Tag Archive: jordan rothlein

Silent Servant, Negative Fascination

Negative Fascination won’t end Silent Servant’s Sandwell District associations entirely, but it’s unquestionably a statement of independence, both from the group and from capital-T techno more generally.

DJ October, Planet Of Minds / Singularity Jump

That he’s credited as DJ October on Planet Of Minds / Singularity Jump, TANSTAAFL’s second 12″, hints at who might get the most out of this record.

Bicep Vs, You/Don’t EP

Biceps debut on Aus Music feels more like flirtation than full-on stylistic evolution — a safe exploration of a sound that’s been pretty thoroughly mined at this point.

Lauer, Phillips

Phillips, Lauer’s first full-length, puts his impossibly melodic, love-it-or-leave-it sound to the test, making for a somewhat inscrutable front-to-back listen containing some of the best nuggets in his discography.

BBH: Dream 2 Science, Dream 2 Science

Rush Hour’s reissue of this often overlooked classic album reminds listeners not only of Dream 2 Science’s songwriting chops, but also his voracious appetite for sexual themes.

Barker, Like An Animal EP

In releasing his first solo EP outside of Ostgut Ton, Barker can ostensibly let his bass do its thing outside the techno trappings of his collaborations with Andy Baumecker.

The White Lamp, It’s You

And after making your way through The White Lamp’s “It’s You,” the latest from Futureboogie Recordings, you may need to check you’re still wearing clothes.

Wesley Matsell, Zones Within Zones

Wesley Matsell’s Studio Barnhus debut is a strikingly fresh EP that pits Axel Boman-style bounce against synth textures that scream Border Community.

Scuba, Personality

Personality highlights the narrative that’s been hiding in plain sight: Scuba has steadily been nurturing an almost otherworldly studio prowess, one that reaches its apex here.

John Talabot, Æ’IN

Æ’IN is the embodiment of the euphoric house Talabot is known for in an album as expertly sequenced as any “best new music” you’re likely to hear.

Maxmillion Dunbar, Polo (Versions)

Live At Robert Johnson makes its first American signing in the form of Maxmillion Dunbar, giving his “Polo” a victory lap backed by a Lauer remix.

BBH: Lego Feet, Lego Feet

While Autechre completists will undoubtedly appreciate a window into the pair before they’d fully formed, students of dance music will enjoy hearing the gamut of 1980s dance music tropes cracking at their foundations.

Curator’s Cuts 14: Chris Miller & Jordan Rothlein

For Curator’s Cuts 14, both assistant editor Chris Miller and staff writer Jordan Rothlein were in the mix. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curators disclose and describe the tracklist as part of the podcast.