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Vondelpark: Sauna (R&S) Yet another odd one coming from esteemed techno label R&S. Vondelpark veers far off-focus into the outskirts of dance music with this 4-track EP of post-rock crossovers. On the surface, these tracks are nothing special — basic drum...

Kölsch: Speicher 68 (Kompakt Extra) It’s back to basics with this two-tracker on Kompakt’s Extra offshoot. The 68th entry into the series comes from Danish producer Rune Riley Kölsch, a newcomer to the Kompakt stable. His previous output was all under the...

Yellow Swans: Going Places (Type) Portland noiseheads Yellow Swans final release Going Places is a hazy dream. It works well as their final bow, shimmering with a bit of woozy gloom. It’s not a long album, clocking in around 45 minutes over the span of 6 tracks....

Gatekeeper: Giza (Merok) Anyone who’s a Depeche Mode fan might remember when they tacked on a bunch of bonus tracks to Music For The Masses in the late 80s. The chugging “Aggro Mix” of “Never Let Me Down Again” fused a Giorgio Moroder...

Luke Abbott: Holkham Drones (Border Community) It is not surprising in the least that James Holden signed talented producer Luke Abbott to his Border Community imprint. There are several instances across this album’s playback where I’m struck by how much...