Editors’ Picks: April 2017

Man, 2017, y’all. We realize that it’s kind of our m.o. to be proponents of the whole “Golden Age of Metal” narrative and be incredibly positive about the consistently great level of stuff that is being put out from pretty much every part of the musical spectrum, but it’s such an easy thing to do when we are so constantly bombarded with new material that utterly consumes our attention. Even in months where one of us might not have as many new albums that really impressed them, without doubt there will be another one who could barely keep up because of all the superb releases from genres they pay close attention to. This April has certainly been no different in that regard, and we have a whole slew of top-notch albums to recommend to you all.

Heavy Vanguard Episode 11: Autechre // Tri Repetae

Friday means weird and/or obscure music on Heavy Blog, but today what we’re covering isn’t necessarily weird or obscure—at least, not on the surface. Autechre are a British electronic duo (consisting of  Sean Booth and Robert Brown) that are pretty well known in intelligent dance music circles (a.k.a IDM), and, alongside artists like Aphex…