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IDM Mania!

So-called "intelligent dance music": Is it really that smart? Does anyone actually dance to it? And is it even music at all? These questions--and more--answered in this incisive guide to a week's worth of bizarre electronic g

Sonic Reducer
Diagram of Suburban Chaos Status Negatives (Imputor?) Suddenly, a brilliant sunset. The clouds of afternoon have torn themselves apart, and an apocalyptic yellow glow suffuses the sky like a radio ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 John Graham (editor)

Telling It Like It Is

Stereophonics give the working class its musical due. PLUS: Carissa's Wierd plays hide-and-go-seek, Icelandic atmo-dudes send chills down your spine, a septuagenarian saxman writes poetic jazz, an ambient band gets kosmik, and emo-pop supa

Sonic Reducer
Stereophonics Just Enough Education To Perform (V2) Caught between the swaggering lads and too-clever prettyboys of British guitar rock, Stereophonics can be forgiven a certain defensiveness. The ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 John Graham (editor)

Re-Decorate Your Brain

Ninja Tune lounges with sophisticated, jazzy techno. PLUS: Marc Ribot shows off his guitar skillz, Burning Cindys do rock right, North Mississippi Allstars pilfer blues riffs and a Japanese noise collective goes nuts.

Sonic Reducer
Flanger Outer Space/Inner Space Bonobo Animal Magic (Ninja Tune)After the first few listens, one could be forgiven for thinking these two new releases from London's trendpacing Ninja Tune label- ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2002 John Graham (editor)
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