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Fabric100: Craig Richards, Terry Francis & Keith Reilly

Disregarding the obvious numerical milestone, it feels like an appropriate time for the Fabric series to evolve and Fabric 100 marks the perfect bookend to the series, with Craig and Terry returning to finish what they started.

Aphex Twin at Funkhaus Berlin

Was this the most anticipated DJ set of 2018? Did it deliver against all the negativity, befuddled organisation, extortionate ticket price and questionable venue? Tom Durston attempts to answer all of these questions in this review of Aphex Twin at Funkhaus Berlin.

System: Plus

Morr Music serve up a gorgeous collaboration between Danish electronic trio System and German composer Nils Frahm. With a focus on deep, pensive atmospherics, ‘Plus’ is a widescreen cinematic journey of an album with elegant, organic electronics as perfect accompaniment to Nils’ keyboard work.

Kelly Moran: Ultraviolet

Music has the ability to become a living, breathing creature of extraordinary beauty – something Kelly Moran has absolutely achieved here in her first album for Warp Records. Highly recommended!

Eliza McCarthy & Mica Levi: Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall

The six piano pieces contained within ‘Slow Dark Green Murky Waterfall’ are an attempt by Mica Levi and Eliza McCarthy to emulate the imagery embodied in the track titles, turning what would be arbitrary word combinations into vivid, achingly poetic musical responses.

Vril: Anima Mundi

This is straight up space music: aliens, black holes, astronauts, star ships. Contained are absolutely massive beats and bottomless synth pads. ‘Anima Mundi’ is acidic, burning away the rust to reveal the shiny underbelly of a rocket ship headed to a distant solar system. This is true stargazing music, made for asking the biggest questions of our existence.

Forest Drive West: Apparitions

Following two extended players on Livity Sound in 2017, plus a string of equally solid releases on Hidden Hawaii, Rupture, Appian Sound and Dnuos Ytivil, London-based producer Forest Drive West steps up to deliver his debut long player on Peverelist’s iconic Bristol-based record label.

Various Artists: Kulør 001

Composed of some of Copenhagen’s most promising techno producers including IBON, Schacke, Sugar, Repro, Rune Bagge and Funeral Future, ‘Kulør 001’ is the inaugural compilation from Courtesy’s new record label, Kulør – whose name literally translates to ‘Colour’.

Lawrence: Illusion

‘Illusion’ finds Lawrence in typically fine soul nourishing form with a cadence as stylish and aesthetically pleasing as any of his previous work. Ahead of release, we are happy to offer you a taster of the album with a premiere of “Dark Swirl” – simply beautiful electronic music for both home and club listening.

Berlin Atonal 2018

Challenging sonics have always been the appeal of Berlin Atonal. This years edition proved to be an immersive five-day marathon showcasing the very best of avant-garde music, audio-visual arts and a whirlwind of creativity. Madara Fridenvalde shares her personal experience of the festival that featured world premieres, rare bookings and first-time collaborations.

Idealist: Mind Field

Idealist is a man who’s learned his craft, who’s taken the time to work on his output, and having turned heads with “Firewood Street” back in 2016 on his own imprint… he’s back after 2 years off with a hefty new Mind Field LP on Echocord.

Shinichi Atobe: Heat

Atobe certainly brought his A-game to the table on his most danceable record yet. Heat features all of the sonic touchstones that we’ve come to expect from his music and capitalizes on the best moments from the almost 20 years we’ve known him to exist.

Thomas Fehlmann: Los Lagos

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a solo project from the electronic music legend, and the wait has been well worth it. ‘Los Lagos’ is a testament to Fehlmann’s longevity as an artist and a peak at what he’s capable of as a songwriter and producer.

Djrum: Portrait With Firewood

Occasionally there’s an album that smacks you around the chops with its sheer brilliance. Not just a gentle slap engendering vague thoughts that you might listen to it again but rather a proper clump leaving you dizzy eyed and reaching for the replay.

Nachtdigital Flex

In its 21st year, Nachtdigital has no plans to grow up. With playfulness at its root, the festival creates an environment in which performers and partygoers can let loose. Here’s our personal account of our first ever experience (inc. photos and videos) of Nachtdigital.