Category Archives: Electronic

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

*Press A* ~ River City Girls, Vane

Megan McDuffee ~ River City Girls Electronic music & the violence of videogames is a constantly recurring relationship ever since Streets of Rage, but what McDuffee has done here is to give that relationship a punk enhancement: kicking ass goes

*Press A* ~ River City Girls, Vane

Megan McDuffee ~ River City Girls Electronic music & the violence of videogames is a constantly recurring relationship ever since Streets of Rage, but what McDuffee has done here is to give that relationship a punk enhancement: kicking ass goes

Meemo Comma ~ Sleepmoss

Sleepmoss is ‘a romantic eulogy to autumn and winter’. The sophomore from Brighton-based producer Lara Rix-Martin, aka Meemo Comma, is now awake, opening up at just the right time, and in the right season.   At this time of year,

Meemo Comma ~ Sleepmoss

Sleepmoss is ‘a romantic eulogy to autumn and winter’. The sophomore from Brighton-based producer Lara Rix-Martin, aka Meemo Comma, is now awake, opening up at just the right time, and in the right season.   At this time of year,

*Press A* ~ Anodyne 2; Bleak Sword

Sean Han Tani ~ Anodyne 2: Return to Dust The world of Anodyne 2 as described by its soundtrack is an unthreatening one of pastel colours and whimsical encounters. It might even be a dreamworld, such is the haziness of

*Press A* ~ Anodyne 2; Bleak Sword

Sean Han Tani ~ Anodyne 2: Return to Dust The world of Anodyne 2 as described by its soundtrack is an unthreatening one of pastel colours and whimsical encounters. It might even be a dreamworld, such is the haziness of

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Ricardo Donoso ~ Re_Calibrate

Re_Calibrate is the counterpart to 2018’s Calibrate, an industrial album that has aged particularly well.  The rounded geometrical shapes on the cover have been replaced by angles, but the sense of drama remains intact; if anything, it’s been amplified.  This is the

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving

Jakob Rehlinger ~ Powehi / Carl Oesterhelt ~ Eleven Pieces for Synthesizer

Modern synthesizers only emerged in the 1960s. Technological changes have been constant, as modular behemoths gave way to compact digital boxes or software packages. We should hesitate in calling this progress. Treating each new thing as an improvement means leaving