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New Order rose from the ashes of the seminal band Joy Division in 1980 with their debut Movement. Leaning more towards dance music, by adding electronic keyboards, than it’s former incarnation, New Order went on to be the defining group of said ‘dance music’ with a glacial edge. 1983’s "Blue Monday" is still the biggest selling 12’’ single of all time.   The opener "Restless" pops with that classic New Order sound it’s tuetonic bass line front and center. Read More
Zola Jesus has released another icy, magnetic track in anticipation of the October 7th release of her album TAIGA. Mhmm, this one has been on repeat for me today. Zola Jesus describes "Go (Blank Sea)" as a reaction to the simultaneous isolation and saturation of city life: “All of the singularity rubs together to create a universal hum that can cancel us all out. It’s in the densest populations that I sometimes feel the most alone, and in barren uninhabited lands that I feel the most alive and human. Read More
Goldfrapp's latest, Tales of Us, (out tomorrow on Mute) is their sixth LP, and is somewhat a return to form for the British duo. Its slow, luxurious feel has more in common with the velvety soundscapes of Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, which is great news for those of us who didn’t love the ’80s aerobics class vibes of 2010’s Head First. Nine of the 10 songs assembled here are named for a person, with each one telling its own suspenseful story. Songs like “Drew” and “Thea” pick up the pace a little, but their rhythms are still quite moderate. Read More