Jungfrau – Nacht

Jungfrau – Nacht

An average album with a few stand out points making this one that you will file under ones to watch. You need to be in the right mood and if you are, you will have a tremendous time, just don’t come looking for happiness. – By Martyn Coppack

Snow Ghosts – A Wrecking

Snow Ghosts – A Wrecking

It’s this haunting emptiness that makes Snow Ghosts an appealing proposition. One only hopes that this isn’t lost as the trio hone and develop their sound. On A Wrecking, Snow Ghosts have the balance between the experimental and the conventional just about right. By Gaz Cloud

Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat

Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat

An endless barrage of riffs, filled with some incredible drumming. The grindcore pioneers have managed to do it again, seemingly effortlessly at that. – By Berns von Bernington

Hey Colossus – In Black And Gold

Hey Colossus – In Black And Gold

Not many bands make their best album over a decade into their existence, but Hey Colossus have done just that. – By Richard Collins

In Memoriam: Edgar Froese

In Memoriam: Edgar Froese

It is not often that we are moved to post an obituary here on Echoes And Dust but then it is not often that an artist passes away that has had such a palpable influence on so much of the music we love. Here, Gaz Cloud gives a personal reflection on the loss of one of the Twentieth Century’s most important musicians.

Interview: Beverley Whitrick of the Music Venue Trust

Interview: Beverley Whitrick of the Music Venue Trust

As part of our ongoing coverage of Independent Venue Week we spoke to Beverly Whitrick of the newly formed Music Venue Trust to find out what the state of the industry is and why we need an organisation like theirs. By Dan Salter

In the Company of Serpents – Merging in Light

In the Company of Serpents – Merging in Light

In the Company of Serpents are one of the most exciting bands around in the doom genre. ‘Merging in Light’ is a thing of simple beauty and updates all those classic Black Sabbath songs for a new generation. That’s how good it is. – By Martyn Coppack

IAmFire – Eyes Wide Open

IAmFire – Eyes Wide Open

This two-song 10-inch is soaked in whatever the sticky stuff is that makes things extremely psychedelic. Would it be lazy to dispense with labels and just call it “good”? We look forward to the album. – By Matt Butler

Mos Generator / Isaak – Split

Mos Generator / Isaak – Split

This split record featuring Isaak and Mos Generator just leaves you so utterly confounded that all you can utter is brilliant, just brilliant. – By Martyn Coppack

Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier – Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier

Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier – Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier

If you’re a fan of Deerhoof or Lightning Bolt/Black Pus, then you need to check this out. One thing’s for sure, this is one of his most challenging releases to date. – By Geoff Topley

Interview: Sybil Bell from Independent Venue Week

Interview: Sybil Bell from Independent Venue Week

The second Independent Venue Week kicks off tomorrow (24th Jan) and is back far bigger and better than last year. It’s an initiative that we are fully behind here at E&D so we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with Sybil Bell and find out more. By Dan Salter

SWOLE – Luxury Product

SWOLE – Luxury Product

Another enjoyable and promising offering from the continuous lineage of great bands from Scotland. – By Geoff Topley

Empty Yard Experiment – Kallisti

Empty Yard Experiment – Kallisti

Diversity, some real technical ability and creativity with the ability to build a track to a crescendo, this band evidently know each other well, but I think this will only grow and develop in the future. – By Jody Dunstan

Evil Blizzard / Mamuthones – Collisions Vol.4

Evil Blizzard / Mamuthones – Collisions Vol.4

Let’s hope there are more collisions of this kind in the future as they expose parts of bands you don’t normally hear and that can only be good news for both fans and the artists involved. By taking them out of their comfort zones, new ways of presenting their music come to the fore. New avenues of exploration open up and after all, that is what psych is all about. By Martyn Coppack

CRAWL – I: Serpents

CRAWL – I: Serpents

This is a decent mix of death, thrash and crusty 80s hardcore that does little to take any of the genres forward, but is enjoyable, especially given the dirty production to render it more exciting than run-of-the-mill death metal or thrash. – By Matt Butler

Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld

Desolate Shrine – The Heart of the Netherworld

Every track makes its mark, and there are some stellar highs to be found throughout, so don’t be surprised if you’re going in for another listen as soon as it’s over. If you like death metal with plenty of replay value, this is the album for you. – By Gareth O’Malley

Echoes Of The Future – January 2015


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