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Reviews

There Will Be Fireworks – Summer Moon

The Imaginary Kind

There Will Be Fireworks have done something which many bands are simply unable to – they’ve crafted an entire album.


Tasting Notes 2024

Our tips for the year to come …


Lasael – Foghorn EP

Ramber Records

Disciples of the reformed-Swans school of noise-rock … Foghorn is a near-religious experience”


JARR – 42°

their most minimal to date


One Little Atlas – Wayfarer

Ramber Records

“skilfully done top to bottom, a huge and luxurious achievement”


Sunshine Playroom – The Old Railway Track

Persephonic Audio

This is an album which feels like it opens a door to the past.


Carlton Melton – Turn To Earth

Agitated

“a full 120-minute odyssey too that displays the full range of Carlton Melton material”


Catatonic Suns – S/T

Agitated Records

“A popular (but not “pop”) take on rock, suffocating shoegaze and psych”


PCM – Dreamland

n5MD

as listenable as it is admirable


Woods – Perennial

Woodsist

“excellent new take on their summery psych-pop sound”


Tiger Lou – Acts

Startracks.

Code red for the Scandi noirs


Celestial North – Otherworld

Bandcamp

Pagan Poetry


A.R. Kane – A.R. Kive Box-Set

Lavish box set re-issue for the dreampop pioneers


Osees – Intercepted Message

In The Red

“Thee Oh Sees are back to slay pretence and pretenders alike”


Mercylane – Mayday EP

from the former God Machine man


Various Artists – These Clouds…

Sound in Silence

Label celebrates milestone with compilation release


Scenius – Life Is A Thing

Bandcamp

Can the darkwave/synthpop duo do it again?


Deepriver – Volume One

n5MD

Hemisphere-spanning ambiance.


The Declining Winter – Really Early, Really Late

Home Assembly Recordings

“The instrumentation is an absolute treat. Each note feels considered, even agonised over.”


The National – First Two Pages of Frankenstein

4AD

Ninth outing from the Dads of sad.