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Omar Souleyman - Shlon [MAD475]
8

Omar Souleyman - Shlon [MAD475]

Label: Mad Decent
Treck list:
  • 01. Shlon
  • 02. Shi Tridin
  • 03. Mawwal
  • 04. Abou Zilif
  • 05. 3tini 7obba
  • 06. Layle

Omar Souleyman returns to Mad Decent with a new album, Shlon. Each of the album’s six songs feature Souleyman singing love poetry written by his longtime collaborator Moussa Al Mardood, set ag...

Galcher Lustwerk - Information [GI351]
7.9
8

Galcher Lustwerk - Information [GI351]

Label: Ghostly International
Treck list:
  • 01. Left In The Dark
  • 02. I See A Dime
  • 03. Another Story
  • 04. Overpay, Overstay
  • 05. Plainview
  • 06. Bit
  • 07. Thermonics
  • 08. Cig Angel
  • 09. Fathomless Irie
  • 10. Been A Long Night
  • 11. Speed
  • 12. Cig Angel (Dance Mix)

Stylistically, the tracks on Information are certainly in the same realm as Galcher Lustwerk’s previous output, but a noted inclusion of more live drums and jazz saxophone create a new dynamic...

Hannah Diamond - Reflections [PC036]
6.2
8.4

Hannah Diamond - Reflections [PC036]

Label: PC Music
Treck list:
  • 01. Concrete Angel
  • 02. Fade Away
  • 03. Invisible
  • 04. Love Goes On
  • 05. Make Believe
  • 06. Never Again
  • 07. Reflections
  • 08. Shy
  • 09. The Ending
  • 10. True

It’s hard to believe that Reflections is Hannah Diamond’s debut album, after her role in reshaping pop as part of PC Music. Reflections is home to some of the most touching songs about fractur...

Shanti Celeste - Tangerine [PEACH008LP]
7.3
8.5

Shanti Celeste - Tangerine [PEACH008LP]

Label: Peach Discs
Treck list:
  • 01. Sun Notification
  • 02. Infinitas
  • 03. May the Day
  • 04. Natura
  • 05. Aqua Block
  • 06. Sesame
  • 07. Slow Wave
  • 08. Voz (Instrumental)
  • 09. Want
  • 10. Moons

Debut album time for one of the UK’s revered deep DJ/producers, making good on the reputation she’s earned since her 2013 debut and ensuing, globe-trotting DJ slots.

Lapalux - Amnioverse [BFDNL086]
8.2

Lapalux - Amnioverse [BFDNL086]

Label: Brainfeeder
Treck list:
  • 01. Oblivion
  • 02. Voltaic Acid
  • 03. Momentine
  • 04. Earth
  • 05. Hellix
  • 06. Thin Air
  • 07. Limb To Limb
  • 08. The Lux Quadrant
  • 09. Amnioverse
  • 10. Esc

Lapalux blends strains of plush, melancholic R&B/ambient/garage with post-rock-y, emosh electronica on his 4th album for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, now in its 10th year of operations.

SebastiAn - Thirst
8.4

SebastiAn - Thirst

Label: Ed Banger
Treck list:
  • 01. Thirst
  • 02. Doorman
  • 03. Movement
  • 04. Better Now
  • 05. Pleasant
  • 06. Yebo
  • 07. Sev
  • 08. Sweet
  • 09. Sober
  • 10. Time to Talk
  • 11. Beograd
  • 12. Handcuffed to a Parking Meter
  • 13. Devoyka
  • 14. Run for Me
  • 15. Better Now (Edit)

SebastiAn's sophomore album, Thirst, is out November 8 via Ed Banger RecordsBecause Music.

Pan American - A Son [KRANK225]
7.8

Pan American - A Son [KRANK225]

Label: Kranky
Treck list:
  • 01. Ivory Joe Hunter, Little Walter
  • 02. Memphis Helena
  • 03. Sleepwalk Guitars
  • 04. Brewthru
  • 05. Dark Birds Empty Fields
  • 06. Drunk Father
  • 07. Muriel Spark
  • 08. Kept Quiet
  • 09. Shenandoah

Mark Nelson's Pan American beautifully drifts into a sunset sound referencing his classic Labradford output on ‘A Son’, his first new album since start of the decade., RIYL Spacemen 3, Mark La...

