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Master Musicians Of Bukakke ‘Totem 3’ CD/LP 2011

31st May 2011 at 9:32 am

Master Musicians Of Bukakke

The Master Musicians have always enthusiastically injected theatre into their music. With identities obscured by Tuareg clothes and Kali mask suggests ‘Totem 3’, this final part to their trilogy, is no exception. Obscuring as a tool to reveal something else through absence is an…
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Mage – Demo CD 2011

30th May 2011 at 8:38 am

Mage - Demo CD 2011

Anyone remember Outburst? Hailing from Leicester they spent many years grafting away and building up a grass roots following with some very credible stoner doom stylings but over time they seemed to run out of steam. Not wanting to rest on their laurels guitarist…
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Triggerman ‘Brand New Day’ CD 2011

29th May 2011 at 9:02 am

Triggerman-BrandNewDay

Have you ever seen the film Deliverance? The tale of backwoods torment and rape of a group of tourists by a bunch of redneck hick inbreds in the deep south of the USA? You all know the “Duelling Banjos” theme music right? How come…
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Sun Splitter / Bridesmaid – Spilt 7″ 2011

28th May 2011 at 9:03 am

Sun Splitter/Bridesmaid - Spilt 7" 2011

A tasty wee split seven inch here from pals of Locrian, Sun Splitter and Bastard Sloth homeboys Bridesmaid. Both bands operate roughly within the same heavy territory, musically, they just approach it from different angles. First up, Sun Splitter, offer up a take on…
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Keef ‘Stoned To Doom’ CD 2011

27th May 2011 at 8:59 am

Keef

Canadian’s often get a rough ride from their southern cousins – the South Park boys famously poked fun at this phenomena with their pant wittingly funny movie where Terrance and Philips’s fart jokes land the country in a world of hurt in which the…
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Terminal Sound System ‘Heavy Weather’ CD/LP 2011

26th May 2011 at 8:58 am

Terminal Sound System

If I had to use only two words to describe Terminal Sound System, those words would be ‘vast’ and ‘filmic’…although I’m not enirely convinced that ‘filmic’ is an actual word. ‘Heavy Weather’ is the ninth album from what is essentially the one-man project of…
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Diet Pills – S/T – LP 2011

20th May 2011 at 8:46 am

Diet Pills - S/T - LP 2011

On a day in May there came a dark cloud of despair, a hot smouldering piece of vinyl, born from a unique compositional perspective, torn from the deeply entrenched body bag ditches of Leicestershire, sworn from an oath that was bathed in blood, came…
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Ironweed ‘Your World Of Tomorrow’ CD 2011

16th May 2011 at 8:52 am

Ironweed

I have to admit I never got round to checking out Ironweed’s debut offering “Indian Ladder” which landed in 2008, so I approached my initial listen to this album with no idea what to expect other than some preconceived notion that it may involve…
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Undersmile Interview

15th May 2011 at 8:57 am

Undersmile

Sometimes life can have some serendipitous moments that are truly unexpected yet ultimately rewarding. When I was randomly contacted out of the blue on Facebook by Hel from Undersmile little did I suspect that it would lead me to a truly great band. I…
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Undersmile ‘A Sea Of Dead Snakes’ CDEP 2010

14th May 2011 at 9:03 am

Undersmile

Occasionally, once in a blue moon when the planets align and the stars shine at their brightest you get to hear something that utterly grips you and captivates you. This debut EP from Oxford’s Undersmile on first listen grabbed the back of my boxers…
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