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Review: Skee Mask – Compro (Ilian Tape)

Review: Skee Mask – Compro (Ilian Tape)

Bryan Müller belongs to a rare cult of producers who were excelling before they could legally enter a nightclub. As…

Review: DJ Koze – Knock Knock (Pampa Records)

Review: DJ Koze – Knock Knock (Pampa Records)

There is perhaps nothing more typecast than saying that an album “takes you on a journey”, but that’s exactly what…

Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

Review: Rival Consoles – Persona (Erased Tapes)

The opening scene to Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film, Persona, shows a series of unrelated and fragmented images: a running filmstrip,…

Record of The Week: Björk – Arisen My Senses (Remixes)

Record of The Week: Björk – Arisen My Senses (Remixes)

Björk’s “Utopia” was a sweeping and beatific vision, a rapturous excursion into her own inner utopia, a sensuous world replete…

Record of the Week: Blue 01 – Tessela / Lanark Artefax (Whities)

Record of the Week: Blue 01 – Tessela / Lanark Artefax (Whities)

The latest heat coming in from the ever-experimental Whities camp, a Young Turks offshoot headed up by by NTS DJ and…

Review: Peggy Gou – Once (Ninja Tune)

Review: Peggy Gou – Once (Ninja Tune)

It’s no secret that we at Hyponik are big fans of Peggy Gou. And, judging from the hype surrounding this…

Review: Smerz – ‘Have Fun’ (XL Recordings)

Review: Smerz – ‘Have Fun’ (XL Recordings)

Norwegian left-field pop duo Smerz (Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt) have performed across Europe and the US, signed to XL…

Review: Rezzett – ‘Rezzett’ (The Trilogy Tapes)

Review: Rezzett – ‘Rezzett’ (The Trilogy Tapes)

Rezzett’s music sounds like someone took the blueprints for techno and ran them through a broken industrial shredder. The texture…

Review: Brokntoys – Lesser Mysteries

Review: Brokntoys – Lesser Mysteries

Just over four years and twenty-one releases in, London based label brokntoys show no sign of stopping anytime soon, with…

Review: Nils Frahm – ‘All Melody’

Review: Nils Frahm – ‘All Melody’

Nils Frahm’s creative output has been defined thus far by a handful of distinctive qualities: a penchant for sounds that…

Review: Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto – Live 2002

Review: Mika Vainio, Ryoji Ikeda & Alva Noto – Live 2002

Collaboration is never easy, especially between established artists with their own distinctive musical personalities. The process often yields mixed results; the…

Record of the Week: Hodge – ‘Beneath Two Moons’ (Berceuse Heroique)

Record of the Week: Hodge – ‘Beneath Two Moons’ (Berceuse Heroique)

Hodge follows up his latest 12″ for Hemlock with a more minimalist, restrained affair via Berceuse Heroique. Title track ‘Beneath Two…

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