The week’s best new electronic music, plus a conversation with playful genre nomad Physical Therapy about his many artistic personalities.
With the electronic music landscape becoming increasingly crowded, most artists attempt to find success by focusing on a single sound, style or vibe, hoping to carve out their own unique niche. Physical Therapy isn’t most artists. Over the course of his career, he’s dipped his toes into a variety of different sounds, turning out quality tunes without ever taking himself – or the scene’s many unwritten rules – too seriously. Now back in New York after several years in Berlin, he talks here about the differences between the two cities and also fills us in about his new album It Takes a Village, which finds him offering up a variety of different sounds while operating under nine different aliases and collaborations over the course of 11 tracks. Elsewhere, host Shawn Reynaldo has lined up all of the week’s best new electronic offerings, and amidst the torrent of quality tunes he also presents an exclusive premiere of something off Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani’s forthcoming album on the Stroboscopic Artefacts label.