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Category Archives: Electronica

Cluster – Sowiesoso

Warm, ever-expanding Kraut-Electronica from this wonderful duo’s 1976 album; also titled ‘Sowiesoso’. Food for every growing Ambient baby.

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Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

2014’s “Syro” met with a lot of praise, however, one can’t help feeling that the album never quite lived up to the promise of the opening track; a track which, whilst retro (with Richard D James regurgitating material from his own soundworld), really hit the mark. Whatever the verdict, here is that track, bringing to mind the slippery, Detroit-inflected Electro of former greats like “Windowlicker”.

Paul Schütze – The Rapture Of Concealment

More Fourth World Electronica from Australia’s underrated Paul Schütze. This is from his 1996 album ‘New Maps of Hell II’.

ANBB – I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground (Extended)

Blixa approximates some old timey song whilst Alva Noto send glitches that disrupt your brainwaves; like seeing the world moving in snapshots.This is ANBB and their 2010 album ‘Mimikry’. The original recording by Bascom Lamar Lunsford is likely to get posted in the near future.

To Rococo Rot – Micromanaged

Minimal Electronica opener for the band’s 1997 album ‘Veiculo’.

Roy of the Ravers – Emotinium

This is the kind of Acid-tinged merriment some went in for in the early 90’s; stuff that got the IDM label dumped on it (even “Ambient Techno” made more sense). This lovely slice of electronic music is from 2016’s ‘2 Late 4 Love’.

Matthew Dear – More Surgery

Brooding stuff from Matthew Dear’s 2010 album ‘Black City’; electronica that smoulders like embers, and a track that’s strength lay in restraint. Beautiful.

Von Südenfed – Rhinohead

Hooks, verses, and a chorus; yep, Mark E Smith and Mouse On Mars deliver some poptastic, electronica-peppered 2007-era post punk.

Brian Eno & David Byrne – Very, Very Hungry

A track from an album that has had so much said about it over the years; an album that pre-empted much of the psychedelic post-Electro dance music out there. This track is a stuttering ambient funk number that could be on an alternative reality Blade Runner soundtrack.

Matthew Dear – Little People (Black City)

At 09:21, this track can probably be described as the centrepiece to Dear’s 2010 album ‘Black City’, and it’s a doozy. A track made up of several parts, each one doing their thing perfectly. This track also has a true golden section bang on the 04:00 mark. True bliss.

Laurence Johns

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