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Punk News review
03.08.15

John Nolan seems far away from all the turmoil of the old Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Days. I expected the former to be bigger and better when he came back but it's been a...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

Maribou State occupies the no man's/everyman's land between electronic and acoustic sounds. Like its compatriots, Metronomy, the duo springs from the English countryside with a...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

This electronic musician's debut is best at its extremes—"Don't Make" is as gentle as "Margarita" and "Seraph" are dramatic and pummeling, respectively.  More

The Quietus review
08.07.15

Blood Moon, the debut full length from Brooklyn-based artist Ancient Ocean (aka John Bohannon), is a rich and mesmerising work that flirts with New York's avant-garde heritage...

The Quietus review
07.07.15

A few weeks ago, during a bout of near-terminal writer's block, I made the decision to consume an entire blue cheese and marmite sandwich. That isn't some kind of hip euphemistic...

Clash review
02.07.15

Still breaking new ground after all these years...

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Gloriously dark synth from Evan Caminiti.

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Achingly beautiful contemporary drone from Jeremy Young & Aaron Martin.

Clash review
09.06.15

Making a clear, luminous point without fuss...

The Quietus review
05.06.15

Uniform is a double-edged moniker – a misnomer that somehow still exemplifies the bracing industrial-fused skree that emanates from within. The duo consists Bryan Greenberg (The...

The Quietus review
04.06.15

James Welburn's first foray into solo album territory surges into life on a heartbeat pulse which prefaces an album of dread, full-spectrum doom and meaty ambient grind. Grounded...

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

Dreamlike loops from William Basinski. Bliss.

The Quietus review
22.05.15

William Basinski's unfailingly beautiful musical oeuvre is so familiar that with each new album there's always a certain trepidation that he will be retreading old ground and...

Punk News review
14.05.15

Take One Car's one of those personal gems that I wish the rest of the world knew about. They're a very under-the-radar band but It's Going To Be A Nice Day in 2012 was the point...

Under The Radar review
12.05.15

As one half of the Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power has spent the best part of a decade challenging our expectations of modern electronica. More

The Quietus review
21.05.15

It doesn't feel appropriate to describe Benjamin John Power's music as "noise". As either one half of Fuck Buttons, or in his solo guise as Blanck Mass, there is simply far too...

TapeFear recommendation
20.05.15

An assault on the senses. Fantastic stuff from Blanck Mass.

Clash review
11.05.15

Unpredictably diverse talent discovers dazzling warmth through collaboration…

The Quietus review
24.04.15

A dust devil flutters low across Tibetan plains, a twirling pile of gravel and sand given meaning and form through a fluke of nature. Wind has twisted around itself to create this...

The Quietus review
06.04.15

The grand feature length offering that is Infinity Machines comes packaged in an almost anti-psychedelic grey cover, stamped with a black rorschach image that appears to represent...

Under The Radar review
06.04.15

"Glitter Recession" was the name of the opening song on East India Youth's 2014-released debut LP, Total Strife Forever. Now, two full-length albums and an EP into his career, it...

The Quietus review
09.04.15

The culture of volume has destroyed pop as we used to know it. Where once its essential form and purpose as light entertainment and escapism would occasionally allow visionary...

Clash review
08.04.15

A progressive yet pop-oriented second album...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

Sometimes, despite my immediate inclinations, it's a good thing for an artist to draw back from minimalism and gravitate towards a musical form that's more approachable. I make no...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

The triumphant return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor with 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! was an odd move. The biggest threat to modern culture is the remake/rehash/revive...

Punk News review
01.05.15

If I had to choose one word to best describe Godspeed You! Black Emperor, it'd be cinematic. Just ask director Danny Boyle. Using them in 28 Days Later was an appropriate way to...

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...