swim Club is this year’s Perfect Summer Album.  Not every year

Don Zilla ~ Ekizikiza Mubwengula

When Don Zilla released the two-track From the Cave to the World EP in 2019, the jury was out: would the Ugandan producer choose dance music or abstract exploration?  “From the Cave” was a drum ‘n’ bass banger, while the 12:50 “Inside Me” was

Don Zilla ~ Ekizikiza Mubwengula

When Don Zilla released the two-track From the Cave to the World EP in 2019, the jury was out: would the Ugandan producer choose dance music or abstract exploration?  “From the Cave” was a drum ‘n’ bass banger, while the 12:50 “Inside Me” was

CORIN ~ Enantiodromia

And now, today’s vocabulary word.  Enantiodromia is “the tendency for things to turn into their opposites,” especially when it comes to the mind: despair to hope, sorrow to joy, confusion to resolve.  According to Carl Jung, the mind seeks equilibrium after

CORIN ~ Enantiodromia

And now, today’s vocabulary word.  Enantiodromia is “the tendency for things to turn into their opposites,” especially when it comes to the mind: despair to hope, sorrow to joy, confusion to resolve.  According to Carl Jung, the mind seeks equilibrium after

Yuting Wu ~ Mindtrick

When presenting a debut release, it’s always helpful to have a striking cover image.  Mindtrick‘s sci-fi photo is a macroscopic image of the slime mold Comatricha. Even more amazing than the optics, the music sounds like the art.  Are our minds

Yuting Wu ~ Mindtrick

When presenting a debut release, it’s always helpful to have a striking cover image.  Mindtrick‘s sci-fi photo is a macroscopic image of the slime mold Comatricha. Even more amazing than the optics, the music sounds like the art.  Are our minds

Sedibus ~ The Heavens

The Heavens marks a triumphant reunion for Alex Patterson and Andy Falconer, who last teamed up on The Orb’s Adventures in the Underworld 30 years ago.  It’s also the first release on Orbscure Recordings, an imprint of Cooking Vinyl.  Yet as

Sedibus ~ The Heavens

The Heavens marks a triumphant reunion for Alex Patterson and Andy Falconer, who last teamed up on The Orb’s Adventures in the Underworld 30 years ago.  It’s also the first release on Orbscure Recordings, an imprint of Cooking Vinyl.  Yet as

Simona Zamboli ~ Ethernity

“Take me somewhere,” sings Simona Zamboli on the song of the same name, the only vocal track found on the immersive Ethernity.  The plea is wobbled, looped, and folded into pulsing pads with an ever-increasing insistency.  While some may perceive the request as

Simona Zamboli ~ Ethernity

“Take me somewhere,” sings Simona Zamboli on the song of the same name, the only vocal track found on the immersive Ethernity.  The plea is wobbled, looped, and folded into pulsing pads with an ever-increasing insistency.  While some may perceive the request as

NOMON ~ Card II

Reunited sister percussionists Shayna Dunkelman & Nava Dunkelman are clearly enjoying themselves on Card II, an exuberant EP that passes all too quickly but lifts the mood like a latte.  Nava is familiar to our readers as half of IMA, while the

NOMON ~ Card II

Reunited sister percussionists Shayna Dunkelman & Nava Dunkelman are clearly enjoying themselves on Card II, an exuberant EP that passes all too quickly but lifts the mood like a latte.  Nava is familiar to our readers as half of IMA, while the

Current Value ~ The All Attracting

Warning: this album is loud.  There’s no ignoring The All Attracting when it plays; the volume is at least 10% higher than that of the average recording, while the low end is particularly visceral.  This is immediately apparent in the crispy first

Current Value ~ The All Attracting

Warning: this album is loud.  There’s no ignoring The All Attracting when it plays; the volume is at least 10% higher than that of the average recording, while the low end is particularly visceral.  This is immediately apparent in the crispy first