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Horse Latitudes / Atomic Cries – Split 12″/DD 2014

28th May 2014 at 9:53 am

Horse Latitudes / Atomic Cries - Split

The record begins with a slow lurching out of the shadows, with plucked bass strings and sustained synth, that kicks into gear after about two minutes and thirty seconds. Horse Latitudes‘ ‘Drowned Current’, a 12 minute grind through the lower chambers of drone, is…
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Moloch / Ensorcelor – Split 12″ 2013

8th August 2013 at 10:38 am

Moloch / Ensorcelor - Split

Splits come in all shapes and sizes these days. They remain the rarest and most collectible productive efforts of two, or more, kindred musical spirits as they look to showcase both differing outlooks and humble appreciation of each others’ comparable sounds. This particular seesaw…
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Lazarus Blackstar / Headless Kross – Split 12″ 2013

7th May 2013 at 10:25 am

Lazarus Blackstar / Headless Kross - Split

This latest Head of Crom release featuring Lazarus Blackstar and Headless Kross is a clash of style that provides light and shade to showcase the depth and dexterity of the underground music in the UK at the moment. Bradford’s Lazarus Blackstar emerged some nine…
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Coma Wall / Undersmile ‘Wood & Wire’ Split 12″/DD 2013

27th February 2013 at 9:11 am

Undersmile / Coma Wall

Following on from last year’s debut full length ‘Narwhal’ comes ‘Wood & Wire’ which sees Undersmile cover increasingly ambitious ground in releasing a full length split with their acoustic alter ego Coma Wall; the band continue to define themselves as an outfit with numerous…
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Boris / Joe Volk – Split 12″ 2012

14th January 2013 at 9:26 am

Boris / Joe Volk - Split 12" 2012

Trying to even remotely predict what Japanese psych/drone/doom/pop mentalists Boris will do next is a task akin to fire-toasting marshmallows on the surface of Neptune. Even that said however, their latest collaboration with Bristol-based singer-songwriter Joe Volk still remains an unlikely one. After befriending…
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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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Slabdragger / Meadows – Split 12” 2012

6th July 2012 at 9:06 am

Slabdragger / Meadows - Split 12” 2012

Tired, unshaven, hungover and with my ears a-bleeding, I surveyed the ground at my feet at Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, April 2012. A host of flyers met my gaze: some soggy, some torn, some fresh and crisp, others dishevelled and scrunched by uninterested festival-trawlers. But…
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Aguirre / Bad Luck Rides On Wheels ‘Tubes Gave Us Wings’ Split 12″ 2010

22nd March 2012 at 8:58 am

Aguirre / Bad Luck Rides On Wheels

So soon after we covered their debut album, German bruisers Bad Luck Rides On Wheels have turned up again, like the bad pennies that they are, only this time with French no-goodniks Aguirre in tow, intent on delivering a ferocious one-two punch beatdown to…
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Locrian / Horseback ‘New Dominions’ 12″ 2011

6th June 2011 at 9:38 am

Locrian/Horseback

I’m always personally excited to hear anything new from Locrian OR Horseback, so you can imagine how much I was looking forward to THIS. The avant-drone equivalent of a particularly stellar issue of ‘Marvel Team-Up’ from heavy hitters Locrian and one-man stealth unit Horseback…
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Conan vs Slomatics – Split CD/12″ 2011

12th April 2011 at 9:01 am

Conan vs Slomatics - Split CD/12" 2011

Two giants lock horns on this new split release by Head of Crom Records. Conan and Slomatics are a formidable force in their own right let alone allowing for the conurbation of bands on one split. The reputation of both bands many will already…
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