With an endless amount of gear out there, setting up your first home studio can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be.
Inspired by Japanese electronic music from 1980s, this Portland duo embrace the distortions that arise when cultures are crossed.
The unceasingly curious composer on chance, minimalism, and the politics of form.
Aphex Twin, the Avalanches, Marie Davidson, and the other artists who led the charge this year
Marked by warm vocoder lines, African guitars and rhythms, and the wistfulness of Arthur Russell, the songs JD Walsh makes as Shy Layers sound both familiar and alluringly out-of-reach.
By trying to keep their music exclusively on wax, are underground electronic music’s vinyl devotees being righteous or elitist?
The eternally curious experimental duo talk to Philip Sherburne about the zen majesty of doing laundry and why they decided to base their new record on the sounds of their own washing machine.
Marked by the exhilarating formlessness of artists like Arca, Elysia Crampton, and Lotic, this year’s vanguard electronic music resisted bite-sized, EDM-style consumption as it offered an endless malleability that spoke to our culture’s increasingly fluid sense of identity. By Philip Sherburne.
With his new album Mutant, experimental electronic maestro Alejandro Ghersi continues to use his ever-morphing sounds to break down binaries while delving deep into the flickering limbos between healing and chaos, masculine and feminine, and beauty and the grotesque. By Philip Sherburne.
Check out a photo gallery from this year's Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland, as well as a review of the event's many performances by Philip Sherburne.
Philip Sherburne chronicles the ways in which artists have tried to guide our dreamy unconsciousness over the years—through sleep concerts, soothing playlists, and white noise—and explains why passing out is the new staying up all night.