We love the lush, sample heavy sound of Bonobo, aka Simon Green (yes, we prefer Bonobo too), a pioneering UK producer renowned for his downbeat electronica. From his debut release, Terrapin, on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together, right through to his most recent Ninja Tunes album, The North Borders, Bonobo’s lushly orchestrated productions are invariably complex and deeply melodic.
‘Woah!’ That was the exact thought that popped into my mind when I heard the first sequences of John Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts. Definitely not the type of music you would expect from the former frontman of the Czars, but ingenious all the same. Pale Green Ghosts could best be filed as dark minimal electronica, […]
Shadow Puppet is the debut release by New Jersey experimental electronica project, Black Rabbit. Out on Drug Arts Records, the 10-track LP sounds like a dark and ambient venture into some of the wildest parts of your mind. Incorporating droning synths, African drums and ostinatos, the album serves as a weird and wonderful introduction into […]
Norway based musician Captain Credible (aka Daniel Lacey-McDermott), known for his intense live sets and home made instruments, takes us on an insane adventure, mixing chiptune with loud shouting and epileptic fits. Mountain Cloud Boy is not so much an EP as it is a sparsely populated planet ruled by small farm animals who are […]
East London-based Australian/German indie pop/folk artist Christa Vi combines folky songwriting with electronic elements and emotive vocals. Inspired by life’s hard knocks, long plane journeys, London’s noise pollution, the inner pain and beauty of others, overheard snippets of conversation and a slight fear of losing that feeling, the EP includes remixes by NuDisco producer Show […]
Red Snapper are a great electronica band with some really rich melodies. Often drawing direct influences from jazz, integrating the double bass and saxophone. I’ve loved this band for a long time and recently found my old copy of Making Bones from 1999 and I can’t suggest it enough to any fans of fusion music.
Retro singing icon Kamahl teamed up with Australian electronica outfit Valleyforge and video producer Surfaces Rendered for this epic track from the new album, Artificial Heart, off the Clan Analogue label.
Curxes (pronounced ‘curses’) are one of the most exciting new bands you’ll hear all year. Roberta Fidora and Macaulay Hopwood make music that will suck you in, invade your brain, and make you lose sense of time. Their music is somewhere between Depeche Mode and Crystal Castles.
By Alex Lee in New Music on Saturday 23 October 2010
With buzzing, loud sentiments of big beats and velvet-like compositions, Mr. Moustache, a 20 year-old disco and house producer from the Czech Republic, presents the core medium of electronic music with his debut EP, Female. As obscure as his name is, the Louis La Roche-inspired producer brings a memorable first impression on tracks like Big […]
Further, the seventh studio album from the Chemical Brothers, marks the return to the classic, elegant hooks that set the earlier Chemical Brothers’ albums apart. Further brims with epic tracks that transport you to those great days which turned into epic nights. For me, that’s long, unplanned London summer days. This is an album for […]
Toronto-based Solvent’s latest full-length album, Subject to Shift, is out soon on Ghostly International and is another glitchy, robotic masterpiece of pop surrealism, ‘a mix of dystopian, acid-tinged futurism and bittersweet romantic ache’, bowing gently to the beautiful template he set earlier with his radio-friendly hummer, My Radio. Check out the Mitgang Audio Remix of […]
A year after the release of Osborne’s self-titled album on Spectral Sound, the music still sounds fresh. No wonder then that it spawned a suite of awesome remixes. We have two copies of Osborne: The Ghostly Remixes to giveaway. Just leave a message with the name of the city you live in.
Culled from Mux Mool’s EPs, mixtapes, and beat vaults, the Viking Funeral EP collects five choice Mux cuts into one concentrated blast of music, an introduction to Brian Lindgren’s dazzling take on homespun electro hip-hop and a preamble to his upcoming full-length release, Skulltaste.
Our friends over at Ghostly, who consistently dig up the glitchiest, choicest electronica, have just released a brilliant new music discovery iPhone app which is available for download through their website. This thing is smoking hot, packed with new music and beautifully designed. You can also create Playlists through it and share tracks with your […]
Helsinki electronic producer Vladislav Delay has recorded for three of Europe’s most challenging labels: Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, and Max.Ernst. He grew up trained in jazz and still counts Philly Joe Jones — the drummer for the first Miles Davis Quintet — as one of his prime influences. His album Tummaa is out on The […]