October 17, 2011

Progressive Electronic

The first solo album from Jamie Teasdale (formerly of dubstep duo Vex'd) pulled together strands of Vangelis film scores, footwork, trap, and Balearic pop, resulting in something magical and futuristic. Nearly a decade on, nobody else has really nailed this balance of cinematic suspense and dancing-on-air rhythmic precision, and the album is regarded as an ahead-of-its-time cult classic in some circles.

- Paul Simpson

Halcyon Digest


Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010

Experimental Rock

Deerhunter's fifth album may have been their creative summit, perfectly blending their gifts for melody and abstraction. Far less experimental or abrasive than what came before, the songs drift hazily through themes of nostalgia and blurry memories, mirrored sonically by dreamy guitar pop and some of their most high-impact production.

- Fred Thomas