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The Capitol Years
You Can Stay There

Apparently Philadelphia's The Capitol Years have done a bit of musical overtime performing as Daniel Johnston's backing band recently, which is a bit of an honour I guess. On 'You Can Stay Here' they pump out an woozy, effortless sort of FM radio rock that I can imagine fans of bands like Semisonic being into. The cool dudes, in other words. CD...view item »

Blanket
Blankit

This Blanket self titled album on Try Harder is a bit useful. It's very gentle delicate sounding female fronted folk music with twinkles and general pretty in. Delightful stuff in fact.... The 2 guys in the band have had releases out before on Woodland Recordings as The Diamond Family Archive and The Great Park. Also one of them has the most tremen...view item »

Black Flag
What The...

This is Black Flag's first release since '85 and one of the saddest albums of all time. Forget early 90's emo or 00's lo-fi bedroom acoustic recordings, nothing brings me to tears faster than this album. The emotional rollercoaster begins with the front cover of the record, which physically hurts to look ...view item »

Baylis/ Howard/ McCallum
Baylis/ Howard/ McCallum

Jazz. Jazz. Jazz. I've totally got to be in the mood for Jazz. I ain't no natural born hep-cat. I don't have much of a be-bop bone in my body. I've never got smacked up on brown or used my girl as a punch bag either. I'm just not, what's the word, SMOKIN' enough. If I listen to jazz I kind of like it smoky, cerebral & sensual or just plain d...view item »

Damian Anache
Capturas del Unico Camino

Oh, there’s a lot going on here. Where to begin? So, there are some acoustic instruments played by Damian Anache and he also makes sounds “generated with his mouth” - it’s kinda like throat singing, or just someone saying “aah” for the dentist. There’s also a computer playing an algorith...view item »

Eugene Ward
Paint en Pointe

Originally the soundtrack to five months of modern dance exhibition in Sydney, the music on Paint en Pointe is both abstract and catchy. Heavily percussion driven, Eugene Ward, also known as Dro Carey / Tuff Sherm, will treat you to the perfect environment to experience your own expressive dan...view item »

Drew Lustman
The Crystal Cowboy

Drew Lustman aka ‘Falty DL’ takes on a new persona for this sharper, more economical release ‘The Crystal Cowboy’. Consisting of eleven tracks of musical rejuvenation, Lustman’s new material sees the artist flourish away from the conceptual pressures of his former alter ego. The result is an experiment in musical fr...view item »

Breakfast In Fur
Flyaway Garden

Following their first, eponymously titled EP, consisting of jangly guitar, a selection of childrens toys and the soft, gently whispered vocals of Kaitlin Van Pelt, Breakfast In Fur’s latest release ‘Flyaway Garden’ sees what began as a recording project between Dan Wolfe and Kaitlin Van Pelt move into more assertive, punk rock ...view item »

Stranger Cat
In The Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens’ right hand woman takes centre stage here with her new project Stranger Cat. With a CV that takes in the likes of The Shins, Sharon Van Etten and Son Lux, Cat Martino belts out a number of tunes with her sights trained directly at the radio. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Joyful Noise....view item »

Mylets
Arizona

‘Arizona’ is the debut album release from Mylets aka Henry Kohen, a child genius, multi instrumentalist who became the youngest artist ever to be signed to LA based record label/ management company Sargent House. In spite of the complicated arrangement of Mylets one man orchestra, the songs are catchy, infectious pop songs at heart, ...view item »

The Leisure Society
The Fine Art Of Hanging On

The Fine Art Of Hanging On is the fourth album by The Leisure Society. The album has a theme of hanging on running through its songs although the band did not intend to make a concept album. As with previous albums, the complexities involved in their songwriting, arrangements and musicianship are all present. This, coup...view item »

The Tamborines
Camera & Tremor

These guys stick safely to a kind of fuzzed-out psych/shoegaze shimmer on their debut album. And although i've heard plenty of Primal Scream or BJM records in my life, The Tamborines still successfully kick out a worthy racket. They often emulate the sound of the classic Creation bands - the opener reminds me of mid-period Telescopes - but you c...view item »

