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Abronia – Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands album review

Portland’s Abronia break the fourth wall on Fourth World music, delivering two sides of authentic, sax-seared sub-saharan Psych Rock! Trying to take the pulse of Portland’s music scene is difficult; … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

This Is Dream Punk: Seasurfer – Under The Milkyway… Who Cares? review

Hamburg ‘dream punk’ trio Seasurfer return with their thrashiest yet most beautiful and soothing statement to date. The soundtrack for the revolutionary dreams. The originators of both shoegaze and dream … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Songs From A Room: The XX – I See You album review (Young Turks) ((w/ DJ Guide))

Gauzy London dream pop return with their most personal, confrontational, organic, confident record to date – somewhat ironically, considering their busy schedules and prolific use of samples. The meteoric rise … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aphex Twin – Houston, TX 12.17.16 review

It’s all hands on the faders and knobs, as Richard D. James, aka the Aphex Twin, turns in a lovely, unusual, anonymous 12″, in honour of his first show on … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shoegaze Sunday: Landing – Complekt (These Are Not Records, 2016)

THIS IS DREAM PSYCH New Haven, CT’s Landing return with a beguiling mixture of shoegaze, psych rock, dream pop, slowcore, and kosmische for their 10th LP. It’s one of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sounds From Outside: Tape Loop Orchestra – The Invisibles (Other Ideas)

“We fear the abyss called death because of a lack of imagination. Give up your death! Other dimensions exist beyond this material world, and the people there are shining a … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Like A Lazy River: Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun (Warp)

On his newest LP for Warp Records, Mark Pritchard gently drifts through every electronic music genre of the last 2 decades like a lazy river. At his height, prolific Australian … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Welcome Back, Lush! Lush – Blind Spot EP (Edamame)

Shoegaze/Dream Pop legends Lush return with their first new material in 20 years, managing to sound relevant and fresh and timeless, simultaneously. Shoegaze might possibly be the most mistreated musical … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pastoral Electronics + Proto Ambiance: Bogquake – The Bogquake Tapes (Harmonic Union Music)

drifting organs + dusted riddims from the haunted hinterlands between trvth + fiction. In 1973, after drifting about the western marshland of Hookland County in one of the wilder parts … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

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