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"Blue rev"
Alvvays never intended to take five years to finish their third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev. In fact, the band began writing and cutting its first bits soon after releasing 2017’s Antisocialites, that stunning sophomore record that confirmed the Toronto quintet’s status atop a new generation of winning and whip-smart indie rock.
[ file under: jangle pop ]
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"Ultra truth"
Ultra Truth offers a very different listening experience to any of Daniel Avery’s previous records. It inhabits its own world of sound, a construct built in his Thames side studio with collaborative help from a host of friends: the production touch of Ghost Culture and Manni Dee, the vocals of HAAi, Jonnine Standish (HTRK), AK Paul and the voices of Marie Davidson, Kelly Lee Owens, Sherelle and James Massiah.
[ file under: electronica ]
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For his tenth Bibio album, Stephen Wilkinson marries his project’s long-standing lo-fi analogue aesthetic with a desire to mimic a polished sound using synths, electric guitars and drum machines. ‘BIB10’ leans into rhythms and grooves more than any of Wilkinson’s previous efforts, but it all sounds organic, like electronic music with a human heart.
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"Come around"
Carla dal Forno resurfaces with the release of her third album, Come Around, via her own Kallista Records. Now based in the township of Castlemaine, Central Victoria, the Australian artist returns self-assured and firmly settled within the dense eucalypt bushlands. Dal Forno grapples with ideas of home, disorder and insomnia in the swift pop structures of her DIY/post-punk forebearers such as Young Marble Giants, Virginia Astley and Broadcast. Three years since the launch of her label, Kallista Records, dal Forno finds stability in Castlemaine, her third home city in as many albums.
[ file under: diy post-punk pop ]
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"Substrata (alternative versions)"
Substrata was the third studio album by the Norwegian electronic artist Biosphere, released 25 years ago by All Saints Records in London. In 2016, Pitchfork ranked it at number 38 on its list of the 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time. Here are ten alternative versions picked from the Substrata recordings sessions that took place between 1995 and 1996.
[ file under: ambient electro ]
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"Where I'm meant to be"
Where I’m Meant To Be is a thumping celebration of life, an affirming elevation in the Ezra Collective’s winding hybrid sound and refined collective character. The songs marry cool confidence with bright energy. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, a natural product of years improvising together on-stage, the album - which also features Sampa The Great, Kojey Radical, Emile Sandé, Steve McQueen and Nao will light up sweaty dance floors and soundtrack dinner parties in equal measure.
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"!AY! "
Lucrecia Dalt channels sensory echoes of growing up in Colombia on her new album ¡Ay!, where the sound and syncopation of tropical music encounter adventurous impulse, lush instrumentation, and metaphysical sci-fi meditations in an exclamation of liminal delight. In sound and spirit, ¡Ay! is a heliacal exploration of native place and environmental tuning, where Dalt reverses the spell of temporal containment. Through the spiraling tendencies of time and topography, Lucrecia has arrived where she began.
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"There is no acid in this house"
Hieroglyphic Being’s third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music. On his new album, Moss once again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century - from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city, The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.
[ file under: electro techno ]
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Cherry is Daphni’s first release since 2017 and it finds the electronic artist improvising and tinkering with all manner of different sub genres from house, techno, disco, funk and a smattering of psychedelia. While working on new material, Dan Snaith (aka Caribou), didn’t have a set idea of what new Daphni tunes would sound like, he allowed his instincts to guide him and for ideas to blossom organically.
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"Waiting game"
Canadian duo Junior Boys will release their sixth album Waiting Game. Six years since their last album,
Waiting Game finds producers Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus in a tender and contemplative mood; a switch-up from their punchy, R&B-infused dance melodics. The album’s additonal musicians are Canadians, too; Caribou collaborator Colin Fisher performs saxophone throughout and Bonjay frontwoman Alanna Stuart sings alongside Greenspan on the song Yes 2. In this, Junior Boys have made an album that reflects the quiet beauty of the world, so long as you’re prepared to truly listen.
[ file under: electronic pop ]
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Stumpwork, the follow-up to 2021’s New Long Leg. The South London-based group’s first studio album, recorded in just two weeks with producer John Parish at the iconic Rockfield Studios, became a huge critical and commercial success reaching #4 in the UK Album Charts and featuring in best-of-2021 polls across the board. Buoyed by its success, the band returned to rural Wales in late 2021, partnering once more with Parish and engineer Joe Jones.
