Premiere: Hear a Track From Paul Ritch's New Kaczmarek Project
'IIIIIIIIIIIIII' drops later this month on Ritch's new KCZ MRK label.

At the end of this month, Paul Ritch will debut his new Kaczmarek project with an audio/visual concept album, titled IIIIIIIIIIIIII. IIIIIIIIIIIIII and the Kaczmarek project will be the introductory a…

Charles Lazare '40 Days at Sea'

Charles Lazare is a producer from Washington D.C. who will be dropping his debut album via xenonyms on October 13. Titled Fascinating Climate, the album was birthed following a trip Lazare took to Rey…

Stream Yair Elazar Glotman's Evocative New Album in Full
'Compound' is out today on Subtext Recordings.

Yair Elazar Glotman’s latest opus is out today on Subtext Recordings. Glotman—under his own name and monikers Blessed Initiative and KETEV—explores the outer reaches of the sonic universe, forgi…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of August
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

It’s with great anticipation that we load up the analytics each month to tabulate the most popular tracks to land in XLR8R’s downloads section. You see, although you’ll find a wide-r…

Ben Frost Releases New EP
The seven-track 'Threshold of Faith' was recorded with Steve Albini.

Ben Frost has released a new EP called Threshold of Faith via Mute. The seven-track EP follows last year’s The Wasp Factory—an unconventional opera piece written in collaboration with librettist…

Run Dust Shares New Video and Track Download
'Leisure Village' drops on In Paradisum on June 14.

Later this week, In Paradisum will release the new album from Luke Calzonetti (a.k.a. Run Dust), titled Leisure Village. The eight-track LP follows a string of tape releases on Opal Tapes and Tesla Ta…

Chihei Hatakeyama 'Sad Ocean'

Tokyo sound artist and mastering engineer Chihei Hatakeyama will release his latest album, Mirage, via Lawrence English’s Room40 imprint on June 9. Recorded over the period of five years, Mirage…

Lithe 'Fervent Gum'

On June 27, Melbourne-based label Enhancer Records will drop its sophomore release, Lithe’s Fervent Gum. Operating in a musical space that counts the likes of Cut Hands, The Haxan Cloak, HEALTH,…

Premiere: Hear a Haunting New Track From Roll The Dice
Peder Mannerfelt and Malcolm Pardon drop their latest full-length later this month.

On May 26, Peder Mannerfelt and Malcolm Pardon will release their latest full-length album as Roll The Dice on The New Black. Born To Ruin will be the first released material from the duo since Until …

Bubblin' Up: Derek Piotr
With his new album on the way, XLR8R dialed up the New England-based sound architect to muse on his inquisitive style.

When looking to do a feature on Polish-born New England-based producer Derek Piotr, a Bubblin’ Up almost seemed redundant; after all, since 2011, Piotr has released a full-length album every yea…

Stream a Trippy Ambient Remix by Abdulla Rashim
The Northern Electronics head reworks a track from Ligovskoï's latest on DEMENT3D.

On May 2, DEMENT3D will release the second EP from Bruxelles and Paris-based band Ligovskoï, titled Mana. On the EP, the band craft dense soundscapes that are at once familiar, unsettling, and mysteri…

Premiere: Stream Huxley Anne's Debut LP in Full
'Ilium' drops via Doom of Doom tomorrow, April 14.

Los Angeles indie imprint and Alpha Pup Records affiliate Doom of Doom will release the debut album by Huxley Anne. Titled Ilium, the album followed a period of creative stasis, an extended time in wh…

Real Talk: Lawrence English
The Australian multi-disciplinary artist charts his creative path and, in doing so, questions societal issues and the need for DIY culture.

Lawrence English is an artist who deeply questions everything around him. His child-like fascination with dissecting life, from its unnerving questions to the sounds surrounding us on a daily basis, p…

Stream Andrew Abboushi's Debut EP in Full
The ambient artist's 'Nahko' will land on Driftless Recordings later this month.

On January 20, Driftless Recordings will release Andrew Abboushi’s debut EP, Nahko. The EP follows Abboushi’s “The Darkest Market,” a track released on Driftless’ compila…

Heinali 'Anthracite'

In February, Ukranian composer and sound-designer Oleg Shpudeiko will present Anthem, a new ambient-driven project under the Heinali moniker. The new solo LP follows “a period of recovery from an emot…

Lawrence English Announces New Album; Shares Track
'Cruel Optimism' will be released in February.

Room40 label head Lawrence English has announced his latest album, Cruel Optimism. The 10-track LP will be released via Room40 on February 17 and is directly influenced by the text of the same name by…

Premiere: Hear a Haunting New Track from Tomás Urquieta
Infinite Machine will release Urquieta's latest album, with remixes from M.E.S.H., Ziúr, and Ausschuss.

Following on from 2015’s Manuscript EP, Tomás Urquieta’s latest release, La Muerte De Todo Lo Nuevo, will land back on Infinite Machine on September 30. The EP consists of four original tr…

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