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 Features
Music − Interview | posted 03.09.2020
Kelly Lee Owens
»We store emotions in our body«
The Welsh musician released her second album »Inner Song« which wipes tears from cried-out eyes with one hand after the closing set while opening the window into everyday life with the other. A conversation with Owens about rave memories, trauma sessions and her challenge with Four Tet.
Electronica in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 06.03.2017
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
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
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
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
»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 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
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 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
»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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Music − Review | posted 20.07.2020
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music − Interview | posted 14.10.2020
»I'm excavating sounds«
Makaya McCraven is one of the most leading jazz musicians of these days. Not only his hometown Chicago, but the whole world seems to be inspired by the free approach to the jazz heritage in his music. We had the chance for an interview.
Music − Portrait | posted 12.11.2020
Riding the Wave
A powerful wave has already washed many treasures ashore. Seen in this way, the name fits, because the Belgian reissue label Tidal Waves searches for, discovers and publishes pearls of music history believed to be lost.