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Minami Deutsch
With Dim Light

Minami Deutsch is the kind of name of band that ensures I studiously ignore their output. This is probably the little Englander in me coming out. I don't know what it means and I can't say it all that well. Now if they were called Sausages then I might take a bigger interest.  The press blurb suggests that these are psych freaks who...view item »

Disco Inferno
Technicolour

By the time 1995 rolled round Disco Inferno had probably had enough. Not only had their stunning run of forward thinking records been ignored by all but the most discerning music listener but they'd had all their gear nicked resulting in most of an album having to be thrown in the bin and they'd been hawked round on ill considered support slots ...view item »

Belong
October Language

Back in 2006, New Orleans’ Belong released their debut album ‘October Language’. Though well received at the time, it deserves so much more. Then it was compared to the shoegaze greats, a much deserved comparison, but I think the spirit of ‘October Language’ has more in common with the bittersweet heft of ...view item »

Henry Blacker
The Making Of Junior Bonner

Sludge is sometimes dressed up hard rock. This is one of those times but in a good way; Henry Blacker, a regional offshoot of Hey Colossus, initially started as a way of exorcising some of their doom demons away from home (stuck in Somerset, not London -- you know the drill), and now have their third record of ...view item »

Christina Vantzou
No. 4

Thank you, hell. Having booted us out of the soul-sucking eternity that was ‘No. 3’, Christina Vantzou returns with another startling record in her ambient classical series, offering a more focused meditation performed by herself and collaborators Angel Deradoorian, ...view item »

Sterile Hand (Silent Servant)
Sterile Hand

Los Angeles techno producer Juan Mendez (Sandwell District, Jealous God) aka Silent Servant delves even further into his recent foray into EBM, teaming up with Ori Ofir on vocal duties for some ice cold Electronic Body Music. The Sterile Hand sound is part homage to 80s influences but still has Mendez’s sound stamped all over it. T...view item »

The Coke Dares
Fake Lake

To Jason Molina they were known as the Magnolia Electric Co; to themselves, they were and are the Coke Dares, the same band with an entirely different sound. Molina used them to create terrestrial, earth-shattering Americana, and while you can see the weight and the crunch the band used for his twang songs here, their sound couldn’t be fur...view item »

Caudal
Fight, Cry, Fight

Post-rock in the extremes of low-key, Caudal will lead you to believe they’re about to do something propulsive and off-the-charts before just keeping on with what they were essentially doing already. Therefore: tension, but also comfort. ‘Fight, Cry, Fight’ is the sound of a band looping some ideas around in a jam and seeing wh...view item »

Stars Of The Lid
Gravitational Pull vs The Desire for an Aquatic Life

Before it was beautiful it was dark, like dusk, and there was fog. Stars of the Lid went on to make two gorgeous, sunshined drone classics in ‘Refinement’ and ‘Tired Sounds’ -- both so hopeful and lovely that they often got compared to the narrative driven music of post-rock -- but once there was disquiet. Their second re...view item »

Sufjan Stevens
Tonya Harding

Someone doesn't like Sufjan Stevens and it's a shame that it happens to be Tonya Harding who hates the song. Oh and the people who made the documentary about her who rejected it as part of the soundtrack. But it's ok, Sufjan. We still like you.   Strange format this. 7" makes sense but cassingle? Well it's a nice collectors thi...view item »

Yung Wu
Shore Leave

A time long ago I was young and carefree when my only worry in life was completing my collection of the Feelies side projects.  The day I found the Yung Wu record was a special one. I had no idea what to expect. I mean...Yung Wu... I thought it would be experimental...or Japanese...or both.  I ...view item »

Shudder To Think
Ten Spot

Let's hope this re-issue of Shudder to Think's debut album has been re-mastered. Their original albums though musically exceptional suffer from the kind of quiet '90s mastering that suggests the record was played out of some speakers and recorded onto a tape recorder. Drums high enough in the mix to make you feel you are listening to the band ou...view item »

Rival Consoles
Persona

Have you ever been followed down a dark alley by someone wielding an axe? Well If you have and don't want that part of your life soundtracked then best not listen to Rival Consoles new opus.  These are dramatic flourishes of pulsating and cinematic electronica that takes influence from Ingmar Bergman's psychological thriller but has...view item »

Ssaliva
WYIN

Gorgeous mini album of elegiac, crystalline ambient electronics from Ssaliva aka Belgian producer François Boulanger - previously spotted on Ekster, Leaving Records, Vlek, Purple Tape Pedigree etc. Thematically, the record laments on socio-political concerns and it's a proper weeper. Immaculately produced, it conjures images of a broken f...view item »

