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ALBUM REVIEW: Kelly Lee Owens – ‘Inner Song’: leftfield tronica beauty soars

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Freed from the tyranny of production choice, Qi is Minotaur Shock’s freest and most beguiling outing since back in his Melodic days

Joachim Spieth’s Ousia finesses current tronica-ambient thinking with some very deep and elemental sound design. Peer closer and you’ll find it hard not to fall in

IT’S BEEN quite the year for LA’s South Korean rapper 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, who’s been dropping coolly sophisticated breaks right the way across the twelvemonth. Check her recent retake on “CALL ME” with Blood Orange; intelligent textures and an effortless shuffle, haunting piano, yearning lyrics. Then there was the How can I EP for …

THE CANADIAN techno wizard who climbed into all our minds on a perforated sheet of blotting paper back when as Plastikman, Richie Hawtin, has decided to make a return to a properly dancefloor-focused set of bangers after far too long. He’s just released a new EP, Time Warps, his first missive of tunes bound for …

IF YOU’RE involved in deep vinyl Twitter, you may have noticed some shops offering a plain black 12″, plain black sleeve, strickly flesh customers only, these past few days, with some kind of whisper of Four Tet involvement about it; and indeed so, because the unmarked single is indeed a hugely limited two-track release by …

HIATUS, the London-based atmospheric electronics project of Cyrus Shahrad, has announced a new album, Distancer, for a mid-March release. The very first fruits of that project are with us now in the shape of a single, “Arrival”; you can watch the stunning video below. The Hiatus project began more than a decade ago, when Cyrus …

HE’S been a long time away, but boy is he back ever. Bristol’s Krust dropped his first full LP release in 14 years just last month, The Edge Of Everything; and a thrilling, crisp, intelligent journey through all the potent possibilities on offer from the lower end of the frequency spectrum it is too; no …

EXPERIMENTAL audio-visual producer Bastian Benjamin, born and based in the small city of Deventer, in the Netherlands, some 100km east towards the German border, has just dropped the bright, organic, atmospheric sweep of “Threshold”, the final single he’s releasing ahead of his next album, Two Truths, which will be with us in the first week …

SEMINAL techno groovesters and occasional pranksters of legend The Orb have a brace of excellently exciting news announcements for all you space cadets out there. Firstly, they’re gonna play their first-ever livestream gig to bring a little festive cheer, from 10pm on Saturday, December 19th, entitled ‘This Is Not Here’. What promises to be an immersive, …

RYAN LEE WEST, who creates beautiful and properly, actually intelligent dance music that folds softly across to pulsing ambience, isn’t someone to tarnish the bright beauty of his creations by overworking, scumbling away the freshness that he captures in the moment. He exalts in creating quickly. He puts these works out as mini-albums, or EPs, …