Tag Archive: actress

Actress, Ghettoville

Ghettoville finds its creator staring into the fundamentals of his sound, which is to say the nuts and bolts of his poetics and the inky void they exist within.

LWE’s Top 5 EPs of 2013

LWE’s year-end charts begin with associate editor Chris Miller’s top 5 EPs of 2013.

LWE Reviews VIA Fest 2013

LWE contributor Lauren Cox provides her run-down of the fourth annual VIA Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.

Terrence Dixon, Giant Robot

Darren Cunningham has long acknowledged Detroit minimalist Terrence Dixon as an influence on his work as Actress, but it has taken years for the two to actually appear on a record together.

Little White Earbuds February Charts 2013

01. PJOTR, “True Spirit” [Udacha]
02. Marco Bernardi, “Space Coral”
[Futureboogie Recordings]
03. Bandshell, “Landfill” [Liberation Technologies]
04. Axel Boman, “Klinsmann” [Hypercolor]
05. Boo Williams, “Further Teck”
[Contemporary Scarecrow]
06. Flori, “SU-3150” [Aim]
07. Shakarchi & Stranéus, “Either Way”
[Geography Records]
08. Powell, “Band” [The Death Of Rave]
09. Actress, “Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion” [Werkdiscs]
10. Agnès, “Bobba Fatt” [Vitalik Recordings]

Actress, Silver Cloud

Preceding the long-awaited Ghettoville album comes Silver Cloud, perhaps the strangest record Actress has ever put his name to.

Moiré, Never Sleep

Moiré assimilates nicely amongst Actress’s clandestine fold on Werkdiscs with his debut EP, Never Sleep, which also features a remix from the label boss.

LWE’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

Teengirl Fantasy, Motif

With Motif, Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have made the decision to plant themselves in the more serious dance music soil of R&S. Actress remixes.

2Q Reports 2012: Albums

For our first 2Q Report, Steve Kerr highlights five LPs from 2012 which have edged out their many competitors.

Little White Earbuds May Charts 2012

01. Head High, “Rave” (Dirt Mix) [Power House]
02. Marco Bernardi, “The Burning Love Ensemble”
[Royal Oak]
03. Omar, “Lay It Down” (André Lodemann New Vocal Mix) [Best Works Records]
04. Bass Clef, “Walworth Road Acid Trapdoor”
[Punch Drunk]
05. Maayan Nidam, “Trippin’ Over You” [Cadenza]
06. Dream 2 Science, “How Do I Love Thee”
[Rush Hour Recordings]
07. Pépé Bradock, “12Turn13” [Atavisme]
08. The Citizen’s Band, “Densed”
[Live At Robert Johnson]
09. Lone, “As A Child (Feat. Machinedrum)”
[R&S Records]
10. Actress, “The Lord’s Graffiti”
[Honest Jon’s Records]

Actress, R.I.P

R.I.P finds Actress eschewing the mélanges of ramshackle genre studies in favor of an album that is considerably more precise in its geometry.

LWE Does Unsound Festival New York 2012

After a week’s rest, LWE correspondents Chris Miller and Jordan Rothlein file their report on Unsound New York 2012.

Actress, Harrier ATTK/Gershwin

Actress’ first release on Instra:mental’s NonPlus+ label last year was a harshly angular, mechanistic companion to the slightly more organic Splazsh, and the follow-up is no different.

LWE’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

These 10 albums, as voted on by LWE’s writing staff, represent the best and most intrepid among the year’s long form statements.

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2010 (5-1)

LWE’s Top 5 Artists Who Defined 2010

LWE 2Q Reports: Top 5 Albums

So in the last six months, why have I, in my capacity as a dance music writer, been pitching reviews of dance albums week in and week out? I think it’s because I’ve noticed something funny happening with dance music albums.

LWE Reviews MUTEK 2010

After a few days’ rest, LWE contributor Steve Kerr submits his review of MUTEK 2010.

Actress, Splazsh

The second album by Actress, Splazsh, is stylistically diverse, its shapeshifting unified by his predilection for clipped vocal stabs and subtle, droning atmospherics.