FKA twigs - Magdalene [YT191LP]
9.4
8.8

FKA twigs - Magdalene [YT191LP]

Label: Young Turks
Treck list:
  • 01. thousand eyes
  • 02. home with you
  • 03. sad day
  • 04. holy terrain
  • 05. mary magdalene
  • 06. fallen alien
  • 07. mirrored heart
  • 08. daybed
  • 09. cellophane

One of the most anticipated sophomore album releases of the decade is finally upon us! Released over half a decade ago, Tahliah Debrett Barnett’s debut FKA twigs album LP1 was one of the most ...

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - The Undivided Five [ZENDNL255]
8.2

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - The Undivided Five [ZENDNL255]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Our Lord Debussy
  • 02. Sullen Sonata
  • 03. The Haunted Victorian Pencil
  • 04. The Slow Descent Has Begun
  • 05. Aqualung, Motherfucker
  • 06. A Minor Fifth Is Made Of Phantoms
  • 07. Adios, Florida
  • 08. The Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair
  • 09. Keep It Dark, Deutschland

Perfectly rustic, cinematic and Autumnal compositions for strings, wind and electronics from Adam Wiltzie (Stars of The Lid, Mercury Rev) and Dustin O’Halloran’s AWVFTS, minting their debut on...

Teebs - Anicca [BFDNL096X]
7.8
8.4

Teebs - Anicca [BFDNL096X]

Label: Brainfeeder
Treck list:
  • 01. Atoms Song
  • 02. Black Dove
  • 03. Shells
  • 04. Threads
  • 05. Studie
  • 06. Mirror Memory
  • 07. Prayers i
  • 08. Prayers ii
  • 09. Universe
  • 10. Marcel
  • 11. Mmntm
  • 12. Daughter Callin
  • 13. Slumber
  • 14. Muted
  • 15. Atoms Song (Capsule)

After 5 years on the downlow, Teebs returns with a 4th album of dusty ambient and dream-pop themes mixed with soulful hip hop for Brainfeeder. “The wait is finally over for new music by Teebs,...

Carla Dal Forno - Look Up Sharp [ KALLISTALP001]
7.5
7.8

Carla Dal Forno - Look Up Sharp [ KALLISTALP001]

Label: Kallista
Treck list:
  • 01. No Trace
  • 02. Hype Sleep
  • 03. So Much Better
  • 04. Leaving For Japan
  • 05. I am Conscious
  • 06. Dont Follow Me
  • 07. Heart of Hearts
  • 08. Took a Long Time
  • 09. Creep Out of Bed
  • 10. Push On

Carla dal Forno’s keenly anticipated 2nd album pays dividends on the promise of her debut, returning a gorgeous, stately suite of chamber pop that certifies her among the most vital songwriter...

Battles - Juice B Crypts [WARP301]
6.1
7.5

Battles - Juice B Crypts [WARP301]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Ambulance
  • 02. A Loop So Nice...
  • 03. They Played It Twice
  • 04. Sugar Foot
  • 05. Fort Greene Park
  • 06. Titanium 2 Step
  • 07. Hiro 3
  • 08. IZM
  • 09. Juice B Crypts
  • 10. Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 1
  • 11. Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 2

Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards, and Xenia Rubinos guest on Battles’ 4th studio album of mathy, scattershot percussion and cranky melodic calculations.

Floating Points - Crush [ZEN259Y]
8.3
8

Floating Points - Crush [ZEN259Y]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Falaise
  • 02. Last Bloom
  • 03. Anasickmodular
  • 04. Requiem for CS70 and Strings
  • 05. Karakul
  • 06. LesAlpx
  • 07. Bias
  • 08. Environments
  • 09. Birth
  • 10. Sea-Watch
  • 11. Apoptose, Pt. 1
  • 12. Apoptose, Pt. 2

Floating Points links jazz and electronica on his 3rd studio album, ‘Crush’, following from ‘Elaenia’ and a handful of interim club excursions. From milky ambient to woozy garage and modular e...

Lindstrom - On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever [STS346D]
6.6
7.3

Lindstrom - On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever [STS346D]

Label: Smalltown Supersound
Treck list:
  • 01. On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever
  • 02. Really Deep Snow
  • 03. Swing Low Sweet LFO
  • 04. As If No One Is Here

A wonderfully icy but lush expression of synthy nordic soul flush with soaring dynamics and devilishly detailed arps from Lindstrøm.

Emptyset - Blossoms [THRILL507]
7.2

Emptyset - Blossoms [THRILL507]

Label: Thrill Jockey
Treck list:
  • 01. Petal
  • 02. Blossom
  • 03. Bloom
  • 04. Pollen
  • 05. Blade
  • 06. Axil
  • 07. Filament
  • 08. Bulb
  • 09. Stem
  • 10. Clone

Emptyset, the duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas, are tireless innovators at the vanguard of electronic music. Over the course of the last decade the duo have consistently applied new and i...

