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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...

Rrose - Hymn to Moisture [EAUX1391B]
7.7

Rrose - Hymn to Moisture [EAUX1391B]

Label: Eaux
Treck list:
  • 01. Mine
  • 02. Bandage
  • 03. Columns
  • 04. Saliva
  • 05. Dissolve
  • 06. Horizon
  • 07. Open Cell
  • 08. Hymn to Moisture

‘Hymn To Moisture’ is the keenly anticipated debut LP proper by Rrose, one of the foremost techno experimenters of this past, strange decade-in-flux. A new high watermark of techno purism and ...

AceMo - Existential
7.3

AceMo - Existential

Label: None
Treck list:
  • 01. Existential
  • 02. Life Pulls You
  • 03. Man From Water pt. 2
  • 04. Life Takes You
  • 05. Message to the Future (Waterfalls)
  • 06. Rave Angel
  • 07. Track 2 Recording 11
  • 08. Love Dimensions

The LP is the first solo full-length from the NYC-based artist Adrian Mojica this year, following POWER, Ace's Acid, All My Life and a collaborative project with MoMA Ready, AceMoMA.

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...

Juneunit - st
8.2

Juneunit - st

Label: Jacktone
Treck list:
  • 01. olun
  • 02. enwm
  • 03. fdsh6
  • 04. atmw
  • 05. 583m
  • 06. xyo
  • 07. lude
  • 08. ntr
  • 09. hsn7
  • 10. ectrl
  • 11. ksjem
  • 12. wlkhm
  • 13. frlnk
  • 14. cyclp

Composed after moving from San Francisco to New England, juneunit's (@juneunit) debut album serves as an exploration of liminal spaces neither here nor there - but never straying from its foun...

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.

Various Artists - 20 Years Of Fabric
6.2

Various Artists - 20 Years Of Fabric

Label: Fabric
Treck list:
  • 01. Nina Kraviz - Da
  • 02. Steffi - Ankertje
  • 03. IMOGEN - Bizant
  • 04. Marcel Dettmann - Taste 2.0
  • 05. Cassy - Joey
  • 06. Anastasia Kristensen - Go Getter
  • 07. Margaret Dygas - Zeitgeist
  • 08. Call Super - Echothread
  • 09. Maya Jane Coles - Reason
  • 10. Sasha - Comet Chaser
  • 11. Special Request - Codename Turbo Nutter
  • 12. Source Direct - Vigilante
  • 13. J. Majik - The Lost Tribe
  • 14. Shackleton - Drawn and Quartered
  • 15. Pinch & TRIM - That Wasnt It

Fabric presents the past and future with 20 artists across 20 original tracks made especially for this release, for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the club.

Shed - Oderbruch [OSTGUTLP33]
7.5

Shed - Oderbruch [OSTGUTLP33]

Label: Ostgut Ton
Treck list:
  • 01. B1 (Anfang und Ende)
  • 02. Die Oder
  • 03. Menschen und Mauern
  • 04. Sterbende Alleen
  • 05. Nacht, Fluss, Grille, Auto, Frosch, Eule, Mucke
  • 06. Der Wolf kehrt Zuruck
  • 07. Seelower Hohen
  • 08. Trauernde Weiden
  • 09. Das Bruch

Shed gets all misty-eyed for his heimat, ‘Oderbruch’ in a cannily textured and melancholy 5th album of signature spins on Detroit, UK, and Berlin rave and techno styles.

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...

Anne Muller - Heliopause [ERATP128DL]
6.9

Anne Muller - Heliopause [ERATP128DL]

Label: Erased Tapes
Treck list:
  • 01. Being Anne
  • 02. Solo Repeat
  • 03. Nummer 2
  • 04. Aarhus, Reminiscences
  • 05. Drifting Circles
  • 06. Heliopause

German cellist, composer, vocalist Anne Müller supplies a rich swell of cello, prepared strings and voice in her debut solo album, arriving ten years since her ‘7fingers’ album with Nils Frahm...

Roland Tings - Salt Water
7.3

Roland Tings - Salt Water

Label: Cascine
Treck list:
  • 01. Being There
  • 02. Always Rushing (feat. Mild Minds)
  • 03. Hiding in the Bushes
  • 04. Up Close
  • 05. Circulating
  • 06. Rainforest
  • 07. In a Cloud
  • 08. Water Music
  • 09. Song for a Sinking Ship
  • 10. Sun Drops Behind the Hill

The Melbourne producer's follow-up to his 2014 self-titled debut drops. Salt Water will be the Melbourne artist's first full-length release in five years, following his self-titled LP on Inter...

Stenny - Upsurge [ITLP05]
7.4

Stenny - Upsurge [ITLP05]

Label: Ilian Tape
Treck list:
  • 01. Water Maze
  • 02. Detraction
  • 03. Sensitive Habitat
  • 04. Blind Corners
  • 05. BFRB
  • 06. Swordfish
  • 07. Whyrl
  • 08. Psygraph
  • 09. Fast Fade
  • 10. Dew
  • 11. Cursed
  • 12. In A Distant Light

Upsurge is the 5th LP on Ilian Tape and the musical journey of a sensitive soul. Over the last 8 years Stenny has become one of the core artists on the label, continuously evolving his own sty...

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.

Various Artists - 4 Years of Service [SNFLP002]
7.4

Various Artists - 4 Years of Service [SNFLP002]

Label: Shall Not Fade
Treck list:
  • 01. U Used 2 Know Me
  • 02. Sensual
  • 03. Sundaze
  • 04. My Speedos
  • 05. Since We are Here
  • 06. Sun
  • 07. Unified Love Machine
  • 08. La Progressive
  • 09. Interference

Due for release on November 16th, Shall Not Fade 4 Years Of Service gathers together nine tracks from existing and freshly signed members of the label’s growing family of artists, including KE...

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 ...

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - The Undivided Five [ZENDNL255]
7.5
8.2

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - The Undivided Five [ZENDNL255]

Label: Ninja Tune
Treck list:
  • 01. Our Lord Debussy
  • 02. Sullen Sonata
  • 03. The Haunted Victorian Pencil
  • 04. The Slow Descent Has Begun
  • 05. Aqualung, Motherfucker
  • 06. A Minor Fifth Is Made Of Phantoms
  • 07. Adios, Florida
  • 08. The Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair
  • 09. Keep It Dark, Deutschland

Perfectly rustic, cinematic and Autumnal compositions for strings, wind and electronics from Adam Wiltzie (Stars of The Lid, Mercury Rev) and Dustin O’Halloran’s AWVFTS, minting their debut on...

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 ...

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