Groeni
Hewn

‘Hewn’ is a sophomore release from Wellington, New Zealand based solo act turned three piece Groeni, originally founded by producer/musician Alexander Green. The EP explores the UK bass scene from a South Pacific point of view, composed of samples and field recordings as well as using vintage, broken and analogue instruments, recorde...view item »

Rima Kato
Faintly Lit

While still at high school in the late nineties, Rima Kato began her music career in folk-rock duo Strrows, who gradually evolved from their jaunty pop origins towards a slower, more thoughtful folk-pop. Following her 2012 mini album ‘Harmless’, Kato’s album debut ‘Faintly Lit’ consists of a lo-fi arrangement of sof...view item »

Bernard Herrmann
The Wrong Man

Here's some tasty delights from Bernard Hermann. The Wrong Man is the score of Herman's from the 1965 Hitchcock film. For this feature Hermann created a melancholic and subtle score which is full of soft orchestral textures, sparse instrumentation and enough suspense to keep you on the edge...view item »

Kassem Mosse / Simone White
Three Versions

An intimate and spatial offering by Kassem Mosse. Using source material from American singer-songwriter Simone White, Mosse brings out subtle melancholy washes and adds in kitchen sink percussion to generate a contemplative collection of downbeat tracks. Out on 12” vinyl from Honest Jon’s....view item »

The Dough Rollers
Gone Baby Gone

The days get dark on the road, and while the music of the Dough Rollers may have started with the most simple of intentions -- tribute the great traditions of American folk, rock and soul -- their sound slowly became warped by experience, turning into something more intricate that subtly wove together each of thei...view item »

The Chemistry Experiment
Gongs Played By Voice

Pastoral prog from Nottingham-based quintet The Chemistry Experiment. Rather than literally enacting its title, Gongs Played By Voices adheres to the British prog tradition of discussing nature and the seasons with liberal use of fantastical lyrics and surreal storytelling. Actual gongs played by voices would’ve b...view item »

Jack Ruby
Jack Ruby - Volume 2

Jack Ruby were one of the missing links between Fun House era Stooges and the eventual No Wave of the late 70s. They basically sound like what would happen if J.G Ballard started a proto-punk band; electronic noise throughout with dirty rock n' roll. This is the 2nd volume of LP reissues which is the more noisy and experimental side of the band,...view item »

Variety Lights
Silent Too Long

On this 10” original Mercury Rev singer David Baker and his synthy friend Will MacLean bust out a couple of tracks of their weird synthetic minimal pop...view item »

Bad History Month / Dust From 1000 Years
Famous Cigarettes

Their name must be hip, because it’s ironic: Dust from a 1000 Years doesn’t sound old at all, but rather fresh. Which is really just a crazy coincidence because it’s not a Bad History Month at all, seeing as it brought us this swell split EP! Which, I might add, is limited to 308 (curious numbe...view item »

Tsembla
Terror & Healing

Marja Johansson of Kemiallset Ystävät creates a record of abstracted and hard-wired beauty, bringing together a dense palate of sounds around motifs that circle inwards and then outwards, samples that get cut and fucked up, and a lot of electronic configuration. If "Animal Negatives...view item »

Jenny Wilson
Demand The Impossible!

A reality check from Jenny Wilson. Demand The Impossible! is the introspective twelve tracker from the Swedish artist. Written while Wilson was receiving cancer treatment, the album features aggy synths, swooping vocal falsettos and wails, angular drums and squidgy bass lines. It's indie-ar...view item »

Gyppos
Bold Ambler

Liking this CD album by Gyppos. It seems to be the work of four chaps from the Sheffield region and is comprised of lo-fi indie pop, skewed bluegrass, quirky skiffle & schizoid folk-rock. There's a small bit of them that initially reminds me of old Chicago band 5ive Style but also (musically) Half Man Half Biscuit, fellow Steel City-ers Champio...view item »