[ file under: alt post-punk ]
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"Animal drowning"
Knifeplay's sophomore full-length and first ever studio album Animal Drowning is a sprawling landscape of shoegaze and lofty slowcore. The album finds the band in a blend of folk instruments, walls of distortion, orchestral strings and delicate vocals. With Animal Drowning, Knifeplay goes deeper into the sonic experimentation and brutally honest lyricism so beloved on their early bedroom recordings, creating an enrapturing experience that deftly builds on previous work.
[ file under: shoegaze ]
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"Music for animals"
Nils Frahm returns with an expansive new album, Music For Animals, his first fresh studio material since 2018’s All Melody’and 2019’s associated All Encores.
Containing ten tracks and clocking in at over three hours long, it’s an ambitious and compelling set different to anything Frahm’s released to date – in fact, it finds the Piano Day founder declining to use a piano – but at the same time retains many of the qualities that have set the influential musician’s work apart over much of the last two decades.
[ file under: contemporary ambient ]

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"Feorm Falorx"
Andy Turner and Ed Handley mark the beginning of their fourth decade as Plaid with their tenth studio album. Released via the iconic Warp Records, ‘Feorm Falorx’ is one of the most ecstatic and accessible records they’ve ever made, influenced by their recent work in film and computer game soundtracking.
[ file under: electronica ]
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The Orielles have created their first genuinely contemporary record - an experimental double album self-produced in collaboration with producer Joel Anthony Patchett (King Krule, Tim Burgess). In doing so, the Orielles have utilised holistic jazz practices, oblique 21st century electronica, experimental 1960s tape loop methods, otherworldly AutoTuned vocal sounds, the downer dub of Burial, Sonic Youth’s focus on improvisation and feedback and Brian Eno’s legendary Oblique Strategy cards.
[ file under: dream pop ]
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Welcome to Str4atasfear, Gilles Peterson and Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick’s sophomore STR4TA album. A collection of songs, melodies, grooves and sounds that sit perfectly in the brand new music world it’s part of. Gilles and Bluey are both men who emerged into the Brit-funk world. They were both part of this truly thrilling chapter in the story of homegrown music; which manifests itself here in a sumptuous mixture of twanging basslines, spacey synth melodies, clicking beats and wispy, ethereal voices.
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"Is it going to get any deeper than this?"
Thrill Jockey is pleased to announce the return of The Soft Pink Truth, the solo electronic project of Drew Daniel, one half of Baltimore-found sound duo Matmos. Asked to explain his new album’s gauntlet-throwing title, Drew Daniel says: “Years ago a friend was DJing in a club and a woman came into the DJ booth and asked ‘is it going to get any deeper than this?’ and the phrase became a kind of mantra for us. What did she really want? This album was created as an attempt to imagine possible musical responses to her question.”
[ file under: electronica ]
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"No. 5"
While on the island of Syros in the Aegean Sea for a film festival performance, Christina Vantzou experienced what she characterized as a moment of focus, a specific vision for the sprawl of raw recordings she’d been amassing for her fifth album. Upon relocating to the Cycladic island of Ano Koufonisi she situated herself outside at a patio table with a laptop and headphones, taking brief breaks to swim and began the reductive process of shaving and shaping the source material into uneasy but lyrical movements, alternately austere and adorned with strange inflections. Mixing the pieces herself without outsourcing to an engineer compounded the intimacy and autobiographical dimension of the music; she refers to No. 5 as almost like a first album.
[ file under: experimental ]
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"Children of Trinoom"
Dutch artist and composer Andert Tysma come out from behind the shadows to release his debut album on Apollo Records this autumn. The seasoned musician has toured the world performing bass and piano with several artists and bands, and on Children Of Trinoom, Tysma fully immerses himself in a solo offering of breath-taking quality.
[ file under: modern classical ]
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"And in the darkness, hearts aglow"
The celestial-influenced folk album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising. (Pitchfork, NPR, and The Guardian admiringly named it one of 2019’s best.) While Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos. “We’re in a fully functional shit show,” Mering says. “My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”
[ file under: pop alt folk ]
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