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Lone Wolf
Lodge

9 people love me. Be the 10th...

7/10 according to our Clinton on 30th July 2015

Prone to over-sharing in press releases and blogs, Paul Marshall aka Lone Wolf has done the right thing and locked himself away in a studio and made an extremely personal album that speaks more than a billion web words. I’d venture that since his last record Marshall has been listening severely to Talk T…view full details.

Moon Pool & Dead Band
MEQ

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

7/10 according to our Laurie on 29th July 2015

With the Death Waltz-esque cover, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is another dusted-off soundtrack to an adventure film where a man hunts cybermoths on a planet full of foliage rooms. Nope, that’s all image, but the music on MEQ is reminiscent of such things - after coming off a review of Escape from New York, it’s an …view full details.

Mike Cooper
Fratello Mare

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

6/10 according to our Jim on 13th July 2015

There was a time when every self-respecting hipster would have an extensive ‘Hawaiian guitar’ section in their record collection. I’m talking about the 1950’s here, when the islands of the South Pacific and Caribbean fired (cold) war-weary Western imaginations with the exotic allure of non-work, untainted paradisaical coa…view full details.

Danny Elfman
Nightbreed

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180g “DECKER” colored vinyl LP (Burlap Mask with Blood Clot Splatter). On Waxwork in heavyweight tip-on gatefold sleeve. Danny Elfman is veteran of many a film soundtrack, and it is easy to see why. Nightbreed showcases the man’s very strong talents, perfectly suiting the dramatic horror of Clive Barker’s film. This reissue is pressed to vinyl with the colour scheme “Burlap Mask with Blood Clot S…view full details.

Olan Mill
Cavade Morlem

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7/10 according to our Robin on 30th July 2015

Olan Mill are a drone duo rather than an obscurely named lower division football club, and ‘Cavade Marlem’ is their latest offering of supremely minimalist, Youtube-playlist appropriate ambient. Earlier this year, Laurie fell into a blissful and smiley sleep while taking in the sounds of the band’s ‘Half Seas Over’ …view full details.

Long Distance Poison
Human Program

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7/10 according to our Robin on 28th July 2015

Sometimes you’ve gotta make it look like you’re doing something in a hurry. ‘Human Program’ is a busily scheduled slice of music in which a suspended ambient backdrop is filled with effects, synth extrapolations and pounding drums made on modulars. The blissful drone that predicates this album sounds nice, but Long Distan…view full details.

William Basinski
The Deluge

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7/10 according to our Robin on 28th July 2015

Tape looper to the stars William Basinski has been stripping away excess concept from his work since the rise of ‘The Disintegration Loops’, composing pieces that are important more for the sounds they make than for their process or history. ‘The Deluge’, however, finds him back with the stories: this record is thematical…view full details.

Jon Collin
Early Music

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

7/10 according to our Clinton on 30th July 2015

I’m a 'pop' man at heart so I find it hard to write about records like this. The opening track is basically Collin picking away at a guitar like you’d pick at a scab. It’s very enjoyable but I’m finding that when he gets really excited and the needles start pushing into the red, it gets a bit intense for early on a Thursd…view full details.

Ghedalia Tazartes
La Bar Mitzvah du chien

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6/10 according to our Clinton on 30th July 2015

Look at the sleeve. It's a naked, bearded man on all fours. Ghedalia Tazartes is a 'legendary' name in the European experimental community. The sort of man whose recently re-issued records had our former scribe Mike dishing out 9/10s as if they were confetti. I find it hard to critically assess music like this so I'll simply describe it …view full details.

Tengui
Transference

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7/10 according to our Clinton on 30th July 2015

Soothe me... someone please soothe me. This release by Tengui is kind of soothing in a completely mashed up way. It's techno I suppose but doesn't really use beats. Instead it gathers together a myriad of sounds and mucks them all up into a big smudgy mess where everything crackles and appears to be chewed up by tape. Synths whirr in and out of …view full details.

