ELYXR – Eternal Life Eternal Youth
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Eternal electronic goodness… Back in 2017, electronic musician and producer Kasson Crooker (Symbion Project, Freezepop) embarked on a new music project envisioned as a collaborative effort. ELYXR featured different singers involved for each subsequent release, bringing an intriguing and fresh … Read More

GOLD BABY – 500/1
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This is just a bad dream… When a band takes its name from one of Sylvia Plath’s most famous poems, it can only be a good thing. Such is the case with Siân Alex’s indie-pop combo Gold Baby, who return … Read More

OOBERFUSE – Call My Name
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Bittersweet breezy pop Following a busy period of live performances, the east-meets-west electronic duo of Ooberfuse have returned with the release of a new single titled ‘Call My Name’. Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson first popped up on our … Read More

SPRAY – Failure Is Inevitable
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Where the wonder goes… This year has been a busy year for electronic music with a deluge of new releases on an almost weekly basis. While the quality of many of those releases has been high, occasionally something comes along … Read More

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO scores Black Mirror episode
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Black ambient moments The forthcoming return of cult TV show Black Mirror will also see the talents of iconic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto on hand to score one of the episodes in the upcoming series. Charlie Brooker’s science fiction-tinged show plays around … Read More

MARINA – Love + Fear
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When love is lost it’s only fear in disguise Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’) Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis has returned after a lengthy break with … Read More

WILL BURNS & HANNAH PEEL – Chalk Hill Blue
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Here are the fragments… As a musician, Hannah Peel has always been keen to expand her musical boundaries and explore ever-more esoteric outings. Take her 2010 EP Rebox for instance which featured music box covers of classic synth-pop tunes, including … Read More

TR/ST – The Destroyer Part One
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Life and all its lows “The giant agaves outside my home only bloom every 20 or 30 years years” muses Robert Alfons, “Being around that was a powerful lesson in slowness. And in tenacity.” The latest album from TR/ST certainly … Read More

A VOID – Awkward And Devastated
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Such things can’t last forever From the opening moments of this album with the tumbling percussive tones of ‘Bodies Are Dumb’, it’s clear that 3-piece outfit A Void are keen to present a raw guitar-driven sound topped out with plenty … Read More

SYMBION PROJECT – Backscatter
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Haunting electronica The gossamer compositions that made up 2017 album Gishiki (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review) presented a contemplative piece of work that drew Japanese influences cast against ambient electronica. That album was part of an ongoing … Read More

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