Leila - 'U&I'

Leila - 'U&I'

DJ, producer and Bjork collaborator Leila Arab works at her own pace, her last album, 2008’s ‘Blood, Looms And Blooms’ appearing almost a decade after its predecessor. But her missives are worth the wait – this one whips the spliced,...

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Leila - '(Disappointed Cloud) Anyway'

Leila - '(Disappointed Cloud) Anyway'

Laptop prophet Leila Arab returns with a compelling collaboration with Mt Sims . A heartbroken ‘found voice’ spins in and out of synth tangles like a paper-thin Caribou or a coldwave Hot Chip , before the whole thing cracks to reveal a...

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Sonar Festival : Barcelona CCCB/Montjuic

Sonar Festival : Barcelona CCCB/Montjuic

Now in its eighth year, Barcelona's Sonar Festival (of Advanced Music And Multimedia Arts) is today considerably more relevant to the international dance community than the vacuous corporate cocaine blandness of its unfocused US cousin, Miami's...

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Courtesy Of Choice

Courtesy Of Choice

Spliffed out of her tree in her north London bedroom, a few years spent navigating the globe as the keyboardist and live mixer in her friend Bjvrk's band, Leila Arab cut a mighty peculiar figure when she emerged, a cynical militant...

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Leila : Sodastream

Leila : Sodastream

On her debut release as a Prodigy labelmate, avant-jazz electro voyager Leila turns in perhaps her most polished and orthodox work yet. Which, by most people's standards, is still pretty out-there. 'Sodastream' is a mutant...

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