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Album review: UNKNOWN ME – ‘BISHINTAI’: a delightful, candy-coloured ambient trip

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Album review: Chihei Hatakeyama – ‘Late Spring’: a halcyon, beautiful ambient journey

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ALBUM REVIEW: Richard Skelton – ‘These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound’: enthralling, organic electronica arising from the earth itself

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YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …

With earphones on, ‘Daffodil’ from Melburnian Dull Reality – the solo work of Ben Shields – positively bubbles and snaps from one side of your head to the other – syncopated, arpeggiated popping sonics that massage, confuse and delight the ears. Over the top, Shields’s voice glides, swoops and circulates with melody: a contrapuntal force …

Out later today, we are able to bring you an exclusive early listen to the fantastic new Man Without Country EP, ‘Bloods, Side A’. This is an EP soaked in an ambient electronic haze: syncopated beats, a throbbing pulse and waves of layered synths that carry producer and vocalist Ryan A. James’s delicate and haunting …

THOMAS KLEIN, otherwise drummer for the fine post- and krautrock rhythmic venturers Kriedler, also has a natty occasional sideline as Sølyst, wearing which hat he strides out with an album every year or three; August’s Spring will be his fourth album in eleven years, and collates together recordings he’s made over the past three. Not …

WITH a series of British live dates coming up across the autumn – for details of those, pop down the page a little – the brilliant Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, has dropped a new summery slice of his characteristically chattering, atmospheric electronica; it’s entitled “Pulses Of Information”, and you can delight in it …

HAVING released a series of vinyl format singles, the Ever Decreasing Circles triptych, following his superb album from last autumn for Sonic Cathedral, The View From Halfway Down, and also last year’s Dissident Remixed set of rerubs from his electronic alter-ego GLOK, Andy Bell has proved himself as industrious as he is ever curious and …

ONE OF the founding fathers of the techno scene in financial hub of Frankfurt, Chris Liebing, is blazing a trail towards the release of his first album in more than three years for Mute this November with a second single drop, “Something Half Way”, which we’ve got for you below. A chattering, clicking, supremely textural …

WITH last year’s excellent, enveloping album Fading under his belt, Berlin’s legendary sonic master Stefan Betke, aka Pole, has just dropped a new track, “Rost”, which is taken from a 12″ forthcoming for Mute in August, Tanzboden. Stripped back to a neo-industrial essence, “Rost” circles forward on a mazey, cyclical twining of tones, gently mantric, …

WORKING with huge acclaim in the shadowier textures of electronic music now for longer than we care to recall, Kevin Richard Martin – aka The Bug, King Midas Sound, Techno Animal –  has composed a new score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s incredible 1972 sci-fi Solaris, which work will be released on Phantom Limb on June 25th. …

A MEETING of delicate pop like minds: musician-producers David Tanton (aka Rhoda/Tender Spring), Éloi Le Blanc-Ringuette (aka Thomas White), and Lia Kurihara (aka LIA) met on the fertile Montréalais music scene in 2018, began to share and mesh ideas, and formed Afternoon Bike Ride – and listen up, friends; they’re an absolute delight of hazy, …