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Vizion Centaur
Epochalypse

I'm not sure how sensible it is to review on an empty stomach but as my tea is in the oven and I have time to kill I thought I'd give it a go. If I have any problems I'll let you know. This has an amazingly psychedelic sleeve which is what drew me to the release. It's insanely cosmic which ...view item »

Nurses
Dracula

You know what this record sounds like? My first impression is that it sounds a bit like if the singer from 12 Rods started singing in Band of Horses. As a fan of both bands (or at least their first couple of albums) that's fine by me. I'm also a little bit struck by how similar it sounds to the Social Climbers reissue I just reviewed. Gl...view item »

Salli Lunn
Heresy & Rite

Salli Lunn are a Danish four piece from the town of Frederikshavn. 'Heresy And Rite' was originally made available at the back end of 2010 via Australian label Hidden Shoals (as well as on their own imprint) but it has only just made its way into our hands. First up, this is a hands...view item »

Prefuse 73
Security Screenings

The Lord Prefuse of 73 is back armed with a new glitchy plate-o-joy.  His last album was pretty unexciting we thought. Which seems to be universally the case from what I've heard. This is big return to form as far as I'm concerned and it's more like the Extinguished Out Takes album though at the end of the day he's a one tr...view item »

Angela Valid
Angela Valid

There's somebody at the door. Angela Valid is here to invite you into her chuntering sound-hole. This is an LP which comprises three long improvised pieces which transport you into the dark mechanical realms of her twisted mind. This seems to be a combination of live improvisations and tape manipulation, building tones on top of one another ...view item »

Red Shoe Diaries
When I Find My Heart...

For my final review from my vantage point at the towers overlooking a chimney, a billboard and a Mental Health Unit (into which I've at various points been 'escorted' following review-based violence) a band named (according to Dave) after a borderline soft porn David Duchovny vehicle. A r...view item »

Moustache Of Insanity
Album of Death

As a man with a history of facial hair and mental illness, I suppose I was the obvious candidate to review this album. It's a pretty charming little oddity by a couple of guys who play in Darren Hayman's band as far as I can tell. They play slightly shambolic twee pop with lots of cheap synths and geeky lyrics which seem to be predominantly abou...view item »

Strategy
Super Awareness Is Fruit

I love Strategy. Their 'Drumsolo's Delight' on Kranky is pretty much one of my favourite records of all time. Taking the dub of dub techno and erasing most of the techno it's the most beautiful laid back lovingly decayed, bass heavy electronica you are ev...view item »

Mister Heavenly
Out Of Love

I love that mix of old-fashioned, nostalgic sound with the new and modern and I'm always a fan of good lyrics. I would have given it five stars, except (and this is more personal taste than a comment on relative worth or value of the record) I tend to skip a full third of the album's songs. Not that they're bad, they're just a bit boring or not ...view item »

PG Six
Starry Mind

P.G. Six - The Patrick Gubler Six are an indie-folk-Americana type band, well probably more of revolving cast of characters with New Yorker, Gubler being the the mainstay. "Starry Mind" is their fifth album and came out in 2001, four years after its predecessor, "Slightly Sorry" which I rather enjoyed. For quick comparisons sake, they have ...view item »

Male Bonding
Endless Now

I've got a problem with Male Bonding. I know they're the new big thing and everyone is excited and they've collaborated with the Vivian Girls and they've written a song with Rivers Cuomo (one of the biggest disappointments in indie rock history...I'm mean what the fuck happened dude?) but it just doesn't make any...view item »

Woods
Sun & Shade

I get to review the new Woods record by virtue of being the first to pounce on it in the box. It's my lucky day. This one's actually been spinning a few times in the office already, and it's totally great. The thing I love most about Woods is that nostalgic warmth and feeling of wellbeing that you get from their records and this one doesn't ...view item »

The Icarus Line
Wildlife

Wildlife by The Icarus Line is not their best album. It could be their worst album, actually. But the band itself is perfect. The Icarus Line have existed for over 10 years now and should be a hugely successful band but they're not, which is a load of shit. Between 'liberating' Stevie Ray Vaughan's...view item »

