Category Archives: Electronic

Pantha du Prince ~ Conference of Trees

As a forester, Pantha du Prince is attuned to the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.  Conference of Trees is a tribute to a seldom publicized phenomenon: the communication of our tall brethren.  Their conversations may be slow, as portrayed by

Pantha du Prince ~ Conference of Trees

As a forester, Pantha du Prince is attuned to the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.  Conference of Trees is a tribute to a seldom publicized phenomenon: the communication of our tall brethren.  Their conversations may be slow, as portrayed by

Steve Spacek ~ Houses

Some album titles can be ambiguous or misleading, sometimes relying on an in-joke or a pun. This is not one of those occasions. There’s no sense of misdirection with the excellent Houses, as Steve Spacek draws on his love of

Steve Spacek ~ Houses

Some album titles can be ambiguous or misleading, sometimes relying on an in-joke or a pun. This is not one of those occasions. There’s no sense of misdirection with the excellent Houses, as Steve Spacek draws on his love of

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

Jeads ~ Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer is a winter album, although not the sort of winter album one expects.  The set is meant to evoke feelings of home and safety: a hearth, a blanket, a shelter from the cold.  The music coats the listener

Jeads ~ Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer is a winter album, although not the sort of winter album one expects.  The set is meant to evoke feelings of home and safety: a hearth, a blanket, a shelter from the cold.  The music coats the listener

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,