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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...

Clash review
04.11.14

For late nights, romantic dinners and the sad bits in BBC One dramas…

Under The Radar review
06.11.14

Daniel Woolhouse, aka Deptford Goth, gained something of a cult following for his 2011 debut Life After Defo. Its slow, contemplative production added emphasis to lyrics of...

Spotinews recomendation
06.11.14

Hey. The new album by Deptford Goth was a quiet delight. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy! (US version here.) Deptford Goth – SongsFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Soul

Spotinews recomendation
02.11.14

Hi. Grouper is back with a new album. Genre: experimental ambient/folk. Enjoy! Grouper – RuinsFiled under: 2014, Folk

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Haunting vocals and intimate bare piano from Grouper.

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

Haunting vocals and intimate bare piano from Grouper.

The Quietus review
07.11.14

The presence of absence permeates Liz Harris' new album as Grouper, Ruins, to such an extent that it becomes a deeply industrial album. Or post-industrial perhaps, in that the...

XLR8R review
31.10.14

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, after all, and so the...

TapeFear recommendation
29.10.14

Delicate autumnal tones from Federico Durand.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Delicate autumnal tones from Federico Durand.

Punk News review
24.10.14

New Jersey's Gates had first gained rightful notice on the strength of two free EPs. Initially came 2011's promising The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home, released on the digital...

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...

Punk News review
24.11.14

The first track to Louisville, KY's XERXES sophomore album Collision Blonde starts where the A side to their Would you understand? 7-inch from last year ends. Literally. If you...

TapeFear recommendation
13.10.14

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

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

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

NME review
03.12.14

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

NME review
03.12.14

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

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
03.12.14

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

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...