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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...

Minor Science - Second Language [WHYT028]
7.6

Minor Science - Second Language [WHYT028]

Label: Whities
Treck list:
  • 01. Second Language (Intro)
  • 02. Balconies
  • 03. Polyglottal
  • 04. Spoken and Unspoken
  • 05. Second Language (Tender Phonemes)
  • 06. For Want of Gelt
  • 07. Blue Deal
  • 08. Gone Rouge
  • 09. Second Language (Kid the Moon)
  • 10. Voiced and Unvoiced

‘Second Language’ is the debut album of IDM and magpied rhythmic modernism by Angus Finlayson aka Minor Science. Rendering his first release since 2017, Minor Science delivers 10 tracks of wis...

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...

Umfang - Riven
7.3

Umfang - Riven

Label: Thanks For Enlightening Me
Treck list:
  • 01. Flare
  • 02. Glass Escalator
  • 03. 2 Body Beat
  • 04. Riven
  • 05. Rubber
  • 06. Baby Blue
  • 07. Regenerate
  • 08. Floating Pieces Attract

The Discwoman co-founder’s keen understanding of space and dynamics makes just a few overlapping rhythms and melodies feel unexpectedly expansive.

Joey Anderson - Rainbow Doll [AVE66-08]
7.4

Joey Anderson - Rainbow Doll [AVE66-08]

Label: Avenue 66
Treck list:
  • 01. My Dream
  • 02. Heaven Help Us
  • 03. Beside Me
  • 04. Ocean
  • 05. Live It
  • 06. Bounce With It
  • 07. Cindy
  • 08. Can Not

Joey Anderson’s first LP since 2015 is a spiritualised set of house and tech-house from the New Jersey producer. Rainbow Doll’s combination of thick-cut, classicist grooves and lucid-dream pro...

TOKiMONSTA - Oasis Nocturno [YAR201]
6.3

TOKiMONSTA - Oasis Nocturno [YAR201]

Label: Young Art
Treck list:
  • 01. Love That Never
  • 02. One Day (feat. Bibi Bourelly, Jean Deaux )
  • 03. Get Me Some (feat. Drew Love, Dumbfoundead)
  • 04. Renters Anthem
  • 05. Up and Out
  • 06. Fried for the Night (feat. EARTHGANG)
  • 07. Phases (feat. Sunni Colon)
  • 08. Come and Go (feat. VanJess)
  • 09. To be Remote
  • 10. House of Dal
  • 11. Higher Hopes (feat. Rosehardt)
  • 12. For My Eternal, Oh Dream My Treasure

TOKiMONSTA war die erste Frau, die auf Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder-Label veröffentlichte und wurde für ihr letztes Werk "Lune Rouge" 2019 für den Grammy als "Electronic Album Of The Year" nomini...

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.

Bullion - We Had A Good Time [DEEK018]
7.5

Bullion - We Had A Good Time [DEEK018]

Label: Deek Recordings
Treck list:
  • 01. O Vermona
  • 02. We Had A Good Time
  • 03. Hula
  • 04. Cinema Down
  • 05. Hula Hula

Bullion returns with a brand new release for 2020. Black vinyl housed in reverse board single sleeve and black poly-lined inner sleeve. Includes the singles ‘Hula’ and ‘We Had A Good Time’.Fol...

Delroy Edwards - Slap Happy [LIES150]
6.4

Delroy Edwards - Slap Happy [LIES150]

Label: L.I.E.S.
Treck list:
  • 01. Slap Happy
  • 02. Snake Eyes
  • 03. Buckeye Beats
  • 04. Nitemare House
  • 05. Rock This Place
  • 07. Firehouse
  • 08. I Am The One

Delroy Edwards at his old skool Chicago-style best for L.I.E.S. on this banging 8-track LP. Kicking it nostalgic for the late ‘80s WBMX sound of the Windy City, Edwards follows from the dirt o...

Tycho - Simulcast
5.0

Tycho - Simulcast

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Weather
  • 02. Alright
  • 03. Outer Sunset
  • 04. Into The Woods
  • 05. Easy
  • 06. PCH
  • 07. Cypress
  • 08. Stress

Simulcast is a companion piece to Tycho’s 2019 LP Weather. Whereas that record saw the group combining with singer Saint Sinner on several tracks, Simulcast reworks the Weather numbers as voca...

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...

Vladislav Delay - Rakka [CR11]
8.0

Vladislav Delay - Rakka [CR11]

Label: Cosmo Rhythmatic
Treck list:
  • 01. Rakka
  • 02. Raajat
  • 03. Rakkine
  • 04. Raakile
  • 05. Rampa
  • 06. Raataja
  • 07. Rasite

On his first new album in 5 years, Vladislav Delay renders an extreme ecology of electronic sound inspired by time spent above the arctic circle, surrounded by tundra and the raw force of natu...

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...

Sign Libra - Sea to Sea [RVNGL60]
7.2

Sign Libra - Sea to Sea [RVNGL60]

Label: RVNG Intl.
Treck list:
  • 01. Sea of Fecundity
  • 02. Sea of Islands
  • 03. Sea of Waves
  • 04. Sea of Serenity
  • 05. Sea of Vapours
  • 06. Sea of Nectar
  • 07. Sea of Cleverness
  • 08. Sea of Tranquility
  • 09. Sea of Knowledge

Sign Libra deftly refreshes new age tropes in a beautifully breezy LP of ambient-dance-pop certain to charm lovers of records by early Grimes, Kate Bush, YMO, Ana Roxanne, Maria Minerva.

Against All Logic - 2017-2019 [OP053]
7.9

Against All Logic - 2017-2019 [OP053]

Label: Other People
Treck list:
  • 01. Fantasy
  • 02. If Loving You Is Wrong
  • 03. With an Addict
  • 04. If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
  • 05. Alarm
  • 06. Deeeeeeefers
  • 07. Faith
  • 08. Penny
  • 09. You (forever)

Nicolas Jaar's Against All Logic alias with a new full length compiling material recorded between '2017-2019' and following on for his co-production work on FKA Twigs' album MAGDALENE.

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...

Phase Fatale - Scanning Backwards [OSTGUTCD48D]
6.7

Phase Fatale - Scanning Backwards [OSTGUTCD48D]

Label: Ostgut Ton
Treck list:
  • 01. Velvet Imprints
  • 02. Binding By Oath
  • 03. Polystyrene
  • 04. During The Freezing Process
  • 05. Mass Deception
  • 06. Proxy Contact
  • 07. De-patterning
  • 08. Splintered Heels

Poster boy for the neo-EBM revolution, Phase Fatale attacks with muscular gusto on his debut album for Ostgut Ton. Booting off two years after his ‘Redeemer’ album for Hospital Productions and...

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...

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