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Author & Punisher ‘Melk En Honing’ CD/LP/DD 2015

19th June 2015 at 6:32 pm

Author & Punisher

With 2010’s Drone Machines album, San Diego’s Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, challenged the landscape of Industrial, Doom and Drone music. Part performance art, part revolutionary approach to making music, the concept of this nightmarish cyborg one man band played out in alien…
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Hex Inverter – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

18th June 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hex Inverter - S/T

Philadelphia five-piece Hex Inverter may be intent on maintaining a low profile but their highly evolved take on meditative psych rock and its sub genres is bound to garner them more than just a modicum of success–boasting current members of Pennsylvania sibling act Empty…
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Steve Von Till ‘A Life Unto Itself’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th June 2015 at 6:55 pm

Steve Von Till

Neurosis lynchpin Steve Von Till’s name always becomes scrambled in my brain with that of gritty gunslinger Lee Van Cleef. Lazy silly brain. I just had to tell you that before we start. The opening track, In Your Wings, sets the sad tone for…
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Shroud Eater ‘Face The Master’ CS/DD 2015

16th June 2015 at 6:50 pm

Shroud Eater

After six years of existence the continual non-veneration of Shroud Eater is a source of some confusion and consternation for me. I mean have you people actually listened to them? Seriously, we’re talking world-class here, and yet they’re still to be picked up by…
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Ape Machine ‘Live At Freak Valley’ LP/DVD/DD 2015

15th June 2015 at 6:48 pm

Ape Machine

I’m a big fan of the Ripple Music family. They have been quietly (or loudly depending on your take on it) assembling a catalogue of artists who all share a love of retro sounding, ass kicking, bootie shaking rock and roll. Of course there…
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My Sleeping Karma ‘Moksha’ CD/LP/DD 2015

14th June 2015 at 2:08 pm

My Sleeping Karma

The psychedelic stoner band from Aschaffenburg is back with another album. My Sleeping Karma has been quiet for 3 years, since the release of Soma, but now they are back with a record that is infused with meditative sounds and an aura of spirituality….
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Groan ‘Highrospliffics’ DD 2015

14th June 2015 at 2:02 pm

Groan

Groan’s new stoned out release Highrospliffics harkens to a kind punkish, anthem-calling, but metal, pre-genre label mess. I say it’s a mess in a good way, though. I saw, or heard, this as a call back to the old, early 80s UK metal. At…
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Roadburn Festival 2015 Audio Streams – Anthroprophh, Bell Witch, Oozing Wound, Uzala & More

11th June 2015 at 7:55 pm

Roadburn 2015 - Artwork by Arik Roper

Walter & Co pride themselves on the attention to detail at Roadburn – from the bands they pick, to the artists that exhibit, the curators that they invite and everything in between. This attention to detail extends to the audio recordings that they make…
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Eindhoven Psych Lab 2015 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

11th June 2015 at 7:52 pm

Eindhoven Psych Lab 2015 - Mdou Moctar - Photo by Paul Verhagen

The second day of Psych Lab is looking good. A great line-up with a lot of variation. We’re in luck when it comes to the weather. The stormy night before has brought much needed relief to the temperatures, which are much more bearable now….
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Carlton Melton ‘Out To Sea’ CD/LP

11th June 2015 at 7:46 pm

Carlton Melton

They call it Dome Rock. Improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic movements built out of drums, guitar, bass, and (in the case of their latest release only occasional) synthesisers. They call themselves Carlton Melton and on the bio page of their website there’s an adroit little…
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