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University of Iowa researchers find new way to recycle e-waste

Phones are great fun until you live near the Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex and its smouldering lake of “toxic sludge”. Rare-earth metals are the key ingredient in all the devices which connect us, but they come at a cost. Extraction and refinement processes often require a fantastic amount of energy and vast vats […]

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Caribou’s stylish simplicity on new single ‘Never Come Back’

Four Stars Bright synths welcome the listener to Dan Snaith’s new single, the third since returning to his Caribou project towards the end of 2019 after a four-year break. From the introduction the track simply becomes more vibrant as it’s infectious melody gets the listener into a groove. The warm and organic sound which has […]

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Terminal V: The Reckoning – a chaotic testament to electronic music

On the night of 26 October, it felt as though the entire youth population of Edinburgh had descended upon the Royal Highland Centre. Terminal V is chaotic in every single sense of the word. The day was punctuated with the regular sighting of adolescents in Halloween attire being wheeled about the place by the onsite paramedics. […]

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Music Singles

Burn Bridges with The Streets

Rating: 5/5 It’s been six years of radio silence from The Streets. After dominating the UK music scene during the early noughties, the influence of Mike Skinner and his eclectic collection of musicians on UK garage and pop slowly faded until The Streets officially disbanded in 2011. But now they’re back with a 2018 tour […]

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Roman Flügel – All the Right Noises

The fundamental duality of electronic music lies in the fact that while being crowd-orientated in nature, it still insists on being artistically expressive. A consequence of this is that higher-brow ‘IDM,’ or ‘Intelligent Dance Music,’ doesn’t always resemble House or Techno; the two seem almost antithetical to each other. It takes talented producers to reveal […]