Frank Bretschneider – “Black.Out”

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 LPĀ Super.Trigger, out now via Raster-Noton.

James Holden – The Inheritors

Even though I’m not completely in love with the new James Holden album, I am impressed by the simultaneously primeval and futuristic vibe he’s been able to evoke on most of the tracks here.

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Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

After about eight years of silence, Boards of Canada return with Tomorrow’s Harvest, which might be their saddest and most desolate record to date; directly emulating much of the progressive synth and soundtrack music that has always informed the duo’s style.

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Boards of Canada – “Reach For The Dead”

Boards of Canada releases its first track from the forthcoming Tomorow’s Harvest, and it’s a cinematic doozie, featuring some steady beats and cinematic synthscapes that are sure to set a slightly ominous mood.

This new album of BoC’s will be dropping on Warp records early next month! The anticipation!

Autechre – Exai

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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Squarepusher – “Angel Interger”

With distorted, melodic leads and a punchy beat, Tom Jenkinson, a.k.a. Squarepusher, has dropped a new track from a forthcoming EP he’ll be releasing on March 11th. Enjoy. Check a review for his last full-length right here:

Atoms For Peace – Amok

On this debut Atoms For Peace LP, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke uses this new band of his to continue honing the electronic style he’s been toying with since 2006′s The Eraser. Stylistically, it’s almost a sequel to Radiohead’s The King of Limbs, and this just happens to be one of those moments where the sequel is better.

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Gold Panda – Trust EP

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.

Igorrr – Hallelujah

Admittedly, if I had casually heard the phrase “operatic breakcore” getting tossed around in a music conversation, I’d truly be fighting the urge to step in and shout, “GIMMICK! GIMMICK! GIMMICK!” However, that’s really the only word grouping I can conjure to describe the sounds on Igorrr’s Hallelujah. I guess it isn’t truly functional, though, because there’s an indescribable metal influence on some of these tracks, too.

Grab this album on vinyl, CD, or MP3 on Bandcamp.

While I’m not completely convinced that the music streaming in the above widget isn’t a gimmick, at least it’s detailed and impressively produced. The pairing of genres here may, on paper, look about as appetizing as a mustard and jelly sandwich, there’s some serious gourmet cooking going on here.

Vessel- Order of Noise

While Vessel does create a pretty consistent and well-groomed style on this album, which fuses elements of IDM and techno with some of the most shadowy sounds on record, some tracks are clearly more well-developed than others.

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