Category Archives: electronica

Half A Century  – Butsenzeller (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Imagine if jazz had evolved from the New Romantic synth experimentation of the late 70’s or that punk had been instigated after the invention of the affordable synthesiser or even that computers had been programmed to write acoustic pop songs. … Continue reading

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Crimen release six years in the making debut album

Silent Animals may be the debut album from Italian trio Crimen, but it arrives over a decade into their career. Simone Greco (bass, voice, sound engineering) and Patrizio Strippoli (guitars, voice) formed the band in the Centocelle district of Rome in … Continue reading

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Luna Pines release new single Spring

Originally formed by 3 passionate female Leeds based producers, Luna Pines showcase modern electronica and refined dream pop and mix it with ambient, almost post-rock echoes. Influences ranging from Explosions In The Sky to Beach House can be felt across their debut EP ‘The … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCV :  Heptapod – Loya (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Heptapod exists at a point where pop falls into a dark abyss, where electronica starts to become self aware, where gothic music finds its way from the dark basement venues and onto the neon glare of the clubland dance floors. … Continue reading

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Forbidden Cheese – M (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The strangely named Forbidden Cheese seems to be the result of what happens when technology and mystique merge, where the cutting edge of music making is used to create something ancient and otherworldly, where man and machine meet but the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  – CCLXXV : Reach a Star –  Soundstream(reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Right from the start, there is something of the 90’s Rave scene about Reach a Star, the same vibrancy, the same euphoric rush, but there is also more than a hint of wild, Euro-pop and the slick clubland cool of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXII :  Dimension –  GoldenB (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ambient hip-hop? Cosmic rap? Space-groove? Sure, I’m just making things up now but truly original music requires you to do that and Dimension comes from a truly original place. Okay, you can pick at the sonic weaves and find urban … Continue reading

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The Naked And Famous announce more headlining dates

After a wildly successful sold out west coast run, The Naked And Famous are pleased to announce additional headlining dates in the US and Europe on the ‘A Still Heart Stripped‘ tour. Tickets go on sale for the European dates Thursday, March 29th @ … Continue reading

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Aye! Priori –  Paradame (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Paradame sounds like the perfect artist for this post-genre world that we find ourselves in. There was a time when music was strangely tribal, that unwritten rules dictated that members of one broad musical base couldn’t be a fan of … Continue reading

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Amiga Uy –  A.M.I.G.A. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A.M.I.G.A is an interesting prospect. They may wield synths and make electronic music, mainly aimed at a dance audience but it seems to come from a very different place than most people working in that territory. Maybe I’m just not … Continue reading

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