Author Archives: The Serial Chiller

Teebs – Anicca [Brainfeeder]

Los Angeles based producer Mtendere Mandowa (Teebs) comes with the holy water on Anicca after a five year hiatus. At 4​7 minutes, the LP blends his signature production style with some colorful collaborations from Sudan Archives, Panda Bear, MNDSGN and others. This album is for whatever is happening right now, a perfect soundtrack to nearly […]

Superheart – Opening Credits EP [Akira]

Catch a flight to an island of sanity with the soft reverb, interesting lyrics and gentle melodies of Superheart. It’s as dreamy as synth pop gets. Release Date: 8/22/2019 Play: 1, 2, 3, 4

Alessandro Cortini – Volume Massimo [Mute]

Don’t forget to schedule your dog’s next annual appointment with a veterinarian. Get it? The cones of shame? Never mind. Nine Inch Nails keyboardist and accomplished solo artist Alessandro Cortini debuts on Mute with an assembly of filmy, subdued melodies on analog synthesizers and Ibanez guitars. It technically qualifies as music, but as to what […]

Floating Points – LesAlpx / Coorabell [Ninja Tune]

Sam Shepard gets down with some fancy sound machines and looks to pull listeners onto the dance floor with this double track release ahead of a new full length coming soon. Of the album, Shepard notes… I started going back to my early records and all the sounds I loved playing at clubs like Fabric […]

Burial – Claustro / State Forest [Hyperdub]

Palpable tension can be felt between the two tracks here from the veteran producer and UK dubstep pioneer. “Claustro” is crazed, rock-torching footwork, while “State Forest” is foreboding and dark. Both are good, but it’s the ambient work that really shines on this fourteen minute record as Burial ventures further into the void. Release Date: […]

Peggy Gou – Moment EP [Gudu]

Gou has done it again with thirteen minutes of satisfying house music on the first release from her own label, Gudu Records. Both tracks feature Korean lyrics over looping piano melodies, and should be well received on any set list. Release Date: May 3, 2019 Play: Both

Baby Grand – Riveria EP [Club Grand]

Stick to what you know and avoid disappointment. What we have here is sweet, safe, familiar retro lounge music filled with latin flare and harmonious strings. Can’t go wrong, really. Release Date: 9/30/2019 Play: All

Julian Zyklus – Four Dimensional Waves [Hush Hush]

As far as long format conceptual records go, it’s one stranger thing after another. The debut album from Italian electronic musician Julian Zyklus is “based on the cyclic idea of a universe born through a white hole that moves and grows through four-dimensional waves before arriving at its final black hole”. It could be a […]

NAVVI – 25O2 [Hush Hush]

After their sophomore release in 2018, the Seattle duo wasted no time pushing this 8 track, black ice translucent vinyl to market. 25O2 is a continuous house mix, recorded rather impulsively in just one week at the base of a mountain in Washington State. They’ve trusted their instincts, and embraced the nightclub. So hypnotic, and […]

blāācmäjik – Plight of the Avian Aliens [Cubby Control]

Looking to get weird? Try some ritual music from this San Francisco based synthesizerist. The frequencies which make up this album will have you lost in the world’s largest corn maze, but at least you found a playlist for that haunted house party. To be so odd, it works. Release Date: 7/19/2019 Play: 1, 8, […]

Ross From Friends – Epiphany [Brainfeeder]

90’s nostalgic producer Ross From Friends follows last year’s full length debut with a highly additive 3 track EP of clubby head bobbers. It’s funky, fun, swerve driven house music that ends too soon, really. Let’s hope more is coming soon. Release Date: 8/19/2019 Play: All 3    

MEUTE – Live in Paris [Tumult Records]

This is the debut album from a German techno marching band… a German techno marching band! The idea of marching band music is being overhauled with MUETE’s brass and percussion versions of dance hits by Disclosure, Dennis Ferrer, Flume and Deadmau5. There really isn’t anything like it. Dance dance to the revolution! Release Date: 10/4/2019 […]

Rainer Veil – Vanity [Modern Love]

This duo’s debut album is quite possibly the most interesting electronic music you’ll here all month. Again, it’s difficult to categorize what it sounds like, exactly. Lonely fragments of dub and bass music intersect with charred remains of trance. A worthy experiment and a must listen for those glued to the genre. Release Date: 5/9/2019 […]

