Category Archives: Reviews – T

Tambour

One thing that makes Tambour’s music distinctive is that, unlike some other artists in the modern classical/post-classical milieu, his use of electronic synthesis and musical styles such as rock is very subtle, probably undetectable to many. But mostly, it’s simply that he’s a seriously talented in all three of the areas that seem to count […]

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Twilight Archive

Jazzy, cinematic grooves can sound stifled when they meet electronica, but not in these hands. Twilight Archive makes twilight music that’s tuneful enough for any time of day and smart enough to appeal to listeners well beyond genre boundaries. artist: Twilight Archive country of origin: USA style(s): Cinematic, trip hop, lounge, nu jazz decades active: […]

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Tosca

The early albums of Tosca are one of several possible sources of relief if you’re among the many frustrated punters who waited in vain for Austria’s pioneering dub duo Kruder & Dorfmeister to release a “proper” album of their own compositions. Tosca’s recording career goes back at least as far as K & D’s does, […]

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Thought Guild

Electronic music now well and truly has a history, and Thought Guild – the late Christopher Cameron (1966-2011) and Alpha Wave Movement’s Gregory Kyryluck – are in a sense re-creating history by using vintage analogue synthesisers to capture a particularly rich sound that once dominated European electronic music. artist: Thought Guild country of origin: USA […]

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Thievery Corporation

DJs/composers/producers Rob Garza and Eric Hilton aka Thievery Corporation have been among the most popular exponents of modern lounge in the age of electronic dance music. The sounds of bossanova, reggae and hip hop are the basic building blocks of their subtle electro-acoustic sound, further spiced with horns, lush synths, global exotica and a smattering […]

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This Mortal Coil

Filigree And Shadow (1986) is the greatest of the three albums This Mortal Coil recorded. It captures Ivo and company at their most imaginative: a seamless 74 minutes of surreal, gothic-flavoured songs and instrumentals shrouded in a seductive ambient fog. Brooding and fragile, the individual pieces are strung together with an unsettling, dream-like logic. artist: […]

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Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream helped transform contemporary music from something merely electric into something electronic, birthing a deeply technological art form. From their Berlin base, they eventually brought electronica to the masses, and their recorded legacy up to the late 1980’s has influenced and continues to influence and inspire modern electronica to an enormous degree. artist: Tangerine […]

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Seb Taylor

UK composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Seb Taylor sets a benchmark in downtempo electronica, offering variety, inspiration and originality in spades. He has multiple personalities and monikers, most notably the melodic world beat of Kaya Project and the more experimental electronica mashups of Hibernation. artist: Seb Taylor country of origin: UK style(s): Lounge, chillout, trip hop, […]

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