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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...

Clash review
09.11.16

A bruised and reflective soul finds his voice in remarkable fashion...

Clash review
09.11.16

A strange and seductive fourth outing...

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

Looking back at 1994 we, in the UK at least, were on the precipice of a very chintzy form of cultural populism, from fashion and design, to food and TV. Alongside New Labour...

Spotinews recomendation
24.10.16

Hello again. The smooth debut album by Kadhja Bonet was a sweet surprise for me. Genre: soul. Enjoy! (US version here) Kadhja Bonet – The VisitorFiled under: 2016, Soul

The Quietus review
07.12.15

Kjetil Møster must have a head for heights. As 'Nebula And Red Giant' opens this third album from Møster's power quartet, the band leader seems to be floating in deep space free...

Clash review
08.10.15

House ambassador delivers much-anticipated third album...

Punk News review
21.09.15

After a listen to Critical Path, it’s hard not to compare Mapmaker to Chicago’s band of the moment, Typesetter. Both bands go for a similar sound: heavy, emotional punk--- not...

The Quietus review
03.08.15

South Africa's long a cappella tradition continues with The Soil, a Soweto grown trio who combine the same warm, golden-rich vocal harmonies that bought Ladysmith Black Mambazo...

Clash review
27.07.15

Vibrant energy with retro rock and blues sentiments...

Clash review
29.05.15

Intense experimentation from Norwegian nontet...

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

An incredible collaboration from Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld. Easily my favourite album so far this year!

Clash review
14.04.15

A regeneration, an accessible triumph...

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...