Welcome to Spannered’s music feature and review archive. What’s in here then? Well, since the site was launched in 2006, Spannered has run in-depth interviews with globetrotting tastemakers Kode9DJ Ripley and Maga Bo, tripped over to Barcelona's Sónar festival, fallen over at the first ever Bloc Weekend, toured New York's global music circuit and gotten tinnitus in Bristol and São Paulo.
 
Spannered's archive stretches all the way back to 2000, however. Have a dig about and you'll unearth interviews and features with Jeff Mills and Photek, write-ups of Cat Power and Caribou gigs, and album reviews spanning Aphex Twin to NoMeansNo.
 
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Dati's label likens this release to 'a great spider' with each of its legs in a different territory of dance music, and I really like this metaphor,...
Nitrada, aka Christophe Stoll, claims he does not prioritise sound over image, and to demonstrate this aesthetic he has had different artists...
Like a lot of contemporary electronic musicians, Mitchell Akiyama and Joshua Treble are separated by plenty of air miles (Akiyama is based in...
This rather idiosyncratically packaged album, courtesy of Paul D Knowles, comes complete with photocopied insert of a collage of mundane statements...
Presumably someone thought that making one long track embodies the 'conceptual' idea when it comes to avant-garde music making. Unfortunately it...
This album review descends into metaphor I'm afraid; it's very difficult to describe this kind of minimalist soundscaping without making reference...
Hakan Lidbo is currently working with 80s filmic electronic pioneers Yello, and shares their filmic aesthetic. The mood is blue-black and lucidly...
Electroblue is a synaesthesically perfect title for this release. A fat, fuzzy, quartzy, highly synthetic sound is bumped along by chunky, restless...
Cisco Ferreira has put out fourteen Advent 12" singles on Kombination Research and Recreations 1 (to be released at the end of...
I’ve been a big fan of Irritant ever since I heard their first (10”) compilation release and this, their latest (third) compilation...
John Beltran, the press release assures us, leads a ‘quiet but athletic life’. I found myself speculating on what this might mean. A...
Sven Vath and Pauli Steinbach have pulled together another impressive roster of artists for this, the third Cocoon compilation. Steve Rachmad, Funk...
Well, how exactly do you review a DJ compilation? It’s a real puzzle. This sounds like it would’ve been a good night out at some British...
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Detroit is simply about looped, melodic techno and Drexcyian electro, for there is a much rawer street...
Tracks by The Advent are to DJs what planks are to builders: useful, solid, a bit hard, rather uninteresting on their own but perfect as the...
There's a busker that regularly sits near London Bridge and bashes the hell out of various items of junk metal, such as pots and pans, buckets and...
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