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Sonny Simmons & Moksha Samnyasin ‘Nomadic’ CD/LP/DD 2014

12th November 2014 at 10:33 am

Sonny Simmons & Moksha Samnyasin

If I’d be wearing a hat, I’d tip mine to Sonny Simmons. Sonny is 82 years old and felt it would be a good idea to get into this whole trippy, doomy, stoner thing with Middle-Eastern vibes. It results in the wonderful journey that…
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DNMF – S/T – LP/DD 2014

8th November 2014 at 11:28 am

DNMF

DNMF is the final result of a collaboration between a group of strange but creative minds: Dutch heavy jazz act Dead Neanderthals and, from the same country, drone/ambient mastermind Machinefabriek. Together, they combined their distinct musical visions and created a universe of their own,…
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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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Mope – S/T – CD/DD 2014

25th March 2014 at 9:18 am

Mope - S/T

The band Mope is from the right country for the romantic concept they strive for with the jazz infused sound they produce. Bass, guitar, drums and saxophone are the instruments of the four piece from Genoa. They draw their inspiration from bands like Earth,…
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Bohren & Der Club Of Gore ‘Piano Nights’ CD/LP/DD 2014

12th March 2014 at 9:55 am

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore

“The dame in the black dress took a last drag against her rouged red lips, finished her drink, took the cigarette from its holder and stubbed it in the ash tray before making her way to the door. She opened it, stepping into the…
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The Dustman Dilemma ‘First Trip To The Roaring Plains’ CD 2013

20th December 2013 at 10:40 am

The Dustman Dilemma

Hailing from Caen in France, quintet The Dustman Dilemma blend mellow organ toned synth, sax honks, and sweet woodwind sounds with twangy guitar, bubbling bass, and octopus-armed drumming. The result is an appealing kind of psych jazz rock which becomes a little more unsettling…
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Kristoffer Lo ‘Anomie’ CD 2013

9th October 2013 at 9:18 am

Kristoffer Lo

An unfamiliar name to most, Kristoffer Lo is a Norwegian artist that has contributed to a growing number of projects over the years; the most prolific act that he is involved with is Sunswitch where his main duties involve wielding the tuba as part…
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Stranger By Starlight ‘Chalk White Nights’ CD 2013

25th September 2013 at 9:35 am

Stranger By Starlight

Stranger By Starlight (SxS) is a project in a duo format, an American one to be more precise. On one side you have Anthony Saggers, recognized for his stellar work in things like Stray Ghost, White Lace or even Tender Prey. On the other…
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Diagonal ‘The Second Mechanism’ CD/LP/DD 2012

29th January 2013 at 9:31 am

Diagonal

Diagonal consist of seven guys from Brighton in their 20’s. Now, many guys of this age would be interested in weekend blow outs and copious girl chasing, Diagonal, on the other hand, look as though they’ve been transported from a time where they would…
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Stinking Lizaveta ‘7th Direction’ CD/LP 2012

4th October 2012 at 8:50 am

Stinking Lizaveta

Cult instrumental power-trio Stinking Lizaveta are back again with 7th Direction, their (surprise, surprise) seventh album, and the band are clearly not short on ideas, sounding more invigorated than ever. Bringing together elements of funk, metal, punk, jazz and blues with the same kind…
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