Articles by Chad Murray
This will go down as one of my favourite gigs ever and it’s my top contender for performance of the year so far.
It’s great to see that at a time where millions of people around the world are protesting against sexism, misogyny and inequality within our society, that the underground music scene is once again here to offer us artists who can provide a voice to the voiceless.
Brother Saturn has crafted a solid story of personal exploration, trauma and discovery. The two albums fit together as one beautiful cohesive whole but can and also should be enjoyed as separate works that individually offer a wealth of ideas to the listener.
A burial of strong emotions with a deer-in-the-headlights stare transfixed at the harrows to come.
A force to be reckoned with.
Sculptures is a strong collection of experimental ambient tracks that does a good job of building intrigue both for Specimens and for First Terrace Records.
The whole album is one mass of time shedding sound in all directions.
A whirlwind through chaos leaving all who hear it with ringing ears and melted faces like the fucking of ark of the covenant or something equally capable of mutilating the average countenance.
“Fuck the old stuff. We write together. We put no boundaries on our creativity. We refuse to compromise” – Dale Barclay.
Chad Murray caught up with Eggs in Aspic label owner Andrew Fenwick. “It’s brilliantly fucked up and I can’t wait to release it. There simply isn’t another band around who sound anything like them.”
Colossal Squid is how one percussionist made an album of mostly drumming into something beautiful and fucked up, just like its namesake.
Greaves and cohort took the gold, their detractors very much got bronze. This album is as much about those people as it is a bold statement of how great the band is now all that shit is over.
“The more collaboration the better: sharing and learning from the processes and techniques of other artists using different mediums is critical.”
Monument Builders rides the synth wave to deliver a unique and cohesive post-ambient album that should feature in many album of the year lists.
Sex Swing don’t fuck around, this is an assured debut from a group of well-seasoned musical veterans who clearly have a stranglehold on this vital branch of music.
A powerful ambient collection plunging into the heart of darkness and returning some of the bleakest sounds I’ve ever heard which in 2016 is especially impressive but also apt.
This EP is the hidden gem of the year.
Christmas comes early for Hey Colossus fans in this thunderous collection of rare tracks.
If you like wild sprawling guitar tracks, bone cracking drums and earthquake-inducing basslines then this is the band for you.
It’s a pissed off, explosive album with a rare uniformity and a well-maintained standard of absolute excellence.
Spiralling Continuum along with its accompanying film does a good job of depicting an otherworldly beauty that is best described as “sublime”