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Leftfield / Experimental

Xela For Frosty Mornings and Summer Nights

John Xela does it up right for us old farts-chilled, melodic, complex IDM, as intricately detailed as later Autechre, but with infinitely more groove and soul.… Read more »

Sutekh Micro-Solutions To Mega-Problems

Following mate Kit Clayton's debut offering for Soul Jazz's new MSMG series, Sutekh offers a selection of trademark tech-house tomfoolery. "Mouth Party" stutters on vocal samples, like Akufen going vaguely garage.… Read more »

Aspera Oh Fantastica

Unicorns, rainbows and blankets of butterflies flying in chromatic symmetry across glittery, snow-capped Claymation backdrops prefigure the mystic secrets contained on this evolutionary leap of a record.… Read more »

David Toop Black Chamber

David Toop makes the kind of music you'd expect from someone who recorded for Eno's Obscure imprint, writes essential books like Ocean Of Sound, and contributes to The Wire.… Read more »

The Soft Pink Truth Do You Party?

Drew Daniel was the first "glam skater" I ever saw in SF. The Matmos member was decked out in a Thrasher shirt, acid-washed jacket, ripped stockings, and checkered lowtops with his face smeared with hot-pink mascara.… Read more »

Evolution Control Committee Plagitarythm Nation

The ECC arguably first infected the Net with the "mash-up" technique-still best heard on their classic 1993 "Whipped Cream Mix" of Chuck D rapping over a Herb Alpert big-band jaunt.… Read more »

Opiate Sometimes

Opiate, the solo project of Thomas Knak (a Bj?rk collaborator and also a member of trios System and Future 3), only partially lives up to its moniker.… Read more »

Ultra-Red Amnistia!

Amnistia!, Ultra-Red's recording of an NYC rally for undocumented immigrant workers' amnesty on May Day 2000, is more likely to be enjoyed by noise fetishists than the blue-collar proletariat.… Read more »

Pole 45/45

The only thing harder than originating a brilliant, singular sound of your own must be abandoning it for all the mimics who've run with your steez.… Read more »

Morgan Craft Valhalla (Adagio)

Mournful, anthemic lone-wolf stunt guitarú from an Afro-Viking Minnesotan.… Read more »

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