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The Quietus review
yesterday

In Tyler Hubby’s illuminating 2016 documentary, Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present, there is a moment where the late musician speaks about his early work and declares: “I...

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yesterday

Hey there. With some of the best reviews of the year (so far), the emotional new album by Mount Eerie (project by folk singer-songwriter Phil Elverum) looks like a winner. Enjoy...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

A Crow Looked at Me is an unflinching look at life going on after the loss of someone dear, as much about love as it is about death.  More

The Quietus review
18.03.17

Your favourite voraciously prolific cottage industry of errant noise art reveals its latest fugitive deformity. Now comprised of founding member Nate Young, John ‘Inzane’ Olson...

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Clash review
09.03.17

A heady mix of global resonance to take you to new universes...

Spotinews recomendation
06.03.17

Morning. A new album by WHY? arrived three days ago. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! WHY? – Moh LheanFiled under: 2016, Pop, Rock

The Quietus review
yesterday

After nearly 20 years in the game, Yoni Wolf’s lyrics are still ham-fisted. He’s that friend who won’t stop reciting bad slam poetry on YouTube – endearingly earnest, wordy as...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

Resignation isn't hinted at in the words sung here by WHY?'s Yoni Wolf—one of indie's most under-celebrated lyricists—but woven extensively throughout. More

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
24.02.17

It’s difficult to explore the music of Children of Alice without immediately thinking about Broadcast, and not because it occupies a similarly liminal space where the esoteric...

Clash review
02.03.17

A strange, lovely and at times genuinely unnerving album...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their...

The Quietus review
23.02.17

After the frantic, frenetic emotionality of 2015’s Cory Arcane, Kangding Ray’s sixth album – HYPER OPAL MANTIS – by necessity sounds like a stocktaking and consolidation of his...

Clash review
21.02.17

Dave Longstreth's next step represents a drastic re-imagining of possibilities...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Calling Dirty Projectors an experimental band, as they are commonly labeled, tells us everything and nothing about output ranging from obscure cultural references to guitar driven...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

What would indie guitar music sound like if it took on the futuristic production techniques of modern R&B, hip hop and pop music? It is an intriguing question but one that few...

Spotinews recomendation
19.02.17

Hi. The new release week begins with a relaxed post-rock/ambient album. Enjoy Grails! Grails – Chalice HymnalFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Rock

The Quietus review
13.02.17

Another Noveller record: what's not to like? Sarah Lipstate's sound has entered our conscious this past few years. We could even view it as a trademark. We know what we get and we...

Spotinews recomendation
15.02.17

Howdy. The latest album by Noveller is another winner. Genre: ambient/rock. Enjoy! Noveller – A Pink Sunset for No OneFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Rock

The Quietus review
13.02.17

Australian trio The Necks exist in a nebulous, spectral realm at the crossroads between free improv, jazz and a deconstructed form of rock’n’roll that is most remarkable because...

The Quietus review
10.02.17

‘The Light at the End (Effect)’, the final track on Wake In Fright – the third record by New York duo Uniform – opens with a sample from Philip Ridley’s 1990 film The Reflecting...

The Quietus review
06.02.17

"This is the story of three Texas boys busy mindin' their own business When the Angel of the Lord appeared unto them..."Their leader and chief songwriter, one Josh T. Pearson, was...

Clash review
07.03.17

As powerful a statement now as it was then...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

All it takes is a run through opening track "Just As Was Told" to find yourself committed to the full double-album ride of Lift to Experience's remarkable 2001 release, The Texas...

Under The Radar review
17.01.17

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to...

Spotinews recomendation
20.01.17

Hi. I didn’t have time to update the blog yesterday, so instead I give you two updates today. First we have the new album by Austra. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Austra – Future...

Clash review
19.01.17

A first-rate slice of danceable isolation...

The Quietus review
11.01.17

Having come to life when the Austrian capital was something of a hub for new strands of glitchy electronica at the turn of the century (see Fennesz), instrumental trio Radian have...

Under The Radar review
03.01.17

The latest ambient work from sound wizard Brian Eno is one long examination of the spaces in between. The practical intention appears to be to hang on to high range note accents...

Clash review
04.01.17

A tranquil, beguiling listen that arrives with real purpose...

Under The Radar review
03.01.17

The latest ambient work from sound wizard Brian Eno is one long examination of the spaces in between. The practical intention appears to be to hang on to high range note accents...

The Quietus review
07.12.16

Much modern dance music lives in a hermetically sealed loop of producer/DJs making music for other producer/DJs, fulfilling an avaricious demand for stylistically and sonically...

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

Clash review
21.11.16

A frighteningly inventive return from the Canadian creative visionary...

Spotinews recomendation
12.11.16

Hi. The new album by Sleigh Bells arrived yesterday. Genre: experimental electronic/noise pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Sleigh Bells – Jessica RabbitFiled under: 2016, Electronic...

Clash review
09.11.16

Leaking scrambled and encrypted frequencies...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For an album that is, in essence, very stripped-down and direct (one woman singing and playing the lap steel guitar), I Abused Animal is possibly the most mysterious one I've...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Long-running Los Angeles duo Pedestrian Deposit are virtually peerless when it comes to tension. They have a reputation for oscillating unpredictably between fine-tuned restraint...

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...