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2008 Stories by Dominic Umile

Archives: 2008 | 2005
  • Michna

    published October 23, 2008

    Michna's meticulously prepared latest album, Magic Monday, is a weave of erratic sampled snippets, live instruments, and programmed beats... More >>

  • Round Black Ghosts

    published October 9, 2008

    In ten distinctive but complementary entries, Berlin's ~scape label explores an increasingly obvious link between dub techno and the U.K.-born... More >>

  • Grouper

    published August 14, 2008

    A blur of slow, gaping chords literally smothers the vocal tracks on Grouper's Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. An organ produces only... More >>

  • Steinski

    published July 10, 2008

    For a while, the groundbreaking work credited to early Tommy Boy Records alumnus Steve "Steinski" Stein felt destined to elude mainstream... More >>

  • Radius

    published June 26, 2008

    In a fond tribute to his hometown, producer Ramon "Radius" Norwood dedicates each of the 11 instrumental entries on Neighborhood Suicide... More >>

  • The Herbaliser

    published June 19, 2008

    The hip-hop disorder that sampling producer/arrangers the Herbaliser (Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba) loaded onto the FabricLive 26... More >>

  • Benga

    published June 12, 2008

    South London dubstep veteran Benga operates on several (next) levels when he plants himself in front of a synthesizer keyboard and a hard drive... More >>

  • Guilty Simpson

    published April 3, 2008

    Ode to the Ghetto is Guilty Simpson's debut LP, but independent hip-hop fans will be familiar with the cocksure delivery of this... More >>

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