Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Review: Class Actress – Movies

When we were spinning Rapprocher back in 2011, we knew it was only a matter of time before Class Actress became a full-fledged pop star. There’s just something magical about the high tension melancholy Elizabeth Harper has on her records. It’s a very “this is where I find myself for better or worse” type ofRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Valet – Nature

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: DJ Koze – DJ-Kicks

This year, !K7 Records celebrates a massive milestone, entering the twentieth year of their ongoing DJ-Kicks series and releasing the fiftieth entry in the series. Over its fifty entry catalogue, DJ-Kicks has carved a niche that no other electronic serial really taps into. For Fabric, it’s the club translated to a recording. For Back toRead more…

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Album Review: FFS – FFS

FFS, the eponymous debut album from the collaboration project between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, feels a bit like a beautiful car crash in slow motion. I say slow motion because the two objects that make up the collision seen here have been careening towards each other since the good old days of 2002. For Sparks,Read more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Tashi Dorji – Appa

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?

“Connection… correction.” If you summed up UK dance veterans Hot Chip in an obscure two word phrase, I think this bridge from “Love Is The Future” would do quite nicely. It’s between these two poles of connection and correction that Hot Chip have operated for over a decade. From “I Was The Boy From School”Read more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Loren Connors – Blues: The “Dark Paintings” of Mark Rothko

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Tei Shi – Verde

Argentinian-born singer Tei Shi is upping the ante with her second EP release, Verde, out now through Mermaid Avenue. Her debut EP, Suadade was released back in November of 2013, garnering comparison to Feist and other melancholy songwriters operating on the sonic fringe while maintaining some semblance of accessibility for the more adventurous, but herRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Drenge – Undertow

When last we saw Eoin and Rory Loveless, they were making snotty garage rock for boys not yet men who were sick to death of love, and they were doing it in style. The brother duo Drenge found a way to blend some mixture of romance, boyhood, and senseless violence into an addictive, invigorating mixture.Read more…

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