Take a look at that tribal mask. Aaron Jerome’s producer alter-ego is about the join the likes of DeadMau5 and Daft Punk in the “electronic-musicians-who-present-themselves-in-iconic-headgear” stakes. On SBTRKT’s self-titled debut (pronounced ‘Subtract’) Jerome displays considerable skill at fusing different strands of electronic music that make up the zeitgeist of the genre. Jerome manages to weave… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2011

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Janine Rostron’s second album W is clearly the result of an informed and talented musician, the kind who should only exist enigmatically, never in the real world. An English Berlin-based singer, songwriter, composer, producer and videographer, there’s an ambition and depth to W that is clearly the work of experience. As a simple descriptor, it… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2011

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limerence (plural limerences) An involuntary state of mind which seems to result from a romantic attraction for another person combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one’s feelings reciprocated. Young Montana?’s tunes to date have showed an impressive depth of beat knowledge, chopped instruments and enough genres to suggest that debut album Limerence would… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2011

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Album Of The Week: Gangs by ASIWYFA The heart of And So I Watch You From Afar’s music comes from the band’s unyielding ability to create instrumental rock music that is as furious, energised and anthemic as it is frequently poignant. Most post-rock (as in music made with rock instruments) relies on grandiose chord changes… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2011

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After listening to w h o k i l l, tUnE-YaRdS’ phenomenal new album, go back and listen to Merrill Garbus’ debut Bird-Brains. It’s rough, shoddily-produced, abrasive and full of ideas. By virtue of the way it was recorded and released – on a handheld voice recorder and second-hand cassettes (the album was ultimately remastered),… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2011

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