Evol
Flapper That

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12" on Diagonal. Computer punks Evol have a new 12” and it’s called Flapper That. One 20 minute piece of music over two sides of vinyl. Side one messes with waveform (and your head) in an hypnotic way, gradually changing speed and pitch. Side two adds drone and rave to the mix. Evol’s music has been a great influence on the Diagonal label since its inception.…view full details.

The The
Hyena

6 people love me. Be the 7th...

8/10 according to our Laurie on 29th July 2015

Gotta love the level of spook here. As with most Death Waltz OSTs, I’ve never seen Hyena, but it sounds dark ‘n’ uneasy as you’d expect. On this one, The The is main man Matt Johnson doing it all solo, building atmospheres of criminal suspense to reflect the main character’s descent. Johnson’s usu…view full details.

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Michael Head and The Strands
The Magical World of The Strands

13 people love me. Be the 14th...

10/10 according to our Clinton on 29th July 2015

It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for for months. A record so brilliant that I’m already preparing perfect conditions for myself pre-listen. I’m fed, I’m watered, I'm toileted and I’m sat in a comfortable position at my keyboard. Let’s go. So Michael Head has some history. He was in parping Liver…view full details.

John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Escape From New York

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1st press edition of 1000 copies! Expanded 180g vinyl gatefold 2LP on Silva Screen. Wowzers, total power team up here from film soundtrack-synth wizards John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. This is a reissue of their classic accompaniment to Escape From New York, present here in expanded form: the first time this version has been pressed to vinyl. Double LP remastered from the original tapes (naturally), …view full details.

The Myrrors / Cult Of Dom Keller
Fuzz Club 10" Split Single No. 7

5 people love me. Be the 6th...

8/10 according to our Robin on 29th July 2015

If you are reading this please feedback it. It’s The Fuzz Club, friends, back to spoil us for the seventh time with another one of those slightly smaller inched but no less waxy records. This one brings together the culprits of much slow-roasting psych rock, the Myrrors, with the extremely fussy and uncompromisingly experimental Cult of Do…view full details.

Aisha Devi
Conscious C*nt

2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

9/10 according to our Laurie on 29th July 2015

Here we have a 12” of electronic wonderment, complete with an aggressively alliterative title. Hide this one away from yer kids, Mr. Cameron. In short, this record is amazing. Aisha Devi has created a whirling melancholic semi-techno noisescape featuring bold synthwork, raspy beats and spaced-out samples. The opener ‘Kim &…view full details.

Ultimate Painting
Green Lanes

3 people love me. Be the 4th...

8/10 according to our Clinton on 28th July 2015

Imagine a cheery Lou Reed strutting down Stoke Newington high street on a sunny Wednesday morning. “How ya doin’ Mr Postman”, “Good to see you Mr Dealer”, he’s full of vitality as he flips an apple in the air. This is the image that Jack Cooper (Mazes)…view full details.

BEAK / KAEB
Split EP

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 28th July 2015

Why bother finding a band to share a split 12” with when you can just reverse your name and do it all by yourselves. This is also a double B side and if you thought that meant all the songs were bad then you’ve got another thing coming. They are all good. On the first side Geoff Barrows's Beak do two swirly krauty almost…view full details.

Samantha Crain
Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

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7/10 according to our Robin on 28th July 2015

Unless there was a recording studio under that branch, thorn and tree, I contest this record’s pastoral chops. Samantha Crain has made a fine record, here, but it’s not the sparse folk story you might expect, involving instead a great deal of enigmatic production and electronic supplementing. Though Crain has her guitar and voice to …view full details.

Karen Gwyer
Bouloman

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8/10 according to our Laurie on 24th July 2015

Traversing the outer boundaries of techno once again is our fave Karen Gwyer and her cluster of technological massage. The machine grooves on Bouloman are set to drift and hypnotise you with her now-perfected contrast between the thump-squelch of acidic drum lines and deeply moving synth washes, which vary in subtlety from a hint (&lsqu…view full details.

