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TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Transport yourself somewhere else with this celestial ambient release from 36.

TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Glitchy electronic IDM beats from Ocoeur.

Insound review
22.07.14

Will to Be Well is the new studio album by Dalhous, their second for Blackest Ever Black. This double LP reflects writer-producer Marc Dall's continued interest in the life and...

The Quietus review
14.07.14

Listening to High Mountain Tempel's new album Gnosis I am reminded of a recent staging of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts...

TapeFear recommendation
13.07.14

Eerily evocative desolate drone from Moon Zero.

TapeFear recommendation
13.07.14

A dark claustrophobic tribute to Cronenberg's Shivers. Fantastic stuff.

Spotinews recomendation
13.07.14

Howdy. This smooth, laid-back new album by Mark Barrot was added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Mark Barrott – Sketches from an...

TapeFear recommendation
12.07.14

A nostalgic ambient release from Deru.

TapeFear recommendation
12.07.14

Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick's beautiful collaboration finally turned up on Spotify.

TapeFear recommendation
12.07.14

Haunting drone from the prolific Machinefabriek.

Insound review
08.07.14

Refining John Lemke’s blend of prepared piano and field recordings with hand-crafted beats and swampy bass lines, this deeply moody and danceable release bends genres with...

Insound review
08.07.14

Ensemble Economique is Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings. His solo project (hence the slightly ironic moniker) released various albums, splits, and EPs on labels...

Insound review
08.07.14

When Ben Crook -­- one third of spectral electronic trio Eaux -­- describes his group's songs as "never finished, just abandoned" he's describing a creative process that burrows...

The Quietus review
03.07.14

Despite having a limited sonic palette, Stockholm duo Roll The Dice have crafted two studio albums worth of rich, monolithic music. Many have cited Tangerine Dream as a clear key...

NME review
02.07.14

US folk-pop group can't live up to the quality set by their neighbour Justin Vernon

The Quietus review
24.06.14

Marc Euvrie has written records with boorish, ambitious concepts for years. Under his current guise, The Eye Of Time, Euvrie has taken a step away from the French DIY punk scene...

Insound review
24.06.14

Casey Crescenzo is the mastermind behind experimental indie rock group The Dear Hunter. An incredibly talented musician and prolific songwriter, Crescenzo wanted to push himself...

NME review
23.06.14

Tom Krell flexes his R&B muscles but is better when he sticks to his chilltronic roots

Spotinews recomendation
24.06.14

Hey. How to Dress Well is soul singer-songwriter Tom Krell. His new album was just added to Spotify. Enjoy! How to Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?”Filed under: 2014, Singer...

Clash review
23.06.14

His innocence and tenderness remains as touching as ever...

NME review
23.06.14

Fugazi loving noise punks show the potential to lead a new generation

TapeFear recommendation
18.06.14

Eight and a half minutes of synth bliss from Heinali.

The Quietus review
18.06.14

"There are no second acts in American lives," wrote F Scott Fitzgerald, with no little sourness. Well, that was a crock of shit, wasn't it? For irrefutable evidence look to Dylan...

Clash review
13.06.14

A colourful collection, but it doesn't wholly inspire...

The Quietus review
26.06.14

We may be in the midst of a musical era allegedly afflicted with retromania, but there are still developments out there that somehow manage to feel fresh in this present day...

Spotinews recomendation
22.06.14

Evening. I will try to update the blog every other day or so while I’m away. Here is the latest album by Lone. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Lone – Reality TestingFiled under: 2014...

NME review
16.06.14

Notts producer takes influence from J Dilla and Orbital on sixth album

NME review
11.06.14

Headphone-friendly techno in tribute to late director Derek Jarman

NME review
10.06.14

Dark and dense electronic ambience from former Altar Of Plagues member

Spotinews recomendation
14.06.14

Good evening. From a recent Spotify update comes this interesting new album by Wife. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Wife – What’s BetweenFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
10.06.14

As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist's latest full-length Flying Fantasy confirms the idea that out of great hardship can come great art. As he...

The Quietus review
13.06.14

Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful thing about Flying Fantasy is that it's born out of a period of awful pain for young composer/guitarist Alexander Turnquist. After a seized...

The Quietus review
04.06.14

Six years is a hell of a long time for any musician to stay silent. While it's indeed been as long since Fennesz's last "proper" solo album release under the name (Tapeworm also...

Insound review
03.06.14

VINYL FORMAT. What better place to create the ultimate driving album than Los Angeles, where Brian Reitzell lives and works? You might not immediately recognise his name, but you...

Insound review
03.06.14

What better place to create the ultimate driving album than Los Angeles, where Brian Reitzell lives and works? You might not immediately recognise his name, but you’ll certainly...

TapeFear recommendation
02.06.14

A spellbinding ambient album from Inventions (Eluvium + Explosions In The Sky).

NME review
27.05.14

Hotly-tipped New Yorkers give icy R&B-pop a romantic twist