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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...

Under The Radar review
17.11.15

The original electronic music artist, Jean-Michel Jarre, brings the past to the present with an ambitious project, a double album of collaborations with current electronic music...

Clash review
23.10.15

A sterling LP by an eminently listenable group...

Clash review
02.10.15

A rather disappointing third album...

Clash review
29.09.15

An electronic mix of granite and marble...

The Quietus review
24.09.15

Few countries lend themselves to musical fusion better than Brazil. This is the potential unleashed by Bixiga 70, the Sa?o Paulo based group dedicated to celebrating Brazil's...

Clash review
05.08.15

Derbyshire multi-instrumentalists shoot for the stars with their dramatic second outing...

Punk News review
27.07.15

Japan's toe have always been one of the most dynamic, complex, musically intricate bands on the indie scene. Priding themselves on an infusion of math and post-rock, their songs...

Clash review
06.07.15

A fusion of France and funk proves a winner...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

Returning after five years out of the game, Ratatat's Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have a lot of catching up to do. Since the release of their fourth full-length, LP4, electronic...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

If, instead of writing and recording Leviathan, Brann Dailor and Brent Hinds of Mastodon decided to form an instrumental black metal duo, it might've sounded similar to Tempel...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

Ross Birchard has produced for Kanye West, Drake and Lil Wayne in the past couple of years but he hasn't released a Hudson Mohawke LP of his own since 2009's Butter. Albums aren't...

Clash review
13.07.15

A flat second album...

Clash review
10.06.15

Electro-classical soundscapes to incite reverie…

Clash review
29.05.15

Intense experimentation from Norwegian nontet...

Clash review
14.04.15

A regeneration, an accessible triumph...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

One of the striking things about Glasgow's music scene – and the wider musical community in Scotland – is the camaraderie between bands. There's room for a multitude of genres and...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

The triumphant return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor with 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! was an odd move. The biggest threat to modern culture is the remake/rehash/revive...

Punk News review
01.05.15

If I had to choose one word to best describe Godspeed You! Black Emperor, it'd be cinematic. Just ask director Danny Boyle. Using them in 28 Days Later was an appropriate way to...

Punk News review
27.03.15

Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a...

Under The Radar review
04.02.15

John Carpenter's image has long been that of a highly individualistic master craftsman with a throwback sensibility. In addition to directing, he's often written his own scripts...

The Quietus review
09.02.15

John Carpenter presents a curious anomaly. Primarily known for contributing to the re-energisation of the horror film that took place during the 1970s and early 1980s, it could...

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy! Tired Tape Machine – Not HereFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
24.11.14

There's a long tradition of twangy guitar-slingers mixing blues, jazz and early rock & roll to create a gothic stew of brooding melodies and voodoo rhythms – but Dans Dans, an...

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.14

Hello friends. Anyone in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Rhyton and enjoy! Rhyton – KykeonFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
18.12.14

It's nearly the end of 2014, and the great psych/kraut butter mountain still continues to grow, groaning under an immense weight of re-heated raga riffs, reverbed vocals and...

XLR8R review
04.11.14

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

Woozy nightmarish electronic music from Arca. Love it.

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Evening. The excellent debut album by Arca was added to Spotify last week. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arca – XenFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
07.11.14

A captivating reaching of pained highs and battered lows…

The Quietus review
06.11.14

Assuming there's still something resembling a book twenty years from now, someone is b-b-b-bound to write one about the making of Yeezus, Kanye West's ultramodern hip-hop protest...

Punk News review
04.11.14

When the most melodic post-rock ambience and experimental shoegaze clash with thundering guitars and smashing drums, you get something that shakes you to the very core. You get...

Clash review
30.10.14

Competent instrumental rock that doesn't muck about...

Spotinews recomendation
24.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

The Quietus review
28.11.14

You know when you come across one of those albums that just sounds brilliant; a thrilling, visceral, jump-up-and-down slab of heavy dynamics and gut-punching grooves? It's like it...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

NME review
30.09.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

NME review
03.12.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone