This label is featured in Update #091:
Boards of Canada, Siriusmo, James Holden, Morphosis
Halfway through the year, post-summer solstice and supermoon, a flurry of stunning releases emerge; Boards of Canada's long-teased and hugely anticipated new album, a new direction in James Holden's impressive sophomore album, a new collaboration between two more...
Compared with his stunning interactive audiovisual environment, 'Stellarscope' is tarred with the deterministic constraints of the recording medium. Nevertheless, the innovative talents of Vinyl Williams are still a pleasure, a hypnotic haze of synth pop, a fine remix with ex-Stereolab members Europe51 to boot. Nice!
This label is featured in Update #087:
Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
Finished during 'overdrive recording' in the final months of her pregnancy, Karen Gwyer's debut album has shaped up beautifully, with hushed, echoing slow-motion pop pieces interspersed with tumbling techno beats, lush synths and blissful tranquil moments. Recommended.
This label is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
Young London-based duo of Thom Hill and Linda Jarvis appear with a hugely impressive debut LP, Jarvis' dreamy vocals floating hauntingly above cloudy textures of whirling echos of guitars. My Bloody Valentine comparisons are perhaps inevitable, yet done by and for a new generation. A stunning record.