Articles by Connor Duffey

In Conversation: Nite Jewel’s Lonely World

Ramona Gonzalez discusses one of the most challenging periods of her life, which led to her most mature album as Nite Jewel, “No Sun.”

SPELLLING, “The Turning Wheel”

Tia Cabral makes a huge instrumental and narrative leap forward on her lush new album.

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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