Posts By Andy Beta

Chic: The Chic Organization 1977-1979

The latest in a long line of box sets and anthologies collects the pioneering disco duo’s core albums. Despite the songs’ deep familiarity, they still represent pop at its most triumphant and complex.

Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke: Hence

On their third duo album, the two longtime accomplices balance free-improv flux with compositional rigor in a suite-like piece for guitar, electronics, and tabla.

ZULI: Terminal

The Cairo electronic linchpin at last combines his kinetic production and hip-hop acumen in quick blasts that delightfully warp the words of some of Egypt’s best rappers.

Demdike Stare: Passion

Following 2016’s archival dives into early electronic music, the UK duo marries eerie abstraction to the club-ready rhythms of their Testpressing series with newfound fury.

Demdike Stare: Passion

Following 2016’s archival dives into early electronic music, the UK duo marries eerie abstraction to the club-ready rhythms of their Testpressing series with newfound fury.

David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti: Thought Gang: Thought Gang

Between the end of “Twin Peaks” and filming its prequel, David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti made a wild album of sinister spoken-word jazz, available at last.

Gaye Su Akyol: İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir

On an album whose title translates as “Consistent Fantasy Is Reality,” the Turkish singer pursues distant dreams of freedom in a fusion of contemporary rock and Turkish folk.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: IC-01 Hanoi

Joined by his brother, father, and the Vietnamese musician Minh Nguyen, Ruban Nielson throws off his habitually weighty themes and digs into a refreshingly raw, heady session of psychedelic rock.