Black Dice is a band who loves their noise. The Brooklyn-based foursome rocks hard while experimenting with sound, and the result is a frantic palette of improvisation coupled with relentless beats. The bubbly checkerboard graphics swirling through the band's "Tree Tops" video is proof these guys like their visuals chaotic as well.
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Flush in the midst of celebrating its 30-year anniversary, the U.K.’s Greensleeves Records is on the move, with incredible reissues from their storied reggae vaults. Among the crop of vintage recordings seeing the light again are Wailing Souls’ Classic Cuts: 1978-1984 and Barrington Levy’s Englishman.Read more »
Though Marijke Jorritsma and Greg Zifcak, collectively known as Eats Tapes, make music recognizable to the experimental music scene, the result of the San Francisco-based duo's experiments is unique and incapable of being repeated. Utilizing anything from reprogrammed drum machines to a MIDI-controlled Nintendo, Eats Tapes has one goal: to make energetic techno that crosses boundaries while having fun. Think of it as a bad science experiment with great results.
Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, better known by tech-house fans as Booka Shade, were showered with praise from Groove, Pitchfork, and, of course, XLR8R throughout 2006. The recognition was certainly deserved, given that they’ve been crafting their particularly progressive mix of electro and techno since the mid-’90s.Read more »
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