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Mugstar ‘Magnetic Seasons’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 11:01 am

Mugstar

Instrumental rock is a dangerous territory in a digital era of increasingly short attention spans unwilling to give an album more than one or two spins before ejecting it to the recycle bin – Krautrock jams (think 120 Days, Neu!, or Amon Düül) have…
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Zombi ‘Shape Shift’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:52 pm

Zombi

Seminal synth wave outfit Zombi have kept fans waiting for 4 long years for a follow up to 2011’s Escape Velocity, but they’ve now returned to Earth, bringing with them their own unique brand of space rock/extra-terrestrial music to show the competition that they’re…
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Evil Blizzard ‘Everyone Come To Church’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th October 2015 at 7:01 pm

Evil Blizzard

When a band gets lauded by a staple of the mainstream meeja such as the Guardian or BBC Radio 2 and rock press such as Kerrang! it can be a double edged sword. No doubt the exposure is appreciated but it throws up questions…
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White Hills ‘Walks For Motorists’ CD/LP/DD 2015

5th July 2015 at 12:48 pm

White Hills

Let’s talk about love and let’s talk about music. I love White Hills because I suspect they love a lot of the classic music that I love too. I reckon they love Chrome and Kraftwerk and The Stooges and Hawkwind and Can and lots…
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Jungfrau ‘Nacht’ LP/DD 2015

4th May 2015 at 10:31 am

Jungfrau

Given both their band name, Jungfrau, and album title, Nacht, are in German, and they’re self describes as “Psych-Kraut”, you’d be forgiven for expecting the Brighton based four piece to trot out some kind of mind numbing sub-Can motorik shuffling and little else. Certainly…
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Eternal Tapestry ‘Guru Overload’ LP/DD 2014

9th December 2014 at 9:23 am

Eternal Tapestry

Prolific psychedelic act Eternal Tapestry have been weaving their magic since 2007, finding homes with labels such as Thrill Jockey, Not For Fun and God Unknown. Even though they have walked these planes for a good while now, Eternal Tapestry only came to my…
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Dead Sea Apes ‘High Evolutionary’ CD/LP/DD 2014

4th December 2014 at 10:10 am

Dead Sea Apes

Being a true master of darkened atmosphere is an underrated talent, and with so many doom/death riffing automatons flaunting brutality as the ultimate overrated and insufficient substitute, it’s no wonder a band like Manchester UK’s instrumentalist trio Dead Sea Apes – Brett Savage (guitars),…
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Carlton Melton / Mind Mountain – God Unknown Records Singles Club – 7″/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:28 am

God Unknown Records - Singles Club

The concepts of Singles Clubs always seem like such a good idea in principle, but much of the time there’s a drop-off in terms of pulling power and quality that leaves those who got in for the long haul feeling short-changed. We’re not even…
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My Brother The Wind ‘Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One’ CD/LP/DD 2014

6th November 2014 at 9:57 am

My Brother The Wind

While time and space are inherently omnipresent, both are slippery concepts that demand examination and often elude it. They can be used in a figurative sense or in a more literal one and in music they may determine everything from structure and tempo to…
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White Hills ‘Glitter Glamour Atrocity’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

10th October 2014 at 12:27 pm

White Hills

Gotta admit, when the press release about White Hills came out with a bunch of talking about the evils of Bush Jr. it was hard not to roll my eyes a little. Not that he was a good president (he was shit), just that…
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