This Month's Soundtrack - EMusician

This Month's Soundtrack

Check out new releases from top artists as picked by the EM editors for the September 2008 issue
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These albums encompass a diverse range of styles and composition methods, from pop and electronica to space music and experimental.

  1. Portishead: Third (Mercury)
  2. Furt plus: Equals (PSI)
  3. Robert Rich/Ian Boddy: React (DIN)
  4. Matmos: Supreme Balloon (Matador)
  5. The League of Automatic Music Composers: 1978-1983 (New World)
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Portishead

Strange, often dreamy, but always pushing the boundaries of pop music in the right directions.

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FURT PLUS

Acoustic instrumentalists are subjected to extreme sampling and processing by this impressive English duo.

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ROBERT RICH/IAN BODDY

A concert recording that demonstrates why these two are masters of electronic music and sound design.

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MATMOS

A lighthearted disc composed using Cycling '74 Max and vintage hardware synths.

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THE LEAGUE OF AUTOMATIC MUSIC COMPOSERS

Computer network pioneers with a chiptune and glitch aesthetic.

EMPOLL

What sampler software do you use the most? a) Ableton Sampler, b) Apple EXS24, c) Digidesign Structure, d) E-mu Emulator, e) MOTU Mach Five, f) Native Instruments Kontakt, g) Propellerhead NN-XT, h) Steinberg HALion, i) Tascam GigaStudio, j) Yellow Tools Independence, k) other.

Submit your answer to this poll and others at emusician.com. This is not a scientific poll but a tabulation of readers' responses and is just for fun!