Author Archive: Michael C. Walsh

LWE’s Top 10 Downloads (From the Second Half) of 2012

For LWE’s fourth year-end column, staff writer Michael C. Walsh collects ten essential downloads from the second half of 2012.

Madteo, Noi No

Noi No, the result of Finnish based Sähkö Recordings unexpectedly inviting Madteo into their catalog, is a wild and unsettling ride for both parties.

FaltyDL, Straight & Arrow

“Straight & Arrow” is the lead single from FaltyDL’s forthcoming full-length, Hardcourage, and once again Drew Lustman has flipped the formula.

LWE Reviews Moogfest 2012

With the festival and a massive hurricane behind him, LWE contributor Michael C. Walsh offers his blow-by-blow take on Asheville, NC’s Moogfest 2012.

Maxxi Soundsystem feat. Name One, Regrets We Have No Use For

Maxxi Soundsystem’s “Regrets We Have No Use For” is relatable in its ethos, catchy in its simplicity, and if all was right in the world, it’d be owning radio airwaves.

LWE’s Guide to Moogfest 2012

Unlike most city-centric festivals spread throughout multiple venues and peddled to a very specific subset, there’s some breadth to Moogfest. To help cut through the sprawl LWE has assembled this quick, handy guide.

Flying Lotus, Until The Quiet Comes

Doubling back after a series of increasingly intense musical statements, Flying Lotus offers up the somewhat inconsequential Until The Quiet Comes as his fourth album.

Joe, MB/Studio Power On

Two years after stunning the dance world with a track made primarily from handclaps, Joe returns with an equally arresting new single for Untold’s Hemlock Recordings.

Illum Sphere, Birthday/h808er

Never one to align with a singular genre himself, Illum Sphere has arrived at a benchmark with Birthday/h808er, far-and-away his most menacing effort to date.

Ripperton, Let’s Hope

While Ripperton’s “Let’s Hope” offers 11+ minutes of cosmic, club-centric fare, its Bicep’s remix that’s most likely to grab dancers by the scruff.

Roaming, Believe In Reflecting

Moomin joins forces with Christopher Rau under the moniker Roaming; and while expectedly deep, the result doesn’t quite bear the same weight that either has plied as of late.

Midland & Pariah, SHEWORKS003

With their collaborative 12″ for Works The Long Nights, Midland and Pariah take the plunge from bass music-influenced house music into the dank pool of techno.

Moody, Why Do U Feel EP

Never one to avoid controversy, Kenny Dixon Jr. picks a reviled figure of recent musical times as the sample source for Why Do U Feel EP‘s most discussed track.

Joy Orbison, Boddika & Pearson Sound, Faint

For this third release on their SunkLo imprint, Joy Orbison and Boddika recruit Pearson Sound in a move that nearly crippled the internetÂ’’s hype machine upon its announcement.