It is December 31st, and 2017 is quickly drawing to a close. As you prepare to celebrate with family and friends, take a minute to read about and listen to the RC staff's favorite 2017 releases. Here is the accompanying Spotify playlist.Read More
Rather than submerge itself in the inevitable, eclipsing darkness of ultra modernism, Deep Thoughts plumbs the idea of moving forward with a deliberate cognizance, unsure whether temporal passing and technological progress merit exaltation or despair.
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Floaters is a collage of bright synths and ambience that doesn’t decide on a destination point.
Illustration by Mel WherryRead More
George Clanton has long made music that managed to distinguish itself inside vaporwave without abandoning the inherent constraints of the genre; on 100% Electronica, the newest record from the Brooklyn-based artist, Clanton emerges with his strongest work yet.Read More
Le Havre's vidéo EP is more than a sonic tapestry, the product of some interwoven linearities à la Steve Reich" — it is "multi-dimensional, the result of the simultaneous dynamism of musical intricacies."
Listen to the debut LP of the Phoenix-based groupRead More
Heck’s lyrics have the fuzzy intimacy of diary entries, her hushed vocals the inflection of secrets whispered at a sleepover.
Ash Koosha's GUUD is "an album whose diverse and dynamic set of sounds can be felt, followed, and replayed, but never transcribed."Read More
Critique or metacommentary? Graham Johnson breaks down Bodega Bay's thorny debut effort.Read More
A strong first release that mixes a composer's skill with a beatmaker's passion.Read More
"The album, which was presumed dead after frontman Jason Albertini’s computer 'exploded after sitting in a hot van for too long,' would have been a shame to lose. "Read More
How To Leave Town is full of Will Toledo's signature brand of meandering psychological analysis and self-aware introspection, and is easily one of his strongest releases yet.Read More
Despite moments of catharsis, Eternal Summers' fourth album doesn't take many risks.Read More
Oblique Contours is a "sheer articulation of postmodern anxiety," in which angular guitar lines serve as a protective expression of "despair and unease."Read More
Rather than have an explicit lead, rhythm, or harmony, most of the tracks on Vox have foreground, background, color, and texture.Read More
Ruins is a clear demonstration that sound art is not merely intellectual self-gratification posing as contemporary art but a form capable of immense expression.Read More
Chrissybaby Forever is a record with an incredibly ambitious mission statement: to succeed within a counter-cultural indie art scene by challenging all of its assumptions about art.Read More