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Reviews

Amusement Parks On Fire – An Archaea

long awaited comeback album doesn’t disappoint


Bitcrush – Dead Corners (single)

ant-zen

Dazzling return for the gaze/post rock/electronica project.


Peter Jørgensen – ‘Brian Records Kickstarter EP’

Brian Records

Kickstarter campaign for post classical EP.


A Place To Bury Strangers – Hologram EP

Dedstrange

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


Winterlight – Gestural Abstractions

n5MD

electronica take on the post-punk pop scene


Cubs – Rivers Of Amber/Frozen Waterfall

Rusted Rail Records

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


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. “


Seasurfer – Zombies

Reptile Music

eighties infused dreampop with an icy synth edge


Collin Gorman Weiland – Now & Thus Suite

Moon Glyph

“An engaging and transportive dose of New Age ambience”


Low Island – If You Could Have it All Again.

Emotional Interference

soulful synthpop triumph


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.”


Clark – Playground In A Lake

Deutsche Grammophon

‘astonishing’ neoclassical soundtrack to the end of the world


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.”


Tune-Yards – sketchy.

4AD

sketchy seems put together from cutting room scraps, a using up of leftovers and as a consequence feels quite ordinary”


Henry The Rabbit, Béatrice Morel-Journel & Semay Wu – Songs Of The Marsh

Moon Glyph

“Art imitating art” to create a soundtrack all of its own.


Loner Deluxe – Field Recordings

Rusted Rail

diverse and eclectic set of songs from label head


Painted Shrines – Heaven And Holy

Woodsist

“lightly psychedelic dose of alt-folk-informed indie led astray by an undercurrent of distortion”