Posts By Kevin Lozano

Lower Dens: The Competition

The sleek Baltimore synth-pop band's latest might be their most explicitly political and theoretical work, tackling nothing less than the socio-psychological ravages of capitalism.

Skee Mask: 808BB EP

Following last year’s thrilling Compro, the Ilian Tape label’s breakbeat-techno renegade returns with a three-track EP of club cuts that cleverly flip dancefloor expectations.

Powder: Powder in Space

On her first official mix album, the Tokyo DJ unveils an intricate, inspired playing style whose value system differs from the typical dancefloor mix.

Boy Harsher: Careful

A decade after minimal wave seemed to reach its peak, the Massachusetts duo proves the style’s continued vitality.

Félicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Limpid as the Solitudes

The duo’s second collaborative album is an enveloping matrix of sounds both familiar and unfamiliar—a form of ambient music that refuses to recede into the background.

1010 Benja SL: Two Houses EP

On his debut EP, the Kansas City singer-producer shows off both his extraordinary voice and his remarkable facility for wringing maximum sentiment out of the most negligible nonsense phrases.

Haruomi Hosono: Hosono House/ Paraiso / Cochin Moon / Philharmony / omni Sight Seeing

Though his international esteem is virtually nonexistent, this Japanese polymath pioneered a musical ethic of open borders and freewheeling hybridity, epitomized by five new reissues.

Haruomi Hosono: Hosono House/ Paraiso / Cochin Moon / Philharmony / omni Sight Seeing

Though his international esteem is virtually nonexistent, this Japanese polymath pioneered a musical ethic of open borders and freewheeling hybridity, epitomized by five new reissues.