Absolutely Free: Absolutely Free

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These dudes know how to make intriguing psychedelic tunes.

Hudson Mohawke: Chimes EP

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Burst of electronic video game energy

Arca: Xen

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Abrasive and beautiful, quirky and haunting.

Jessie Ware: Tough Love

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Soulful and catchy.

Mr Twin Sister: Mr Twin Sister

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Triumph over trial.

Caribou: Our Love

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This is an ambitious, confident, and beautiful album from one of the best producers on the scene.  Dan Snaith settled into the electronic and dance music scene with his previous two albums, Swim and Andorra.  Before that, Snaith spent time exploring almost every genre thinkable.  Our Love is the result of a synthesis of his entire career, combining elements of orchestral, instrumental, and dance music into a sweeping, mature, and incredibly well produced inspection of love and relationships.  This is an extremely personal album, introspective, intimate, intriguing, and joyful.  Our Love encompasses the incredible highs and the devastating lows of the entanglement of two lives authentically and entirely. The constantly changing and evolving nature of…

Flying Lotus: You’re Dead

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There’s a reason I’m always excited about Flying Lotus releases.  There’s always a new element of fusion and integration that just gets my musical mind so excited.  You’re Dead, the fifth full length LP from FlyLo, crosses so many musical genres in its exploration of the inevitability of death while still maintaining flow.  Steven Ellison has created something with this album that is both frighteningly aware of the nature of life and death and simultaneously incredibly insightful and shimmering with life. Listening to You’re Dead is like sitting alone in an empty, circular room while images of death appear and swirl around you, smashing into the other images and combining into a mural of morbid…

Katie Kate: Nation

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Katie Kate can literally do it all. Her self-produced sophomore album has so many different styles that it will have you wondering if you are still listening to the same artist or if your iTunes accidentally shuffled to something else. The Seattle rapper/singer/producer’s top three influences are Weezer, Elliott Smith, and Atmosphere. She tells listeners that they helped her learn to structure music, write lyrics, and rap her feelings. In the first song of the album “The Visions” she spits out lyrics to fast moving synth chords, but in “Rushmore” she raps “I am a mountain face, with a tree line / You want to cross me, I got tall pines,” and follows it by singing…

Aphex Twin: Syro

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Aphex Twin continues to deliver with highly antipated Syro.

FKA Twigs: LP 1

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LP1 is sensual, mesmerizingly blissful, and completely unique all at the same time.