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General, Music, Records, Review

Shanti Celeste – Being

Operating on a pretty high and consistent level of quality since 2008, 2015 seemed to be a bit of a breakthrough year for Future Times, scoring a mega-hit with Jack J’s somewhat limp-wristed “Thirstin’”, the increased profile of Beautiful Swimmers  / Max D and general support and coverage for the DC crew increasing across the…

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General, Music, Records, Review

Tagwell Woods – Mecca

Appearing out of nowhere in 2013 with a single 12″ of stirring, reflective acid on WT Records, this unknown producer quickly disappeared again, continuing in that time honoured UK tradition of keeping as low a profile as possible, leaving room for endless big mouth chancers with far less talent to get all the press. It’s thus…

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Review

Laica – Tppr

Laica has been someone I’ve followed and supported for awhile, he puts out a diverse range of experimental and ambient electronic music often incorporating field recordings. His work often features expansive, beautiful ambient music and textures, underpinned, at times, by rhythmic passages. Laica has been prolific this past year, however, the release I wanted to…

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General

The Emperor’s New Sex Toy

2015 was a curious year for me. As someone who has always deeply appreciated esoteric, experimental and off-kilter electronic music, especially electronic music with a theoretical or conceptual framework which it works within, 2015 would have seemed to be an ideal year for me. However, something was off. That something, if we’re being frank, was…

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Mixes, Music

Mix: Who Taught You?

My latest mix is for the relatively new Fallow Media site, an operation based out of Dublin that contains plenty of excellent long form writing and other media that has a focus on the arts in all its various shapes and forms. I’ve delivered for them their first podcast, which comprises solely of music that has been…

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Culture, Music, Nonsense

Who do you think you are kidding?

Disruption, abstraction, subversiveness, outsider, challenging preconceptions, fucking things up and just plain old weird. Terms, ideas and narratives that never stop being appealing. And why shouldn’t they be? Music needs to evolve, needs to break boundaries and challenge its listener. Experimentation is the cornerstone of many great musical movements. Techno music as a form is quite…

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