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Loscil: Sketches From New Brighton (Kranky) The latest from Loscil is another gorgeous slab of warm ice. I say that because his music tends to be so warm yet so chilly at the same time. He’s been wandering around perhaps the same central core of musical ideas...

Einstürzende Neubauten: “Armenia” (Halber Mench, 1986) A Facebook thread reminded me of how significant the music of Einstürzende Neubauten has been to me formatively. Hearing about them and then acquiring Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T., their 1983 album,...

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, Live Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm creating a song live in front of an intimate audience at Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin on July 26, 2011, as part of Ólafur’s solo tour.(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Lone: Galaxy Garden (R&S) It’s telling how unique Lone’s sound is when I can pick it out from a tracklist immediately, every single time practically. He’s been honing his chops for a few years now, and Galaxy Garden is perhaps the most...

Ruskin & Broom: Bites (Blueprint) It’s hard to go wrong when two techno heavyweights like James Ruskin and Mark Broom are combining their talents. Each of the three tracks on Bites is a floor burner — great stuff. It serves as a reminder that techno seems to...