electronic

Artist: 
Nite Jewel
Label: 
Gloriette Records

This reviewer is not a fan of remixes. Arrangements are (hopefully) purposefully put together in the way they were first presented: often times the edits a remix bring aren't substantial enough to elevate a song significantly. The question at hand is if Nite Jewel's remix EP of Liquid Cool warrants the effort put into the new arrangements.

Sounds Like: 
Machinedrum
Name: 
Grant L Williams
Date Reviewed: 
12/02/2016
Artist: 
Various
Label: 
Houndstooth

#savefabric is a compilation disc that works somewhat like a benefit: As a reaction to the closure of the popular London nightclub fabric, fabric Records and Houndstooth asked their artists to submit previously unheard works. In just three weeks, a 111-song compilation was organized. KAMP has received a tenth of the selection, which will be discussed in this review.

Sounds Like: 
Machinedrum
Sounds Like: 
Clams Casino
Name: 
Grant L Williams
Date Reviewed: 
12/02/2016
Artist: 
Rituals of Mine
Label: 
Warner Bros Records

Listen to this album if you want to be eternally frustrated by the seeming lack of any tune or predictable pattern. She sings the words either completely smashedtogetheratonce or distinctly, like a robot, and there is no way of determining which will be sang which way. It doesn't make much sense, and I was waiting the whole time for the album to be over.

Sounds Like: 
electronic sad robot girl
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2016
Artist: 
Manatee Commune
Label: 
Bastard Jazz Recordings

Grant Eadie, better know as Manatee Commune is a very talented electronic artist out of Seatlle, Washington. His music is similar to Slow Magic and Giraffage because of its chill vibe, clean production, and pretty arpeggios and high plucks. This song in particular is Manatee Commune's remix of his own original where he brings out fellow Seatlle artist SOL to rap over a remixed version of his original track. This track has everything you'd want out of a chill vibed electronic song.

Sounds Like: 
Slow Magic
Sounds Like: 
Giraffe
Sounds Like: 
ODESZA
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Forms
Label: 
Acker Records

Sounds Like: 
Purity Ring
Sounds Like: 
Washed Out
Name: 
Gabrielle Dyer
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Lambchop
Label: 
Merge Records

Lambchop has been around for well over 20 years at this point, 30 years total if you include the period when they were called Posterchild, but if you expect the same combination alt-country and soul music that they made their name on you'll be surprised to hear that this is an electronic record. That's right, on FLOTUS band leader Kurt Wagner combines programmed beats with live instrumentation, then adds his own processed vocals to maintain some amount of the soulfulness Lambchop has always had. It's a big change, and I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it.

Sounds Like: 
O Superman by Laurie Anderson
Sounds Like: 
22, a Million by Bon Iver
Sounds Like: 
Steve Reich
Sounds Like: 
late-era Talk Talk
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
11/15/2016
Artist: 
Whetzel
Label: 
Self-Released

Beatology. Volume 1 is the first album in a a three part series by Whetzel. In his album he explains that he seeks how altering the the placement of the kick drums and snare in traditional funk beats and the effect it has on a listener. It is safe to say with an statement as such that Whetzel is trying to create and experiment through sound. In terms of the album's quality, I think everything sounds clean and I do appreciate the slight toughes of DIY. It is nothing crazy or offsetting, in fact it is rather pleasent.

Sounds Like: 
Funky more upbeat Wii Music
Name: 
Eric Lloyd Heirshberg
Date Reviewed: 
11/03/2016
Artist: 
OSKI
Label: 
Self-Released

This self released album EP is a a great 4 song sampling for deliciously dirty trap music.

Sounds Like: 
Diplo (ish)
Sounds Like: 
Bauer (ish)
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
11/02/2016
Artist: 
Gallant
Label: 
Civil Music

Gallant is a singer-songwriter who has recently found great success with the release of his new album, Ology. What really launched his popularity as an artist was a single off of the album, "Weight in Gold". This song has been used in many advertisements, was widely loved and remixed by many big names on Soundcloud, and ultimately got his name out there. While "Weight in Gold" is amazing, it only offers a peak into this amazing album. Gallant's take on R&B is new and fresh. Each song is both very spacious and full.

Sounds Like: 
Majid Jordan
Sounds Like: 
Jack Garratt
Sounds Like: 
Frank Ocean
Name: 
Zack Estes
Date Reviewed: 
11/02/2016
Artist: 
Beats Antique
Label: 
Beats Antique

This record is weird. Don't expect to like it on first listen, but if you give it time, it will grow on you. I really like it now. Beats Antique is an eclectic combination from an enourmous variety of genres and influences who collaborate to make world music with electronic undertones. The record was recorded in Oakland, Moscow, and Tel Aviv, and borrow musical styles from all across the world--their Spotify profile lists Balkan wedding music, flamenco, and French Gypsy jazz as some of their many influences.

Sounds Like: 
Tipper
Sounds Like: 
Polish Ambassador
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
11/01/2016