Skee Mask – Pool (2021) – Album Review

With the release of his third full-length album, Bryan Müller a.k.a. Skee Mask has surely established himself as one of the leading figures at the vanguard of electronic music. His 2018 album, Compro, rightfully found itself near the top of several year-end lists, and now with a bumper selection of brand new tracks drawn from … Continue reading Skee Mask – Pool (2021) – Album Review

John Beltran – The Season Series (2020)

Despite hailing from Lansing Michigan, rather than techno’s heartland in nearby Detroit, John Beltran could nevertheless be considered a member of US techno royalty. His CV boasts early releases on legendary imprints such as Derrick May’s Transmat label, Peacefrog Records and R&S, both under his own name as well as various aliases and collaborations. His … Continue reading John Beltran – The Season Series (2020)

Spirit of the Beehive – ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (2021)

Spirit of the Beehive’s ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH is not psychedelic music in the normal sense of the term, although like most psychedelic music it does make for a disorientating listening experience. Unlike traditional psyche-rock, which tends to draw its ‘weirdness’ from otherworldly realms, and an appeal to humankind’s connection with nature and the deeper rhythms of … Continue reading Spirit of the Beehive – ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH (2021)

Gacha Bakradze – Obscure Languages (2021)

The myriad genres and subgenres of electronic music can often seem like indecipherable languages to those not familiar with the various intricacies and subtle signifiers that differentiate them. This being the case, an album like Obscure Languages by Gacha Bakradze acts as something of a Rosetta Stone, connecting disparate styles and suggesting new ways they … Continue reading Gacha Bakradze – Obscure Languages (2021)

Tunng – Tunng Presents…Dead Club (2020)

The latest album from British folk collective, Tunng, is part of a much wider project exploring our uncomfortable relationship with death, dying and grief. As one of the band’s lead songwriters, Mike Lindsay says, ‘It’s not even just a record, it’s a discussion, it’s a podcast series, it’s poetry, it’s short stories, it’s an examination.’ … Continue reading Tunng – Tunng Presents…Dead Club (2020)