Electronica (Music subgenre)
Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; however, unlike electronic dance music, it is not specifically made for dancing.
Electronica in Reviews
Music Review | posted 06.03.2017
Lusine
Sensorimotor
Likable? Yeah, so what! Lusine’s at least tenth record »Sensorimotor« was created in such an elaborate and affectionate way that it’s OK if everyone likes it.
Music Review | posted 13.05.2016
Jessy Lanza
Oh No
For Jessy Lanza it means all or nothing, but in the meantime everything meets nothing on »Oh No«. This makes it one of the most radical records of the last months.
Music Review | posted 12.05.2016
Ash Koosha
I AKA I
Ash Koosha’s »I AKA I« defies any genre conventions: ambient meets glitch, musique concrete meets beat-tape and your head meets an adventure. Is this IDM 2.0?
Music Review | posted 21.04.2016
Andy Stott
Too Many Voices
Shall we now hide ourselves away in a bunker to listen to these overdriven kick-drums and psychosis-synths or invite a couple of friends and discuss the newest sneaker trends?
Music Review | posted 23.03.2016
The Range
Potential
»Potential« is The Range’s first record for Domino. For this debut, he has explored and utilized various hobby musicians’ potentials on youtube.
Music Review | posted 18.09.2015
Synkro
Changes
Synkro has shone with real urgency too often in order for »Changes‘« broad fuzziness to be becoming for the introverted stage hog.
Music Review | posted 17.11.2014
Erik Honoré
Heliographs
At the age of 48, the Norwegian sound designer and writer Erik Honoré has finished his debut. »Heliographs« is a singular musical event.
Music Review | posted 02.10.2014
Caribou
Our Love
Caribou is spreading the love amongst his fans. His seventh record, »Our Love«, doesn’t try to go for great gestures – and still, it doesn’t add up. But that’s love, isn’t it?
Music Review | posted 15.09.2014
Daisuke Tanabe
Floating Underwater
»Floating Underwater«, the second solo record by Japanese musician Daisuke Tanabe, is a peculiar little creature: strange, fascinating and friendly.
Music Review | posted 20.02.2014
Valentin Stip
Sigh
I shouldn’t even try. Shouldn’t even try to squeeze this record into a text. Let’s put it this way: It’s like a long sigh, yearning to make its way into the world.
Music Review | posted 19.09.2013
Daedelus
Drown Out
Even melancholy gets Daedelus completely absorbed, manically yet meticulously. That’s probably why »Drown Out« is so damn good at its best moments.
Music Review | posted 28.06.2013
Gold Panda
Half Of Where We Live
No one samples as versed as Gold Panda. His first record in three years would have been real good, if only he had made an EP out of it.
Music Review | posted 21.05.2013
Mount Kimbie
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Mount Kimbie have topped their debut album by quite some length. Back then, they coined the term »post-dubstep« – this must be post-Mount-Kimbie then!
Music Review | posted 12.10.2012
Daphni
Jiaolong
With a new project called Daphni, Daniel Snaith a.k.a. Caribou adopts the freedoms of a DJ as his own and has lots of fun with a home-made synthesizer.
Music Review | posted 17.09.2012
Seams
Tourist/Sleeper
The two EP’s, which Seams combined on his release for the label Full Time Hobby, disclose a clear musical development.
Music Review | posted 22.08.2012
Submerse
Tears EP
British producer Submerse, who lives in Tokyo, creates a positively exotic atmosphere with his two-dimensional and playful »Tears EP«.
Music Review | posted 27.04.2012
Clark
Iradelphic
This step must have been just as intimidating as challenging for Chris Clark: Away from the completely electronic towards orderly acoustic songwriting.
Music Review | posted 03.04.2012
Mouse On Mars
Parastrophics
The beats are pumping, melodies are gliding and the noise is given space: »Parastrophics« is an acid-soaked ride to hell and back through the world of electronic music.
Music Review | posted 18.03.2011
Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise
Laptop-songwriter with an enormous potential: Nicolas Jaar’s debut is totally determined and yet interpretable in so many ways, as hardly ever to be found in electronic music before.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 04.10.2019
Nef
Mais Alors !!?... C'Est a L'Envers
»Mais Alors !!?…. C’Est a L’Envers«, the first and only album of the French band Nef, has now been re-issued.
Music List | posted 03.07.2019
Polish Jazz
An introduction in 10 vinyl records
The Polish jazz scene is considered one of the most important and creative in Europe. Today it oscillates between superficial conventions and hidden ruptures. A little search for clues.
Music News | posted 16.02.2018
Respuesta Alternativa
Rediscovered: »Grata Compañia«
The Australian based reissue label Left Ear Records, which specializes in rediscoveries, will continue to pursue its business idea in 2018. For »Grata Compañia« they selected five pieces of the Spanish project Respuesta Alternativa.
Music Essay | posted 24.06.2019
British Jazz
On The Hot Spot
Jazz in Great Britain is in the midst of a generational shift. New talents from Manchester to London are revising gridlocked listening habits and are testing the limits of the genre. But why now?
Music Review | posted 12.09.2019
Velodrome
На Велодроме 141
Dark Entries has reissued the Belgian New Beat smash hit »На Велодроме 141« from Velodrome.