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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 ...
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Oliver Koletzki-“Fire In The Jungle”: Album Review

Part homage, part prophecy: Fire in the Jungle is the 8th studio album from Berlin based DJ, producer and label owner Oliver Koletzki, released on November 15th, 2019 by Stil vor Talent. With sounds as diverse as the stamps collected in Koletzk...
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Atelier-“Varsam Court”: Album Review

Berlin-based imprint Lossless is releasing the debut album from South African electronic duo Atelier on October 11. Atelier is made up of childhood friends Alexander Inggs and Jaś Miszewski. Both share a deep passion for analog synthesizers, drum ...
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jackLNDN-“Thoughts”: Album Review

Electric Disco Man. That’s what you’ll find if you jump over to jackLNDN’s official Facebook page. Jack’s journey in music began at age seven, singing in professional choirs. By the age of ten, he will have met Queen Elizabeth and recorded ...