Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Circulation : Present Abstract Funk Theory
London's prime tech-house pioneers drop a solid comp of funky classics...
They kick off with 'Lost In Lyrix' by The Timewriter, a dreamy slice of twisted electro, before Carl Craig's classically sumptuous 'Televised Green Smoke' gets a look-in, a rolling slab of urban machine funk. The upfront sounds come from deep houser At Jazz and Circulation themselves, contributing another liquid techno workout in the shape of 'Uncoloured'.
What this collection gives us is ample evidence of the "timelessness" of top grade dance music and how that quality is sorely lacking in much of today's electronic music. But above all, what it does illustrate is that The Funk comes in many shapes and sizes, capable of moving both the frazzled mind and heated foot.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies