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Bubblin' Up Week 2015: Lucrecia Dalt
Exploring the avant garde from Colombia to Barcelona to Berlin.

The start of each new year is a time to look ahead, and we here at XLR8R would like to get into that spirit by stretching our Bubblin’ Up series across an entire week and showcasing a handful of…

Bubblin' Up Week 2015: Lena Willikens
Cómeme's brightest new talent celebrates the strange.

The start of each new year is a time to look ahead, and we here at XLR8R like to get into that spirit by stretching our Bubblin’ Up series across an entire week. Over the next five days, we̵…

The Cyclist Flourish

Although he debuted in 2011 with the Bending Brass cassette, Irish producer The Cyclist (a.k.a. Andrew Morrison) probably made most of his fans with its follow-up, last year’s Bones in Motion, a…

Cooly G Wait 'Til Night

Fans of Cooly G (a.k.a. Merissa Campbell) have come to expect certain things from her music at this point—sultry, rippling house, laced with a lot of dubby whispering of sweet nothings—and Wait ‘…

Objekt Flatland

From its opening blast of shattering “glass,” it’s clear that Flatland, the debut LP by Berlin-based artist Objekt (a.k.a. TJ Hertz), means to make a statement. That initial note is …

Vessel Punish, Honey

Punish, Honey, the new LP from Vessel (a.k.a. Sebastian Gainsborough), is apparently dedicated in some way to England. So says the press release: “Combined with an interest in notions of nationa…

Bubblin' Up: Gut Nose

A certain degree of bluntness can be expected from a guy with an artist name like Gut Nose. Hailing from Queens, New York, Andrew Vagabundo makes a variation on what Actress and Moiré have called R…

Bubblin' Up: Austin Cesear

Over just a handful of releases, San Diego, California native Austin Cesear has established a palette that is both unique and highly redolent of his home state. From tracks like “Yep,” wit…

Holly Herndon Chorus

The first thing most people heard from Holly Herndon was her 2012 album Movement, an LP that evenly balanced granular studies on human breath with more kinetic, techno-derived sensibilities. Judging b…

Lauer Laui XIV

Laui XIV, Phillip Lauer’s latest 12″, is made of familiar parts. Lauer isn’t exactly a conservative producer, but he is the sort of guy who’s often referred to as “reliab…

Cassegrain & Tin Man High and Low

It’s been a year since Carnal, their first collaboration, but Cassegrain & Tin Man are back for another round. The trio (Cassegrain is a duo) finds common ground in acid, and seems to find a…

Nautiluss Solstice EP

Other than a track on 3024’s Dovercourt compilation of Canadian producers, Solstice represents Graham Bertie’s first entry as Nautiluss this year. Its four tracks fall into the same contou…

Batu "Spooked" b/w "Clarity (Dismantled)"

Thus far, Livity Sound has only released records by Kowton, Peverelist, and Asusu, its three founding members. Given that, perhaps the backwards spelling of the label name on its latest 12″ hera…

Funn City All-Night People

Morgan Geist may have just landed a UK number-one single, but Metro Area remains his most critically acclaimed project. Darshan Jesrani, his partner in that duo, has been relatively quiet since the pa…

bEEdEEgEE SUM/ONE

As a founding member of New York experimental troupe Gang Gang Dance, Brian DeGraw has made a career of incorporating disparate elements into a heaving whole, merging everything from grime to contempo…

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