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Spotinews recomendation
09.02.14

Morning. Are you in the mood for some new shoegaze? If so, please check out the debut album by The Tower of Light and enjoy! The Tower of Light – The Tower of LightFiled under...

Insound review
21.01.14

Shelter is the fourth album by contemporary shoegazers Alcest, the destination of a long creative musical journey into vast new territories. More than ever the French outfit...

Spotinews recomendation
20.01.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by Alcest. Genre: post-rock/shoegaze. Enjoy! (Note: So far, a couple of songs in, this is a softer sound than the previous...

Punk News review
22.01.14

It’s telling that when metal mag Decibel asked Alcest frontman Neige for a playlist, he submitted whole albums by Smashing Pumpkins, Dead Can Dance and Slowdive. While Alcest’s...

Insound review
21.01.14

Shelter is the fourth album by contemporary shoegazers Alcest, the destination of a long creative musical journey into vast new territories. More than ever the French outfit...

Insound review
14.01.14

Lanterns on the Lake are a five-piece indie rock band from Newcastle-upon-tyne, United Kingdom.

Under The Radar review
22.01.14

Bella Union, the record label on which Lanterns on the Lake's sophomore album Until the Colours Run is released, is run by Simon Raymonde, formerly of dreampop pioneers Cocteau...

Insound review
09.07.13

Tell Where I Lie is the debut album from Fossil Collective. They formed in 2011 and consist of multi-instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. "We were listening to the...

TapeFear recommendation
21.04.13

Delicate electronic and ambient landscapes from Icelandic artist Úlfur.

NME review
15.04.13

Psychedelic electronica to remind us of that thing called summer

Under The Radar review
11.07.13

Psychedelic Irish duo Solar Bears' second LP, Supermigration, more or less continues their foray into trippy sci fi-inspired soundscapes, but a bit more carefully. It's more...

Clash review
24.04.13

Journeying into stargazing oblivion

XLR8R review
16.04.13

Back in 2009, Dubliners John Kowalski and Rian Trench united over a love of film and formed Solar Bears, a musical endeavor titled after a science-fiction film by Andrei Tarkovsky...

Spotinews recomendation
16.04.13

Evening. I’ve been busy tonight, but here is the new album by Solar Bears. Genre: electronic/pop/rock. Enjoy! Solar Bears – Supermigration Filed under: 2013, Electronic, Pop, Rock

Hippopotamusic recommendation
01.03.13

A soulful slow-burning album with haunting vocals over downtempo drum and bass. Released on Horizons music

Selectify review
28.01.13

Koreless hooks up with the ever moreish vocals of Sampha under their new Short Stories guise. Bodes well.

XLR8R review
31.08.12

Many try, but few artists succeed in making music like Rod Modell. The prolific Detroiter has been at work since the mid-'80s, producing a steady output of experimental material...

Resident Advisor review
05.09.12

It was on a beach in 1946 that French artist Yves Klein came up with his concept of "architecture of air": the notion of creating art from the natural elements. And it's on...

TapeFear recommendation
20.08.12

The perfect downtempo electronic album for those dark humid summer nights.

Spotinews recomendation
25.08.12

Hi. This fine album by Indian Wells is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Indian Wells – Night Drops Filed under: 2012, Electronic

Insound review
14.07.12

Nonparallel (In Four Movements), is composed and arranged entirely from samples from the recordings of avant-garde Western classical composers and computer music released by the...

The Line of Best Fit review
10.07.12

What the world has – and does not yet widely know – in Laura Sheeran is an artist of impressively chameleonic talent. View the world through her eyes and, with a bit of...

TapeFear recommendation
21.06.12

A truly haunting ambient release from Leeds based collective Marta Mist.

The Line of Best Fit review
13.06.12

Fossil Collective's EP is a mature record with a rich folk-pop sound and introspective lyrics.

The Line of Best Fit review
10.06.12

A bold move by a band who attempt to lay bare, with honesty, the emotions that emanate from loss, regret, pain and death.

TapeFear recommendation
05.06.12

Beautiful sketches of drone with a hint of guitar and dreamy distant field recordings.

Music Ninja review
01.10.11

Home Video, the Brooklyn electro rock trio, has released this single as a teaser to their upcoming EP, a Quiet Place. It’s due out on October 4th, and will feature two bonus...

BBC review
27.09.11

A luminous, lilting, lovely debut album, perfect as the nights begin to draw in.

The Line of Best Fit review
05.10.11

A triumph of songwriting and musical endeavour. Rich Hughes reviews the latest release from the Bella Union stable, the debut album from Newcastle based Lanterns On The Lake.