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Richard Youngs
Amaranthine

Richard Youngs is one of the more interesting and prolific experimental artists on the UK scene right now, and on this here EP he's giving us four more long songs of his trademark weirdness. With mysterious album art on which the only text is the name of the label it's released on, this al...view item »
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Richard Youngs
Regions of the Old School

Prolific experimental songwriter Richard Youngs is back once again this week, and this time he’s done a double album, with some compositions extended to marathon length. One such example is opener ‘Insomniac Takeover’ - an entire side of maddening feedback, hand drums and grindingly repetitive vocals, giving the feverish interm...view item »
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Coypu
Floating

Coypu’s ensemble is made up of members of Blind Cave Salamander and Almagest!, Daniele Pagliero, and the ever-busy Ben Chasny, he of Six Organs Of Admittance fame. Together they make experimental pastoral American music: Appalachian dulcim...view item »


Ilyas Ahmed
Closer to Stranger

Ilyas Ahmed does business with the excellent MIE once again regarding his new LP Closer to Stranger. A distinctive guitarist associated with American primitive as well as ‘New Weird America’ when it prevailed in the 2000s, this new offering finds Ahmed’s sound a tad cleaner and his style a little close...view item »
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Koboku Senju
Joining The Queue To Become One Of Those Ordinary Ghosts

I’ve not heard of these guys before but knowing the quality of releases on MIE (Bong, Pelt, Sarin Smoke, Gate, Richard Youngs...view item »
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Hey Colossus
Dedicated To Uri Klangers

The Hey Colossus juggernaut revs up again, this time for a retrospective release. Dedicated To Uri Klangers aims to feature at least one track from every one of the noisy collective’s albums from 2002 to 2013 (although the messy nature of the band means no ...view item »


Aine O'Dwyer
Gallarais

Aine O'Dwyer's attempts to play high and low with drone have led her to such projects as playing organs in a church while the cleaners vacuumed the place. Her new record, Gallarais, sees her scope out yet another unique environmental setting, recorded in the depths of the Brunel tunnel for the sake of focusing...view item »


Sarin Smoke
Vent

Sarin Smoke is a duo comprising the humans better known to you as Pete “Yellow” Swanson and Tom “Charalambides” Cart...view item »


Gang Wizard
Important Picnic

Gang Wizard are not a real gang, or even a real wizard, but a band. There are five of them, three share a surname, they've been going for ages in one form or another and they make up their songs as they go along. Yeah, completely off the cuff, bash 'em out and see what happens style. It's brave, it's difficult, it's not always fun to listen to, ...view item »
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Black Dirt Oak / Jantar
Presage

‘Presage’ is an LP split release from supergroup Black Dirt Oak (Pelt, No Neck Blues Band, Desert Heat, Rhyton and Pigeons) and Jantar (named after a rare folk music instrument from Rajasthan). The two sides exist in harmonic, aesthetic contrast with Black Dirt Oak’s dirty, bare bones onslaught of degraded electronics perfectly...view item »


Hey Colossus
Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo

Ooof, here’s the chunky new offering from UK noise rockers Hey Colossus, reinvigorated by the addition of an ex-Part Chimp on drums and this time round opting for a more hi-fi approach to their sound, recording these tracks live to tape throughout 2012. The band m...view item »


Cara & Mike Gangloff with the Great American Drone Orchestra
Knock on Life's Door

Cara and Mike Gangloff have been deeply engaged with the history of American song and American drone for years: now they have the potent support of the Great American Drone Orchestra to help them articulate their vision. Knock On Life’s Door tears into the flesh of familiar old so...view item »
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Rhyton
Navigating By Starlight

Rhyton play spaced-out improvised music in a vaguely rockish idiom: bass, guitar and drums appear to be the set-up here. But Navigating By Starlight’s 2 side-long jams aren’t interested in sticking to any kind of grid, instead wandering all over the soundfield. Edition of 500 LPs on the MIE Music label....view item »
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Tashi Dorji & Shane Parish
Expecting

Tashi Dorji and Shane Parish are both improvising guitarists, and here they entwine their guitars and thought processes into delicate pieces constructed on the fly. The title Expecting refers to the fact that each musician was expecting the birth of a child at the time of the recording: can you hear the...view item »
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Kohoutek
Curious Aroma

I like to hear this LP by the group Kohoutek as an imagined vision of the other-worldly oddness that could be going on in the depths of the comet from which they take their name. Fanciful maybe, but Curious Aroma’s strange, lingering improvisations certainly don’t sound ordinary. 350 LPs on the reliably stro...view item »
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Gate
Saturday Night Fever

What is this? An LP by Michael Morley’s (of New Zealand avant skronk legends The Dead C)  long running solo project Gate, entitled ‘Saturday Night Fever’ complete with parody logo from the John Travolta flick. Yes you’ve guess...view item »
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Dreamboat
Dreamboat

Dreamboat is a collaboration that brings together the synth / bass clarinet outfit Golden Retriever (itself a duo) with singer / guitarist Ilyas Ahmed. The results are magical, successfully bringing 2 rather different musical...view item »
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United Bible Studies
The Ale's That Cures Ye

United Bible Studies are an ever-shifting collective (members currently include the excellent Aine O’Dwyer) devoted to interpreting English and Irish folk music in an intense, often melancholy style. Their latest set, The Ale’s That Cure Ye, is released by MIE Music in a vinyl edition of 300...view item »
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Pigeons
The Bower

Fusing the sweetness of Karen Carpenter with a cunning bent for delicate prog stylings Pigeons return with a confident record in The Bower. Touches of haunting lullabies and acid-drenched song structures wash over a lush, otherworldly collection of songs. Written whilst they lived in a house in the woods, obviously. Out...view item »
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Birchall/ Cheetham Duo
Tipping Point



Aine O'Dwyer
Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I & II

Aine O’Dwyer moves from the harp, her prime instrument, to the full-sized organ of a church in Islington. The title refers to the fact that she was only able to use the organ when the church was being cleaned, and this accidental pseudo-audience of cleaners affected both the playing and the recording of O’Dwy...view item »
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Mike & Cara Gangloff
Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life

Mike and Cara Gangloff are a duo known for their homegrown psych-folk pleasantries, both more prominent in bands Black Twig Pickers and Pelt. 'Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life', however, sees them step out under their own names. It offers up a couple of traditional folk tunes along with some stark, heartbreaking originals.&...view item »
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Tom Carter and Pat Murano
Four Infernal Rivers

This is a second collaboration between Charalambides man Tom Carter and No Neck Blues Band feller Pat Murano. The pair had already made an eponymous LP back in 2012 but have now colklaborated again, this time at Carter's place, passing musical ideas back and forth, forth and back. There are four lengthy improvisations using Car...view item »


Hallock Hill
The Union / A Hem of Evening

This is a lovely little package. It’s a gatefold 2LP with a sleek little book of pictures and poems and four sides of gently twisting guitar meditations from Tom “Hallock Hill” Lecky, which glide from awkward ambien...view item »
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Alastair Galbraith
Cry

We’ve got the latest from New Zealand legend Alasdair Galbraith from good ol’ Henry at MIE this week, full of spluttering organic drones from fiddles and guitars and flutes, sleepy guitar twinkles and Galbraith’s deep, sleepy mumble. It’s somnolent and experimental without being too difficu...view item »
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Claypipe
A Daylight Blessing

This is the second LP on MIE I've had to review this week and it has some striking similarities to the other one, Gang Wizard's 'Important Picnic', in that they're both improvised post-pop type collections with a ramshackle and spontaneous feel. That's where the similarities end, though. Unlike the aforementione...view item »
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Black Dirt Oak
Wawayanda Patent

Just as I was starting to fear that this week was throwing me a succession of stinkers, everything I've had to review so far today has been magical. This Black Dirt Oak LP is no exception. The band might not be familiar to you but many of the personnel probably will - Steve Gunn, Nathan Bowles, Jimy SeiTang, ...view item »
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Pelt Part Wild Gate
Hung on Sunday

This avant/improv super group got together on the Sunday of Newcastle’s Tusk Festival in 2012. An event both our Brian and I attended, but we failed to catch the action captured here due to some excessive partying the previous night and this happening, I recall, was in the morning. Well, thanks to MIE Mu...view item »
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Trouble Books
Love at Dusk

The first thing that struck me about this record by husband/wife duo Trouble Books is that the song ‘All Flowers’ borrows the chorus from ‘All Flowers In Time Bend Toward The Sun’, a long forgotten collaboration between Jeff Buckley and ...view item »
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Pelt
Effigy

Who would have thought that Pelt would dust themselves off after the devastating loss of Jack Rose and continue releasing records? Not I, and yet that is exactly what they have done here, with an epic and somet...view item »
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Desert Heat
Cat Mask at Huggie Temple

This is a collaboration between Steve Gunn, Cian Nugent and John Truscinski. The trio jammed together for the first time after a festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne and it all worked as if by magic...although the fact that two of them had previously played in the Gunn-Truscinski Duo ...view item »
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Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro
Polar Satellites

It’s rare, very rare indeed, that I feel like my reviewing work has already been done by a customer, but that’s exactly what’s happened today with this new LP of mesmerising improvised percussion duets from Nathan Bowles (Pelt, B...view item »
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Bong
Live at St Mary's Old Church & Burial Ground

Oh! Usually at this point in the week the review pile is an arid wasteland populated only by self-released lo-fi drone and experimental noise, but not this week! I’ve got to start my day with the marvellous new Pissed Jeans effort and now I’m getting stuck into this monolithic live recording ...view item »
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Chord
Gmaj7

Okay, this one is some post-metal lads from the likes of Pelican and Sacred Cities, but they’re going a bit high art on you with this band. Chord’s concept is as gracefully simple and potentially dull as their name s...view item »
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Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides
Poisson

These guys are an entertaining listen always. Heavily inspired by free improv, non-music and outsider folk frontiers, this duo had these m...view item »
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Daniel Menche & Anla Courtis
Yagua Ovy

I'm way into a lot of the sounds that these guys create but as far as I'm aware this is actually their first collaboration. From the moment the needle hits the weapons-grade heavy vinyl we are treated to strange scraping cyclic sounds like a load of twigs have been bundled and stuffed into a washing machine and then proceed to snap and crunch as...view item »


Trouble Books
Endless Pool

I've noticed a small resurgence in what i would define as purest post-rock releases trickling through the norman office. Epic instrumentals and massive soundscapes that engulf the listener and are commonly used as the backing music to nature or environmental programs. Trouble Books new record the 'Endless pool' could in some ways be defined as prop...view item »
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Trouble Books
Gathered Tones

Trouble Books have a new album of pastoral analogue loveliness out, a record that from the off caresses your ears with bloopy, languid synths, cosmic ephemera & wistful vocals. I can hear The Magnetic Fields, Casiotone FTPA, Postal Service & a spot of Grandaddy in these tender, organic pop songs. I can especially sense a strong kinship with...view item »
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Talons
Songs For Babes

We were all commenting on how lovely 'Songs For Babes' by Talons looked. It's not the fact that it comes in a lush silk screened sleeve which looks all pretty and that. It's not the fact that there are various envelopes stuff with things inside. It's not the fact that inside some of those envelopes is the Songs For Babes on CD plus 2 other albums o...view item »
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Trouble Books
The United Colours of Trouble Books

This United Colours of Trouble Books LP is a pretty little thing. Apparently they've only done a hundred of them which is quite lazy when you consider that they've only hand drawn and painted the sleeves, done loads of drawings and written out the lyrics for the booklet that they've then sewed together. That's the trouble with young people these da...view item »
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Gate
The Dew Line

Okay, this is Dead C fella Michael Morley doing some solo electronic-ish thing, so I’m told. Actually there’s more garagey lo-fi tones on here than electronic ones but synths are involved too. As far as I can figure o...view item »
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