Posts Tagged ‘electronica’

It would be a major understatement to claim that Tomorrow’s Harvest was a highly anticipated release. It seems that ever since the group’s last record in 2005, The Campfire Headphase, the internet would light up with annual gossip of their return, the frenzy spreading fast and wide only to dead-end in another discredited rumor. So […]


Graham Reynolds Before Midnight OST Milan It is through labels, which dedicate their time and resources into a particular project, that I continue to discover new and noteworthy artists. One of such labels is Milan Records, which specializes in soundtracks and film scores. This is the same label that brought us music by Clint Mansell […]


Psychonavigation Records is a fascinating label. Based out of Dublin, Ireland, the label was setup in 2000 by Keith Downey, and as of this writing has 68 releases under its belt. Psychonavigation is responsible for some of our favorite releases by artists such as Gel-Sol, Mick Chillage, Lackluster and more. In 2011 Headphone Commute featured a […]


So I’ve got this new game I play on my headphone commute these days. I put my iPod on shuffle and pretend that my entire music collection is a radio station. As the tracks come on, I must guess the artist and the album. Given that my library is always growing, and that I listen […]


Well, here it is… Headphone Commute Mix #100. Of course, when I started this podcast, I never thought it’d get this far. I stressed for over a month on how to celebrate this round number – it had to be awesome, right? It had to be the best of the best! Finally I landed on […]


Placement Collected Locations The Lime Green Yellow Recording Company An English art-pop group Curtains has released music under a few names – the experimental and ambient-dub side of it records under the name Net, while the ‘locational ambient’ and ‘landscape music’ falls under the Placement moniker. Recorded during 2008-2010, the collection of “rarities, one offs […]


I somehow stumbled upon Sun Glitters in March and the album hasn’t left my player ever since.  Luxembourg based Victor Ferreira (also known as sug(r)cane) is quite prolific and seems to regularly add to his oeuvre with remixes and stand alone tracks popping up on his bandcamp on a fairly regular basis… Upon initial listening I raved to those who would listen, […]


Here’s one of my favorite quotes by Elvis Costello (courtesy of Tigon’s blog) – “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – it’s really a stupid thing to want to do.” This concept becomes even more pronounced once one spends many years engaged in this [absurd] activity. Myself included. Verbs, nouns, and especially adjectives, repeated […]


La Mer is Daniel Land‘s latest release from his riverrun project. It flows like the cold North Sea between short, introspective pieces (Hollow Ponds) to long, meandering mood compositions (Dancing Ledge). Like its predecessor, Pentimento (Saint Cecilia, 2010), it is steeped in misty morning walks, feet drenched by the dew as one trudges through daydream […]


Listening to Amon Tobin’s latest album requires preparation. You can’t just throw on the record in the background and expect it to woo you. It requires a certain setting, a certain mood, a focused attention and an acute sense of perception. ISAM is a new full length release from Tobin since his 2007 Foley Room. And since it took him […]


Goce Gligurovski’s Spring Rain mix appeared on Headphone Commute back in May of 2010. A year later, Mnemonic45 returns to our podcast with a dedication to International Workers’ Day, commonly celebrated across Eastern Europe and the rest of the world in more than 80 countries. For this mix, Mnemonic45 takes us across his favorite jazzy electronica, […]


This vinyl only mix by Optic Echo‘s founder Mike Jedlicka was formulated to represent where the light and dark meet at the first flicker of dawn.  You’ve been awake all night with a feeling of a constant undertow pulling the world away, a premonition of something unknown to come.  A vague hallucination of old memories and new dreams […]


The Easily Embarrassed project is a Netherlands group consisting of three electronic musicians – Jeffrey van der Schilden, Nick van der Schilden, and Peter Spaargaren. The crew have been producing for the past four years, releasing full length albums and EPs on labels like Cardamar, Cosmicleaf and Soundmute. For this Headphone Commute podcast, Easily Embarrassed […]


Today we are excited to present you with an exclusive mix from Warsaw based producer, Bartosz Dziadosz, known to the world of IDM and electronica simply as Pleq. Comprised mostly of original tracks and remixes from many favorite artists, such as offthesky, Nebulo, Spyweirdos and others, the mix takes you through a somber trip of […]


(click the image to enlarge) Today, the United States is celebrating George Washington’s birthday as its President’s Day holiday. Another snow storm has covered the eastern coast; and as the flurries continue to blanket the pavement, we ease into the day with a gorgeous mix by Access To Arasaka. I first fell in love with […]


You know DJ Walkman, don’t you? He is one half of the Lithuanian netlabel team, Sutemos, that brought us some of our favorite artists through the critically acclaimed Intelligent Toys series! Today, DJ Walkman takes off his managing hat, and puts on a pair of DJ headphones to bring you one of the finest mixes […]


Before I dive into this melodic and emotional IDM album, I want to talk about the label. Symbolic Interaction is an independent label run by Kentaro Togawa out of his hometown, outside of Tokyo, Japan. Togawa started the label in 2007, and in the last three years released about twenty five albums (Out In A […]


From the mysterious depths of Hiroshima, Japan, arrives an inconspicuous, yet meticulously packaged 10″ square packet. Inside is a hand-numbered elaborately printed envelope containing two photographic prints, two random newspaper clippings (I’ve got a photo of an Italian train station, and a shot of an Asian artisan), and a full length album from Akatombo, titled […]


In this installment of Sound Bytes, I wish to cover a few compilations that recently grazed on the cones of my speakers. I’ve got some ambient, downtempo, and IDM here for you to munch on. And what’s more delicious about this organic cocktail is that a lot of it is FREE! Bon appetit! Made of […]


Fourteen years ago, in May of 1996, Orbital released their fourth full length album, In Sides. I remember the day when the disk finally arrived, and I carefully put it into the CD tray while leafing through the booklet. I remember when The Box finally came on. The entire ritual of absorbing the music for […]



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