Frankfurt’s Young Hare Releases Debut Album

 There’s a small label in Germany called Altin Village & Mine that’s been releasing record after record of high-quality dance tunes (among other genres of music) since 2001. Their latest act is a duo from Frankfurt, Young Hare, that’s celebrating its full-length debut this month. Unbreak My Heart includes nine songs that explore movement and depth […]

Filling The Cracks with CX KiDTRONiK

Inspiration comes from, literally, everywhere. For some, it’s a passionate take of what reality gives them. For others, it’s the disconnection with relationships over time. And for some others, it may seem like something a little less serious. For CX KiDTRONiK, the story goes that he spotted the ass-crack of singer Jody Watley in the […]

In The Dark With The Haxan Cloak

There’s an assumed sigh when the term “drone” comes into play. As a sub-genre, it’s cryptic, off-putting, and faceless. There’s no flash. In fact, drone stands out solely on an aesthetic island for being as anti-flash as humanly expressible. But the passive disinterest misses nuance. Excavation, the newest album from London producer Bobby Krlic, a […]

Quite An Extraordinary Craft: Holly Herndon

It’s February in London. Kraftwerk, whose influence has cast a looming shadow over electronic music since the early 1970s, are in town, bringing their note perfect renditions of their discography to the London’s Tate Modern art gallery. But for those more interested in the future of electronic music than its past, sound artist Holly Herndon’s […]

Zach Schimpf’s “Sleeping” Review

Picture yourself* in your bed. The window is open, but everything around you is… warm. The comforter you’re buried in, mouth only just peaking out for air. The one sock you didn’t take off. Your legs are straight-up hot because you forgot to take off your jeans off before you crawled into your cocoon, and […]

A Soundtrack of the Future: Tank Battalion Attack and Roma Dune

Black, but white. Sharp, but flat. Brutal, but serene. There’s a record label in Mexico called Umor Rex that manages to creep and jump between these extremes, releasing music that never sounds commonplace. Even their poppiest albums have some kind of forewarning, jagged edge embedded through minor notes and sound effects. The label’s most recent […]