Sontiago
Steel Yourself

The 2nd bugger is by Portland, Maine's SONTIAGO and switched things around a bit. It's like proper crashing future-hop with sassy, soulful & brooding female vocals, thumping drums, twinkling samples & an eerie kaleidoscope of uncluttered, invigorating sound. I can hear spots of Nicolette here, early Luscious Jackson there, even...view item »

Revglow
9th Chrysalis

Ah I'm in my new spot. The sun rising over the ring road, a berry-covered Cotoneaster covered in bindweed as eye candy. On the stereo we have an album by Revglow which if you were blind or purposefully didn't look at the cover you'd swear was a new album by Conquering Animal Sound, so ...view item »

Diastole
Escalade

We have a debut CD in by Diastole which started off sounding like Big Country and then the vocals came in and it stopped doing that. The Diastole EP isn't a bad debut by any means. The thing which lets this down is the weak production which manages to remove any energy or vitality that may be present and makes it all a bit wet let...view item »

Capricornus
Halation

I'll take a step back into calmer pastures now. The ever-reliable Infraction have sent us a pile of new releases. Well, two. And because i've pulled a ligament in my leg and am chair-bound, i'm review king for the day. I'm gonna try beat my record and review anything that isn't nailed down in the office. But first I'll try Capricornus. What is l...view item »

Brain Idea
The Survival Scrolls

It's too fucking early and I'm too fucking tired to do justice to what I'm hearing now! Anger!!! Brain Idea are a relatively fresh new face on the scene with only a single tape release and this debut for real on Permanent to their name but they certainly know how to craft a banging tune. The Clean are an obvious reference point on 'The Surviving...view item »

Tunnels
The Blackout

Tunnels is Nick Bindeman, the guitarist of Eternal Tapestry. This is an excellent project that takes influence from deep electro-Kraut cuts. Excellent drum machine tones, minimal droning synths, and ring-modulated vocals resound through the album. This is the sort of record that you would expect to be reiss...view item »

The Spanish Donkey
XYX

Grunge jazz: Probably not a very big sub-genre, although the Nels Cline Singers and various Zorn projects occasionally take a stab at it. What we've got here is entirely improvised music purveyed by the iconoclastic trio of Jamie Saft on keys and bass, Mike Pride on drums, and Joe Morris on guitar. Not your cup of tea? Fine. Then avoid it. But i...view item »

Oldman
Son, Father And Son

Here's a CD by Oldman on the French Arbouse label. This is an odd beast. It starts off with a throbbing solo bass which reminds me of a Neubauten track from Tabula Rasa. Some eerie theremin noise and then some shuffling kicks in making one of the oddest tracks I've heard in a while. Then comes the old twiddly dee folk guitar. I swear I didn't know ...view item »

Blues Control
Puff

Here we have a repress of the third Woodsist release, recorded way back in the balmy days of '06. I don't know about you, but that was the craziest year of my life. What we've got here is some fuzzy, hazy, minimal psych of the highest order. It starts out a bit directionless for the first couple of minutes, but as soon as they hit a groove t...view item »

Magic Touch
I Can Feel The Heat

This is the work of Damon Palermo (Mi Ami/Jonas Reinhardt) and here he's in full on disco swing looping up a sax riff and a whole tonne of samples for an upbeat disco stomper that echoes the likes of folks that have done this before; Armando (tune I cant think of its name), Paul Johnson, Daft Punk, Anthony Shakir, etc. and a ton of Chicago (...view item »

I Am A Man With A St Tropez Tan
I Am A Man With A St Tropez Tan

What to say about this collection of DIY techno-flecked ephemera? It's by a man called Rick Senley who's lived quite the life as a court reporter, journalist & writer. There's some nice soundtracky moments amongst the blunt old-skool juddering & ambient tribal gurgling. It works like an audio travelogue or some form of soundtrack and t...view item »

Black Eagle Child / Donato Epiro
Split

More Blackest Rainbow goodness in this week. This time it's a split from Black Eagle Child and Donato Epiro, two master guitar strummers/pickers. Black Eagle Child is the work of Michael Jantz who captivates with his immense guitar picking skills. Layers of accordion drone, occasional glockenspiel and the odd use of a field recording or two give...view item »

