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Sumac ‘What One Becomes’ CD/LP/DD 2016

4th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

Sumac

Promotional snippets for Sumac’s latest full-length What One Becomes summarise the records’ tone and content more succinctly than should be possible. Describing the trio’s sophomore effort as ‘exercises in chaos and control’ tells you everything you need to know about the moments of spacious…
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The Body ‘No One Deserves Happiness’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd February 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Body

With an ever growing list of side projects and collaborations, it was beginning to look like The Body were never going to get back on track towards their own albums. However, two years after the release of I Shall Die Here, their fifth full…
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Wrekmeister Harmonies: Will Beatie Interviews JR Robinson

9th January 2016 at 1:40 pm

JR Robinson - Photo by Katie Hovland

Often bleak, always beautiful, and perversely elevating, Night Of Your Ascension is the latest release by Wrekmeister Harmonies. If you’re looking for upbeat fun, you’ve come to the wrong place. Marrying serialism, drone, doom and ambience, Night Of Your Ascension is an exploration of…
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Wrekmeister Harmonies ‘Night Of Your Ascension’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th December 2015 at 6:35 pm

Wrekmeister Harmonies

Critics and reviews have an irritating tendency to describe artwork as ‘transcendental.’ If a book encourages the reader to think about the big questions, then it is ‘transcendent.’ If an album combines more than one genre, even if those genres are pretty similar, then…
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WREKMEISTER HARMONIES: New Album ‘Night Of Your Ascension’ Released 13th Nov; Video Trailer Now Available

18th September 2015 at 7:45 pm

Wrekmeister Harmonies – Photo by Katie Hovland

Nearly a year in the making and including a cast of 30 musicians, J.R. Robinson delivers his towering third album as WREKMEISTER HARMONIES entitled Night Of Your Ascension. As with previous records, the ensemble is made up of an all-star cast of talented musicians…
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Golden Void ‘Berkana’ CD/LP/DD 2015

12th September 2015 at 10:50 am

Golden Void

Way way back in the deepest darkest depths of 2012, Oakland, California’s Golden Void released their Self-Titled debut album. It was an album of sophisticated beauty, timeless grace, intricate rhythms, musical finesse and possessed a cutting edge that was both fresh to the scene…
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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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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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Portland’s Psych Rock Explorers ETERNAL TAPESTRY Back With New Album: ‘Wild Strawberries’ Out 23rd February

4th February 2015 at 8:16 pm

Eternal Tapestry band image

Portland, Oregon’s ETERNAL TAPESTRY have always had a feeling of interplay between their impressionistic music and the dense forests that surround their hometown, but on their newest album, Wild Strawberries, they take that naturalistic inspiration to new heights. Wild Strawberries was recorded in a…
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THE BODY & THOU Cover Of Nine Inch Nails ‘Terrible Lie’ Now Streaming

8th January 2015 at 7:02 pm

The Body & Thou - Artwork by Megan Acosta

THOU, who are no strangers to covering songs (in the past they done Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Minor Threat) and this time along with THE BODY, they have reworked Nine Inch Nails‘ classic Terrible Lie into a ferocious and intense beast…
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