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Lost Highways: American Road Songs 1920s-1950s
Various

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8/10 according to our Brett on 23rd July 2009

Lost Highways: American Road Songs 1920s-1950s is a compilation so this is going to be one of those listy reviews. Well known people on this release include Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, Nat 'King' Cole, Woody Guthrie, Big Joe Williams, Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis 'and many more'. Stylistically it's all over the shop with blues ramming into boo…view full details.

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An Electric Storm
White Noise

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9/10 according to our Mike on 23rd July 2014

It's a challenging morning for me today. First I had to tackle the much-anticipated sophomore effort from Goat, and now I've got this head-scratching reissue of a 1969 album by White Noise, an experimental pop band notable for the presence of such radiophonic luminaries as Delia Derbyshire within their rank…view full details.

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Horsebeach
Horsebeach

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 24th July 2014

Horsebeach first came to my attention via the superb ‘Faded Eyes’ 7” earlier this year. Its lovely melancholic faded polaroid beauty caught me right in the middle of my post Real Estate ‘Atlas’ comedown. In fact, the band is best summed up as a rainier overcast answer to …view full details.

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No Time
The Soft Walls

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8/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

The first album by Dan Reeves' Soft Walls was an instant office fave; I don't recall hearing it due to the paucity of copies actually available. Both formats sold out in two seconds flat. I've been given the task of throwing a few words about his newie on the increasingly popular Trouble in Mind, a label concerned with only the best in lo-fi psy…view full details.

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My Skeleton
Claude Speeed

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9/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Promising post-it on this one - "Interesting pulsy Glass-y instrumentals from what I hear" says someone else in the office, although I'm listening to it now and it's wildly varied, from cosmic electronics to windswept '80s movie synths, patient droning to warm repetitive beatmaking to soulful cosmic drift. As an added point of interest, mos…view full details.

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Furia
The Fates

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9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

One of the most obscure, rare and coveted records from the Manchester post-punk scene is actually a sweetly shambling DIY "pagan folk" album from Blue Orchids & Fall keyboardist Una Baines and a load of her (mostly female) cohorts. Numerous other B-Orchids/Mancs luminaries are inv…view full details.

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Everything's A Thread
The John Steel Singers

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 24th July 2014

Phil sees the word ‘Australian’ and the word ‘pop’ on the same page and immediately sounds the Clinton klaxon. I was hoping to dislike this just to prove him wrong but nah...he’s right. The first main track here (there’s a little intro piece that precedes it) is a wonderfully technicolour slice of pop …view full details.

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Lese Majesty
Shabazz Palaces

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

9/10 according to our Brian on 25th July 2014

If there was something that I never expected Sub-Pop to start trading in, that thing was hip-hop. Now with them brandishing the second SB album, shaking it in my gormless face and the impressive Clipping. CD jammed in my back pocket, I'm now skipping down the road like a lunatic singing a stupid song about the dawn…view full details.

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Lampenfieber
Matthew Swinnerton

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 25th July 2014

Loads of new titles on ace London label Trestle this week and we’re all chipping in to ensure you hear about them. This album of krauty guitar instrumentals is the brightest and most upbeat of what I’ve heard so far. Following an an opening ambient piece, the album bursts into life with a severely lovely meditative guitar exp…view full details.

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Hyper-Rainforest
Francisco Lopez

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Ltd self-released CD. Edition of 300 copies…view full details.

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Becalmed
Sophie Hutchings

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8/10 according to our Ant on 5th August 2010

This is the debut album from this Australian pianist and it will have you reaching for the Kleenex as there are some tear inducing moments of beauty to behold. This lady is clearly a virtuoso with amazing writing and compositional skills. For the greater part of the album she plays solo however she is accompanied by drums, electric guitar, violi…view full details.

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Leisure Time Explosion
Jaxson Payne

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Ltd CD on Koept in unique and lovely A5 package…view full details.

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I Am the Line Drawn In The Sand Between The Living And The Dead
Erstlaub

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our Phil on 11th September 2008

OK I'm almost too hungry to hear but I'll do one more review before I give up and start gnawing at my feet. Erstlaub on Highpoint Lowlife.... with the ridiculously long titles of 'I Am The Line Drawn In The Sand Between The Living And The Dead'. It's one of their numbered DVD style cases, limited to just 100 copies. Which must be infuriating for so…view full details.

