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Music, BeatBox Tim Exile

Tim Exile

British producer Tim Exile began his recording career a decade ago, releasing drum and bass singles for the genre's seminal label, Moving Shadow. In recent years, he has moved beyond the junglistic style. He is now in the company of…
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Music, BeatBox Richard Devine

Richard Devine

Signal interruptions, distortion errors, glitches — these are all bad things, right? Not if you were to judge by the epileptic electronica of Richard Devine. A cybernetic brain-zap of spazzy rhythms and unidentifiable digital skrizz, Devine's music sounds like Aphex…
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Music, Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clichés

Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clichés

It's probably the worst acronym in music history. IDM. Intelligent Dance Music. The words come out in a pompous snort, sneering down at anything that deigns to be merely "dance music," the fecal by-product of unevolved dunces more attuned to…
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Music, BeatBox


The British have a saying that reflects the depressed, industrial areas of their country: "It's grim up North." If you buy into the idea that a region has an indelible impact on the music its people make, then it's not…
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Music, Reviewed Autechre


Manchester, England's Autechre -- Sean Booth and Rob Brown -- spent the first half of the '90s tempering techno's jackhammer rhythms with keening melodies, mixing the sweet with the severe. Since 1997's Chiastic Slide, though, each Autechre record has been…
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Music, Otaku


After a short, ambient opening track, Otaku's debut album moves quickly into "Barbarian Whores," a trip hop cut that sounds like it's Straight Outta Bristol. Before you panic, rest assured that this local duo is not another rip-off of English…
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