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Kikagaku Moyo ‘Mammatus Clouds’ LP/DD 2014

19th August 2014 at 9:49 am

Kikagaku Moyo

For me, Japanese psychedelia is one of those genres where my taste is, admittedly, a little undiscerning- if it’s competent I’ll love it, if it’s in the top 10% of the genre, I’ll abuse the shit out of it. Time will tell whether Kikagaku…
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Wolves In The Throne Room ‘Celestite’ CD/LP/DD 2014

4th August 2014 at 9:08 am

Wolves In The Throne Room

The Weaver brothers have neither been a pair to lose sleep over what others think of them; once upon a time this worked much in their favour. Their attitude towards self sufficient living, farming their own land and reimagining the sound of black metal,…
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Nevermind Me ‘Winter’ CD/DD 2014

3rd August 2014 at 11:09 am

Nevermind

Nevermind Me play shoegaze. Nevermind Me play dreampop. Nevermind Me play… black metal. Generic cross-pollination is commonplace nowadays, and it takes style and originality to stand out. Nevermind Me have plenty of both. Not that they completely defy categorisation, or that they can sit…
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Ommadon ‘V’ LP/DD 2014

30th July 2014 at 9:46 am

Ommadon

Monolithic ur-doom-drone druidic duo Ommadon have been engaged on a monomaniacal quest to melt solid stone, liquefy internal organs and vibrate this entire world out of phase and into an adjacent dimension utilising only drums, amps and a singular guitar over the course of…
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Gog – S/T – LP 2014

29th July 2014 at 8:45 am

Gog - S/T

Spaced-out, ominous and blacker-than-black, one-man event horizon expolaration unit Gog has been cracking open our soft fragile eggshell minds for the past twelve years now and mainman Michael Bjella seems hellbent on inflicting night terrors upon our collective dreamscape for at least another twelve…if…
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Death Blues ‘Non-Fiction’ LP/DD 2014

10th July 2014 at 1:40 pm

Death Blues

There are records you listen to for entertainment. There are records you listen to for support. There are records you listen to for the experience, and then there are records that you experience.  Non Fiction by Death Blues, which is a musical project from…
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Mat McNerney & Kimmo Helén ‘The World Is Burning’ LP/CD 2014

8th July 2014 at 8:18 am

Mat McNerney & Kimmo Helén

The World is Burning is a 2013 short film set in Newfoundland, written and to be directed by Justin Oakey. The story focuses on a young man living in Toronto. After learning his grandfather was fatally attacked by coyotes, he returns to rural Newfoundland…
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USA Out Of Vietnam ‘Crashing Diseases And Incurable Airplanes’ CD/LP/DD 2014

8th July 2014 at 8:09 am

USA Out Of Vietnam

Aurora Borealis have a good track record when it comes to pushing originality and are clearly not afraid to put out some truly challenging and left of centre releases. From the ultra-raw black metal oddities of Wolfmangler and Dead Ravens Choir to the more…
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The Thing With Five Eyes ‘Glory’ 12″/Digital EP 2014

7th July 2014 at 8:32 am

The Thing With Five Eyes

Calling your project The Thing With Five Eyes conjures images of drive-in ‘creature features’ and, consequently, MST3K. What it doesn’t imply is noir ambiance, jazz, trip-hop and glitch, which is what it delivers. The first new project of Jason Köhnen following the demise of…
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Sunwølf ‘Beholden To Nothing And No One’ CD/DD 2014

11th June 2014 at 1:00 pm

Sunwølf

The music of Leeds group Sunwølf is dark and mysterious, but way different than you’d expect. On their new record ‘Beholden To Nothing And No One‘ they bring dark ambient, with a touch of doom. Two discs filled with haunting beauty. A chilling sound…
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