Electronic-Dance

Time~Lapse Nature (LP)

Diatom Dell’s Time~Lapse Nature feels mythic, pastoral, and entrancing. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Deli Paloma-Sisk’s crystal clear vocals float above lilting guitar like a classical wood nymph singing hymns to the surrounding countryside. The sounds of crickets and birds add evocative atmosphere and fascinating texture to these hypnotically simple songs. Utterly spell-binding and otherworldly, Time~Lapse Nature feels imbued with ancient wisdom, modern environmental concerns, and timeless beauty.

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Profound Mysteries (CD)

Royksopp’s new release, Profound Mysteries, is more than just an album; it’s a whole multi-pronged conceptual project. The universe of Mysteries includes films and visualizers described as “artifacts”—if it all seems very intellectual and gallery chic, you’ll be glad to learn that the music doesn’t require a PhD in art criticism to enjoy, just a beating heart and an appreciation for soaring electronica. Standout tracks include the Alison Goldfrapp-voiced “Impossible” and the disco-tinged “Breathe” featuring Astrid S. There’s no filler on this collection; all the songs create their own mini world that blends elegantly into the album as a whole. These are Mysteries you’ll want to explore.

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Talk Memory (CD)

The genre-hopping Canadian jazz ensemble BadBadNotGood has yet another hit on their hands with the grooved out Talk Memory. The sweeping, cinematic opener “Signal from the Noise” immediately announces that listeners are in for something different; from here on out, you’re in for a playful, psychedelic, unexpected journey filled with sonic twists and turns. The mood shifts seamlessly, genres are deconstructed and reshaped, and emotions are in for a ride—oftentimes, all in the course of one song. The presence of collaborators Arthur Verocai, Laraaji, Terrace Martin, Brandee Younger, and Karriem Riggins brings an added excitement to the proceedings, as does the expert mix by engineer Russell Elevado (Roy Hargrove, D’Angelo, Blackalicious).

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Felt Mountain (CD)

Goldfrapp’s cinematic first album Felt Mountain has been reissued in all its glory. Featuring singles like the hypnotic, ‘60s-tinged “Lovely Head,” the elegant, swooning “Utopia” and the slinky “Human,” the electronic duo’s 2000 debut was a stylish tour-de-force. The 2022 reissue comes with new liner notes by Lior Phillips and photos by Joe Dilworth and Anna Fox, making this a special treat for Goldfrapp fans.

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