Daniel Avery – Together in Static (2021) – Album Review

Daniel Avery is one of a handful of noteworthy electronic producers who, over the years, has transition from a relatively slick and shiny sound to something much rougher around the edges. Andy Stott being another one, who a decade ago transformed his clean-lined techno into a lumbering reverb and distortion-caked take on dance music. Over … Continue reading Daniel Avery – Together in Static (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)

10/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Fennesz - Black Sea (2008). I find myself listening to much more ambient music these days, as an appropriate backdrop for days spent working from home. Austrian artist, Christian Fennesz is often lauded for the very unusual way he makes use of the guitar in his music: combining it with digital effects to produce something … Continue reading 10/08/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to…

30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Kettel - My Dogan (2006). The Dutch musician, Reimer Eising, aka Kettel, is something of a rarity in electronic music circles (especially those tagged with the joyless term ‘IDM’) in that his tracks are by and large, exceedingly jolly. In what tends to be a very self-consciously serious genre of music, generated by circuit boards … Continue reading 30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…