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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

EUS/Mytrip – Split (BLWBCK)

Never have i been more excited to open a random e-mail from a label, as with this split release between EUS, from Costa Rica, and MyTrip, somewhere between Bulgaria and … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daniel Baker – Man To Man Bacon Swapping

There’s a new batch of releases out on Hand Loom Lament, our favourite purveyors of Budget Dole Noise. First to fall under our knife is from Daniel Baker, which is … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

When i last left Sharon Van Etten, she was playing the role of single female troubadour with an acoustic guitar, on her second album, epic. She’s come a long way … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

VHS Head – Persistence Of Vision (Skam Records)

what’s he doing in there? The entire ’70s/’80s slipstream falls under VHS Head‘s knife, on his newest, and best, for Skam Records. Having every option is almost the same of … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

I Just Want To Have Something To Do: Worth Taking – Punker Than Thou

I came across a post on Twitter the other day that stated, “Everybody loves punk rock. If you don’t you’re in denial. Or dead. Or a cop.” It’s true – … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr. Scruff – Friendly Bacteria (Ninja Tune)

Albums made by DJs are always an interesting proposition. The lines between samples and productions are often unclear, leaving us to wonder what in the hell is going on. On … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plaid – Reachy Prints (Warp Records)

endless beaches. flying on the back of an eagle. subterranean caverns. blurry TVs. When it seems like every era, artist and genre is getting a reassessment and a second life, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Heightened Sensitivity Towards Beauty – An Interview with Derek Piotr, with an exclusive mix.

A polish-born musician, who lives in New England, and makes lush, tropical soundscapes and inadvertently sings in Indonesian? Such are the confusing, and wondrous, times we live in. Derek Piotr … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hiss Tracts – Shortwave Nights

static. drift. drone. road movies. isolated nights. from members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire To Flames and Growing. It’s been a big last 18 months for Constellation Records, … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines

Tori emerges from behind the glitter curtain with her most personal record in a decade. To call Unrepentant Geraldines a return to form is to miss the point of what … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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