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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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Wino & Conny Ochs ‘Freedom Conspiracy’ CD/LP 2015

8th May 2015 at 6:38 pm

Wino & Conny Ochs

This record is arguably one of the most anticipated releases within the doom scene this year. Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich’s extensive musical resumé (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed, etc.) automatically launches it into the spotlight, however, Wino’s previous release with German folk artist Conny…
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John Baizley, Mike Scheidt & Nate Hall ‘Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II’ CD/LP/DD 2014

17th April 2014 at 10:10 am

Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol II

My wife is obsessed with the current US hit show ‘Nashville‘. In this show the hot cheerleader from Heroes is all grown up (so at least you don’t get to feel creepy when appreciating her attributes) and is a super bitchy Country singer in…
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Spindrift ‘Spindrift: Ghost Of The West’ CD/LP/DD 2013

23rd September 2013 at 9:21 am

Spindrift

It’s not difficult to lose touch with the past as the rate of change continues to accelerate exponentially. Taking a look back to examine your roots can be a very self-explorative journey. Psychedelic spaghetti-western rock band Spindrift dug deep on their 2012 “Ghost Town…
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Across Tundras ‘Electric Relics’ LP/DD 2013

3rd July 2013 at 9:04 am

Across Tundras

Fresh from the open prairie, old world wanderer Tanner Olson and his world-weary ragged band have ridden back into town to peddle their windswept dusty wares once again. Electric Relics follows 2011’s exemplary Sage, and whilst that particular opus was released by Neurot, Olson…
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The Black Twig Pickers ‘Rough Carpenters’ CD/LP 2013

24th January 2013 at 11:48 am

The Black Twig Pickers

Writing for a predominantly heavy music website is extremely rewarding in terms of the riches it delivers discovering some amazing new bands and having the opportunity to expose them to a waiting world. Conversely, as a writer, it does become increasingly difficult to find…
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Swans ‘The Seer’ CD/LP/DD 2012

21st September 2012 at 9:17 am

Swans

The return of Swans has to rank among the least cynical of comebacks/reunions/rebirths of any band in recent years – few bands command as much respect and fear (in fairly equal measure) as Michael Gira’s merry circus of outcasts and deviants, and The Seer…
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Scott Kelly And The Road Home ‘The Forgiven Ghost In Me’ CD/LP/DD 2012

16th August 2012 at 8:33 am

Scott Kelly And The Road Home ‘The Forgiven Ghost In Me’ CD/LP/DD 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking of Scott Kelly as a solely acoustic artist these days. Apart from Shrinebuilder and a few guest appearances on Mastodon records, Kelly’s own output since Neurosis’ last album, 2007’s Given to the Rising, has been minimalistic to say…
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Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till & Wino ‘Songs Of Townes Van Zandt’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

26th June 2012 at 8:43 am

Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till & Wino

If you were going to ask for an album of Townes Van Zandt covers, you couldn’t ask for a trio of more gravel-voiced, road-weary troubadours to fill in for the late, great outlaw singer than Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till (both of Neurosis) and…
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Mellow Bravo – S/T – CD/DD 2012

31st March 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mellow Bravo - S/T - CD/DD 2012

Goddamn!!! Us music journos don’t like being confused!!! We don’t like it when bands make us think about what we’re writing, we prefer to dismiss bands’ hard fought creations with glib epithets that give us more time to sit in our ivory towers snorting…
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