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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Electric Dream Ecstasy

It’s a bold reintroduction from psych O.Gs Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.. They’ve got themselves a new, young, hip rhythm section to cover the sounds of Kawabata Makoto’s creaking knees, and the press release for Electric Dream Ecstasy claims first track ‘F...view item »
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Expo '70
America Here & Now Sessions

This rare line-up of Expo ‘70 features two drummers, which instantly makes it twice as good. The America Hear & Now Sessions captures all that was recorded by this particular version of the band: a flare-up of deep jamming for fans of thickly-textured psychedelia. 300 copies, split over a black vinyl / red pac...view item »

Nadja
Sv

Nadja is a collaboration between Leah Buckareff and her partner Aidan Baker, and on this third album for the Essence Music label the pair further develop their blend of drone, noise and post-rock traditions. Sv is an unusual album for the duo as it is a single 4...view item »
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Merzbow
Konchuuki

New records from King Masami, aka Merzbow are not exactly rare, but they are nevertheless highly exciting. Konchuuki (or, in English, ‘Insect Machine’) arrives with some particularly rhythmic elements seemingly originating from an analogue synth (?), as well as stacks of just-goddamn-Noise! ...view item »
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Expo '70
Virtually From The Unknown

The reliable Justin “Expo ‘70” Wright is back this week with ‘Virtually From The Unknown’, his latest 12” slab with three lengthy tracks exploring his rise to universal fame and adoration through the medium of that slow psychedelic drone-rock choogling he’s so good a...view item »
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Nadja
Queller

To mark the release of their third album for Essence Music, Nadja reissue their difficult to find previous album Queller. This release from the duo is an incredibly heavy and abrasive interpretation of shoegaze and dream-pop music; extreme doom metal is pushed to powerful and blissful extremes. ...view item »
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Troum & raison d'etre
De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu

Troum have joined up with raison d’etre for this carefully honed new album on Essence Music. Three years in the making, De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu is like a cave made of drone: very spacious and somewhat awe-inspiring. CD packaged in a nice six-panel case, and released in an edition of 700 cop...view item »
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Circle
Soundcheck

Dave and I are having a totally childish little snigger about the fact we've just noticed that Circle have a guitarist called J Jaaskelainen. Yeah, you can bring out like 20 great albums and we'll still have a little chortle about the fact you have a similar name to a footballer. You prob...view item »
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Merzbow
Camouflage

I thought I'd give Merzbow another chance. Being all charitable and that I think everything is worth a listen and has to be judged on it's own merits. And if it's shit then so be it but you have to come to that decision yourself. Here's his new CD Camouflage on the Brazillian Essence label which is tastefully housed in an oversized cardboard digipa...view item »

Drakh
Bethlehem

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Up-Tight
The Night Is Yours

Big, fuzz-driven, psychedelic riffs are always the order of the day from Japanese rockers Up-Tight, who namecheck Amon Düül and Les Rallizes Denudes if you're looking for a few signposts. Limited to 200 copies  Mini-LP gatefold tip-on packaging (with insert) ...view item »
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Suishou No Fune & Numinous Eye
Black Flowers Of The Forest In The Cosmos

‘Black Flowers...’ is the collaboration between two artists of the highest experimental caliber, with the slow thunderous rhythm section of Numinous Eye and the psychedelic madness of Suishou No Fune, this is pretty heavy stuff man, limited to 170 CD’s with individually hand painted sleeves and collaged with beautifully delicat...view item »
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Aidan Baker
Noise of Silence

We got a box in from our favourite Brazilian label this week...Essence records. In that box was a bunch of old things and a coupla newies, one of which was this - a brand new Aidan Baker album! Aidan has baked many records over the recent years encompassing varying styles with his re...view item »
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Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Live In Occident

When you get an AMT LP in your grubby little hands you can almost guess what's about to unfold. Long, mesmeric jams, bonged out atmospherics and a touch of heaviness (well...not so much a touch...more like some breathy groping). This is a lost album of sorts, it hadn't been heard for mebbe ten years or so. It ...view item »
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Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
41st Century Splendid Man Returns

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Nadja
Autopergamene

Old Nadja is back with another dark Nadjaery opus of doom for your ears. Baker and co. are on typically nihilistic form with bleak song titles like 'You Right Your Name In My Skin' or 'You Write Your Name In My Head' or the classic 'You Write Your Name In My Blood'. Dark! Here you get lots of acoustic instruments like cello, bass, violin, g...view item »
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno
Ominous From The Cosmic Inferno

Standard AMT&TCI excellence music-wise. Amazing sleeve! When Planet X swings by, I hope I'm playing AMT real L.O.U.D. as the gravity crushes us / throws us into da cosmos. Rock on!...view item »
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