Suzanne Ciani – Flowers of Evil [Finders Keepers]

Absolutely weird music for the Buchla Synthesiser and voice based on the poem Elevation by Charles Baudelaire. Originally recorded in 1969, it proved too future. The album quickly faded into obscurity, and is being released on vinyl for the first time this July. Frankly, it just isn’t music. Your party guests or pod mates are […]

Mexico City Blondes – Blush [Burger Records]

What if Portishead made a record in 2019? One can’t help but wonder if this was one of the musical interests Allie Thompson and Greg Doscher bonded over in Santa Barbara, California when they decided to make music together as Mexico City Blondes. Smooth and familiar from start to finish, their debut album on Burger […]

Tim Hecker – Anoyo [Kranky]

More fantastic experimental electronic music from Canadian composer Tim Hecker, featuring a Tokyo gagaku ensemble. An ensemble of this type consists of at least 16 musicians playing only traditional Japanese woodwinds, strings and percussion instruments. It’s 30 minutes of immersive, addictive, and completely unique compositions that perfectly follows Hecker’s last album Konoyo, which also relied […]

Us3r – 1985 [DeepWater]

If you thought 1993 was a good year, take another look at 1985. Back to the Future was the highest grossing movie at the box office, and Chrysler had just turned Grandma’s grocery getter into a menacing torque monster. We had Nintendo, New Coke, the Cold War and lost Route 66. What a time to […]

Clay Beds [Hush Hush]

A couple of electro pop weirdos based out of Tacoma, Washington called “Clay Beds” make their recording debut on Hush Hush Records with thick beats, ambient undertones and washed out vocals. At only six tracks, this cassette only release is densely packed with intricate sound layers spanning R&B, hip hop, dream pop, and rock. It’s […]

Jayda G – Significant Changes [Ninja Tune]

The debut album from Canadian DJ and producer Jayda Guy on Ninja Tune is smooth downtempo dance music for any crowd. Actual orca recordings followed by an arrangement of string instruments on “Orca’s Reprise” is a beautifully sad piece that underscores the artists interest in biology and conservationism. Preserving the natural world is a theme […]

beric. – Irregular In Shape [Hush Hush]

The 6-track debut album from Amsterdam-based electronic producer Tim Roosen is a charming endeavor into atmospheric soundscapes. Meditative at it’s core, this is complex enough for deep listening while maintaining the soft repetition of background music. Own the purple tint tape today for only $5. As to what it all means, Roosen had this to […]

Emancipator & 9 Theory – Cheeba Gold [Loci]

… And that’s exactly that this album is: friggin gold. Forget about what else is going on right now and just pick a track from this 4-song collaboration between two very accomplished artists. Press play. Hear those zips, horns, strings, subtle vocals, and sweet hip hop beats. You can’t miss. Release Date: 3/22/2019 Play: All […]

Fennesz – Agora [TOUCH]

If you’ve heard anything from experimental electronic musician Christian Fennesz before, then you already know that this is going to get weird. It can be a fine line sometimes between great and total crap, and this has to be one of the most engaging ambient music releases of 2019 so far. Sweepingly soft, distorted, and […]

K Á R Y Y N – THE QUANTA SERIES [Mute]

Do you ever find yourself saying, “That last part of the song was really good. I wish they kept that going”? Well 3 minutes and 23 seconds into the opening track EVER is your wish come true. That word “Forever” reaches crescendo, and slowly fades out on repeat over the next several minutes for maximum […]

Apparat – LP5 [Mute]

A lot has changed for the Berlin based musician since the release of his last studio album in 2013. His collaborative work as Moderat with members of Modeselektor has been a commercial and touring hit, in some ways eclipsing Apparat’s success as a solo artist. And while Moderat goes for big, arena filling kinetic dance […]

Big Wild – Superdream [Counter]

Hip Hop beat maker turned vocalist Jackson Stell has released his debut album following the streaming success of his first EP as Big Wild in 2017. This is not your average big body EDM. Stell is an artist; blending the ethereal floating points of progressive house with punchy bass lines and intelligent drops. Some seriously […]