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Sizzling disco-pop, shape-shifting neo-soul, ethereal sonic experimentation and more new music from the week

SAULT: Time is Precious Expectedly unexpected, SAULT’s latest album AIR appeared seemingly out of nowhere a few days ago. The enigmatic UK-based collective—led by Inflo (aka Dean Josiah Cover)—has made a habit of sharing gorgeous new music without any pre-release marketing or teasers. The neo-soul-leaning outfit has ventured into different territory with their sixth album, which features soaring orchestral music, non-lyrical choral vocals and some …

Hot Chip: Down

Anchored by a sample of Chicago-based Universal Togetherness Band’s glorious early ’80s track “More Than Enough,” Hot Chip’s new track “Down” feels both retro and contemporary. The song and its kinetic music video (directed by Pulp’s Steve Mackey and Douglas Hart of the Jesus and Mary Chain) also act as an announcement for the five-piece (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis …

Remixes Triple Vinyl Set

Previously only on streaming services, 19 remixes of iconic electronic group Kraftwerk are now available on a set of three limited edition neon records. The aptly titled Remixes features reimagined tracks by DJs, producers and artists including Hot Chip, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance and others. The tracks (originally released from 1991 to 2021) include William Orbit’s hardcore mix of “Radioactivity,” Hot …