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Reflections on Roadburn 2018 – Part 1: Help Ain’t Coming

Benjamin Bland gives his thoughts on this year’s Roadburn Festival edition, in the first part of our Roadburn coverage.

How To Have The Best Roadburn Possible (In Seven Easy Steps)

Benjamin Bland gives the Roadburn festivalgoer seven tips which hopefully enables you to have the best Roadburn possible.

Live: Hey Colossus, Lower Slaughter & Kogumaza – Electrowerkz, London. October 9th, 2015.

Are Hey Colossus the best live guitar band in Britain right now? You’d be brave to argue otherwise… – by Benjamin Bland

Disappears – Irreal

“… as gloomy as the album’s predominantly black cover suggests” ~ by Benjamin Bland

Interview: Boris

Ahead of the release of Boris’s new album Noise, Benjamin Bland meets one of the most enigmatic groups in the rock underground…

Live: Denovali Swingfest – Village Underground & Cafe OTO, London. 19 & 20 April 2014

“Disorientating more than disarming, Köner’s status as one of the world’s top current sound artists made him the perfect choice to close such an esoteric festival, one that I hope much returns to London in 2015.” – Benjamin Bland

Music vs Noise 09: How I Make My Music (Nick Gill)

Nick Gill (of The Monroe Transfer, Fireworks Night and more) enlightens us on his music-making processes…

Minibus Pimps – Cloud to Ground

“…a seamless collation of Deathprod’s icy dark ambience with retro electronic aural sculpting” – by Benjamin Bland

Music vs Noise 08 – Enter the Mirror: The Ontological Noise of Les Rallizes Denudes

“In the lowest of low fidelity, Les Rallizes Denudes ask: fidelity to what?” – Owen Coggins on the mysterious musical forms of the cult Japanese legends…

(((O))) Festival Preview: Denovali Swingfest London 2014

Benjamin Bland looks forward to Easter’s premier live music weekend for fans of experimental music, London based Denovali Swingfest 2014…

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

“St. Vincent is almost distressingly effortless in its brilliance, distilling Clark’s talents more potently than ever before…” – by Benjamin Bland

Max Richter – Memoryhouse

“The fact is that, whilst Memoryhouse is just as easily accessible as its more illustrious successor, it is nowhere near as powerful…” – by Benjamin Bland

Destroyer – Five Spanish Songs

“It’s hard not to see Five Spanish Songs as a slightly contradictory step…” – by Benjamin Bland

Mannheim – Super-Empowered

“What a beast of a band” – by Benjamin Bland

Live: OM – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. November 28, 2013.

A communal exhibition of devotion – by Benjamin Bland

BLK w/ BEAR – The Final Mapping of New Constellations

“As a challenge to the artist involved this has produced stupendous results” – by Benjamin Bland

Echoes of the Future 87: Envoys

“We’re planning a reet Yorkshire do” – Benjamin Bland talks to yet another brilliant new band from Leeds…

Echoes of the Future 86: Mannheim

“To be honest, I think the end product is pretty unique” – Benjamin Bland talks to his new favourite band, Dutch jazz-inflected noiseniks Mannheim.

Interview: Jarboe

“I ‘read’ people and sense their sincerity and motivation and ability to follow through in addition to skill level” – Benjamin Bland sent some questions to former Swans vocalist and living experimental music legend Jarboe…

Echoes of the Future 85: Repo Man

“The point is you can never ‘make it’ as that would spell complacency…” – Benjamin Bland talks to Bristol quartet Repo Man

Satelliti – Transister

“Somewhere at the meeting point between jazz and rock music is a place where you can do pretty much anything you like without anybody raising an eyebrow or their voice in stern consternation. On Transister that’s roughly the place where Italian duo Satelliti have ended up…” – by Benjamin Bland

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