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Under The Radar review
yesterday

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Clash review
yesterday

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

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...

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...

Clash review
07.01.15

A substantial and surprising disco collection…

TapeFear recommendation
29.12.14

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

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

The Quietus review
17.12.14

While Prologue is undeniably an influential label, when their artist roster is examined in greater detail it becomes clear that they are more responsible for coalescing a certain...

Under The Radar review
15.12.14

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the...

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...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...

The Quietus review
11.12.14

And so the Ghost Box project continues. The fourth album from label stalwarts The Advisory Circle (aka Jon Brooks) comes lovingly packaged in a sleeve depicting various dead...

Spotinews recomendation
11.12.14

Hello. This relaxing new album by Frank & Tony is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Frank & Tony – You Go GirlFiled under: 2014, Electronic

XLR8R review
09.12.14

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a distinctive grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the...

Clash review
05.12.14

They really did want us to let go, stand up and join in…

Sonic Router review
05.12.14

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what it is that Mr Mitch is so sad about. If he was a lyricist he’d be able to express himself more plainly. His sentiments would be written...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

I don't even know how to properly describe this brilliant cacophony of arpeggios from TCF.

Clash review
26.11.14

A spaced-out journey – but it rightly sticks by the book…

Clash review
26.11.14

A Gaga-beater that sets the Canadian up with a bright future…

Spotinews recomendation
26.11.14

Hello. From last month: the fine new album by Fakuta. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Fakuta – Tormenta SolarFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Clash review
24.11.14

A polished, well-packaged and risk-averse affair...

Clash review
20.11.14

A second album that widens the producer’s sonic spectrum…

Clash review
20.11.14

Designed to appeal to all your senses…

Spotinews recomendation
18.11.14

Hey. A new album by Loscil almost automatically means a new blog post. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Loscil – Sea IslandFiled under: 2014, Electronic

The Quietus review
18.11.14

For the past 15 years, Scott Morgan's prolific Loscil project has been quietly compiling a syntax all its own. Rich phrases of luminescent synthesisers linger for minutes at a...

XLR8R review
17.11.14

Travis Stewart (a.k.a Machinedrum) really knows how to milk a concept. Last September, he released the excellent Vapor City LP, which found a sultry balance between jungle, hip...

XLR8R review
14.11.14

Neel (a.k.a. Giuseppe Tillieci) is an Italian producer, DJ, and mastering engineer, not to mention one-half of the vaunted Voices from the Lake project alongside Donato Dozzy. For...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

Short for "folklore" and Cornish for "moon", the title of this second album by the mysterious Kemper Norton invokes both dream and myth. Like Carn, their first album released last...

Clash review
12.11.14

Never less than entirely entertaining, and much better than expected...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

"Check my watch / I had the future in my pocket / But I lost it when I gave it to you," sings Azealia Banks on 'Chasing Time', a ticker-tape parade of a breakup song that's tucked...