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Hint Portkabin Fever

Sussex's Hint-a.k.a. Jonathan James-gets well pastoral on his debut album, mixing up lazy breaks with porch-appropriate guitars (including some slide action that wouldn't sound out of place on a Lambchop record) and chirpy, naïve harmonies.… Read more »

Axiom Reconstructions & Vexations

The latest offering from Bill Laswell's Axiom label offers a variety of mashed up reinterpretations of the two Tabla Beat Science albums and Radioaxiom: A Dub Translation.… Read more »

Various Artists Fabriclive: Radioactive Man

Keith Tenniswood's credits as an engineer and producer are numerous. Though he's best known for his 2 Lone Swordsmen partnership with Andrew Weatherall, his Radioactive Man project is gaining international momentum.… Read more »

Various Artists The Fire This Time

Here's a relative anomaly for electronic music-a compilation with both a conscience and a detailed tale to tell. The future fate of the Iraqi people is a troubling subject that gets swept under the rug in the mass media.… Read more »

Various Artists Uprising

From the looks of things, drum & bass is enjoying something of a resurgence. Crews like New York's Mathematics have injected what looked to be a stagnant genre with healthy doses of house-inflected melody and sexiness.… Read more »

L'ombre Medicine for the Meaningless

Formerly an industrial noise label, Ant-Zen continues to push its reputation into new territories with artists like David Thrussell (a.k.a. Snog), Squaremeter (the erstwhile German terror junglist Panacea), and now L'ombre.… Read more »

Tosca Dehli 9

Tosca (Viennese producers Rupert Huber and Richard Dorfmeister) have been inducing quality buzzes in downtempo fans since their 1997 debut, Opera.… Read more »

Various Artists Pharoah Lounge

Massive Attack's latest is awash with it. Yahoo has a list-serve devoted to a hip-hop faction of it. The Bush administration is employing mass detentions and forced registration to rid our county of it.… Read more »

Various Artists Wanna Buy a Craprak?

Carpark is releasing some of the loveliest little sounds around these days, all fuchsia beats and electric lavender shadings. This sampler slots thirteen tracks and four videos together as neatly as new, perfect crayons in a box.… Read more »

Various Artists Badmeaningood Vol. 2: Roots Manuva

Is it our duty as good hipsters to hate on branded compilation series?… Read more »

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