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Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus [LM059LP]
7.7

Jacques Greene - Dawn Chorus [LM059LP]

Label: LuckyMe
Treck list:
  • 01. Serenity
  • 02. Drop Location
  • 03. Do It Without You
  • 04. Night Service
  • 05. Sel
  • 06. Let Go
  • 07. For Love
  • 08. Sibling
  • 09. Whenever
  • 10. Understand
  • 11. Distance
  • 12. Stars

If Jacques Greenes debut album "Feel Infinite" (2017) was the soundtrack to the preheat, his follower is the reflection moment after the rave, highly sensitive, full of latent possibilities. A...

Pelada - Movimiento Para Cambio [PAN102]
6.9

Pelada - Movimiento Para Cambio [PAN102]

Label: PAN
Treck list:
  • 01. A Mi Me Juzgan Por Ser Mujer
  • 02. Ajetreo
  • 03. Aqui
  • 04. Asegura
  • 05. Caderona
  • 06. Desatado
  • 07. Granadilla
  • 08. Habla Tu Verdad
  • 09. Mas Caliente Que El Infierno
  • 10. Perra

Full-length debut for PAN from Montreal based duo Pelada, comprising of vocalist Chris Vargas and producer Tobias Rochman, navigating the city’s underground warehouse rave scene with nods to G...

Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough [GI-343]
8.1

Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough [GI-343]

Label: Ghostly International
Treck list:
  • 01. I dream of it often
  • 02. a younger version of myself,
  • 03. standing at the bottom of the ocean
  • 04. arms aloft,
  • 05. mouth agape,
  • 06. eyes glaring,
  • 07. not seeing,
  • 08. not breathing,
  • 09. still as stone in a watery fane.

Staggering new album from Josh Eustis’ Telefon Tel Aviv, ten years on from ‘Immolate Yourself’ with a heart-wrung episode injecting introspective synth pop and ambient post-rock soul into kee...

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.

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...

Barker - Utility [OSTGUTCD46]
8.2

Barker - Utility [OSTGUTCD46]

Label: Ostgut Ton
Treck list:
  • 01. Paradise Engineering
  • 02. Posmean
  • 03. Experience Machines
  • 04. Gradients Of Bliss
  • 05. Hedonic Treadmill
  • 06. Models Of Wellbeing
  • 07. Utility
  • 08. Wireheading
  • 09. Die-Hards Of The Darwinian Order

Berghain’s resident IDM/electronica specialist returns with a debut album full of crafty. intricate rhythms and enchantingly melodic synth arrangements for loved up neuromancers.

Shadowax - Nikolai Reptile [TRP026]
7.8

Shadowax - Nikolai Reptile [TRP026]

Label: Trip
Treck list:
  • 01. Nikolai Reptile
  • 02. Ochen
  • 03. What About Me
  • 04. Mortal Talking

Shadowax's debut EP on TRIP Nikolai Reptile is a fun-filled package of effervescent techno and mutant bass jams.

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...

Fire-Toolz - Field Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace) [OM123]
8.0

Fire-Toolz - Field Whispers (Into the Crystal Palace) [OM123]

Label: Orange Milk
Treck list:
  • 01. Mailto-spasm_swamp.god_subject Mind-Body Parallels
  • 02. Clear Light
  • 03. She Was Me, My Name Was Surrounded
  • 04. The Warm-Body (A Blessing, Removal)
  • 05. April Snowstorm (Idyllic Mnemonic)
  • 06. Hologram of a Composite (World of Objects)
  • 07. A Being
  • 08. Fluids Come Together, the I Am Appears
  • 09. The Pain-Body (Wild Energy Spheres)
  • 10. Eyewitness Meadow Flyover
  • 11. Smiling at Sunbears Grooming in Sunbeams

Balancing vaporwave’s glossy kitsch with throat-shredding metal vocals and labyrinthine sound collage, Angel Marcloid’s music is a perfect fusion of pop and pure abstraction.