Fast Lady
We Ate Rock

People who've been reading these updates for longer than they should have been will possibly remember the name Fast Lady. They released a CD on V/Vm's Test Records years ago and now he's all serious and ambienty these guys are going it alone and here's their new album of rock for your general amusement. Their schtick hasn't really changed from f...view item »

Cold War Kids
Behave Yourself

I can think of no other way to describe this EP other than to say that it contains the most 'grown up' songs CWK has released. I am very impressed with these four songs. As the band says in the liner notes, these songs didn't belong on Loyalty to Loyalty because they did not quite fit the sound of the entire album. Cold War Kids are not a super ...view item »

Love.Stop.Repeat
Remembering

Fans of sweet alternative folk should really give this a whirl as it's such a lovely and charming listen. Lindsey West has a beautiful voice which is given ample space amongst's the guitars, banjo, ukelele, accordian and harmonium. The songs are magical and it's an enchanting listen throughout. If you like Serafina Steer and that type of stuff then...view item »

Prostitutes
Ecstasy, Crashing Beats and Fantasy

‘Ecstasy, Crashing Beats and Fantasy’ is the second record on Diagonal from Cleveland, Ohio’s James Donadio following the ‘Shatter and Lose’ 10” and stuff for Opal Tapes, Digitalis, Mir...view item »

Cheap Red
Cheap Red

Cheap Red is a new band formed by 555 lord and leader Stewart Anderson (him of Boyracer fame) and his missus Jen Turrell (also of Boyracer, Possum Moods etc). There's a couple of other folks in there before you think their hogging all the limelight including my favourite named popstar of the week Arland Nicewander. Amazing. This self titled debut i...view item »

Various
Seed Records Volume 2

Seed Records are back and they've cobbled together a smashing comp of tunes to announce their return to the musical foray. It's always tricky reviewing comps as we tend to not have the time to review 'em track by track so we just list a bunch of artists and say if it's any cop or not. Which is kind of what I'm gonna do here. Featuring artists like ...view item »

Chemotex
Snake Inside My Leg

L.I.E.S affiliate Marcos Cabral back here as Chemotex for another solid Trilogy Tapes 12". Texture-heavy, grainy techno that growls and hisses before going straight for the jugular on Side A. The flip is stranger, twitching all over the place before settling into a raw but infectious industrial groove. All packaged in a nice screen printed sleev...view item »

Maailma
Speculum

Scandinavian drone-pop combo Maailma are quite a mysterious bunch but I've managed to establish that they're comprised of Laura Naukkarinen (who you may already know as ambitious outsider pop type Lau Nau) along with buddies and live-soundtracking veterans Matti Bye and Kristian Holmgren, with the combo rounded ...view item »

Teenage Guitar
More Lies From The Gooseberry Bush

Robert Pollard is the ringleader of the merry indie rock men Guided By Voices, who have been releasing dozens upon dozens of records since the late 80s. Pollard is renowned for making surreal jangle pop classics that are snipped off at the ends, traditionally playing them out at under two minutes at length. As such, he's got a lot of time t...view item »

Apache Dropout
Heavy Window

After three LPs and a clutch of 45s, Southern Indiana’s Apache Dropout have loosened an adherence to the divine mono sound and forged a scaly stereo technique for HEAVY WINDOW This is a deeper, blown out swagger of peer-less rock ‘n’ roll filtered through a lush three-dimensional spectrum These 11 songs hoist Sonny Blood as one...view item »

Hollow Sunshine
Held Above

I seem to have found myself with lots of metal in my review mountain today, so I was expecting this debut LP by Hollow Sunshine on Robotic Empire to be pretty straightforward chug'n'howl business but I'm pleasantly surprised to discover that it's actually pretty weird and...view item »

