electronic

Artist: 
Chico Mann & Capitan Planet
Label: 
Bastard Jazz Recordings

“Oye Bien” starts with a simple drum beat and repetitive vocals, with the sounds of birds in the background. It makes you feel like you’re in a rainforest. The song maintains the simple drum beat and relatively simple, repetitive vocals throughout, but layers guitar, marimba, and other instruments on top to create a relaxing and upbeat vibe. “Come Me Miras” has a heavy but slow beat that would be fun to dance to.

Sounds Like: 
Bomba Esterio
Sounds Like: 
Pernett
Name: 
Madeline Friberg-Landon
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2017
Artist: 
Project Pablo
Label: 
Ninja Tune

I can really appreciate what the artist was trying to accomplish with this EP, but the music just was not for me. Personally, I found the tracks slightly repetitive, and this unvaried style made me a little bored since there were no change ups in the beat. Since there were no lyrics, I understand that it is pretty difficult for the artist to create a track that captures you in the same way.

Sounds Like: 
Red Axes
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2017
Artist: 
What So Not ft. LPX
Label: 
Self-Released

In one of his most recent original releases, Emoh presents What So Not's "Better" at his headlining in coachello, demonstrating the beuty of his collaboration with LPX, and giving the listener a good idea of what's to come. He informs interviewers that there are more features on his album release, and if the album is anything like this single release, it's something to look forward to.

Sounds Like: 
RL Grime
Sounds Like: 
Dillon Francis
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
10/04/2017
Artist: 
MonoNeon
Label: 
MonoNeon

MonoNeon’s album A Place Called Fantasy takes you on a journey through a synthy, jazzy, groovy, and surreal land. The first song, A Place Called Fantasy reminded me of the Prince album where Prince takes the first song to prepare the listener for the musical adventure they are about to embark on. The slightly spacey qualities of the mixing of the music makes you feel as though you are no longer experiencing the same reality. The mixing continues this feeling throughout the entire album.

Sounds Like: 
Louis Cole
Sounds Like: 
Funky Knuckles
Sounds Like: 
Evan Marien
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
10/03/2017
Artist: 
Myka 9
Label: 
2017 Tom Freeman

Sounds Like: 
Sounds like Scarry Terry rapping in a spaceship
Sounds Like: 
Latyrx
Sounds Like: 
Dark Time Sunshine
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
10/02/2017
Artist: 
Katmuh
Label: 
Big Dada

This week I snagged Kutmah's album "TROBBB! (The Revenge Of Black Belly Button!)", because it was given Flying Lotus's seal of approval, and was not entirely disappointed. This album is his 14th release according to BandCamp.com. The album was 58 minutes long and included 31 tracks comprised of some full-length songs, samples, snippets, and glorious interludes.

Sounds Like: 
Zackey Force Funk
Sounds Like: 
Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack
Sounds Like: 
Vince Staples
Sounds Like: 
Outkast
Sounds Like: 
OFWGKTA
Name: 
Kiara Johnson
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2017
Artist: 
Alice Glass
Label: 
Loma Vista

It's been three years since former Crystal Castles vocalist and co-founder Alice Glass departed from the beloved electronic group to embark on her solo career. After the release of a few singles ("Stillbirth", "Without Love"), Glass surprised dropped her first extended play and formal release, rightfully self-titled Alice Glass. Although there are definitely some Crystal Castles influences here, fans will be surprised to find some surprising new elements that can be heard in the EP.

Sounds Like: 
Crystal Castles
Sounds Like: 
Death Grips
Sounds Like: 
Grimes
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
KMFDM
Label: 
Ear Music

KMFDM, featuring compositions by Sascha Konietzko with accompanying artists presents a total of five tracks, at about four minutes each. Three of the five songs are altered versions of their hit track, Hell Yeah, the other tracks being Freak Flag and Attak, a special release available on this EP. All songs presented are fantastic, and reminiscent of late-nineties era electronic music, the first track initially reminding me of the early days of Crystal Method.

Sounds Like: 
Crystal Method
Sounds Like: 
Raymond Watts
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
09/14/2017
Artist: 
Zola Jesus
Label: 
Sacred Bones

 After becoming familiar with her music in the aftermath of her previous 2014 effort Taiga, I have been looking forward to new music from Zola Jesus for quite some time. If Bjork, Chelsea Wolfe, and Evanesence had a child together, the outcome would be Zola Jesus. Four years later, we are given the gift of her fifth studio album titled Okovi, a beautiful and surreal record that combines the industrial goth pop of her previous records, and gorgeous classical string arrangements with booming electronic beats. 

Sounds Like: 
Bjork
Sounds Like: 
Chelsea Wolfe
Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
PVT
Label: 
Felte