Penguin Cafe - Handfuls of Night [ERATP127]
8.2

Penguin Cafe - Handfuls of Night [ERATP127]

Label: Erased Tapes
Treck list:
  • 01. Winter Sun
  • 02. Chinstrap
  • 03. Chapter
  • 04. Adelie
  • 05. At the Top of the Hill, They Stood...
  • 06. Pythagoras on the Line Again
  • 07. The Life of an Emperor
  • 08. Gentoo Origin
  • 09. Midnight Sun

On October 4th Erased Tapes present Handfuls of Night — the highly anticipated follow-up to Penguin Cafe’s much applauded 2017 album The Imperfect Sea — inspired by the Antarctic, Arthur Jeffe...

M83 - DSVII [M7016]
7.4
6.9

M83 - DSVII [M7016]

Label: Mute
Treck list:
  • 01. Hell Riders
  • 02. A Bit of Sweetness
  • 03. Goodbye Captain Lee
  • 04. Colonies
  • 05. Meet The Friends
  • 06. Feelings
  • 07. A Word of Wisdom
  • 08. Lune De Fiel
  • 09. Jeux Denfants
  • 10. A Taste of the Dusk
  • 11. Lunar Son
  • 12. Oh Yes You are There, Everyday
  • 13. Mirage
  • 14. Taifun Glory
  • 15. Temple of Sorrow

Apparently inspired by 1980s computer game soundtracks and the synth-heavy scores to fantasy films, M83's "DSVII" is slated as a sequel to the band's 2007 set "Digital Shades". If so, it's a r...

The Juan MacLean - The Brighter the Light [DFA2647LP]
6.3
7.1

The Juan MacLean - The Brighter the Light [DFA2647LP]

Label: DFA
Treck list:
  • 01. What Do You Feel Free About
  • 02. Zone Non Linear
  • 03. You Are My Destiny
  • 04. Get Down (With My Love)
  • 05. Feel Like Movin
  • 06. Quiet Magician
  • 07. Pressure Danger
  • 08. Can You Ever Really Know Somebody
  • 09. The Brighter the Light

The Juan Maclean return to DFA with a compilation LP of singles they’ve amassed over the past six years – re-edited and re-mastered.

Charli XCX - Charli (Japanese Edition)
7.8
8.3

Charli XCX - Charli (Japanese Edition)

Label: Asylum
Treck list:
  • 01. Next Level Charli
  • 02. Gone
  • 03. Cross You Out (feat. Sky Ferreira)
  • 04. 1999
  • 05. Click (feat. Kim Petras, Tommy Cash)
  • 06. Warm (feat. HAIM)
  • 07. Thoughts
  • 08. Blame It On Your Love (feat. Lizzo)
  • 09. White Mercedes
  • 10. Silver Cross
  • 11. I Dont Wanna Know
  • 12. Official
  • 13. Shake It (feat. Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy, Pabllo Vittar)
  • 14. February 2017 (feat. Clairo, Yaeji)
  • 15. 2099 (feat. Troye Sivan)

Charli is the third studio album by British singer Charli XCX.

Metronomy - Metronomy Forever [BEC5650090]
8

Metronomy - Metronomy Forever [BEC5650090]

Label: Because
Treck list:
  • 01. Wedding
  • 02. Whitsand Bay
  • 03. Insecurity
  • 04. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • 05. Driving
  • 06. Lately
  • 07. Lying Low
  • 08. Forever Is A Long Time
  • 09. The Light
  • 10. Sex Emoji
  • 11. Walking In The Dark
  • 12. Insecure
  • 13. Miracle Rooftop
  • 14. Upset My Girlfriend
  • 15. Wedding Bells

God bless Metronomy. Pioneers of a dance-indie crossover that was less garish and day-glow hued than the Nu Rave movement dominant back then. Their sixth full-length comes in the 10th annivers...

Sampa The Great - The Return [ZENDNL258]
7.3
8.3

Sampa The Great - The Return [ZENDNL258]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Mwana
  • 02. Freedom
  • 03. Wake Up (Interlude)
  • 04. Times Up
  • 05. Grass Is Greener
  • 06. Dare To Fly
  • 07. Any Day
  • 08. OMG
  • 09. Light It Up (Interlude)
  • 10. Final Form
  • 11. Heaven
  • 12. Diamond In The Ruff
  • 13. Leading Us Home
  • 14. Summer
  • 15. Brand New

Sampa The Great creates a sense of home on her debut album - “The Return”. A characterful record, its reference points range from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds. Built on f...

