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Boy Is Fiction – Deeper Than Static


Ambient IDM worth the 12 year wait?

JARR – Talking About X

Sound In Silence

contemplative ambient project

Resplandor – Tristeza

Reptile Music

Peruvian shoegaze anyone?

Osees – A Foul Form

Castle Face

A Foul Form embraces DIY hardcore and scuzzy anarcho-punk in the same, loving way that King Gizzard did with thrash on Infest The Rats’ Nest

David Fielding – Northern Star

Blue Apple Music

Solo album from The Chameleons founder guitarist

oldboy – bloody


“with an ear for a hook straight from the abattoir, it takes an oldboy to show the young’uns how it’s really done.”

Loner Deluxe – Hinterlands

Rusted Rail

“A really interesting album that fans of lo-fi alternative music will likely really enjoy.”

Test Card – Patterns

Sound In Silence

retro ambient success

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