Category Archives: Electronic

Chapelier Fou ~ Méridiens

Is it possible that Chapelier Fou (Louis Warynski) is getting even more ebullient and clubworthy?  From the sound of Méridiens, this seems to be the case.  While prior albums tag-teamed on timbres, the new set stays upbeat all the way, with nary a pause

Chapelier Fou ~ Méridiens

Is it possible that Chapelier Fou (Louis Warynski) is getting even more ebullient and clubworthy?  From the sound of Méridiens, this seems to be the case.  While prior albums tag-teamed on timbres, the new set stays upbeat all the way, with nary a pause

Racine ~ Quelche Chose Tombe

Quelche Chose Tombe (Something Falls) is a mirror of modern anxiety, laying forth fear and anguish in equal measure.  The music is suitably dark, dangling on the edge of drone yet marked by blackened electronic beats. Uncertainty is the new normal,

Racine ~ Quelche Chose Tombe

Quelche Chose Tombe (Something Falls) is a mirror of modern anxiety, laying forth fear and anguish in equal measure.  The music is suitably dark, dangling on the edge of drone yet marked by blackened electronic beats. Uncertainty is the new normal,

Yppah ~ Sunset in the Deep End

Sometimes genres die too quickly, leaving their fans stranded.  After a deluge of releases in a short period of time, the flow slows to a trickle.  (When’s the last time you heard a great new new wave song?)  Once in

Yppah ~ Sunset in the Deep End

Sometimes genres die too quickly, leaving their fans stranded.  After a deluge of releases in a short period of time, the flow slows to a trickle.  (When’s the last time you heard a great new new wave song?)  Once in

Long Arm ~ Silent Opera

Silent Opera seems tailor-made for a dance company. Through allusion and allegory, Long Arm presents a wide-angle story whose message is revealed through a voiceover in the closing minutes: “Choose life before it’s too late.”  Stating one’s concept with a speech, however short,

Long Arm ~ Silent Opera

Silent Opera seems tailor-made for a dance company. Through allusion and allegory, Long Arm presents a wide-angle story whose message is revealed through a voiceover in the closing minutes: “Choose life before it’s too late.”  Stating one’s concept with a speech, however short,

Sign Libra ~ Sea to Sea

The docking point of Sea to Sea is the exuberant video for “Sea of Islands,” in which Sign Libra makes a case for being the most cheerful performer of the year.  Her contagious joy lights up the room, and we wonder ~ is this

Sign Libra ~ Sea to Sea

The docking point of Sea to Sea is the exuberant video for “Sea of Islands,” in which Sign Libra makes a case for being the most cheerful performer of the year.  Her contagious joy lights up the room, and we wonder ~ is this

Aho Ssan ~ Simulacrum

As one might guess from the artist’s untranslatable moniker, Simulacrum is a highly unusual album.  Aho Ssan (Désiré Niamké) grew up black in a French suburb, and his music is a commentary on discrimination and displacement.  It’s not a friendly set; the textures

Aho Ssan ~ Simulacrum

As one might guess from the artist’s untranslatable moniker, Simulacrum is a highly unusual album.  Aho Ssan (Désiré Niamké) grew up black in a French suburb, and his music is a commentary on discrimination and displacement.  It’s not a friendly set; the textures

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