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Clash review
03.12.15

A wonderful document from the final ebb of a beautiful movement...

The Quietus review
03.12.15

For the past decade or so, maybe more, Ramleh on record has been, essentially, a power electronics outfit. The duo includes founder Gary Mundy (also the man behind Broken Flag...

The Quietus review
03.12.15

Africanus Okokon is a visual artist, a specialist in collage, video and animation. Turkson Side, his debut album, is almost entirely made up of samples, stitched together with...

Under The Radar review
02.12.15

Ellie Goulding's third studio album, Delirium, is by far her most pop facing, and it's surprisingly compelling. The first track, "Intro (Delirium)," primes listeners for an...

The Quietus review
01.12.15

There's a darkness at the heart of The Nectarine No 9's second album Saint Jack, Davy Henderson's skewed ensemble take on rock & roll following his adventures with Edinburgh post...

Clash review
30.11.15

Reclusive Dutch producer impresses...

Under The Radar review
30.11.15

Thought the Future Would Be Cooler somehow crosses the levity of Ric Ocasek with the gravity of Annie Lennox to give us a pretty freaking spot-on document of a life spent online...

Clash review
07.12.15

An intentionally oblique comment on the state of disposable pop music...

Clash review
30.11.15

Rarely has the bleak mid-Winter been so inviting...

The Quietus review
26.11.15

Were it my solemn duty to compile a list of the finest things we human creatures have ever created – for a time capsule, say, or a diplomatic encounter with alien species – the...

Under The Radar review
24.11.15

Two years since Until the Colours Run debuted, U.K.-based quartet Lanterns on the Lake returns with their third full-length album. Much like its predecessor, Beings opens with...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Perseverance is weapon A in the modern musicians' armoury. Audiences are overfed, unmotivated to part with their money for music and all too willing to flit from artist to artist...

Under The Radar review
21.12.15

The instrumental duo returns from hiatus with a new LP of hard-driving prog and '80s horror/sci-fi score-inflected tracks; it's their first of several written live in the studio...

Under The Radar review
23.11.15

Things aren't going well in the U.K. right now, politically speaking. The right-leaning Conservative government is dismantling public services and hammering the poor, while the...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Tempting though it is to read the distinctive 'otherness' of Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi's work as the product of his background – growing up in a destabilised Caracas...

Under The Radar review
25.11.15

Silently flitting between the light and dark of the mainstream and underground electronic music worlds, Arca has left a hauntingly frenzied stamp on releases as big as Kanye West...

Clash review
23.11.15

Hyper, aggressive, silly and just-bloody-gorgeous...

Under The Radar review
20.11.15

Small Black's third album, Best Blues, opens with swells and crashes. This is the Brooklyn-based group's initial template for the first third of Best Blues, whose songs start on...

AudioCred review
19.11.15

“Strangers is the perfect example of how your surrounding environment seeps into your song writing and ultimately shapes the way sound as a band. When we lived in cold dark place...

AudioCred review
19.11.15

Vancouver producer Pat Lok continuously pushes boundaries with his efforts in the dance music scene. With a musical touch that ranges from deep and groovy to more experimental...

Under The Radar review
19.11.15

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die may have a word count-friendly name, and more current and past members than words in it, but their music is immediate...

Under The Radar review
19.11.15

Maritime appear as some sort of leftover relic from the first-wave indie/emo era, but they continue to make straightforward indie rock with little pretension and a focus on melody...

Clash review
18.11.15

Stirring Welsh folk melodies aplenty across an uplifting third outing...

The Quietus review
17.11.15

It's difficult to figure out why listening to We Are Not The First kept leading my mind back to Situationist notions of "the spectacle": the notion that basically all modern life...

The Quietus review
17.11.15

Last year, Consumer Electronics, the power electronics duo of ex-Whitehouse member Philip Best and his wife Sarah Froelich, bolstered by producer Russell Haswell, released one of...

Under The Radar review
17.11.15

The original electronic music artist, Jean-Michel Jarre, brings the past to the present with an ambitious project, a double album of collaborations with current electronic music...

Under The Radar review
16.11.15

Hugo Manuel-the Oxford, England-headquartered artist behind Chad Valley—has the voice of an angel but the unfathomable inclination to hide it under digital manipulation. More

Clash review
16.11.15

Child star deserves to be taken seriously...

The Quietus review
13.11.15

Near the beginning of Gesualdo: Death For Five Voices, a 1995 television documentary by Werner Herzog about the late-Renaissance prince and composer Carlo Gesualdo, the camera...

Clash review
13.11.15

An upbeat return, but one that still contains plenty of bite...

Clash review
13.11.15

Hip jazz versions of festive classics provide an antidote to Christmas cheese...

Clash review
12.11.15

It's bombastic, and transgressive...

Under The Radar review
12.11.15

In a really clever, niche and in no way accidental manner, Wavves might have come up with the perfect allegory for modern life with their fifth studio album, V. After all, back in...