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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

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...

Clash review
16.12.16

A mixed but nonetheless arresting return from the London MC...

Spotinews recomendation
01.12.16

Hi again. The final update of the release week is the cool new album by Jay Daniel. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Jay Daniel – Broken KnowzFiled under: 2016, Electronic

Under The Radar review
16.11.16

Post-rock bastions MONO have always succeeded in forming swells of long form, spirit-purging orchestra that confronts upheaval. More

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For a band with a history and sound as rich as Mogwai's, it's not unfair to suggest that Central Belters – a three disc selection of the band's biggest hitters and rarities – has...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

If, like me, you're essentially a rock fan who likes the idea of jazz, but don't want to commit to it fully this side of retirement, then Krokofant are most definitely a band for...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Post-rock quintet Tortoise hasn't released a new album in six years. It's the longest break the band has taken between albums, but on first listen of The Catastrophist, one could...

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...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quirky, offbeat and hugely enjoyable debut...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In an interview with the Quietus back in 2014, Jozef van Wissem claimed that his goal was to bring the magical sounds of the lute to a wider audience. And the missionary tone of...

Clash review
09.11.16

A progressive move, but one seeking direction...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

It has been five years since the release of Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Explosions in the Sky's last non-soundtrack album. (Working on the films Prince Avalanche, Lone...

Clash review
09.11.16

Iconic director delves into music once more...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

One of RM Hubbert's many charms is his ability to pick apart the scars of life, opening them for collective inspection. A bare, enticing vulnerability is omnipresent in his...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Let's face it, there's nothing particularly subtle about Holy Fuck. From that firewall-jousting moniker to the stomach-crunching sounds emitting from their back catalogue, the...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

If any group can provide the soundtrack to a film about the nuclear age, it's Mogwai. Along the way in their epic career they have periodically taken on the task of translating...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Though William Tyler's fingerpicking has always suggested open vistas, ragged coasts, and endless plains, the streamlined Modern Country summons the undying hum and manmade...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Reviewing a record can be a strange experience, requiring a number of gambits to get precisely what you want to say about your own listening experience down in print. Prep work...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Comparing musicians to forces of nature is often the first refuge of the uninspired, but it’s difficult to know how else to describe Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen. There’s something...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For someone who paints himself as a minimalist, Elias Krantz doesn't half have a lot going on. The Swedish composer's third album – following 2007's Island Rock and 2011's Night...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

To be labeled a metal cellist sounds nothing more than a lazy novelty misnomer, a play on words that hangs nicely even if the oxymoron rings far from true. Helen Money (AKA Alison...

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...

Afro Monk review
22.10.16

GRiZ’s new album Good Will Prevail is awesome. Funky, soulful, & feel good music.

Clash review
14.09.16

A limp return from the foghorn-voiced Renaissance man...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Perseverance is weapon A in the modern musicians' armoury. Audiences are overfed, unmotivated to part with their money for music and all too willing to flit from artist to artist...

Under The Radar review
21.12.15

The instrumental duo returns from hiatus with a new LP of hard-driving prog and '80s horror/sci-fi score-inflected tracks; it's their first of several written live in the studio...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Tempting though it is to read the distinctive 'otherness' of Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi's work as the product of his background – growing up in a destabilised Caracas...

Under The Radar review
25.11.15

Silently flitting between the light and dark of the mainstream and underground electronic music worlds, Arca has left a hauntingly frenzied stamp on releases as big as Kanye West...