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Wolvserpent ‘Perigaea Antahkarana’ CD/LP/DD 2013

18th September 2013 at 9:47 am

Wolvserpent

When Boise, Idaho duo Pussygutt reinvented themselves as Wolvserpent with the release of 2010′s incredible debut album Blood Seed, it was more than just a mere change of monicker; it reflected their transition from sparse, abstract dronescapes towards a more structured, malevolent sound that…
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Steve Von Till ‘As The Crow Flies’ Reissue CD/LP/DD 2013

1st May 2013 at 11:09 am

Steve Von Till

Steve Von Till‘s body of work is well documented; since replacing Chad Salter in Oakland hardcore masters Neurosis in 1989 he has helped shape not only the musical output and progression that saw the band change from their crust influenced leanings of ‘Pain of…
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Aidan Baker & Plurals ‘Glass Crocodile Medicine’ (Latitudes Session) LP/CD 2013

8th April 2013 at 9:36 am

Aidan Baker & Plurals

Joining the elite cabal of Alexander Tucker, Daniel O’Sullivan and Josh Graham in having the honour of being invited back into the Latitudes fold, Nadja’s Aidan Baker is joined by London psych-drone ensemble Plurals for his second Latitudes session. Whilst the two halves of…
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WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Split 12″ 2012

10th January 2013 at 9:13 am

WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Split 12" 2012

I was at school and beginning my forays into music collecting when people proclaimed vinyl was dead. Following the rise of digital music it is ironic that something once perceived as an anachronism, is now the only format that retains its physical value and…
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Sunwølf ‘Beyond The Sun’ CD/DD 2012

8th November 2012 at 8:25 am

Sunwølf ‘Beyond The Sun’ CD/DD 2012

Sunwølf are a band that will confound your expectations. Clocking in at around 26 minutes, their debut mini-album “Beyond the Sun” is an intriguing – at times masterful – exercise in instrumental post rock. Try to forget what you think you know about the…
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’ CD/LP/DD 2012

6th November 2012 at 8:24 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

With characteristic little fanfare, Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back with album number four, an album that was announced the day they released it at a gig in Boston on the 1st October 2012, fourteen days before it’s official release date. In a time…
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Mamiffer / Pyramids – Split LP/DD 2012

25th October 2012 at 9:24 am

Mamiffer / Pyramids - Split LP/DD 2012

I certainly won’t be the first or the last to comment with a heavy heart on the imminent demise of Hydra Head Records. However, it must be said that Hydra Head has been a phenomenally consistent, inspiring and influential force in underground music over…
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Locrian ‘The Clearing / The Final Epoch’ CD/DD 2012

9th October 2012 at 8:42 am

Locrian

Locrian have been lurking around in the murk of the underground for coming close to a decade now, I first became aware of the act from their 2010 ‘Territories’ release on At War With False Noise, having picked up the vinyl with no prior…
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Darsombra ‘Climax Community’ CD/LP/DD 2012

20th September 2012 at 8:27 am

Darsombra ‘Climax Community’ CD/LP/DD 2012

With a unique sonic blueprint that is equal parts experimental, psychedelia, krautrock and drone, Darsombra achieve the sheer transcendence and intensity that most drone acts can only dream of with an enviable effortlessness. Though Darsombra as an entity is an audiovisual collaboration with visual…
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The Angelic Process ‘Coma Waering’ Reissue CD/LP/Digital 2012

19th July 2012 at 9:09 am

The Angelic Process

The untimely death of an artist in their prime is an enormous tragedy, and one that recurs all too often. The memory of some remains permanently etched in popular consciousness. But what of the relative unknowns – the non-Hendrix, the un-Morrison, the anti-Cobain? U.S….
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