Category Archives: Electronica

Paracosm – Washed Out – album review

Some of the most memorable places aren’t even real. Ask any child; he’ll tell you all about Narnia, Middle-earth, or that galaxy far, far away. All are paracosms by definition … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bros, Angry Pacifism and M83 — A curious concert review

Right up until the moment the big guy punches me, the show is actually quite enjoyable. It’s my second time in five months seeing M83 at Boston’s House of Blues. … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 10 Comments

Kindred EP – Burial – review

Burial’s Street Halo EP and the “Ego”/”Mirror” collaboration with Four Tet/Thom Yorke were welcome additions to Will Bevan’s catalog in 2011, but they served as mostly a deluxe paint job and a … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Visions – Grimes – album review

Claire Boucher has an affinity for in-between spaces. When describing her inspiration for a series of Mesoamerican and manga-inspired drawings she created as an art student at Montreal’s McGill University, … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83 – album review

For nearly a decade, the pieces have been in place for Anthony Gonzalez’s one-man act M83 to make a truly outstanding album, but it’s still a wonderful surprise to hear … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · 10 Comments

Within and Without – Washed Out – album review

One song does not a genre make. But in the summer of 2009, “Feel It All Around” came damn close. It was the standout track on the Life of Leisure … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

James Blake – album review

The human mind craves order, and as much as electronic artist James Blake excels in creating edginess and imbalance in his music, what makes him exceptional is his ability to … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

Demdike Stare – Sound and Vision

Demdike Stare are one of several artists in the oddly labeled musical micro-genre Witch House (also called Haunted House or Drag) who create industrial, dub-influenced electronic music that incorporates chopped-up and … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Favorite Electronic Songs: #5-1

5. “Breathe.mp3” (single) – The Prodigy – 1996 – Buy it Mechanized ticks and thumps whir throughout “Breathe” with an industrial, factory floor-like frenzy, laying a labyrinthine backdrop for the … Continue reading

February 25, 2009 · 3 Comments

Favorite Electronic Songs: #10-6

10. “Protection.mp3” (single) – Massive Attack – 1994 – Buy it Massive Attack has always been smart and humble enough to enlist fantastic guest vocalists (i.e. Andy Horace, Shara Nelson) … Continue reading

September 24, 2008 · 3 Comments

Favorite Electronic Songs: #15-11

15. “Postcards.mp3” – Faithless – 1998 – Sunday 8 p.m. – Buy it Faithless’ songs jump all over the musical map, combining elements of techno, house, hip-hop, and trance. This … Continue reading

August 29, 2008 · 1 Comment

Favorite Electronic Songs: #20-16

20. “One More Time.mp3” (single) – Daft Punk – 2000 – Buy it Spun at clubs, wedding receptions, and even top 40 countdowns — “One More Time” was ubiquitous in … Continue reading

July 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Favorite Electronic Songs: #25-21

25. “Doom’s Night (Timo Mass Remix).mp3” (single) – Azzido Da Bass – 2000 – Buy it I first heard this track in the depths of a sweaty Dublin discoteque and … Continue reading

July 8, 2008 · 1 Comment