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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...

Under The Radar review
06.02.15

It may have taken a Rihanna hit to catapult him into the spotlight, but Mikky Ekko now has the platform he deserves. The gifted songwriter, who co-penned and co-starred in Rihanna...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

Punk News review
27.01.15

From New Found Glory to Marilyn Manson. From Further Seems Forever to Jack Off Jill. Like Amanda Jones, South Florida is no minor leaguer, especially when it comes to turning out...

The Quietus review
21.01.15

Naming your band after an obscure Cure quip aimed at then-NME writer and celebrated swellhead Paul Morley, implies not only an arcane knowledge of alternative pop, but perhaps an...

The Quietus review
15.01.15

Whether its Federico Albanese packing a small hall in Karlsruhe or the growing neo-classical presence at the Messe Stuttgart every July, a small spell has been cast over Bavaria...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Usually I don't review back. Forward's always better, right? Having seen a load of comments and picks from bands and users here as well as on many other sites, one thing stuck out...

TapeFear recommendation
13.01.15

A spectacular melodic IDM EP from Ochre.

Spotinews recomendation
09.01.15

Howdy folks. I’m finally back. The first update of 2015 is a debut album from late last year. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Brogan Bentley! (And here is a new playlist, Spotinews 071...

TapeFear recommendation
29.12.14

Bleak glitchy ambient drone. Lovely stuff from Yair Elazar Glotman.

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.