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Microfilm: Houndstooth Harmonics, 2nd album teaserHere’s a new teaser for the upcoming @microfilm album, Houndstooth Harmonics, available 5 August 2016 on Bandcamp and iTunes, as well as other digital music services. This clip features an excerpt of “Pretty Hate...

Bjarki: Б (TRIP)While I don’t generally focus on the opinions of others here, I read a review of Bjarki’s recent collection of tracks on Pitchfork that essentially panned it as being overly obvious or derivative. I beg to differ! To my ears, this is the...

Autechre: “SURRIPERE” (Draft 7.30, Warp 2003)While their preceding Confield album changed the conversation about the music Autechre was making at the time, veering more headlong into less predictable, less melodic territory, their follow-up, Draft 7.30, is more...

Murcof: “Cosmos II” (Cosmos, Leaf 2007)The heart of Murcof’s Cosmos album is in the two parts sharing its name. Eschewing the beats and sampling that had established his signature sound by this point, “Cosmos II” is a swelling, celestial cloud of sound that threatens...

New Order: “Elegia” (1985)The full, 17+ minute version of “Elegia,” which appeared on New Order’s 1985 Low-Life album in a much edited form, is New Order’s instrumental tribute to their belated friend Ian Curtis. I was reminded of the track by its well-placed usage in...