14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (2011). Oneohtrix Point Never is probably my most ‘ignored’ electronic artist of the last decade. Universally lauded, he seems to be held in very high regard wherever I turn online. I tried to listen to a couple of tracks some years ago to see what all the fuss was about … Continue reading 14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

11/06/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

To Rococo Rot - The Amamtuer View (1999). I was prompted to listen to To Rococo Rot while reading Paul Morley’s book, Words and Music. It’s an intriguing, informative yet also maddeningly frustrating book, which I won’t go into detail on here. Apart from to say it seems to be part autobiography and part potted … Continue reading 11/06/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

29/05/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to

Andrea - Ritorno (2020). This is another record, along with Shred and Compro by Skee Mask and Engravings by Forest Swords, which is fast becoming one of my favourite electronic albums of the last 12 months (that I’ve listened to - those others weren’t released in the last 12 months). I’m finding it hard to … Continue reading 29/05/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to

14/05/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Sabres of Paradise - Sabresonic II (1995). I think it’s fair to say the Sabersonic albums are generally considered classics of 1990s electronic music. It was on this understanding that I bought it on CD years ago, when I was filling in what I perceived to be crucial gaps in my collection of Warp, Ninja … Continue reading 14/05/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

30/04/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

Future Sound of London - Archived 8 (2015). I have something of a blind spot when it comes to releases that aren’t ‘proper’ albums, i.e. previously unreleased material, special editions with alternative versions of tracks, b-sides, compilations, etc. But the Future Sound of London are responsible for some seminal groundbreaking releases (not to mention some … Continue reading 30/04/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

21/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Jodey Kendrick - EDM A2, EDM B2 (2013). Don't be misled by the EDM abbreviation; this pair of releases, strangely badged as if compilations by a selection of artists, but apparently solely the work of Jodey Kendrick, contains some of the best breakbeat-acid-eletro Braindance I’ve heard this side of the Tuss EP. (Well, until James … Continue reading 21/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

07/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Skee Mask - Shred (2016). The strength of this album, along with 2018’s Compro, is pushing Skee Mask towards the top of my current favourite electronic artists. I’m finding it hard to articulate why his music is so good, or even really to describe it. Breakbeat techno, I guess. Moody, cinematic, expansive. He is adept … Continue reading 07/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

20/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Bogdan Raczynski - Rave Till You Cry (2019). I’d pretty much given up hope on hearing anything more from Bogdan Raczynski (one time renegade Drill’n’bass maverick shock disc-jock extraordinaire) after reading some years ago that he had officially retired from releasing music. And to be fair this album is not new material, so I don’t … Continue reading 20/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to