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Pretending you’re the dude from Outrun and being totally friggin awesome

(gifs from Drift Stage – Sunset City beta version) A 2010 study presented at the the Association for Psychological Sciences convention in Boston found that playing video games that involve reckless driving is associated with IRL reckless...Show More Summary

That feeling of anticipation before your first cosmic date

Le Révélateur’s recently released synth odyssey is called ‘Extreme Events’. But extreme for whom? For us, perishable sacks of fluid bouncing irregularly in trajectories full of confusion, waste and loss? Yes, the events contained within...Show More Summary

20JFG Mixtape: FAVOURITE JAMS VS INFLUENCES

Today we celebrate the release of Spray Paint’s Cussin’ 7” in Upset The Rhythm with a mixtape compiled by SP’s own Cory Plump. It is called FAVOURITE JAMS VS INFLUENCES and if you were to estimate the mean of its vibes, the result would come quite close to Spray Paint’s own propulsive psychedelic battlefield repeato-rock. As we usually... Read the full post »

The Origin of the Species – a film by David Cronenberg

Gum Takes Tooth return to these aged shores.  Time has weathered some of their noisier tendrils, reduced their drag and exposed more of the electronic impulses that always moved beneath the surface.  Theirs is a ship exposed to the elements and actively evolving. In turn, their journey has seen the poly-rhythm survive and flourish.  Attaining... Read the full post »

The City Screams

(art is by julian_gallasch) Board the vector train. Feel the Militech Kite-14 gleam evil in your pocket. The city screams in your ears as the train wheels cling to twisting, disintegrating lines. Your conscience is heavy but your thoughts are pure. Your soul is faster than lights. Elektronik Noir – Zaitochi Em-dashes spew from your nozzle as... Read the full post »

Monotonous cosmic noise generated by dead matter

(Artwork for Summa Technologiae’s Bulgarian edition) You already know we are devout followers of Polish thinker and sci-fi writer Stanislaw ?em. Besides writing Solaris, which inspired A. Tarkovski into the collaboration with E. Artemiev...Show More Summary

Sky-taunting, ever-accelerating drones

(art is by aleksandra waliszewska) You know we love tapes. We run a tape label and everything. But you know what’s better than music that comes on a tape? Music that is MADE with tapes. This Creative Commons release really is one of the most phenomenal pieces of tape experimentation we’ve heard since, fuck it,... Read the full post »

Space as a paranoid, static rumble

Solaris might be the best sci fi soundtrack ever. Putting its appeal into words isn’t easy, however. One reason why it is hard to articulate its artistic success is because the actual musical content of Solaris is so slight. Immediately after viewing the film, it’s hard to recall there being any soundtrack at all. The most... Read the full post »

Blue and horse

The sort of synth-pop we’ve often traded in at 20JFG is, of course, of the night.  From Minimal Wave through the Chromatics to current proponents, Gold Zebra.  It’s music that has an almost symbiotic relationship with our sweatier loves, Techno and House.  For this is music for the cold blue of dawn.  Of that calm,... Read the full post »

Alex Metric – Heart Weighs a Ton (feat. Stefan Storm)

Alex Metric has gone and done a big electronic pop-song which is so good, if all big electronic-pop songs were like this, I’d like them a whole lot more. They aren’t though and that’s why I really appreciate his new song, “Heart Weighs a Ton“. Highly recommended if you like the sounds of Miike Snow. Alex [...]

Three Emotions: Happy, Sad and Funny

(art is by Azuma Makoto.) The Cambodian Space Project’s singer, Srey Thy: “My mum sing very good, and she wanted to go to Phnom Penh. But when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge come they kill her parents. She stopped singing. She cut her hair, same as boy. She make up black to put on face. If... Read the full post »

Procedural Wonder Labyrinth

(Dwarf  Fortress image via Stuart’s Gaming blog). The Roguelike video game genre puts the player in a procedurally generated (random) set of interlinked dungeons that she explores with trepidation because every conflict with its denizens could be the last. Show More Summary

Tatsuro Yamashita – Ceita054 Edits

A couple weeks ago we did a post on Tatsuro Yamashita, a Japanese musician who most certainly knows his way around a funky bassline. And after finding a rather nice extended disco remix of his track “Merry Go Round“, we stumbled across a DJ in Japan by the name of Ceita054 who has re-worked some of Yamashita’s [...]

It is night and you are in a land of warm strangers

It’s Friday and it’s another exquisite summertime jam from the eternally tropical hacienda of International Feel. Today’s warm brush of dry air on freshly tanned skin, comes from Jose Padilla. Jose Padilla – Solito Solito does that effortless...Show More Summary

Brandt Brauer Frick – Bommel (Live Session)

This is a live performance video of the track “Bommel” by the German trio, Brandt Brauer Frick. It was made exclusively for RA as part of a sessions feature. We’ve always been interested in their live performances, so this gives you a taste of what to expect from that. Would be really nice to see other tracks done in this [...]

First Touch – D.C. (Hemingway Remix)

Canadian producer Hemingway launches a devastatingly amazing funk-attack on First Touch‘s “D.C“, he’s gone and remixed this so damn good, even by his standards, this is something special. ???????????Hemingway?First Touch?”D.C“??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????...Show More Summary

THEY

Marianne approached the window, keeping well to one side and peered out between the bars. Beyond the little garden was a faence of high, uneven posts. Beyond the posts she could see the outlines of squat figures, standing round the garden like sentinels. She jumped back. ‘Mark! People, outside!’ ‘Look again,’ Mark said. Marianne peered... Read the full post »

Cut Copy – Believers

“Believers” is one of the bonus tracks featured on the deluxe edition of Cut Copy‘s album. “Free Your Mind“. The deluxe edition includes the original 14 tracks and 5 bonuses. Two of those bonuses are “In These Arms of Love” and “Like Any Other Day”, which were only available in America on Record Store Day. [...]

 Wintermute versus Skynet

The singularity is already here, it is just unevenly distributed. We sense it in the smell of burnt ozone and transcendence of the flesh through the flesh that pervades the metal box of Rrose’s The Stare. This is the future sound of pistons pumping in the night of a xeno-formed Earth, as the cattle train... Read the full post »

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