Articles by Nik Prowse
A paean to 80s pop that falls slightly short of the mark.
An act of supreme catharsis for its creator, Long Read Memories is years of childhood pain and confusion depicted in musical form.
Mesmerising and hypnotic, as good electronic music should be.
Your soundtrack for a journey into the void, Towards the Blackest Skies shows a band evolving and developing their sound.
Drone rock royalty getting together for a freeform jam session. Mesmerising.
A standout death/doom release that has risen from the swamp to haunt your day.
Intelligent trip hop with a thoughtful, melancholic edge. Delve into the secret.
Unsettling, freeform ambient just made for the hours of darkness.
Selective listening will reveal some genuinely outstanding highlights on Lost Highway.
Revenant takes the listener on an immersive journey, a blissed-out magic carpet ride through one’s own head space.
A finely crafted set of death metal bruisers without a dud track amongst them.
A dark, haunting soundtrack to your day – or night – for its full 34 minutes. Leaves its mark long after it has finished.
Fifteen is a beautifully created album, full of grace and poise, and which – given enough time – will get its hooks into you. Well worth your attention.
Progressive heavy music with incredible depth. Well worth your attention.
Unsettling, uncompromising and full of dark groove, M B I I I could be the atmospheric soundtrack to your disturbed dreams.
V2 – Vergelding is a soundtrack to the fall of civilisation. Listen with tongue firmly in cheek.
Envelops the listener like a warm bath. Trancey electronica that lets the mind drift,
Well-crafted doom pop with one foot in the 80s.
Beautiful. Dead Can Dance truly open the mind, with beauty and intoxicating melody in equal measure.
A complex melting pot of styles, at times brutal and beautiful.
So it wasn’t broke, didn’t need fixing, but a steely resolve has produced an album that does what UA have always done, only that bit better.