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AMP – Switched On And Live

Sound In Silence

“Maybe only God knows how AMP works, but not only does it, it’s downright electric in its execution too.”


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Brave Timbers – Secret Hopes

Sound in Silence Records

If beauty were music…


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The Workhouse – Now I Am On Fire

Oscarson

Interpol kin expand their reach.


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Bvdub – Yours Are Stories Of Sadness

Sound in Silence Records

‘Delicate’ and ‘reflective’ new work from the ambient IDM master.


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Spoon – Hot Thoughts

Matador

Tim Clarke tackles the new album.


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Holygram – Holygram EP

Reptile Music

German Darkwave – you know you want it!


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Former Bullies – Stranger

“Let this Stranger come into your home and heart and it may just never leave.”


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Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten

4AD

“a danceable and fun album of pure pop”


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Damaged Bug – Bunker Funk

Castle Face

“a spacey album that dresses up choppy grooves in hand-made effects”


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Jupiter-C – 001 EP

Invada

“the spectre of roboticised post-punk too … balanced by ghostly vocal loops”


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Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

Sister Polygon

“we’re potentially sitting on a goldmine of great reactionary punk”


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Akranes – Takeover Me EP

Ramber Records

“music for the hopelessly romantic, those perhaps no longer in a relationship but still entirely in love.”


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Blank Square – Animal I

Castle Face

“Wave after wave of sax-punk lands like an ocean of well-manicured fists”


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Fred Thomas – Changer

Polyvinyl

The artist that brought us the tremendous ‘All Are Saved’ album returns.


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Aquarian Blood – Last Nite In Paradise

Goner

“proof that two types of strange don’t make a straightforward”


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Lamagaia – S/T

Cardinal Fuzz / Ocean Sunrise Bender

“A countdown to oblivion, a countdown to infinity. Choose your poison.”


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POW! – Crack An Egg

Castle Face

Synth-punkers deliver “a timely reminder to embrace life to the fullest and revel in its diversity”


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Bing & Ruth – No Home Of The Mind

4AD

“intellectually stimulating and passionately lovable in a single bound”


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Demian Castellanos – Ether

Cardinal Fuzz/Out Of Phase Frequencies

“reveals itself like a hidden level on some vintage platform game”


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Mahatma X – A Mobtown Suite Vol. 1

Home Assembly Music

“Imagine .some fellas gathered in a small basement jazz club and none of them have played together before … this album would represent a faithful document of that night.”