9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 1st November 2012Cold Pumas are one of a huge great crop of exceptional youthful DIY bands appearing in the UK lately with variously weighted mixes of ‘90s lo-fi indie, kraut-psych and nois…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 22nd July 2011This is a really good week for new records. The one I have here is by the forgettably-named Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Thankfully the music isn't nearly as forgettable. I was hoping I'd like it as soon as I set eyes …view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 30th August 2013Sadly it’s one of those weeks where we only have four days to do five days’ work, and everything is turning up towards the end just to make things even more inconvenient for us. Good records, too, and it’s so hard to do…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 29th February 2012Woop woop! The last volume of these whacked out Gnod jams was so fuckin' good we made it album of the week a month or so back, so we're understandably all pretty stoked to get our mitts on this…view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 17th January 2012Everyone loves Gnod right? These Manchester lads have got the balance between freeform improvised, Krautrock groove and cosmic Space Rock down to a fine art with tons of sweet self-released…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 Phil on 16th September 2010The almighty Swans are back with a new album! Their last studio album was in 1996 and in 1997 they quietly disbanded. Since then it'd all been quiet on the old Swans front. Mr. Gira has been busy with a bunch of solo releases, 5 Angels Of Lig…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.
10/10 according to our Mike on 19th December 2012Here at Norman Towers we’re tireless exponents of Ela Orleans’s dreamy haunty weirdpop so I think it’s fair to say I’m pretty excit…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 21st August 2013I just listened to the execrable new album from Money, or at least as much of it as the office could bear before Phil insisted I switch it off some way into track four. My despair has been eased somewhat by …view full details.
9/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 31st March 2011Bill Callahan very rarely disappoints and 'Apocalypse' is not likely to dissuade me from the belief that he's one of America's finest singer/songwriters. You'll be pleased and not particularly surprised to hear that this is another solid collectio…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 4th April 2013Oh gawd, look what I’ve landed on the review carousel today. None other than the welcome return of mysterious Swedish avant-techno-synth-poppers The Knife, a whopping seven years (is it really th…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.
9/10 according to our Phil on 8th December 2011Last October Olafur created a song every day for a week and released them as videos on the tinterweb. He plonked his Macbook in front of him and just recorded the tracks plain and simply. It …view full details.
9/10 according to our Brian on 23rd November 2011I really really love OPN but I tried and tried with his last album 'Returnal' and found hardly anything on there that affected me in the same way his astonishing career overview 'Rifts' di…view full details.
9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 13th December 2012Well, as far as I gather this is a mixtape re-issue and Dean Blunt aka one half of post-dub weirdos Hype …view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 17th April 2013Uncle Acid's previous album ‘Blood Lust’ triggered a flipper frenzy, with some copies of the first pressing going for frankly insulting prices on Discogs and eBay as collectors scrambled over one another to get a piece of the…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.
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 Brian on 1st August 2012Ahhhh, the mysterious Goat from Korpolombolo in Sweden! Yes, if there was a proper buzz band for 2012 it's these cultists and we're not talking what the bloody BBC would have you …view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 13th June 2013At last. When embarking on a reviewing marathon, it’s a challenge enough to try find a record you actually like. Phil has just wandered over with the new Zomby record. It’s a double album, …view full details.
10/10 according to our Brian on 19th April 2012“I'm just an instrument”, Darren Cunningham has stated recently. If so, he's surely constructed entirely from wires, circui…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2013Wow! It briefly looked like we weren’t going to be able to get any of these so I’m delighted that this compilation has actually turned up at the office at all. Those of you in the know will already be aware that this is an LP where all…view full details.
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.