Tag Archives: Electronic Music

EP Review: Braids’ “Companion”

Braids is an ethereal Montreal-based trio that plays “experimental pop,” mixing whirring electronics with acoustic instruments, and powered by singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s breathtaking vocals. She frequently sounds like a more vulnerable Björk, her voice swelling from delicate to epic with impressive ease. … Continue reading

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Praying To The Aliens At The Integratron: Moby’s “Hotel Ambient” Performed Live

I became aware of George Van Tassel‘s Integratron in Landers from an episode of Huell Howser’s California Gold. That was many years ago. I finally made it out to the Integratron with friends, Liz and Matt, about a month ago. We … Continue reading

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CD Review: Last Day on Earth by Robert Nix

On a blazing hot day like today, with the temperature rising as businesses all over town are either closing their doors early or not opening them at all, the icy-cool sound of Robert Nix was exactly what my fevered brow … Continue reading

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Live Review: Purity Ring at The El Rey

Purity Ring played a sold-out show last Thursday at the El Rey. As a fan of their album Shrines, (reviewed here), I was excited to see how they would recreate their unique sound live. Corin Roddick proved to be in … Continue reading

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Live Review: Grimes at The El Rey

Last Wednesday night, Grimes turned the El Rey into a dark magic dance party. I couldn’t dance as much as I wanted to though because we were all packed in close together at the sold-out show. 24-year-old Claire Boucher is … Continue reading

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Album Review: Purity Ring’s “Shrines”

Purity Ring, whose name has a religious implication not reflected in the music, are Megan James and Corin Roddick from Edmonton, AB. Originally a pianist and drummer – as well as members of the group Born Gold – the duo … Continue reading

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A Walk Down the Street…with Robert Nix

Robert Nix is an exciting and unique experimental Rock/Pop artist from Toronto, Canada. He has received lavish praise from the Canadian music press since his career took off in the late 1980’s, and he remains one of Canada’s most highly respected … Continue reading

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