Plenty of new music to celebrate including the head-spinning debut from electro savant Vivian Koch, J - Shadow’s mind-mangling low-end explorations, labyrinthine techno from P/Rgm, Tarkovsky-inspired mood music from Aponogeton, an overlooked gem from Belgium’s DSR Lines, and the latest from Carl Stone.Read More
Abstract beatz, math rock, intelligent Techno, proper Drum'n'Bass, these clever genres for stupid people resurrect the premodern opposition in which the mind is bizarrely superior to the body. By frustrating the funk and impeding the groove, clever music amputates the distributed mind, locks you back in the prisonhouse of your head. Far from being futuristic , cerebral music therefore retards you by reimposing a preindustrial sensory hierarchy that shut up your senses in a Cartesian prison.
-Kodwo EshunRead More
Alas! 2016 is dead and things will surely get better in 2017, right? And if the world turns upside down in the next months and we all find ourselves under the martial law of THX 1138 android police officers with orange rather than chrome faces, here are 31 fantastic albums written about for you to sink your teeth into. Additionally, I've decided to use this as a place to make up for my past sins of not writing down my year-end list and try to somehow document all of the albums that have tickled my fancy since 2013, which is kind of my personal year zero. So dig in, critique my writing, and most importantly, allow each of these albums to take you on an algorithmically-enhanced trip through the annals of good music.Read More