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Punk News review
21.10.14

Xerxes showed immense potential in the past. Our Home Is a Deathbed was one of 2012's more underrated records and whatever they put out after (in small doses I might add) seemed...

TapeFear recommendation
13.10.14

New EP from someone who in my eyes does very little wrong, Peter Broderick.

NME review
10.10.14

The husband-and-wife duo return with a cleaner, funkier sound

Clash review
13.10.14

Less ayahuasca haze, more intergalactic kitsch…

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

Siavash Amini's beautiful What Wind Whispered to the Trees will be my album to drown out every storm.

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

Blissful minimal clicks and glitch for frosty mornings.

Under The Radar review
03.10.14

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

Clash review
15.10.14

Theatrical, confessional and, perhaps for the first time, totally unafraid...

NME review
10.10.14

Babra Streisand and James Blake meet on Nika Roza Danilova's gloomy fifth

Spotinews recomendation
06.10.14

Hi. First update of the week is the solid new album by Zola Jesus. Genre: electronic/pop. Read this review and enjoy! (A US version should, as usual, be added one day later.) Zola...

Clash review
02.10.14

A slow-burning, deeply resonant collection…

TapeFear recommendation
08.10.14

Quite simply a contemporary classical masterpiece from A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Spotinews recomendation
08.10.14

Morning. The epic new album by ambient duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a must listen for fans of the genre. Enjoy! A Winged Victory for the Sullen – AtomosFiled under: 2014...

Clash review
30.09.14

An album which seems to seep into your skin...

TapeFear recommendation
29.09.14

Brand new uplifting electronic album from Ludique.

NME review
23.09.14

A blissed-out continuation in cosmic pop from the New York bedroom composer

Spotinews recomendation
23.09.14

Hi. From a very, very recent Spotify update: the dreamy new album by Whirr. Genre: shoegaze. Enjoy! Whirr – SwayFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
24.09.14

Whirr have clearly defined where they want to go. Around steered them in a more dissonant and darker direction, limiting any pop sensibility or lighter tones that may have been...

Clash review
22.09.14

Ambitious fare for album three…

Under The Radar review
24.09.14

Every year deserves a keyboard record crying out to be performed in a concert hall instead of a club. In 2014, Perfume Genius's Too Bright is that record. More

NME review
23.09.14

Mike Hadreas takes his tortured confessionals closer to the dancefloor

Spotinews recomendation
23.09.14

Hello again. The excellent new album by Perfume Genius (singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas) is a fresh addition to Spotify. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (Version for GB and...

Clash review
19.09.14

An unmistakable return...

Under The Radar review
16.10.14

Each genre has its gods. Rock has the Stones, pop has The Beatles, but when it comes to electronic music there are few who could rival Aphex Twin's truly individual and pioneering...

Spotinews recomendation
24.09.14

Hey. I’ve never been much of an Aphex Twin fan, but the latest album did arrive a couple of days ago. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! Aphex Twin – SyroFiled under: 2014...

XLR8R review
22.09.14

For once, maybe the blimp, the promotional graffiti, and the Deep Web browser links were justified: Syro is Richard D. James doing his best work of the last two decades.

NME review
22.09.14

Richard D James' long-awaited return is a banging reminder of why the Cornish raver is one of music's true innovators

Clash review
18.09.14

Chugs along eerily into the heart of darkness...

Insound review
16.09.14

Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule...

Clash review
30.09.14

Thrilling third LP from Texan instrumentalists...

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.14

Hello there. Here is the ambitious new album by This Will Destroy You. Gerne: post-rock. Enjoy! This Will Destroy You – Another LanguageFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hey there. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Paul Collins. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Paul Collins – Feel the NoiseFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Insound review
09.09.14

Over the past 18 months, Seattle producer duo Odesza (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has rapidly ascended to the top of their class. Accruing listens online, selling out shows...

Spotinews recomendation
07.09.14

Good morning. The soundtrack to the 2010 movie Beyond the Black Rainbow was released earlier this week and it’s really good. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy Sinoia Caves! Sinoia...

Insound review
02.09.14

Bureau B reissues Cluster's 1994 album One Hour . "Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time...

Insound review
02.09.14

"For years, I've imagined the work I do in music, photography, and video all coming into one space," says music-tech guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco, "I...

Spotinews recomendation
06.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Alluring electronic EP from OKADA.

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Incredible reworkings of tracks from Federico Albanese's The Houseboat and the Moon.

NME review
01.09.14

Watch out Biffy Clyro - these patient rockers are coming for your crown

TapeFear recommendation
29.08.14

The perfect ambient backdrop for late night contemplation from Deaf Center.

Insound review
02.09.14

Deaf Center is seemingly never of the times. Whether it's the nostalgic component often associated with Pale Ravine and Owl Splinters, or the time between releases, waiting and...

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Gorgeous collection of bonus tracks from pianist Fabrizio Paterlini.

Insound review
26.08.14

Sourced soon after the re-release of L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over...

TapeFear recommendation
14.08.14

An unsettlingly beautiful ambient journey from Lawrence English.

Spotinews recomendation
14.08.14

Hi. This potent debut album by Application was added to Spotify earlier this summer. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Application – System ForkFiled under: 2014...