XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno Collaborate on New Record
'Finding Shore' LP is scheduled for December 8 release via Dead Oceans.

Tom Rogerson has announced his debut record in collaboration with Brian Eno. Finding Shore is described by the label as “the sound of Rogerson distilling the essence of what he does after a prot…

Hi-Five: E/Tape
The discreet DJ selects five of his favorite cuts ahead of this year's Experiment Intrinsic Festival.

E/Tape is as anonymous an artist as they come. There is almost nothing published about him online, or elsewhere. “I don’t want to expose too many things about myself; I just want to expose the music,”…

Brian Eno Announces iPhone and Apple TV Apps
'Reflection' is scheduled for January 1 release via Warp Records.

Brian Eno will release iPhone and Apple TV apps to accompany his forthcoming ambient album, Reflection. Reflection—a follow up to The Ship—is scheduled for January 1 release in the form of these apps …

Warp Records Announces Brian Eno Album
'Reflection' will be released on January 1, 2017.

Warp Records will release a new Brian Eno album. English musician Eno will release another ambient full-length on Warp, following on from The Ship (which dropped earlier this year) and 2012’s Lu…

Planetary Assault Systems Arc Angel
Luke Slater presents over 90 minutes of his most elegant techno to date.

Widely regarded as a champion of pure and proper techno, Luke Slater has had his sights set on the future for 23 years now. In that time he has managed to bring it ever closer to us, through painstaki…

Johannes Motschmann 'Echoes and Drones'

Berlin-based composer Johannes Motschmann (who studied composition, piano and electronic music; and has already written works for large orchestra) has now combined those two longstanding German tradit…

Podcast 414: The Drifter
The Irish DJ-producer and Maeve label head returns to XLR8R with 80 minutes of house-and-techno joy.

In his Bubblin’ Up piece for XLR8R earlier this year, Mark Flynn (a.k.a. The Drifter) explained the details of his rise. In short, the story goes something like this: Having left his hometown of Greys…

Podcast 413: Sebastian Mullaert
XLR8R shares a hypnotic segment of a recent live set from the revered Swedish producer.

Our weekly podcasts are required to be assembled specifically and exclusively for XLR8R. That’s just how it works. And because of this, we’re often forced to forsake perfectly viable submissions to th…

Vanguard: Roedelius
Dynamic as ever at age 80, the musical trailblazer discusses his collaboration with Christoph Muller and the upcoming Harmonia box set.

The willingness to step into the unknown has been one of the keys to mankind’s progress. Whether it’s the compulsion of humanity’s ancestors to leave the place of their birth to seek…

Brian Eno Lux

For some, being a fan of Brian Eno is not always so easy. Across his prolific and highly regarded career, the British musician, composer, producer, and artist has lent his unique touch and enlightened…

Brian Eno Drums Between the Bells

Even for a respected artist and pioneer of electronic music, mixing original productions with spoken-word poetry can prove problematic. Such is the case with Drums Between the Bells, Brian Eno’s colla…

Brian Eno Curiosities Volume 1

The godfather of ambient music, Brian Eno, delivers this compilation of lesser-known tracks that fit together precisely because they never fit in anywhere else. Beautiful, uncluttered melodies are sho…

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