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Airlock Glitch

Airlock Glitch

About the show

Playing tracks by

Bill Laswell / Cathie Ryan, Karma Kid, Noah, Fresh Moods, Tropics and more.

2013 is turning out to be a good year for intricate, lyrically ambiguous, glitched-up tunes; several new favorites are included in Airlock Glitch, a selection provided in large part (6 of 15) by XLR8R via their monthly Top 20. Outstanding examples are the Synkro touch on the opening track, the James Blake feeling baked into the second tune, and a thematic restatement in the two closing tracks, as well as the Troy Gunner remix of Tropics. This tendency toward glitch is balanced by older tunes from Muki, Projections & Beanfield, as well as straight-forward new offerings like that from The Cutler.

The Airlock metaphor, which is oddly attractive to me, suggests a transition point, suspended between two profoundly different possibilities, putting off choosing. (The full meditation will be part of the post on; we'll go deep.)