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Little Victories
Japanese Sleepers

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9/10 according to our Brian on 7th April 2011

Another tender sounding bunch on Thee SPC. The man who runs this label is a local hero I've heard & he still insists on releasing his astute, original musical finds in nice formats like this bag 'o treats. The first singer from this band has a mellow breathy purr to his voice that recalls both Bobby Wratten from The Field Mice & Paddy Mc…view full details.

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Gettin Off The Meths!
The Lord

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8/10 according to our Ant on 15th July 2010

This is a self released CDr edition of 50 copies each coming in unique knitted sleeves, there is even one made from an old dressing gown I think... Anyway's this is proper nuts with bizzarro Bobby McFerrin style vocals, messed up noise junk, field recordings, warped samples, mutoid slow motion techno and general absurdist surreal electronic tomf…view full details.

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Oscillations
Cosines

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

Here's the first full-length from Alice Hubley's latest outfit Cosines, offering us an appealing take on twee-pop from a strangely krautrock-ish angle, with the rhythms and synth lines often lending a Kraftwerk/Stereolab feel to their catchy, personable pop songs in amongst some mor…view full details.

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The End
Black Boned Angel

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Ltd hand-numbered CD on Handmade Birds …view full details.

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Francisco Lopez

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7/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

This is one of those CDs that you put on your player and then think "Is this CD actually playing?...And where's that weird noise coming from?", opening as it does with the muffled rumble of distant thunder, but before too long Lopez's serene drones start to materialise in the soundfield like abandoned panpipes playing themselves in the wind.…view full details.

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Ela Stiles
Ela Stiles

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

7/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 25th July 2014

I've been putting off writing about this record for a good couple of days, all thanks to just two words on a post-it stuck to the front. "Entirely acapella" it says with ominous lack of judgement. While they are an emotionally brave move, I often find acapella albums awkwardly intimate and uncomfortably personal. Thankfully …view full details.

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Billion
Gish

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6/10 according to our Li'l Biz on 22nd December 2010

Gish is a mysterious entity with significant pedigree in the underground experimental music scene. S/He (?) has had a number of releases on Dirty Demos and Krayon and now it's Dead Pilot who have taken up the mantle on 'Billion'. This one is a serious exercise in minimalist sound manipulation and sustained drones. The album begins with a cheeky …view full details.

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Distant Summer Storm
Seabuckthorn

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9/10 according to our Phil on 27th August 2009

Dead Pilot really has come into its own lately with almost every release on the label being super good. I just plucked the Seabuckthorn out of the review pile mainly cos I liked the name. The opener is a stunning track where you're thrown into a dark jangly folk inspired romp with pounding drums that sound like someone is beating on your head.....T…view full details.

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S/T
Douleurfantome

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8/10 according to our Brian on 23rd July 2009

Nothing like getting off yr shitter on Strong Pale Ale. Makes you feel like a man. I did in too much last night at a Marnie Stern gig. Brett got a double kiss off Marnie & her uber-foxy bassist so he's smiling today whilst i'm grimacing through this awful self inflicted vice grip head sludge nightmare. The only fitting music for this scenario i…view full details.

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Data Magic Analogue Wonder
Thee Moths

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8/10 according to our Ant on 25th March 2010

This kicks off with a load of bells twinkling about and then it gets fun with some cool rhythmic shit happening and weird melodies all with a playful and charming quality. Lots of stuttering drum machines and analogue sounds. It's certainly out there on its own. I know nothing at all about these guys other than they whip up some sweet and strange e…view full details.

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An Avalanche of Swollen Tongues
Stray Ghost

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8/10 according to our Brett on 17th October 2009

Stray Ghost (aka Anthony Saggers) takes about a minute to wring any audible sound from our speakers on his new CD, making a mockery of our thirty second soundclips in the process, but once a hazy, static-filled Tim Hecker-esque drone pierces the silence things get a bit radioactive, reminding me of the mysterious no mans land of Andrei Tarkovs…view full details.

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Worshipping At The Jewel Terrace
Joey Chainsaw

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our Brett on 26th March 2010

I wonder if this guy's married to the band Daisy Chainsaw? It'd explain his racket pretty well, if I had to listen to Daisy Chainsaw all the time I'd probably do whatever I had to to block it out. What you've got here is gloriously fuzzy lo-fi noise with little or no let-up. Blaring organs being brutally sacrificed to the divine Merzbow, …view full details.

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