Canadian music producer Tim Hecker returns with a stunning collection of tracks that make for some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard this year.
Check out the new (and possibly seizure-inducing) music video from German electronic musician Frank Bretschneider for the track “Black.Out.” The video simply consists of a series of black and white squares and circles programmed to flash in sync with the track’s incredibly punchy IDM beat. Watch it above!
“Black.Out” is taken from Bretschneider’s latest LP Super.Trigger, out now via Raster-Noton.
Santa Ana producer and restauranteur Chris Alfaro is about to drop a new full-length this month under his Free The Robots monicker–on the 19th, actually–and “Adore” is one of the fourteen tracks on it.
The Balance is definitely earns its title thanks to its careful mix of glitchy hip hop beats, psychedelic electronics, jazzy samples, and a number of other genre-defying characteristics. “Adore” showcases all of these elements and more with a slow, lovely lead melody backed up with chipmunked background vocals that are cute and charming. There are some ominous vibes lurking around some of the melodies as the song progresses, though! Watch out, and enjoy!
German electronic music producer Siriusmo has a new album on the way in June titled Enthusiast, and he’s recently dropped a new track from it, which you can hear via the widget above. It’s a beautifully meticulous track with a hard groove and very jagged melodies I’m enjoying a lot.
I’m also hearing there will be a full-size orchestra on this forthcoming album, which is an exciting change of pace, but Tiny Mix Tapes seems to think the producer may be retiring after this new full-length, which I hope isn’t the case; because the world could use more dance music that’s equally grooving and melodically engaging.
Check a review of Siriusmo’s last full-length here:
Autechre may be coming from the same cold, analytical place they usually do, but Exai shows that their skills for crafting sound are stronger than ever.
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PVT bringing the moody glitchy electronic tunes with a lot fun in the mix too.
One of the members was quoted as saying they listened to a lot of Joy Division while writing this song and that is pretty imminent here, but instead of groups like Editors who more less blandly follow the framework of that style of music with some added synthesizers, PVT makes this style wholly their own by adding the glitch electronic effects along with dreary vocals and thumping bass. This is inspiration done right where the artists have taken a style and made it their own.
Nosaj Thing’s sophomore album still has the soft, quaint sounds fans have enjoyed previously from California producer Jason Chung, but with a serious decline in the hip hop vibes that radiated so boldly off of 2009′s Drift.
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Via the widget above, stream the latest EP from electronic music producer Gold Panda. Remember him? He’s been pretty busy since the release of Lucky Shiner a few years ago, and Trust is a show of the progression he’s made since, showcasing some smooth and simple microhouse sounds that are sure to seduce.
Look for sampled saxophones, crackles, endless rhythms, and some somber synths as well.
Parts & Labor frontman Dan Friel has a new glitchy, noisy, and melodic solo album on the way via Thrill Jockey Records, and the title is Total Folklore. The first track to drop from it is streaming above, “Thumper.” It’s as abrasive as it is beautifully shimmering.
Look for this LP on Feb. 19th.
Electronic music producer Nosaj Thing is dropping a new full-length album next week via Innovative Leisure titled Home. “Safe” is one of the tracks from it, and it’s a beautifully crafted piece of nocturnal bliss.
The warm and synthetic tones, subtle percussion, and spacey vocal cuts all compliment each other really well. Nosaj Thing isn’t exactly pushing the envelope in terms of ingredients, but the resulting meal is infectiously mellow.