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Reviews

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”


Timelash – A Morphology Of Wonders

Aguirre

“a clash of tribal exotica and otherworldly sci-fi tension”


Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone & Black Tempest – Dataland

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“like Kraftwerk directing some on-stage version of a Douglas Coupland novel”


Miss Grit – Impostor EP

S/R

Impostor is just too good as fitting in to really stand out.


Dreamweapon – Rites Of Lunacy

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“There’s out-there and then there’s far-out; the line is just a dot to Dreamweapon.”


Here Lies Man – Ritual Divination

RidingEasy Records

“a sweaty, dusty rite-of-passage dose of retro rock”


Yellow 6 – Silent Streets and Empty Skies

Sound In Silence

the soundtrack to a covid19 summer


Songs of Green Pheasant – When The Weather Clears

Rusted Rail

Sounding like it’s from “the late 1960s, it doesn’t actually sound at all out of place in 2020.”


Raskolnikov – Lazy People Will Destroy You

Manic Depression records.

Darkly inviting. Highly compelling.


Panoptique Electrical – Five Pianos

Sound In Silence

evoking a sense of space and quiet


The Churchhill Garden – Heart And Soul – the collection.

Fall in love with sound again.


Various Artists – Twenty Years Away, an n5MD compilation.

n5MD

perfect Christmas gift opportunity


Scenius – Enough Fears

Bandcamp

synthpop contender for album of the year


Near the Parenthesis – Intervals

n5MD

Subtle IDM release that explores the spaces between.


Richard Rose – Radiation Breeze

In The Red

“Radiation Breeze is obviously, gloriously bad for your health, but you’re gonna do it anyway.”