Andy Beta appears in the following:
Sunday, November 09, 2014
The Manchester electronic producer alternates between ethereal beauty and viscous sludge, and with vocal assistance from Alison Skidmore, glints of light keep poking through the darkness.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick makes overt advances to the dance floor on his first album as Les Sins. But he keeps his mind on pop music, too, as he doles out pleasures in three-minute bites.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The shoegaze-y L.A. rock band never quite caught on in the '90s. In 2013, the group returned with its first album in 18 years — and on the follow-up, Medicine continues to create new wrinkles.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
British singer Adam Bainbridge doubles down on his many '80s influences (disco, '80s boogie and R&B, house music, go-go) while still making them sound refreshed.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gone Girl is Reznor and Ross' third soundtrack collaboration under the direction of David Fincher. As with their past work together, the music suits the story that inspired it perfectly.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Ices' first two albums recalled the work of Cat Power and Tori Amos. But on her third album, the singer-songwriter expands her palette considerably.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A DIY spirit pervades Merchandise's dark, well-crafted songs, even if they sound more at home in the gloomy climes of Manchester than in sunny Tampa, where the band is based.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Flashing both the raw talent of a recruit and the acumen of a much older musician, the singer-guitarist's self-titled debut shows off both his youth and his grasp of past musical forms.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
On V, the Swedish duo strikes a curious balance among wildly divergent sounds. Along the way, it draws from cringe-worthy soft pop, indie-rock, and cutting-edge R&B and hip-hop.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
A ferociously intelligent singer-songwriter, Jaffe never stops inventing, reinventing, exploring and reflecting on her (and our) place in a forbidding, foreboding world.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges a love of psychedelic garage rock. Throughout Wildest Dreams, he displays an impeccable sense of when to rev up and when to lay off the gas.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
The ten songs that comprise Heal had their genesis in personal crisis, with frontman Timothy Showalter's marriage crumbling apart while he was thousands of miles from home on an endless tour.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Tiersen, known for his work on the film Amélie, understands how to make music sound cinematic. On his eighth studio album, visuals are bound to pop into listeners' heads throughout.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
For 40-plus years, Eno has been a sonic abettor and collaborator beyond his own solo career. Here, he teams up with former Underworld member and vocalist Karl Hyde.
Friday, April 11, 2014
On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space. Participants include Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, The Antlers and more.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
The godfather of house music remixed far more records than he ever recorded himself. We revisit a handful of our favorite edits by Frankie Knuckles.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Explosions in the Sky's Mark Smith and Eluvium's Patrick Cooper combine their atmospheric sounds — one stormy and majestic, the other plaintive and evocative.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
A band with a taste for reinvention takes on the blippy moodiness of '80s acts like Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yaz.
Friday, January 24, 2014
On his new album, electronic music producer Darren Cunningham seems focused on the space surrounding each lethargic drum hit, as he revels in tape hiss and lo-fi glitches.