Stereolab: French Disco [Early Version Mix]

Stereolab—the London-based, English/French quartet that rose to epic heights in the ’90s—pioneered avant-pop. They disbanded in 2009, but return now with a reunion tour and gargantuan reissue series. Seven albums will return in limited edition vinyl and CD iterations, each with a hand-numbered strip from the original master-tapes. Demo tracks, alternate takes and scrapped mixes also accompany the releases. The first, “French Disco [Early Version …

Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

Expert Knob Twiddlers, released 20 years ago, gets a reissue worthy of our strapped, constantly streaming attention. This instrumental album by Mike & Rich (aka µ–Ziq’s Mike Paradinas and Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James) tells a tale of the available tech and “primitive” gear at the time, but is also a rare look at two IDM pioneers having fun—and not taking themselves too seriously (with …

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A dizzying glitchy music video for Danny L Harle and Caroline Polachek, plus new BADBADNOTGOOD, Sampha and more of our favorite music this week

Danny L Harle (feat. Caroline Polachek): Ashes of Love PC Music ambassador Danny L Harle’s collaboration with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, “Ashes of Love,” brings out both of their unique strengths: melodies that unfold like a labyrinth, reinforced by Eurovision-level HD production and Dance Dance Revolution flashbacks. But its new music video by artist Sam Rolfes is what’s swallowed us up whole. Rolfes (who’s made …