9/10 according to our Phil on 6th September 2011I was going to try and write this review without shoe-horning the word pastoral in, just as a bit of a challenge. I've given up pretty quickly as you can see. It's like talking about the Second World War and not mentioning Hitler. You can't do …view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 8th May 2013Ah, what a treat! We were all well into Vision Fortune’s debut cassette a year or so back and now the hypno-punkers have got a full-length LP out, housed in one of the coolest sleeves I’…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 16th December 2010Hype Williams return with another fantastic LP, this time on De Stijl who we're responsible for releasing their first long sold out 7" earlier in the year. You should all be familiar with Hype by now but for those of you still unschooled this Lond…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 26th October 2012A fresh selection of dilapidated sloth-techno and decaying witching-hour electronica from this new master of home-brewed analogue doom. His wonderful eerie sounds come replete with an austere yet comfortingly nostalgic outlook that no-one un…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 26th June 2013The promo for this album turned up a few years ago and has been on fairly regular rotation here at Norman Towers ever since, with former Einsturzende Neubauten/Bad Seeds…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 17th November 2011It's getting to be a bit tense in the office these days, for when a new Thee Oh Sees record comes in there's more than half of us clamouring to review it. That's known in the trade as a f…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 24th July 2013Sophomore Lounge are an interesting label - they’re so dizzyingly diverse that every time we get something new from them I have to re-evaluate them, but more often than not I love what they&…view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 18th October 2013Right bloody rigmarole getting round to reviewing this today. It's been on the back-burner stewing away in my mind all week like the evil delightful little cretin it is. Seemingly the work of ex- C…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 12th April 2012Looks like it's my responsibility to come up with some insights into the current output from Dean Blunt And Inga Copeland a.k.a Hype Williams…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 24th May 2013Despite its red herring sleeve featuring a big fat arse, Mount Kimbie’s ‘Crooks and Lovers’ was one of those slow burning classics, an unclassifiable post dubstep record which …view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 17th July 2013Four years ago Fuck Buttons proved their phenomenal debut album was no fluke with a similarly amazing Weatherall-produced effort, and now for the fir…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 3rd October 2013Here we have a mighty collaboration between two of electronic ambient music’s leading forces, Vancouver’s Scott Morgan aka Loscil joins forces with a Mr Brock Van Wey of …view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 27th February 2013Finally, it’s here! The record you’ve all been waiting for ever since that first EP/mini-album dropped on Sun Ark, Leeds’s very own Hookworms have their debut …view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 27th May 2010When I first clocked this I literally could not believe my eyes: A triple CD set that includes a full new album and two discs of rare and hard-to-find, out-of-print material. All presented in a lovely 6 panel digipak for £9.79. I had to give…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 19th June 2013Ever since our office promo of the new Holden album turned up it’s never been too far from the office stereo, since it’s one of the rare records that everyone here can agree on - a lengthy…view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 1st May 2012Yeaaaaah boiii!! I'm a fan of this FRKWYS series that RVNG have been do…view full details.
9/10 according to our Phil on 8th February 2012Ooh, a new Plinth CD. Only heard a bit by this chap but whenever I do hear something by him it pricks my ears up (yeah I do look a little like a dog when it happens though I don't pant...much…view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 25th October 2013Quite a stylistic departure from her last celebrated long player is 'Chance of Rain', the new freaky stylus-eater to burst forth from the excitable neurons of Ms. Halo, NY’s gorgeous queen of warped techno. There's not any voc…view full details.
10/10 according to our Phil on 20th July 2012Fuck. I love Om! I saw them play live at Supersonic a while back with our Ant and they blew both of our faces right off. They were totally the highlight of the festival and even tho…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ian on 25th October 2013Being relatively new to the Leeds music scene it was a great pleasure to come across these fellas, with the young bands of today swamping the market with dubstep, psych-rock or general indie rubbish. Los Pecadores bring a much needed spl…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 29th November 2012Experimental pop godfather and widely acknowledged “godlike genius” Scott Walker is back with only his fourth pro…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 24th September 2010Deerhunter can't do too much wrong can they? Well 'Microcastle' was a bit of a disappointment after the majesty of their breakthrough monster 'Cryptograms' and its equally stunning follow up 'Fluorecent Grey' but they were back on track with the m…view full details.
10/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 2nd January 2013Hacker Farm are a Somerset collective of experimental electronic mavericks who have been raising all the right eyebrows lately with their spooky glitchtronic pastoral weirdness. In my has…view full details.
10/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th September 2013The prolific Daniel Lopatin is back this week with another Oneohtrix album, and this time he’s on Warp and I find myself in the difficu…view full details.
9/10 according to our Dave on 24th August 2011Overblown, pretentious, sexist and unfunny...anyway that's enough about The Wire (the "music" mag, not the hard hitting cop show) and more about the cosmic voyage that is the new Wooden Shjips album. I'm not exactly…view full details.