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TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Transport yourself somewhere else with this celestial ambient release from 36.

Insound review
08.07.14

Refining John Lemke’s blend of prepared piano and field recordings with hand-crafted beats and swampy bass lines, this deeply moody and danceable release bends genres with...

Insound review
08.07.14

After an impromptu heavy psych jam at SXSW left the crowd stunned and breathless, J Mascis and Earthless were asked to play the main stage of the Roadburn Festival in Holland...

NME review
02.07.14

Glaswegians' third album strikes a richer and denser blow

The Quietus review
14.07.14

For some reason often described as 'proggy', likened to Mogwai (they're on Mogwai's label Rock Action) and/or seen as a slightly whimsical solo project, Remember Remember torch...

The Quietus review
18.06.14

Toil and triumph characterised the last album from Finnish instrumental momentum rockers Siinai. Olympic Games traded exclusively and beautifully on the idea that hard work reaps...

NME review
18.06.14

Horror synths and drones inspired by a trip to the supermarket

NME review
16.06.14

Iceage tour buddies and collaborators step out of the fellow Danes' shadow

Clash review
13.06.14

A colourful collection, but it doesn't wholly inspire...

The Quietus review
26.06.14

We may be in the midst of a musical era allegedly afflicted with retromania, but there are still developments out there that somehow manage to feel fresh in this present day...

Spotinews recomendation
22.06.14

Evening. I will try to update the blog every other day or so while I’m away. Here is the latest album by Lone. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Lone – Reality TestingFiled under: 2014...

NME review
16.06.14

Notts producer takes influence from J Dilla and Orbital on sixth album

Under The Radar review
20.05.14

I suspect there's many an Anglophone listener for whom there's always been something quintessentially "French" about Yann Tiersen. The Breton multi-instrumentalist's brand of...

The Quietus review
20.05.14

Rumours of a new Yann Tiersen album always come with the promise of something magical - each one is a doorway, a porthole, a picture book of sorts. The thrill of his arrival in...

Clash review
19.05.14

Magpie production makes for a mess of a debut album...

Insound review
17.06.14

The debut album from Clean Bandit is entitled New Eyes , and will feature 13 tracks.

The Quietus review
10.06.14

"So you think electro music is boring, it's stupid, it's repetitive? Well, it is repetitive." These are the opening lines on Clean Bandit's debut album New Eyes. The track...

NME review
02.06.14

Clever classical aficionados overdo the smug strings on their debut

Insound review
13.05.14

Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ‘70s Blaxploitation...

Clash review
30.04.14

Mind-blowing guitars, but tired ideas…

NME review
03.05.14

Mexican duo take inspiration from history on their first album in five years

Insound review
29.04.14

Directed by Jon S. Baird and based on a novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), Filth tells the story of a bipolar, bigoted junkie cop (James McAvoy) who manipulates and...

TapeFear recommendation
23.04.14

A beautiful classical glitch album from Origamibiro.

Insound review
08.04.14

In partnership with Dave Sitek's (TV ON THE RADIO) Federal Prism Records and his own Federal Prism imprint Sounds Like Fun, COOL KIDS co-founder and renowned hip-hop producer...

Clash review
23.04.14

A great feel-good record for the summer months...

Clash review
28.03.14

Band’s debut reissued for its 10th anniversary…

Insound review
25.03.14

Animals As Leaders third full length album and first album with Sumerian Records.

Alt Press review
02.04.14

The Line of Best Fit review
14.03.14

Not at all a record that will ensnare the majority's hearts, but one that will reward a precious few greatly.

Under The Radar review
30.05.14

One thing about Hauschka's music is that once you've seen it performed live—hell, a YouTube clip will almost suffice—it's impossible to dissociate the visual from the sounds you...

The Quietus review
25.03.14

Last year, Volker Bertelmann (more commonly known as Hauschka) played a show at the Bristol Proms, a series of concerts designed to demonstrate to classical music audiences young...

NME review
24.03.14

Volker Bertelmann brings the disparate influences of his youth together on a creepy concept album

The Line of Best Fit review
16.01.14

The post-rock veterans continue to evolve with a moody, understated eighth record

Under The Radar review
04.02.14

Sadly, post-rock heroes Mogwai continue to plod along by either replicating their former triumphs in a less effective, less effecting, and generally sheeny-shinier manner or by...

NME review
27.01.14

They're not as anarchic at they once were, but the Glaswegians have found plenty more crescendos to climb

The Quietus review
17.01.14

Satan aside, it seems like Mogwai's current fear is a slack work ethic. Last year, as well as revisiting their soundtrack to Zidane for a run of live performances, they released...

The Quietus review
14.01.14

The two Joy Division tracks that Martin Hannett produced for the 1978 Factory Sample EP were in the words of Factory biographer James Nice: "a huge leap forward for both band and...

Insound review
14.01.14

Goldfoil is an instrumental album of American primitivism, Adriano Vibertini’s first solo album. After an extensive tour with BSBE, Adriano comes home to his origins: the guitar...

The Quietus review
17.12.13

Matt Baldwin first came to my attention with his debut LP Paths Of Ignition, an Album of the Month on Julian Cope's Head Heritage site back in 2008. While clearly aligned with...

Punk News review
17.12.13

2011’s The Sun is Down and the Night is Riding In was such a perfect rush of visceral pop-punk satisfaction that Crusades must have gone back to the drawing board for this new...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.13

Incredible haunting journey from Rafael Anton Irisarri. One of the best darker ambient albums this year.

TapeFear recommendation
25.11.13

A devastatingly beautiful ambient album from Hammock.

The Quietus review
18.11.13

I'm intensely relieved that I don't have to assign a score for this record in reviewing it here; beyond any vague, wider-pitched concerns about reducing any work of art to a...

Insound review
05.11.13

With their double album, Bicameral Brain, 3:33 isolate the two sides of this primitive state of consciousness, the commander and the commanded, and capture them in the form of an...

The Quietus review
04.11.13

"I do not literally mean everything I say in my songs. Most of it is irony. I'm singing the opposite." See, I like this quote from Ben Wallers, vocalist for The Devil, offered in...