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Busy bee Christopher Adam “The Gasman” Reeves drops his nineteenth album - his second with English label Onomatopoeia - the reassuringly-titled Controlled Hallucination. The lush, 80s style of Aeriform rather gives way to a bit of a melting pot this time around, ranging from dancefloor stuff (‘New Chair’) to cheeky, Plaid-esque melodic IDM (‘flash 7’)
Brit maverick Crayola Lectern is back with a rollicking new album, complete with complex arrangements, a trademark sense of adventure and inspired imagination. Expect soulful wisdom, ruminations on mortality and the deep, transcendent, otherworldly psychedelia you've come to expect from this musical visionary.
For his seventeenth release The Gasman moves from Planet Mu to the equally excellent Onomatopoeia label. Aeriform is a seriously strange listen; a high-energy euro-disco record, lovingly crafted with luscious synth textures that remind us of Boards of Canada. A glorious blend of rave culture and synth-pop.
Barringtone is Clor's Barry Dobbin playing deconstructed avant pop which consists of a heady brew of power pop, madcap wig outs and anthemic riffs all performed at breakneck speed. This is his second double A side 7" recorded for Onomatopoiea and it's hardcore influenced pop blasts will surely blow away any cobwebs.
A.J. Holmes here pays tribute to Robin Hood Gardens, a soon-to-be-demolished '70s housing estate in London. Holmes recorded these melancholy guitar and vocal songs in various parts of the estate, relying on the natural resonance of the spaces, rather than any post-production effects, to colour the recordings. 10” EP on Onomatopoeia.
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Having done a good stint as a sticksman for Graham Coxon, The Damned and many others, Stephen EvEns here takes matters into his own hands and serves up a dozen cuts of home-fried angst-pop. His tone is pleasantly conversational and the recordings have a charming mix of keen musicianship and 4-track fuzz. After kicking around online for a few years, Bonjour Poulet now gets a physical release via Onomatopoeia Records.
Despite having made his name with the frantic Cardiacs, William D Drake’s solo work shows considerable delicacy and craft. With more than a touch of folk tradition lurking beneath these compositions, Revere Reach builds up a strong and personal sense of place around the semi-real location named in the title. On Onomatopoeia.
Double a-side from Barringtone who are Barry Dobbin, formerly of NME’s top spot for the 100 greatest albums you never heard, Connan Cooledge and Boomer Opperman. Avant-pop and frenetic deconstructed rock with epic rock riffs, a dash of synthesiser and weird voices. Sounds like Zappa if he lowered himself to writing something that would sell loads. Vinyl 7” on Onomatopoeia.
This split 10" on Onomatopoeia is as split as split can be. The EP's titular number was co-written by a member of each band, each in turn recording a version of the song. London's Magic Brother begin with a more straight-up country pop take featuring a 'proper job' flute, while Cassettes tear up the farmyard by dialing up the distortion underneath Aimee Grinter's soft vocal tones. You're also treated to an additional track from each band, as well as the original demo of 'The West Country'.