Posts Tagged: Ninja Tune

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Two types of electronic music battle on this page: the smooth and soothing v. the jagged and challenging.  2017 was an especially good year for electronic music, as new genres seemed to develop before they could be named.  Industrial music

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Two types of electronic music battle on this page: the smooth and soothing v. the jagged and challenging.  2017 was an especially good year for electronic music, as new genres seemed to develop before they could be named.  Industrial music

The Bug vs. Earth ~ Concrete Desert

Inspired by JG Ballard’s writings, Concrete Desert does feel like one more nail in the coffin of the architectural dreams of mid-20th century modernism, if only because it sounds like vast, empty spaces lifelessly baked by the sun, that ancient

The Bug vs. Earth ~ Concrete Desert

Inspired by JG Ballard’s writings, Concrete Desert does feel like one more nail in the coffin of the architectural dreams of mid-20th century modernism, if only because it sounds like vast, empty spaces lifelessly baked by the sun, that ancient

Bonobo ~ Migration

Migration is one of the highest-profile releases we’ve ever reviewed; on release day, it was #1 on iTunes.  Simon Green (Bonobo) certainly doesn’t need our help.  So why review it?  First of all, it’s that good.  Second, while minor masterpieces tend

Bonobo ~ Migration

Migration is one of the highest-profile releases we’ve ever reviewed; on release day, it was #1 on iTunes.  Simon Green (Bonobo) certainly doesn’t need our help.  So why review it?  First of all, it’s that good.  Second, while minor masterpieces tend

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest

Ash Koosha ~ I AKA I

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”  It’s a powerful statement (attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche), although not always true.  Fortunately it does apply to Iranian artist Ash Koosha, who has been jailed for his art and seen others

Ash Koosha ~ I AKA I

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”  It’s a powerful statement (attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche), although not always true.  Fortunately it does apply to Iranian artist Ash Koosha, who has been jailed for his art and seen others

Lorn & Dolor ~ Drugs

Thanks to Nothing Lost, his rather fine debut album in 2010, Lorn is the higher profile name in this double act – Dolor has a couple of records to his name but even Discogs.com struggles to offer any information on

Lorn & Dolor ~ Drugs

Thanks to Nothing Lost, his rather fine debut album in 2010, Lorn is the higher profile name in this double act – Dolor has a couple of records to his name but even Discogs.com struggles to offer any information on