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Paper Dollhouse: The Sky Looks Different Here

Paper Dollhouse latest album ‘The Sky Looks Different Here’ conjures both ethereal escapism and cold reality. The album feels haunted by monolithic structures, yet it strives to amplify the cracks of light shining through

NSRD: Workshop For The Restoration Of Unfelt Feelings

Although not explicitly protest music, the very existence of NSRD was an act of defiance, their bold experimentation a franticly impassioned attempt to assert identity. Listening now, the 1980s context is not obviously apparent, but the strive for individuality comes through in amazing clarity.

Seekersinternational: RunComeTest EP

Bokeh Versions and No Corner describe RunComeTest as a ‘time capsule’, if that’s so, Seekersinternational have dug it up and busted it open. Arranging the decaying, unfamiliar artefacts into something totally their own.

Pauline Anna Strom: Trans​-​Millenia Music

Trans-Millennia Music is a collision of the personal and the universal. A record made in an apartment that documents an artist constantly striving to reach beyond the boundaries of her reality.

Dasha Rush + LCC live at the Barbican

Milton Hall is described on the Barbican’s website as a perfect setting for choral and chamber music. Dasha Rush and Stanislav Glazov, and LCC and Pedro Maia, used this setting to point towards the huge possibilities of fully integrating electronic music with images.

Errorsmith: Superlative Fatigue

Electronic pioneers Kraftwerk and Jeff Mills both made electronic music which was completely detached from the scenes around them. Their sounds strove towards the future, but were also firmly connected to ideals of popular music – of melody and dancing. With Superlative Fatigue, Errorsmith has joined this tradition, producing a record of hi-tech ravers which transcends its surroundings.

Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure

Mnestic Pressure is a term relating to the impact of collective and individual pressures on short term memory. It is no surprise that it also represents some of Gamble’s most abstract yet vivid work to date.

GAS & Huerco S. live at the Barbican

Huerco S. and GAS are both expert purveyors of seriously deep electronic music, of excavating sounds that envelope and surround the listener…Armed with the power of the Barbican’s soundsystem, both were given the freedom to build their own vivid universes, ones totally removed from the dark city that surrounds.

Denis Mpunga & Paul K.: Criola

Criola is pop music in the purest sense, proven song forms forged in communities through the centuries warped to reflect the changing world around them. The sound of cultures moving around different localities, of cities gloriously losing any sense of over familiarity.

GAS: Narkopop

Narkopop captures the juxtaposition of the forest, the infinitely complex eco-system which when looked at from a far seems awe-inspiringly uniform.

Hauschka

To celebrate the release of Hauschka’s eighth album ‘What If’, the composer answered some questions about the making of the record and the need to push boundaries, as well as sharing an exclusive mix which gives an insight into its creator’s distinct relationship with music.

Belisha Beacon: This Is Fine

Belisha Beacon’s ‘This Is Fine’ forgoes esoteric sampling and analogue fetishism to revel in the code and wires of its creation. Instead of descending into grain tinged nostalgia or tech’d up futurism, the five track set exists in the fundamental principles of computer music – using entry level software to live code an ever shifting tapestry of minimal techno.

In Conversation with Jay Glass Dubs

We caught up with Athens based left-field dub producer Jay Glass Dubs shortly before his recent recent UK tour. The prolific Bokeh Versions/Seagrave/Tapeworm affiliated artist discusses the nature of dub music, his unique approach to composition, and life in the Greek capital.