At no point throughout Maisha Suite are you able to define the number of musicians playing, there could be five or fifteen of them, and you simply don’t care, because it sounds exactly the way it should.
A sunny summer jangle-pop playlist drenched in ‘60s and ‘70s nostalgia.
Hval has actively encouraged others to share in this process and, as a result, this has led to her most incisive, stirring, and, dare I say it, catchy record yet.
Modern electronic approaches are applied to folk themes with a curiously effective lightness of touch. Particular textures and obscured meaning creating a sense of suspended time.
It is maximalist devastation. Industrial revenge. Club music for doomsday cults.
A collection of all six sessions Echo and the Bunnymen recorded for Peel at the BBC during their initial golden run. A fascinating pile of sketchbooks and rough drafts for the greatest band to ever come out of Liverpool.
This is a wonderful release. I like it more than ‘10,000 Days’. It’s not as immediately engaging, but I feel like in time I’ll still be finding things in it to make me sit up and take notice. And honestly, what a gift that is.
It isn’t an easy listen, but time and effort spent on Baroness’ sprawling double album Gold & Grey will reap rewards.
Mesmerising and hypnotic, as good electronic music should be.
Although the band are mainly remembered for their Super Yob style and beery, working-man anthems there is a lot more to their music in a catalogue ripe for rediscovery.
Subhumans have never really been away and the album flies by in such a way that it feels like no time at all has passed.
Mizmor really has created a perfect hybrid here, though, and Cairn should be applauded across the underground metal community. I have no doubt it will be. It’s astonishing. Truly astonishing. Required listening by all.
The trio brings the essence of Fusion, Progressive, Flamenco, Bossa-Nova, and Folk music to life.
Another baffling and at the same time exhilarating release by Vibracathedral Orchestra, with a worthy cause to boot behind it.
four tracks of clammy emotional drama set to a wounded panoramic roar
Infinity Forms are quite simply one of the most exciting bands to emerge from this country for a while, and included in that is all their ramshackle charm
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