Category Archives: Electronic

Jacoti Sommes ~ Travel Time / A Co. ~ SideQuest

During an early period of blissful naivety, electronic music embodied a high-tech future on the brink of beginning. The prophecy was true, insofar as synthetic replication or processing of sound is now a given in most genres. However, when we

Jacoti Sommes ~ Travel Time / A Co. ~ SideQuest

During an early period of blissful naivety, electronic music embodied a high-tech future on the brink of beginning. The prophecy was true, insofar as synthetic replication or processing of sound is now a given in most genres. However, when we

Oval ~ Exsploio/Scis

Depending on how one views time, Markus Popp has either been recording for 30 years or has just begun his fourth decade in music.  Both are accurate.  But where most artists are in decline by this point, falling back on the

Oval ~ Exsploio/Scis

Depending on how one views time, Markus Popp has either been recording for 30 years or has just begun his fourth decade in music.  Both are accurate.  But where most artists are in decline by this point, falling back on the

Mathias Loose ~ Baby Music

Still haven’t made a New Year’s resolution?  Here’s a suggestion.  Baby Music is intended “to help people find their inner childish-baby-superpowers, to take a break from adulthood and invite play and complementary states of flow into (their) lives.”  Those anxious about

Mathias Loose ~ Baby Music

Still haven’t made a New Year’s resolution?  Here’s a suggestion.  Baby Music is intended “to help people find their inner childish-baby-superpowers, to take a break from adulthood and invite play and complementary states of flow into (their) lives.”  Those anxious about

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

The largest of our five winter previews boasts over 50 releases, enough to keep us dancing until the sunlight returns!  This is already shaping up to be a banner year for the electronic genre, with highlights spread across the board.

2020 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

The largest of our five winter previews boasts over 50 releases, enough to keep us dancing until the sunlight returns!  This is already shaping up to be a banner year for the electronic genre, with highlights spread across the board.

A Closer Listen’s Best Electronic Albums of the Decade

While the mainstream charts reflect a love for steady beats, the underground features an industry rife with reinvention.  Few of the artists below have hits, but in a perfect world, they would.  Their music has influenced film scores, commercials and

A Closer Listen’s Best Electronic Albums of the Decade

While the mainstream charts reflect a love for steady beats, the underground features an industry rife with reinvention.  Few of the artists below have hits, but in a perfect world, they would.  Their music has influenced film scores, commercials and

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might

WaqWaq Kingdom ~ Essaka Hoisa

Never judge a book by its cover. But the hyperactive artwork of this album does tell us much about the music. Both are a kaleidoscopic frenzy, where shards of Japanese tradition embed themselves in a body of global influences. We might