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Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind [WARP304]
8.5
9.2

Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind [WARP304]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Gospel For A New Century
  • 02. Medicine Burn
  • 03. Identity Trade
  • 04. Kerosene
  • 05. Hasdallen Lights
  • 06. Romanticist
  • 07. Dream Palette
  • 08. Super Stars
  • 09. Folie Imposee
  • 10. Strawberry Privilege
  • 11. Asteroid Blues
  • 12. A Greater Love

The ravishing delight Tumor brings to this character is what makes their music so affecting. Yves is a performer whose roles, played with the utmost rigor, always find a way to linger in the m...

Purity Ring - Womb [4AD0235DA]
7.3
7.2

Purity Ring - Womb [4AD0235DA]

Label: 4AD
Treck list:
  • 01. Rubyinsides
  • 02. Pink Lightning
  • 03. Peacefall
  • 04. I Like The Devil
  • 05. Femia
  • 06. Sinew
  • 07. Vehemence
  • 08. Silkspun
  • 09. Almanac
  • 10. Stardew

Purity Ring with their third album. ‘WOMB’ chronicles a quest for comfort, the search for a resting place in a world where so much is beyond our control. The striking vulnerability of ‘rubyins...

Yaeji - What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던 [XL1061DA]
8.0
8.5

Yaeji - What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던 [XL1061DA]

Label: XL
Treck list:
  • 01. My Imagination 상상
  • 02. What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던
  • 03. In Place 그자리 그대로
  • 04. When I Grow Up
  • 05. Money Cant Buy
  • 06. Free Interlude
  • 07. Spell 주문
  • 08. Waking Up Down
  • 09. In The Mirror 거울
  • 10. The TH1NG
  • 11. These Days 요즘
  • 12. Never Settling Down

Since the release of Yaeji’s 2017 EP’s (Yaeji and EP2), which broke her out as one of the most exciting new voices in dance music, she’s produced remixes for Charlie XCX and Robyn, sold out tw...

Nicolas Jaar - Cenizas [OP055]
8.0
8.7

Nicolas Jaar - Cenizas [OP055]

Label: Other People
Treck list:
  • 01. Vanish
  • 02. Menysid
  • 03. Cenizas
  • 04. Agosto
  • 05. Gocce
  • 06. Mud
  • 07. Vacíar
  • 08. Sunder
  • 09. Hello, Chain
  • 10. Rubble
  • 11. Garden
  • 12. Xerox
  • 13. Faith Made of Silk

Nico Jaar chases up his production for FKA Twigs with his 4th solo album, landing nearly a decade since his head-turning debut ‘Space Is Only Noise’. The result is a typically slow moving batc...

Daniel Avery, Alessandro Cortini - Illusion Of Time [PHLP12]
7.4
7.6

Daniel Avery, Alessandro Cortini - Illusion Of Time [PHLP12]

Label: Phantasy
Treck list:
  • 01. Sun
  • 02. Illusion Of Time
  • 03. CC Pad
  • 04. Space Channel
  • 05. Inside The Ruins
  • 06. At First Sight
  • 07. Interrupted By The Cloud Of Light
  • 08. Enter Exit
  • 09. Water
  • 10. Stills

Avery and Cortini feel out emotionally raw synth circuitry across an album of rolling topographies strongly comparable to Blanck Mass, Abul Mogard, Tim Hecker.

Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us [ZEN263]
7.0
7.3

Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us [ZEN263]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Hold On
  • 02. Rush
  • 03. Another Lover
  • 04. Kids
  • 05. Every Rain
  • 06. New Fiction
  • 07. Sadness
  • 08. Are You Feeling Sad
  • 09. Where You Belong
  • 10. Stay Right Here
  • 11. Water

Little Dragon—the pioneering Swedish four-piece fronted by enigmatic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, with multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively...

Lapsley - Through Water [XL1008]
6.8
7.9

Lapsley - Through Water [XL1008]

Label: XL
Treck list:
  • 01. Through Water
  • 02. My Love Was Like the Rain
  • 03. First
  • 04. Ligne 3
  • 05. Our Love is a Garden
  • 06. Leeds Liverpool Canal
  • 07. Sadness is a Shade of Blue
  • 08. Womxn
  • 09. Bonfire
  • 10. Speaking of the End

The second full length album from the awesome Kingston visitor Låpsley, following on from her acclaimed 2016 debut full length Long Way Home.

Through Water is without doubt Låps...

Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans [TEXT051D]
6.9
7.2

Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans [TEXT051D]

Label: Text
Treck list:
  • 01. School
  • 02. Baby
  • 03. Harpsichord
  • 04. Teenage Birdsong
  • 05. Romantics
  • 06. Love Salad
  • 07. Insect Near Piha Beach
  • 08. Hi Hello
  • 09. ISTM
  • 10. Something in the Sadness
  • 11. 1993 Band Practice
  • 12. Green
  • 13. Bubbles at Overlook 25th March 2019
  • 14. 4T Recordings
  • 15. This Is for You

New album of melodic jackers, swingers, downbeats and ambient interludes by Kieran Hebden’s Four Tet. Four Tet’s music is a perhaps too-easy-to-understand yet still a perplexing perennial conc...

Pantha Du Prince - Conference Of Trees
7.1
8.1

Pantha Du Prince - Conference Of Trees

Label: Modern
Treck list:
  • 01. Approach In A Breeze
  • 02. Transparent Tickle Shining Glace
  • 03. Holding The Oak
  • 04. When We Talk
  • 05. Roots Making Family
  • 06. The Crown Territory
  • 07. Supernova Space Time Drift
  • 08. Silentium Larix
  • 09. Pius In Tacet
  • 10. Lichtung

With strings, xylophone, and homemade wooden percussion in addition to his usual synths and bells, the German musician ponders the secret life of trees.

Thundercat - It Is What It Is [BFDNL100]
8.7

Thundercat - It Is What It Is [BFDNL100]

Label: Brainfeeder
Treck list:
  • 01. Lost In Space. Great Scott 22-26
  • 02. Innerstellar Love
  • 03. I Love Louis Cole (feat. Louis Cole)
  • 04. Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, Childish Gambino)
  • 05. Miguels Happy Dance
  • 06. How Sway
  • 07. Funny Thing
  • 08. Overseas (feat. Zack Fox)
  • 09. Dragonball Durag
  • 10. How I Feel
  • 11. King Of The Hill
  • 12. Unrequited Love
  • 13. Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign. Lil B)
  • 14. Existential Dread
  • 15. It Is What It Is

‘It Is What It Is’ follows up one of the past decade’s biggest jazz albums, ‘Drunk’ with a deliriously wide-angled sound spanning a rainbow of jazz fusion vibes from psych to soul, funk and co...

Wajatta - Dont Let Get You Down [BFDNL097]
7.2
7.3

Wajatta - Dont Let Get You Down [BFDNL097]

Label: Brainfeeder
Treck list:
  • 01. Renegades
  • 02. Little Man
  • 03. Dont Let Get You Down
  • 04. Realize
  • 05. Tonight
  • 06. 138
  • 07. January
  • 08. Marmite
  • 09. Depth Has a Focus
  • 10. Another Sun
  • 11. All I Need Is You

Fans of comedy and dancing take note: beat boxer/comedian Reggie Watts meets John Tejada for a set of clinically clean, early ‘00s sounding shirt ’n shoes house landing somewhere between Jamie...

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene (Deluxe Edition) [4AD0236DAX]
8.2
8.1

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene (Deluxe Edition) [4AD0236DAX]

Label: 4AD
Treck list:
  • 01. So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth (Art Mix)
  • 02. Darkseid
  • 03. Delete Forever
  • 04. Violence
  • 05. 4AEm
  • 06. New Gods
  • 07. My Name Is Dark (Art Mix)
  • 08. Youll Miss Me When I am Not Around
  • 09. Before The Fever
  • 10. Idoru
  • 11. We Appreciate Power (feat. HANA)
  • 12. So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth (Algorithm Mix)
  • 13. Violence (Club Mix)
  • 14. My Name Is Dark (Algorithm Mix)
  • 15. IDORU (Algorithm Mix)

Spritely harbinger of doom Grimes coughs up her long-in-the-making grungy riffs on climate change and modern worries in a hugely anticipated 5th album of puckered, penetrative pop brilliance.

Katie Gately - Loom [HTH121]
7.7
7.8

Katie Gately - Loom [HTH121]

Label: Houndstooth
Treck list:
  • 01. Ritual
  • 02. Allay
  • 03. Waltz
  • 04. Bracer
  • 05. Rite
  • 06. Tower
  • 07. Flow
  • 08. Rest

Following remix work for Björk and Zola Jesus, productions for serpentwithfeet and her debut album on Tri-Angle, American experimental musician and producer Katie Gately moves to Houndstooth f...

