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FaltyDL On… The Songs
That Shaped Him, From
DJ Shadow to Frank Zappa

Soundtrack of Our Lives is a recurring feature where we ask our favorite artists to process their past via their favorite records. On deck this week: FaltyDL, the elusive producer who just released a doozy of a record (A Nurse to My Patience) that’s been described as his “biggest departure yet”…. Stay Close To Music […]
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Kasper Bjørke Makes
Us an Ambient Mix

Words + Mix KASPER BJØRKE On my new Quartet album Mother, I included choir arrangements on two of the six compositions (performed by the female performance duo Philip | Schneider). I decided to include one of these (“Abiogenesis”) as the opening track of this mix. Then I remembered “A Study in Vastness” by Ana Roxanne […]
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Deru Makes Us a
Piano-Driven Mix

Words BENJAMIN WYNN Photography SETTTA STUDIO The process of writing my new record (We Will Live On) for a digitally-controlled analog piano brought up some themes: Humans embedding themselves in electronics. Machines living past us, failing. The world without us. Why? Watching a piano play my music ‘by itself’ is a somewhat magical and surreal […]
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Ron Trent Walks Us
Through What Inspired
His New WARM Project

When our editor spoke to Ron Trent for a Bandcamp feature over the summer, the deep-house developer surprised us by saying his looming What do the stars say to you LP was more than just another solo outlet or expansion of his evolutionary sound. It’s actually the beginning of a proper band that’s been in […]
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Benoit & Sergio Compile
‘Askance Dance’ Playlist

Words + Playlist BENOIT & SERGIO This is a playlist of songs we were listening to, and thinking about, as we made our album Lost Decade. There is an “askance dance” quality to most of the items here — the hint of a bubbling acid house bassline that has been acid-washed by the acid rain […]
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Secret Machines Share the
Stories Behind Their Sorely
Overlooked Self-Titled LP

While Secret Machines may have broken the silence of a decade-long break with their tightly edited Awake in the Brain Chamber album in 2020, the bi-coastal band didn’t hit the ground running with a more proper reunion until a few months ago. That’s when they dropped a double EP (Day 21 and Dreaming of Dreaming) […]
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