Élg
Vu Du Dôme

Heard you’re all in the mood for some sound poetry? Yeah, I heard right. This review is not the sound poem; it is the mere conduit for it, with me as the messenger-boy for a record of troublemaker music concrete. Gorgeous and unnerving, a blessing and an ailment, this is ‘Vu Du Dôme’, the latest record by weirdo producer ...view item »

A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a form of healing by basically hanging out in a forest. Nice. Can't see a forest out the window but next time I'm in one I'll bath in it and see if it sorts out my problems. A Hawk and a Hacksaw have long found inspiration through travel and this is no different on this their 7th LP. They seem to take bits and bats of inspirati...view item »

Thembi Soddell
Love Songs

Oh my goodness, what have I done? Hitting play on this album has been something akin to opening Pandora's box and unleashing a dark force into my home. I think I had better go hide the children under the bed before some bad dudes from the Black Lodge show up… hang on.. They’re already here…. Arghhh! I jest of course, ...view item »

Goldmund
Occasus

Hello! It’s Jamie here, again. Time for my Top 5 Nouveau Classical Records of the Week rundown. Only joking, it’s really time for my review of ‘Occasus’ by Goldmund. Goldmund, or Keith Kenniff for it is he; he who is on occasion also ...view item »

Firestations
The Year Dot

Firestations reckon they write nice songs then mess them up but on opener 'Build a Building' I can't hear much messing up. In fact it's a rather lovely slice of harmonic kraut pop which reminds me of Astronauts or Teleman.  In fact 'Make Your Mind Up' is even more like ...view item »

Nest Egg
Nothingness Is Not A Curse

I actually almost can’t  bring myself to type “motorik” for the millionth time in my existence but phew, there you have it, I pulled it out of the bag. Psychlords, meet Nest Egg, a disciplined rock ‘n’ roll band very much worthy of your Fuzz Club squad. What if Fuzz Club was a football team, though? Would they ...view item »

Beta Blockers
Stiff Prescription

Extremely good noisy psych-punk by people who are both running away from you and running right for you. Thrashing at a distance, Beta Blockers make a racket real fast and without warning. Each bit of it is going to grate your ears into pieces and that’s all I really have to say about it. Also it rules. It’s no surprise a band...view item »

Wrong
Feel Great

Relapse supergroup hour! At this point in history you kinda just have to accept that every noisy band is prepared to team up with another one to create the biggest, baddest churn, but I’m still over the moon about Wrong, which combines Torche, Capsule and Kylesa members together into one crusty championship of disdain. The hilariously name...view item »

Oly Ralfe
Notes From Another Sea

Oly Ralfe (of Ralfe Band) is truly showing himself off in a bright light here, on his debut solo album. That light is reflected and refracted in the clear composition and crystalline piano played by Ralfe throughout ‘Notes From Another Sea’. Yes, it’s a solo piano album. But it’s ...view item »

No Joy / Sonic Boom
No Joy / Sonic Boom

We’ll start with a proud affirmation of the biases that make me unfit to review this album. It involves Sonic Boom, who is the closest thing I have to a nemesis: he once phoned up Norman Records and yelled at me down the phone before realising he was working on misinformation and hung up. I am therefore una...view item »

Ashley Paul
Lost In Shadows

The much lauded Ashley Paul continues to make ghosts a tangible reality on ‘Lost In the Shadows’, her latest concoction of song and stress. A multi-instrumentalist known for divesting her tools of their traditions, she favours tonal angularity and horrifying discordance, creating sparse, spectral works that are still somehow heavy in...view item »

mmph
Dear God

Hello. So, this mmph seems like an intense, deep and reflective chap. Seoul-born, Boston resident Sae Heum Han was classically trained as a child and as a cellist went on to study music performance at world-renowned Berklee College. He’s now using electronics to express himself, and this work -- Dear God...view item »

A Place To Bury Strangers
Pinned

They may well be ahem...'borrowing' the bassline from Joy Division's 'Transmission' on 'Never Coming Back' but A Place To Bury Strangers make a right old racket that certainly blows any cobwebs away. They have screeching guitars, eerie male/female vocals that sound like they want to kill you and propulsive drum...view item »

The Caretaker
Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 4

Feeling dizzy and confused? Disorientated and discombobulated? No, well you clearly haven’t navigated a Leeds dual carriageway in today’s torrents and flooding but that’s OK because The Caretaker is here and he’s going to make sure you feel all these things and more, via his now-infamou...view item »

µ-Ziq
Challenge Me Foolish

Michael ‘Robert’ Paradinas (thank you discogs; so formal, so polite) releases some of his µ-Ziq material previously untouched by mortal hand, collects it and titles it ‘Challenge Me Foolish’ -- on this here CD / double LP for his own Planet Mu, of course. It&r...view item »