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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...

Spotinews recomendation
07.05.17

Hey. Let’s go for some Sunday jazz with the solid new album by Diana Krall. Enjoy! (US version here) Diana Krall – Turn Up The QuietFiled under: 2017, Jazz

Spotinews recomendation
02.05.17

Hi. From two months ago: the wonderful new album by violinist Jenny Scheinman reminds us of times long forgotten. Genre: folk. Enjoy! Jenny Scheinman – Here on EarthFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
02.05.17

Hello. The hypnotic new album by Colin Stetson is unlike any other I’ve listened to this year. Genre: ambient/experimental jazz. Read some reviews and enjoy! Colin Stetson – All...

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!

Spotinews recomendation
22.04.17

Hey again. From yesterday, the splendid new album by Justin Walter. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Justin Walter – Unseen ForcesFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
20.04.17

Hey. It feels appropriate to end a quiet release week with a quiet new album. And it’s her first album in eight years. Enjoy singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson! Leslie Mendelson...

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

In the last several years, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner has proven himself an invaluable player in LA's genre-busting musical ferment, lending his gleefully showy bass playing to...

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
03.02.17

Peter Sagar returns with his most confidently obtuse and complete record yet...

Under The Radar review
14.02.17

We've heard that Peter Sagar is Mac DeMarco's touring guitarist. We know he must be good then. But his lo-fi, boyish, oddly smooth R&B treatments under his rather unpresuming...

Spotinews recomendation
09.02.17

Hey again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by Homeshake. Genre: soul. Enjoy! Homeshake – Fresh AirFiled under: 2017, Soul

Clash review
10.01.17

Get your year off to a smooth start...

Spotinews recomendation
15.12.16

Hello. I enjoyed the unique sound on this recent album (October release) by the Mary Halvorson Octet. Genre: jazz. Enjoy! Mary Halvorson Octet – Away with YouFiled under: 2016...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.16

Evening. Over the next two weeks I will try to add a few albums that for various reasons slipped under my radar. First we have this beautiful album by Ngaiire. Genre: soul. Enjoy...

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

The Quietus review
17.11.16

Doom jazz has always felt like a micro-genre too far, something cooked up by an overenthusiastic broadsheet editor looking to lump a disparate crew of combustible performers and...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

There's a split second at the outset of any form of improvisation, musical or otherwise, in which you can feel space breathe. There may be a division of performers and audience...

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...

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...

Clash review
09.11.16

A glorious second album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

What's in a name? Whenever I see that band title, I picture a small boy running down a suburban street crying a warning to anyone that might hear. A clamour will arise, sirens...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The latest branch at least somewhat rooted in the Broken Social Scene tree comes via vocalist Lisa Lobsinger's new project, Laser. The trio, which also features Paul Pfisterer and...

Clash review
09.11.16

Niche, but certainly enjoyable...

Afro Monk review
09.11.16

Black Forest by Wu Wei is the newest volume released on Merkaba Music, inspired from the archetypal mystery and associated power of woodlands, often home to rituals and practices...

Clash review
09.11.16

Now on their sixth album, the cult Australians still impress...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For every songwriter, singer or band intent on getting from anticipatory verse to climactic chorus via the most ear-worming route possible, they’ll always be those artists more...

Clash review
09.11.16

An engrossing hymn to love's mad carousel...