This week, it's the current state of electronic music. It's become the laziest handle for a genre since Alternative. For a long time it was defined as music played on synthesizers but that time has come and gone. Today's electronic music is so broad as to defy easy categorization but for one element. It is, more often than not, assembled digitally. So, we'll peer into the electronic future with the help of MoShang, Ikarus, K-Shan, The Silk Demise, The Twombley Spiders and Toneless Symphony. I'm Jim Nye.
From a brilliant new album called Asian Variations - Various Artists Remixed by MoShang. Here is Viba and a mix of 'In the Orchard Lies a Secret'
Find the entire album at asianvariations.com
Wolfgang Stindl is a sound collagist without peer, piecing together the exotic as Ikarus. This in 'Bassment'
You can get more music from Wolf at www.ikarusmusic.com
From the United Kingdom, K-Shan blends the ambient with acoustic on his Memory and Dust release. This is 'Tears of the Moon'
Hear more at www.k-shan.com
Toronto’s The Silk Demise obscure the definition of electronica with 'Corridor Fog'
Look for more at www.thesilkdemise.com
Katia Perdoni and Eryk Salvaggio are The Twombley Spiders with 'A Thousand Pinwheels'
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