Aphex Twin opens online archive and record shop

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory Featuring vinyl reissues and new unreleased tracks. Aphex Twin’s website has been updated with a new digital archive and online record shop, spanning the breadth his releases from aliases AFX, Polygon Window, GAK and The Tuss. Featuring vinyl reissues classic albums like …I Care Because You Do and The Richard D. James Album alongside more recent efforts Computer Controlled […]

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Slowdive break down 'Sugar for the Pill' on Song Exploder

The track was inspired by walking around the Cornish coastline. Slowdive’s Neil Halstead has broken down the process behind ‘Sugar for the Pill’ for the Song Exploder podcast. Halstead says the song has elements his coastal Cornish home, citing its “blizzard gulls” lyrics. He says it was written on an acoustic guitar with the delay added later and goes on […]

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Step inside Sebastian Mullaert's picturesque woodland studio

One the most beautiful studios you’ll ever see. Sebastian Mullaert has the kind studio everyone dreams . Located in a tiny house beside woodland in a Swedish village, it was dilapidated and filled with mice until Mullaert restored it with the help a friend. It’s now home to his extensive collection gear from Roland, Moog, Korg and more. It also features some ingenious acoustic diffusion technology […]

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Bass, the Final Frontier: 7 awesome VSTs for making basslines

No matter what kind music you make, a good bass instrument is essential. Scott Wilson picks seven the best bass VSTs for making deep low-end, chunky arpeggios and oscillating basslines. It doesn’t matter if you make banging warehouse techno, beatless ambient music, soulful deep house or indeed, almost any genre music: bass is a vital element for crafting a rich, full […]

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Liars announce new album Theme From Crying Fountain

Recorded deep in the Australian bush. Liars has announced the new album TFCF will be out this summer on Mute Records. An abbretion for Theme From Crying Fountain, it’s Liars’ first with frontman Angus Andrew as the sole member following the amicable departure founding guitarist Aaron Hemphill. Though the band has made home in New York, Berlin and Los Angeles […]

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Greg Fox announces new album The Gradual Progression on RVNG Intl.

An electro-acoustic free-jazz odyssey. Percussion virtuoso Greg Fox has announced his second album, The Gradual Progression, which will be released on RVNG Intl. Though it’s only his second solo album, Fox has proven to be one the best working drummers in recent memory playing in Guardian Alien, Zs, Liturgy, as well with Colin Stetson and Ben Frost. Today you can […]

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Psychic TV's Allegory and Self and Pagan Day vinyl reissues announced

A seasonal double drop. Sacred Bones and Dais Records are joining forces to re-issue Psychic TV albums Pagan Day and Allegory and Self. Out July 14, this is the first time both LPs have been reissued on vinyl following the initial pressings in 1986 and 1988. Both albums will also be available on CD and digital platforms. Originally released in […]

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The month in Bandcamp: Vaporwave's originator goes back to the beginning

Every month Miles Bowe rounds up the best Bandcamp, unearthing the finest, freshest and weirdest releases the DIY platform has to fer. We’re just about to hit the halfway point 2017 and Bandcamp is already overflowing with some the year’s best releases. This month’s column covers several them, including an excellent full-length from a former album the year recipient and […]

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Apple reportedly manufacturing a Siri speaker to take on Google and Amazon

Apple’s fering is expected to have better sound than its rivals. Apple is taking on Google and Amazon with a voice-controlled speaker that is expected to launch later this year, Bloomberg reports. According to sources close to the matter, Apple is already manufacturing the Siri-controlled device, and it could be debuted at the company’s annual developer conference next week. Apple’s new speaker will reportedly […]

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