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Arp: Zebra

Arp’s “Zebra” finds New York based artist and producer Alexis Georgopoulos closing the door on vocal led efforts and instead exploring a gloriously indefinable set of instrumentals.

Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of

Daniel Lopatin has been exploring our technological wasteland for years as Oneohtrix Point Never, but Age Of is definitely where it all comes into focus–this time with a pop slant.

GAS: Rausch

If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.

In The Studio with Efdemin

Following the release of Efdemin’s ‘Naïf’ mix CD on Curle Recordings, our editor-in-chief Tom Durston met up with Phillip Sollmann at his studio in Berlin for a one-on-one discussion about his new mix and the subsequent seven-part series of vinyl that are seeing release through his own imprint Naïf. We also reflect back on his early DJ career, learning the ropes at Pudel Club in Hamburg and his current relationship with Berghain.

DJ Koze: Knock Knock

On his new album, Koze explores a more psychedelic, layered sound palette, with each song sounding even richer than his last album, Amygdala. Knock Knock is like taking a bite of a handcrafted dark chocolate bar–equally bitter and sweet at the same time, a perfect blend of rawness and craft.

Vision & Sound: Kenneth James Gibson talks up ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ on Kompakt

Two years after his first incursion on Kompakt, Kenneth James Gibson returns with ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ LP that shines a particularly bright light on the Californian musician’s arresting melange of minutely-crafted instrumentals, lucid vision and deeply immersive electronics, bearing in them both the solar radiance and crucial minerality of his Idyllwild home.

Efdemin: Naïf

Let’s not beat about the bush: 2017 was far from a vintage year for the commercial mix. While all and sundry have been lining up to ring the death knell, 2018 is full of enterprising projects looking to buck the trend. The commercial mix certainly still has a few tricks up its sleeve and it would be a far poorer world without it. Efdemin’s ‘Naïf’ is an incredibly strong argument in its favour.

The Beat Escape

Ahead of the release of The Beat Escape album on Bella Union, the Montreal-based duo serve up a mix stamped with their usual seal of elegance. From Bill Nelson to Pink Industry, via Raze De Soare and Degrees of Freedom; this mix is for sunny days and aimless wanderings in the park.

Mark Pritchard: The Four Worlds

‘The Four Worlds’ feels strange and contextless, a peculiar statement that may seem at first like it doesn’t know what it’s aiming for. Don’t be fooled though, as this bewildered unfamiliarity is an aim in itself. Pulled away from the record and taken as singular statements, any of these eight tracks might not make much sense, but together, they cohere into something weirdly beautiful.