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Under The Radar review
15.05.17

Over the course of three (and a half with the inclusion of Occult Architecture Vol. 1) previous albums, Moon Duo have found a fascinating middle-ground between out-there...

The Quietus review
08.02.17

“We dig repetition / We dig repetition / We dig repetition in the music / And we're never going to lose it / All you daughters and sons / Who are sick of fancy music / We dig...

The Quietus review
06.02.17

"This is the story of three Texas boys busy mindin' their own business When the Angel of the Lord appeared unto them..."Their leader and chief songwriter, one Josh T. Pearson, was...

Clash review
07.03.17

As powerful a statement now as it was then...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

All it takes is a run through opening track "Just As Was Told" to find yourself committed to the full double-album ride of Lift to Experience's remarkable 2001 release, The Texas...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

There is dream pop and then there is Starwalker. As you would expect from a band with that name—as you would expect from a collaboration between Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson  and...

Clash review
09.11.16

Japanese psych outlaws deliver an engrossing new record...

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
15.07.15

'Peaking Duck' is the perfect introduction to Californian rock monsters Carlton Melton's fifth album, Out To Sea, for a number of reasons. The plodding drone, the vast cosmic...

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...

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
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...

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...

The Quietus review
29.09.14

Calling any band timeless can betray either wishful thinking or willful ignorance if one isn't careful, but Bristol's own long running contributors to the biker/psych/drone...

Punk News review
08.09.14

Cayetana could not have picked a better bunch of songs for their debut LP. Nervous Like Me embodies many of the snippets we've seen from them in the past yet it proceeds to fully...

Spotinews recomendation
07.09.14

Good morning. The soundtrack to the 2010 movie Beyond the Black Rainbow was released earlier this week and it’s really good. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy Sinoia Caves! Sinoia...

The Quietus review
14.07.14

Listening to High Mountain Tempel's new album Gnosis I am reminded of a recent staging of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Under The Radar review
09.07.14

If you're not familiar with this Danish group, run to YouTube and find their brilliant "The Swans" video: the nine-minute space opera finds our spacemen-musicians landing their...

Insound review
10.06.14

As thrilling as these extraordinary releases are, what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world...

Spotinews recomendation
27.05.14

Hi again. The dynamic new album by Verma is a very, very recent addition to the Spotify libary. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Verma – SunrunnerFiled under: 2014, Rock

Insound review
18.02.14

Post-rockers Junius have unveiled the first taste of their upcoming EP, Days Of The Fallen Sun with the single “Forgiving The Cleansing Meteor.”

Insound review
18.02.14

Boston post-rock quartet Junius have returned with the highly anticipated follow up to their groundbreaking 2011 release Reports From the Threshold of Death .

Insound review
21.01.14

Transpose was recorded in the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full -length slated for 2014...

Insound review
02.12.13

With its eight songs stretched across a little more than 41 minutes, All Get Out gives its songs plenty of room to breathe, and the more spacious textures featured on this album...

The Quietus review
02.12.13

Daniel O'Sullivan has already fronted one knockout album this year – releasing, alongside Alexander Tucker the shamanistic electronic pop of Grumbling Fur's Glynnaestra. With that...

NME review
02.12.13

Doomed romance and regret are central themes to this winter album

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.13

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by French band Aqua Nebula Oscillator. Genre: experimental/psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Spiritus...

Insound review
29.10.13

Philadelphia's foremost purveyors of psychedelic rock again dazzle with their gift for heavy riffs laced with soaring vocals and swathes of sound. As Michael Gibbons from Bardo...

The Quietus review
30.09.13

When I was growing up I was lucky enough to have bedroom curtains decorated with stars, planets and other astronomical prettiness. It gave me a glimpse into the galaxy that I was...

Insound review
15.10.13

Andy Duvall, Rich Millman, Clint Golden and (introducing) John McBain on Echoplex (and mastering duties once more!) are Carlton Melton, Agitated Records’ standard bearers, their...

The Quietus review
15.08.13

The persistence of krautrock's motorik rhythm into the twenty-first century – it's probably the only beat originating in rock not to have become dated – is matched only by the...

The Line of Best Fit review
01.08.13

Whilst Lumerians clearly have a deep love for psychedelic rock, one can't help but wish they'd showcased it with a little more purpose.

The Quietus review
08.08.13

Modern day space rock is a somewhat perplexing genre. While its original progenitors built on the exploratory leanings of psychedelia to create a heavy expansive music inspired by...

The Line of Best Fit review
05.08.13

Whilst Lumerians clearly have a deep love for psychedelic rock, one can't help but wish they'd showcased it with a little more purpose.

Pitchfork review
20.02.13

"I found out I never knew where it was going/ And it might take a while," Psychic Ills sing on One Track Mind. For the psych-dabblers (who celebrate their tenth birthday this year...

AudioCred review
20.02.13

Sludgy, sleazy “rock & roll” music: from this comes the stuff Psychic Ills have aggressively channeled into One Track Mind, the group’s fourth album in the decade since they got...

The Quietus review
19.11.12

Indulgence is an oft and unfairly maligned tendency in rock. Should a song dare to break the four minute barrier, or contain too many notes (or not enough), or in any way break...