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2006 Stories by Dominic Umile

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  • Daedelus

    published November 9, 2006

    In May 2006, distinctive West Coast producer Daedelus served another brilliant dish of organic and electronic intricacies called Denies the... More >>

  • Zero dB

    published October 26, 2006

    Though cuts like "Conga Madness" on UK producers Zero dB's Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines boast plenty of the obvious — an explosive... More >>

  • [a]pendics.shuffle and Altiply

    published October 19, 2006

    Had it been ready for consumption earlier this year, Ken Gibson and Ian Read's skeletal clapping mishmash of plinks and photon blasts might have... More >>

  • Skatebård

    published October 5, 2006

    Bergen, Norway, offers little shelter from the Northeast winters in the United States; its cold and rainy climate probably soaks wee folkster... More >>

  • Nicolay

    published September 28, 2006

    Netherlands-based producer Nicolay began e-mailing beats to Little Brother's Phonte four years ago, forging a relationship that would eventually... More >>

  • Daedelus

    published September 21, 2006

    Anything with Eliot Lipp's name on it seems likely to bubble over with Moogs and disco-pulsing sheen — and that's not a bad thing. Leo123 and... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published September 14, 2006

    For the shut-ins who populate the "is vinyl dead?" message-board threads, techno/electropop superpower Kompakt celebrates its seventh anniversary... More >>

  • Psalm One

    published August 31, 2006

    Except for Val Kilmer and his crafty misfit cronies in Real Genius, you've probably surmised by now that chemist types are socially awkward... More >>

  • Solo Andata

    published August 17, 2006

    Solo Andata's Paul Fiocco and Kane Ikin don't bother much with the antiquated methods of joint musicianship. Rather they Internet-swapped sound... More >>

  • Dark Side of the Cop

    published August 10, 2006

    Years ago Eddie Murphy shone in many quotable comedies before he stopped screening his scripts. But Dark Side of the Cop's probably weed-addled... More >>

  • Motor

    published August 3, 2006

    It's really threatening, this thing Motor has done on Klunk. Producer Bryan Black and drummer Mr. No (who have also recorded under Xlover)... More >>

  • Aloe Blacc

    published July 13, 2006

    After establishing himself as one half of indie duo Emanon and in quickie Stones Throw spots, CA-based Aloe Blacc's self-produced trials of... More >>

  • MSTRKRFT

    published July 13, 2006

    If not for their roles in Canadian indie-dance duo Death from Above 1979, MSTRKRFT's bandmates have evidently made their way into hipster dialogue... More >>

  • DJ ESE

    published July 6, 2006

    Cohead of and A&R man for Brooklyn's Embedded label, DJ ESE shares his humble digs with the eloquent Cool Calm Pete, Junk Science, and other... More >>

  • Couch

    published June 1, 2006

    Between the ebb and flow of organic instrumentals and sporadic twinkling of programmed beats and synths, Munich's Couch dissembles the commonly... More >>

  • Boards of Canada

    published May 25, 2006

    One of 2005's most satisfying releases came from vintage-equipment-flaunting Boards of Canada; the duo's third full-length shone amid the year's... More >>

  • Growing

    published May 4, 2006

    Though there are still only two axe-wielding gents at the helm, Growing masks its drone rock on Color Wheel as if a stage-filling band is... More >>

  • Nobody and Mystic Chords of Memory

    published April 27, 2006

    Like baked, cheating poker buddies, California beat rearranger Nobody (Elvin Estela) and Mystic Chords of Memory (Christopher Gunst, Jen Cohen)... More >>

  • Mike Milosh

    published April 13, 2006

    Mike Milosh's 2004 debut was rife with smitten, electronically generated balladry. The Toronto native crafted You Make Me Feel around... More >>

  • Kaito

    published April 13, 2006

    Kaito's eighth Kompakt release celebrates his relationship with deep house and trance in a lovely sequence of epic-length ambient segments steeped... More >>

  • Lostep

    published April 6, 2006

    Shrill, darkened-corridor atmospherics and nearly medicinal synth arrangements intersect on Because We Can, the rather experimental debut... More >>

  • Global Communication

    published April 6, 2006

    Though Global Communication's Mark Pritchard might have borrowed Dabrye's "No Child of God (Instrumental)" for Fabric 26's striking opener,... More >>

  • Music A.M.

    published March 23, 2006

    Whispered vocal clusters, busy laptop beats, and an occasional brass arrangement drive the electronic pop pieces on Music A.M.'s third album.... More >>

  • Takagi Masakatsu

    published March 23, 2006

    Multimedia artist Takagi Masakatsu works in an ambient medium on Journal for People, his third CD and second DVD release for Washington,... More >>

  • Bibio

    published March 16, 2006

    The type of woozy, warbled guitar sounds that pervade some of Boards of Canada's Campfire Headphase are the same brand that induced Boards... More >>

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