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XLR8R TV Episode 22: Matmos Moves On

Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt (a.k.a. Matmos) put San Francisco on the map as a hotspot for groundbreaking electronic music. Now, as they pack up and head for a new life in Baltimore, they reflect on the effect the Bay Area (and the dot-com boom) had on their music, and speculate on what's ahead.

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Episode 18: Mars-1
Episode 19: Chromeo
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  • 08/21/2007

Artist Chart: White Rainbow

Portland-based, post-ambient producer Adam Forkner has a definite pension for the stranger side of things (on his MySpace page he states he wants to play in "healing huts"). On his latest offering, Prism of Eternal Now, Forkner's universe is composed of rich, delayed textures, Eastern drums, and engulfing feedback. Recording for both Marriage and Kranky Records, this young mystic may be the next Eno. Look for White Rainbow on tour with Dirty Projectors and YACHT in a town near you.

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  • 08/21/2007

Daily Download: Architecture In Helsinki "Heart It Races"

If pop music can in any way be lovable, then six-piece outfit Architecture in Helsinki is the band to make that happen. On Places Like This, the group's third longplayer, the traditional verse-chorus-verse formula is livened up with some tropical flavors, rhythms that call reggaeton to mind, and vocals that may warm some and annoy others, but are nonetheless extremely unique.

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  • 08/21/2007

Bast Opens Devilwood Exhibition

Hunting monsters are the latest theme engrossing Brooklyn-based visual artist Bast, and Devilwood, his forthcoming exhibition that will open in Los Angeles this weekend, features a grip of these twisted creatures adorned with found objects that double as weapons. Bast's paintings tend to examine destruction and uncertainty, and usually include elements from hip-hop culture. Devilwood should be no exception.

Event Details
Saturday, August 25, 2007



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  • 08/20/2007

Mindhole

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  • 08/20/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, July 16

Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer The Omni Corporation

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Justin Martin Drops Chaos Restored

San Francisco isn't a surprising place to find producers making European-stye house, but few accomplish this sound with as much originality as Connecticut-born, S.F.-based Justin Martin, co-founder of the dirtybird imprint (Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin), and also a member of Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label.

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  • 08/20/2007

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