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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...

Hiro Kone - A Fossil Begins To Bray [DAIS143]
8.0

Hiro Kone - A Fossil Begins To Bray [DAIS143]

Label: Dais
Treck list:
  • 01. A Desire, Nameless
  • 02. Fabrication Of Silence
  • 03. A Fossil Begins To Bray
  • 04. Akoluthic Phase
  • 05. Shatter The Gangue Of Piety
  • 06. Submerged Dragon
  • 07. Iahklu
  • 08. Feed My Ancestors

Fueled by existential dread and exacting sound design, the New York electronic musician’s second album for Dais is gratifyingly menacing and masterfully executed.

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.

Space Dimension Controller - Love Beyond The Intersect [RS1916]
6.2

Space Dimension Controller - Love Beyond The Intersect [RS1916]

Label: R&S
Treck list:
  • 01. Burnout (Dawn)
  • 02. PVLN
  • 03. Voices Lost to Empty Space
  • 04. Alone in an Unknown Sector
  • 05. Intersect Encounter
  • 06. Early Steps
  • 07. Gifted Sentience
  • 08. Slowtime in Reflection
  • 09. The Cost of Clarity
  • 10. Sundown on Memory Point
  • 11. Love Beyond the Intersect

Space Dimension Controller returns to R&S Records for the follow up album to ‘Welcome To Mikrosector-50’.

Ziur - ATO [ZIQ415]
8.0

Ziur - ATO [ZIQ415]

Label: Planet Mu
Treck list:
  • 01. ATO
  • 02. It is Complicated
  • 03. I Vanish
  • 04. Fancy Handbag Broken Zipper
  • 05. F.O.E
  • 06. Catch Me Never
  • 07. Life Sick
  • 08. All Lessons Unlearned
  • 09. Laniakea
  • 10. Unclaim
  • 11. Mother

Ziúr meshes out a colourfully rhythmelodic mix of synth-pop vocals, lilting percussion and lush/bittersweet synths on ‘ATØ’, their 2nd album for Planet Mu.

TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) - II [WAP434LMD]
7.7

TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) - II [WAP434LMD]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Serpent
  • 02. Dollaz
  • 03. First Body
  • 04. Club Finger
  • 05. What_it_is
  • 06. Skit
  • 07. Im In A Hole
  • 08. Gimme Summn

And just when we needed em most… they’re back. The alias of Hudson Mohawke (Ross Birchard) and Lunice (Lunice Fermin Pierre II), TNGHT’s crescent moon is appearing once again from behind heavy...

Andy Stott - It Should Be Us [LOVE114]
7.5

Andy Stott - It Should Be Us [LOVE114]

Label: Modern Love
Treck list:
  • 01. Dismantle
  • 02. Promises
  • 03. Collapse
  • 04. It Should Be Us
  • 05. Take
  • 06. Not This Time
  • 07. 0L9
  • 08. Ballroom
  • 09. Versi

Andy Stott’s first release since 2016 and first EP since 2011, ‘It Should Be Us’ is a double EP of slow and raw productions for the club, recorded this year and following on from a series of E...

Various Artists - WXAXRXP Sessions Sampler
7.2

Various Artists - WXAXRXP Sessions Sampler

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Slo Bird Whistle (Peel Session)
  • 02. Lovers Carvings (WXAXRXP Session)
  • 03. XYZ (Peel Session)
  • 04. Golden Axe (Maida Vale Session)
  • 05. In Parallel (acoustic) (WXAXRXP Session)
  • 06. Take Control (Peel Session)
  • 07. You Look Certain (I am Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency) (WXAXRXP Session)
  • 08. Toys 2 (KCRW Session)
  • 09. Elide (Peel Session)
  • 10. Vex (Peel Session)

Warp Records has released WXAXRXP Sessions Sampler, a 10-track taster of the upcoming WXAXRXP Sessions box set featuring previously unreleased works from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Kelly Moran,...

Buttechno - Badtrip [TRP027]
6.9

Buttechno - Badtrip [TRP027]

Label: Trip
Treck list:
  • 01. BBBASE
  • 02. ferenz-18
  • 03. h9s
  • 04. j become
  • 05. pkds
  • 06. rokton
  • 07. tr-919
  • 08. U.D.U
  • 09. wb movement

On a double EP for Nina Kraviz’s Trip label, the Russian producer delivers punishing techno shot through with happy pandemonium.