Dam Mantle and the Free Association
Heavy Velvet Affair

Belting collaboration here between Glasgow people Dam Mantle and the Free Association. One side is taken up with this stealthy locked-down house stormer that seems to go on forever in the best possible way. Plenty of subtle knob-twiddling, pure percussive force, off-set rim-shots and dubbed-out delay make this relentless snake-in-the-gra...view item »

Strategy
Pressure Wassure

Old dub-ambient-space-face Strategy is a long running artist for this particular establisment. Once found propping up the Kranky roster, we now find him fiddling with the much-lauded sound of UK hardcore from back in the day. No longer making music merely for home perusal it seems, this sounds like a Strategic dancefloor-munching platter to me.....view item »

Francisco Lopez
untitled#290

Created with extensively mutated environmental sound matter from Rotterdam.Commissioned by Soundtrackcity (Amsterdam) for the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Original environmental sound matter recorded in the Kop van Zuid - Erasmusbrug area in Rotterdam during 2011.Mutated, edited, mixed, and composed at mobile m...view item »

John Wesseltoft / Okkyung Lee
Piper

Jon Wesseltoft and Okkyung Lee team up on this limited 12" from Italy's mighty Holidays Records this week, which contains a side-long drone piece carved from hypnotic cello and harmonium, humming and scraping in a trance-like unison for the best part of 20 minutes.   It's fair to say this isn't for everyone...if sc...view item »

Safiyya
Shareek Hayaat

Oh nice! I’d heard that this was happening so it’s a pleasure to see the finished article plonked in my review pile. Safiyya is the remarkable combination of two of your favourite prolific and mind-bending minimal dark ambient arty types; in the red corner we’ve got Brad Rose aka The North Sea...view item »

Made To Break
Cherchez la femme

Here's a pretty crazy LP from sax wizard Ken Vandermark's latest project, an electro acoustic whirlwind of bouncy and melodic free jazz and minimal electronic experimentation. There's one track on each side. 'Sans Serif' on side A is dedicated to Betty Page and Sleater Kinney and in honour of their favourite ...view item »

Joan Cambon
Reshaping the Seasons for Kaori's Body

This is an interesting piece of music made for contemporary dance, each track of which represents a different part of a dancer's body (Kaori Ito), with titles like 'Plexus', 'Lung', 'Hair', 'Blood', 'Chest', 'Hand', 'Ears', etc. There are 11 pieces in total and they're constructed from samples of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', hence the title. ...view item »

Blood Of The Bull
Bend Over

There are four songs of indie rock on this 12" EP. It's quite a simple aesthetic - chunky fuzz guitar, Doorsy organ playing and simple Meg White-esque drumming, with Hillary Van Scoy (who also played all the instruments) leading it all with her strangely sing-song voice whose tones blend with the organ in a really strange, almost unnerving way w...view item »

Ike Yard
Remix EP 3

Early 80’s minimal electro post-punk outfit Ike Yard receive further remix treatment from a wicked selection of current players. This set follows remixes from Regis, Tropic Of Cancer, Fred Szymanski and Arnaud Rebotini. Stepping up here we hav...view item »

John Wizards
Muizenberg

The chunter. Its the chunter that gets you. Chunter on this chunter on that. Lets remove their tongues and enjoy the music. John Wizards are a band not a man but the singer is called John. They come from Cape Town in South Africa and their sunshine-infused music has recently been heard opening up for Jagwar Ma o...view item »

Chaos Destroy
Lightning Strikes Twice

We’ve got a slab of frantic Jap-influenced noise punk shrapnel here from America’s Chaos Destroy, who turn out ten tracks of head-fuckingly frantic, blown out hardcore punk which is all but obscured by tape muck and feedback and broken, distorted equipment. The primary influences here would have ...view item »

Ducktails
Wish Hotel EP

Ducktails are about to be at the end of an experiment that sees the reviewer write whilst exceedingly hungry. If a record sounds great when you are as hungry as I am then it must be pretty exhilarating to recently-fed people.   Following on from the mixed bag that was ‘The Flower Lane&...view item »

