Articles by Connor Duffey

In Conversation: Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart Might Like People After All

The experimental project’s mastermind discusses his path out of mental peril and his sprawling new duets album “OH NO.”

Oneohtrix Point Never, “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never”

Daniel Lopatin assembles a variety of dystopian styles he’s fostered over the years while throwing in some fantastic new ones.

Róisín Murphy, “Róisín Machine”

The Irish dance icon’s latest record is a plunge into disco hedonism that feels like a remedy to tumultuous times.

In Conversation: Kelly Lee Owens’ Restorative Art

The Welsh producer and DJ discusses how creating her latest album, “Inner Song,” helped lead her out of the hardest years of her life.

Nicolás Jaar, “Telas”

Nicolás Jaar’s third album of 2020 is a beautiful and challenging ambient record that does a lot with a little.

James Krivchenia, “A New Found Relaxation”

The Big Thief drummer crafts gorgeous, discomforting soundscapes on his new solo ambient endeavor.

LA Priest, “GENE”

From shimmering guitars to grimy synths, LA Priest explores a full-spectrum sound journey on “GENE”

In Conversation: Ariel Pink Reintroduces His Prolific, Homespun Legacy

The godfather of hypnagogic pop discusses reissuing his earliest albums.

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