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Saint Etienne: “Winter Melody” (Continental, 1997)Ever unpredictable and always solid, Saint Etienne have shifted shapes numerous times, and this one feels timely for the late 90s while still having their early records’ charm.(Source:...

The Orb: “Back Side of the Moon” (The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, Big Life 1991)I have a confession to make. I’ve never heard this album in its entirety before. In fact, in the mid-90s, when The Orb grew in prominence, I was decidedly anti. I was an...

Maoupa Mazzocchetti: “Tombolo” (A-Tranquility, Unknown Precept 2014)Great undulating cut from Mazzocchetti from the great A-Tranquility EP released by French label Unknown Precept a couple of years ago. It reminds me of mid-late 80s EBM/industrial crossovers by...

A001: Nyctophobia EP (Mord)A001’s second release on Mord is a furious storm of techno with sharp edges throughout. Many of his angular, syncopated sounds are coarse and rife with distortion. Nyctophobia is a fear of darkness, an ironic title considering the...

Surgeon: “(Intro) Version II” (Basictonal-remake, Tresor 2015)Absolutely banging, overhauled interpretation of the leading intro to Surgeon’s Basictonalvocabulary album from 1997. Even across the broad and yet sometimes subtle variety of his œuvre, the quality control...