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Dion Lunadon – Beyond Everything

In The Red

“Splitting the difference between catchy noise-pop and effervescent garage-punk”

Slow Dawn – Into The Machine Haus

Cardinal Fuzz/Centripetal Force

“what Slow Dawn do differently is to play all your favourites all at the same time”

ILUITEQ – The Light Inside, The Dark Outside


Hopeful ambient offering

GHXST – Admire


“People pay for this sort of dark delight, but don’t tell your mother.”

Oneiros Way – The Dawn is Near

I Dischi del Minollo

Italian darkwave/dreampop

Ambassador Hazy – The Traveler

Cardinal Fuzz/Hazy House

“a kaleidoscopic odyssey on a shoestring”

Sweeney – Stay For The Sorrow

Sound In Silence

‘deeply personal’

Magic Shoppe – Mono Lake

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“Call it masochistic melancholy”

Pia Fraus – Now You Know It Still Feels The Same


Eurovision dreampop contest, anyone?

Julien Demoulin – Everything Forgotten, Everything Remembered.

Sound In Silence

Focused breathing with francophone minimalist

System Exclusive – S/T

Castle Face

“11 poppy synth-punk offerings coming on more like 2002 than 2022”

Vague Lanes – Cassette


post punk project with twin bassists

Parker Sprout – Milk In The Sun

Moon Glyph

“Sprout has a real knack for lazy-days slacking, dressing his summery creations in odd clothing for fun”

The Angered Wrecks – Bennies, Booze And R&R 1981

Cardinal Fuzz/Feeding Tube

“The Angered Wrecks were as keen on hardcore, 60s garage and proto-metal as they were The Stooges”

The Janitors – Noisolation Sessions Vol. 2

Cardinal Fuzz/Little Cloud

“The Janitors are hard to shift from a decent groove when they burrow in deep”

Dryft – From Stasis


Far from static IDM release,

Good Shepherd – Let’s See What The East Wind Brings

Rusted Rail Records

‘minimalist folk’ to ‘pull on the heartstrings’

AZ – Doe or Die II

Quiet Money

low key gem from the Brooklyn rapper

Black Swan Lane – Hide In View


congratulations, you just discovered your latest favourite band

American Cream Band – Dark Hemisphere

Moon Glyph

“Dark Hemisphere may be far out but, in an alien kind of way, it’s almost welcoming too.”