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Reviews

Osees – Panther Rotate

Castle Face

Protean Threats’ “originals dismembered and reconfigured by beings with only a cursory understanding of the contemporary musical canon.”


White Rose Transmission – Happiness At Last

Sireena.

side project for members of The Convent, Xymox, The Sound, The Chameleons, The Church….


Carlton Melton – Where This Leads

Agitated

“Where This Leads should really be subtitled Nobody Knows, the album as a whole a strong foot forward to the exciting unknown.”


The Search – Heart’s Racing

Aenaos Records.

The pet loves are back, again.


After Nature – After Nature

Lonely Heron Records

The Black Lamps side project


GHXST – Dark Days EP

S/R

“a jangling car crash of an EP you just can’t rip your eyes or ears away from.”


FUZZ – III

In The Red

“a concise rock album that still knows how to let the good times roll.”


Sophia – Holding On / Letting Go

Flower Shop Recordings. P.I.A.S.

Another Sophia album and its another good one.


bvdub – Wrath and Apathy

n5MD

Ultimately rewarding new album from ambient IDM master


Future Islands – As Long As You Are

4AD

“a good band not quite able or willing to become a great one.”


Lyndon Scarfe – Shoreline.

CueDotRecords

oceanic minimalism from Danse Society alumni


Asteroid No.4 – Northern Songs

“a strongly melodic, fuzzy delight start to finish” from the psyche veterans.


IST IST – ARCHITECTURE

Kind Violence Records ‎

post punk finds its way back to Manchester


Osees – Protean Threat

Castle Face

“picking up this particular receiver always feels like listening in to some premium-charge sex-line”


Eternell – Imagined Distances

Sound In Silence

‘a stunning entry into the world of downtempo, ambient dreampop’


White Manna – ARC

Cardinal Fuzz/Centripetal Force

“a lot of their former feedback and fuzz further disappearing in the rear-view mirror, White Manna are now content to just jam it out”


[.que] – And Inside

Sound In Silence.

Warm, twinkly IDM from Tokyo.


Secret Drum Machine – Chuva

Moon Glyph

This “rhythmic work-out of a sophomore album draws its influence from insect sentience and ecological synesthesia, their music intended to evoke senses other than the auditory”


Cloud Factory – # 1 EP

Howlin' Banana

A surprisingly decent listen “influenced by indie-pop, post-punk and – don’t wince – Britpop”


Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1&2

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“A celebration of the intoxicating sounds of 1960s-80s Afghan cassette culture”