Michael Harkin
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Bubblin' Up: Tropic of Cancer

It’s darkness that comes most naturally to Camella Lobo—from a musical standpoint, at least. Her bleak, enigmatic sounds as Tropic of Cancer are quite a contrast to the cheerful, candid person w…

In the Studio: Delorean

It’s been three years since we last heard from Delorean, the Barcelona group whose deeply melodic, richly textured 2010 album Subiza went over well among club and indie/pop audiences alike. (We …

Factory Floor Factory Floor

The gradual transformation of Factory Floor’s music into its crystalline present form has been fascinating to witness. All along, there’s been a semi-visible backdrop of early UK post-punk…

Eric Copeland Joke in the Hole

Eight years after Broken Ear Record, Black Dice’s final full-length for DFA, Eric Copeland has returned to the label that released some of his band’s earliest (and arguably finest) records…

Matthew Herbert The End of Silence

The newest record from Matthew Herbert is about as far from the dancefloor as his music has ever been, both in terms of source material and the end product. This time, the restlessly inventive UK musi…

Bubblin' Up: Evenings

It’s a moment of transition for Nathan Broaddus. Only a few years out of college, the man behind Evenings currently resides in his home state of Virginia, having recently lived in New York for a…

Deep Inside: Daphni 'Jiaolong'

In 2010, Caribou released Swim, a dense, deeply infectious album that took Canadian songwriter Dan Snaith’s intricate pop sound in a considerably more club-oriented direction. Unbeknownst to man…

Rewind: Four Tet

Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, has a considerable, not to mention incredibly consistent, back catalog. In addition to producing his own acclaimed records, the London-based producer has worke…

Teengirl Fantasy "Motif"

Established as they are, Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss, the Brooklyn-based duo behind Teengirl Fantasy, remain a very oddball proposition. Their music incorporates tropes of classic and contemporary …

Keith Fullerton Whitman Occlusions

There’s an overarching concept or a carefully prescribed set of parameters for just about everything Keith Fullerton Whitman releases. On Occlusions, the framework turns out to be quite loose—he…

Pariah Rift EP

Arthur Cayzer’s third single as Pariah is, without question, his most cryptic release to date. It’s a bit difficult at first to get a grip on what the London-based producer is angling for here. …

Nathan Fake Iceni Strings

Nathan Fake’s records never fail to be truly synesthetic affairs. Arguably, the thread of continuity through his every release is the thick, shoegaze-like effect of his production, regardless of…

Daniel Avery Movement

Whether or not you recognize his name, it’s possible that you already know Daniel Avery. Up through last year, the London-based DJ and Fabric resident was releasing jubilant analog house singles…

Guido "Flow" b/w "Africa"

Alongside Joker and Gemmy, Guido is one of the three best-known purveyors of the “purple” sound of Bristol. He’s arguably the most consistent producer of that crew, exhibiting excell…

Junior Boys It's All True

Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, the bi-continental pair behind Junior Boys, offer a fascinating new permutation of their melancholic electro-pop vision with It’s All True, the duo’s …

Deniz Kurtel Music Watching Over Me

Now that she’s established herself as a successful visual artist, employing LEDs and mirrors in her interactive installations, Deniz Kurtel is putting in her bid as a legitimate producer with th…

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