Dark Shadows: Listen to Stroboscopic Artefacts’ Lucy Mix and Reflect on Music and Society

Here, in the season so many associate with sun and sand, the gothic factories of dark techno continue to clang away. So, yes, the results may not be cheery. But the music defining this new generation of adventurous techno is uniquely focused on timbre. It is a soundscape set against the groove, not only about tweaking just the right high hat, but forging some terrain of sonic design, taking the listener on a journey to actually find something new. It makes landfall on undiscovered countries, rather than simply assembling an expected framework for the dancefloor. It also carries with it …

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Dispatches: Interviewing Lusine on Detroit’s People Mover

Lusine on the Detroit People Mover, Movement 2009 from Create Digital Media on Vimeo. I’ve been a big admirer of Lusine’s adept sound palette, which smartly blends minimal, techno, and ambient techniques. That, in turn, represents to me some of the best stuff the US-based label Ghostly International is turning out. Liz McLean Knight sends us this video of a conversation she had with Lusine at Detroit’s Movement Festival in May, wandering onto the city’s People Mover. (You can join in a chorus of the Simpsons “Monorail” tune if you like.) One aside from Lusine not in the above video: …

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