Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Thom Yorke’s latest solo endeavor has an interesting aesthetic, but the appeal of these tracks doesn’t extend too far beyond that.

WEVAL – “Gimme Some”

Netherlands electronic music duo WEVAL have a new EP on the way via Kompakt titled EASIER. “Gimmie Some” is one of the few cuts from it, and I’m loving the vibe here. The atmosphere surrounding the track is quite haunting, and the beat has a hypnotic, easygoing quality to it that you might find in most microhouse songs. The moaning vocal samples add to this quality as well. However, the strange skipping, guitar-like samples that play throughout much of the track have a sharp, ear-grabbing quality to them. These sounds bring an ear-tingling CRUNCH that makes it hard to just toss this track into the back of the mind. It’s a subtle showstopper, I’d like to think.

Aphex Twin – Syro

After 13 years of studio album silence, Aphex Twin makes a mild return.

The Bug – Angels & Devils

The Bug delivers a new album that reads more like two decent EPs.

Caustic Window – Self-Titled

A lost Aphex Twin album from the 90s resurfaces for the whole Internet to hear.

Lone – Reality Testing

The approach Lone took to his latest record here is shockingly basic, and a disheartening departure from the vibrant, upbeat instrumentals on his last LP.

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!