Category Archives: Electronic

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

Nazar ~ Enclave

A few years ago, after one too many mass shootings, I stopped liking music that incorporated the sound of guns.  Far too many artists were using violence as percussion, seemingly ignoring the mourners while desensitizing the ears.  But now, thanks

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

SHALT ~ Seraphim

There’s more than a hint of the spiritual on Seraphim, which was inspired by the highest order of angel and written by a producer whose name ~ SHALT ~ recalls the Ten Commandments.  The label name (Astral Plane Recordings) is a bonus.  One

SHALT ~ Seraphim

There’s more than a hint of the spiritual on Seraphim, which was inspired by the highest order of angel and written by a producer whose name ~ SHALT ~ recalls the Ten Commandments.  The label name (Astral Plane Recordings) is a bonus.  One

Guybrush ~ Incandenza

Last year, SØVN Records offered us a tape encased in a concrete block; to access the music, one had to break it (or use the download code).  This year, designer Le Kutsch returns with a new concept: each of the

Guybrush ~ Incandenza

Last year, SØVN Records offered us a tape encased in a concrete block; to access the music, one had to break it (or use the download code).  This year, designer Le Kutsch returns with a new concept: each of the

Djrum ~ Portrait With Firewood

The portents for Portrait With Firewood are unusual to say the least, particularly for a producer more associated with a series of releases that mostly combined cinematic samples and atmosphere with a dubstep-inspired late-night wooziness. Instead, Felix Manuel, who records

Djrum ~ Portrait With Firewood

The portents for Portrait With Firewood are unusual to say the least, particularly for a producer more associated with a series of releases that mostly combined cinematic samples and atmosphere with a dubstep-inspired late-night wooziness. Instead, Felix Manuel, who records

Puce Mary ~ The Drought

Copenhagen’s Puce Mary makes her first showing on our site with her best album to date.  Torbjørn Rødland’s striking cover imagery is reminiscent of Kirk Weddle’s work on Nirvana’s Nevermind. The comparison is even more apt when one links Frederikke Hoffmeier and Kurt Cobain as

Puce Mary ~ The Drought

Copenhagen’s Puce Mary makes her first showing on our site with her best album to date.  Torbjørn Rødland’s striking cover imagery is reminiscent of Kirk Weddle’s work on Nirvana’s Nevermind. The comparison is even more apt when one links Frederikke Hoffmeier and Kurt Cobain as

Max Cooper ~ One Hundred Billion Sparks

Max Cooper is already having a great year.  Fresh from the success of his multi-media Emergence album and tour, he’s released his first mix compilation, Balance 30, and contributed a remix to one of the year’s finest albums, Floex and Tom Hodge’s A Portrait of

Max Cooper ~ One Hundred Billion Sparks

Max Cooper is already having a great year.  Fresh from the success of his multi-media Emergence album and tour, he’s released his first mix compilation, Balance 30, and contributed a remix to one of the year’s finest albums, Floex and Tom Hodge’s A Portrait of