electronic

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
Artist: 
Bon Iver
Label: 
Jagjaguwar

It's been 5 years since indie folk favorite Bon Iver's critically acclaimed second full-length LP Bon Iver was blessed upon us, as well as the heartbreaking announcement from frontman Justin Vernon that Bon Iver might not ever make new music ever again. Fans everywhere were overjoyed at the announcement of their long awaited third album titled 22, A Million.

Sounds Like: 
Radiohead (If you liked Kid A, you will like 22 A Million)
Sounds Like: 
Arcade Fire (weird comparison, but necessary)
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2016
Artist: 
Bon Iver
Label: 
Jagjaguwar

It's been 5 years since indie folk favorite Bon Iver's critically acclaimed second full-length LP Bon Iver was blessed upon us, as well as the heartbreaking announcement from frontman Justin Vernon that Bon Iver might not ever make new music ever again. Fans everywhere were overjoyed at the announcement of their long awaited third album titled 22, A Million.

Sounds Like: 
Radiohead (If you liked Kid A, you will like 22 A Million)
Sounds Like: 
Arcade Fire (weird comparison, but necessary)
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2016
Artist: 
Bon Iver
Label: 
Jagjaguwar

It's been 5 years since indie folk favorite Bon Iver's critically acclaimed second full-length LP Bon Iver was blessed upon us, as well as the heartbreaking announcement from frontman Justin Vernon that Bon Iver might not ever make new music ever again. Fans everywhere were overjoyed at the announcement of their long awaited third album titled 22, A Million.

Sounds Like: 
Radiohead (If you liked Kid A, you will like 22 A Million)
Sounds Like: 
Arcade Fire (weird comparison, but necessary)
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2016
Artist: 
Ricky Eat Acid
Label: 
Terrible Records

Ricky Eat Acid is the solo electronic project of Sam Ray, also of Teen Suicide. His older albums were all variations on lo-fi bedroom electronics, leaning more poppy on Haunt u forever or more ambient like on Three Love Songs. The roughness of recording was a huge part of the charm, and his albums created a hazy atmosphere for you to zone out to.

Sounds Like: 
Blithe Field
Sounds Like: 
Teen Suicide
Sounds Like: 
Gold Panda
Sounds Like: 
Flying Lotus
Sounds Like: 
Four Tet
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2016
Artist: 
TOTWM
Label: 
TOTWM Musci

Honestly, this album is very confused on what it brings to the table. After listening to some tracks on Soundcloud, I feel as if it doesn't know what it wants itself to be. It has some identity disorders in the works here. I come across synthesized electronic that contains tempo changes and hip hop influenced melodies midways through some songs. Hell, there's even some plain old jazz on some tracks. I am very confused on what type of style is being presented. I personally think the remix of their track Song by XTX (Chinx Remix) is the best I've heard on this entire label.

Sounds Like: 
Celia Cruz
Sounds Like: 
Claud Vonstroke
Name: 
Alex Paris
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