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The Quietus review
23.03.15

There is a strong urge to let the news around the personal life of multi-instrumentalist Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest) diminish the value of the twisted, unforgiving and staunchly...

The Quietus review
18.03.15

Make a cursory search on the Internet for John T. Gast (presumably not his real name) and it won't be long before the words Hype Williams pop up. Gast worked as a co-producer with...

Under The Radar review
18.03.15

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

The Quietus review
03.03.15

The metaphor of vision suggested by the title Behold serves as a useful way with which to consider this album's exploitation of the spaces between obscurity and accessibility...

The Quietus review
03.03.15

The idea of giving money to a corporation to procure music disappeared for me in 2014. It became entirely the year of Bandcamp and direct purchase from tiny labels. Bandcamp is...

Clash review
02.03.15

London duo raid the BFI vaults for a celestial voyage...

The Quietus review
13.02.15

By paying close attention to the fragility of ambient detail-work, Jean D.L. accommodates dronish guitarscapes - echoes of Jandek, or Gira-like despair, together with somnolent...

Under The Radar review
06.02.15

It may have taken a Rihanna hit to catapult him into the spotlight, but Mikky Ekko now has the platform he deserves. The gifted songwriter, who co-penned and co-starred in Rihanna...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

Punk News review
27.01.15

From New Found Glory to Marilyn Manson. From Further Seems Forever to Jack Off Jill. Like Amanda Jones, South Florida is no minor leaguer, especially when it comes to turning out...

The Quietus review
21.01.15

Naming your band after an obscure Cure quip aimed at then-NME writer and celebrated swellhead Paul Morley, implies not only an arcane knowledge of alternative pop, but perhaps an...

The Quietus review
15.01.15

Whether its Federico Albanese packing a small hall in Karlsruhe or the growing neo-classical presence at the Messe Stuttgart every July, a small spell has been cast over Bavaria...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Usually I don't review back. Forward's always better, right? Having seen a load of comments and picks from bands and users here as well as on many other sites, one thing stuck out...

TapeFear recommendation
13.01.15

A spectacular melodic IDM EP from Ochre.

Spotinews recomendation
09.01.15

Howdy folks. I’m finally back. The first update of 2015 is a debut album from late last year. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Brogan Bentley! (And here is a new playlist, Spotinews 071...

TapeFear recommendation
29.12.14

Bleak glitchy ambient drone. Lovely stuff from Yair Elazar Glotman.

Spotinews recomendation
15.12.14

Hello friends. It’s been a while since I last wrote about a soundtrack, but since Gone Girl is my number one movie of the year (at this point) I thought a post for the soundtrack...

TapeFear recommendation
05.12.14

Breathtaking decaying drone from Ian William Craig.

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy! Tired Tape Machine – Not HereFiled under: 2014, Rock

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

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...

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...

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...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

Short for "folklore" and Cornish for "moon", the title of this second album by the mysterious Kemper Norton invokes both dream and myth. Like Carn, their first album released last...

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by iamamiwhoami. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! iamamiwhoami – BlueFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

TapeFear recommendation
10.11.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.14

Hello again. Let’s go on a trip with Magic Castles. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Magic Castles – Sky SoundsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
07.11.14

Hi. Are you into experimental pop with some touches of ambient? If so, please check out the debut album by Megafortress and enjoy! (One review here.) Megafortress – BelieverFiled...

XLR8R review
04.11.14

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

Woozy nightmarish electronic music from Arca. Love it.

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Evening. The excellent debut album by Arca was added to Spotify last week. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arca – XenFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
07.11.14

A captivating reaching of pained highs and battered lows…

The Quietus review
06.11.14

Assuming there's still something resembling a book twenty years from now, someone is b-b-b-bound to write one about the making of Yeezus, Kanye West's ultramodern hip-hop protest...