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First Glances – Solway

“A Siren call to the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, [this] is a mini masterpiece.”


American Cream Band – Dark Hemisphere

Moon Glyph

“Dark Hemisphere may be far out but, in an alien kind of way, it’s almost welcoming too.”


The Oscillation – Untold Futures

All Time Low

“It’s no small step forward either; it’s a giant leap into the uncharted for the artist.”


Meatbodies – 333

In The Red

“Ubovich is at his best when letting rip with face-melting fuzz”


Nolan Potter – Music Is Dead

Castle Face

“Music clearly isn’t dead, but Potter is one of those that believes punk definitely killed it.”


Mark Tester – Oblivion Rhythms Revisited

Moon Glyph

“an invite inside the inner circle, a portrait of the artist as a young man, a man today, and a man of the near future”


KYŌGEN – I CRY EP

Ramber Records

“middle ground between melancholy New Wave electro and Balearic bangers”


The Limiñanas & Laurent Garnier – De Película

Because Music

“A hell of a trailer, the nostalgic De Película whets the appetite for a movie that’ll sadly never be.”


First Glances – Patrick T. Davies

“The heir apparent to the mayor of Chickentown”


A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram EP

Dedstrange

“antisocial gloom colliding with Goth and metallic noise at high speed”


First Glances – Autosuggestion

“the latest flagbearers of the neo post-punk movement”


Cubs – Rivers Of Amber/Frozen Waterfall

Rusted Rail Records

“an eclectic and uplifting collection of songs that genuinely describe organic Irish music.”


2021: Half-Term Report

The best of the year so far + Spotify playlist.


Firefriend – Dead Icons

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud Records

“conflating many of the best guitar records in history with reverential glee”


Carlton Melton – Night Pillers

Agitated

“A potted history of psychedelic jamming that … makes for quite the companion when the lights go out. “


Collin Gorman Weiland – Now & Thus Suite

Moon Glyph

“An engaging and transportive dose of New Age ambience”


Landon Caldwell & Flower Head Ensemble – Simultaneous Systems

Moon Glyph

“Heightened-consciousness composition meeting inspirational improv”


Grave Flowers Bongo Band – Strength Of Spring

Castle Face

“whirlwind garage-psych decorated with pastoral flourishes, proto-punk abrasion and heavy Glam”


Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

4AD

Oddball post-punk, “New Long Leg [is] a sensory weapon in waiting.”


Nuke Watch – The Manhattan Project – Live In NY

Moon Glyph

“an out-there soundtrack rich in invention that sculpts a new NYC of the near future.”