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Richard Rose – Radiation Breeze

In The Red

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

The Janitors – Noisolation Sessions Vol. 1

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

Doomed psych-noise delivers “slo-mo neck-popper(s) gouging out an inevitable path forward like some glacial flow”.

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


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

Carlton Melton – Where This Leads


“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


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


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


Ultimately rewarding new album from ambient IDM master

Future Islands – As Long As You Are


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

Lyndon Scarfe – Shoreline.


oceanic minimalism from Danse Society alumni

Asteroid No.4 – Northern Songs

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


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”