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Floating Points - Crush [ZEN259Y]
7.5

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...

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...

Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild [SBR220]
7.9
3.0/5
7.8

Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild [SBR220]

Label: Sacred Bones
Treck list:
  • 01. Intro
  • 02. Death Drop
  • 03. House Vs. House
  • 04. Hush Money
  • 05. Love Is a Parasite
  • 06. Creature-West Fuqua
  • 07. No Dice
  • 08. Wings of Hate

Fuuck Buttons’ John Power goes for the jugular in his ravishingly direct and epic new Blanck Mass volley. Seriously, no punches are pulled here. Might as well take your top off before you star...

Loscil - Equivalents [KRANK221]
7.0
8

Loscil - Equivalents [KRANK221]

Label: Kranky
Treck list:
  • 01. Equivalent 1
  • 02. Equivalent 3
  • 03. Equivalent 6
  • 04. Equivalent 5
  • 05. Equivalent 2
  • 06. Equivalent 8
  • 07. Equivalent 7
  • 08. Equivalent 4

Vancouver’s ambient great Loscil returns with handfuls of foggy atmospheric saturation in ‘Equivalents’, his 12th solo album and 9th for long-term supporters at Kranky.

Follakzoid - I [SBR223]
7.1

Follakzoid - I [SBR223]

Label: Sacred Bones
Treck list:
  • 01. I
  • 02. II
  • 03. III
  • 04. IIII

The long-awaited fourth full-length by Föllakzoid isn’t merely a recalibration for the band. It is a multidimensional reconsideration of what the process of songwriting, performance, and creat...

Clark - Kiri Variations [THROT002]
5.8
8

Clark - Kiri Variations [THROT002]

Label: Throttle
Treck list:
  • 01. Forebode Pluck
  • 02. Simple Homecoming Loop
  • 03. Bench
  • 04. Kiris Glee
  • 05. Coffin Knocker
  • 06. Forebode Knocker
  • 07. Yarraville Bird Phone
  • 08. Primary Pluck
  • 09. Flask-Abyss
  • 10. Tobi Thwarted
  • 11. Cannibal Homecoming
  • 12. Banished Hymnal
  • 13. Banished Cannibal
  • 14. Goodnight Kiri

‘Kiri Variations‘ requires both patience and attention. But, if you have a bit of each, you’ll be soundly rewarded. Clark has built something greater than the immediate satisfaction of another...

Tycho - Weather [ZEN257]
7.7

Tycho - Weather [ZEN257]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Easy
  • 02. Pink & Blue (feat. Saint Sinner)
  • 03. Japan (feat. Saint Sinner)
  • 04. Into The Woods
  • 05. Skate (feat. Saint Sinner)
  • 06. For How Long (feat. Saint Sinner)
  • 07. No Stress (feat. Saint Sinner)
  • 08. Weather

The release marks a bold step forward for Tycho with the introduction of vocal led tracks – the first of which is streaming today. “Pink & Blue” combines the foundation of Hansen’s distinctive...

Felicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel [SP110COL]
7.8
4.0/5
8

Felicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel [SP110COL]

Label: Shelter Press
Treck list:
  • 01. LApres-Midi
  • 02. Moderato Cantabile
  • 03. Shirley to Shirley
  • 04. Un Ovale Vert
  • 05. You Have To Have Eyes
  • 06. Linguistics Of Atoms
  • 07. Lush
  • 08. Joan
  • 09. Open _ Ouvre
  • 10. LEnfant Et Le Poulpe
  • 11. Des Pierres

Sound poet and multidisciplinary artist Félicia Atkinson follows 2017’s cherished ‘Hand In Hand’ album with this spellbinding study on loneliness and intimacy, crafted while pregnant and on to...

Thom Yorke - ANIMA [XL987]
8.3
3.8/5
8.5

Thom Yorke - ANIMA [XL987]

Label: XL
Treck list:
  • 01. Traffic
  • 02. Last I Heard (...He Was Circling The Drain)
  • 03. Twist
  • 04. Dawn Chorus
  • 05. I Am a Very Rude Person
  • 06. Not The News
  • 07. The Axe
  • 08. Impossible Knots
  • 09. Runwayaway

The third solo album from Thom Yorke is the first one that feels complete without his band behind him. It floats through the uneasy space between societal turmoil and internal monologue.

Peggy Gou - DJ-Kicks [K7382LP]
7.1
3.2/5
8.1

Peggy Gou - DJ-Kicks [K7382LP]

Label: !K7
Treck list:
  • 01. Fluresence
  • 02. Hungboo (DJ-Kicks)
  • 03. Earwig
  • 04. Perseguido Por El Rayo
  • 05. The World According to Sly & Lovechild (Andrew Weatherall Soul of Europe Mix)
  • 06. Rytm804
  • 07. Pert
  • 08. Flemmenup
  • 09. EPR Phenomena
  • 10. 3
  • 11. Exorcist
  • 12. Magnetic City
  • 13. Vampirella
  • 14. Kundu
  • 15. Vordhosbn

Full spectrum flex from Peggy Gou, offering a guided trip around her record collection for the long-running DJ-Kicks mix series.

Running from 90 to 150bpm and down again across ...

Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy [WIG375D]
7.3
3.6/5
8.3

Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy [WIG375D]

Label: Domino
Treck list:
  • 01. Melody of Love
  • 02. Spell
  • 03. Bath Full of Ecstasy
  • 04. Echo
  • 05. Hungry Child
  • 06. Positive
  • 07. Why Does My Mind
  • 08. Clear Blue Skies
  • 09. No God

Hot Chip come off like acid house era New Order one minute, then like Spiritualised the next, then Stereolab, and so on, until you have the most ‘90s pop-styled album of 2019.

A...

Jordan Rakei - Origin [ZENDNL256]
6.8

Jordan Rakei - Origin [ZENDNL256]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Mad World
  • 02. Say Something
  • 03. Minds Eye
  • 04. Rolling into One
  • 05. Oasis
  • 06. Wildfire
  • 07. Signs
  • 08. You & Me
  • 09. Moda
  • 10. Speak
  • 11. Mantra

With his fully rounded debut LP ‘Origin’, Jordan Rakei dishes up some of the sweetest nu soul since Sampha’s ‘Process’ album.

Matias Aguayo - Support Alien Invasion [CRAM290]
7.3
3.3/5
7

Matias Aguayo - Support Alien Invasion [CRAM290]

Label: Comeme
Treck list:
  • 01. The Fold
  • 02. We Have Seen Another World
  • 03. 2019
  • 04. Support Alien Invasion
  • 05. Insurgentes
  • 06. Laisse-moi parler
  • 07. Between The Risings
  • 08. Pikin
  • 09. Spread This Number

The ever-surprising and adventurous Matias Aguayo takes another step into unknown territories with this new solo album (his first in six years).

Plaid - Polymer [WARPCDD303]
3.3/5
8.3

Plaid - Polymer [WARPCDD303]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Meds Fade
  • 02. Los
  • 03. Maru
  • 04. Ops
  • 05. Drowned Sea
  • 06. The Pale Moth
  • 07. Dancers
  • 08. Nurula
  • 09. Recall
  • 10. All To Get Her
  • 11. Dust
  • 12. Crown Shy
  • 13. Praze

Nearly 30 years since their debut, Plaid remain supple in their exploration of crafty syncopation and off-key IDM harmonics on their 10th studio album.

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