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RAC - Ego (Counter Records, 2017)

“Pop music really shouldn’t be this clever.” — Clash review, July 2017

André Allen Anjos, aka RAC, is set to release his second album of smart pop songs with a revolving cast of singers later this week via Ninja Tune’s Counter subsidiary.

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THE GRIND: Machinedrum - What Is This feat. Rosie Lowe

Machinedrum continues to explore a poppier sound without sacrificing his own unique style (audio) 191 more words



So I tweeted a while back, at the beginning of the month, stating my amazement that this album is now nine years old, and I suppose it’s the UK’s awful weather that has really got me reflecting on one of my favourite summer masterpieces of all time. 430 more words


Review: Umfang - Symbolic Use Of Light

Negative space seems to define Umfang’s latest full length, Symbolic Use Of Light. As if absorbing the utilitarian psychedelia of her artwork, the NY-based producer’s now idiosyncratic sound seems to invite the listener to colour between the rigid lines of her stark electronic music, its muted synthesis and rigorous drum tracks encouraging not just passive consumption but concerted force of imagination. 344 more words


(Best New Music) THE GRIND: BICEP - AURA

Bicep releasing a full-length project!? And it’s coming out on Ninja Tune!? I’m sold! (audio) 253 more words


SONG OF THE DAY Jordan Rakei - Sorceress

It’s been bleak day all round really, what with one thing or another so I desperately need a slice of sunshine to take the sharp edge off it all….. 215 more words


Kate Tempest meets kennardphillipps

Strong and stable into ruin
School-kids on the hunt for lunch
Cut the apron strings.
Least it keeps the bastards lean
And gets the scroungers off the couch. 431 more words

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