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Submotion Orchestra – Kites

In the glut of ordinary, routine downtempo albums Submotion Orchestra manages to come up with something that is interesting enough to hold your attention, even if you play their ‘Kites’ album as incidental music.

The Oscillation – U.E.F

Demian Castellanos, aka The Oscillation, London’s psychedelic shape-shifter takes Krautrock to the modern-day dance floor this time around.

Nightports w/Matthew Bourne – Nightports w/Matthew Bourne

Nightports and Matthew Bourne have come up with some intriguing conceptual music that actually works on the initial album in a series prepared by the Leaf Label.

Niklas Paschburg – Oceanic

Niklas Paschburg’s Oceanic is a fine effort, particularly since it is a debut in a musical genre that is getting a bit overcrowded these days.

Benjamin Finger – Scale of Blindness

On his new album, Norwegian electronic composer Benjamin Finger explores the dark realms that sound like a soundtrack to one of those early expressionist silent movies like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Stables – Reverie

On their second album Stables confirm their status as an up and coming modern folk duo that doesn’t shy away from varied tempos and arrangements; using familiar sounds but giving them enough new touches to sound fresh and interesting.

W.P. Owen – First Person Singular

A singer/songwriter in the true sense of the term, mostly W.P. Owen, his voice, and guitar, with shades of Bert Jansch and Donovan..

The Hanging Stars – Songs From Somewhere Else

In essence, these are definitely songs from somewhere else, but only by inspiration, The Hanging Stars have made them their own.

The Orielles – Silver Dollar Moment

The young Halifax trio show some serious promise on their debut album.

Parrot – The Path is Gilded And Its Travel Light

Post-rock with a lot of sounds you might have heard before, but well played and executed.

Salad Boys – This Is Glue

Salad Boys exemplify what the new New Zealand sound is like, and it is all for the good.

Field Music – Open Here

After two years of absence, Field Music are back with yet another great slab of pop psychedelia.

AMERA – Connected

A mixed blend of some more daring, experimental sounds and some too standard electro/pop moves.

Sean Morales – Call It In

On his debut, Sean Morales comes up with a combination of seemingly disparate sounds that do make a cohesive whole.

Little Suns – Zero

Eastern-tinged progressive folk from Canada that deserves due attention.

Feeding Fingers – Do Owe Harm

Feeding Fingers can be slotted into the list of names that follow musical lines from the Eighties and Nineties, but there are musical touches present on Do Owe Harm that give it an individuality that makes it an enjoyable and listenable experience.

The Great Escape – Season Of Love

A worthy single for a worthy cause by the Venice California trio The Great Escape.

Reflexson – It’s Broken

There is a surprise factor on this EP, Reflexson has decided not to take solely a well-trodden path but also bring in some ideas that are not usually associated with the IDM genre.

Benjamin Finger – For Those About to Love

An intriguing experimental electronica album that goes different places but always comes back to the source.

Elstow – Planets Away

Yet another interesting addition to the growing list of new Australian psychedelia. One for those very late nights / early mornings.

Mooner – Tabiat

A stoner-leaning album that even those listeners who don’t fancy stoner rock might give a listen, particularly if psych is their name of the game.

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