Caribou - Suddenly [SLANG50247LP]
8.2
8.5

Caribou - Suddenly [SLANG50247LP]

Label: City Slang
Treck list:
  • 01. Sister
  • 02. You and I
  • 03. Sunnys Time
  • 04. New Jade
  • 05. Home
  • 06. Lime
  • 07. Never Come Back
  • 08. Filtered Grand Piano
  • 09. Like I Loved You
  • 10. Magpie
  • 11. Ravi
  • 12. Cloud Song

In 2014 Dan Snaith aka Caribou released 'Our Love'. Now Caribou returns with his seventh studio album 'Suddenly'.

Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar [WIG419]
6.4
7.4

Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar [WIG419]

Label: Domino
Treck list:
  • 01. Become a Mountain
  • 02. Hypnagogic
  • 03. Sat By A Tree
  • 04. Arp I- Wide Eyed
  • 05. Arp II- Float Away
  • 06. Arp III- Far From Shore
  • 07. Arp IV- Any Moment
  • 08. Weeping Birch
  • 09. Fell Into the Ocean
  • 10. My Friend
  • 11. Bumble Bee Crown King

Mystic Familiar’, Dan Deacon’s new album, is the result of years of obsessive work, play and selfdiscovery.

"It’s at once his most emotionally open record and his most transcen...

Mura Masa - R.Y.C
6.7
6.5

Mura Masa - R.Y.C

Label: Polydor
Treck list:
  • 01. Raw Youth Collage
  • 02. No Hope Generation
  • 03. I Dont Think I Can Do This Again (feat. Clairo)
  • 04. A meeting at an oak tree (feat. Ned Green)
  • 05. Deal Wiv It (feat. slowthai)
  • 06. Vicarious living anthem
  • 07. In My Mind
  • 08. Today (feat. Tirzah)
  • 09. Live Like We are Dancing (feat. Georgia)
  • 10. Teenage Headache Dreams (feat. Ellie Rowsell)
  • 11. (nocturne for strings and a conversation)

R.Y.C is at its most provocative and memorable when its larger-than-life characters and productions become unhinged and combustible with lust for life. Yet Mura Masa’s anxious contemplation of...

Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello [WARP309]
6.4
7.5

Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello [WARP309]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. Oberlove
  • 02. Hitsonu
  • 03. Nervelevers
  • 04. Speedcrank
  • 05. Detroit People Mover
  • 06. Vortrack
  • 07. Terminal Slam
  • 08. Mekrev Bass
  • 09. 80 Ondula

Squarepusher’s first LP in four years is another masterclass in breakbeat and leftfield drum ‘n’ bass from the one born Thomas Jenkinson.

Georgia - Seeking Thrills [WIG384D]
6.8
7.8

Georgia - Seeking Thrills [WIG384D]

Label: Domino
Treck list:
  • 01. 24 Hours
  • 02. About Work The Dancefloor
  • 03. Feel It
  • 04. Honey Dripping Sky
  • 05. I Cant Wait
  • 06. Never Let You Go
  • 07. Never Let You Go (Alternative Version)
  • 08. Ray Guns
  • 09. Started Out
  • 10. Till I Own It
  • 11. Ultimate Sailor
  • 12. Mellow (feat. Shygirl)
  • 13. The Thrill (feat. Maurice)

Brimming with poptimistic promise, Georgia’s sophomore album is a tidy slab of classic-but-contemporary dance-pop lit with guest spots by Shygirl and Maurice, plus guest production by DJ Marfo...

Recondite - Dwell [GI344]
6.9

Recondite - Dwell [GI344]

Label: Ghostly International
Treck list:
  • 01. Dwell
  • 02. Nobilia
  • 03. Black Letter
  • 04. Interlude 1
  • 05. Mirror Games
  • 06. Cure
  • 07. Interlude 2
  • 08. Surface
  • 09. Moon Pearl
  • 10. Wire Threat
  • 11. Equal

As electronic musician Lorenz Brunner sketched his vision for the first Recondite full-length on Ghostly in five years he took a step back to assess who and where he was as an artist. 2013’s H...

Daniel Lopatin - Uncut Gems [WARP308]
7.4
7.3

Daniel Lopatin - Uncut Gems [WARP308]

Label: Warp
Treck list:
  • 01. The Ballad Of Howie Bling
  • 02. Pure Elation
  • 03. Followed
  • 04. The Bet Hits
  • 05. High Life
  • 06. No Vacation
  • 07. School Play
  • 08. Fuck You Howard
  • 09. Smoothie
  • 10. Back To Roslyn
  • 11. The Fountain
  • 12. Powerade
  • 13. Windows
  • 14. Buzz Me Out
  • 15. The Blade

Lopatin, AKA Oneohtrix Point Never, has created a soundtrack for the Safdie brothers’ latest that brings its whole roiling humanity brilliantly to life.

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...

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