Brilliant fan-made video: plyPhon

This is possibly my favourite fan-made video of all time, for plyPhon by Autechre. It is similar in concept to the official video for Gantz Graf, with the visuals synchronised to the music. Like Gantz Graf, this video made me hear parts of the music that I hadn’t heard before. It has transformed my perspective […]

Be kind and rewind

It’s been a lean few years for new artists in electronic music. Aside from dubstep, which went down the shitter pretty quickly, there hasn’t been much to get excited about. The IDM glory days are long gone. But one artist definitely bucking the trend is VHS Head. Emerging seemingly from nowhere in 2009, he has […]

My top ten albums of 2011 (part one)

10. Steve Reich — WTC 9/11 Steve Reich’s piece, about the September 11 terrorist attacks, is similar in concept to the great Different Trains. The piece uses recordings of radio broadcasts made by air traffic controllers and fire officers made at the time of the attacks, moving on to interviews of New York residents talking […]

My top five singles / EPs of 2011

5. Venetian Snares — Cubist Reggae It’s been a while since I’ve bought any Venetian Snares material, but I was immediately drawn when I heard a clip of the opening track, Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder. One of those times where I hear a piece of music and think, it’s not quite like anything I’ve […]

The scariest ident ever?

I think most people that are interested in television idents can think of a few that used to make them quite scared as a child. I can certainly name a few that freaked me out. But I reckon if I grew up in Boston it would have been a lot worse. I like early electronic […]