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Boris With Merzbow ‘Gensho’ CD/LP/DD 2016

25th April 2016 at 5:39 pm

Boris With Merzbow

Gensho is a collaboration album, or rather it is two separate albums which the auditor is advised “are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time”. 50% of Gensho (one…
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The Body & Thou ‘You, Whom I Have Always Hated’ 12″/CD/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Body & Thou

Portland based sludgers The Body are certainly no strangers to mixing it up with other bands; in fact last year alone they went toe to toe with Haxan Cloak and Sandworm on split EPs before working with Louisiana’s own grimy purveyors of sloth like,…
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The Body / Thou ‘Released From Love’ 12″ 2014

26th June 2014 at 8:45 am

The Body / Thou

This is not a split. It is a collaboration. ‘Released From Love’ is about as mean and noisy as you’d expect from Thou and The Body smashing their creative waves together. On their own, each band represents two corners of the doom/sludge sound: Thou…
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Yawning Sons / WaterWays – Split 7″ 2011

5th July 2011 at 8:55 am

Yawning Sons / WaterWays - Split 7" 2011

Back in 2009 I had the awesome pleasure of reviewing the first Yawning Sons album. For those who don’t know, the ‘Sons are a unique collaboration between the British avant garde stoner instrumentalists Sons Of Alpha Centauri and the legendary US desert rock act…
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Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce – LP 2011

16th June 2011 at 9:14 am

Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce – LP 2011

Cozmic jamz here, from two-man Aussie instru-noiserockers Hotel Wrecking City Traders and desert-rock lynchpin and all-around legend Gary Arce, of the rather excellent Yawningman and Ten East, pressed onto lovely aqua blue vinyl by the Hotel Wreckers own Bro Fidelity label for our delectation….
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Iroha & Fragment ‘Bittersweet’ CD/LP 2010

17th June 2010 at 8:46 am

Iroha & Fragment

An interesting CD, here, with a heavy Justin Broadrick connection. Iroha feature Andy Swan, ex-of Broadrick’s Final project AND current Jesu bassist Diarmuid Dalton. Their sound is, well, more than a little reminiscent of Jesu….to say the least. This recording was made in collaboration…
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Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Treasure Cat ‘Last Day Of Summer’ CD 2009

29th September 2009 at 9:18 am

Sons of Alpha Centauri/Treasure Cat

Hot-rockin’ collaborative instrumental shenanigans of the highest calibre from West Virginians – and ex-Karma To Burn folks – Treasure Cat and UK instrumental astronauts Sons Of Alpha Centauri, operating as a joint (no pun intended) entity named Alpha Cat for this here helping of…
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Yawning Sons ‘Ceremony To The Sunset’ CD 2009

3rd July 2009 at 9:04 am

Some times collaborative efforts can be spectacularly hit and miss – the Judgement Night soundtrack for example pulled together luminaries from the Rap and Metal world to provide a genre challenging soundtrack for a film that was, well just challenged really and when Korn…
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Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker ‘Fantasma Parastasie’ CD 2008

3rd April 2009 at 8:53 am

Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker

Here is a collaborative endeavour from drone specialist Aidan Baker (better known as one half of duo Nadja) and experimental electronic sound artist Tim Hecker. And this builds on both artists creative strengths in an almost sym-biotic way that ebbs and flows between each…
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Jarboe / Justin K Broadrick ‘J2’ CDEP 2008

12th June 2008 at 8:47 am

Jarboe / Justin K Broadrick

I played this for a friend of mine recently and his main reaction was “I would not fancy this on acid”. Indeed, and I can see where he is coming from. This release is strange and atmospheric, also at times rather unsettling. That said…
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