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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...

Clash review
22.09.14

Ambitious fare for album three…

Under The Radar review
24.09.14

Every year deserves a keyboard record crying out to be performed in a concert hall instead of a club. In 2014, Perfume Genius's Too Bright is that record. More

NME review
23.09.14

Mike Hadreas takes his tortured confessionals closer to the dancefloor

Spotinews recomendation
23.09.14

Hello again. The excellent new album by Perfume Genius (singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas) is a fresh addition to Spotify. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (Version for GB and...

Clash review
19.09.14

An unmistakable return...

Spotinews recomendation
24.09.14

Hey. I’ve never been much of an Aphex Twin fan, but the latest album did arrive a couple of days ago. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! Aphex Twin – SyroFiled under: 2014...

XLR8R review
22.09.14

For once, maybe the blimp, the promotional graffiti, and the Deep Web browser links were justified: Syro is Richard D. James doing his best work of the last two decades.

NME review
22.09.14

Richard D James' long-awaited return is a banging reminder of why the Cornish raver is one of music's true innovators

Clash review
18.09.14

Chugs along eerily into the heart of darkness...

Insound review
16.09.14

Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule...

Clash review
30.09.14

Thrilling third LP from Texan instrumentalists...

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.14

Hello there. Here is the ambitious new album by This Will Destroy You. Gerne: post-rock. Enjoy! This Will Destroy You – Another LanguageFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hey there. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Paul Collins. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Paul Collins – Feel the NoiseFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Insound review
09.09.14

Over the past 18 months, Seattle producer duo Odesza (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has rapidly ascended to the top of their class. Accruing listens online, selling out shows...

Spotinews recomendation
07.09.14

Good morning. The soundtrack to the 2010 movie Beyond the Black Rainbow was released earlier this week and it’s really good. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy Sinoia Caves! Sinoia...

Insound review
02.09.14

Bureau B reissues Cluster's 1994 album One Hour . "Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time...

Insound review
02.09.14

"For years, I've imagined the work I do in music, photography, and video all coming into one space," says music-tech guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco, "I...

Spotinews recomendation
06.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hello again. Here is the new album by Christopher Willits. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Christopher Willits – OpeningFiled under: 2014, Electronic

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Alluring electronic EP from OKADA.

TapeFear recommendation
01.09.14

Incredible reworkings of tracks from Federico Albanese's The Houseboat and the Moon.

NME review
01.09.14

Watch out Biffy Clyro - these patient rockers are coming for your crown

TapeFear recommendation
29.08.14

The perfect ambient backdrop for late night contemplation from Deaf Center.

Insound review
02.09.14

Deaf Center is seemingly never of the times. Whether it's the nostalgic component often associated with Pale Ravine and Owl Splinters, or the time between releases, waiting and...

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Gorgeous collection of bonus tracks from pianist Fabrizio Paterlini.

Insound review
26.08.14

Sourced soon after the re-release of L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over...

TapeFear recommendation
14.08.14

An unsettlingly beautiful ambient journey from Lawrence English.

Spotinews recomendation
14.08.14

Hi. This potent debut album by Application was added to Spotify earlier this summer. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (One review here.) Application – System ForkFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
08.08.14

The Quietus Phonographic Corporation chiefs John & Luke celebrate the release of Grumbling Fur's Preternaturals in the manner to which they have become accustomed.Share this...

Under The Radar review
29.08.14

When Grumbling Fur released their Furrier debut three years ago there was little indication that they would soon be topping Album of the Year lists (well, one list at least) and...

NME review
11.08.14

The duo's second LP comes good on their "pop record" promise

Insound review
05.08.14

With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‘80s New Wave through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost...

Insound review
05.08.14

Those who heard Obsidian last year already understand that Will Wiesenfeld fully shed his influences and delivered a staggering work of graveyard beauty. Comparisons to other...

TapeFear recommendation
04.08.14

A cracking electronic EP from Lusine.

Under The Radar review
04.08.14

Bear in Heaven's last outing, 2012's I Love You, It's Cool, completed a four-album cycle that slowly refined and streamlined these Brooklynites' unpredictable blend of pop and...

NME review
06.08.14

Brooklynites strip things back on their fourth effort

Spotinews recomendation
05.08.14

Hello friends. The new album by Bear in Heaven is now available all over Europe and in the US. Genre: electronic/rock. Enjoy! Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day OldFiled under...

Insound review
05.08.14

Bear In Heaven's new album is aptly titled Time Is Over One Day Old . It's a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. Where invulnerability and ambition can...

NME review
04.08.14

Sweet melodies eventually become too much of a sugar rush

Spotinews recomendation
01.08.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the relaxing new album by Land Observations. Genre: ambient/instrumental rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Land Observations – The Grand...

NME review
04.08.14

A warm but underwhelming listen from James Brooks