Posts By Graham Major

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Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now Ghostly: 2013 From the opening moments of “First Saturn Return”, the lead track off Detroit-based producer Shigeto’s new full-length, all Rhodes twinkle and warm analog crackle, it’s clear what kind of mood he recommends.…

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Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest Warp: 2013 There’s a point about halfway through “Split Your Infinities”, the eleventh track on the new Boards Of Canada record, where you start to wonder if you’ve lost your mind. After all, it’s certainly…

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Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Warp: 2013 Young UK production duo Mount Kimbie haven’t made it easy for themselves. Being nearly single-handedly responsible for the term “post-dubstep” coming about, their 2010 debut full-length Crooks and Lovers was one…

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Jaga Jazzist – Live With Britten Sinfonia

Jaga Jazzist - Live With Britten Sinfonia Ninja Tune: 2013 It is highly doubtful that anyone has ever gone to a Jaga Jazzist show and left saying, “Gee, they could really use a fuller sound.” The veteran Norwegian genre-benders, consisting of…

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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo – Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo

Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo - Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo All City Records: 2013 Parisian Potholes favorite Onra’s work has historically fallen into one of two categories: sometimes he’s a painstakingly precise sampler who beats his MPC like it owes him money,…

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Letherette – Letherette

Letherette - Letherette Ninja Tune: 2013 Versatile, semi-mysterious U.K. production duo Letherette have been releasing a steady stream of strong singles and EPs for the last couple years, with a gradual shift in their emphasis from classic, dusty boom-bap to smooth,…

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Lapalux – Nostalchic

Lapalux - Nostalchic Brainfeeder: 2013 After releasing a slew of absolutely killer remixes, a pair of stellar 2012 EPs and a few one-off tracks of his own, Stuart Howard, the prolific young Brit better known as Lapalux, set the bar high…

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Lusine – The Waiting Room

Lusine - The Waiting Room Ghostly: 2013 Jeff McIlwain, better known as Lusine, has historically been somewhat bipolar in his productions. Effortlessly oscillating between thumping, European-style techno made for dance floors and glitchy, experimental IDM (emphasis on the ‘I’- some of…

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Inc. – No World

Inc. - No World 4AD: 2013 California brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged, collaboratively known as Inc., like to keep it chronologically ambiguous. Their early singles, released as ‘Teen, Inc.’ in 2010, divulged a heavy Prince influence as well as stranger, post-punk tendencies,…

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Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return

Toro y Moi - Anything In Return Carpark Records: 2013 For Anything In Return, his third proper full-length as Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick told Interview Magazine he was “trying to make a pop record.” That’s a noble aim, a common…