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The Quietus review
21.11.14

A "brocken spectre" is an enormous, magnified shadow cast onto clouds or mist by a person standing on top of a mountain top or ridge, with the sun shining directly behind them...

The Quietus review
21.11.14

Highly regarded in Mali as "the man with a voice of velvet" and one of the north west African country's most well-known singers since the early 1970s, Kassé Mady Diabaté has been...

Under The Radar review
21.11.14

A combination concert film and documentary, Turning is the collaborative work of Antony Hegarty (of Antony and the Johnsons) and Charles Atlas. Turning intimately documents 13...

Spotinews recomendation
21.11.14

Hey. They new album by Bloodbath is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: death metal. Enjoy! Bloodbath – Grand Morbid FuneralFiled under: 2014, Metal

The Quietus review
20.11.14

Has there ever been a more untrustworthy instrument than the accordion? Capable in the right hands of conjuring an exquisitely singular, bittersweet melancholy, it can instead...

Punk News review
20.11.14

The Doughboys were a pop-punk band from Montreal that existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Playing an almost (but not quite) radio-friendly style of punk, it could be argued...

Punk News review
20.11.14

Jane's Addiction will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking by playing it in its entirety at Riot Fest Chicago 2014. This seems like a good opportunity to look...

Clash review
20.11.14

A second album that widens the producer’s sonic spectrum…

Clash review
20.11.14

Designed to appeal to all your senses…

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.14

Hello friends. Anyone in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Rhyton and enjoy! Rhyton – KykeonFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
19.11.14

Hi. The new album by Ariel Pink is a trip like no other this year. Genre: experimental pop. Enjoy! Ariel Pink – Pom PomFiled under: 2014, Pop

Clash review
19.11.14

A heavy, mysterious air that hangs with deadly beauty…

The Quietus review
18.11.14

Can you remember the first time you ever came face to face with extreme metal? It's a feeling cherished by unwashed longhairs the world over, and one that has a tendency to...

Punk News review
18.11.14

Chumped was a band I tagged as a near-perfect blend of indie meets pop-punk, especially after their 12-inch. As time elapsed, I wondered if they could maintain this momentum...

Spotinews recomendation
18.11.14

Hey. A new album by Loscil almost automatically means a new blog post. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Loscil – Sea IslandFiled under: 2014, Electronic

The Quietus review
18.11.14

For the past 15 years, Scott Morgan's prolific Loscil project has been quietly compiling a syntax all its own. Rich phrases of luminescent synthesisers linger for minutes at a...

XLR8R review
17.11.14

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip...

Clash review
17.11.14

Imperfect, obviously, but still absolutely bloody essential...

Under The Radar review
17.11.14

Leave it to Mark Kozelek to outdo Charlie Brown in sad-sappery vis-à-vis the holidays. More

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.14

Hey. For the first time in ages my top album of the week is available on a Monday. Genre: indie rock. Read some reviews and enjoy TV on the Radio! (US version here.) TV on the...

The Quietus review
20.11.14

TV On The Radio emerged 15 years ago at a time when a certain idea of Brooklyn (and New York in general) was becoming fashionable – gritty, druggy, louche, guitar-centric – yet...

Clash review
20.11.14

The welcome return of a still-essential band...

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.14

Hello again. The final update of this weeks is the relaxing new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Yes, you remember this correctly. I did write about this guy almost...

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.14

Howdy folks. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Paperhead. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! The Paperhead – Africa AvenueFiled under: 2014, Pop

The Quietus review
15.11.14

Tabs are open and closed before twitching eyes, the mind gorging on each beatific hit of subsequent inane information, before the sickness resumes and it desperately probes the...

Spotinews recomendation
15.11.14

Hey. When I wanted to write about this mini-album/EP earlier this week, it was missing in some countries. Today it was available worldwide though. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy...

Clash review
14.11.14

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Punk News review
14.11.14

I have never been a fan of American Hi-Fi. Yeah, I remember when Flavour of the week came out, a fun catchy song, but that's about it. This time, though, the first single...

Punk News review
14.11.14

Years ago, there was a time or two when I tried to “skank.” I may have even “toasted” at some point. It wasn’t pretty and I have since made a vow to never do it again. Don’t lie...

XLR8R review
14.11.14

Neel (a.k.a. Giuseppe Tillieci) is an Italian producer, DJ, and mastering engineer, not to mention one-half of the vaunted Voices from the Lake project alongside Donato Dozzy. For...

Punk News review
13.11.14

For half a decade, I was a pretty big U2 fan. In 1987 I was mostly into hair-metal and was just starting to discover the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash, but there was...

Under The Radar review
13.11.14

Hold My Home moves in several directions at once, each with varying degrees of success. The celebratory New Wave drive of "Hotel Anywhere" and the title track suit Cold War Kids...

Clash review
13.11.14

An accomplished live collection of limited appeal…

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.14

Hi again. This sweet new live album by Antony and the Johnsons was recorded in 2006. Genre: chamber pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Antony and the Johnsons – TurningFiled under...