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Leftfield / Experimental

Tenniscoats Temporacha

Mother Nature and a few motorists steal the show on Temporacha. The Tokyo duo of Saya and Takashi Ueno do little more than perform twee, folksy melodies on a few acoustic instruments in outdoor settings, whether it be the wilderness or a car tunnel.… Read more »

Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us

Touted as the first fully hi-fi BMSR album, Eating Us keeps the Pennsylvania band’s fuzzy psychedelia intact.… Read more »

A.M. Architect The Road to the Sun

Comprised of producers Diego “Aether” Chavez and Daniel Stanush, San Antonio duo A.M. Architect offers a complex-but-cool brand of lounge-ready beats on its digital-only debut.… Read more »

SND Atavism

SND returns as glitch-techno’s old faithful and delivers an album that’s equally fascinating and frustrating.… Read more »


Jon Hopkins Insides

It’s not often that someone who has collaborated with Coldplay graces the pages of XLR8R, but it helps that U.K. producer Jon Hopkins’ introduction to Chris Martin and Co.… Read more »

Lissom Nest of Iterations

While the term “ambient” may conjure notions of laptop wankery and songs that could only vaguely be described as musical, Oakland sound and video artist Tana Sprague (a.k.a.… Read more »

Dntel Early Works for Me If It Works for You II

Dntel’s latest release, a behemoth three-disc collection, combines remastered versions of his first two albums for Pthalo with a collection of previously unreleased tracks recorded around the time of 2001's Life is Full of Possibilities.… Read more »

Black Dice REPO

The typical trajectory of musical projects consists of gradual decline and increasing conservativeness of sound, with early works proving to be the best and most adventurous. Black Dice subvert this model.… Read more »

Faust C’est Com… Com… Compliqué

Faust is one of the few groups that can endure for nearly four decades without suffering serious creative stagnation.… Read more »

Sleeper Behind Every Mask

Sleeper (a.k.a. Carlos Ransom) began his career behind the turntables about a decade ago and has since added a range of bent, DIY instruments to his repertoire.… Read more »

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