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Clash review
20.05.15

Progress, of a sort...

Under The Radar review
22.05.15

Ruben Nielson returns with another anachronistic beauty, this one hitting the eardrums like a dusty Numero Group find from a home studio in the '70s U.S. Rust Belt, fashioned...

Under The Radar review
12.05.15

As one half of the Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power has spent the best part of a decade challenging our expectations of modern electronica. More

The Quietus review
21.05.15

It doesn't feel appropriate to describe Benjamin John Power's music as "noise". As either one half of Fuck Buttons, or in his solo guise as Blanck Mass, there is simply far too...

TapeFear recommendation
20.05.15

An assault on the senses. Fantastic stuff from Blanck Mass.

Under The Radar review
04.05.15

Following the 2013 release of Cabinet of Curiosities, Dutch singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner was pegged as an heir to pocket symphonists of the...

Under The Radar review
30.04.15

Hard to believe it's already been three years since London-based psych band Django Django released their self-titled debut. Their eclectic mixture of sun-drenched sonic bursts...

Clash review
15.05.15

Evolving on their own terms...

Under The Radar review
14.04.15

Doldrums are admirable for, if nothing else, a sincere striving. Airick Woodhead is Doldrums, and if at 25 years of age he's not yet setting the world on fire, he's certainly...

The Quietus review
14.04.15

Suuns' last release, Images Du Futur, was, for me at least, a classic example of an album that slowly invades the brain's pleasure centres rather than immediately overwhelming the...

Under The Radar review
13.04.15

Lord Huron's songs are steeped in an adventurer's vocabulary. From the initial EPs when Ben Schneider made music on his own to 2012's debut LP Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron's...

Under The Radar review
07.04.15

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More

The Quietus review
06.04.15

The grand feature length offering that is Infinity Machines comes packaged in an almost anti-psychedelic grey cover, stamped with a black rorschach image that appears to represent...

The Quietus review
31.03.15

Over the course of their previous releases, Chile's Föllakzoid have been boiling down the bones of Krautrock, stripping away all extraneous flesh to distil the very essence of the...

The Quietus review
27.03.15

The resurgence of dream pop in 2010 was almost suffocating, with shoegaze being a main point of creative reference. Beach House, Wild Nothing, and Grimes lead the way, ushering a...

Under The Radar review
18.03.15

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

The Quietus review
06.03.15

Aeonflower is a very different beast to Paper Dollhouse's debut album, though it's no less beautiful, unsettling, or eerie. Its predecessor, A Box Painted Black, released in 2012...

Clash review
02.03.15

London duo raid the BFI vaults for a celestial voyage...

The Quietus review
26.02.15

To acclimatise themselves for recording their latest album, Eternal Tapestry decided to treat themselves to a week away in a secluded Oregon cabin under the shadow of Mount Hood...

The Quietus review
19.02.15

THEESatisfaction exist outside of time. They channel the power of ancient Egyptian queens, summon the grace and style of 60s jazz icons, and speak with the prophetic voice of...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Under The Radar review
26.01.15

Six albums into their career, Pond is still known by most as that other psych-rock band from Australia.  More

The Quietus review
06.02.15

Man, It Feels Like Space Again, the sixth album in seven years from Tame Impala cohorts Pond, is the sound of a band gloriously, fantastically and unashamedly in love with their...

Under The Radar review
21.01.15

In press notes, Alex Calder is often described as a "Mac DeMarco collaborator." It's a dubious way to introduce the singer/songwriter, who did time with DeMarco in the formative...

Under The Radar review
15.01.15

This drifty instrumental release couldn't be much further removed from the Suicide and Roy Orbison-haunted crooning Alex Zhang Hungtai made his name on. More

Clash review
09.01.15

An effortless evolution of the Animal Collective man’s enviable talents…

Under The Radar review
12.01.15

Noah Lennox is really good at making beautiful music, but you might be forgiven for forgetting this on occasion. Lennox's band, Animal Collective, has spent much of its...

Spotinews recomendation
12.01.15

Hi. Here is the strong new Panda Bear album. A version for US listeners should be added tomorrow. Enjoy! (Genre: experimental/electronic.) (Don’t forget about the new playlist...

The Quietus review
18.12.14

Like Italian ice cream, Guatemalan coffee and heroin from Afghanistan, there's just seems to be something so authentic and alluring about sunshine pop made in Southern California...

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

Spotinews recomendation
09.12.14

Good morning. Let’s get the day going with some blues rock from early 2014. Read this review and enjoy Mount Carmel! Mount Carmel – Get PureFiled under: 2014, Blues, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
25.11.14

Hi. This charming new album by The Voyeurs was added to Spotify not that long ago. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: For the next few weeks I will write about...

Spotinews recomendation
24.11.14

Hey. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes this interesting, experimental new album by Holögrama. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Holögrama – WavesFiled under: 2014, Electronic...

The Quietus review
24.11.14

With their debut Nachash, British progressive metal band Krokodil (not to be confused with the now-defunct 60s Swiss prog/krautrock act of the same name) have immediately...

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...

Spotinews recomendation
19.11.14

Hi. The new album by Ariel Pink is a trip like no other this year. Genre: experimental pop. Enjoy! Ariel Pink – Pom PomFiled under: 2014, Pop

Punk News review
05.01.15

Pom pom is an album riding on a lot of attention all happening at once. Pink just finished producing Madonna (which actually makes some sense), has some acclaim, and also made...

Under The Radar review
24.11.14

Ariel Pink cuts a pretty divisive figure in indie music circles. His work over the last decade has oscillated wildly between beautiful weird wisps of '70s soft rock and off-kilter...

Under The Radar review
24.11.14

Even those who detest Ariel Pink's think piece-baiting persona will likely admit that, on some level, the L.A. pop savant is an important artist. New generation ironists Mac...