6 items by Andy Battaglia

  • Rival Dealer

    Rival Dealer | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nobody makes electronic music swoon like Burial, who mixes sorrow and bliss in a subtle club sound that is both banging and bittersweet. The UK producer's legacy runs deep, lending emotional heft to a dubstep style others...

    December 16, 2013 4:55 PM ET
  • Rapor

    Rapor | ALBUM REVIEW

    No emotion is minor in the world of Active Child. With a voice primed as a kid in the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Pat Grossi sings big and fits swelling synth sounds to scale, making for epic songs...

    December 2, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Beautiful Rewind

    Beautiful Rewind | ALBUM REVIEW

    Kieran Hebden makes electronic-dance tracks for cosmic states of mind. Beautiful Rewind, the U.K. native's seventh LP as Four Tet, mixes club-ready rhythms with touches of brain-melt psychedelia: "Gong" opens with rumbling drums and shaky metallic clangs...

    October 18, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • R Plus Seven

    R Plus Seven | ALBUM REVIEW

    On the rise from an experimental underground that prizes esoteric computer sounds and spaced-out vintage synths, Oneohtrix Point Never sounds like an electronic-music time traveler. His first LP for the modish label Warp elicits deep emotion...

    October 1, 2013 12:00 AM ET
  • An Object

    An Object | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their fourth album, this L.A. duo sound bigger and more extravagantly expressive than two scuzz-punk dudes should. Art smarts lurk behind all the bashing, and the new songs rip and ruminate by turns, as rays of...

    August 20, 2013 12:10 AM ET
  • With Love

    With Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    A ghost from a time when dubstep was a matter of subtlety and inflection more than a screaming endorsement of bombast and bass, Zomby makes mysterious, mercurial electronic music that suits dancing in a range of moods, bad and...

    June 27, 2013 1:55 PM ET