Category: Electronic

Glue Trip – Glue Trip

Glue Trip – Glue Trip       novomundo: ‘Experimental and psychedelic pop of Lucas and Felipe comes from João Pessoa, capital of the Paraíba state in the Northeast of Brazil. Eight titles alternately hallucinogenic, bright, clammy. Eight ” trips ” matured in the saving twilight of Lucas’ s Home-Studio, apartemento 307. Little by little […]

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Nicolas Jaar – Sirens

Nicolas Jaar – Sirens       Rovi Staff: “Sirens, the third album from Nicolas Jaar, falls somewhere between the contemplative microhouse of first album Space Is Only Noise (2011) and the glossier follow-up Pomegranates (2015). Introduced with the haunting 11-minute track “Killing Time,” Jaar integrates new elements into his sound, from the synth pop […]

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James Blake – The Colour In Anything

James Blake – The Colour In Anything       Andy Kellman: ‘…A couple weeks later, the long-delayed The Colour in Anything materialized at a length nearly that of his first two albums put together. Recording began in London. Once stalled by creative fatigue, Blake decamped to Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio. The sunnier environment had […]

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Four Tet – Rounds

      John Bush: ‘For his solo projects, Fridge’s Kieran Hebden is a lo-fi experimentalist who, had he been recording 15 years ago, would’ve been cranking out songs on a four-track recorder instead of a laptop. As demonstrated on his third record, Rounds, he’s one of the few musicians capturing all the promise inherent […]

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Pet Shop Boys – Please

Pet Shop Boys – Please Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘A collection of immaculately crafted and seamlessly produced synthesized dance-pop, the Pet Shop Boys’ debut album, Please, sketches out the basic elements of the duo’s sound. At first listen, most of the songs come off as mere excuses for the dancefloor, driven by cold, melodic keyboard riffs […]

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Faithless – Reverence

 Faithless – Reverence       Amy Hanson: ‘Maxi Jazz, the maestro behind Faithless, is well titled as “the grand oral disseminator.” The tales he spins make this album a manifesto, religious experience, sexual escapade, and 24-hour rave all rolled up into one tightly constructed package. As Jazz explored hip-hop through the 1980s and his […]

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Tangerine Dream – Ricochet

Tangerine Dream – Ricochet Glenn Swan: ‘Electronic trio Tangerine Dream embrace their equipment and take their audience on an actual journey through this especially good, two-part showcase recorded live in France and Britain. Featuring the early and memorable lineup of Chris Franke, Edgar Froese, and Peter Baumann, Ricochet continuously evolves to the next plateau of […]

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Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air

Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air “Blue” Gene Tyranny: ‘After several graph compositions and early pattern pieces with jazz ensembles in the late ’50s and early ’60s (see “Concert for Two Pianists and Tape Recorders” and “Ear Piece” in La Monte Young’s book An Anthology), Riley invented a whole new music which has […]

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Robert Miles – Dreamland

Robert Miles – Dreamland    Jose F. Promis: ‘Italian pianist turned DJ Robert Miles scored a massive international hit with his wonderful, dreamy dance cut “Children” (one of the 1990s biggest and best dance hits) from his debut album Dreamland. The album at times sounds as if it were one continuous song (or set of […]

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Moby – 18

Moby – 18 18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby released in 2002. The most successful single from the album was “We Are All Made of Stars”, which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. A notable single on the album is “Extreme Ways” which appears on The Bourne Legacy. […]

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St Germain – Boulevard

St Germain – Boulevard       Boulevard is an album by French DJ Ludovic Navarre, released under the stage name St. Germain. It was originally released in the UK on July 28, 1995, but was later released in the USA March 26, 2002. The album is more dance music-oriented and relaxing compared to his […]

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Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles AMG Review: No matter how much Crystal Castles insist they’re named after She-Ra’s fortress and not the 1983 arcade favorite, thanks to the Atari sound chips in their keyboards, their music evokes vintage video game soundtracks — albeit ones that have been folded, spindled, and mutilated almost past recognition. On their […]

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Air – Moon Safari

Air – Moon Safari AMG Review: Although electronica had its fair share of chillout classics prior to the debut of Air, the lion’s share were either stark techno (Warp) or sample-laden trip-hop (Mo’ Wax). But while Air had certainly bought records and gear based on the artists that had influenced them, they didn’t just regurgitate […]

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Tycho – Dive

Tycho – Dive AMG Review: The transcendental soundscapes of San Francisco’s Scott Hansen sparkle and shine in Tycho’s first Ghostly release. The San Francisco graphic designer/electronic musician stays dedicated to the musical styles of Boards of Canada and Ulrich Schnauss, with liquid keyboards drizzled over gentle beats, but as the popularity of chillwave continues to […]

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Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity

Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity From Here to Eternity is a 1977 album composed, produced and performed by Giorgio Moroder. In the production credits, it is stated that “only electronic keyboards were used in the making of this album.” The first part of the album is a nonstop dance mix that has been […]

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Hotel Costes vol 4

Hotel Costes vol 4 Hotel Costes vol 4: Quatre is a downtempo/lounge album compiled and mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac, resident DJ of the Parisian cafe/restaurant Hôtel Costes. AMG Review: The Hotel Costes series continues to compile darkly attractive lounge music for listeners with an ear open to the sounds of percussive drum’n’bass. Many of Stéphane Pompougnac’s […]

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Télépopmusik – Genetic World

Télépopmusik – Genetic World AMG review:  This debut outing by French techno craftsmen Fabrice Dumont, Stephan Haeri, and Christophe Hetier is a lounge lizard’s idea of heaven. Among the many intriguing elements stitched between the subtle dance beats are sultry female spoken-word snippets and seductive melodies provided by Peaches and Chilly Gonzales and gravel-voiced Scottish […]

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Thom Brennan – Mist

Thom Brennan – Mist AMG Review: In 2001 Thom Brennan began re-releasing a lot of his earlier works. There was one recording that set all of this in motion, and that was the release of his excellently gifted work Thom Brennan – Mist. Thom Brennan’s Mist is not only one of his finest offerings, but […]

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XXYYXX – XXYYXX

XXYYXX – XXYYXX Marcel Everett (born October 31, 1995),[4] better known as XXYYXX, is an electronic musician and producer from Orlando, Florida signed to Relief in Abstract. He is most notable for gaining prominence within the indie music culture, despite his young age and experimental lo-fi music, which he made in his bedroom with FL […]

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Hotel Costes vol 11

Hotel Costes vol 11 Amazon 2008 installment in this trend-setting compilation series. Ten years ago , French DJ Stephane Pompougnac decided to bring together the tracks he played as the resident DJ at the famed Hotel Costes. A decade later, he brings the 11th installment in this excellent series. While continuing the tradition of the […]

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