Category Archives: Electronic

Maarja Nuut & Ruum ~ World Inverted

World Inverted is a perfect title for our times, and September 11 is the perfect release date, even if unintentional.  The events of that day sent waves around the world, and heightened interest in the unifying timbres of modern world music,

Maarja Nuut & Ruum ~ World Inverted

World Inverted is a perfect title for our times, and September 11 is the perfect release date, even if unintentional.  The events of that day sent waves around the world, and heightened interest in the unifying timbres of modern world music,

Polynation ~ Wildeburg / Coral

If there are no festivals, why not record a tribute to a festival?  That’s what Polynation was thinking when they penned Side A’s “Wildeburg,” a shout of thanks to the “crew, founders, and everyone else involved” in last year’s Dutch event.

Polynation ~ Wildeburg / Coral

If there are no festivals, why not record a tribute to a festival?  That’s what Polynation was thinking when they penned Side A’s “Wildeburg,” a shout of thanks to the “crew, founders, and everyone else involved” in last year’s Dutch event.

Sebastián Maria ~ ÁeÁe

Sebastián Maria writes, “ÁeÁe is an album for the dance floor in a time when dance floors don’t exist.”  It’s a strange conundrum.  As we wait for clubs to re-open, we’re storing up a wild array of spectacular music, which means

Sebastián Maria ~ ÁeÁe

Sebastián Maria writes, “ÁeÁe is an album for the dance floor in a time when dance floors don’t exist.”  It’s a strange conundrum.  As we wait for clubs to re-open, we’re storing up a wild array of spectacular music, which means

Grapefruit ~ Light Fronds

Who could resist a psychedelic synth album about grapefruit?  Certainly not us, during these steamy summer months in which a grapefruit can help prevent scurvy and a grapefruit-infused beer can stave off thirst.  The Lite-Brite tone of this tape drew

Grapefruit ~ Light Fronds

Who could resist a psychedelic synth album about grapefruit?  Certainly not us, during these steamy summer months in which a grapefruit can help prevent scurvy and a grapefruit-infused beer can stave off thirst.  The Lite-Brite tone of this tape drew

Simon de Beer ~ Caffeine Eulogy

Caffeine Eulogy is proof positive that a catchy cover and an appealing sound will draw our attention even when the release is short.  As a coffee drinker, I was instantly drawn to  Simon de Beer‘s EP, and as de Beer was

Simon de Beer ~ Caffeine Eulogy

Caffeine Eulogy is proof positive that a catchy cover and an appealing sound will draw our attention even when the release is short.  As a coffee drinker, I was instantly drawn to  Simon de Beer‘s EP, and as de Beer was

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Summer Days / Wishing the Clouds Away with rocomoco, The Hidden and the Cast of Aviary Bridge

After four years and 124 releases, it took a 12-minute EP to draw our attention to the incredible Aviary Bridge label.  This is one of our favorite discoveries, and now we’re hooked.  (Of course, saying that we “discovered” the label

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a

Jerome Blazé ~ Open, A Home

Is Open, A Home about a relationship or the entire world?  The answer may be both: the micro used as a metaphor for the macro.  The EP’s story uses many instruments but few words, beginning with a near-breakup and ending with a

Flip ~ Experiences

There’s nothing like the sound of (nearly) instrumental old school hip-hop to create a summer mood.  Austria’s Flip brings back pleasant memories of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, blending sublime beats with a laid back jazz vibe.

Flip ~ Experiences

There’s nothing like the sound of (nearly) instrumental old school hip-hop to create a summer mood.  Austria’s Flip brings back pleasant memories of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, blending sublime beats with a laid back jazz vibe.