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7/10 according to our Clinton on 11th March 2014Here’s another one of those lads on Captured Tracks who go under under a band name (and a confusing one at that) but are basically what we used to know as a one man band. Recorded by Wood…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 11th March 2014Oh its been quite the palaver. First I was going to review it, then it ended up in Brian’s pile but he ran out of time, now its back across to me like a musical hot potato and finally on this sunny morning I can give it the attention it dese…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 14th February 2014Any music fan will tell you it's not the notes that matter, it's the space between the notes - and very few people have more space between their notes than Sun Araw, whose skeletal post-dub explorations are comprised of roughly half sile…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Ricardo Donoso brings his triptych of releases to a close with this remix EP, bringing in five diverse and respected artists to pick tracks for re-working. Yves De Mey opens proceedings with a nerve-wracking, midnight black take on &l…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!The next release on Diagonal comes from Streetwalker, the duo of Beau Wanzer and Elon Katz. Titled Ooze, it’s a shadowy, mechanistic dancefloor crusher, originally released as a limited cassette single on the Catholic Tapes label i…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!After Max Richter, Joan Cambon revisited Vivaldi Deconstruction of 4 seasons of Vivaldi: "Reshaping the seasons for Kaori 's body", the second solo album by Joan Cambon (co -founder of Arca with Sylvain Chauveau) was composed of sa…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!There's something going on between California and Bavaria, as you might have recognized colloberations between "Themselves" and "The Notwist" ("13&God") or "Odd Nosdam" and "Saroos". And on it goes when "Jel" a true producing mastermind b…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 7th March 2014Faures appear to be the trio of Rene Margraff, Samuel Landry and Fuzz Lee. Isn't Fuzz Lee a brilliant name. There's a quote on the inside cover. "It let them float and drift, break apart and converge. Where they broke away, cracks, rifts…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Bar Maldoror is the new and expanded double-CD edition of the classic Nurse With Wound album. Disc one is a remastered version of Live at Bar Maldoror, originally recorded between 1984 and 1986; disc two features a previously unrele…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Gabor Lazar released a split with Russell Haswell on his own label Last Foundation in 2013. Eleven pieces have been composed on one note without transposition focusing on spectral changes and avoiding the traditional temporal measurements …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Savaging Spires latest release is a precursor to upcoming album "Horizon" and features lead track "We Could Be Dead (Together)" and 10 other unreleased, exclusive tracks.Savaging Spires are an improvisational pop band who record live to tape…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014I've just accidentally written a mammoth essay on Johnny Foreigner and the death of childhood and how it relates to their spiky bubblegum post-punk and now I'm taking a total u-turn in my strangely meandering review voyage - this CD has …view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 4th March 2014On this Gnod record there's a spooky atmospheric loop with xylophones and synth xylophones underpinning the first side like a Philip Glass horror soundtrack and there's a sample of a man rambling on just too qu…view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant on 7th March 2014Belgian born Joel Vandroogenbroeck was founder of early 70’s Swiss acid-psych explorers Brainticket. A group whose mind altering emissions were given the…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 5th March 2014Here's round two of this week's run-in with Trouble In Mind - a new 7" by Klaus Johann Grobe, who very much impressed me with their first 10" and then not quite so much with the following single. They seem to be back on cracking form on 'Traumhaft…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th March 2014Weekend emerged from the ashes of the much-loved Young Marble Giants. Singer Alison Statton was here joined by Simon Booth and Spike who took up the baton from the Moxham brothers in providing …view full details.
10/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014A Jesus Lizard and an Einsturzende Neubauten and another guy? Playing instrumental rock? This is relevant to my interests. The album itself is somewhat diffe…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014Johnny Foreigner the band are a strange thing, a kind of sonic recreation of the excitement of being a grunge kid in the '90s. Their first couple of albums were basically a breathless string of references to all their favourite bands del…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 6th March 2014I've got a couple of new releases to review from Rune Grammofon this week and they couldn't be much more different. In the red corner is the latest sprawling prog instalment from Trondheim's favourite sons M…view full details.
9/10 according to our Mike on 7th March 2014Ah, Motorpsycho. We meet again I see. Here the Norwegian psych rock chameleons are again with album number, what, 20? 25? It is of course a double LP, and a second record with Reine Fiske of Dungen fame in to…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 7th March 2014The only box I want to put music in is my record box and yet my role as a writer here at Norman Towers in a sense dictates that I kinda have to, to some extent in order to attempt to articulate what a record sounds like to our readers. G…view full details.
8/10 according to our Brian on 7th March 2014Proper wild bit of 60's psych weirdness here. I think I’m not actually playing the correct side. A mid-tempo lollop recorded in an echo-laden cupboard seemingly including murky spider-like vocals verging on the indecipherable and a…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th March 2014This is a thrillingly appealing 12” of cut and slice soulful electro from John Davies (aka Datassette). A quick look at his previous releases and it looks like his previous record in our stockroom was from 2008 but this is as fresh…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 7th March 2014This is more like it. In a world where we are supposed to be grateful that fucking Elbow have put a new record out, its increasingly obvious that we are drowning in a pile of big label sponsored sludge, heaping shite on us from above. We…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 6th March 2014Here comes the ex Galaxie 500 frontman with a new album. I wonder if they get offered big money on the table to reform. Probably. Anyway he seems happy to do his own thing these days and in tandem with producer Jim Jame…view full details.