Music | posted 22.06.2011
Fink
Perfect Darkness
Fink remind the listener more of Trip-Hop or Dubstep than of bearded self-fulfillment and woebegone sentiments.
Music | posted 20.06.2011
Madlib + Frank Nitt
Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville
With a little delay, the ninth part of the Medicine Show, which was to be released in September 2010, is finally available! It wasn’t a worthwhile wait.
Music | posted 20.06.2011
Mark McGuire
A Young Person's Guide To
The 24-years-old Mark McGuire, guitarist of the Emeralds, presents his first body of work in feature-length.
Music | posted 19.06.2011
Blu
Her Favourite Colo(u)r
The raspy sample-layers on Her Favourite Colo(u)r sound much more like a sunny day in Georgia than like the hard West-coast.
Music | posted 17.06.2011
Bon Iver
Bon Iver
Justin Vernon stepped up, trying to solve the impossible task to record a follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago.
Music | posted 16.06.2011
Bruce Gilbert
This Way to The Shivering man
With the combination of experiment, arrangement, rhythm and pop-appeal, Bruce Gilbert created a musical certificate of the 80s.
Music | posted 13.06.2011
Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Coloeur Libres
It’s its fiery, stirring and yet thoughtful force, which makes this album so very exceptional in these days.
Music | posted 10.06.2011
Pharoahe Monch
W.A.R.
Monch has seen it all, nothing can possibly rattle him, apart from maybe HipHop’s state of mind these days.
Music | posted 07.06.2011
6th Borrough Project
One Night In The Borough
The music of Graeme »The Revenge« Clark and Craig Smith has two different tempos and two levels of quality. They’re better when they’re slow.
Music | posted 01.06.2011
Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz
Heavy Metal Kings
Those familiar with Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz know what to expect: dismal, brute and energetic raps.
Music | posted 31.05.2011
The Sweet Vandals
So Clear
Timeless, warm and rough sounds defying all notions of sensationalism: The Sweet Vandals are stepping forward with a great album.
Music | posted 27.05.2011
Amon Tobin
ISAM
On ISAM, Amon Tobin moves even further away from his past and cheekily circumnavigates the present.
Music | posted 26.05.2011
Young Montana?
Limerence
Young Montana? raises the bar of multidimensional productions since Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus even a bit higher.
Music | posted 25.05.2011
Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee Pt.2
The Beastie Boys have nothing to prove anymore, and yet they do exactly that without care whenever they publish a new album.
Music | posted 24.05.2011
Mo Kolours
EP 1: Drum Talking
On Mo Kolours’ debut-EP, the most manifold influences are subtly mixed in order to create something utterly unique.
Music | posted 23.05.2011
Tokimonsta
Creature Dreams EP
Less sound-layers and clearer melodies: Tokimonsta’s Wonky-Sound is more accessible than the one of her L. A.-Beat colleagues, yet nonetheless enchanting.
Music | posted 22.05.2011
Oddisee
Odd Seasons
With 31 enormously diverse tracks, on Odd Seasons Oddisee leads us through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter .
Music | posted 21.05.2011
CunninLynguists
Oneirology
On Oneirology ,the CunninLynguists lead the listeners through the depths of their nightly subconscious.
Music | posted 18.05.2011
Lando Kal
Further/Time Out
It should be well known that Scuba has the right ear for new artists. Lando Kal is yet another example for his lucky choices.
Music | posted 17.05.2011
Rene Hell
The Terminal Symphony
These days, the synthesizer is functioning as the leading instrument of electronic music. Rene Hell convincingly proves, why this renaissance makes sense, after all.
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