Floorplan - Supernatural [AUSLP012]
7.4

Floorplan - Supernatural [AUSLP012]

Label: AUS
Treck list:
  • 01. There Was a Time
  • 02. Dance Floor
  • 03. Oasis
  • 04. Fiyaaaa
  • 05. Brothers plus Sisters
  • 06. His Eye Is on the Sparrow
  • 07. Co Co
  • 08. Song Like This
  • 09. I Try
  • 10. Generations from Now

Gospel tinged techno from the Detroit legend.

Malibu - One Life [UNOO46]
7.7

Malibu - One Life [UNOO46]

Label: UNO
Treck list:
  • 01. Nana (Like A Star Made For Me)
  • 02. Tilting On Windmills
  • 03. Camargue
  • 04. Lost At Sea
  • 05. One Life

Heavy ambient comfort blankets from Malibu; the new moniker for DJ Lostboi, whose string of self-released enigmas 2017-2019 found cult acclaim with the likes of Julianna Barwick among many oth...

Jubilee - Call For Location
7.6

Jubilee - Call For Location

Label: Mixpak
Treck list:
  • 01. WYA
  • 02. Mami
  • 03. Daylight Ravings
  • 04. Fulla Curve
  • 05. Call For Location
  • 06. I Dont Think So
  • 07. Speed Limit
  • 08. Shots
  • 09. Liquid Liner
  • 10. Disconnected
  • 11. Let Go

Jubilee has been staying up all night since as long as anyone can remember. She grew up in South Florida on the sounds of Miami bass, freestyle and Dirty South rap blasting from local radio st...

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 ...

Project Pablo - Inside Unsolved [SPC143]
6.9

Project Pablo - Inside Unsolved [SPC143]

Label: Spectral Sound
Treck list:
  • 01. The Solution
  • 02. Pill
  • 03. Pressure No Impact
  • 04. Big Room Delusion

While glassy-eyed, loved-up and overtly dreamy house with notable early '90s references has become something of a cliche of late, that's no criticism of Patrick Holland AKA Project Pablo, one ...

Ka Baird - Respires [RVNGNL061]
7.8

Ka Baird - Respires [RVNGNL061]

Label: RVNG Intl.
Treck list:
  • 01. Pulse
  • 02. Symanimagenic
  • 03. Teaching Lodge of the Arrows
  • 04. Azha
  • 05. Spiritus Operis
  • 06. Walking
  • 07. Storms Stay Fine
  • 08. The Orion Arm

Respires, the second solo album by Ka Baird, blurs the line between word and action, definition and possibility. Spirited yet restrained, bearing its wildly thrummed heart strings and inner ca...

Meemo Comma - Sleepmoss [ZIQ409]
7.5

Meemo Comma - Sleepmoss [ZIQ409]

Label: Planet Mu
Treck list:
  • 01. Reaping
  • 02. Night Rain
  • 03. Murmur
  • 04. Tanglewood
  • 05. Winter Sun
  • 06. Amethyst Deceiver
  • 07. Windross
  • 08. Lichen
  • 09. Meadhead
  • 10. Firn
  • 11. Sleepmoss
  • 12. Psithur

Sleepmoss is a romantic eulogy to autumn and winter. A time for peaceful inner reflection, amidst the backdrop of British woodlands, dramatic skies and "turbulent storms. Finding peace with me...

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,...

Skee Mask - ISS004
7.8

Skee Mask - ISS004

Label: Ilian Tape
Treck list:
  • 01. Juug
  • 02. Slow Music
  • 03. RZZ
  • 04. Play Ha
  • 05. Sphere In Total

Skee Mask is released a new EP on Ilian Tape. ISS004 features five tracks ranging from breakbeat to techno to ambient, altogether labeled as “unstoppable fruity brain benders”.

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.

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...

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...

Nils Frahm - All Encores
6.5

Nils Frahm - All Encores

Label: Erased Tapes
Treck list:
  • 01. The Roughest Trade
  • 02. Ringing
  • 03. To Thomas
  • 04. The Dane
  • 05. Harmonium in the Well
  • 06. Sweet Little Lie
  • 07. A Walking Embrace
  • 08. Talisman
  • 09. Spells
  • 10. Artificially Intelligent
  • 11. All Armed
  • 12. Amirador

With the final instalment in his Encores series, focusing on “percussive and electronic elements in his work.”

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.

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...

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