Arthur Brown & Richard Wahnfried
Time Actor

First time around in the late 1970s, this was considered a Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze) release but I see now it has Arthur Brown listed first as artist - which is fitting, I suppose as Brown is all over this release. There is no bonus material but this remaster is an improvement over the German issue. This is a very unique album and it...view item »

Dex Romweber Duo
Is That You In The Blue

Is That You In the Blue feels like a an afternoon of AM pop radio from the pre-Beatles 1960s, when you'd hear Elvis, the Surfaris, Andy Williams, Lonnie Mack and Ray Stevens all in the course of an hour. As a contemporary piece of music, it's the perfect antidote to today's artlessly auto-tuned assembly line pop. The music in these grooves is re...view item »

Mit
Deine Eltern

Crackers German 12" by Mit. It's kinda like DFA 1979 remixed by Devo or summat. Enthusiastic fuzz punk with boundless energy & a trashy sensibility. I can see this both filling & emptying dancefloors simultaneously. They're a really young 3 piece by the way & sound a lot more unhinged & real ...view item »

Cauterised
Trifler Vs The 70's

Here we've got a mega-limited (only 20 made!!) CDr of Caretaker-style plunderphonics from Cauterised. It comes in a super cute handmade little cloth pouch, which is a nice touch. As for the songs, he's been going through his archives and finding a mix of '70s cuts - largely ...view item »

James Pants
Seven Seals

The sound on this thought-inspiring mixup is a big, room-filling flood - the faux-dancey background for the white-walled art gallery-opening in your head. The keyboards are classic, pre-1980s Human League synth; beats are fast, funky and swingy. Big drum sounds rumble through the rocky bottom, crispy snares and cymbals mixed up front. Guitar and...view item »

Nova Scotia / Eye
A Million Corpses of Dead Bees b/w High Road

Here's a split 12" by Nova Scotia and Eye who are both underground experimental New Zealand artists. The Nova Scotia side is called A Million Corpses of Dead Bees which is a frightening image. I love bees and the last thing I want to think of is the sad faces of millions of dead bees ...view item »

Astral Social Club / Tomutonttu
Wet Wheel/Hot Wheel b/w Syvät Svyät

Tipped Bowler Tapes hook us up with a 12" 45 loosely inspired by the club format and featuring none other than Tomutonttu and Leeds's very own astral pioneer Neil Campbell. Campbell kicks things off with stuttered interpretation of propulsive dancefloor format. Though the astral tomfool...view item »

Brain Idea
Cosmos Factory

These guys get compared to a lot of the old NZ bands even though they're from Chicago so should sound like Big Black or erm...Chicago. Were Chicago from Chicago? I'll wager that they were but if I'm wrong I'll accept my punishment. Half a squashed freeze-dried badger in the post to the usual address please. So yeah, they've got one of those ...view item »

Charlatan
Triangles

John Michelle Jar and his Oxygene sounds have recently become fashionable on the underground. Well, if Tangerine Dream can be trendy why not the audacious Frenchman and his psychedelic banks of luminescent keyboards? The first track on here has a subtle JMJ pulse but the swirling ple...view item »

Naked Lunch
Military of The Heart

Naked Lunch have a 7"/CD single out on Weekender. It's called Military of The Heart and it's like a more passable Travis or something.......view item »

Larry Sunshine Rice
Here's Sunshine!

"Sunshine"...a name you will remember, especially if your bag in music is communication. It's always refreshing to listen to an entertainer these days who does really have summat to say...and this guy Larry "Sunshine" Rice has a lot to talk about. After his formal schooling he dabbled in various occupations such as landscaping, house paintin...view item »

Lord Foul
Killing Raping Burning / The Devil’s Advocate

Lord Foul was a one-man hate machine operating out of Louisville, Kentucky in the early '90s, and this LP collects both his two demo tapes onto one side of vinyl, with the other side taken up by what I can only describe as a phenomenally shit etching (weirdly enough designed by the same guy who drew the totally sweet foil-stamped cover desig...view item »

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