by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Halloween 2017 Obscure Horror Movie Soundtrack Mix
La Lucertola – Fabio Frizzi
Luca Il Contrabbandiere – Lucio Fulci
Constant Beating – Aria Prayogi
Roma A Mano Armata – Franco Micalizzi
Hell Flames – Fabio Frizzi
Seq 1 – Franco Micalizzi
Toward Dawn – Fabio Frizzi
Fuga Nei Sotterranei – Alessandro Alessandroni
Theme From The Fog – John Carpenter
Philadelphia – Allessando Alessandri
Sentionauts II – Sinoia Caves
Rex Colt – Power Glove
Elena’s Sound World – Sinoia Caves
Bo & Wing – Maya Jane Coles
Half Life – Zola Jesus
Delta – Mount Kimbie
Paraguaya – Juana Molina
Vain Cloak – Kai Whiston
Bela Legosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
Loud Challenge – Hype Williams
Syrthio – Com Truise
Drifter – Hippie Sabotage
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Juju & Jordash: From the Netherlands with Room Temperature Regards.
From the Netherlands with regards come Juju and Jordash with their pleasantly surprising 5th album Sis-Boom-Bah! Club hits you’d expert to hear from a House duo like this are no where to be found on this album. It’s all about spacey techno and abstract compositions– suited more for a relaxing afternoon than a dance floor. The change of pace is welcome.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Four Tet Remains Fucking Awesome After 15 Studio Albums.
Veteran instrumentalist, composer and general legend in the world of electronic music, Four Tet, has released his 15th album New Energy on his own label TEXT. How this guy continues to evolve and innovate after fifteen albums is a testament to his genius. So how does new Four Tet sound? Kind of like the old Four Tet, actually; a bridge between the accessibility of his early works like “Pause” and more recent experiments in dance floor debauchery. From the harpsichord arrangement on “Two Thousand Seventeen” to the hypnotic thump of “Lush” — there is just so much “yes” to this album, it must be heard.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Shigeto has all the vinyl I ever wanted.
How often can we judge an album by its’ cover? Mysterious. Familiar. Static. Change. Do these words evoke a particular place or musical genre? For Zach Saginaw’s third full length album The New Monday, it’s all about his hometown of Detroit. Jazz, techno, house, hip hop… a collage of the City’s musical culture glued for mass appeal with that signature Shigeto sound. Soothing.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Mount Kimbie: So Are They a Band Now?
Place a track from Mount Kimbie’s 3rd full-length, like “Audition”, next to something from their 2011 debut, such as “Carbonated”, and you’d be surprised to learn it’s by the same group. From post-dubstep beat music to something ostensibly more 80’s new wave, and much less like electronic music in general, one wonders what Mount Kimbie will do next. So are they a band now? They certainly sound like one, but the influence of their roots remains clear with tracks like “We Go Home Together” featuring James Blake, “T.A.M.E.D.”, and “Marylin”. It’s still electronic at heart, beautifully composed, wonderfully evolved.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on KÖLSCH: When Only the Purest Techno House Will Do
When only the purest techno house will satisfy your cravings, choose Kölsch. 1989 is the final album in an autobiographical trilogy of LPs on Kompakt, described as “an exploration of the Danish producer’s difficult early teenage years.” Tracks like “Liath” and “Khairo” are richly layered by The Heritage Orchestra to become serenely hypnotic. It’s Grade A dance music; the drops are restrained, no glitches, and distorted vocal gimmicks are lack thereof. Even a casual listener will be unable to resist.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on ODESZA Takes an Epic Crap with Plenty of Drops to Boot
More of the same from Odesza, but it’s sure to ignite their fan base regardless. A Moment Apart, the third full length album from the Seattle based electronic duo, features the same distorted EDM and chopped-up House that’s made them who they are. Incessant head bangers like “Late Night” and “La Cuidad” nearly make up for the half-baked boredom in between every other track. It’s just too much epic non-sense.
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Lusine: Lines Between Techno & Electro-Pop Blur
The lines between techno and electro-pop continue to blur on the fourth studio album from Jeff McIlwain, aka Lusine. “The concept behind Sensorimotor pulls from a special kind of double meaning of the word,” McIlwain recently noted. Beginning with “Canopy”, an opener seethed in wind chimes and harmonic distortion, the album moves on to more synth heavy, progressive dance tracks like “Slow Motion”, “The Level”, and “Flyway.” This is the stuff that Lusine has made a name for himself producing, and he should stick to it. As a whole, Sensorimotor’s mix of vocals with intelligent dance music keeps the listener in limbo, doing many things well but nothing really great.
Another strong album from British electronic musician Chris Clark; his eighth studio release since his musical debut in 2001. Death Peak is just under 45 minutes of varied techno styles mixed with wonderfully progressive ambient compositions. Glittering melodies on tracks like “Living Fantasy” and “Peak Magnetic”, alongside the washed out vocal elements of “Catastrophe Anthem” give the album a less foreboding feel than some of Clark’s previous works.
Release Date: 4/7/2017 on Warp Records
by Jason Di Vece·Comments Off on Actress Builds a Mechanical Paradise with “AZD”
British electronic musician Darren Cunningham, better known as Actress, returns from early retirement with his densely progressive fifth full-length album AZD. Pronounced “azid,” the album features many songs over 5 minutes and deserves multiple go rounds. Songs like “RUNNER” and “FANTASYNTH”, with their incessant repetition and varied minimalism, paint a vivid picture of a mechanical paradise where robots do the robot. It’s deeply hypnotic and amazing.