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Exclusive Album Stream: Subsound Split Series #7 : Thisquietarmy / Thank U for Smoking

Canadian solo drone guitarist THISQUIETARMY crossed paths with the Sardinian postrockers THANK U FOR SMOKING on their respective European tours, sharing the stage together in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy in the spring 2016. In the spirit of creat …

Exclusive Album Stream: The Kraken Quartet – Separate | Migrate

The Kraken Quartet are an Austin based group of four drummer / percussionists who make beautifully intricate and melodic music reminiscent of Do Make Say Think or Tortoise. Having been around since 2012 they have forged a reputation on the back of thei …

Under The Influence with Kerry & Stewart from Bad Owl Presents

We have long admired the work of Bad Owl Presents in Leeds; for the last few years they have been tirelessly championing the math & post rock scene putting on bands from all over the country in a series of outstanding lineups, including their annual 2 day celebration of the scene Strangeforms Festival. Here Kerry & Stewart give us an insight in to the records that inspired them to do such great work.

Video Premiere: Emil Amos – Lonesome Traveler

Many of you will already know Emil Amos as the driving force behind Grails, Holy Sons, Lilacs & Champagne and more. On June 2nd, via Pelagic Records, he releases a new album called Filmmusik. Fresh from that album we have this brand …

Exclusive Track Stream: Lodo – La Muela De La Cruz

Lodo | Facebook | Bandcamp Lodo (‘mud’ in Spanish) take their name and inspiration from the way of playing post-metal for bands such as Neurosis, Pelican, Cult Of Luna and Moho. As the music of these bands is a sludge-doom at times, or always, com …

Exclusive Album Stream: Ghost Against Ghost – Still Love

Ghost Against Ghost is writer and producer Christopher Bono who utilizes his classical background to sculpt this expansive and engaging series of compositions, contrasting heavy walls of sound with ambient passages, contemporary classical and expe …

Video Premiere: BardSpec – Fire Tongue

Photo by Christian Misje. BardSpec is the Ambient project / band from Enslaved composer/ guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, and since inception in 2015 has since evolved into a fully fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the l …

Exclusive Album Stream: Taffy – Nyctophilia

Japan’s finest purveyors of shoegaze tinged indie pop, Taffy, are back with their fourth album, the intriguingly titled Nyctophilia (A preference for the night or darkness).  Nyctophilia showcases everything you could want from a Taffy record …

Records Of The Year – 2016

Explore our top 40 records of 2016 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2015

Explore our top 40 records of 2015 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2014

Explore our top 40 records of 2014 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2013

Explore our top 40 records of 2013 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2012

Explore our top 40 records of 2012 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2011

Explore our top 40 records of 2011 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2010

Explore our top 40 records of 2010 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2009

Explore our top 40 records of 2009 as voted for by our writers.

Records Of The Year – 2008

Explore our top 40 records of 2008 as voted for by our writers.

Exclusive Album Stream: Hexenschuss – Gobbledegook

Keyboard-and-drums duo Hexenschuss produce fast-paced, sharp and nasty instrumental tracks, which merge classic EBM sensibilities with contemporary sounds. The music is beat-driven and dirty, and shies away neither from experimental music and pop. …

Exclusive Track Stream: POSTVORTA – Patau

Post metal behemoths POSTVORTA are back with their third album, Carmentis, on Third I Rex on May.14th. The record picks up where the band left off on 2015’s Ægeria; heavy as hell guitars and pounding percussion meld over spacious, grandi …

Exclusive Track Stream: Stefan Wesolowski – Frame II

Photo by Rafal Kolsut Following his recent score to the BAFTA-nominated and Oscar-shortlisted Marlon Brando docu-film ‘Listen To Me Marlon’, Polish composer and violinist Stefan Wesolowski will release his rapturous new album Rite of the End, on April …

Exclusive Track Stream: Omega Vague – Drown

Omega Vague is an American ethereal rock project created by Craig Douglas in Hartford, CT. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Douglas is the only official member of the group and remains solely responsible for its direction. …

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