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TapeFear recommendation
yesterday

A beautiful classical glitch album from Origamibiro.

TapeFear recommendation
yesterday

Delicate ambient drone from Federico Durand.

TapeFear recommendation
16.04.14

Tomonari Nozaki/UNKNOWNjp brings ghostly ambient loops from another world.

TapeFear recommendation
15.04.14

The beautiful soundtrack to one of the most unique films last year, Upstream Color.

TapeFear recommendation
15.04.14

Delicate piano from Deaf Center's Otto A Totland.

NME review
14.04.14

The two trios take charge of half a side each on this collaborative LP

The Quietus review
08.04.14

The music of Kemper Norton streaks across the ages like a tipsy beach-comber, enthusiastically and expertly skipping across time's tide and handpicking an array of instruments...

Insound review
08.04.14

The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the...

The Quietus review
yesterday

The continual crossover between the wings of academically trained electronic experimentalism and what can generally still be called "indie music" – at least in the sense of...

TapeFear recommendation
16.04.14

Floating synths and the warm hum of machines breathing from Christopher Bissonnette.

The Line of Best Fit review
04.04.14

An album that stares down the barrel at a red dot over your heart. Unfortunately for you, it's got an itchy trigger-finger.

Clash review
11.04.14

Sure to be a hit with the disenfranchised...

Spotinews recomendation
10.04.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes another fine debut album. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy SOHN! (Note: I will be on the road again tomorrow. Next update will be on...

NME review
07.04.14

Secretive producer's gently classical, dread-soaked debut

Punk News review
03.04.14

Devil is the second album released by Lydia since the band got back together after their very, very brief break up. The band are known for the dreamy indie pop and respect within...

NME review
31.03.14

Garret Hobba journeys through illness and recovery on fourth LP

Spotinews recomendation
28.03.14

Hey again. This strange, delicate album by Golden Retriever was recently added to Spotify. Genre: experimental/ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Golden Retriever – SeerFiled under: 2014...

NME review
31.03.14

Portland duo make clarinet and synth tunes fit for Guantanamo Bay

The Quietus review
27.03.14

From the vantage point of 2014, it's difficult to overemphasize Donato Dozzy's influence on the last five years of ambient techno and ambient music in general, particularly with...

The Quietus review
24.03.14

Last year, Glasser's Interiors used architect Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York as a launch pad for ideas about human relationships and the boundaries of the self. Jon Porras's...

Spotinews recomendation
27.03.14

Hello. Let’s go for a mood change with this impressive new album by Jon Porras. Genre: ambient/drone. Enjoy! Jon Porras – Light DivideFiled under: 2014, Electronic

NME review
18.03.14

Kanye West's protege takes his next step in his own Cinderella story

Insound review
18.03.14

"Conrad Schnitzler is as unpredictable as he is true to himself. If this sounds paradoxical, he reconfirmed the assertion in 1987 with an album which posed many questions and...

Insound review
18.03.14

In the 90's Christopher Tignor immersed himself in minimalism, working as an assistant for LaMonte Young while learning sound engineering on the job at a New York contemporary...

Insound review
18.03.14

Between 1981 and 1983 Asmus Tietchens released four albums on the Sky Records label, fusing rhythmic set pieces and off-kilter sounds into gaudy escapades of saccharine...

Insound review
18.03.14

Nachtstücke owed its publication to former Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann, who was asked by the French label Barclay/EGG to produce three albums focusing specifically on...

The Line of Best Fit review
14.03.14

Not at all a record that will ensnare the majority's hearts, but one that will reward a precious few greatly.

The Quietus review
25.03.14

Last year, Volker Bertelmann (more commonly known as Hauschka) played a show at the Bristol Proms, a series of concerts designed to demonstrate to classical music audiences young...

NME review
24.03.14

Volker Bertelmann brings the disparate influences of his youth together on a creepy concept album

Insound review
11.03.14

There aren't a lot of frills or gimmicks surrounding Battleme's second album Future Runs Magnetic because, simply put, the music speaks for itself. Bombastic, driving and powerful...

Insound review
11.03.14

Intimate and fragile, yet all the while joyful, witty and immediate sophomore LP.

The Line of Best Fit review
05.03.14

The Italian trio keep one eye on the skies on their expansive and not a little beautiful second album.

The Quietus review
24.02.14

There's something terrifyingly beautiful about Bohren & Der Club Of Gore's music, most obviously the sheer unhurried lethargy of it. Each piece moves slower than hell, meditating...

Insound review
13.02.14

A seamless, cinematic tapestry of beauty, filled to the brim with cacophonous melodies, meditative auditory chants, and hypnotic shambolic rhythms, which could be probably be...

The Quietus review
12.02.14

The linear notes of The Unnatural World, Have a Nice Life's second LP, contain a manifesto on the advances of science and the grip of mortality, full of analytical philosophy and...

Insound review
11.02.14

With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the compositions of Alicia Merz remind us that she is a singer-songwriter for people who don’t like singer-songwriters...

XLR8R review
05.02.14

When LOL Boys went on indefinite hiatus towards the tail end of 2012, it was genuinely disappointing. The duo's Changes EP, which had been released only a month prior, had...

NME review
03.02.14

A captivating and nourishing listen from the ex-Emeralds man

The Quietus review
13.02.14

"In the course of time, modern man has taken a rather blasé attitude towards the universe, of which he is so intimately a part. We look out around us at the most extraordinary and...

Under The Radar review
07.02.14

McGuire builds soundscapes with a lighter touch than his previous band. Carving out layers of sound from digital percussion, distant auto-tuned vocals, and washes of synthesized...

Spotinews recomendation
05.02.14

Hello there. From a very recent Spotify update comes the impressive new album by Mark McGuire. Genre: ambient/instrumental rock. Enjoy! Mark McGuire – Along The WayFiled under...

NME review
30.01.14

A strange place where psych-rock sounds pioneering and fresh

Spotinews recomendation
17.02.14

Hey. Here is the stellar new album by Quilt. Genre: psychedelic folk/rock. Enjoy! (Previously added US version here.) Quilt – Held in SplendorFiled under: 2014, Folk, Rock

The Line of Best Fit review
11.02.14

Lock a bunch of art students in a basement for sixty hours and what do you get? A record of fine, forward thinking psych-rock, thankfully.

Under The Radar review
05.02.14

Quilt's sophomore album finds the Boston three-piece on the surer footing only time and touring imbue in a band. More