Pvre Matrix
LIES027.5

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8/10 according to our Laurie on 24th July 2015

This looks like the next part of LIES .5 series of mostly white labels, releases between releases. This time Pvre Matrix takes the reins, throwing hard rhythmic shapes mercilessly at your withered ears. ‘Burning Sulfur’ sets things off on a bit of a crazy note, the quickened pace combining well with the subtle dissonant arps to creat…view full details.

Nurse With Wound
Soliloquy For Lilith

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10/10 according to our Ant on 23rd July 2015

Essential reissue of Nurse With Wound’s epic 3CD masterpiece. Quite possibly my all time favourite Nurse With Wound release. Apparently so popular with fans at the time of it’s vinyl release back in 1988 it funded his family’s move to a farm in Irelan…view full details.

Yair Elazar Glotman
Études

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9/10 according to our Laurie on 23rd July 2015

The double bass is an instrument that has struggled to escape from the world that created it - the ruthless traditionalist institution of Classical music. Jazz was its ray of hope, but that soon formalised into something not too far away from the Vienna schools. Yair Elazar Glotman is a child of this system who realised that you can actually do …view full details.

Desaparecidos
Payola

6 people love me. Be the 7th...

7/10 according to our Robin on 22nd July 2015

Are you ready to feel, etc? Back in the day, Conor Oberst used Desaparecidos as an outlet for a different kind of bloodletting from his standard fare sad boy songwriting. When he wanted to scream and scorch the earth out of nothing but spite, he’d go round up his post-hardcore crew and shout a little bit.…view full details.

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Seconds / JOYA
Split

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

7/10 according to our Robin on 22nd July 2015

Seconds perform indie rock as a delightful, mindless romp: a quartet playing with a conventional set up and a couple of organ/keyboard additives here and there, they go straight for the hooks and focus tunes around them, adding in quirks and extras as and when, so deal with it, okay? “Crawl Space” sends out squeaky keys and …view full details.

Gurgles
Gurglefirst?

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7/10 according to our Clinton on 21st July 2015

This was produced by Hookworms' MJ at his Suburban Home (you can tell immediately by the amount of slapback echo on the vocals), but whereas Hookworms play one chord, Gurgles play a million. Opener ‘You’re Madder Than Me’ sets its stall out to update the kind of complex proggy pop that te…view full details.

Alessandro Cortini
Risveglio

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8/10 according to our Laurie on 23rd July 2015

After an uninspired attempt at making some dank slow techno, Alessandro Cortini, one of the Nine Inch Nails, brings melody back to the forefront for this CD on Vatican Shadow‘s Hospital Productions. On Risveglio, Cortini uses minimal synth layers to…view full details.

Acre / Filter Dread
Interference

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8/10 according to our Ant on 23rd July 2015

Visionist’s Lost Codes label teams up with PAN to become PAN sublabel PAN x Codes with the first release; a collaborative EP from Acre / Filter Dread. There's no room for purism in any of these productions, utilizing key elements of UK Bass, Grime, Techno etc. Kicking off …view full details.

Fennesz / OZmotic
AirEffect

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8/10 according to our Ant on 23rd July 2015

Fennesz of course is a cherished artist in electronic/ experimental music. OZmotic is a name that’s new to me but appears to be the duo of Stanislao Lesnoj (Soprano sax, visual, electronics) and SmZ (drums, objects and electronics). Together they join Fen…view full details.

Omar Souleyman
Bahdeni Nami

2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

8/10 according to our Laurie on 22nd July 2015

Well, would you just look at that production lineup. Hasn’t Omar Souleyman got some talented friends? That’ll bring in the punters. One mention of a certain Peterson and whoosh, the popular stampede takes form and promptly crushes any other musical interest you may have hoped to have. He does find some good music though. Anyway, thes…view full details.

