Monthly Archives: June 2018

DJ Koze – Kock Knock [Pampa]

The much anticipated follow up to Stefan Kozalla’s 2013 break through Amygdala is everything great about electronic music. Warm, glittery, saturated, hypnotic, soulful, optimistic, minimal, emotional, dreamy, cohesive… shall I continue? You should probably just listen. Release Date: 5/4/2018 Play: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 RIYL: Kolsch, The Field, John Talabot  

oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls – Faminine Mystique [Nihjgt Feelings]

One can only imagine the early morning scenes in the Berlin apartment where this album was recorded in its entirety. It is a sort of difficult hear, disorienting experiment with Auto-Tune, shoegaze vocals and crafted guitar solos. You might call it trip hop revivalism, 90’s nostalgia, or just plain crap. It’s worth a listen, regardless. […]

Johnny Jewel – Themes for Television [Italians Do It Better]

A collection of ambient material intended for the “Twin Peaks” series reboot makes a surprise drop via the indie label Italians Do It Better. Jewel composed close to 20 hours of music for the show, and submitted nearly 7 hours of complete compositions intended for use in production– All were ultimately rejected by creator David […]

Anemone – Baby Only You And I [Luminelle]

Bleeding into the edges of alternative we have Montreal-based artist Chloé Soldevila sounding a lot like Stereolab mixed with Mark Pritchard. It’s worldly, jammy, strange, and seriously addictive. Release Date: 4/27/2018 Play: 1, 2, 3, 4 RIYL: Stereolab, Saint Etienne

Amber Mark – Conexão EP [Interscope]

The 23-year-old New York artist and globe trotter Amber Mark makes it sound so easy– like she has been making sublime pop and singing elegant R&B hooks for decades. Four tracks just isn’t enough. Pick one. Release Date: 5/7/2018 Play: 1, 2, 3, 4…. That’s all of them! RIYL: Charlotte Day Wilson, Ravyn Lenae, Jorja […]

GAS – Rausch [Kompakt]

Ambient techno from beyond the grave. The apex of perfection on a rainy Monday morning. Something that is meant to be heard from beginning to end. Probably not the best work for radio airplay given the longevity and progressive nature of it all, but simply a must for enthusiasts of electronic music. Release Date: 5/18/2018 […]

Gui Boratto – Pentagram [Kompakt]

Ten years have passed since lord of the dancefloor Gui Boratto released his breakthrough debut Chromophobia. And what now? Five Pillars of Techno and their relation to severity, conflict and harmony? The Brazilian producer had this to say: “I’ve wanted to transmit the scientific pentagram’s point of view. It’s not a religious kind of thing“. […]

A.A.L (Nicolas Jaar) 2012 – 2017 [Other People]

New York based Chilean-American composer and recording artist Nicolas Jaar (Against All Logic) releases a treasure trove of basement tracks and disco loops.  “This Old House is All I Have” might be the best thing you hear this week… Release Date: 5/17/2018 RIYL: Lone, James Blake, Falty DL Label: Other People  

Forest Swords – DJ Kicks [!K7]

Following two successful, timeless albums on Ninja Tune and Tri Angle, Forest Swords takes the helm of a 27-track compilation for !K7’s long running DJ Kicks series. It circles around ‘80s post-punk, ‘90s electronica, and features selections from Laurel Halo, Orbital, Dead Can Dance, Neneh Cherry, David Toop, Demdike Stare & more. A few exclusive […]