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Leftfield / Experimental

So Percussion & Matmos Treasure State

It's safe to assume that at this point in Martin Schmidt's and Drew Daniel's storied and long-stretching audio career, there isn't a physical object within the pair's capabilities of comprehension and travel that the duo hasn't at least considered u… Read more »

SubtractiveLAD Life at the End of the World

Vancouver's Stephen Hummel (a.k.a. SubtractiveLAD) crafts dreamlike ambient pieces that often come dangerously close to sentimentality.… Read more »

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Richard Skelton Landings

On his second album under his own name, Richard Skelton creates a mournful music that is directly informed by the landscape, specifically the moorlands of Anglezarke (in Lancashire, UK), but which is also elegiac to his late wife, Louise.… Read more »

Yellow Swans Going Places

As the last testament from the format-catholic PDX noise duo, the fittingly titled Going Places crystallizes the tension that made for Yellow Swans' sporadic genius and, one assumes, their unraveling.… Read more »

Various Artists Pop Ambient 2010

Even though it's a decade old, Kompakt's ambient franchise still manages to sound fresh, avoiding a tragic shift towards becoming hipster spa music or a Pure Moods for the techno set.… Read more »

Chicago Underground Duo Boca Negra

The post-rock family tree inevitably leads to the Chicago Underground collective.… Read more »

Pimmon Smudges Another Yesterday

In the early '00s, Sydney's Paul Gough (a.k.a. Pimmon proudly broke the bones of pop tunes and left them as mangled paperclip sculptures that embodied the fearlessness and merciless self-indulgence of glitch-techno.… Read more »

Autechre Oversteps

Even in their earliest form, Autechre tracks had a handmade feel, assembled from richly manipulated sounds rather than standardized electronic building blocks.… Read more »

Matthew Hawtin Once Again, Again

Just in terms of its sheer volume, this mixed archive of chillout moods and grooves from the early to mid-1990s is an essential audio document.… Read more »

Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit

If Fela Kuti recruited a nine-person band with modern electronics, fiery guitars, and a full horn section in Norway, Afrobeat might sound like One-Armed Bandit.… Read more »

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