Vinyl Williams
Into

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

8/10 according to our Clinton on 22nd July 2015

When your grandad is film composer John Williams and your dad was in Air Supply, how can you possibly fail in the world of music? Vinyl Williams (Lionel to his friends) has crafted an album which forges a similar path to other hazy pop troubadours such as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, …view full details.

Knxwledge
Hud Dreems

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8/10 according to our Andy on 22nd July 2015

I should get danger money for doing these reviews - seriously, I need medical assistance after this one. Why? My neck hurts - this is just one long headnodder of an album. Do they still use that term - necksnapper - when referring to this sort of hip-hop? Well its appropriate. Knxwledge (aka Knowledge for those that will hit up Discogs after get…view full details.

10000 Russos
10000 Russos

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8/10 according to our Robin on 22nd July 2015

I’ve got psych rock fever, in so far as I have hay fever and I’m listening to psych rock. The psych in question is the work of 10000 Russos, a Portuguese crew of smoke ‘n’ mirrors rockers who keep themselves at an echoing, lo-fi distance as their riffs circle the drain and drone into the sewers. The hay fever is mainly ju…view full details.

Seven Davis Jnr
Universes

2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

8/10 according to our Andy on 22nd July 2015

Seven Davis Jnr made quite an impact on Ninja Tune with the barnstorming 12" 'Wild Hearts' - pretty bold to then leave that off the album as it is a real killer tune. Having remixed Four Tet and of course being picked up by Ninja he has demonstrated some pedigree - you don't get those gigs by being a chancer, howev…view full details.

Ashtray Navigations
A Shimmering Replica

4 people love me. Be the 5th...

9/10 according to our Jim on 22nd July 2015

Ash Nav’s psychoactive stream of cosmic consciousness flows unabated, hitting a sun-scorched plateau of ecstatic intensity that’s rare by even their standards for this latest LP on VHF. The record bristles into being with the phaser-fuzzed smears and ruminating electronic pulsations of ‘Cold Lemon Door & Side Table’ a…view full details.

Gwenno
Y Dydd Olaf

8 people love me. Be the 9th...

7/10 according to our Clinton on 21st July 2015

Gwenno Saunders has had quite the roller-coaster life having been in the Pipettes, had a role in Welsh Language soap Pobol y Cwm on S4C and been touring keyboard player with Elton John. Meanwhile I’ve done nothing but sit on my big fat lazy arse. This album was rel…view full details.

Wen
Senary Cycles EP

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8/10 according to our Laurie on 21st July 2015

Wen is one of those grime artists that has been pushing the definition of the genre the last few years, and definitely upping the ante when it comes to production. Future grime? Let’s not go there. Not again. It’s nice to hear some of this stuff with an introspective feel instead of waving a metaphorical knife in your face. T…view full details.

Girl One And The Grease Guns
The Shatterproof Man

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8/10 according to our Clinton on 21st July 2015

Just look at that nice price: £3.79, and you get a bonus CD. Girl One and the Grease Guns are big on concepts -- no promo photos, total anonymity, they produce songs catchy enough to provoke interest in any fan of synth pop. The lead track ‘The Shatterproof Man’ is an immediately infectious slab of synth good…view full details.

Umchunga
Should Have Been Done By Now

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8/10 according to our Laurie on 21st July 2015

The latest from Hibernate has arrived, and it’s from a relative newcomer to the world of released music, Tehran’s Umchunga aka Nima Pourkarimi. No guesses as to what it sounds like - the Hibernate lot really meant every word of their Bandcamp mission statement. Not a lot of labels can say that. Well done. Should Have Been…view full details.

Kawabata Makoto
Astro Love and Infinite Kisses

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8/10 according to our Jim on 20th July 2015

Kawabata Makoto is back taking his listeners on cosmic voyages, without the more rock-grounded excesses of Acid Mother’s Temple for this double LP on VHF­. As a result we get the more ethereal, but no less intense side of Makoto’s unflinching psychedelic vision. The sounds seem to come from his guitar and warm, b…view full details.

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