For the Testpressing series, Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker strip away the ornate art that long accompanied their releases to reveal equally raw tracks with no end point in sight.
It’s been more than a year since Martyn’s last proper record, and the Newspeak EP largely continues down the 4/4 trail he’s been traveling for awhile now.
Exai will sound stylistically familiar to Autechre fans, almost comfortingly so, but it raises plenty of new challenges as well.
LWE’s associate editor, Chris Miller, compiled Curator’s Cuts 29. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.
Awoken By Tears, the fifth release from the genuinely shadowy, Dope James-affiliated Chasing Voices, is simply their best work yet.
Atom™ isn’t exactly palling around with Timbaland, but on his new album, HD, he takes a couple pages from Kraftwerk in his acerbic exploration of electronics in pop music.
Shawn O’Sullivan, whose rough and ready records for L.I.E.S. and W.T. have already earned him numerous plaudits, steps up for release three of Anthony Parasole’s Brooklyn label, The Corner.
For the inaugural release on his new Confused House label, Steve Summers and roommate Bookworms unleash a triptych of heady, masterful house tracks.
Dave Sumner’s more than 16 years in the trenches of techno and house have prepared him to make Incubation, his first solo album — is a beacon of timeless techno and stellar mixing.
Preceding the long-awaited Ghettoville album comes Silver Cloud, perhaps the strangest record Actress has ever put his name to.
The pairing of Peverelist and Kowton feels right at home on Hessle Audio on their Raw Code 12″.
“Full of Fire” is likely the most dance floor focused track The Knife have ever recorded, but also a satisfying step away from the affecting melodies of their previous work.
Minimal Wave’s further excavations yield a second single from the French duo In Aeternam Vale, this one even more relevant to contemporary audiences.
Burial’s dramatic shift towards making longer pieces with multiple movements picks up steam on his late 2012 release, Truant/Rough Sleeper.
DJ Kaos’ Kosmischer Ruckenwind from 2009 is an enticing take on guitar-based kosmische musik, but it’s this remix package by Quiet Village and Elitetechnique that really delivers.
Rush Hour offers yet another compendium of newly relevant archived dance music, this time by Jorge Velez and almost all previously unheard.
It’s with great pleasure that we ring in the new year with Levon Vincent at the helm for our 149th exclusive podcast: a journey through his record bag stocked with favorites both new and old.
For LWE’s third year-end column, associate editor Chris Miller shines the spotlight on five artists who defined 2012.
In LWE’s first year-end column associate editor, Chris Miller, picks five of the oft-overlooked EP format’s best releases in 2012.
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