Blouse
Imperium

Blouse have made an uncommon move on this, their second for Captured Tracks. Dreamy shoegazers are more commonly found adding layers of synths, electronics, and drum machines as they go on - on Imperium these guys have stripped all that away. Makes for a more rockin' take on their sound over the course of a...view item »

School of Night
School of Night

School of Night is the solo project of Antlers dude Darby Cicci, and on this debut EP he’s showing off five tracks of impeccably polished darkpop with an emotional falsetto (Phil points out he sounds like Chris Martin). It’s moody and downbeat but smooth and soulful, with warm round bass tones and flutte...view item »

National Wake
Walk In Africa

Here’s a name I’ve never heard before. National Wake were active in South Africa from 1979 until 1981, a mixed race punk band in apartheid South Africa, they were mired in controversy and their album was pulled by the government after selling a measly 700 copies. I don’t want to go too far into their history and background beca...view item »

Saroos
Return

I’ve not crossed paths with this trio Saroos before, but this is in fact their third album and their members have played in bands like The Notwist and Lali Puna so I guess that’s more my fault than theirs at this point. They make a strangely wo...view item »

_moonraker
Lowjit Vagrants EP

Here’s the latest 12” on The Trilogy Tapes which I have woefully little information about. The artist is _moonraker and there are four songs of spooky minimal techno here. This is just the kind of thing our resident electronics/spookiness expert Ant would have a lot to say about but sadly I&rs...view item »

Various
Dark Acid

This is the first in the tasty Dark Acid series of 12s exploring the outer reaches of techno / dance / acid...and if that sounds too vague for you I can only recommend diving right on in. Those Clan Destine folks are on curation duty, taking us on some dark techno journeys from Dungeon Acid, Ron Hardly, ...view item »

Swim Deep
Where The Heaven We Are

Swim Deep can write great tunes there is no doubt about it. Early singles 'King City' and 'Honey' are excellent examples of the bands capability with fantastic choruses. However this album does not live up to the early releases, the song writing is lacklustre and most of songs sound like fillers. This album does s...view item »

Vondelpark
Always Forever

Hazy sunset vibes from London-based Vondelpark. Taken from the debut album Seabed, Always Forever is a slow burning R&B jam that effortlessly fades into the background to furnish lazy evenings. The remix comes from John Roberts who adds a smidgen of urgency to the track with a liquid underwater feel. Out on 10&rdquo...view item »

The Occasional Orchestra
22 Arches

Ex Home and Abroad frontman Darrell Mitchell's current ensemble The Occasional Orchestra release their third album '22 Arches' on Big Untidy records. Indie folk with an array of unusual stringed instruments, expertly handled by guitarist Jon Taylor. A vinyl release is in the offing, allegedly. Get the CD here now though. ...view item »

Esther Maria
The Abyss

Starting with a slow, swoonsome melodica-led instrumental, this second album from the British born, Denmark based singer songwriter kicks into life with a descending acoustic guitar figure and her impressive voice, an octave-defying thing that swoops in all the right places. It’s hard th...view item »

Ben Nash
The Mineral Victim

After a lengthy silence, Chora’s Ben Nash came back recently with an album made entirely on his computer, and now here’s another one which seems to have been made with a combination of computer and guitar, c...view item »

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch
Apokatastasis

The Dutch Lute player has teamed up with Jim Jarmusch again on this glorious album, this is Medieval with a capital M, if you could imagine the Jim O’Rourke/...view item »

Pet Shop Boys
Elysium

Always loved this duo. Brings back a flood of memories just listening to their timeless sound. This is another solid collection of catchy songs by the Pet Shop Boys, an album that should please most longtime fans. It truly is impressive that they can keep putting out albums as consistently good as this one. As on past albums, you will find some ...view item »

Arc In Round
Arc In Round

I’d heard bits and pieces about this lot from various sources and that name caught my eye being a quite obvious Disco Inferno reference. I had, however been useless enough to be completely unable to get round to checking  them out...u...view item »