HTRK - Venus in Leo [GI342]
7.6

HTRK - Venus in Leo [GI342]

Label: Ghostly International
Treck list:
  • 01. Into the Drama
  • 02. Mentions
  • 03. Venus in Leo
  • 04. You Know How to Make Me Happy
  • 05. Dream Symbol
  • 06. Hit Em Wit Da Hee
  • 07. Dying of Jealousy
  • 08. New Years Day
  • 09. New Years Eve

Nobody does timeless yet modern ennui quite like HTRK. On their 4th album proper the duo trustingly cup your heart in a cats cradle of crepuscular rhythms & valium blues, all riddled with Jonn...

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.

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.

Lone - Abraxas [ASTRO02]
5.5
3.5/5

Lone - Abraxas [ASTRO02]

Label: Ancient Astronauts
Treck list:
  • 01. Abraxas
  • 02. Young Star Cluster
  • 03. How Can You Tell

Lone dices with acid and breakbeats on the ‘Abraxas’ EP, which was apparently conjured after hearing his pals playing D&B on the wrong speed.

The title tune is a fine display of...

Oli XL - Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer [BLOOM01]
7.7
4.0/5

Oli XL - Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer [BLOOM01]

Label: Bloom
Treck list:
  • 01. Cygnostik
  • 02. Liquid Love
  • 03. DnL
  • 04. Mimetic
  • 05. Jet Generation
  • 06. Flower Circuit
  • 07. Hesitate (feat Ecco2K)
  • 08. Orchid Itch
  • 09. Imposter
  • 10. Clumsy
  • 11. Sniper Baby

Oli XL counts Source Direct and Basement Jaxx among his greatest influences. It's a tough combination to imagine, but it's led the Swedish artist to make music that's difficult to categorise. ...

Jeff Mills - Moon The Area Of Influence [AXCD053]
6.6
3.3/5

Jeff Mills - Moon The Area Of Influence [AXCD053]

Label: Axis
Treck list:
  • 01. Control, Sattva and Rama
  • 02. Stabilising The Spin
  • 03. The Tides
  • 04. Sleep-Wake Cycles
  • 05. Erratic Human Behavior
  • 06. Lunar Power
  • 07. Electromagnetic
  • 08. Decoding The Lunar Sunrise
  • 09. Peaks Of Eternal Light
  • 10. Measuring The Doppler Shift
  • 11. Theia
  • 12. 180-Degree Repositioning Phase
  • 13. Absolute (Extended)

Tilting his gaze toward the heavens once again, the Detroit electronic icon delivers an ambient-techno concept album exploring the moon’s pull on the human imagination.

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...

Blood Orange - Angels Pulse [BBRLP002]
8.0

Blood Orange - Angels Pulse [BBRLP002]

Label: Domino
Treck list:
  • 01. I Wanna C U
  • 02. Something To Do
  • 03. Dark & Handsome
  • 04. Benzo
  • 05. Birmingham
  • 06. Good For You
  • 07. Baby Florence (Figure)
  • 08. Gold Teeth
  • 09. Berlin
  • 10. Tuesday Feeling (Choose To Stay)
  • 11. Seven Hours Part 1
  • 12. Take It Back
  • 13. Happiness
  • 14. Today

We included the previous album of the British Deva Heinz "Negro Swan" in the list of the best albums of the year, calling its music "sensual, erotic and very" shadeobrazny. as if recorded in a...

Move D - Building Bridges (DJ Mix) [AUSLP010D]
7.4
4.0/5

Move D - Building Bridges (DJ Mix) [AUSLP010D]

Label: AUS
Treck list:
  • 01. Cycles
  • 02. Init
  • 03. Dots
  • 04. Tiny Fluffy Spacepods
  • 05. Dusted Links
  • 06. Transit
  • 07. One Small Step...
  • 08. Building Bridges
  • 09. Perpetual State

Move D's 'Building Bridges' is David Moufang's latest studio album. Close friends and long time collaborators, Thomas Fehlmann, Fred P, Juju & Jordash, D-Man & rEAGENZ all feature alongside Be...

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