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

06/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Lone - Levitate (2016). Rapidly becoming one of my favourite electronic acts of the last few years, (and I am very much still in catch-up mode with his discography) it seems Lone, aka Matt Cutler, can do no wrong. I’ve listened to three of his albums in chronological order: Galaxy Garden, Reality Testing and now … Continue reading 06/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

09/02/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to

Forest Swords - Engravings (2013). This is a new addition to my collection, based on the recommendation from a Whatsapp group, in which tunes from any manner of genre and era are liable to be shared. The track posted in the group was the final track, Friend, you will never learn, and the rest of … Continue reading 09/02/2020 – This week I have been mostly listening to

25/02/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

Ekoplekz - Reflekzionz (2015). This is not what I expected. From the cover art, and this being on Planet Mu, and Ekoplekz being referred to online as someone making music in the Braindance style; in my mind this was going to be some Dave Monolith/James Shinra wunderkind producer making shiny squelchy acid breakbeat type stuff. … Continue reading 25/02/20 This week I have been mostly listening to