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Esme Bennett

Freelance Writer

Location icon Germany

I am a freelance music writer.
Berlin based.

Available at [email protected]

Portfolio
Inverted Audio
10/16/2019
Review: Floating Points: Crush - Inverted Audio

"This might be exactly the Floating Points we all know and love, but Crush greets us with a blinding intensity quite unlike what we've heard before" Some may not be aware of his background in neuroscience, yet Sam Shepherd's music and accompanying visuals always seem to paint the spaces between cellular abstraction and the vivid imagery of a pictorial universe - of which his sound would be the anthem.

Inverted Audio
10/24/2019
Review: Joy O: Slipping - Inverted Audio

"Joy O always appears to play by his own rules, with Slipping being no exception to this ethos" Since the genius of ' Hyph Mngo' put a spell on us in 2009, Joy Orbison has become an underground figure of revered power, advocating his forward-thinking beats and sonic autonomy.

Theransomnote
Review: Loraine James - For You and I

Loraine James debut album on Hyperdub For You & I provides a refreshing insight into a talented artist on the rise, with a rich perception for rhythm and a sonically open mind.

The Quietus
10/18/2019
The Quietus | Reviews | Tony Njoku

Tony Njoku's aptitude for fusing emotions with electronic avant-garde soundscapes is a force to be reckoned with. Njoku is a multi-disciplinary artist, drawing on the visual arts as inspiration with which to express his sonic affiliations. After spending his formative years in Lagos, Nigeria, Njoku has worked on exploring the ever-changing boundaries of identity in his synth-heavy music, both elegantly and intensely.

The Quietus
10/18/2019
The Quietus | Reviews | Tony Njoku

Tony Njoku's aptitude for fusing emotions with electronic avant-garde soundscapes is a force to be reckoned with. Njoku is a multi-disciplinary artist, drawing on the visual arts as inspiration with which to express his sonic affiliations. After spending his formative years in Lagos, Nigeria, Njoku has worked on exploring the ever-changing boundaries of identity in his synth-heavy music, both elegantly and intensely.

The Quietus
09/26/2019
The Quietus | Reviews | Various

In the fall of 1994, friends Ben Davis, Pete Jenkinson, Miles Hollway and Elliot Eastwick launched the British dance label Paper Recordings in the heart of Manchester. Often cited as a phenomenon in underground house music, this compilation looks back at the greats of a label which has spanned over two decades.

LONDON IN STEREO
09/17/2019
Blanck Mass // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Ahead of his US tour, Esme Bennett caught up with the electronic auteur to discuss capitalism, snakes, painting and much more. Blanck Mass, aka Benjamin John Power, has made another twisted and brilliant ode to our current condition with his third album Animated Violence Mild.

Inverted Audio
09/25/2019
Review: Call Super & Parris: CANUFEELTHESUNONYRBACK - Inverted Audio

"This is a portrait of two artists with an aptitude for fusing club tracks with experimental elements, synthesising each-other's styles to create a temporary state of elevation, both direct and elusive" Joseph Richmond-Seaton, better known as Call Super, has been revered for his unique experimentations in ambient dance music ever since he first stepped in the game, as further epitomised by his widely acclaimed 2017 LP, ' Arpo ', which highlighted his melancholic and tender approach to techno...

The Find Mag
07/17/2019
Krautrock and its Hypnotic Legacy | The Find Mag

(Article by Esme Bennett | Illustration by Mladen Luketin) Most of us know krautrock, also known as kosmische musik, aptly meaning 'cosmic music', to be the West German genre rising to prominence in the 70s. Mostly affiliated with synth-pop and electronic act Kraftwerk.

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