Clickits
Express Gifts

And onto Clickits who have a new CD out on Moteer which in case you didn't know it's all to do with those nice folks from Remote Viewer. It starts off all super warm organic sounding and not unlike the kind of warmth you'd hear on some Savath & Savalis records. And after it's kicked in properly it's some nice cli...view item »

Minimum Chips
Lady Grey

Magical CD from Australia's best kept secret MINIMUM CHIPS. Been hammering 'Lady Grey' here as Phil & I are both big Broadcast & Stereolab fans & this unruly bunch have been quietly evolving into the antipodean answer to those 2,  albeit with their own earthy take on affairs. For example  'Cold Afte...view item »

The Samuel Jackson 5
The Samuel Jackson 5

I find it hard to tell if this album stands up to the first three. There are elements from just about every style of music from hardcore to jazz to folk to post-rock to classical. The album features questionable high-pitched male vocals that I acclimated to with time and came to enjoy. There are certainly some stand-out tracks, like "Radio Gagar...view item »

Drywater
Backbone Of The Nation

I do not have the reissue, but I do have an original copy of this LP. It is a great recording, a time capsule. I was so excited to find an original pressing of this gem a few weeks ago in a charity shop in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the same town the album was recorded and released from. I will end up selling this to raise some money, but I will be g...view item »

Towering Breaker
Proper Motion

Towering Breaker is a new duo made up of Ben Knight of Helheston and Jack Allett, a.k.a Spoono. 'Proper Motion' is their first LP on Psykick Dancehall, a new label set up by Allett. This righteous display of out right noise experimentation is split into two compositions over one 12" slab of wax. 'Proper Motion' is a seriously strange slice of ...view item »

Ben Butler & Mousepad
Gif N Run EP

Electro squelch and skwee rhythms are aplenty on this great EP, courtesy of Ben Butler & Mousepad. It's progressive, but without the 15 buses and fur coats, it's techno with a brain. That doesn't mean that you have to sta...view item »

M+A
Things.Yes

M+A are an Italian duo who make music in the vein of Postal Service, Panda Bear and mebbe even Tunng.They use delicate instrumentation and repetitive vocal loops to create a rich sound that is very nostalgic sounding, yet quite futuristic at the same time. Which makes about as much sense ...view item »

Garrincha And The Stolen Elk
Void

Christ, this is a tricky record to pin down. Apparently Davy Bui and Matt Kretzmann have been making music together for a decade or so now, but this is their first album together. It seems to be a mix of live instruments and manipulated noise and found sounds. It's pretty minimal, but not exactly a comfortable listen, with weird slowed-down ...view item »

Various
Assemblage Sessions 2

'Assemblage Sessions 2' has a blistering 21 cuts. Can I be bothered to list all the artists? Oh go on then but only because I love you. Dooey Decibel, Michael Johnson, Siesta, Conrad Newholmes, Kilowatts, Gutevolk, Bacanal Intruder, Otem Rellik, Populous, Color Cassette, Adventure Time, Nara, Caural and Tran...view item »

Mark McGuire
A Young Persons Guide

This young chap and Dustin Wong are like the new gods of guitar nowadays. Sod writing blazing lead parts and eschewing songwriting in a traditional sense. All you need is a load of delay pedals, a shaggy hair do and a laptop and off you go, right to the top of some poncy magazine /online blogs "best of" lists. This guy play mainly guitar in Emer...view item »

martiensgohome
MGH Plays Ulver

More industrial-tinged sound art & drone for you kiddies. Both tracks here are inspired by Ulver; bleak avant-rockers from Norway. I'm not sure what to say about this apart from the fact it's shrouded in a blackly evil veil and spits sonic acid at you at regular intervals whilst screeing, grumbling & hissing frequencies disturb & dis...view item »

Various
Electric Carpets

Well one of the deepest pleasures of working in the independent sector is hearing truly underground sounds; wildly innovative & free musics from every corner & crevice of the globe. This is one of two sibling electronica compilations we have in this week on a really interesting & progressive label we've been supporting for many years...view item »

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