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Under The Radar review
17.05.17

Borrowing from the repetitive minimalism of Philip Glass and the ambient stylings of Brian Eno, Penguin Cafe's Arthur Jeffes carries on the tradition that began with his father's...

Under The Radar review
16.05.17

For legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the value in creative engagement is bending and transitional, derived from different inspirations at each new point of departure.  More

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...

Clash review
25.04.17

“Hut one, hut two, hut three, hut! El Michels Affair, live and uncut!”

Clash review
25.04.17

A gripping, edge-of-your-seat experience... on accordion!

Clash review
07.04.17

Building nebulous structures from a paean of underground electronica...

Clash review
04.04.17

An intense kind of dialogue between man and machine...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.17

Hey again. The second update is the fascinating new album by Hauschka. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy! (Note: My version should automatically link up to your version...

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...