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Craig Connelly-“A Sharper Edge”: Album Review

Three years ago Craig Connelly debuted with his LP “One Second Closer.” For Craig himself the three year break provided him the time to evolve as a producer and elevate him from a promising name to major contender. With the arenas and festivals ...
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Rheinzand-“Rheinzand”: Album Review

Rheinzand is a collaborative project between Reinhard Vanbergen, the multi-instrumentalist producer, Charlotte Caluwaerts and Mo Disko from the renowned duo The Glimmers. Rheinzand’s songs are a mixture of dance music’s rich history, giving nods ...
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V/A-“Hard In Bangkok”: Album Review

The official Press Release pitch goes like this. After a three-part series of mini-releases, Barong Family’s highly anticipated “Hard in Bangkok” LP is finally out in full force! Although travel is limited for many listeners right now, the ...
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“Oto No Wa” (Selected Sounds of Japan 1988 – 2018)”: Album Review

The 5th entry in the Music For Dream’s Collector’s Series brings together Japan’s Ken Hidaka (pictured), Max Essa and Dr. Rob, who have expertly compiled a collection of ambient, chill-out, and jazztronica with Japanese inspired soundscapes ...
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Skalpel-“Highlight”: Album Review

Throughout the years, Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło have been blending local, traditional jazz inspirations with means of new electronica. The duo’s early albums “Skalpel" and "Konfusion" on Ninja Tune brought them particular acclaim excellent ...
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Degs-“Letters From Ndegwa”: Album Review

Music has always been in Degs’ blood, an accomplished pianist, guitarist and singer with militant flow and a golden voice, spanning eclectic tastes moulded by a musical family. With a strong R&B and hip hop influence, his songwriting and MCing ...
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Alex Christensen & The Berlin Orchestra-“Classical 90s Dance 3”: Album Review

Germany’s Alex Christensen got his start in electronic dance music in the early 90s as the former frontman of U96 (the techno dance outfit that crashed the charts with “Das Boot” and “I Want To Be A Kennedy”). He also enjoyed a successful ...
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Alaskan Tapes-“Views from Sixteen Stories”: Album Review

Brady Kendall, under the moniker Alaskan Tapes, composes music based on his surroundings. Whether the format is a single, an EP, an LP or a soundtrack for film, one thing is certain, his music will intrigue and spellbound the listener. Kendall ...
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Ka Fu-“Encoding/Master”: Album Review

Ka Fu makes experimental electronic music that is deeply moody and dark, and heavily influenced by the music Depeche Mode. He also frequently draws inspiration from the ambient mastery of Brian Eno, Orbital, and Autechre, among others in his ...
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London Elektricty-“Building Better Worlds”: Album Review

“Building Better Worlds” marks what is being called the boldest musical adventure of London Elektricity’s 30-year career with his recently released seventh full length album.  The new collection of songs chiefly draws inspiration from ...