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Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Hi again. Next we have the new album by White Hills. Genre: psychedelic/space rock. Enjoy! White Hills – Stop Mute DefeatFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
11.05.17

Hi. The new album by Delia Gonzalez arrived six days ago. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Note: One more update coming later today.) Delia Gonzalez – Horse Follows DarknessFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
02.05.17

Hello. The hypnotic new album by Colin Stetson is unlike any other I’ve listened to this year. Genre: ambient/experimental jazz. Read some reviews and enjoy! Colin Stetson – All...

The Quietus review
25.04.17

In his infamous book, The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker paints the whole of human civilisation as a defence mechanism against the awareness and acceptance of mortality. Looking...

Spotinews recomendation
03.03.17

Morning. The first update of the new release week is the latest effort by Kneebody. Genre: experimental jazz. Enjoy! Kneebody – Anti-HeroFiled under: 2017, Experimental, Jazz

The Quietus review
30.11.16

In my first composition class as an undergrad at Goldsmiths College in the early noughties, we listened to Xenakis’ Kottos for solo cello. Coming from a very conventional musical...

Clash review
28.11.16

Aussie psych-rocker returns with colourful yet largely anonymous display ...

Spotinews recomendation
22.11.16

Hi there. This unique new album by Bobby Previte arrived some days back. Genre: classical/experimental/metal. Bobby Previte – MassFiled under: 2016, Classical, Experimental, Metal

The Quietus review
17.11.16

Doom jazz has always felt like a micro-genre too far, something cooked up by an overenthusiastic broadsheet editor looking to lump a disparate crew of combustible performers and...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A couple of years ago, a letter that revered free jazz saxophonist Mats Gustafsson received from legendary underground cartoonist/moldy fig Robert Crumb made the usual internet...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

"Thank fuck for Jac Berrocal," Brian Morton proclaimed in The Wire magazine last year, in light of the "absolutely perfect mess" he, Vincent Epplay and David Fenech concocted on...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For some, experimental vocalist and composer Joan La Barbara will always be a hard sell. Her compositions are designed more for exploration than entertainment; like her...

Clash review
09.11.16

Satisfyingly refreshing sonic escapism...

Clash review
09.11.16

A strange and seductive fourth outing...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Our romantic fascination with the 1980s and their neon-lit aesthetics has finally breached into the mainstream. After simmering on the brims of the globalised cultural landscape...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

At certain times of the year, one of the most spectacular sights to behold (if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Britain’s East Anglia) is the flocking of birds along the...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Looking back at 1994 we, in the UK at least, were on the precipice of a very chintzy form of cultural populism, from fashion and design, to food and TV. Alongside New Labour...

Under The Radar review
31.12.15

It'd be easy for Jay Watson's solo project, GUM, to be dwarfed by his involvement with Australia's psych-rock poster boys Pond and Tame Impala, easy, but not fair. The comparisons...

The Quietus review
12.10.15

Meghan Remy has led a strongly intriguing musical trajectory under her U.S. Girls moniker. Her early forays into looped fuzzed-out noise were an avant-garde expulsion, a...

Under The Radar review
22.07.15

This Finnish-born, Berlin-based musician claims to have self-titled his first full-length so that people will learn how to properly spell his name. More

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Gloriously dark synth from Evan Caminiti.

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

An incredible collaboration from Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld. Easily my favourite album so far this year!

Under The Radar review
13.05.15

Experimental music of the sort Tyondai Braxton makes is hugely interpretive: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. More

Clash review
29.05.15

Avant compositions with a humane touch...

Punk News review
27.03.15

Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a...

The Quietus review
02.03.15

When some of us were only half-looking, John Wiese went from being a prominent grunt in the 00s noise army to being a serious modern composer with a capital C. Then again, maybe...

Under The Radar review
23.02.15

Dan Deacon doesn't do things by halves. The Baltimore-based electro producer has spent a career throwing himself into grey-matter clattering sonic spectrums that sound like they...

The Quietus review
25.02.15

Dan Deacon has found the comforts of life after death. Perhaps touring with Arcade Fire and making his Carnegie Hall debut was a jolt. Maybe the classical compositions of 2012's...

Under The Radar review
21.10.14

Scott Walker began to spread his eclectic compositional wings by poaching the studio orchestra hired for the "square" recordings of his day gig in The Walker Brothers. In his...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hi. This critically acclaimed new album by Scott Walker + Sunn O))) arrived to Spotify the other day. Genre: experimental rock. Enjoy! Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – SousedFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
22.10.14

Hi. This critically acclaimed new album by Scott Walker + Sunn O))) arrived to Spotify the other day. Genre: experimental rock. Enjoy! Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – SousedFiled under...

NME review
22.09.14

Masked and hooded musician buries her identity in dense and discomfiting compositions

Spotinews recomendation
01.12.14

Hey. From earlier this fall*: the latest album by Gazelle Twin. Genre: electronic. Read this review and enjoy! (*The last time I looked this album up in October it was still...

The Quietus review
21.10.14

The human body lets you down in so many ways, from minor itch to mortal illness. At times like these, it can seem like another entity, a malevolent force with a will of its own...