Electronic music

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Classical home listening: John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London’s latest; Éliane Radigue
Wilson and co’s follow-up to English Music for Strings is another gem. And Quatuor Bozzini immerse themselves in Radigue’s Occam Delta XV

Fiona Maddocks

28, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘I want an indescribable feeling’: composer Kali Malone on her search for the sublime
The US minimalist, acclaimed for her organ works, on moving beyond the instrument, the science of sound – and taking inspiration from the mountain ranges of her Denver youth

Jennifer Lucy Allan

18, Jan, 2023 @3:30 PM

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‘It felt like a revolution’: Jive Turkey, the Sheffield club night that blazed a trail for UK house
The pioneering electro, soul and jazz funk night united Black and white kids, bucked superstar DJ culture – and rivalled the Haçienda

Daniel Dylan Wray

17, Jan, 2023 @8:36 AM

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Jen Cloher, DMA’s and Marcus Whale: Australia’s best new music for January
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Isabella Trimboli, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Andrew Stafford, Shaad D'Souza and Michael Sun

09, Jan, 2023 @12:52 AM

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Rian Treanor and Ocen James: Saccades review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
The presence of James’ bow complements Treanor’s dense compositions, creating the latter’s most melodic and dancefloor-adjacent work to date

Ammar Kalia

06, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: the cheeky dance producer who’s been mistaken for Aphex Twin
The pseudonymous dance producer’s sample-dense beats cast a spell in the pandemic that’s set to last

Shaad D'Souza

04, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ukrainian hardcore, Nigerian alté and Red Bull-soaked bloghouse: 2023’s most promising musical newcomers
From Memphis rap to Manchester post-punk and Laurel Canyon-worthy beauty, a new generation is coming this way

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Flume, Body Type, Midnight Oil and more: the 21 best Australian albums of 2022
From globe-trotting glitch-pop to Aria-winning Yolŋu surf-rock, here are Guardian Australia’s favourite releases of the year

Andrew Stafford, Nathan Jolly, Shaad D'Souza, Sian Cain, Michael Sun, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Nick Buckley, Janine Israel , Walter Marsh and Jared Richards

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2022: No 3 – The Weeknd: Dawn FM
Abel Tesfaye’s luridly spectacular album continued his trangressive and dazzlingly deranged themes with gorgeous, grand music voiced by his depressive alter ego

Shaad D'Souza

21, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘It was a gateway for people to get into electronic music’: 30 years of Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence
Taking cues from Detroit techno and showcasing Autechre and Aphex Twin, the famed compilation found hedonism in the wind-down. As it is reissued, famous fans from then and now explain why they love it

Joe Muggs

14, Dec, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Manuel Göttsching laid the groundwork for generations of electronic musicians
The restlessly innovative German guitarist went on to make records including the legendary E2-E4, a foundational source for techno and ambient house

Brian Coney

13, Dec, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Mount Westmore: Snoop, Cube, 40, $hort review – harmless nostalgia and charmless bluster
The west coast rap supergroup’s album works reasonably well at times, but there are more misses than hits

Damien Morris

11, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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