Juju & Jordash – Clean-Cut

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Experimental club techno

Moods
Dark dank club

Thoughts

Would love to see them live. Definitely some good moments on the album but overall too much.

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https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Clean-Cut/release/6402704

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Juju & Jordash

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Loose spacey electro

Thoughts
My favorite album of theirs, the analog approach works well here. Tracks cover a range of techno but all are done well.

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https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Juju-Jordash/release/1951138

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Avalon Emerson – Narcissus In Retrograde

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Intense techno

Moods
Accessible Berghain

Thoughts
Biting and varied, hits with a booming intensity, reminds me of a more accessible version of Surgeon.

‘Why does it hurt’ is a bit boring, the rest is strong.

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https://www.discogs.com/Avalon-Emerson-Narcissus-In-Retrograde/release/9429305

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Will DiMaggio – At Ease

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Happy left field electro. Discogs calls this future jazz which I’ll need to check out.

Has a funky sort’ve new world vibe to it, cool pan flute sound.

Thoughts
This is really good, fresh and original sound. He successfully builds on the retro la-funk that’s been so popular lately.

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https://www.discogs.com/Will-DiMaggio-At-Ease/release/11768093

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Grand River – Crescente

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Modern intellectual compositional ambient like electro.

Thoughts
Well crafted with enjoyable moments but overall dull and drifting.

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https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Crescente/release/10925592

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Deetron – DJ-Kicks

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Energetic house mix

Thoughts

A dynamic mix that builds in intensity. This is decidedly modern house but incorporates a number of styles and takes large influence from 90s golden age. The later half isn’t quite as good, track selection trades sexy for energy that I don’t particularly like. Ends with a perfect pair. I think this would play well with mature fans looking for something fresh.

My one complaint is he hops between styles and songs too frequently, never really settling on anything for longer than a minute. At times this is fun but I do wish some songs would’ve been stretched out more.

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https://www.discogs.com/Deetron-DJ-Kicks/release/11684630

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Studio OST – Scenes (2012​-​2015)

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Bassy hip minimal house.

Thoughts

Galcher lustwerk makes a pretty solid minimal house record. It’s not outstanding but I like his style direction and overall sound. This is an accessible introduction to his brand of house.

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https://www.discogs.com/Studio-OST-Scenes-2012-2015/release/8361439

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Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening

What’s it sound like?

Techno with a pleasant floating ambient element. Certain tracks utilize a drum machine for a dance vibe, others are extended and much more in the ambient realm relying on repetition to create feeling.

Thoughts

A masterpiece: this sounds great and is aphex twin at his most accessible. Though the production can feel dated at times it never detracts. It’s distinct and a key album of influence for alt-electro of all stripes, it’s easy to hear how this would go onto influence many different artists while still sounding just as relevant today.

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https://www.discogs.com/Aphex-Twin-Selected-Ambient-Works-85-92/release/32662

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Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Techno, creative electro, British, jungle at times

Thoughts
While these are rough cuts Kieran’s noodling is better then most polished outputs. He employs jungle like rhythm which isn’t usually my thing but it’s done well here, creating a worldly type of vibe.

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https://www.discogs.com/Four-Tet-Beautiful-Rewind/release/4968029

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Call Super – Arpo

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Quality avant garde electro, exploring lots of striking textures, sounds, blips and bloops while still keeping some type of beat. Refreshing in this beatless, ‘post-club’ environment.

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https://www.discogs.com/Call-Super-Arpo/release/11115688

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