Dave Segal

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  • 7 years ago

    Just as a fulfilling summer consists of familiar pleasures and thrilling adventures, summer soundtracks ideally should include obvious, reliable favorites and surprising gems. This is the guiding principle of the following list of hot-season tunea...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Finding out that Nigeria had thriving psych-rock and funk scenes in the Seventies is akin to discovering Yemen harbored a killer ice-hockey league in the Phil Esposito era. But several bands in the Lagos area were absorbing the Anglo-American funk...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Autechre's MO over the past decade has been to usher you through a labyrinth of thorny textures both alien and alienating while spouting complex algorithmic theorems and punching you about the head and torso in 17/8 (or maybe 13/4) time. But on Au...

  • 9 years ago

    Over the past decade, recordings of DJ mixes have been multiplying like e-mail spam. The sheer volume of said releases is overwhelming, and it makes one wonder: Who the hell is buying them? There must be a demand if labels keep issuing the things ...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    After nine studio albums, the Anglo-French unit Stereolab has become very comfortable in its sound, sinking into a beanbag chair of Laetitia Sadier's "ba-da-ba's," Farfisa organ drones, wonderfully serpentine bass lines, and krautrock/bossa nova/w...