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Simon Reynolds: Tomorrow’s World

From Kraftwerk to Auto-Tune via a range of scenes, subcultures, technologies and sci-fi backdrops, Simon Reynolds’ latest book ‘Futuromania’ looks at the impact of “machine music” from the 1970s to the present day
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Barry Adamson: Talking Pictures

Barry Adamson is busier than ever. Ahead of a blistering new solo record and a string of UK live dates, the celebrated bassist reflects on setting the post-punk agenda with Magazine and his defining time with the Bad Seeds. “Bands are fucking nuts,” he says
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Jane Weaver: Love Parade

Cosmically lush, gently kaleidoscopic and swirling with mystic “wyrd folk”, Jane Weaver is back with a compelling and groovily seductive new work that truly hits the heights
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Ride: Ride On Time

Together for eight years, apart for 19, and then back together for another 10. Life in Ride has often been a rollercoaster, but the band’s new album ‘Interplay’ is a synth-heavy triumph
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Pet Shop Boys: Boys Keep Swinging

Pet Shop Boys are back with ‘Nonetheless’, their 15th studio album and a fresh creative peak that imbues their quintessential electonic sound with string arrangements and live instruments
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Dorothy Moskowitz: California Scheming

In the 1960s, Dorothy Moskowitz voyaged through the heart of the US avant-garde, a journey culminating in the explosive psychedelia of her influential band, The United States Of America. Six decades on, the essence of that artistic revolution is emerging again
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Bolis Pupul: Star Pupul

Rooted somewhere between Yellow Magic Orchestra, Chicago house, Detroit techno and Belgian new beat, the phat grooves and intimate reflections of Ghent producer Bolis Pupul are a joy to behold
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Arushi Jain: Raga Time

Deploying contemporary electronics that riff on Indian classical idioms, modular synthesist Arushi Jain crafts potent and beguiling otherworldly sounds