Octo Octa - Resonant Body [T4T002]
7.8
8

Octo Octa - Resonant Body [T4T002]

Label: T4T Luv Nrg
Treck list:
  • 01. Imminent Spirit Arrival
  • 02. Move Your Body
  • 03. Deep Connections
  • 04. Spin Girl, Lets Activate!
  • 05. Ecstatic Beat
  • 06. Can You See Me
  • 07. My Body Is Powerful
  • 08. Power To The People

After a series of well received albums on 100% Silk and HNYTRX, Maya Bouldry-Morrison returns with her first album in two years, and the first on the T4T LUV NRG imprint she set up with life p...

Chk Chk Chk - Wallop [WARP302]
7.2
6.3

Chk Chk Chk - Wallop [WARP302]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Let It Change U
  • 02. Couldnt Have Known
  • 03. Off The Grid
  • 04. In The Grid
  • 05. Serbia Drums
  • 06. My Fault
  • 07. Slow Motion
  • 08. Slo Mo
  • 09. 50 Million
  • 10. Domino
  • 11. Rhythm Of The Gravity
  • 12. UR Paranoid
  • 13. This Is The Door
  • 14. This Is The Dub

Occasionally on Wallop, !!! sound either too world-weary or too committed to being incendiary to relay ideas relevant to listeners. But at their best, the band maintain their convictions about...

Paranoid London - PL [PDONLP002]
3.8/5
7.4

Paranoid London - PL [PDONLP002]

Label: Paranoid London
Treck list:
  • 01. Starting Fights (feat. Josh Caffe)
  • 02. The Boombox Affair (feat. Bubbles Bubblesynski)
  • 03. Nobody Watching (feat. Mutado Pintado)
  • 04. The Music
  • 05. Angel of Hell (feat. Arthur Baker, Alan Vega)
  • 06. Drum Machine (Album Edit)
  • 07. Blue-Ish (Album Edit)
  • 08. Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (feat. Simon Topping)
  • 09. Sly is Watching (Album Edit)
  • 10. (Vi-Vi) Vicious Games (feat. Josh Caffe)
  • 11. Just My Size (feat. Mutado Pintado)

Paranoid London collaborate with Alan Vega, Arthur Baker and Josh Caffe for new album, PL. PL sees the production duo of Gerardo Delgado and Quinn Whalley showcasing the corrosive approach to ...

Pharmakon - Devour [SBR226]
7.9
4.0/5
8.4

Pharmakon - Devour [SBR226]

Label: Sacred Bones
Treck list:
  • 01. Homeostasis
  • 02. Spit It Out
  • 03. Self-Regulating System
  • 04. Deprivation
  • 05. Pristine Panic, Cheek By Jowl

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and her most intense output to date. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is ...

Friendly Fires - Inflorescent
7.0
7.1

Friendly Fires - Inflorescent

Label: Polydor
Treck list:
  • 01. Cant Wait Forever
  • 02. Heaven Let Me In
  • 03. Silhouettes
  • 04. Offline
  • 05. Sleeptalking
  • 06. Kiss And Rewind
  • 07. Love Like Waves
  • 08. Lack Of Love
  • 09. Cry Wolf
  • 10. Almost Midnight
  • 11. Run The Wild Flowers

The UK trio’s first album since 2011 finds new life in the smooth surfaces of house music.

Shura - Forevher
7.8
8.3

Shura - Forevher

Label: Secretly Canadian
Treck list:
  • 01. Thats me, just a sweet melody
  • 02. Side effects
  • 03. Religion (u can lay your hands on me)
  • 04. The stage
  • 05. BKLYNLDN
  • 06. Tommy
  • 07. Princess leia
  • 08. Flyin
  • 10. Control
  • 11. Skyline, be mine

The pop singer’s second album is looser, livelier and more ecstatic than her debut, detailing the headlong rush of falling in love.

Uniform - Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back [SBA004]
8.2

Uniform - Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back [SBA004]

Label: Sacred Bones
Treck list:
  • 01. Gallows in Heaven
  • 02. Not Good Enough
  • 03. Vacancy
  • 04. Patron Saint of Regret (feat. SRSQ)
  • 05. Penance
  • 06. All This Bleeding
  • 07. Day of Atonement
  • 08. Waiting for the End of the World
  • 09. Contempt

The Body and Uniform seem to have found kindred spirits in one another’s daring and ferocious dispositions. The result is an excellent record, innovative and exciting, antically entertaining a...

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